Just about any geek worth their salt knows that a follow-up to the epic 80’s flick TRON is coming soon to theaters. I also mentioned a while back that real, working replicas of the TRON lightcycle from the flick were being sold on eBay.
Apparently this magnet can make you left-handed, if you’re right-handed. Sounds kind of crazy, but it makes sense how this could help people who have either lost some function in their right arm.
According to a study by researchers at UC Berkeley, when the proper trans-cranial magnetic stimulation is applied to the brain of a righty, you get a lefty.
While I think it’s really cool that someone made a duct tape/sharpie AT-AT, I find it a bit ridiculous that it’s currently being sold on eBay with a starting bid of $400. Still, it’s an AT-AT made out of duct tape, so I can’t complain too much.
This model is 4 feet tall and 5 feet long.
One of the geeky things I’d like to see before I die is a LEGO electronics set that can easily be assembled and taken apart to become different devices. One minute it’s an mp3 player, the next it’s a projector.
To celebrate the 17th anniversary of the 3DO, Panasonic is getting back into the video game business. Just kidding about the 3DO part, but who knows. What’s true is that the company is working on Panasonic Cloud Entertainment, a platform with an emphasis on online gaming and cloud-based media.
Ever seen the cheesy show Undercover Boss? You know, the one where bosses pretend to be employees at their companies so they can snoop on what their staff is really up to, then eventually eke out some crocodile tears and token gestures to ease their guilty consciences while they collect their millions in stock grants?
I have spend my fare share of time expressing how much I dislike AT&T’s quality of service in my area. Apparently, AT&T isn’t the only company to take advantage of its customers and provide poor service.
I learned a long time ago you never loan stuff to a friend if it is electronic. I have had netbooks come back packed with malware from friends downloading stuff they shouldn’t be and I have had stuff just plain not come back.
I only have one question: why would the Borg bother to assimilate an old car? Does it have some hive-mind abilities that we don’t know about? I don’t know and I don’t think it matters, but Craig Smith has definitely modified his car in an unusual fashion.
He started the assimilation of his car by cutting and forming plastic sheets.
What the hell is Darth Vader doing dressed up in this Hello Kitty outfit?
Well, it turns out that Hello Kitty Darth Vader is a Photoshopped fake, made by Count Dookie for The Dented Helmet. He actually calls it the Sanrio Vader and I have to say that it’s not very scary.
Even if it becomes a real product, the Aphelion concept alarm clock just might be too clever and wicked to sell. It’s not especially loud, and it doesn’t move around while it rings. What it does is launch a ball, and it won’t stop ringing until the ball is returned to its saddle.
If you have a large or messy bedroom, good luck finding that ball in a half-awake state.
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Designed for skiers, snowmobilers, and snowboarders who actually want to know where they’re going, the new Transcend goggles from Recon Instruments and Zeal Optics look like they could be really cool if you plan on hitting the slopes this winter.
Each pair of Transcend goggles has a built-in GPS system, along with a head-mounted display which can tell you how fast you’re traveling, as well as your coordinates and outdoor conditions.
What happens when you spill a full cup of coffee under your old Apple 5-1/4″ floppy drive? I’d expect it to either damage the mechanism, or at least make a mess you had to wipe off the bottom of the drive.
Well if you think like the guys at Chambers Judd, you might imagine it doing something like this…
I’ve played with a bunch of different news readers for my iPad, and while most of them seem to get the job done, I’ve only come across a couple which really take advantage of the iPad’s native capabilities.
Want your child to have the best costume come Halloween? Ask Japanese company Sakakibara Kikai to sell you their miniature exoskeleton, which is meant to be driven by kids. It’s not as high-tech as Raytheon’s XOS 2, but it works and it is so damn cute.
The controls seem simple enough for a kid to understand, as shown in the video below.