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Archive for August 2011

Emergency Affirmation Button Gets You Out of the Dumps and Then Some

Emergency Affirmation Button Gets You Out of the Dumps and Then Some
Off-days are unavoidable. If you find that you (or someone else you know) has been down in the dumps lately, then it’s time for some serious cheering up. If you were able to get one of those Talking Heart Mice from a few years back, then all you need to do is give it a click or two to remind yourself that, hey, someone (or rather, something) still loves you.

KinectFusion: Microsoft Makes 3D Models with Kinect

KinectFusion: Microsoft Makes 3D Models with Kinect
There have been tons of attempts to use the Kinect to create 3D images, but leave it to Microsoft themselves to come up with the most impressive 3D modeling system I’ve seen to date.

The History of Nintendo, Volume One: The Big N Gets its Start

The History of Nintendo, Volume One: The Big N Gets its Start
Are you or a loved one a big Nintendo fanatic? Then you’ll probably want to check out this new book that tells the history of the Big N from its earliest roots. In The History of Nintendo, Volume One, author Florent Gorges (along with Isao Yamzaki) carefully documented the beginnings of Nintendo, dating back to as early as 1889, all the way through 1980.

Hacked Kinect Controls Stuffed Monkey

Hacked Kinect Controls Stuffed Monkey
This Kinect hack is one of the stranger ones I have seen, and more than a little creepy. The monkey you see hanging from the bottom of the Kinect receiver is able to mimic the movements of the user in front of the Kinect.

Willow Garage PR2 SE Revealed: One-Armed Robot Costs $285K

Willow Garage PR2 SE Revealed: One-Armed Robot Costs $285K
We have seen the Willow Garage PR2 robot a few times now and each time the ‘bot is doing some pretty cool stuff. This is a  serious robot that is much more than some cool toy.

Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 Adds Second LCD Display via USB

Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 Adds Second LCD Display via USB
The thing I hate most about working on the road is that I have to use a tiny notebook keyboard and screen. Even if I use a full-size notebook, the largest screen you generally get is 14-inches or so.

Star Wars Vegetable Carvings: Just What the Jedi Ordered

Star Wars Vegetable Carvings: Just What the Jedi Ordered
Sushi chef Okitsugu Kado is an avid practitioner of Mukimono – carving fruit and vegetables into attractive shapes for use as decorative garnishing. He’s also a Star Wars fan and is a member of a Japanese Star Wars fan club.

Blue Sky I’m Watch Syncs with Your iPhone

Blue Sky I’m Watch Syncs with Your iPhone
Smart watches are the way of the future, and the design studio Blue Sky have come up with the touchscreen I’m Watch, that syncs with your smartphone via Bluetooth. It works with iPhones and Android devices.

Pago: Want to Make Waiters Obsolete? There’s an App for That

Pago: Want to Make Waiters Obsolete? There’s an App for That
A new company has developed an app that effectively turns your smartphone into a waiter, barista, basically anyone who takes your orders and processes your stuff. The company is called Pago Mobile, and their app is called Pago, which means “payment” in Spanish.

ePillow: Remove iPad Before Pillow Fights

ePillow: Remove iPad Before Pillow Fights
Cases will make your iPad only so comfortable, if you have use the device for hours a day, let’s say on a plane or at home. This is where the ePillow comes in. It’s going to make resting your iPad on your lap quite easier.

Flexible PS3 Controller for Hours of Awkward Gaming

Flexible PS3 Controller for Hours of Awkward Gaming
Finding the normal PS3 controller a little too rigid for your liking? Maybe you want something that has a bit of a bend to it. Something that combines the bending properties of binoculars with Sony’s controller.

Bike Guide Concept Is a Neat and Eco-Friendly Idea

Bike Guide Concept Is a Neat and Eco-Friendly Idea
All the cars lining up the streets don’t make for a very pretty sight. The recent wave of erratic weather has also convinced me to start living a greener and more eco-friendly life, but you can’t really take your bike or electric car with you while you’re traveling – or can you?

Be The Center of Attention at Every Party With This Snowball LED Mini Dress

Be The Center of Attention at Every Party With This Snowball LED Mini Dress
You might recall those geeky circuit board ties we featured earlier by Enlighted Designs that had several LED lights running through the entire design to give them a more authentic look. Well, the woman behind all that illuminated clothing, Janet Hansen, is at it again, but this time, she’s made something for the ladies: the Snowball Mini Dress.

Ultimate Amaterasu Cosplay: Ōkami Dog!

Ultimate Amaterasu Cosplay: Ōkami Dog!
We’ve featured our share of cool video game costumes over the years, but cosplay for pets is a little less common. That doesn’t mean that it’s can’t be just as awesome as human cosplay, like this animal costume inspired by Ōkami.

Sexiest TRON Costume Ever

Sexiest TRON Costume Ever
This TRON costume is everything that I ever hoped and dreamed for in any TRON movie and yet, so much more. Beautiful scantily clad women with luminescent clothing. Yes, more of this in TRON please!

App Lets You Use Sixaxis Controller with Some Android Devices

App Lets You Use Sixaxis Controller with Some Android Devices
Many of us would like better gaming controls on our touch-based devices. I can’t think of anything better than a PS3 Sixaxis controller for the job, and it looks like Dancing Pixel Studios agrees.