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Archive for January 2011

U-Socket Adds USB Ports to Your Wall Outlets

U-Socket Adds USB Ports to Your Wall Outlets
How many USB ports does one really need? I’m of the opinion that one can never have too many USB ports. I mean, just think of all of the gadgets you have that utilize the technology.

Video Game Characters Escape into the Real World

Video Game Characters Escape into the Real World
Aled Lewis’ has done it again. The geeky mashup artist took a bunch of video game characters in their pure pixelated form and placed them in pictures of the real world. I’m sure that this concept has been explored a hundred times before – I think I might have made a few when I was a kid – but I think it’s the simplicity of Lewis’ chosen backgrounds that makes these pictures super effective.

Samsung Central Station Wirelessly Provides Larger Monitor, Extra Ports

Samsung Central Station Wirelessly Provides Larger Monitor, Extra Ports
Not all of the gadgets featured at CES 2011 were exciting. Some of them are “merely” practical, like Samsung’s CA750 Central Station. It’s a dock and monitor in one, providing not only a larger display but a healthy helping of ports and connections as well.

LEGO Angry Birds: Do Not Catapult.

LEGO Angry Birds: Do Not Catapult.
There’s not much more to say besides the fact that these LEGO Angry Birds by Tsang Yiu Keung are nothing short of awesome.

MeeBlip Synthesizer Kit Encourages Hacking

MeeBlip Synthesizer Kit Encourages Hacking
If you’re into making electronic sounds and like to really get under the hood of your electronics, the MeeBlip is a new synthesizer kit designed for ease of assembly and hacking.

Project HiJack Steals Power from iOS Headphone Jack

Project HiJack Steals Power from iOS Headphone Jack
I’m not a developer of accessories or gear for iOS devices, but I would have to imagine that much of the cost to develop the accessories would have to be the fees associated with Apple certification and the plugs and such you need to work with the docking connector.

Triple-Boot Evolve III Maestro Tablet is Perfect for the Indecisive

Triple-Boot Evolve III Maestro Tablet is Perfect for the Indecisive
Tablets are great if you choose the right one, otherwise you might end up stuck with a thin slab of crap that you never use. If you are in the market for a new tablet, but you just can’t decide what OS you should buy Evolve III has a new tablet called the Maestro that is perfect for those having a hard time deciding.

Carbon Nanotubes Makes Aerogel Even Lighter Than it Already Was

Carbon Nanotubes Makes Aerogel Even Lighter Than it Already Was
Aerogel is a man-made material that was invented a while back. It’s one of those products that is really cool, but hasn’t made its way into anything too interesting that I have seen yet. Aerogel is the world’s lightest solid though, and scientists have used our friends the carbon nanotube to make this stuff even lighter.

Kid Chameleon’s Mac Plus DJ Helmet

Kid Chameleon’s Mac Plus DJ Helmet
DJs are always looking for ways to make their sets unique. I know. I was a techno DJ a few years ago, and you’re always looking for something new. How about making your own DJ helmet, just like those Daft Punk boys?

Felt Test Pattern TV Cover: Do Not Attempt to Adjust Your Set

Felt Test Pattern TV Cover: Do Not Attempt to Adjust Your Set
While I can’t remember the last time I saw a TV test pattern, I can say that this is a swanky-looking TV cover. It was handmade by Jason Loper, and has a retro style will definitely not look out of place in any modern dwelling.

Snowdozer Cuts Ice Scraping Time in Half

Snowdozer Cuts Ice Scraping Time in Half
Has anyone else had enough of the snow? Possibly one of the most annoying things winter has to offer us is the several layers of snow and ice that accumulates on our cars overnight. An ice scraper has FINALLY been created that will combat this nasty part of winter, and give you a lot less cold work to deal with.

Modders Working on Super Mario Galaxy 2.5

Modders Working on Super Mario Galaxy 2.5
A group of dedicated fans of the crazy platforming series are planning on making Super Mario Galaxy 2.5, a custom game based on Super Mario Galaxy 2 using a level editor. It’s way too early to tell if they’re going to succeed, but they’ve already released a few details and some video regarding what can and cannot be done in the custom game.

Style, This Robe Has None

Style, This Robe Has None
On second thought, I think they just chose the wrong model. Was he going for a sagacious expression? Is he using the Force? Or is he just ashamed?

DSO Nano v2.0 Puts An Oscilloscope in Your Pocket

DSO Nano v2.0 Puts An Oscilloscope in Your Pocket
Boy, I can remember when an oscilloscope was an unwieldy box with a vector screen, which required significant desktop space  – and cost at least a few hundred bucks. Now, thanks to modern technology, you can get an oscilloscope that’s so compact, you can throw it in your pocket or backpack.

History of Video Games: A First-Person Perspective

History of Video Games: A First-Person Perspective
Here’s a fun video clip that does its best to sum up the history of video games from its earliest roots to present day. The 4-minute clip was created by a team of game design students in Munich, Germany, and it walks us through many of the highlights of video gaming throughout the years.

New iPod Touch to Get Glasses-Free 3D Display? [Rumors]

New iPod Touch to Get Glasses-Free 3D Display? [Rumors]
There are tons of rumors floating around about the iPhone 5 and iPad 2, but not much about the next-generation iPod Touch. Here’s one of the more outlandish rumors I’ve come across.