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Archive for May 2010

Giant Elevator Carries Up to 80 People: Talk About Raising the Bar

Giant Elevator Carries Up to 80 People: Talk About Raising the Bar
The new building where Hankyu Department Store is in also has several floors of offices, and is situated right on top of one of the largest train terminals in Japan, which means a ton of people will pass through or go to that building everyday.

Gundam Calling T-Shirt: That’S One Huge Guitar

Gundam Calling T-Shirt: That’S One Huge Guitar
Let’s play six degrees of Gundam! How many degrees of separation does Elvis Presley have from Gundam? One! Elvis Presley’s debut album art looked like this, which The Clash emulated for their album London Calling, which Chop Shop emulated for this Gundam shirt.
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Samsung Sets Dodgeball World Record. Why? Why Not?

Samsung Sets Dodgeball World Record. Why? Why Not?
I was never a big fan of dodgeball growing up. I didn’t throw that hard and the coaches always stacked the teams with the kids that could throw the hardest so they could watch the carnage.

The Secret Life of Star Wars Toys

The Secret Life of Star Wars Toys
I really like this series of photos that shows us what all those Star Wars toys are up to after hours. Sure, keeping them in their boxes might preserve their resell value, but hey, toys need to have a life too!

Space Invaders Toaster: Aliens Burnt My Breakfast

Space Invaders Toaster: Aliens Burnt My Breakfast
If you find yourself playing a lot of old school games, like Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and others, then I’ve found the perfect toaster for you. It will start out your day in a great way, while reminding you of your retro-gaming passion.

The Battle for Hoth: the Empire Strikes Your iPhone

The Battle for Hoth: the Empire Strikes Your iPhone
The guys at FluffyLogic tipped me off to a new iPhone game they’ve been working on for THQ and LucasArts. The Battle for Hoth is a strategy game which takes the basic mechanics of a Tower Defense game and applies it to the Empire Strikes Back universe.

Nintendo Ces Display Sign: Stamped With Gold Seal of Quality

Nintendo Ces Display Sign: Stamped With Gold Seal of Quality
Here’s an awesome piece to complete your video game room:  A huge Nintendo logo display. It has historic value too, since it was displayed at a CES convention back in the 1980s. It measures 4ft. x 1.5 ft, but I’m inclined to think that it’s much larger than that, because apparently it’s so huge that the seller couldn’t take a photograph of the whole thing.

Google Wave Now Available to Everyone, Still Confusing

Google Wave Now Available to Everyone, Still Confusing
Google’s newfangled instant email brainstorming organizer to-do list thing, Wave, is now open to everyone, no invites needed. So you and your friends, relatives and colleagues can now collaborate in real time and figure out once and for all how you’re supposed to use Wave.

Too Many Megaman Bosses

Too Many Megaman Bosses
Mega Man is one of the classic video game series and has a loyal following, which of course Capcom has capitalized on by releasing about 12 and a half billion Mega Man games in the last 12 years or so.

Moshi Voice Control Digital Clock Radio: Snooze by Speaking

Moshi Voice Control Digital Clock Radio: Snooze by Speaking
In theory, controlling things with your voice is a great convenience. For instance, my Mustang has Ford’s Sync system in it, and being able to tell the car who I want to call is a great thing.

Technabob Reader Giveaway: Artrage 3 Studio

Technabob Reader Giveaway: Artrage 3 Studio
For any of you into creating art on your computer, you’ll love this prize. The guys at Ambient Design have been nice enough to provide us with 10 copies of their amazing natural media painting app, ArtRage 3 Studio to give away to Technabob readers.

Intel Gets Half a Clue, Relaxes Screen Limits for Atom N550

Intel Gets Half a Clue, Relaxes Screen Limits for Atom N550
Over the years, I have often stood back and wondered when Intel was going to get a clue. Take for instance the complaining and whining the company did about netbooks cannibalizing the sales of its more profitable chips.

LEGO Pac-Man Arcade Combines Old-School Games and Old-School Toys

LEGO Pac-Man Arcade Combines Old-School Games and Old-School Toys
What could be cooler than playing Pac-Man on an arcade machine that was almost completely made up of LEGOs? Ben Fleskes of Portland, Oregon, built this amazing machine. The only thing is that it probably won’t stand up to the typical abuse that an arcade machine goes through.

Analog Tetris: Add Some Brawn to Your Video Gaming Life

Analog Tetris: Add Some Brawn to Your Video Gaming Life
It’s true that most video gaming involves sitting in front of some kind of monitor or HDTV, unless you’re playing Wii-Fit or Dance Dance Revolution. In an effort to make video gaming a bit healthier, a few Spanish designers have come up with Analog Tetris, the Tetris game that needs some brawn!

Sprite Something iPad App: Pixelicious

Sprite Something iPad App: Pixelicious
Pixel sprites may be ancient by today’s standards, but they still retain their charm. They’re relatively easy to create, too, and with Terrible Games’ iPad app Sprite Something, game developers and artists can literally whip one up in seconds.
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