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Archive for November 2011

iBox XC iPod Dock Speaker is a Wooden Wonder

iBox XC iPod Dock Speaker is a Wooden Wonder
iPod speaker docks are (less than) a dime a dozen these days, and so many of them are made out of plastic and look cheap. So it’s always nice to come across an alternative which looks as substantial as this one.

Japanese Robot Helps Humans Clean Offices, No Overtime Needed

Japanese Robot Helps Humans Clean Offices, No Overtime Needed
Japan’s Fuji Heavy Industries and Sumitomo have developed a robot that can help human workers clean offices. As a bonus it won’t judge what it saw you doing with your secretary and it won’t comment on that guy drinking himself senseless after hours.
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Slingplayer Tosses Your Content to Facebook

Slingplayer Tosses Your Content to Facebook
The Slingplayer is a very cool way to watch all the content from your local TV stations and networks no matter where you are. Slingbox and Slingplayer work together to place-shift your DVR content to you via the web from anywhere with a connection.

Papercraft Blade Runner Police Spinner Perfect for Retiring Paper Replicants

Papercraft Blade Runner Police Spinner Perfect for Retiring Paper Replicants
I always loved the flying vehicles in Blade Runner. I think it’s the fact that they could drive on the ground like regular cars, but then do the VTOL think and take off and land on a dime.

Simraceway SRW-S1 Racing Controller Now Available for Speed Freaks

Simraceway SRW-S1 Racing Controller Now Available for Speed Freaks
Do you feel the need for speed? SteelSeries hears ya and they can help. The Simraceway SRW-S1 racing wheel is now available for all of your racing/bank heist/running people over needs.

Nintendo Builds Life-Sized Mario Karts, Turtle Shells Will Fly

Nintendo Builds Life-Sized Mario Karts, Turtle Shells Will Fly
Nintendo has unveiled two full size Mario Karts made by West Coast Customs and you know what that means. Soon we will be tossing bananas and turtle shells at each other while on the way to work.

Kindle Fire Costs $202 to Build According to iSuppli

Kindle Fire Costs $202 to Build According to iSuppli
I like to see people take a new gadget and then tear it apart so we can see what’s on the inside. Sometimes these teardowns are done so we can see if the gadget is easy to repair.

Secret Passageway Switch: Good for Public and Ordinary Purposes Too

Secret Passageway Switch: Good for Public and Ordinary Purposes Too
Designer Ben Light has made a brilliantly simple device that lets you pull off the book switch thing that we see in the movies. You’ll have to figure out how to move a whole bookshelf, but if all you need is a way to trigger an electronic device, the Secret Passageway Switch will do the trick.

Russound AirGo Outdoor Speaker Extends Your Wi-Fi Network to Your Backyard

Russound AirGo Outdoor Speaker Extends Your Wi-Fi Network to Your Backyard
The Russound AirGo is a weatherproof and AirPlay compatible outdoor speaker. This 40-watt speaker isn’t just a nice way of pumping out your tunes from your music player, it can also extend your Wi-Fi network wherever you place it.

PlayStation Credit Card Awards 10x Points for PSN Purchases, No Word on Trophy Support

PlayStation Credit Card Awards 10x Points for PSN Purchases, No Word on Trophy Support
If you’re a frequent customer of Sony, especially the PlayStation Network, here’s a piece of plastic that will help your purchasing habits work in your favor. The electronics giant teamed up with Capital One to release an updated PlayStation credit card.

8-Bit Heroes: Saving People One Pixel at a Time

8-Bit Heroes: Saving People One Pixel at a Time
These pixelaterd superheroes designed by Jesus Castaneda remind me of a time when I used to play my Nintendo Entertainment System for hours upon end. Jesus has created a bunch of superheroes, as well as other characters from films and video games.

Bigtrak XTR R/C Truck to Get iPhone, Android Remote Control and More

Bigtrak XTR R/C Truck to Get iPhone, Android Remote Control and More
A while back, you might recall that I told you guys about the return of the Bigtrak programmable vehicle from the 1980s. Well, the guys from Zeon Tech who made the revamped Bigtrak and Bigtrak Jr.

Arcane Quad Orbit Watch Concept Spins its Wheels to Tell the Time

Arcane Quad Orbit Watch Concept Spins its Wheels to Tell the Time
Here’s another cool watch concept from designer Peter Fletcher I found floating around up on the Tokyoflash design blog. While it might look like a futuristic LCD timepiece, the Arcane Quad Orbit watch is actually fully mechanical.

Big Head Mode in Real Life

Big Head Mode in Real Life
Designer Dan Rosenfeld (aka “Guru Ramen”) made a classic video game cheat real this past Halloween. He put together a wearable frame that housed cameras and a 24″ LCD display, giving the world a super sized view of his head.

Elder Scrolls V Map Hack: Skyrim Street View

Elder Scrolls V Map Hack: Skyrim Street View
It’s barely been a week since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released, but the benefits of owning it on the PC are already becoming apparent. Some Xbox 360 players are ridden with texture issues, some PS3 players are wracked with the more game breaking save file glitch.

Modern Warfare 3 Passes $775 Million in Sales in Just 5 Days

Modern Warfare 3 Passes $775 Million in Sales in Just 5 Days
In just 24 hours, Modern Warfare 3 had surpassed $400 million in sales, and now we have news from Activision that it has now broken all 5-day sales records for books, movies and video games, with $775 million in worldwide sales in the 5 days since launch.
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