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Archive for May 2012

Custom Zelda: Twilight Princess Shoes: It’s Dangerous to Walk Barefoot, Take These!

Custom Zelda: Twilight Princess Shoes: It’s Dangerous to Walk Barefoot, Take These!
…or any other footwear. Walking barefoot can be quite dangerous. But not as dangerous as a walking bear foot. But that’s a fake topic for another fake day. Right now we’re looking at a pair of Vans slip-ons painted with the Hylian shield design from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

CordLite Illuminated iOS Cable: A Simple Solution for a Very Simple Problem

CordLite Illuminated iOS Cable: A Simple Solution for a Very Simple Problem
This is how much technology can coddle us: someone’s come up with a charge and sync device for iOS devices that has built-in LEDs to make it easier to plug it in in the dark. I usually just use my iPhone’s own light or feel which end is which, but why go through such arduous processes when you can buy a solution right?

Users Upload 72 Hours of (Cat) Videos per Minute to YouTube

Users Upload 72 Hours of (Cat) Videos per Minute to YouTube
YouTube is crazy popular. One of these days, Google will figure out how to make more money off those videos and generate metric tons of income. Until then it’s a place we can go to look at videos people post up of things as mundane as their daily breakfast or as exciting as car crashes and cats playing musical instruments.

Pin Up! Face Supporter Mask Promises to Get Rid of Sagging Cheeks

Pin Up! Face Supporter Mask Promises to Get Rid of Sagging Cheeks
Most women aren’t afraid of getting old. No, what they’re actually afraid of is looking old. Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and fat accumulating in all the wrong places – it doesn’t conjure up a pretty sight, does it?

SpaceX Rocket Finally Takes off (with Scotty’s Ashes Onboard)

SpaceX Rocket Finally Takes off (with Scotty’s Ashes Onboard)
After another delay, SpaceX finally got off the ground today with its Falcon 9 rocket lifting off early this morning and making it into orbit safely. The main mission for SpaceX is to demonstrate its Dragon space capsule and hopefully dock with the ISS.

NYPD Arrests Designer for “Planting False Bombs,” But He Was Just Putting Up Art

NYPD Arrests Designer for “Planting False Bombs,” But He Was Just Putting Up Art
The name Takeshi Miyakawa might be familiar to you if you’re into contemporary art. Miyakawa is a huge name in the art scene with his unusual installations and thought-provoking works of art.

Lit Motors C-1: Electric Scooter with a Roof?

Lit Motors C-1: Electric Scooter with a Roof?
I’ll admit that if you live in Asia, cars aren’t very convenient, though the trend for super-minis is starting to catch on in Europe and slowly in North America. This prototype vehicle takes things a bit further by taking away a couple of wheels and using gyroscopic stabilization so that it remains upright.

Cthulhu Monopoly: The Ancient Ones Invade New Jersey

Cthulhu Monopoly: The Ancient Ones Invade New Jersey
Sure, we have every version of Monopoly that we could want right? Well, maybe now we do thanks to The Doom That Came To Atlantic City. It isn’t really a new version of Monopoly, but it just sort of spoofs it, with a bit of an Arkham Horror theme.

DIY Star Wars Toys from Old 3.5″ Disks: The Floppy Strikes Back

DIY Star Wars Toys from Old 3.5″ Disks: The Floppy Strikes Back
Got some old floppy disks lying around? How about a little spare time? Are you a Star Wars fan? If you answered yes to all three of those questions, here’s the perfect project for you – a Millennium Falcon, X-Wing Fighter and Death Star cobbled together from old floppy disk parts.

8-Bit Pop Up Cards Invade Birthdays and Other Special Occasions

8-Bit Pop Up Cards Invade Birthdays and Other Special Occasions
Hallmark cards are fine, but they usually aren’t very geeky, so stop giving them your hard earned money. Make some cards yourself like these 8-bit cards instead!

Toy Story 2 Once Deleted by Accident (and Again Because It Sucked)

Toy Story 2 Once Deleted by Accident (and Again Because It Sucked)
Anyone who uses a computer long enough eventually deletes a file by mistake they really wanted to keep. If you ever had this happen at work on a corporate network things get ugly really quick. I can only imagine when Pixar was working on Toy Story 2 and a bunch of the files were accidentally deleted, sphincter tone went up greatly within the studio.

World’s Tallest LEGO Tower Stands Nearly 105 Feet-Tall

World’s Tallest LEGO Tower Stands Nearly 105 Feet-Tall
I could never build a gigantic LEGO creation like this world record-breaking tower. I tend to get bored after building a couple of LEGO cars or houses with my kids. That didn’t stop a group of LEGO fans in South Korea from constructing this 104-foot, 8-inch-tall LEGO tower, breaking the previous world record.

Nintendo Characters as Ukiyo Woodblock Prints: Very Creepy Turtles

Nintendo Characters as Ukiyo Woodblock Prints: Very Creepy Turtles
Nintendo Characters are awesome, and Japanese representations of things are awesome, so why not combine the two? “Nintendo Characters are Japanese.” Not like this – a guy named Jed has decided to make Ukiyo Woodblock Prints showing all of his favorite Nintendo characters as they appeared back in the age of dragons and those round hats with the carts that were pulled in the streets.

Videogame Ear Plugs Almost Make Me Want to Get My Ears Pierced

Videogame Ear Plugs Almost Make Me Want to Get My Ears Pierced
…but because I’m fine with my body’s aerodynamics as it is, I think I’ll just admire these plugs from a distance. No actually it’s because my tolerance for pain is so low – in fact I’m crying right now because of the terrible pain induced by typing.

Leap Gesture Controller Offers Tremendous Precision for Just $70

Leap Gesture Controller Offers Tremendous Precision for Just $70
The Microsoft Kinect certainly changed the playing field for gesture-based input devices, though arguably it’s been a cooler tool for interactive experiments and hacking than for gameplay thusfar. Now, a company called Leap Motion thinks they’ve cracked the formula for gesture control on the desktop with their LEAP controller.

Cupcakewurst Is the Best Cupcake-Filled Sausage in Town

Cupcakewurst Is the Best Cupcake-Filled Sausage in Town
Mmmm… all geeks can appreciate a good slab of meat. While bacon is usually the first choice among us techies, and bacon plus cheese plus bacon is a close second, sausage is always appreciated at my annual Tetris/Cosplay/Steampunk/Apple fest.