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Archive for May 2010

Ea Sports Superstars: the Latest Facebook Timesink for Football Nuts

Ea Sports Superstars: the Latest Facebook Timesink for Football Nuts
And by football I mean soccer. EA Sports FIFA Superstars – made in collaboration with Facebook vet Playfish – is a light version of SEGA’s Football Manager, made more fun of course by the prospect of matching wits with your Facebook friends, and even other players on Facebook.

Iron Baby Blasts Enemies Before Nappy Time

Iron Baby Blasts Enemies Before Nappy Time
Stop motion master Patrick Boivin – creator of Ninjas Unboxing and Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee – made a short film starring his baby daughter. It’s about a rich and brilliant baby, who invents an armored suit to fight the bad bunnies.
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LCD Bending: Art From Cracked Screens

LCD Bending: Art From Cracked Screens
So I always thought that once you cracked an LCD screen, it was pretty much useless. Not so says this guy, who used a dead LCD screen to create interactive art.

Sega Action Chair: Retro-Weird Controller Hits Ebay

Sega Action Chair: Retro-Weird Controller Hits Ebay
No, this strange looking contraption isn’t one of those Clooney’s sex chairs from Burn After Reading. It’s actually an obscure video game controller for the old 16-bit Sega Genesis or Megadrive. And thanks to the miracle of eBay, it can now be yours.

Iron Man Mark V Motorcycle Suit Should Fold Into a Suitcase

Iron Man Mark V Motorcycle Suit Should Fold Into a Suitcase
Universal Designs, makers of the Wolverine motorcycle suit, have a new comic book movie tie-in. This time they’re going to make a motorcycle suit replica of Iron Man’s suit-in-a-suitcase, the Mark V, which takes so long to put on you wonder why Whiplash didn’t just rip off Stark’s head while the latter was suiting up.

Ferrari Themed Racing Cockpit: Good Idea, but Not Perfect

Ferrari Themed Racing Cockpit: Good Idea, but Not Perfect
I have been playing racing games on my various game consoles since there were racing games to play. I remember my first racing game, Pole Position on the Atari 2600. I even had one of those pads like you used for Pong as the steering wheel.

Jacket With Turn Signals: Don’T Bike Without It

Jacket With Turn Signals: Don’T Bike Without It
The wonders of Arduino never cease. This time Instructables member Leah Buechley used a Lilypad Arduino microcontroller board to make a jacket with turn signal LEDs, which can be toggled using switches on each of the jacket’s wrists.

Openbook: Share Everything With Everyone, Even if You Don’T Want to

Openbook: Share Everything With Everyone, Even if You Don’T Want to
Amidst the controversy surrounding Facebook and privacy issues, Openbook was launched. It’s a search engine that can trawl everything that’s published on Facebook that isn’t private. If you didn’t know about this, then you should most definitely go and change your privacy settings.

Neil Richards Dharma Initiative Wallpapers: Ah, Memories.

Neil Richards Dharma Initiative Wallpapers: Ah, Memories.
Yes, it’s true that Lost is finally over. Although I really enjoyed the show, I was slightly disappointed by the sixth and final season. That being said, you can remember the good old times with these great posters and wallpapers by Neil Richards.

Flash Drive Cuff Links: Fashionably Nerdy

Flash Drive Cuff Links: Fashionably Nerdy
I’m sure Dr. Sheldon Cooper didn’t go to prom, but if he did he would have worn these flash drive cuff links. Designed by Ravi Ratan, each cuff link has a capacity of 2GB and can be engraved with up to 8 characters, perfect for “LINUXFTW”.

Wii2hdmi Adds Hdmi Output to Wii, Still Not HD

Wii2hdmi Adds Hdmi Output to Wii, Still Not HD
If you’ve got a Wii and an HDTV, you might want to check out Neoya’s Wii2HDMI, a handy adapter which converts your Wii’s output to HDMI. Unfortunately, the Wii still only can handle 480i, 480p (NTSC) and 576i (PAL) resolutions, so you won’t all of a sudden have high-def graphics with this thing.

Lost: 8-Bit Style

Lost: 8-Bit Style
Yeah, we all know that LOST is off the air now, and we still have no clue what was really going on all those years. That doesn’t mean we still don’t have a fond place for it in our hearts, right?

Paper Jamz Guitars Trade Paper Cuts for Blisters

Paper Jamz Guitars Trade Paper Cuts for Blisters
I took guitar lessons as a kid until the instructor kicked me out because I refused to practice. I fully expected to play an electric guitar the first day without any effort. As close as I get to playing the guitar today is a game of Rock Band.

Anipov LED Spokes Hack Your Bike Into a Sort of TRON Light Cycle

Anipov LED Spokes Hack Your Bike Into a Sort of TRON Light Cycle
It’s true that if you have though about putting LEDs on your bike, it’s nothing new. However, this new tech from Japan will really light your bike up like none other in the neighborhood. It’s called the Anipov LED system and it’s made by Japan’s Suns & Moon Laboratory.

Gigantic Crane Lifts Korean Battleship Out of the Water!

Gigantic Crane Lifts Korean Battleship Out of the Water!
I’m always amazed at the incredible machines that exist nowadays. Check this one out. It’s a massive crane that’s powerful enough that it can lift a warship out of the water. Where is this happening? Asia, of course – more specifically South Korea.

Mario and Luigi Aprons: Iron Chef Batali Should have the Red One

Mario and Luigi Aprons: Iron Chef Batali Should have the Red One
Sprite Stitch forum member Jessil and friend Terry made these sweet Mario and Luigi aprons for Jessil’s twin brothers, who are obsessed with all things Nintendo and also love to barbecue. You think this is sweet Jessil?
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