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Archive for February 2011

De Grisogono’s Meccanico dG Watch Has an Analog Face That Simulates Digital

De Grisogono’s Meccanico dG Watch Has an Analog Face That Simulates Digital
De Grisogono have just showcased a new version of their Meccanico dG watch for Baselworld 2011. This unique watch combines the analog and digital ways of telling time.

Bust With Hidden Light Switch: Holy DIY Batman!

Bust With Hidden Light Switch: Holy DIY Batman!
I’m sure there are ready-to-use replicas of Batman’s Shakespeare bust (the one with the hidden switch) that you can buy somewhere – in fact we featured one a few years ago. But if you’ve got the skills and the tools, you can try making your own by following the guide made by The New Hobbyist.

iPad 2 to Have 27-inch Screen?

iPad 2 to Have 27-inch Screen?
There have been tons of rumors about the upcoming iPad 2, but this one takes the cake. Yep, the iPad 2 will have an astounding 27-inch display…

Walking Dead Action Figures Get Removable Zombie Limbs

Walking Dead Action Figures Get Removable Zombie Limbs
Fans of AMC’s hit zombie show will be happy to know that in addition to the show being renewed for a second season, the first round of Walking Dead collectible merch has surfaced with McFarlane Toys readying a series of Walking Dead collectible action figures.

Google Chrome to Kill the URL Bar?

Google Chrome to Kill the URL Bar?
Well, not really, but it looks like our overlords at Google are thinking about eliminating it in at least one browsing mode in their Chrome browser. The thinking behind this is to shave some pixels off the height of the non-browsing parts of the browser.

Video Game Controller Evolutionary Tree Has a Missing Link to the Keyboard

Video Game Controller Evolutionary Tree Has a Missing Link to the Keyboard
We’ve seen video game controllers cataloged periodic table-style, but I always thought an evolutionary tree would be more appropriate, especially since most controllers are just derivatives of a few classic designs. Finally, someone has come up with such a chart:

Valet Parking 1989: Remember How Cool the 80s Were? Back When You Were Parking Cars for a Living?

Valet Parking 1989: Remember How Cool the 80s Were? Back When You Were Parking Cars for a Living?
File this under So Bad, It’s Good: Valet Parking 1989 is a DSiWare game by Zordix AB, where you play as a parking attendant in “neon lit California” in the late 80s, earning money so you can “buy your own cool car and drive to the beach in style”.

IDEA Sol Watch Juices Up With the Sun

IDEA Sol Watch Juices Up With the Sun
It makes sense to power a watch with solar power. One of the first good-looking ones I’ve seen comes from the Japanese brand IDEA [JP] and it’s called Sol.

Steampunk Star Wars: What, No Brass Lightsabers?

Steampunk Star Wars: What, No Brass Lightsabers?
If you love Star Wars or steampunk, you’ll love these incredible illustrations from professional game and fantasy illustrator Bjorn Hurri. The images in this collection perfectly combine the aesthetics of the Star Wars universe with the retro-futuristic H.G.

Racing Simulator or Coffin?

Racing Simulator or Coffin?
Now I like racing games as much as the next guy. Heck, I might even go as far as to play with one of those racing wheels and pedal sets when I want to feel like I’m actually driving.

Corning’s Vision of the Future is Filled With Glass (and Computers)

Corning’s Vision of the Future is Filled With Glass (and Computers)
Videos that depict the future of computers crop up every now and then, and although they are fun to watch, most of them are more flash than substance. This clip from Corning Inc. – the glass and ceramics company that gave us Gorilla Glass, among other things –  is no better, since it’s obviously a very biased conceptualization, but it does contain a few neat, if not mind-blowing, ideas.

The Millenterprise Falcon Makes the Kessel Run Faster Than Any Man Has Gone Before

The Millenterprise Falcon Makes the Kessel Run Faster Than Any Man Has Gone Before
I bet the Star Wars movies would have been much shorter if this was Han Solo’s ship: But in terms of appearance, I think the whole is less than the sum of its parts. You can get the Millenterprise Falcon t-shirt at Redbubble for $24 (USD).

French Dude Plays Mario Kart in Real Life

French Dude Plays Mario Kart in Real Life
Haven’t you always wanted to play Mario Kart in real life? French humorist Rémi Gaillard actually played Super Mario Kart for real, by driving a real go-cart through city traffic while he was disguised as Mario.

Wise Clock 3: DIY Pong Clock for Under $100

Wise Clock 3: DIY Pong Clock for Under $100
While initially I thought that this was a Pong clock, it’s actually much cooler: it’s a DIY Pong clock. It combines many of my obsessions, including DIY, retro video games, and digital clocks.

Tandar Interactive Robot Monkeys: The New Furbys?

Tandar Interactive Robot Monkeys: The New Furbys?
Luckily, I escaped the Furby craze when I was a kid, but it looks like the company behind these new interactive robot monkeys is trying to revive the trend. Tandars are robotic toys with sensors. There’s good news though; they won’t break the bank, like some other robot toys out there.

GameCube Desktop Organizers Would Only Be Better If They Still Played Super Smash Brothers Melee

GameCube Desktop Organizers Would Only Be Better If They Still Played Super Smash Brothers Melee
If you’re like me, your old Nintendo GameCube is either gathering dust in a closet somewhere, or you’ve eBayed it by now. But there is one other thing you could do with your GameCube – turn it into a desktop organizer.

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