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Archive for April 2011

Did Apple Blacklist Best Buy for iPad 2 Hold Outs? [Rumor]

Did Apple Blacklist Best Buy for iPad 2 Hold Outs? [Rumor]
When Apple launches a new product, it really likes to be able to say millions sold or something similar once the thing has been out a few weeks. If you mess with Apple’s brag, you will get smacked down.

Throw-Type Fire Extinguisher is Super Effective Against Fire

Throw-Type Fire Extinguisher is Super Effective Against Fire
Fire extinguishers are relatively cheap nowadays, but they require periodic maintenance and are not exactly idiot-proof. If you’re looking for a dead simple way of putting out small fires, check out the SAT119 fire extinguisher. Using it couldn’t be easier – you drink it and it turns you into Iceman.
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Nu-Screen HD Polish Stick Keeps Gadget Screens Shiny and Waxy

Nu-Screen HD Polish Stick Keeps Gadget Screens Shiny and Waxy
I guess someone was bound to come up with a product like this sooner or later. Invented by Joe Graley, the Nu-Screen HD is a rub-on substance that supposedly keeps gadget screens clean and shiny. It’s mostly made up of carnauba wax, which is also used in car waxes, surfboard waxes, floor and furniture waxes, shoe polishes… you get the idea.

Psyko Carbon and Krypton Surround Headphones Wrap Your Ears in Sound

Psyko Carbon and Krypton Surround Headphones Wrap Your Ears in Sound
Psyko has released two new gaming headphones, the Carbon and Krypton. They’ve updated the look and feel of their ‘phones, which is good in my book. They have better ergonomics than earlier models, including improvements to weight and fit.

Void Mouse: Stripped Down to the Bare Essentials

Void Mouse: Stripped Down to the Bare Essentials
If you love Microsoft’s Arc Mouse, then this should be right up your alley. The Void Mouse was designed by Vrouyr Joubanian and he’s streamlined the input device as much as he could – resulting in the most minimal mouse we’ve ever seen.

Gnomon Sundial Watch Concept: No Sun Required

Gnomon Sundial Watch Concept: No Sun Required
The latest cool concept watch to show up on the TokyoFlash design blog is this unique timepiece which would tell time like a traditional sundial. However, this particular sundial doesn’t rely on the sun’s powerful rays at all.

Star Wars Cakes for Two (or Fifteen)

Star Wars Cakes for Two (or Fifteen)
The guys over at Charm City Cakes have introduced a new line of cakes including a couple that are perfect for readers of Technabob. Now what cake isn’t perfect for me and my epic sweet-tooth? Maybe one with whipped cream frosting – I don’t much care for those.

NASA Shoots Pics of “Unprecedented” Explosion in Draco Constellation

NASA Shoots Pics of “Unprecedented” Explosion in Draco Constellation
I suspect if we had our trusty Hubble telescope aimed in the direction of Alderaan when the Death Star set its example, the pics might have looked like this. NASA has discovered what it called an “Unprecedented” explosion in the constellation Draco.

LEGO Stop Motion Video is as Geeky as it Gets

LEGO Stop Motion Video is as Geeky as it Gets
We really like LEGO around here and we have seen more than a few stop motion LEGO videos over the years. My favorite video was the LEGO lumberjacks fighting dragons to the metal sound track. A new stop motion video has turned up that is geeky and is about as NSFW as a LEGO video can get.

Little Old Lady Kills Internet in Parts of Georgia and Armenia

Little Old Lady Kills Internet in Parts of Georgia and Armenia
I would bet that most of us have heard about the price of copper skyrocketing. In fact, people all across the US and the world are stealing copper anywhere they can including from cell phone towers.

Iron Man Mark V (Sort of) Briefcase Suit Cosplay

Iron Man Mark V (Sort of) Briefcase Suit Cosplay
Who could forget about the transforming briefcase suit from Iron Man 2? We’ve already seen a replica of the briefcase, but Ryan Brooks takes it to the next level, building one that actually transforms into a wearable suit.

Ben Heck Makes Motion Detecting Hand Sanitizer: No, He Didn’t Use a Kinect

Ben Heck Makes Motion Detecting Hand Sanitizer: No, He Didn’t Use a Kinect
Ben Heck may have earned fame and fortune (and possibly love) by creating custom video game devices, but that doesn’t mean that that’s all he’s good for. In the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show the master modder set his sights on a loftier goal – making sure hospital employees keep their hands clean.

LEGOtron Mark I Medium Format Camera: You Make Castles, Cary Makes Cameras

LEGOtron Mark I Medium Format Camera: You Make Castles, Cary Makes Cameras
While most of us are happy creating castles, spaceships and cars with LEGO bricks, Cary Norton decided to up the ante and build a 127mm 4×5 (medium format) film camera out of some spare LEGO bricks.

Moodagent 3.0: Music to Match Your Mood and Location

Moodagent 3.0: Music to Match Your Mood and Location
Yep, I was a bit skeptical when I read about this, but it’s true. Moodagent is an app by Syntonetic and it will automatically analyze your mood and play you a musical selection based upon what it assumes you’re feeling.

Michael Jackson Meets the Transformers

Michael Jackson Meets the Transformers
If you ever wondered what it might look like if the Transformers got their groove on to The Funk of 40,000 Years, now’s your chance. This unusual Japanese animation from last Christmas features the Autobots getting down to Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller, complete with all the zombie-like dance moves you’d expect from such a thing.

If You Work Out at This Gym, Humming the Mario Theme Isn’t Optional

If You Work Out at This Gym, Humming the Mario Theme Isn’t Optional
I think freerunning was invented by my cousins and I back in the 80’s. We would run up and punch each other and then you had to run like a bat out of hell to avoid being punched back.
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