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Archive for December 2011

Mario Kart Characters Made from Non-Warp-Pipe-Cleaners

Mario Kart Characters Made from Non-Warp-Pipe-Cleaners
I don’t know about you, but I find these little guys to be absolutely adorable. These are fuzzy Mario Kart characters made from warp pipe-cleaners. And they have real wheels which means that you can race them too!

Xbox 360 and PS3 Controller Rings for Geeky Fingers

Xbox 360 and PS3 Controller Rings for Geeky Fingers
Show your allegiance to your favorite game console with these PS3 and XBox 360 rings. They will deck your digits in tiny replica controllers, upping your geek gaming cred and proclaiming your side in the console wars.
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U.S. Army Creates Two-Year Sandwich, Likely Discovers One-Year Heartburn

U.S. Army Creates Two-Year Sandwich, Likely Discovers One-Year Heartburn
Apparently the military industrial complex has never heard of the Twinkie, so they have been looking into ways to make a soldiers food last forever. And now they have perfected a sandwich that lasts for two years.

Timberland Folding Shoes: Know When to Hold ’em, Know When to Fold ‘Em

Timberland Folding Shoes: Know When to Hold ’em, Know When to Fold ‘Em
These folding shoes are pretty clever. Perfect for those who like to go barefoot, but not all of the time. Or for anyone who carries spare shoes with them. And think of the space that you’ll save in your suitcase or backpack when you travel with these.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Early Access Starts December 13th

Star Wars: The Old Republic Early Access Starts December 13th
Those of you who have been patiently waiting for Star Wars: The Old Republic, here’s some good news. It looks like the game will have its early access date start sooner than expected.

Edifier Tick Tock Alarm Clock & iPhone Dock: Don’t Throw It to Snooze!

Edifier Tick Tock Alarm Clock & iPhone Dock: Don’t Throw It to Snooze!
The world has way more iPhone docks than it knows to do with, but there are always some that manage to set themselves apart from the rest, even if you don’t actually need another one. This particular one tries to merge the design elements of a classic alarm clock with that of a dock.

My Little Fire-Breathing Pony

My Little Fire-Breathing Pony
Do you have a little girl that you are Christmas shopping for? Forget getting her a My Little Pony. Instead make her a fire-breathing pony. It might scar her for life, but hey, it’s fire. Fire is cool.

MineToys Crafts Minecraft Avatars in 3D

MineToys Crafts Minecraft Avatars in 3D
There are services out there that can make an action figure of yourself, and there’s a free script that can help you 3D print your Minecraft creations. MineToys is a combination of the two – a service that takes Minecraft avatars from your virtual desktop to your real desktop, thanks to the wonders of 3D printing.

Behringer iNuke Boom iOS Dock Goes to 10,000

Behringer iNuke Boom iOS Dock Goes to 10,000
…10,000 Watts, that is. To promote their new Eurosound consumer product line, Behringer will be releasing the iNuke Boom, a limited-edition dock for Apple’s portable devices that will probably dwarf your home theater setup. Just look at this thing:

Tokyoflash Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch: For All You Dapper Gents and Dames

Tokyoflash Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch: For All You Dapper Gents and Dames
This watch is perfect for the gentlemen, who can’t abide using anything but a proper pocket watch. The Tokyoflash Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch will probably take a bit more time to read than an analog version, but it will sure get some attention from everyone.

Game Genie is Back to Cheat on Modern Devices

Game Genie is Back to Cheat on Modern Devices
These days I can’t think of any game so difficult that I need to cheat in order to beat it – especially since the advent of infinite game saves and Internet walkthroughs. I remember the good old days of the 80s/90s, when some games were so hard that you almost had to cheat to beat them.

Handmade Doctor Who Chess Set: Knight to TARDIS 4

Handmade Doctor Who Chess Set: Knight to TARDIS 4
We’ve all seen the Doctor Who chess sets that are available from online retailers. They’re cool and appropriately geeky, but they’re just too polished and slick and mass produced. This version is much better and at least it has some personality.

Stormtrooper Motorcycle Suits: At Last I Can Join the Sith’s Angels Gang

Stormtrooper Motorcycle Suits: At Last I Can Join the Sith’s Angels Gang
Get your motor runnin’… Head out on the highway… Lookin’ for the Death Star…  And whatever comes our way… Hell yeah! Finally Stormtrooper motorcycle gangs are here. These Stormtrooper Motorcycle Suits from UD Replica will protect you and make you look cool while riding your cycle.

Verizon Prices Galaxy Nexus at $299, Cementing New High-end Price for High-end Devices

Verizon Prices Galaxy Nexus at $299, Cementing New High-end Price for High-end Devices
Here it is geeks and geekettes, the likely death of the $199 price point for high-end smartphones. Verizon Wireless has announced that the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung will be priced at $299(USD) when it lands – and that’s with a 2 year contract.

35mm Camera Used to Film Star Wars Sells for over $600,000

35mm Camera Used to Film Star Wars Sells for over $600,000
We will never see another movie like the original Star Wars again. The plot, writing and the directing were amazing. Not to mention the groundbreaking models and visual effects (that they had to work hard for, instead of using CGI) that gave it an amazing look and feel.

Netflix for Xbox 360 Gets Updated

Netflix for Xbox 360 Gets Updated
[UPDATE 12/16/11: Given our original positive spin on this update, we thought it appropriate to mention that there’s a ton of dissatisfied users speaking out about missing features, playback issues and a confusing new interface. Scroll down to the comments to join in the discussion.] Good news for those of you who use your Xbox to watch Netflix.
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