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Archive for November 2011

Miniwiz Re-Case: Sustainable iPhone 4/4S Case Made from Trash

Miniwiz Re-Case: Sustainable iPhone 4/4S Case Made from Trash
There are sustainable products, and then there are products that are made from recycled trash. The Miniwiz Re-Case is touted as being 100% made out of trash, which is amazing. The case is made from agricultural waste that stems from rice, which has been added to post-consumer thermo-plastics.

iPlate Adds a Layer of Photoshop to Your Dinner

iPlate Adds a Layer of Photoshop to Your Dinner
…which is why these should have been called Photoplate instead. Whatever their name, Todd Burka’s designs will make Photoshop fans think of the possibilities of edible editing. What if you could enlarge or multiply your food with just a few clicks?
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Wiretap Splitter Multiplies Usefulness of Headphone Jacks

Wiretap Splitter Multiplies Usefulness of Headphone Jacks
I was checking out the 2012 Time Traveler’s Calendar at Kickstarter when I stumbled upon – kickstarted upon? – this clever gadget by ESDevices. It’s called the Wiretap, and it’s a more versatile audio splitter because it also lets you use the headphone jack as a microphone jack.

Sony Grab the Ring Contest: Win $10,000, Lose All Feeling in Your Arm

Sony Grab the Ring Contest: Win $10,000, Lose All Feeling in Your Arm
Think you have what it takes to hold your arm up longer than everyone else? If so, you can win $10,000(USD). This is for real. Kevin Butler said so. Sony has put up a website called Grab the Ring, which is part of a promotional contest for Uncharted 3.

Robot Makes Like a Gecko, Climbs Walls, Won’t Try to Sell You Insurance

Robot Makes Like a Gecko, Climbs Walls, Won’t Try to Sell You Insurance
The gecko. Nature’s car insurance salesman, climber of walls, rocks and trees everywhere. Roboticists are finally getting a handle on how to mimic this creatures characteristics in robot form.

The Louisville Decapitron Will Kill Zombies, Highlander Immortals

The Louisville Decapitron Will Kill Zombies, Highlander Immortals
If you are shopping for a new weapon that will behead undead Zombies and immortals alike, there can be only one DIY project for you and this is it. The aptly named Louisville Decapitron will make short work of necks so that heads roll cleanly off of gently falling bodies.

Light Up Slippers are Headlights for Your Feet

Light Up Slippers are Headlights for Your Feet
Nightlights are a great way to light up the room so that you don’t bump into things and stub your toe, but most nightlights are only good in a fixed position on the wall. That’s no good if you have to go into another room.

Robot Venus Fly Trap Eats Bugs, Can’t Digest Them

Robot Venus Fly Trap Eats Bugs, Can’t Digest Them
Hey, bugs. I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that two prototype Venus Fly Trap robots have been designed with the ability to capture and eat real bugs and use them for energy.

LomoKino Super 35 Movie Maker Camera Creates Old Timey Movies

LomoKino Super 35 Movie Maker Camera Creates Old Timey Movies
Today’s cameras are amazing things. They would seem like magic to the people who used the first cameras ever made. But maybe you don’t like today’s digital cameras/camcorders and want to make movies like in the old days.

Libratone AirPlay Sound System: Stylish Airplay Stereos

Libratone AirPlay Sound System: Stylish Airplay Stereos
Libratone has released some new AirPlay-compatible speaker systems for you iPad, iPhone and iPods. The brand is pretty popular in Europe, and they’ll soon be launching some AirPlay-enabled sound systems in the US. Their products aren’t cheap, but they’ll fit into a modern pad, and they’ll probably please users who like minimalism.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations: Editions: Confusions

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations: Editions: Confusions
I’d like to think that I’m not as cynical or heavily nostalgic when it comes to video games, but sometimes I do miss the simpler times of gaming. Back in those days I didn’t have to download a patch every week, and then after downloading that I have to download another patch for the game I’m about to play, even if it was released just a week ago (I’m looking at you, NBA 2K12!).

Yoda Claus Coming to Town is He

Yoda Claus Coming to Town is He
I can hardly believe it myself, but the change in the weather and the ever-shortened days can mean only one thing – the holidays are almost here. Even though it’s a little early to start talking about Christmas in my house, I couldn’t resist mentioning this holiday decoration, perfect for the Star Wars fan. Yep, that’s Yoda.

Laser Procedure Can Make Your Brown Eyes Blue – Permanently

Laser Procedure Can Make Your Brown Eyes Blue – Permanently
For obvious reasons, parents have always taught their kids that what matters is on the inside, and not on the outside. They tell us to accept what we were born with, that we’re all beautiful regardless of size or shape or color.

Apple Has Siri and Microsoft Has…GLaDOS? [Kinect Hack]

Apple Has Siri and Microsoft Has…GLaDOS? [Kinect Hack]
Owners of the iPhone 4S have their own virtual assistant in the form of the helpful and mostly respectful Siri. But if Corey Thomas gets his way, all PC users can have their own voice-activated virtual assistant too.

Cardboard Clone Trooper is a Perfect Clone

Cardboard Clone Trooper is a Perfect Clone
Check out this amazing Clone Trooper Halloween costume, that was made for a 10-year old by his Star Wars-loving dad Parrster. The most amazing thing is that it’s mostly made out of cardboard and papier-mâché. It definitely looks awesome.

PS3 Sales Could Overtake the Xbox 360 Soon

PS3 Sales Could Overtake the Xbox 360 Soon
PS3 fans will be happy to know that PS3 sales are finally catching up to Microsoft’s XBox 360. Neither come close to Nintendo’s sales of 88.3 million Wiis, but hey, that console is for kids, so in my mind that doesn’t count.
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