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Archive for December 2011

Wii U Hardware Specifications Leaked?

Wii U Hardware Specifications Leaked?
We still have quite a wait for Nintendo’s next-gen Wii U console, which isn’t expected to be officially launched until near the end of 2012. To help get us through and ease our wait, some possible specs for the new Wii U have surfaced.

Wrap Your iPad in Duct Tape (and Bacon)

Wrap Your iPad in Duct Tape (and Bacon)
A while back, I told you guys about a pretty cool iPad 2 case which was made out of good old duct tape. At the time, the case was only a one-off, but you can now get in on the duct tape action yourself.
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Play SimCity in Actual 3D with the DIY Tabletop Play Set

Play SimCity in Actual 3D with the DIY Tabletop Play Set
Now you can be a mayor of your own miniature city, thanks to the SimCity 2000 tabletop play set. Using Google Sketch-up, architect Michael Curry aka Skimbal created replicas of the buildings in Simcity 2000. Curry says that he based the models on his “memories of playing”, so they may not look exactly like their in-game equivalents, but they’re accurate enough for fans of the simulation series to want to reticulate splines in real life.

Samsung Christmas Ad: Need a Hug? There’s an Android Tablet for That

Samsung Christmas Ad: Need a Hug? There’s an Android Tablet for That
Samsung takes time out from battling lawsuits to get into the holiday spirit. Strangely enough, the advertisement was commissioned by the Japanese arm of the Korean electronics giant. Called Galaxy X’Mas Hugs, the ad features Hug-chan, a humanoid robot outfitted with a Galaxy Tab for a head, its cold arms ready to give a warm embrace.

Roll-Up Travel Charger: Power Up with Style

Roll-Up Travel Charger: Power Up with Style
When I travel with my chargers, it’s usually a mess, with cables everywhere and tangled up in my bag. You’re probably the same way. This is why Restoration Hardware’s Roll Up Travel Charger is a cool addition to anyone’s kit bag.

Pantone Rubik’s Cube: Easier on the Eyes, Harder to Solve

Pantone Rubik’s Cube: Easier on the Eyes, Harder to Solve
I’ve known people who love playing with their Rubik’s cubes, and others, usually kids, who just take off the stickers and stick them on again. However, this has to be one of the most stylish Rubik’s cubes out there, and it’s appropriately called Rubitone, since it’s covered with Pantone colors.

USB Toast Handwarmers Might Leave Butter and Jam on Your Keys

USB Toast Handwarmers Might Leave Butter and Jam on Your Keys
How often have you said to yourself while typing on your computer, “gee, my hands are freezing.” Okay, unless you work in the Ice Hotel, it’s probably not that frequent of an issue. Still if you could use cold hands as an excuse to wear these, would it change your mind?

Autobot Ukulele: Strumbot in Disguise

Autobot Ukulele: Strumbot in Disguise
If you know someone who’s a Transformers fan, and who also knows how to play string instruments, I think I just took care of your entire Christmas list for you. Yep, it’s a ukulele, fashioned in the shape of the Autobot’s symbol.

Japanese and Russian Scientists Even Closer to Cloning a Wooly Mammoth

Japanese and Russian Scientists Even Closer to Cloning a Wooly Mammoth
Michael Crichton would be so proud right now. Scientists from Japan and Russia are all working together on a plan that they think might bring the long extinct wooly mammoth back to existence. According to the scientists, the mammoth went extinct about 10,000 years ago.

Asus Transformer Prime Gets a Fancy Sleeve, Like a Smart Cover, But Not

Asus Transformer Prime Gets a Fancy Sleeve, Like a Smart Cover, But Not
Actually, I would not call this a sleeve at all. It’s more like a flip cover to protect the screen of the Asus Transformer Prime from scratches. In my mind, a sleeve is something that goes all the way around a tablet.

Gingerbread Ewok Village: Yum Yum Jub Jub

Gingerbread Ewok Village: Yum Yum Jub Jub
Yum. Gingerbread. But eww Ewoks, the Return of the Jedi equivalent of Jar Jar Binks. Well, maybe they aren’t that bad. Screw it, I would still eat this whole damn village. Maybe by doing so, I can prevent Endor from ever existing.

Bag Light Lets You See Whats In Your Bag, Day or Night

Bag Light Lets You See Whats In Your Bag, Day or Night
An interior light for your purse or backpack might seem like a strange idea, but it actually might really come in handy, especially if you find yourself looking for your keys in the dark, or struggling to find something in your purse while sitting in a darkened movie theater.

PS Vita Multitasking Limitation: No Web Browsing During Games

PS Vita Multitasking Limitation: No Web Browsing During Games
We have some new PS Vita news for you today if you are among those who have been salivating over the portable console. When the new PS Vita launches, you will not be able to play games and browse the Internet at the same time.

Funtendo Puts the Fun in Nintendo Emulators. Oh Wait.

Funtendo Puts the Fun in Nintendo Emulators. Oh Wait.
Emulators are everywhere these days, as are USB adapters for console controllers. But the guys at Gadget Gangster have come up with Funtendo, a DIY box that combine both Nintendo emulators and controller adapters for convenient retro gaming.

JTT Adapter for iOS Devices Adds the Ports that Apple Won’t

JTT Adapter for iOS Devices Adds the Ports that Apple Won’t
Japanese manufacturer JTT has released an adapter that adds a variety of connectivity options to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It has both an HDMI out and analog AV out, a USB port and a mini-USB port that you can use to charge your iOS device.

Octopus Earbuds Stick to Phone Screens Like Tentacle Suckers

Octopus Earbuds Stick to Phone Screens Like Tentacle Suckers
Are you tired of fiddling with your earbuds when storing them and taking them out of your pocket? Take a look what Red Dot Design concept winner Donghee Suh has created. The Octopus Earbuds are fitted with suction cups that will adhere to your screen when they’re stowed.
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