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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.