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Archive for February 2011

everyAir: Play PS3 Games on Your iPad or iPhone!

everyAir: Play PS3 Games on Your iPad or iPhone!
You’re not seeing things. This is actually a photo of God of War 3 being played on an iPhone. The guys at pandaelf software have managed to put together a fairly complex implementation of their everyAir remote screen control system, which allows them to play PS3 games remotely on both an iPhone and an iPad.

Phantom of the Floppera: Floppy Music x4

Phantom of the Floppera: Floppy Music x4
We’ve heard floppy drive music hacks before, but never on this grand of a scale. By wiring a few floppy drives to a  microcontroller, YouTuber FunToTheHead cranked out this beautifully musical floppy drive hack.
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Pionen Data Center: Where Bond Villains Would Store Their Data

Pionen Data Center: Where Bond Villains Would Store Their Data
If I were an evil genius, this is totally where I would store my plans for world domination. When James Bond came by to foil my plans I could say cool things like “No Mr. Bond, I expect you to collate data.” If the room this data center is in looks like a cave, there is a good reason for that.

Streetview Zombie Apocalypse: Run From the Undead in Your Hood

Streetview Zombie Apocalypse: Run From the Undead in Your Hood
Google Street View is a cool thing to use to check out your own neighborhood or to go on virtual tours of places you might want to visit at some point. But other than checking out landmarks and seeing your house from street view or satellite view there isn’t much to do with Google Maps as a standalone app.

TazPad Android Tablet with NFC to Debut at CeBIT 2011

TazPad Android Tablet with NFC to Debut at CeBIT 2011
The world seems to have gone tablet-crazy with all sorts of companies that we have never heard of jumping into the tablet market. CeBIT 2011 is set to kick off soon and you can be that there will be hoards of new tablets unveiled at the show, and many of them will run Android.

NFL Uses Under Armour E39 High-Tech Shirts for Scouting Combine

NFL Uses Under Armour E39 High-Tech Shirts for Scouting Combine
Football is a rough sport and players get hurt all the time from the forces and impacts that are generated in the game. There have been some calls for new safety gear that will monitor the force of hits and strikes.

Video Game Controller Alarm Clocks: Get Your Time On

Video Game Controller Alarm Clocks: Get Your Time On
I just knew that controller evolution chart was missing some species. Thanks to artist Roger Ibars, my suspicions have been confirmed. His “Hard-wired devices” collection consists of 100 video game controllers, starting from the Atari 2600 Joystick and ending with a Guitar Hero guitar peripheral.

LCD Cards: Write Your Message Calculator-Style

LCD Cards: Write Your Message Calculator-Style
Yellow Owl Workshop sells these quirky debossed cards for writing messages using the classic calculator-style font. Simply use the patterns to trace a letter or a number; there’s even a reference card included.

Terminator 2 T-800 Endoskull Replica: Prepare to be Terminated

Terminator 2 T-800 Endoskull Replica: Prepare to be Terminated
When I saw Terminator 2 Judgment Day in the theater, I was blown away. We’d all seen the first Terminator movie in secret, but the second one definitely put the bar up high. This is one of the reasons why the Terminator 2 Judgment Day T-800 Endoskull Replica is so cool.

USSR Era Space Capsule For Sale: Own Your Own Piece of Space Junk

USSR Era Space Capsule For Sale: Own Your Own Piece of Space Junk
One slightly used 1961 Vostok space capsule is going to be up for grabs in a short while. Have you got the money to buy it? Probably not, but the Vostok 3KA-2 is one heck of a piece of space history.

Sneaker Speakers Play Music, Not Tennis

Sneaker Speakers Play Music, Not Tennis
I’ve seen some wacky speakers over the years – even a pair that looked like high heels. We even had a Nintendo NES crammed into a shoe. But I can officially tell you that this is the first time we’ve featured a pair of speakers built into sneakers here on Technabob.

Fabricate Yourself in 3D with Kinect

Fabricate Yourself in 3D with Kinect
The Microsoft Kinect has been used for all sorts of interesting gameplay and visual hacks, but this is the first time I’ve seen it used in the process of generating physical objects.

Handheld PS2: Not Really Portable, But Still Awesome

Handheld PS2: Not Really Portable, But Still Awesome
Portable console specialist Techknott has used his magical shrink ray on the best-selling console of all time. The result is still quite chunky, but you try holding a TV and the console in your hands.

PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew: Voice-Controlled Shooter

PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew: Voice-Controlled Shooter
What kind of game do you think would be awesome to play using voice commands only? Probably a military-type game, where you play a commanding officer. Or maybe a D&D game. I could think of a couple more, but I wouldn’t think of a voice-controlled shooter.

Asteroids Blik Vinyl Wall Decals Turn Your Space into a Hyper-Space

Asteroids Blik Vinyl Wall Decals Turn Your Space into a Hyper-Space
There’s nothing like decorating your own place, especially the walls. This usually entails wallpaper or paint of some kind. Thankfully, that’s not your only recourse, especially if you love retro gaming. These Blik Asteroids Wall Stickers will quickly turn your pad into a giant Atari game.

Which Angry Bird Do You Like Best?

Which Angry Bird Do You Like Best?
Yes, I have to admit that I play Angry Birds. As many of you know, the little game is painfully addictive once you get into it. Destroying stuff with angry birds makes sense all of a sudden.
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