I used to love playing pool when I was younger. I still do from time-to-time, but not like I did before. Well, if you thought that you were the best at pool, you’d better move along – because soon, pool ‘bots everywhere will start hustling you for your money!
The PR2 from Willow Garage might look pleasant enough, but it’s a serious pool-playing machine.
To show off the capabilities of the new Kinect, Microsoft presented a demo of Forza Motorsport, which will be released next year. The demo showed how we can drive cars just by putting our hands in the “10 and 2 positions,” as if holding a steering wheel.
An elegantly concealed weapon covered in gold, this 1948 .22 cal pencil-pistol was made by The Late Maharaja of Jodhpur, who gave it as a present to Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India. Sounds like a (minor) treasure worthy of Nathan Drake doesn’t it?
The latest in handheld emulators, the Letcool N350JP tries to one-up other portables by adding on something they don’t offer – a pair of external controllers for two-player fun.
The compact system comes with emulators for the Super Nintendo, NES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance, but if it’s anything like the other portable emulators out there, you can bet there will be more emulators, and probably a Linux build for it at some point.
Summer is here in Texas and it’s so hot already that ol’ Beelzebub himself won’t come to these parts until late in October. With it being so hot, you can count on folks making it to the lake or down to the coast.
If you didn’t think you looked stupid enough flailing your arms around with Sony’s new PlayStation Move motion controller, wait till you get a load of this. Sony has revealed their first add-on accessory for the Move, which looks like a ray gun.
The odd-looking attachment for the Move docs the main controller inside its body, providing you with gun control for FPS and light-gun style shooting games, computer with a proper trigger for firing.
I actually think that the cherry red and white gun controller wouldn’t look half bad, if it weren’t for the clown-nose-esque tip of the Move controller protruding from the front of the ray gun.
Regardless, it’s probably way more fun playing shooters with this than with a traditional controller, so will give Sony a pass on the ridiculous industrial design.
Nearly all HDTVs have black frames, and I think that’s just fine – any other color and it would be distracting. But that’s just me. If you want your HDTV to be unique, or have it match the color of your walls or blend in with your furniture, you might want to call up the folks at ColorWare.
Definitely one of the weirdest mash-ups I’ve ever seen.
The sagacity of Boing Boing‘s commenters shed more light on the painting. Made by a Japanese artist named Sakkan, the title of the painting reveals the pun: “Rocket Monster Kim”.
These great typographic laptop stickers for your MacBook were created by Hu2 Design in collaboration of the French designer r.ferrer. They definitely make your MacBook look stand out in a crowded coffee house.
This here’s a replica of a 26th century stamp used by teachers – who are of course robots – to grade their students’ exams. Because in the 26th century, there is a grade higher than A+: Master Chief.
The Master Chief rubber stamp was made by Master Carver/futurist/Crafster member astrangeone.
If you’re trying to find a great case for your Kindle, then look no further because Moleskine just came out with one of the best that I’ve seen: it’s the Moleskine Kindle Cover. Seriously, I love Moleskines and use them all of the time.
A couple of Netherlands-based designers came up with his whimsical buffet table, which is completely made up of LEGO bricks. I like how they color coordinated it. In order to look this good, the buffet table is made up of about 25,000 individual LEGO bricks.
The Dutch design duo Minale-Maeda have based this table upon a famous sideboard (for furniture junkies at least) by Gerrit Rietveld.
It’s not mentioned how long it takes them to make one of these, but from the picture below, it looks like the process is pretty arduous.
Only five of the LEGO sideboards will be made, and are available from Droog Design.