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Archive for May 2010

Humble Indie Bundle: What Would You Pay?

Humble Indie Bundle: What Would You Pay?
Looking for some fun games for your PC? Why not grab Wolfire’s Humble Indie Bundle? It’s made up of 5 games – including the critically-acclaimed World of Goo – for a total value of $80 (USD).

Gears of War 3 Game Details Leaked

Gears of War 3 Game Details Leaked
Pay attention Gears of War fans! It looks like we now know a bit more about what to expect from the next installment of Cliffy B.’s gaming masterwork. Now we can’t say with 100% certainty that these rumors are true, but the guys over at GossipGamers tell us that an unnamed Russian gaming magazine leaked the following details about Gears of War 3: Epic states that Gears of War 3 will end Marcus Fenix’s trilogy, but the series will continue in the forms of spin-offs, prequels, and even a new genre supposedly.
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Ufo Lamps Are a Sci-Fi Geek’S Dream

Ufo Lamps Are a Sci-Fi Geek’S Dream
I am a big sci-fi fan and like to read sci-fi and watch sci-fi flicks. Any fan of sci-fi or cool interior design will really appreciate these sweet lamps that Jason Dietz has built and will be showing off at the Maker Faire this month.

You be the Star (Wars)

You be the Star (Wars)
If you love Star Wars as much as I do, then you’ll be pretty psyched to hear that you can now star in your own version of Star Wars! How cool is that? All you need to do is go here and follow the instructions.

IPad Skateboard: a Radical and Revolutionary Device

IPad Skateboard: a Radical and Revolutionary Device
The iPad is a multitasking wonder – it’s a business tool, an e-book reader, a media player and a gaming system. Now we know it can also be a sports equipment, say, a skateboard. Pro skater Chad Knight and Fuel TV host Jeff King test if the iPad is ride-worthy, and yes it is.

The Empire Strikes Bay Area

The Empire Strikes Bay Area
When I first saw this image yesterday, I had trouble figuring out what it exactly was. Luckily, I recognized San Francisco and traced it rapidly to artist Mike Horn. He made this series of still images after people asked for hi-res wallpapers from his videos Death Star Over San Francisco and Death Star Destroys Enterprise.

Nec Program Identifies Illegally Copied Videos: Your Move, Pirates

Nec Program Identifies Illegally Copied Videos: Your Move, Pirates
Japanese IT company NEC claims they have developed “a video content identification technology that detects illegal copies of video content uploaded to the Internet in a matter of seconds.” I’m not entirely sure how this works, so bear with me on this one.

My Fireplace for the Wii: Burning Down the House

My Fireplace for the Wii: Burning Down the House
The ESRB’s website has frequently been a source of video game leaks and spoilers, but I don’t know what to make of this. Apparently there’s an upcoming game for the Nintendo Wii in which players tend to a fireplace.

Super Mario Cake Comes to Life Before Your Eyes

Super Mario Cake Comes to Life Before Your Eyes
Created by Michelle Wibowo of Michelle Sugar Art, this Mario cake looks like it took quite a bit of time to put together, and you could only eat his body. From what I can tell, his head is made out of foam, covered with fondant.

IPad + SNES + Wiimote = Geek Fantasy

IPad + SNES + Wiimote = Geek Fantasy
Combining three of geekdom’s favorite technologies, here’s a nifty hack which allows you to play old SNES games on your iPad and control them with a Wii-mote. In order to pull it off yourself, you’ll need to jailbreak your iPad, then install the latest version snes4iphone.

Omg, Run, It’S Hector! Oh Wait, It’S Just Lola

Omg, Run, It’S Hector! Oh Wait, It’S Just Lola
When I was a kid, there wasn’t any parental supervision over what I watched on TV. I once watched a flick called Hotel Hell and couldn’t go into the meat area in the grocery store for six months.

LEGO Stop-Motion Star Wars Recaps Episodes 4, 5, and 6 in 2:12

LEGO Stop-Motion Star Wars Recaps Episodes 4, 5, and 6 in 2:12
This hilarious LEGO stop-motion video recaps the original Star Wars movies, from Episode 4: A New Hope, to Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back, to Episode 6: The Return of the Jedi in just about 2 minutes.

Apple Wants to Hear Your Heartbeat Before Using Your iPhone

Apple Wants to Hear Your Heartbeat Before Using Your iPhone
I can’t say that I have ever used a biometric sensor that works as promised. I once had a Dell laptop that had a fingerprint sensor. I could swipe my finger a million times and never log in with that thing.

Space Invaders Silver Pendant: Wear an Alien Around Your Neck and Hope It Doesn’T Choke You to Death

Space Invaders Silver Pendant: Wear an Alien Around Your Neck and Hope It Doesn’T Choke You to Death
What could be a better present for the geek or geekette in your life than this ultimate Space Invaders pendant? This pendant was designed by La Tête Au Cube, which roughly translates as your head cubed.

IPhone Os 4 Features Preview: File Sharing! Multitasking! How Novel.

IPhone Os 4 Features Preview: File Sharing! Multitasking! How Novel.
Boy Genius Report has pics of the iPhone OS 4 beta 3 in action, showing some of the new features in store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad owners. One of them is this totally new, magical, revolutionary concept that I can’t believe no one has thought of before: file sharing!

Brando Slim Bluetooth Keyboard Dares to Pair Itself With the iPad

Brando Slim Bluetooth Keyboard Dares to Pair Itself With the iPad
Someone forgot to tell Brando that Apple prefers form over function any day of the week. Brando’s Slim Bluetooth Keyboard may be one fugly gadget, but it is a lot more portable and cheaper than Apple’s own keyboard.  
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