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Archive for November 2011

Cool Animated GIF Art by Nicolas Sassoon: Back to the 80s

Cool Animated GIF Art by Nicolas Sassoon: Back to the 80s
You’ve probably seen the flurry of photos animated thanks to GIFs. It seems old school, but there’s a lot you can do with GIFs. Check out what Vancouver-based French artist Nicolas Sassoon does. Some of these are pretty cool.

ExoPC EXOdesk: Like a Personal Microsoft Surface, But a Lot More Affordable

ExoPC EXOdesk: Like a Personal Microsoft Surface, But a Lot More Affordable
ExoPC just released a teaser about their EXOdesk, which looks like a Microsoft Surface that everyone can use, without breaking the bank. The desk will debut at CES 2012, but there is already a buzz starting about it.
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8-Bit Wreath: May Your Days Be Merry And Brightly Lit By LEDs

8-Bit Wreath: May Your Days Be Merry And Brightly Lit By LEDs
Gamer geeks looking to show off their holiday spirit should forget about the old pine needle wreath on the front door, and instead consider this one, covered with retro video game pixel art.

You Need This Deadpool Pencil Holder Like Deadpool Needs Several Holes in His Head

You Need This Deadpool Pencil Holder Like Deadpool Needs Several Holes in His Head
Deadpool, one of Marvel’s coolest characters, is not looking so good here. It looks like he came across some pencil/throwing star wielding mutant who had a score to settle.

Papercraft Apple I and Apple II Computers: A is for Apple, P is for Paper

Papercraft Apple I and Apple II Computers: A is for Apple, P is for Paper
If you’re a fan of classic Apple computers, here’s a fun afternoon project for you. What we’ve got here are tiny papercraft models of the original Apple I and Apple II computers.

Izac the Android Bartender Serves Up Drinks, Won’t Cut You Off

Izac the Android Bartender Serves Up Drinks, Won’t Cut You Off
The Android operating system has been an amazing tool for innovation in smartphones, tablets, and TVs. Now it is helping to revolutionize the bartending industry, with this cocktail-mixing robot bartender called iZac.

FXI Cotton Candy Prototype: Super Hyper Mega Ultra Portable Computing

FXI Cotton Candy Prototype: Super Hyper Mega Ultra Portable Computing
Most of today’s portable consumer computers are nothing but screen – tablets, smartphones, media players, etc. We also have monitors and HDTVs that have their own USB or HDMI ports. A Norweigan company called FXI Technologies is taking advantage of that and the projected rise of cloud computing by creating a pocket-size computer which has everything but a screen.

Unlikely Recycling: Book into Synthesizer

Unlikely Recycling: Book into Synthesizer
I don’t like to hear or read about people destroying books, which is one of the reasons why I strongly dislike a few scenes in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Indy was in Berlin witnessing a Nazi book burning), but I guess there’s something to be said for destroying a book to turn it into a synthesizer.

Robot Made to Move Human Arm: You Are the Controlled

Robot Made to Move Human Arm: You Are the Controlled
You read that right. My dream of piloting giant mecha before I die just got turned on its head. A research team at French institute Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Microelectronics has invented a system that enables a robot to manipulate a human arm.

Alianoid Humidifiers: Steaming Mad Space Aliens

Alianoid Humidifiers: Steaming Mad Space Aliens
I don’t live in a dry climate, so I’ve rarely needed a humidifier, but if I did, I’d like one like this please. The Alianoid Humidifier was designed by Minwoo Lee and was inspired by alien robots from outer space.

Vagabond Zombie Shelter Keeps the Unwanted Undead Out

Vagabond Zombie Shelter Keeps the Unwanted Undead Out
Another year, another Zombie Safe House Competition. This entertaining annual contest seeks out the best ideas for protecting you from a zombie attack, and they recently revealed the winners for this year’s outing. This year’s winner: The Vagabond Mobile Safe House Device (or v.MSHD

Pac-Man Rubber Stamps: Wakka, Wakka, Stampa

Pac-Man Rubber Stamps: Wakka, Wakka, Stampa
Whether you’re rooting for Pac-Man or the ghosts, here’s something fun you can add you your drawer full of geekery. It’s a set of fun Pac-Man rubber stamps, the ideal thing for marking up your papers and showing off your inner game geek.

LEGO Recycling Bins for Giant Brick Builders

LEGO Recycling Bins for Giant Brick Builders
These cool recycling and storage containers were created by the Italian design studio Flussocreative. They basically look like huge LEGO building blocks.

Holga Lens Filter Case Makes iPhones into LomoPhones

Holga Lens Filter Case Makes iPhones into LomoPhones
The Holga iPhone 4 Lens Filter Kit is the perfect way to turn your iPhone photography on its head, without having to rely on digital filter effects. Plus, it’s cheap enough that you won’t balk as offering it to someone on a gift exchange or as a stocking stuffer. The case installs easily onto your iPhone 4 or 4S.

Pocket Projector Turns Your iPhone into a Portable Movie Theater

Pocket Projector Turns Your iPhone into a Portable Movie Theater
iPhones are great, but if you’ve ever tried to watch movies on one, it’s a pain. With a Retina display images look good, but the screen is just way too small. If you want to watch something good, it’s best to watch it on your flat screen TV – unless you want to project it onto the wall from your iPhone.

Big Toy Book App Lets Kids Pick the Cool Holiday Toys

Big Toy Book App Lets Kids Pick the Cool Holiday Toys
Christmas is right around the corner and if you have kids at home or that you are shopping for getting them something cool that they really want can be a challenge. What you need if you have an iPhone or iPad is The Big Toy Book app.
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