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Archive for September 2011

Pontiac Trans Am Hard Drive: Hitachi and the Bandit

Pontiac Trans Am Hard Drive: Hitachi and the Bandit
There are few cars quite as iconic as the late 1970s Pontiac Trans Am Black Bandit, complete with gold eagle wing hood details and a T-Top. As it was the car that Burt Reynolds drove in Smokey and the Bandit, it was certainly the chick magnet back in the day.

iPhone 4 LED Mod: You Light Up My Logo

iPhone 4 LED Mod: You Light Up My Logo
A few years back, a guy busted open his iPhone and right before he polished it to a shiny mirrored finish, he snuck a little LED behind the Apple logo so it lit up. I always thought that was a cool design touch that Apple should consider adding themselves.
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Sony PlayStation Suite SDK to Deliver Games on Android and PS Vita

Sony PlayStation Suite SDK to Deliver Games on Android and PS Vita
If you are a gamer who has a Sony Android tablet, Xperia PLAY Smartphone, or plans to get the PS Vita when it lands this is some seriously fantastic news for you. Sony has announced that it has a new software developer’s kit (SDK) coming in November that will ensure any PS Certified device can get games developed using the software.

Ricoh Offers Up GR Digital IV Camera in Black and Limited Edition White

Ricoh Offers Up GR Digital IV Camera in Black and Limited Edition White
If I had to hazard a guess, I would say that somewhere, some marketing company did some research and decided that people dig white gadgets, especially when they are issued in a “limited edition.” I’m not sure you can even could say the white Ricoh GR Digital IV camera is a limited edition considering 10,000 of them will be made.

Vocre App Makes the Universal Translator Get Closer to Reality

Vocre App Makes the Universal Translator Get Closer to Reality
One of the things that breaks my immersion when watching sci-fi shows is when everyone speaks the same language, from people of different nationalities to aliens (not to mention the dog and pig people in Dragonball).

Sanyo Waist Warmer Also a Gadget Charger

Sanyo Waist Warmer Also a Gadget Charger
Are your guts freezing because of the weather where you live/work/play? You might want to check out this upcoming gadget from Sanyo. The memorably named ENW-WW2 is a waist and stomach warmer. No one’s stopping you from wrapping it around other parts of your body or on other things, living or non-living, but you’d best keep such ideas to yourself.

43,280-Brick LEGO Star Destroyer: 100% Awesome

43,280-Brick LEGO Star Destroyer: 100% Awesome
This incredible LEGO Ventator-class Star Destroyer was made by Iomedes using 43,280 individual LEGO bricks. It’s a replica of the one originally made by Erik Varszegi, a model designer for LEGO, who built one back in 2005 to promote Star Wars Episode III.

HP HD 5210 Webcam Lets You Skype in Hi-Def: Is That a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

HP HD 5210 Webcam Lets You Skype in Hi-Def: Is That a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?
I’m always annoyed at the low resolution I have on my integrated webcam, so it makes sense to get something with a more pixels. HP’s HD 5210 will allow you to Skype in HD, which can be good or bad, depending on how you’re looking that day.

PS3: Now in Splash Blue and Scarlet Red

PS3: Now in Splash Blue and Scarlet Red
Are you tired of looking at that plain old black PS3 Slim? Here’s some good news. Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has announced two new colors for the svelte version of the PlayStation 3 console, Splash Blue and Scarlet Red.

Taito InvaderCade iPad Arcade Cabinet, No Quarters Required (Just 200 Bucks)

Taito InvaderCade iPad Arcade Cabinet, No Quarters Required (Just 200 Bucks)
By now we all know the iCade, which was the first enclosure for the iPad that turned it into a mini arcade machine. Then came the Atari Arcade Duo Joystick, which provides a more open arcade experience.

Android Mascot Mates With Bee and Makes Speaker

Android Mascot Mates With Bee and Makes Speaker
Ok, now that I’ve lured you into my web of curiosity with that headline, let me explain. What we have here is yet another unusual bastardized gadget from China – it’s a speaker that looks like the Android mascot – if it were a bee.

Star Wars Operation: Wasn’t C-3PO the One Who Always Needed Surgery?

Star Wars Operation: Wasn’t C-3PO the One Who Always Needed Surgery?
Do you think the Star Wars franchise will ever run out of product licensing ideas? I sure don’t. The latest in a long, long line of official Star Wars merch is this version of the board game Operation, and the patient in need of medical help this time isn’t that chubby naked dude with the light-up red nose – instead it’s R2-D2.

PS Vita Japan Release Date and 3G Service Announced

PS Vita Japan Release Date and 3G Service Announced
The last time I heard a launch date for the PS Vita portable game console from Sony it was set for a December 31 launch. That would mean the console would miss the important holiday shopping season.

Epson Debuts New Home Theater Projectors with iPhone and iPad Dock

Epson Debuts New Home Theater Projectors with iPhone and iPad Dock
If you have an iPhone or other iOS device, you have probably wanted on more than on occasion to shoot some of the content you have on that smartphone onto a much larger screen. You can put the content onto the TV in your home with an AV cable or a speaker dock, but it you want a really big image, a projector is what you need.

Space 3 Concept Phone Has Two Touchscreens, Zero Explanation for Name

Space 3 Concept Phone Has Two Touchscreens, Zero Explanation for Name
Touch-based interfaces are all the rage today, so it’s no surprise that most designs for future devices are based around touchscreens as well. Designers Wenhing Chu and Kok Keong Wong have an incredibly innovative concept: Two.

Windows 8 Blue Screen of Death Has a Sad Face

Windows 8 Blue Screen of Death Has a Sad Face
We’ve all been there. You are playing a game or doing some important work and suddenly Windows crashes and the dreaded Blue Screen of Death  (BSoD) shows up. Normally that gives you a sad face, but with Windows 8, Microsoft feels your pain and shows you a sad face of their own.
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