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Archive for November 2011

YouTube Passes 20 Billion Views a Month in the U.S. (19.9 Billion Were of Cats)

YouTube Passes 20 Billion Views a Month in the U.S. (19.9 Billion Were of Cats)
As if there were any doubt that YouTube is the heavyweight champion of video streaming, here are some new numbers that will illustrate the point very effectively. According to comScore, in October 2011, YouTube accounted for 49.1%

Nintendo Outs New Pink 3DS Bundles: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

Nintendo Outs New Pink 3DS Bundles: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs
Nintendo is continuing to gear up for the big holiday season. As they hope to rack up some impressive sales too, they have a few new 3DS bundles to offer you. They are sure to sell great since they involve cute and cuddly virtual animals.
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NES-S-Sketch Combines Two of Our Favorite Geek Toys

NES-S-Sketch Combines Two of Our Favorite Geek Toys
Some might consider it cheating to attach an NES controller to an Etch-A-Sketch, but not this guy. Those little vertical and horizontal knobs just weren’t cutting it so he got to work and created the NES-S-Sketch, which is like having the worst NES paint program ever that only uses the D-pad to go up and down and side to side.

Little Printer Prints Your Personal Daily Newspaper

Little Printer Prints Your Personal Daily Newspaper
Berg has unveiled a tiny “inkless” printer for your mobile needs designed to help you print out simple content. Stuff like news, pictures, puzzles, gossip from your friends, smiley faces, and more.

Urban Beehive Gives You Some Honey, Right on the Money

Urban Beehive Gives You Some Honey, Right on the Money
I use honey with a lot of stuff. Honey on bread, honey in coffee, honey in oatmeal, honey in tea, honey in milk – I think a whole lot of things just taste better with honey in it or on it.

American Standards Lamp Has Its Own Wall Switch and Outlet

American Standards Lamp Has Its Own Wall Switch and Outlet
Peter Bristol’s minimal American Standards Lamp has its own walls switch built right in. The light switch is fully-functional, so you just flick it when you want some light.

Soft and Flexible Robot Crawls Like a Starfish

Soft and Flexible Robot Crawls Like a Starfish
This Gumby-looking robot is the work of Harvard scientists, led by professor George M. Whitesides. It’s a flexible robot that can wiggle and worm through tight spaces. Like under your door, that tiny crack under your window pane, that bit of molding you’ve been meaning to fix – what the hell is that thing, and why is it spying on me?

A Mouse That’s a Battery and Eyeglasses for Your Cell Phone

A Mouse That’s a Battery and Eyeglasses for Your Cell Phone
While touchscreens and trackpads might be what people yearn for, the reality is that most of us still have to use computer mice in some fashion. This is why Nendo designed this mouse that looks like a “D”-cell battery.

Pumpack: Vacuum-Packed Suitcase Lets You Carry More

Pumpack: Vacuum-Packed Suitcase Lets You Carry More
I’m going on another trip in a few days, and while I’m excited for some more sightseeing and some much-needed R&R, I’m not very excited about the prospect of packing.

TARDIS DVD Bookcase Transports You to Any Place (in Your Movie Collection)

TARDIS DVD Bookcase Transports You to Any Place (in Your Movie Collection)
You know me. Just slap a TARDIS on pretty much anything, and I think it’s cool. But this particular TARDIS is one of my favorite builds in a while. It’s a full-size bookcase made in the form of a TARDIS.

Portal Personality Core Rings Finally Give Wheatley the Finger

Portal Personality Core Rings Finally Give Wheatley the Finger
While the killer puzzles, GLaDOS (Potato), and Cave Johnson were all highlights of Portal 2, Wheatley tops the list for the sheer quantity of laugh-out-loud moments in the game, if you ask me. Now fans of the game can take Wheatley wherever they go, with one of these personality core rings.

Servers Could Heat Your Home or Office Just as Well as a Furnace!

Servers Could Heat Your Home or Office Just as Well as a Furnace!
Back when I had a “real job,” I took care of the servers for a large and busy pharmacy. It was a cool job some days, but my office was the server room. A small closet size room with a desk and four servers in there makes for a massive amount of heat.

Apple Store App Knows if You are There to Pick Up

Apple Store App Knows if You are There to Pick Up
Not too long ago, Apple started to use iPads in its stores for giving the specs on all of its products. Apparently the app running the iPads also allows the shopper to press a virtual button to get assistance from a rep.

Scooter + Bike = Scoobike

Scooter + Bike = Scoobike
I learned how to ride a bike pretty late in life (not sure if I can say that I really know how to “ride” one – “wobble” is more like it.) So when I’m tired of wobbling and the occasional swerve sometimes, I hop off and walk the rest of the way to my destination instead.

Batman Snuggie Blanket: for the Dork Knight in All of Us

Batman Snuggie Blanket: for the Dork Knight in All of Us
You have the night off from fighting crime and you want nothing more than to kick back, relax and watch some TV. But it’s chilly. No worries. Just have Alfred fetch your Snuggie-style Batman Blanket with Sleeves and get nice and cozy.

HandyNES: the Portable NES with the Not So Portable Gun

HandyNES: the Portable NES with the Not So Portable Gun
Behold the latest NES mod, a portable NES from “LovableChevy”, the creator of such mods as the HandyDuo, Handy Gear, and Nintenduo. This one is called the HandyNES.
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