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Archive for October 2010

Russian Makes, Then Solves the World’s Smallest Rubik’s Cube

Russian Makes, Then Solves the World’s Smallest Rubik’s Cube
This incredibly teeny tiny Rubik’s Cube was created by Evgeniy Grigoriev and it’s tiny. How tiny? How about 0.39 inches (10mm)! Now that’s extremely small and despite its diminutive size, Evgeniy solves the damn thing pretty fast. This isn’t his first tiny Rubik’s Cube.

Bmodo12 Windows 7 Tablet for Geeks Wanting Something Other Than the iPad

Bmodo12 Windows 7 Tablet for Geeks Wanting Something Other Than the iPad
We can all blame Steve Jobs and the iPad for the frenzy of tablet computers that are coming to market and gripping geeks everywhere. Some people just don’t want to cough up the cash an iPad costs considering the thing is so closed and lacks Flash support among other issues.
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Hydrobob: Sea-Segway

Hydrobob: Sea-Segway
Andrew Sneath has invented a vehicle that allows people who know nothing about diving or swimming to safely experience the joys of being underwater, albeit in a controlled environment and with a slight dent to one’s dignity.

Remote Control Pager Mod Should be Made Standard

Remote Control Pager Mod Should be Made Standard
Here’s a very sensible mod that should be integrated in all remote controls. YouTube user Matt ripped the relevant guts off of an old cordless phone and placed them inside a TV remote control. By pressing a button on the assimilated phone’s cradle, the remote control will beep, making it a lot easier to find.

Sterling Silver NES Controller Belt Buckle Costs a Lot of Gold Coins

Sterling Silver NES Controller Belt Buckle Costs a Lot of Gold Coins
If you’re an insane Nintendo fan, then you might want to head on over to Etsy, where you can currently get your hands on this awesome NES belt buckle made from solid Sterling Silver. Crafted by artist Otterette, the Sterling NES belt buckle is made from 3 ounces of silver, impeccably polished to a shiny finish, and scaled perfectly to match the original specs.

Nokia N8 Costs $187 to Build According to Isuppli

Nokia N8 Costs $187 to Build According to Isuppli
One of the things that goes along with the geek’s morbid obsession to see new gadgets ripped apart is to know how much it costs the maker to build those gadgets. Once we know how much the things cost,we can look at how much they sell them to us for and start the bitching.

An Aluminum Millennium Falcon to Go With Your Duct Tape at-at

An Aluminum Millennium Falcon to Go With Your Duct Tape at-at
Remember that guy who made that duct tape AT-AT? Well, he’s just listed another Star Wars item. This new listing is for a Millennium Falcon that’s made out of cardboard, Styrofoam, and aluminum tape. That makes it all shiny. This new eBay listing was also made by Komanac for the local art show, Star Wars 33 & 1/3 Anniversary.

Awesomest Wii Controller Yet is Built With LEGO

Awesomest Wii Controller Yet is Built With LEGO
I tried for a long time to buy a Wii when they were so popular, and it took months to finally get my hands on one. After the novelty wore off, we rarely play the thing anymore.

Modu T Breaks Cover as the Lightest 3.5g Touch Phone Evah!

Modu T Breaks Cover as the Lightest 3.5g Touch Phone Evah!
Modu has unveiled the new modu T mobile phone that actually holds the current Guinness Record for being the lightest touch phone in the world. The thing is very thin and has a smallish 2.2-inch touch screen with 2GB of on-board storage.

Hair Washing ‘Bot Won’T Rip Your Head Off, Will It?

Hair Washing ‘Bot Won’T Rip Your Head Off, Will It?
If there’s one thing that I wouldn’t want a robot to do, it’s to wash my hair before getting a haircut. But that didn’t stop Panasonic [JP] from making a hair washing robot, that hopefully won’t rip your head off. The design is based on the robot hands that seem to be lying all over the place over at Panasonic’s Japanese headquarters.

Conversacube: Icebreaker Re-Invented, Exaggerated

Conversacube: Icebreaker Re-Invented, Exaggerated
Do you find it hard to strike up a conversation? Are you totally unaware about what to do in even the simplest social situations? Are you desperate enough to rely on a gadget for step-by-step instructions for kissing?

Diminished Reality: Now You See It and You Also Don’T

Diminished Reality: Now You See It and You Also Don’T
A couple of students at the Ilmenau University of Technology in Germany are developing the video equivalent of the Content-Aware Fill feature in Photoshop CS5. In other words, their software can make objects invisible, and it does this in real-time.

Sony Google TV Prices, Release Dates and Specs Revealed

Sony Google TV Prices, Release Dates and Specs Revealed
Looks like Sony is officially the first to market with HDTV sets with integrated Google TV capabilities. While standalone Google TV devices like the Logitech Revue seem price prohibitive, Sony is entering the market with aggressive price-points for TVs with the tech built in. The initial sets will come in four sizes, the 24-inch NSX-24GT1, 32-inch NSX-32GT1, 40-inch NSX-40GT1, and 46-inch NSX-46GT1.

Steampunk Iron Man Costume is Better Than the Second Movie

Steampunk Iron Man Costume is Better Than the Second Movie
I really liked the first Iron Man flick. My son was too young to go and see the original in the theater, but he wanted to go see the second flick back at the beginning of the summer.

Trulyergonomic Keyboard Claims to be a Revolution

Trulyergonomic Keyboard Claims to be a Revolution
While I’ve been touch-typing for years, sometimes as fast as a secretary, I’ve never tried any of the so-called ergonomic keyboards out there. Supposedly they will make you type faster and reduce some of the stress on your wrists.

Kensington Offers Easier to Use Security Lock for Notebooks Called Clicksafe

Kensington Offers Easier to Use Security Lock for Notebooks Called Clicksafe
If you own a notebook, you can look around some, and on one of the edges and you will find a little rectangular port that is called the Kensington lock port. That little port is also found on all sorts of other hardware including projectors and more to help prevent theft of portable gadgets.
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