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Archive for September 2010

Looxcie: Wearable Camcorder Sure to Capture Life’S Most Unpleasant Moments

Looxcie: Wearable Camcorder Sure to Capture Life’S Most Unpleasant Moments
Perfect for both voyeurs and narcissists, this new camera lets you shoot POV digital video pretty much anywhere you go, any time. The Looxcie looks sort of like a Bluetooth headset, but there’s a tiny video camera at the tip, which can capture all the random moments of your life.

Kawada Humanoid Robots Get Ready to Take Over Japan

Kawada Humanoid Robots Get Ready to Take Over Japan
Japan’s population is getting older, and they need robots to take care of all of them. This is almost a plot out of Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society, but it’s actually reality because AIST and Kawada Industries are releasing their new line of humanoid ‘bots, the HRP-4 series.
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200lb. Octopus Cake: Cthulhu Would Approve

200lb. Octopus Cake: Cthulhu Would Approve
This crazy looking 200-pound cake looks like an octopus. While I rarely eat any cakes, this gigantic one made me smile, and mutter a prayer to the almighty Cthulhu! Karen Portaleo from Highland Bakery is behind this mammoth cephalopod.

Logitech Unveils New Wireless Trackball Perfect for Those Who Fwap Too Much

Logitech Unveils New Wireless Trackball Perfect for Those Who Fwap Too Much
I am sure there are lots of folks out there who have repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel from things like typing too much or spending excess time surfing porn and fwapping. If you have that sort of issue and need an alternative to a mouse Logitech has a new Wireless Trackball M570 that might be just for you.

Windroid Phone Runs Windows Mobile + Android

Windroid Phone Runs Windows Mobile + Android
Can’t decide what sort of a smartphone to buy? The WinDroid is the perfect phone for you indecisive folks out there. The phone ships with the none-too-thrilling Android 1.6 OS (but can be upgraded to 2.1 – voiding its warranty, though).

NES Bed Will Make You Dream in 8-Bit

NES Bed Will Make You Dream in 8-Bit
Whoever made these NES pillowcases, bed sheet and comforter should make himself known. Preferably on Etsy, with a thousand more of these ready to be sold. Awesome shield by the way. Perhaps a Paladin retires in this bed.

Greensound Glass Speakers: Perfect for People in Glass Houses

Greensound Glass Speakers: Perfect for People in Glass Houses
I’ve definitely seen my share of unusual speakers over the years, but this is the first time I’ve come across speakers made out of glass. These speakers from Greensound Technology manage to produce 360-degree audio, emanating from a flat glass tower.

Canon Powershot Sx30 is: 35x Zoom, Perfect for Those Who Are Always Late

Canon Powershot Sx30 is: 35x Zoom, Perfect for Those Who Are Always Late
It is physically impossible for my wife to get anywhere on time. That means that when we go places together I am never on time. That really sucks if we are going to a event where we need to be close to get good photos like a function at school for the kids.

Nanodots Are Like Magnetic Bb’S and LEGO Rolled Into One

Nanodots Are Like Magnetic Bb’S and LEGO Rolled Into One
I would bet that most of you were like me when you were a kid and had tons of building sets like Lego and Lincoln Logs. My son had this set of magnetic building thingies for a while that had large magnetic balls and magnetic tubes you could make into different shapes.

Robotic Grasshoppers Won’T Eat Your Crops

Robotic Grasshoppers Won’T Eat Your Crops
Sometimes I wonder why Japan needs all of these robots. Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have built a robotic grasshopper. It’s called the Air Hopper and it has four legs that allow it to move around.

Happy Birthday, Super Mario!

Happy Birthday, Super Mario!
It turns out that our little Super Mario is celebrating his 25th birthday this week. How cool is that? Do you remember the first time you played a Mario game? My first time was with the original Super Mario Bros.

Nielsen Survey: 3dtvs More Appealing to Those Who’Ve Never Used It

Nielsen Survey: 3dtvs More Appealing to Those Who’Ve Never Used It
They say the grass is greener on the other side, and that seems to be the case in this joint survey conducted by the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing and Nielsen regarding the appeal of 3DTV.

LEGO Minifig Flashlights: 2 Lights, 1 Fig

LEGO Minifig Flashlights: 2 Lights, 1 Fig
These minifig flashlights add to the LEGO lamps released a few months ago. Each of them have a white LED light at the bottom of each foot, and their legs are poseable so that you can point the lights in different directions, e.g.

Pack Up Your Aliens With Some Space Invaders Packing Tape

Pack Up Your Aliens With Some Space Invaders Packing Tape
Next time you need to box up a bunch of alien bits to or from Area 51 (or maybe just a package filled with video game gear), why not deck out your box with some Space Invaders?

Inception + Psychonauts = Inceptionauts

Inception + Psychonauts = Inceptionauts
If you’re a fan of the classic cult hit game Psychonauts, you’ll probably enjoy this little mashup, which combines the dreamlike world of Tim Schafer’s unconventional game with the equally mindbending world of Inception. So without further ado, I give you, Inceptionauts…

Nintendo 3DS Launch Date Leaked?

Nintendo 3DS Launch Date Leaked?
Other than playing some games on my iPhone or iPad, I am not that big on portable gaming. My kids on the other hand, like to take a Nintendo DS with them on occasion during boring events that we will be stuck at for a while.
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