Last week I mentioned that some early details on the latest grand challenge hosted by DARPA had surfaced. Those early details outlined a robotics contest that had some complicated steps that had to be completed to win.
The Calculator App is one of the most basic and essential programs that ships with the iPhone and most other smartphones out there. Given the fact that pretty much everybody has a smartphone these days, I don’t see much reason for a dedicated calculator anymore.
We’ve seen all kinds of crazy Rube Goldberg machines, but this one is breaking records (and bursting balloons.) In fact Purdue University’s Society of Professional Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers broke their own world record this past Saturday with a machine that has 300 steps.
Think you are The Man because you built some two foot tall LEGO castle? That’s nothing. Adam Reed Tucker has built some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers and other buildings using millions of LEGO bricks. Adam is one of the world’s eleven LEGO Certified Professionals, so for him, I guess this was not that big of a deal.
Hi, I’m Commander Lambert Shepard and this is a sweet pair of metallic spandex leggings, enhanced with the N7 armor color scheme by Etsy seller/superhero costume maker/Citadel shopkeeper Alexandra Threw (aka Peachykiki.) They won’t protect you from Reaper attacks, but it will grant you an army of oglers.
We’ve already seen a number of keyboard cases for the iPad that are going for the laptop look. Here’s a case that has just the right color to make the iPad 2 look a lot like a MacBook Air, although it’s actually made of plastic.
Have you ever run out of batteries on your iPhone? Maybe I should ask who hasn’t, because almost everyone I know runs out of batteries for their iPhone at some point. It has happened to me on occasion, and I’ve had to come home to recharge or find some laptop to leech off power, before heading back out again.
The new Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 was just unveiled, and this new tablet runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has a 4:3 aspect ration and a 9.7-inch IPS screen with a 1024×768 resolution. Will it be a worthwhile alternative for those considering an iPad or Kindle Fire?
VHS tapes might have gone the way of the dinosaur, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fond memories of the dominant video format before the rise DVD, Blu-ray and streaming. Kick back, relax, and remember the days when you had to rewind your movies and keep them away from magnets with this awesome handmade VHS tape coffee table.
I love it when geeks take virtual weapons from video games and recreate them in the real world. We’ve seen weapons created from wood and paint in the past, but my favorite is when they create the virtual weapons using LEGO bricks.
(SPOILERS AHEAD!) Mass Effect 3 is one of my favorite games that I have played in a long time. I’ll admit I wasn’t very happy to see all the characters I liked including Shepard get killed off in the end, but I certainly didn’t want to beat someone at Bioware over the ending like some people have.
Even though you don’t really need a mouse pad to make your mouse work these days, most people still have one. I know that I like using my mouse pad with my desktop, no matter what the surface it’s resting on.
Sure, we are all used to playing video games with wireless controllers today, but back in the day you were forced to sit right in front of your console as if you yourself were attached to it, thanks to those pesky wires.
Remember when the 9th Doctor really enjoyed a good banana? Now we know why. He must have been a monkey in one regeneration, with a matching TARDIS. Oh wait, he must have been a monkey who merged with the TARDIS at some point.
For a moment, I thought that this might be another concept design, but it isn’t. The Sony SmartWatch is a real product – an Android-powered watch that will allow you to use your smartphone even when it’s sitting in your pocket.