Designer Jonathan Robson liked little comics that he received as a kid that were based on LEGO blocks. He says that the comics helped him to learn to read so he set about creating something for kids today that would make them want to learn to read.
I mentioned early this month that the T-Mobile G2x smartphone had hit eBay early after a geek managed to buy one before they were supposed to launch. That early smartphone sold for a whopping $800 (USD).
You would have to live under a rock and have never watched movies to not know who James Cameron is. This is the dude behind the blockbuster Avatar and Titanic. Apparently, Cameron has bought up 50 new and very high-end RED EPIC-M digital movie cameras for an unnamed project.
The RIM Blackberry Playbook tablet launched recently to lackluster reviews. Many of the reviews online thought that the tablet left a lot to be desired and had issues with the firmware on the machine too. One of the bright spots though was that early on Playbook users could access Hulu to watch video content.
If you think that the Motorola Atrix is a step in the right direction for mobile devices, then you should definitely keep an eye out for the Compufon. Made by Kosmaz Technologies, the Android-powered smartphone has both tablet and netbook modes.
Making humanoid robots might seem cool, but it’s ultimately problematic between the balancing issues and the potential for replacing us humans. So it’s always interesting to see some non-humanoid robot concepts. Hector (which stands for HExapod Cognitive auTonmously Operating Robot) is about 3.3 feet long and looks like a robot from the future, but it’s currently under construction in Germany.
Last year we featured a case for the iPhone 4 that lets you switch between two SIM cards. That case has now been upgraded – now you can use two SIMs at once, no need to switch, plus you get an 800 mAh extra battery.
Geely’s new McCar concept vehicle stuffs an electric scooter in the back. While this might sound like science-fiction, it’s actually going to be made. The main question will be if it’s going to be available in the US.
We’ve featured a lot of piggy banks and other coin storage devices over the years, but I think this one is the most high-tech yet.
The Personal ATM works a lot like actual ATMs, but not only can you deposit money in it, you can also set a target date or a target amount of money so you can monitor (and agonize) how long you have to wait before you should withdraw or how much you still have to save.
Came across this listing over on Etsy tonight:
“Hello [shopper name here]! Welcome to the Oberon Woodcraft Enrichment Center. We hope your shopping experience is enhanced by these lovely Portal inspired bookends. Now crafted in Poplar wood.
Mike Choi busks for money every Saturday at Little Tokyo in LA. He plays the melodica quite well and also takes requests, but you should really hear him play his geeky repertoire – themes from classic Nintendo video games like Super Mario Bros.,
This incredible LEGO build was dubbed the Tonka Heavy Assault Truck by its creator Karf Oohlu. It sports a massive array of guns and looks quite huge. Apparently, it can shoot a lot of volleys, thanks to all of its weapons.
Have you ever wondered what evil smells like? What about an Orc? Or a Paladin? If so, you might want to check out the RPG perfume oil series by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. The perfume oils come in 5ml vials, and are separated into three categories that players of D&D and other RPGs should be familiar with: Race, Class and Alignment.
There are tons of video game-themed replacement icons on the Internet, but if you’re looking for controllers – plus a couple of handhelds – then you should definitely check out this icon pack by deviantART user deleket.