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Archive for July 2010

Laser Cut Retro Art Brings Back Fond Childhood Memories

Laser Cut Retro Art Brings Back Fond Childhood Memories
See if you can name all of the iconic retro images you’ll find in cutoutpaper’s Retro Laser Cut art. I definitely recognize my Speak & Spell, NES controller, Casio calculator watch, Etch-a-Sketch, ViewMaster, Atari joystick and Rubik’s Cube.

Cups Made From Jell-O Are Great Despite Strange Flavors

Cups Made From Jell-O Are Great Despite Strange Flavors
There was a show on when I was in first grade called That’s Incredible. I loved that show and I remember this one dude came on the show that could eat glass. I thought if I could do that in the lunchroom I could totally hold hands with a third grade girl that sat across from me at lunch because no girl can resist a glass eater.
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Batpod Replica Doesn’T Look Exactly Like the Original, Still Kicks Ass

Batpod Replica Doesn’T Look Exactly Like the Original, Still Kicks Ass
There have been a bunch of replicas of the Batpod, which was made famous in the most recent Batman movie The Dark Knight, but this is one of the rare ones that’s street legal. At least, I hope so.

Darth Soldier: When Vader Just Wants to be a Stormtrooper

Darth Soldier: When Vader Just Wants to be a Stormtrooper
As you might already know, I really like Darth Vader. As such, I tend to notice any type of art or photos that are published about this iconic Star Wars character. While I haven’t been able to find out much about this image, it’s definitely a good one.

Lightsaber Wall Lamps: the Light-Side of the Sconce

Lightsaber Wall Lamps: the Light-Side of the Sconce
I was buzzing about over on the Star Wars Shop when I came across these nifty new wall lights, perfect for any Star Wars themed room. Each wall-mountable light measures 27-inches tall, and has LEDs inside its lightsaber blade which can produce seven colorful effects.

New iMac Models to Bring USB 3.0, Fw 1600/3200? [Rumor]

New iMac Models to Bring USB 3.0, Fw 1600/3200? [Rumor]
According to AppleInsider, Apple has contacted retailers about impending shortages of the Apple iMac, suggesting that a new model may be forthcoming. This isn’t exactly news, because Apple’s desktop line really is due for an internal upgrade.

Youtube Easter Egg Lets You Play Snake on the Video Screen

Youtube Easter Egg Lets You Play Snake on the Video Screen
…not Metal Gear Snake, but the plain old cellphone game Snake. Amazingly enough, all you have to do is tap or hold the Left arrow key on your keyboard, and a snake will appear, along with dots that you can eat to grow larger.

Abyss LED Watch is About as Minimal as You Can Get

Abyss LED Watch is About as Minimal as You Can Get
While many of the unusual electronic watches coming out of Asia feature complex displays that border on insane (you hear us Tokyoflash?), this LED watch is about as simple as we can imagine. The ABYSS watch has no hands.

Pic of the Day: Chef Vader Cooks Jar-Jar

Pic of the Day: Chef Vader Cooks Jar-Jar
Need I say more? Captured in the aisles of Comic-Con 2010 by Reuters photog Mike Blake.

Mattel Loopz: if Simon Married Merlin and Had a Kid

Mattel Loopz: if Simon Married Merlin and Had a Kid
Music pattern-matching games like Guitar Hero owe a lot to the early electronic games of the 1970s like Simon and Merlin. Now Mattel is back with a brand new music game which feels like a modern homage to the classics.

Repulsor Beam Blaster Will Defeat Even the Strongest Shadow!

Repulsor Beam Blaster Will Defeat Even the Strongest Shadow!
Kidnapped by his devotion to tinkering, a man named Chein was forced by boredom to create the Repulsor Beam Blaster, and with its trademark flash of light he became known as…the Iron Photographer. Actually, Chein’s weapon really can cause harm , in this case temporary blindness.

Avengers Assemble!

Avengers Assemble!
Some of the cast of The Avengers movie showed up on stage at Comic-Con 2010: So that’s Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), SHIELD Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Human Torch Lucas Lee Capt.

LED Art Cube Lights Up Your Desk With Color

LED Art Cube Lights Up Your Desk With Color
If you’re looking for a cool visual accent for your office, I can’t think of anything better than this mesmerizing LED light cube from the guys at Hi-Tec Art. The clear acrylic LED cube features 64 RGB LEDs, wired together into a 4x4x4 grid, connected to a controller circuit.

Pancake Flipping Robot is Flippin’ Sweet

Pancake Flipping Robot is Flippin’ Sweet
Now I’ll start out by saying that I really like pancakes. There’s nothing like a little carb-loading in the morning to get me going. Ok, the only place a tall stack of yummy pancakes, drenched with maple syrup and butter gets me going is straight to the couch.

The Millennium Falcon Guitar: Not Quite Ready for the Kessel Run

The Millennium Falcon Guitar: Not Quite Ready for the Kessel Run
I don’t think that Han Solo ever intended that the Millennium Falcon would be used as a model for a guitar, but musically inclined Star Wars geeks will rejoice when they see this nifty axe made to look like Solo’s ship.

DIY Remote Control Changes Channels When You Fart

DIY Remote Control Changes Channels When You Fart
I am willing to bet that growing up your dad thought it was funny to rip a smelly fart when you were sitting nearby. If you have someone living in your home that likes cut the cheese, you might want to play a trick on them this remote control that changes to random channels when they pass gas.
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