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Archive for January 2011

10 Billionth iTunes App Downloader Hung up on Apple

10 Billionth iTunes App Downloader Hung up on Apple
It would have been hard for you to miss the news last week that the App Store was nearing its 10 billionth download. Apple had vowed to give the person who downloaded the 10 billionth app a $10,000 gift card.

Cropmark Bluetooth Numeric Keypad Matches Your Mac

Cropmark Bluetooth Numeric Keypad Matches Your Mac
While I’ve always enjoyed a full keyboard, switching to a smaller one for my Mac hasn’t been a big issue. I can learn to live without a numeric keypad, although I’d rather not. If you’re like me, then you’ll probably be happy to hear that Cropmark’s numeric keypad is now available and perfectly matches your Apple gear.

Slyde HD3 Watch: High-End Digital Watch Offers Swappable Faces

Slyde HD3 Watch: High-End Digital Watch Offers Swappable Faces
I don’t really know if “High-End Digital Watch” is an oxymoron, but that doesn’t stop the high-end Slyde HD3 digital from looking pretty good.

Razer Onza Xbox 360 Controllers Pre-Orders Come and Go in a Blink

Razer Onza Xbox 360 Controllers Pre-Orders Come and Go in a Blink
I am a big fan of Razer gear, and have played with more than my share of Razer PC gaming keyboards and mice over the years. But Razer has always been a PC gaming company in my mind.

Flipit! USB Charger Doesn’t Require an Outlet All to Itself

Flipit! USB Charger Doesn’t Require an Outlet All to Itself
There are never enough outlets in the world. One of the things I hate about checking into most hotels is that there are never available outlets by the bed. Sure, they’ve got free ones on the other side of the room near the desk.

Twitter-Controlled Car: Turns Out You Can Drive in 140 Characters or Less

Twitter-Controlled Car: Turns Out You Can Drive in 140 Characters or Less
Mercedes Benz engineers are developing a system to control cars via Twitter, and they seem to have nailed it. I must admit when I first saw this video I immediately thought it was fake. First of all, the prototype car was an undoubtedly expensive Mercedes Benz CL 550; you’d think they’d use a more disposable car for their tests.

Evil Ryu and Oni Akuma Turn Up On Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition

Evil Ryu and Oni Akuma Turn Up On Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
If you saw the trailer for Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition that was released last year, then you already know that Evil Ryu and Oni Akuma will be playable characters in the game. Now we finally get a glimpse of said characters in action, thanks to arcade junkies who take videos of the game in action.

Rare VFX 3D Virtual Reality Helmet Turns Up on eBay

Rare VFX 3D Virtual Reality Helmet Turns Up on eBay
I was browsing through the deep recesses of eBay today, when I stumbled onto this strange listing for a “Virtual Reality” system.

Super Backwards Mario Bros.

Super Backwards Mario Bros.
If you thought playing Super Mario Bros. was too easy, why not flip your world on its ear, and play the game backwards. No, I don’t mean starting the game on World 8-4, I mean really play it backwards.

ON/OFF Paint Lets You Make Wall-Sized Switches

ON/OFF Paint Lets You Make Wall-Sized Switches
Is this the death of the light switch? French design firm Quarks has designed a special paint that can be used in conjunction with electronics in order to control appliances. So for example you can turn a lamp on or off just by touching the surface coated with the special paint.

iodd 2501 External Drive Enclosure Doubles as ISO Loader

iodd 2501 External Drive Enclosure Doubles as ISO Loader
Korean company iodd has come up with an external drive enclosure with a very practical secondary feature. The iodd 2501 Portable Virtual ROM can act as a virtual optical drive and mount ISO files. Your computer will recognize the 2501 as both an external drive and an optical drive.

Etiquette Checker Tells You if You’re a Drunk or Just Have Halitosis

Etiquette Checker Tells You if You’re a Drunk or Just Have Halitosis
I love weird Japanese gadgets. Sure, the U.S. has plenty of breathalyzer type devices that tell you if you’re too blotto to drive, but the Japanese gadget makers had to outdo us. Their version can also tell you if your breath just plain stinks.

Jet Set Radio Dreamcast Custom Paintjob is Off the Rails

Jet Set Radio Dreamcast Custom Paintjob is Off the Rails
Back when I had a SEGA Dreamcast, one of my absolute favorite titles was Jet Set Radio (aka Jet Grind Radio here in the States). Not only did the game feature ground-breaking, beautiful cell-shaded animations and an awesome soundtrack, it was insanely addictive.

Jawbone ERA Bluetooth Headset has Motion Controls

Jawbone ERA Bluetooth Headset has Motion Controls
I have used Bluetooth headsets before when I was driving in a car. They are generally easy to use, but at one point or another I always have a brain fart and forget what button does what and end up turning on pairing mode or something when trying to answer the phone.

KÜHLER H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System Keeps CPUs Cool Without the Mess

KÜHLER H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System Keeps CPUs Cool Without the Mess
I am a serious computer gaming geek, and once I decided I wanted liquid cooling inside my machine. I gathered all the parts together for a roll-your-own liquid cooling system. It was a nightmare to route the hoses where they would reach and not be crimped.

Beyond Black Mesa: The Ultimate Half-Life Fan Film Finally Released

Beyond Black Mesa: The Ultimate Half-Life Fan Film Finally Released
If you’re a fan of the Half-Life games, you owe it to yourself to take the next 11 minutes and 51 seconds of your life to watch Beyond Black Mesa, an incredible fan-made film made as a tribute to the series.