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Archive for November 2010

Microsoft Offers Special Holiday Lights Themes to Finish Your Geeky Christmas Desk

Microsoft Offers Special Holiday Lights Themes to Finish Your Geeky Christmas Desk
This time of year, geeks all around the country start to pull out their decorations at home and some even decorate at the office. You know who we mean, that person in the cubicle next to you that has flashing lights and all sorts of decoration on their desk.

Lamp Made Out of Keyboard Parts: Qwertylight

Lamp Made Out of Keyboard Parts: Qwertylight
Nolan Herbut’s lamp design is made out of keyboards. He meticulously created the fixture by rearranging all of parts of keys that he found from unwanted keyboards and wrapping the whole thing up. The light that comes from the lamp creates an interesting and ethereal effect.

Tokyoflash to Make Kisa Rpm Watch: Reader’S Concept Becomes Reality

Tokyoflash to Make Kisa Rpm Watch: Reader’S Concept Becomes Reality
This Tokyoflash watch was initially created by a reader of their blog named James Fursedon. He created the concept and Tokyoflash’s design studio made it a reality. The initial idea was submitted by James last February.

Wii Balance Board Used in Segway-Like Ride for Babies

Wii Balance Board Used in Segway-Like Ride for Babies
As if babies weren’t troublesome enough, what with their crying and putting things-in-their-mouth abilities, a team of researchers from Ithaca College in New York have built a ride that even babies as young as 7 months can control, ensuring that parents of the future will literally get no rest.

Glass Doorknobs Let You See What’S on the Other Side

Glass Doorknobs Let You See What’S on the Other Side
You know what’s missing from doors these days? Keyholes big enough that you can actually look through. Back in the good old days, if you wondered what was going on behind a locked door, you’d just kneel down and take a look through the keyhole.

Ninuku Archivist Lets You Make a Facebook Book, Preserve Your Farmville Exploits

Ninuku Archivist Lets You Make a Facebook Book, Preserve Your Farmville Exploits
For better or for worse, a lot of people have poured a significant amount of their lives onto Facebook. Which is why I’m not really surprised that a company like Ninuku exists. Ninuku’s sole service is the Archivist, which will download your Facebook status, updates, notes, links, comments and photos, and reformats it into a print-friendly series of chronologically arranged pdf files.

Hack Your Camera to Add Time-Lapse Functionality

Hack Your Camera to Add Time-Lapse Functionality
Do you ever wish that your point-and-shoot camera had a few more high-end features? For most people a simple point-and-shoot camera is perfect. They’re small, take good pictures and can be relatively inexpensive. Unfortunately, there are some things that a lot of them just can’t do.

Microsoft Kinect Hacked Into Computer Gesture Interface

Microsoft Kinect Hacked Into Computer Gesture Interface
I’ve been thinking about computer interfaces for a while, and I was pleasantly surprised that Microsoft is embracing the hacking of the Kinect, instead of shunning it. The latest hack includes using the Kinect as an interface for your computer.

Boba Font: the One Star Wars Font Print to Rule Them All

Boba Font: the One Star Wars Font Print to Rule Them All
After those great Star Wars font posters, Fabian Gonzalez came up with his own version with one of the coolest characters in Star Wars, Boba Fett. The poster is complete with his blaster and jet pack, created entirely out of typography.

Etch a Sketch iPhone Case Still Won’T Help You Draw Curves

Etch a Sketch iPhone Case Still Won’T Help You Draw Curves
After releasing the gorgeous Etch A Sketch iPad case, Headcase has done the inevitable and released an iPhone version. Actually they made two versions, one that fits the 3G & 3GS and one for the iPhone 4.

Geeky Mice: Way Cuter Than Ewoks

Geeky Mice: Way Cuter Than Ewoks
The gals over at The House of Mouse do one thing, and one thing well. They make little tiny mice based on geeky and pop culture icons. In browsing through their collection I found hand-sewn felt rodent versions of characters from Star Wars, LoTR, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who among others.

Xbox 360 Halo Reach Edition Cake: No Halo Disc Cake Included

Xbox 360 Halo Reach Edition Cake: No Halo Disc Cake Included
You’ve probably seen a handful of console cakes by now, even Xbox 360 cakes. But what about a specific type of Xbox 360 cake? One lucky husband got this extra special cake for his birthday a couple of months ago: The perfect combo to the Halo: Reach box cake.

Portal Gun Replica is Definitely Not a Lie

Portal Gun Replica is Definitely Not a Lie
How’d you like to own a gun that looks just like the one from Portal? You know, the one that can blow holes in surfaces, letting you pass through walls and objects? Thanks to artist Harrison Krix of Volpin Props (the same guy who did this awesome Daft Punk helmet), this one could be yours.

Landcrawler Robot Wobbles but it Won’t Fall Down

Landcrawler Robot Wobbles but it Won’t Fall Down
This funny lookin’ fella weighs just 27 pounds, has 12 legs, and can carry you around on its back if you let it. The Land Crawler xTreme robot offers its master a ride on top of  its square platform top, provided you don’t weigh more than 175 pounds.

Kinect Hacked to Control Pr2 Robot by Willow Garage

Kinect Hacked to Control Pr2 Robot by Willow Garage
Hacks of the Microsoft Kinect are just flooding in now that the device is in the hands of geeks everywhere. I bet Microsoft never thought people would be using the Kinect for anything other than gaming as it was intended.

Thinkgeek iPhone Keyboard Case Will Let Tk-421 Say Why He Left His Post

Thinkgeek iPhone Keyboard Case Will Let Tk-421 Say Why He Left His Post
ThinkGeek knows the way to a geek’s heart is with Star Wars. Even when the product really has nothing to do with Star Wars, you can get our attention with a vague reference and innuendo. Such is the case with these cool iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 keyboard cases.

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