Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Page 6 of 12

Archive for April 2010

Optoma Gt720 Gaming Projector: Wall-Sized Fun

Optoma Gt720 Gaming Projector: Wall-Sized Fun
Optoma is back with more budget-friendly projectors, and this time it’s focusing on gamers with its Game Time series. The GT720 is the most expensive model in the series, and its meant for PS3 and Xbox 360 owners.

IPhone 4g Found on the Floor of a Bar? Must be a Drunk 3gs

IPhone 4g Found on the Floor of a Bar? Must be a Drunk 3gs
Engadget has scored pics of what is supposed to be a prototype of the next version of the iPhone. The device, which looks a narrow, flat-backed iPhone, was reportedly found “on the floor of a San Jose [California?]
Advertisement

Optimus Prime Balloon Animal Sculpture Soon to be Defeated by Decepticon Named “Pin”

Optimus Prime Balloon Animal Sculpture Soon to be Defeated by Decepticon Named “Pin”
Actually, I’m not sure you can actually refer to a Transformer as a balloon “animal”, so we’ll just call him a balloon robot from here on.  This 7-foot tall, 5-foot wide Optimus Prime was made from over 500 balloons.

These Chocolate Bars Are Shockingly Unpleasant

These Chocolate Bars Are Shockingly Unpleasant
I don’t know what it is with cheap-o novelty makers and their insistence on making mock versions of everyday objects that intentionally jolt you with electricity. I suppose we can blame those old Adams joy buzzer tricks for inspiring such malevolent goods.

Rare Disease Causes Elfin Facial Features, Erases Racial Bias

Rare Disease Causes Elfin Facial Features, Erases Racial Bias
A rare genetic disease called Williams Syndrome causes “mild to moderate mental retardation, elfin facial features and gregarious social behavior;” a recent study published in the journal Current Biology theorizes that children with Williams Syndrome also have no racial bias.

Jumper iPad Clone Hits the Streets of China

Jumper iPad Clone Hits the Streets of China
If you’re too cheap to go out and buy an actual iPad, you might just be in luck – if you happen to live in China, that is. This somewhat out-of-proportion iPad clone comes to us courtesy of a brand called Jumper.

Super Mario Bros. Theme Played on Pencils

Super Mario Bros. Theme Played on Pencils
Here’s what happens when you try and play the theme from SMB with a couple of spare pencils. Actually, they look more like pens to me, but what does it matter.

Kid Makes His Own iPad Stand

Kid Makes His Own iPad Stand
The day my iPad came through the door, my kids were all over me to let them play with it. My 5-year-old daughter calls it the “big iPhone” and loves to play games on it. My son likes the thing, but he isn’t a big fan of looking down at the screen for watching movies.

Isamaro: Another Pricey Japanese Robot

Isamaro: Another Pricey Japanese Robot
Even if this robot might seem like it’s too expensive for us, those nutty Japanese apparently have money to burn on robots. At least this new robot was built for people to actually play with, not just as a demo or research ‘bot as we often see.

Play NES Games on Your Kindle, Sorta.

Play NES Games on Your Kindle, Sorta.
I wondered how long it would take for someone to hack the Amazon Kindle in order to play games. Unfortunately, from what I’ve seen, the games don’t look all that cool on that monochrome e-ink screen.

Microsoft’S Are You Certifiable? is Probably the Nerdiest Game of All Time

Microsoft’S Are You Certifiable? is Probably the Nerdiest Game of All Time
Put your glasses on, grab your books and boot up your PC, because it’s time to play Are You Certifiable?, a game that will help you find out if you’re ready to earn a Microsoft Certification (an IT nerd badge, if you will).

Printing From an iPad is Sooooo Easy

Printing From an iPad is Sooooo Easy
So the iPad doesn’t have a USB port, big deal. You don’t have to send files from it to a real computer (ooooh burn) before you can print them. Printing from an iPad is so easy!

Robot Infographic: Know Your Future Masters

Robot Infographic: Know Your Future Masters
The guys at Online Schools scoured the Internet to come up with a lengthy but entertaining infographic about robots. It contains a lot of quiz show-type trivia, like the fact that the earliest known robot was a steam powered one, invented in 400 BC, that most robots are cow milkers, or that people who own a Roomba often clean their floors before putting the little spoiled brat to work.

Cat Plays Theremin, Humans Plug Ears

Cat Plays Theremin, Humans Plug Ears
What could be better than a cat playing keyboards? I’ll tell you what – a cat that can play the theremin, that’s what.

Bring Tim! Tells You Exactly How Much Money was Just Wasted in That Meeting You Sat in

Bring Tim! Tells You Exactly How Much Money was Just Wasted in That Meeting You Sat in
Given the fact that I’ve probably spent at least a gazillion hours in my professional careers sitting in mind-numbing meetings, this device is definitely something that I need. The $25 Bring Tim! timer should be standard issue in every corporate conference room.

Old School Game Geek Gets $31k for Rare Atari 2600 Game

Old School Game Geek Gets $31k for Rare Atari 2600 Game
I am not big on saving things. Typically, once I get tired of something or bored with it I throw it away or give it away. For years, I carried my Atari 2600 from my youth with me each time I moved, even though I never played it.
Advertisement

Deals in The Technabob Shop

Use Arrow Keys ← → for Faster Navigation Click to DisableClick to Enable