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Archive for June 2010

Notificator: Primitive Twitter or High-Tech Bulletin Board?

Notificator: Primitive Twitter or High-Tech Bulletin Board?
The article below, published in 1935 in the magazine Modern Mechanix, shows off a “robot messenger” called the Notificator, a gadget so nice Boing Boing posted it twice:

Icon Battery Pack for iPhone: as Literal as It Gets

Icon Battery Pack for iPhone: as Literal as It Gets
Here’s a case of life imitating UI – the Icon battery pack for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. This is as idiotproof as it gets folks. Anyone who can’t figure out what this is or how it works probably shouldn’t be using an iPhone in the first place.
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Pixel Animation Created With Candles

Pixel Animation Created With Candles
Check out this nifty pixel art animation from youtube contributor brusspup, created entirely with a bunch of tealight candles.

Kinect: Xbox 360 Project Natal Gets a Name

Kinect: Xbox 360 Project Natal Gets a Name
I’m betting Microsoft is a little disappointed with USA Today, who let slip today that the name for what was previously known as Project Natal, will be released under the name “Kinect.”

USB Typewriters: the Ultimate Retro Keyboards

USB Typewriters: the Ultimate Retro Keyboards
Miss the arduously slow process of typing on a mechanical typewriter? Me neither. But if you’re longing for that 5 word-per-minute typing speed, you might want to check out these retro typewriters that have been converted into USB keyboards.

Keroro Gunso Xbox 360: Good Luck and Good Gaming

Keroro Gunso Xbox 360: Good Luck and Good Gaming
deviantART member ricepuppet does Wii and Xbox 360 paint jobs. As proof of his skills, he painted his own Xbox 360 along with the controllers, using the manga and anime character Keroro Gunso (Sgt. Frog) as his theme.

Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Uniqlo Shirts: Buy 1 Shirt, Get 1 Soldier

Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Uniqlo Shirts: Buy 1 Shirt, Get 1 Soldier
Hideo Kojima’s latest masterpiece is already causing massive nergasms worldwide with its awesomeness. Proclaim your love for the latest member of the Metal Gear Solid series by getting these Peace Walker shirts, made by Japanese clothing company Uniqlo.

Laser Monocle Headpiece: for Accurate Stare-Downs

Laser Monocle Headpiece: for Accurate Stare-Downs
Here’s an awesome weekend project for all you tinkerers out there: a laser monocle headpiece. Instructables member Lemonie says that it’s perfect for Star Trek fans, but anyone who doesn’t think that a laser beam on your head is cool shouldn’t be reading Instructables anyway.

Nintendo 3DS Leaked Photo (or B.S.?)

Nintendo 3DS Leaked Photo (or B.S.?)
With Nintendo’s likely E3 reveal of the 3DS coming this week, it was only natural that supposed spy shots of the new handheld would start to surface around the web. So here goes… Apparently, a Chinese blogger first came up with this rough sketch of what the 3DS might look like:

Theranana Theremin Banana: a Truly Musical Fruit

Theranana Theremin Banana: a Truly Musical Fruit
I’m filing this one away in the “why?, why they heck not?” bin. This off-the-wall contraption is an optical electronic theremin stuffed inside a fake banana.

Walking iPad and iPhone Robots Are Completely Ridiculous, but We Love Them Anyhow

Walking iPad and iPhone Robots Are Completely Ridiculous, but We Love Them Anyhow
Not only do these iPad and iPhone have googley eyes, they have legs! Built by Terasaki-san, the iPad Walking Robot and iPhone Walking Robot are so cute we wanna puke. Check ’em out in all their leggy goodness in the video clip below: Okay, so they don’t really “walk” – it’s more like a wobbly-slide, but it’s still cute-puke-worthy, no?

Spyder III Pro Arctic Laser is Perfect for the Militant Presentation Giver

Spyder III Pro Arctic Laser is Perfect for the Militant Presentation Giver
Over the years I have reviewed a couple of the lasers from Wicked Lasers and there aren’t things that you would call laser pointers, unless you like the ability to burn those who talk during your presentation.

Voxel-Like Coke Man Constructed for the World Cup

Voxel-Like Coke Man Constructed for the World Cup
While World Cup mania has started gripping the world, I’m amazed at this Coke Man that was constructed in Johannesburg recently to celebrate the World Cup. The blocky design makes it look like voxels, which are basically pixels shown in 3D space.

Make Your Own Spin-Activated LED Yo-Yo

Make Your Own Spin-Activated LED Yo-Yo
I used to love yo-yos. I played with them all of the time and got pretty good at it. When I saw this little project over at Make:, I thought about buying a yo-yo and completing it.

LEGO Minifig Ice Cube Tray: Cool Peeps

LEGO Minifig Ice Cube Tray: Cool Peeps
Make the coolest minifigs – and coolest drinks ever with LEGO’s Minifigure Ice Cube Tray. How awesome would it be to have a minifig floating in your cocktail? Or to have minifig popsicles? Order the ice tray from the LEGO store for just $8 (USD) and find out.

Tetris Vs Contra: or is It?

Tetris Vs Contra: or is It?
Children are full of questions. If you open one up you’ll see that they’re made of nothing but drool and questions. Questions like: “Why do we have to eat?”, or “So I’m a poop factory?”, or  “What would Bill or Lance do if they were trapped in the world of Tetris?” Mom and dad, sit your kids down in front of the computer, because we have the answer to the last question, thanks to a Russian junk food commercial.
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