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Archive for December 2011

Doctor Who Bump-N-Go Cybermat Toy Literally Shows No Teeth

Doctor Who Bump-N-Go Cybermat Toy Literally Shows No Teeth
The following post is from Technabob guest writer Jack Kieffer of Cool Gizmo Toys, a site that loves geeky products as well as Pandas. The site isn’t about Pandas, but those are pretty awesome anyway. Diehard Doctor Who fans would recognize the Cybermat immediately, and would be super excited to hear that the Bump-N-Go Cybermat is available this Christmas season!

Xbox 360 Sex Ed Game Banned then Wins an Award Anyway

Xbox 360 Sex Ed Game Banned then Wins an Award Anyway
The following is a good example of why you should not ban games for any reason. Not everyone finds the same things offensive. An Xbox 360 game called Privates was not allowed onto the platform due to what Microsoft felt was inappropriate content, but the British Academy Children’s Awards, organized by BAFTA, liked it enough, and now it’s won an award.
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Christmas Present Shake Prank: Mess with Their Heads This Holiday Season

Christmas Present Shake Prank: Mess with Their Heads This Holiday Season
We all do it. Despite the fact that we might be destroying some fragile major award under the Christmas tree, we like to shake our wrapped gifts to try and figure out their contents. Well, here’s a geeky prank you can play on your loved ones the next time they go to shake their presents.

Future Fossils: Relics from a Recent Past

Future Fossils: Relics from a Recent Past
Strangely enough, we’ve already featured two geeky examples of fossilized artwork. The first one featured robots, while the other one had rocky renditions of popular gadgets. Here’s a third from art and design studio Bughouse, featuring retro devices rendered in cement.

Gingerbread TARDIS: I Hope Your Stomach is Bigger on the Inside

Gingerbread TARDIS: I Hope Your Stomach is Bigger on the Inside
This gingerbread TARDIS looks yummy. But is a gingerbread TARDIS better than a ginger companion? Discuss.

Angry Birds Mate With PSP, Lay an Egg

Angry Birds Mate With PSP, Lay an Egg
You’ve gotta hand it to schlock gadget merchants of China for their ability to completely laugh in the face of all intellectual property laws. Take, for example, this craptacular version of Angry Birds which you can now buy.

Tooth Guardian Lets You See What Your Dentist Sees, Every Time You Brush

Tooth Guardian Lets You See What Your Dentist Sees, Every Time You Brush
Here’s a concept design that I actually think is quite smart. It’s a toothbrush with a built-in camera to help you make sure to get all the built-up gunk off your teeth when you brush.

CPU Wars: Trump Cards for Techies

CPU Wars: Trump Cards for Techies
Engineer/consultant/card shark Harry Mylonadis has given the classic trump card game a geeky refresh. His new project CPU Wars pits 30 of the most significant computer processors in a battle of numbers, a game which PC enthusiasts already play with real computer components.

Ministar Travel Guitars: Perfect for the Vagabond Musician

Ministar Travel Guitars: Perfect for the Vagabond Musician
These Ministar travel guitars will allow you to easily play music, almost the same way as if you’d be carrying a bulky electric guitar. There are some models that are only 19 inches long, and they lack something obvious: the main body of the guitar.

Apple Hairband Headphone Concept for Listening to More than Hair Bands

Apple Hairband Headphone Concept for Listening to More than Hair Bands
These minimal headphones don’t look like the usual crop of over-ear ‘phones. They actually kind of look like hairbands, since it looks like they’ve got nothing more than earbuds on the ends. I don’t know how those small drivers will sound, but it is an interesting look to say the least.

Pyro Board: Your Tunes are So Hot!

Pyro Board: Your Tunes are So Hot!
I’m sure many of you have are familiar with the Rubens’ Tube, which is a device which works sort of like a VU meter, but with flames. But I have to say that this thing is even cooler.

Robots Pop Popcorn and Fix a Sandwich

Robots Pop Popcorn and Fix a Sandwich
You know, there might be a day sometime in my life where robots performing mundane tasks will no longer be a novelty, and they’ll just be part of our everyday lives. But until that day, I’m still going to find things like robots popping popcorn and making sandwiches to be at least mildly amusing.

Cut the Rope’s Om Nom Gets His Own Cartoon

Cut the Rope’s Om Nom Gets His Own Cartoon
Of all the apps out there that I play on my tablet and smartphone, Cut the Rope is one of my favorites. The little cute character Om Nom only wants to eat candy, and I can understand that.

Periodic Table of Swearing: Always Pick the Right One for the Right Occasion

Periodic Table of Swearing: Always Pick the Right One for the Right Occasion
You know, there are some really great swear words out there, and if you’re not living with someone who’s easily offended, they can be nice to try out. There’s probably a swear for every occasion, and while some might think swearing a bit crass, others will find it hilarious.

Coby to Unveil Android 4 ICS Tablets Next Month at CES

Coby to Unveil Android 4 ICS Tablets Next Month at CES
I think we can all agree the that Coby Electronics brand isn’t exactly known as the epitome of high-end technology. The brand is known for budget-focused devices that generally give up performance, features and build quality for a low price.

Button Sculptures Look Like They’re Floating in Air

Button Sculptures Look Like They’re Floating in Air
What do you get when you combine fishing line with buttons? Sculptures! That’s what Miami-based artist Augusto Esquivel is doing. He basically arranges different lengths of fishing line in a grid, then carefully strings-in sewing buttons in a variety of different colors to create shapes.
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