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Archive for November 2010

Hacking Kinect: 3D Model Capture

Hacking Kinect: 3D Model Capture
Let the Kinect hacking begin! Less than a month after the motion-detection camera hit shelves, hackers are starting to figure out all sorts of cool stuff you can do with Microsoft’s Xbox 360 wonder-gadget.

Intel Wireless Display: Hands-on Review

Intel Wireless Display: Hands-on Review
Intel’s Wireless Display technology was created to allow laptop users to transmit video and sound from their computers to television screens wirelessly. I recently had a chance to put the tech through its paces, and would like to share my experiences with you.

The USB Floppy Disk

The USB Floppy Disk
A while back, I told you guys about some CD-R disks that look like old 3.5″ floppies. In the story, I said that I’d much rather have a 3.5″ floppy USB drive, and Technabob reader Charles Mangin of Option8 has now indulged us with one.

Walltop PC

Walltop PC
While most PC enthusiasts make their rig stand out by coming up with unique casemods, Redditor bigblades decided to just let it all hang out: I guess in computer porn terms, this would be classified as XXX.

It’S Out of the Bag: Scientists Figure Out How Cats Drink

It’S Out of the Bag: Scientists Figure Out How Cats Drink
Fellow humans, mark this month of November, 2010. For it is on this month that our great science peoples have solved one of our centuries old mysteries, a question that have kept many a stoned person up at night.

Planar Sa2311w LCD Monitor Brings 3d Dinosaurs to Your Desktop

Planar Sa2311w LCD Monitor Brings 3d Dinosaurs to Your Desktop
I am more interested in 3D gaming in my home than I am in 3D movies. I would bet that most folks feel the same way if they are into video games. I will wear glasses to play games, but watching TV with glasses isn’t appealing to me.

Geeks Launch Paper Airplane From 90,000 Feet

Geeks Launch Paper Airplane From 90,000 Feet
I have flown my fair share of paper airplanes during my days. As high-tech as in ever went was putting a paper clip on them for extra weight though. Some geeks got together and built this spaceworthy paper airplane from paper and straws with a 3-foot wingspan.

Your Very Own Mini Giant Gundam

Your Very Own Mini Giant Gundam
If you’re lucky enough to live in Japan, you’ve had plenty of opportunity to check out the giant Gundam statue that’s been around for the last year or so. But for those of us here in the States and other places around the world, we’ve got no giant Gundam love.

Empire Roofing: the Shingles Strike Back

Empire Roofing: the Shingles Strike Back
This crazy brochure for a Star Wars-themed roofing company comes courtesy of designer Milos Cakovan. It definitely makes the whole idea of roofing your house a bit more fun. “This is the roof you’re looking for”, that’s what the slogan of the brochure claims.

Hoodman Shows Off the Terminator of Sd Cards

Hoodman Shows Off the Terminator of Sd Cards
If Arnie ever gets his muscle tone back, he should do a flick combining James Belushi with Terminator and call it Raw Steel. I think I might watch that. Raw Steel might sound like an action movie, but it’s actually a rugged SD card for your camera.

Beer Keg PC Casemod: Drink Up and Overclock!

Beer Keg PC Casemod: Drink Up and Overclock!
The guys over at Legit Reviews were walking the aisles at the PDXLAN 16.5 gaming conference in Portland this week, when they spotted this awesome PC casemod. Yeppers, you’re looking at the official beer keg PC.

Kinect Hacked to Work on Mac Os X

Kinect Hacked to Work on Mac Os X
Never underestimate the desire of a geek to do something geeky and brag about it even if there is no real point to what they are doing. There were reports flowing all over recently that the new Xbox 360 Kinect device was hacked to work on Windows 7 computers.

Super Mario Bros. Cake Celebrates 25-Years of Mario

Super Mario Bros. Cake Celebrates 25-Years of Mario
Nintendo just revealed this awesome Super Mario Bros. cake during the game’s 25th anniversary celebration in New York. I can say that this is the perfect way to celebrate all those years of playing Mario games in their different incarnations over the years.

Thinkgeek Synthesizer Shirt: if Keyboard Cat Wore Shirts He’D have One

Thinkgeek Synthesizer Shirt: if Keyboard Cat Wore Shirts He’D have One
The geeks over at ThinkGeek have added a new shirt to their collection of shirts that you can use to create your own band. They already have a guitar shirt and a drum shirt and now you can add this synthesizer shirt to the line to complete your 80’s T-shirt tribute band.

LEGO Christmas Tree is Perfect for Blockheads

LEGO Christmas Tree is Perfect for Blockheads
If you are a serious geek that has a hankering for some DIY LEGO style decorating for the holidays you will be glad to see these sweet new plans for a LEGO DIY Christmas tree. The thing is small so you can’t stand it in your corner, but it would look awesome on your fireplace mantle.

Recyclable Laptop Disassembles Easily: Environment- and User-Friendly

Recyclable Laptop Disassembles Easily: Environment- and User-Friendly
Laptops sacrifice a lot for their portability – they’re nowhere near as upgradable as most desktop computers, and they’re not that easy to tinker with as well. But a group of students from Stanford University and Aalto University in Finland have shown that it’s possible to make a laptop with a very modular form, making its parts easy to recycle, service and replace.

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