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Archive for April 2010

South Korean Gamers Get Midnight Ban

South Korean Gamers Get Midnight Ban
It looks like South Koreans won’t be able to play video games during the wee hours of the night. There is going to be an enforced ban, which will start at midnight. The South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has decided that gaming addiction has gotten to epic levels, so they will be enforcing a ban on online gamers, especially MMOs.

Legos Light Up

Legos Light Up
Instead of piecing together individual LEGO bricks to make your own lights, you can now buy some official giant LEGO lights, made by LEGO, and no, there is no assembly required! These new LEGO lamps come with LEDs are available in two different models, the 2×2 Brick LED Light and the Giant LEGO Man Dynamo 2-LED Torch.
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Persona 3 Portable Video Walkthrough: Welcome Back, Suicidal Ghost Hunters

Persona 3 Portable Video Walkthrough: Welcome Back, Suicidal Ghost Hunters
Persona 3 is one of the best RPGs ever released on the PlayStation 2. PSP owners will soon be able to play Persona 3 Portable, an updated version of the game, with new features like full control of all playable characters, part-time jobs that give extra money and stats, and also the ability to play as a girl.

Robot Built From Used Television Parts Inspires People, Old Tvs

Robot Built From Used Television Parts Inspires People, Old Tvs
A young Togolese man named Sam Todo made a humanoid robot “almost entirely from old television sets.” Todo built the robot as a way of encouraging his fellow Africans to become more interested in science and technology.

Power Pyramid Supreme Dock for PS3 and Xbox 360: Monumental Style

Power Pyramid Supreme Dock for PS3 and Xbox 360: Monumental Style
I only have a PS3 and two PS3 controllers, so storing or charging the controllers isn’t really a problem. But if you have a PS3 and an Xbox 360, you might want to get the Power Pyramid Supreme by Konnet.

Pac-Man Ghosts Discuss Television

Pac-Man Ghosts Discuss Television
Enjoy this brief video as Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde chill out and talk about their favorite TV shows instead of chasing Pac-Man.

PS3 Gets Truly Luggable, Courtesy of Compaq

PS3 Gets Truly Luggable, Courtesy of Compaq
In the ultimate insult to his shiny new Sony PS3, modder Baron Von Shaggy took his modern-day gaming console and shoved it inside a crusty old Compaq portable computer. Shaggy ripped out the guts of the old Compaq, and replaced the circuitry with the boards from his PlayStation 3.

Osaka Tower Robot Vs Honda Asimo: Fight!

Osaka Tower Robot Vs Honda Asimo: Fight!
This image is worth a thousand words: on which robot would you bet your money? My money is on Honda’s Asimo – I’m sure that he’ll kick the tower-bot’s bony ass! We’ve already posted about this ultra-stupid ‘bot named Tsutenkaku, which was built as some kind of PR stunt for companies in Osaka, Japan.

Retrode Copies Your Favorite Classic NES Games

Retrode Copies Your Favorite Classic NES Games
Imagine if you could find a use for all those classic games that you’ve got laying about your garage or basement? Sure, from time to time, I get out my NES or SNES and play a few classic games, like Contra or Shadow of the Ninja.

Custom Cover Steampunks Your iMac

Custom Cover Steampunks Your iMac
The steampunk aesthetic is cool from a design point of view. I can appreciate the hard work that goes into some of the steampunk creations we have seen. I don’t think the style suits my personal tastes, as I’m more of a naked gadget sort of person.

Messenger Dog: a Phone on All Fours

Messenger Dog: a Phone on All Fours
In an emergency, knowing where your loved ones are and how they’re doing helps remove a lot of the stress. While portable communication devices like phones are already part of our everyday lives, they’re not always reliable – your phone’s battery might run out, or you might not get any signal from where you are.

Megaman Effect: Best Mac App Launcher Ever

Megaman Effect: Best Mac App Launcher Ever
I don’t how else to say this, but the MegaMan Effect is a very…Windowish application, but I sure am glad it’s available to us Mac users. When it’s turned on, every app that you launch gets the Mega Man II level boss introduction.

Map Envelope Adds a Bit of Google Magic to Snail Mail

Map Envelope Adds a Bit of Google Magic to Snail Mail
I can’t remember the last time I sent analog mail. Hell, I can’t remember the first time I sent one. Map Envelope makes me want to send one now. It lets you add a Google Maps image to the inside of an envelope, kind of like a visual address, along with a short message.

Onda Vx560 Flat-Screen Media Player Looks Like a Mini-Tablet Swallowed an E-Book Reader

Onda Vx560 Flat-Screen Media Player Looks Like a Mini-Tablet Swallowed an E-Book Reader
The handheld media player market is so crowded at this point, you really need to do something special to stand out. This PMP from China strives to differentiate itself with a large high-resolution screen and a form-factor reminiscent of a small tablet PC or e-reader.

Magic Charger Cube Uses Motion to Make Power

Magic Charger Cube Uses Motion to Make Power
Any kid in the 80’s probably had a Rubik’s Cube. You know, that impossible to complete cube puzzle game with the stickers in primary colors. I hated that thing; I always removed the stickers to win.

Ifeel_Im! Lets Your Computer Give You Hugs

Ifeel_Im! Lets Your Computer Give You Hugs
Unless you’re some kind of otaku that’s stuck in his apartment for the whole day, you’ve probably got someone who can give you a hug. If you can’t find somebody to hug, let a stranger on the vast Internet give you one.
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