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Archive for March 2011

Duck Hunt Art Classes Up Your (D)Pad

Duck Hunt Art Classes Up Your (D)Pad
While I personally wasn’t that into Duck Hunt, the classic shooting game on the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System, I have to say that this piece of art that combines pixel art with traditional art is lots of fun.

There’s the Beast! What? Behind the Purple 3D Rabbit?

There’s the Beast! What? Behind the Purple 3D Rabbit?
If Monty Python and the Holy Grail ever gets a remake, this is the tech that will be used for the evil bunny. This might sound like some sort of silly joke, but a trio of researchers from Japan has developed a way to project a 3D bunny onto a fog display using three projectors.
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Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Race Car is the First Hybrid I Would Own

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Race Car is the First Hybrid I Would Own
If you walk up to a bunch of automotive enthusiasts and start talking about the virtues of a hybrid we might listen if only because we need someone to buy the Prius and Focus Hybrids, so the V8’s we really like can continue on thanks to CAFE.

iPad 2 Goes Through Shrinker Ray, Loses All its Charms

iPad 2 Goes Through Shrinker Ray, Loses All its Charms
Now that you’ve got your shiny new iPad 2, how’d you like a miniature version of it. Oh yeah, you already have an iPod Touch, right? Well if you’re too cheap to buy actual Apple gadgets, you could always head over to China and pick up one of these mutants. This oddity sort of looks like the iPad 2 from the front, what with that white screen and front-facing camera.

Kinect Puffersphere Has its Eye on You

Kinect Puffersphere Has its Eye on You
This may well be the coolest Kinect hack I have seen yet, despite the fact that it serves no purpose. I can only imagine how awesome this would be as a Halloween decoration. The geeks behind this hack took a Kinect and a spherical display from Pufferfish and hacked them together.

Geek Sticks iPad 2 to Fridge Door Using Smart Cover Magnets: Next Up, Shattered iPad 2

Geek Sticks iPad 2 to Fridge Door Using Smart Cover Magnets: Next Up, Shattered iPad 2
This is disaster waiting to happen right here. I can understand the need for people to mount their iPad in strange places. If you are in the kitchen cooking it might be nice to mount your shiny new iPad 2 on the fridge, where you can read or watch video while you cook.

LED Lamps Made from Old Polaroid Cameras

LED Lamps Made from Old Polaroid Cameras
Geeks never cease to amaze me with the things they can think up – and then sell to other geeks. Take this dude, Dan Riordan. He has made a small business over on Etsy out of taking Polaroid cameras and making them into lamps.

DIY Giant KitKat Bar Has 36,000+ Calories

DIY Giant KitKat Bar Has 36,000+ Calories
I am writing this story quietly with my office door shut. You see, my son LOVES KitKat bars. I’m talking he would live off the things if you let him. We buy them in bulk at Sam’s Club and he eats one every day after school for a snack.

Rocksmith Guitar Game: A Levelled Up Guitar Hero?

Rocksmith Guitar Game: A Levelled Up Guitar Hero?
One of the criticisms about the now extinct Guitar Hero and its competitor, Rock Band, is that they don’t really teach people how to play songs or how to use actual musical instruments. Which, of course are misguided arguments, because I don’t think that was really the goal behind the games.

Hanfree Stand Makes Your iPad Float in Mid-Air

Hanfree Stand Makes Your iPad Float in Mid-Air
Do you ever get tired of holding your iPad in bed? Well, it looks like there’s an accessory that will help you deal with that situation once and for all. It’s called the Hanfree and it will work with the iPad and iPad 2.

Glow-in-the-Dark Kryptonite Candy Will Defeat Your Super Sweet Tooth

Glow-in-the-Dark Kryptonite Candy Will Defeat Your Super Sweet Tooth
I’ve never heard of a supervillain-themed party, but if you’re planning on throwing one then you might want to check out this recipe for Kryptonite Candy by Britt Michelsen aka BrittLiv, the same person who made the Pixel Trash Can.

Lucky Clover Cases: Take a Bit of St-Paddy’s Day With You Year Round

Lucky Clover Cases: Take a Bit of St-Paddy’s Day With You Year Round
Well, St-Patrick’s Day is over, but hey, that doesn’t mean you can’t take a bit of luck with you every day of the year. Check out these cool Lucky Clover Cases, which are available for the iPhone and iPad.

First-Person Mario

First-Person Mario
What happens when you stick everyone’s favorite mushroom-stomping plumber smackdab in the middle of a first-person shooter? This. YouTube effects phenom Freddie Wong put together this fun POV version of Mario, which definitely feels like an FPS, but is missing one essential element – guns. Even without guns, it’s still pretty fun.

Space Intruder Multi-Tool Invades Your Keychain

Space Intruder Multi-Tool Invades Your Keychain
Space Invaders fans, what do you do when your spaceship breaks down? You need a tool. But not just any tool – you need this Invaders-inspired multi-tool.

Robonaut 2 Finally Gets Unpacked

Robonaut 2 Finally Gets Unpacked
I have talked about our robotic pal from NASA and GM Robonaut 2 or R2 a few times. The last we spoke of R2 NASA and GM were talking up the bots dainty hands as the key to success.

Pentax Outs New Customizable Optio RS1500

Pentax Outs New Customizable Optio RS1500
I am a modder by nature. I don’t like my stuff to look like anyone else’s. I like my computers to be customized, my car is far from stock, and I’d mod my house if the tools in the homeowners association would allow it.
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