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Archive for March 2011

Invisible Paintings Show Up Only After You Take a Pic

Invisible Paintings Show Up Only After You Take a Pic
I’ve always enjoyed modern art, but involving the viewer with these paintings that only become visible after you take a photo with your cell phone or your camera is genius.

Moon and Star Filament Lamp Brings Night Skies to your Nightlight

Moon and Star Filament Lamp Brings Night Skies to your Nightlight
This cute Veilleuse d`Orient clip-on lamp from Tsé & Tsé Associées won’t be very bright, but that’s not the point. The lamp is a nightlight that will illuminate your darkened room with a warm glow thanks to its special moon and star filament bulb.
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Chrome OS Updates Fix Trackpad Woes

Chrome OS Updates Fix Trackpad Woes
I have long though that offering up a major OS like the Chrome OS from a major company like Google, and then finding it had issues with the operation of something as basic as the trackpad meant someone needed to be fired.

Necono: This Cat is a Camera

Necono: This Cat is a Camera
Leave it to the wacky Japanese gadget makers to come up with a camera that doesn’t look like a camera at all. Instead, this digital camera looks like a cat. Designed by Japan’s Powershovel and Scandanavian designer Lisa Larson, the Necono digital camera not only looks like a little stripey cat, he’s got tiny magnetic feet, so you can hide him in inconspicuous locations and snap pictures.

Mouse Cursor Jewelry Points at Your Head

Mouse Cursor Jewelry Points at Your Head
Here’s a fun bit of jewelry for you geeky girls out there. These clever pixel necklaces are based on mouse cursors.

Donkey Kong 2011

Donkey Kong 2011
Sure, there have been tons of Donkey Kong games on Nintendo systems over the years, but it’s been a really long time since anyone thought of making a game with the beautiful simplicity of the original arcade classic.

Japanese Phone Shaped Like a Human

Japanese Phone Shaped Like a Human
The phone isn’t so much shaped like a human to me as it is shaped like some sort of weird leftover from a horror flick where the human melted and lost his arms and legs. This phone is just downright creepy.

Fixed Samsung WinPho 7 Update Bug Not So Fixed After All?

Fixed Samsung WinPho 7 Update Bug Not So Fixed After All?
There were a lot of angry Samsung branded Windows Phone 7 users that weren’t able to get the update to the WinPho 7 OS thanks to some sort of error that was bricking the devices last week.

WiFi Xoom Priced at $539 at Sam’s Club

WiFi Xoom Priced at $539 at Sam’s Club
I think that the Motorola Xoom sounds really cool, and I was interested in the thing when we first heard about it. Then the pricing started to surface and I thought it was too expensive to take a chance on.

Kinetris: Play Tetris the Way It Wasn’t Meant to Be Played

Kinetris: Play Tetris the Way It Wasn’t Meant to Be Played
Ever wanted to play Tetris using gestures, Minority Report-style? Me neither. But hacking and common sense don’t always go together; sometimes people love to do things just because they can do it. Case in point, Conan Chen’s Kinetris project.

Kandle LED Book Light: Kindle Kombo

Kandle LED Book Light: Kindle Kombo
The Kindle – or any eBook reader that uses E-Ink for that matter – is great for reading in bright light, because you won’t get glare or reflections on the screen. On the other hand, it’s not great for reading in a dimly lit area, which is why Amazon sells official Kindle leather covers with a built-in LED light.

11th Doctor Gets His Own Sonic Screwdriver Replica

11th Doctor Gets His Own Sonic Screwdriver Replica
Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor has been on the air for over a year now, and it’s  high time for a replica of his sonic screwdriver to be made. Just like the Doctor changes bodies when he regenerates, the same thing happens to his tech.

iPad 2 vs. Xoom vs. Samsung Sliding PC vs. Notion Ink Adam Infographic

iPad 2 vs. Xoom vs. Samsung Sliding PC vs. Notion Ink Adam Infographic
The iPad 2 was just announced this week and it’s interesting to see it compared to the other tablets that are currently on the market. GeeksAreSexy compares the iPad 2 to the Motorola Xoom, the Samsung Sliding PC 7, and the Notion Ink Adam.

Biohazard Case Mod: Resident Evil PC Should Be Standard Issue at Umbrella Corp.

Biohazard Case Mod: Resident Evil PC Should Be Standard Issue at Umbrella Corp.
Fans of the Resident Evil series will likely start drooling the minute they get a gander at this epic casemod, inspired by the popular gaming and movie franchise.

Nintendo 3DS Gets Ceremonial Teardown by iFixit Guys

Nintendo 3DS Gets Ceremonial Teardown by iFixit Guys
The guys over at iFixit are pretty amazing. Not only do they do the best device teardowns on the web, they’re now starting to rip apart the guts of devices which aren’t even out yet here in the U.S.

Chocolate Factory Controlled by iPhone: Willy Wonka Would Approve

Chocolate Factory Controlled by iPhone: Willy Wonka Would Approve
I like my iPhone and if I could do my job from anywhere using the iPhone, I would. This must be what drove some geeks at a chocolate maker in San Francisco to have an app developed that allows them to control all essential factory and lab functions using the iPhone.
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