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Archive for November 2011

Poketo iPad Case: Just Don’t Put It in the Mail!

Poketo iPad Case: Just Don’t Put It in the Mail!
The Poketo iPad case has an envelope shape, so you’ll have to be careful not to pop it inadvertently in the mail slot with your other letters. It reminds me of the time when the MacBook Air was unveiled to the world in an manilla envelope.

Skyrim + PS3 Save Bug = Lots of Lag

Skyrim + PS3 Save Bug = Lots of Lag
If you just got Skyrim for the PS3, you might want to hold off on playing the game until Bethesda releases a patch. This is because players are reporting that not only are they losing saved games, but as you progress through the game, you get more and more lag.
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Phosphor World Time Sport E-Ink Watch Slims Down

Phosphor World Time Sport E-Ink Watch Slims Down
The new Phosphor World Time Sport uses an E-ink display in its face, which isn’t something new, however this watch is quite sleek. It’s also waterproof and since the display doesn’t use much power, you won’t have to change the battery anytime soon.

Umbrella Sword Keeps You Dry, Kills Zombies Dead

Umbrella Sword Keeps You Dry, Kills Zombies Dead
If you’re looking for another weapon to add to your arsenal to protect yourself from the inevitable zombie apocalypse, you might want to consider carrying an umbrella with you. No you’re not going to use it to keep dry while the zombies get wet in the rain, you’re going to use it and stab them in the eyes and then disembowel them.

Titanoboa is 50 Feet of Slithering Robot Snake, Looks Hungry

Titanoboa is 50 Feet of Slithering Robot Snake, Looks Hungry
If this robot snake looks prehistoric to you, that’s because it is modeled after the actual prehistoric snake that shares the same name: Titanoboa. This 50-foot giant weighs over 2,000-pounds and yes it slithers around, making humans run.

Vivid vs. Vivid: Porn Studio Vivid Not Happy About HTC Vivid Smartphone

Vivid vs. Vivid: Porn Studio Vivid Not Happy About HTC Vivid Smartphone
Adult entertainment company Vivid Entertainment is not happy with the announcement of HTC’s new smartphone, the HTC Vivid. It’s the name that they object too. Not that anyone would confuse the latest smartphone with the kind of low budget spank-o-rama adventure that they produce.

Portal Bookends: For Science (Books)

Portal Bookends: For Science (Books)
The concept is simple. Left side: Test subject enters orange portal; Middle: ???; Right side: Test subject exits blue portal. While it’s not a wholly original concept, these aluminum Portal bookends look even more refined than the originals we spotted on Reddit over a year ago.

Crystal LEGO Holiday Trains: Toys for the 1%

Crystal LEGO Holiday Trains: Toys for the 1%
Christmas is right around the corner so you had better start shopping. While most of us will be content with various LEGO sets under the tree that are free from glitter and gold, that won’t cut it with the 1%.

Technabob’s 10,000th Post

Technabob’s 10,000th Post
Well, I can hardly believe it myself. Technabob just hit its 10,000th post. Actually, this post is number 10,000, so I’m cheating just a little. From our simple beginnings back on June 11, 2006, until now, our humble little site has brought you all manner of cool and unusual gadgets and gizmos, wacky video games, crazy robots, and unique geekery from around the world.

Pillow Fights Gets Real (Soft) Weapons

Pillow Fights Gets Real (Soft) Weapons
On occasion, my daughter or son will call me from one of their bedrooms to come help with something. I know things are not right when the first thing I hear is “Pillow Fight!” and then start getting hit.

SparkFun Electric Sheep Development Board: What Android Geeks Dream of

SparkFun Electric Sheep Development Board: What Android Geeks Dream of
Android fans that want to really get their geek on and develop their own accessories and physical devices to work with their smartphone might want to check this out. It’s from a company called SparkFun and the product is dubbed Electric Sheep.

HexBug Larva Robots Ready to Squirm into Your Life

HexBug Larva Robots Ready to Squirm into Your Life
You may or may not know this about me, but I really dislike bugs. Not dragonflies or ladybugs, mind you, just the really creepy crawly type. And while it’s usually the ones with thousands of legs that really freak me out, larvae are about the next worst thing.

Vintage Camera Nightlights Scare Vintage Monsters Under the Bed

Vintage Camera Nightlights Scare Vintage Monsters Under the Bed
If you have a few old vintage cameras that are collecting dust, you might want to do what Flickr user Jason Hull has done. Jason takes vintage cameras from the 1950s and 1960s and turns them into retro nightlights.

Carbon Troopers: Stormtrooper Armor Gets the Carbon Fiber Treatment

Carbon Troopers: Stormtrooper Armor Gets the Carbon Fiber Treatment
Leonard Carson had been toying with the idea of combining carbon fiber with stormtrooper armor for some time. He managed to convince three of his co-workers join his cause and this is the result. I have to say that these carbon troopers look quite impressive.

TARDIS Refrigerator: Ice Box, Not Police Box

TARDIS Refrigerator: Ice Box, Not Police Box
From the “why didn’t anybody think about doing this before” file… This TARDIS refrigerator keeps your food and drinks nice and cold for their inter-dimensional journeys through space and time.

2012 Cthulhu Mythos Calendar: Go Insane Before the World Ends

2012 Cthulhu Mythos Calendar: Go Insane Before the World Ends
This calendar would make for a wonderful gift for fans of H.P. Lovecraft fans and the Cthulhu Mythos. Or naughty kids. In the case of the latter I suggest you don’t bother wrapping it – leave it open and make it so it’ll be the first thing they see when they wake up.
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