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Archive for July 2012

MakerBot Mixtape: 3D Print an MP3 Player

MakerBot Mixtape: 3D Print an MP3 Player
Using cassettes to create mixtapes was a fun time to spend an afternoon when you were a kid. There’s something oddly pleasing about this analog media format. Thankfully, if you’ve got a MakerBot in your shed, you can make a modern version of the mixtape, by 3D printing an MP3 player in the shape of a cassette.

Jumpshot Promises to Solve Your PC Woes in a Flash

Jumpshot Promises to Solve Your PC Woes in a Flash
Buying a new PC or laptop can be exciting, but setting it up for use, and keeping it working smoothly can be quite a pain. There’s the primary concern of installing software to secure your machine and protect it against viruses and Trojans, but at the same time, the pre-loaded software that it came bundled with could end up becoming quite a hassle.
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Google Launches Voice Enabled 34-Button Scientific Calculator

Google Launches Voice Enabled 34-Button Scientific Calculator
Google has had a calculator integrated into its search results for a long time. Using the calculator was as easy as typing a math problem such as 2+2 into the search bar and hitting enter. Google has made that calculator much more complex and useful with the addition of a new scientific calculator with 34-buttons.

Concrete Watches Look Heavier Than They Are

Concrete Watches Look Heavier Than They Are
Concrete is an interesting material, but I’ve never thought about using it to make watches. Paris-based designer Dzmitry Samal has launched a series of watches, with frames made out of the durable material.

Street Fighter II Minifig Concept KO’d by LEGO

Street Fighter II Minifig Concept KO’d by LEGO
Flickr member Julian Fong aka levork makes custom minifigures that look like they were released by LEGO itself. Over the last one and a half years, Fong has been working on a set of Street Fighter II minifigs.

7,000 Sticky Notes Make up This Super Mario Stop-Motion Animation

7,000 Sticky Notes Make up This Super Mario Stop-Motion Animation
Sticky notes are a useful office tool. I can’t get enough of them, and after years of use I don’t know how many I’ve used. However, I can’t say that I’ve ever seen this many sticky notes used in a single animation.

Mario Proposal Culminates a Match Made in Gamer Heaven

Mario Proposal Culminates a Match Made in Gamer Heaven
Back in the day, all a guy (or girl) had to do was buy a ring and get down on one knee to propose to the love of their loves. Things have gotten more complicated these days, and proposals are no exception.

Wheatley Actually Makes it to Spaaaaaaace!

Wheatley Actually Makes it to Spaaaaaaace!
If you’ve ever played the video game Portal 2, you surely remember the floating robotic orb or personality core known as Wheatley. If you’re a fan of Wheatley, you will certainly appreciate this. An unnamed tech working at NASA has etched a likeness of Wheatley with the phrase “In spaaaaaaace!” underneath the likeness on the side of a component that actually went into space.

Urban Hacktivists Turn Toronto’s Info Pillars into Modern Art with a Message

Urban Hacktivists Turn Toronto’s Info Pillars into Modern Art with a Message
You’ll find over 35 different billboards in the streets of Toronto which are ironically called ‘Info Pillars’, considering the fact that they’re used to display ads and not information. So what’s an urban hacktivist to do, when the redesign of these Info Pillars have replaced bike parking and caused the cutting down of trees by the sidewalks?

Lil’G Necronombox Bluetooth Speaker: Limbo Blaster

Lil’G Necronombox Bluetooth Speaker: Limbo Blaster
The popularity of mobile music players has given rise to a variety of Bluetooth speakers. Some of them cater to sporty people, others with more modern or minimalist tastes. I guess Josh Marlar went with a, shall we say, ultra niche market: demons.

TinkerBrick Case Combines iPods with LEGO

TinkerBrick Case Combines iPods with LEGO
As you know, we love LEGO bricks around here. There’s something just so amazing about the billions of different creative things you can do with these little modular components. Now, you can combine your LEGO enthusiasm with your iPod Touch with a single gadget – the TinkerBrick case.

Bicycle Created from Recycled Cardboard for $9

Bicycle Created from Recycled Cardboard for $9
They told him it was impossible – three engineers that is. Engineers may be smart, but obviously these ones lacked vision. After his wife persuaded him to give it a try, designer Izhar Gafni got to work on a bicycle made out of cardboard, with a cost of less than $9 to manufacture.

System Automatically Recognizes Baked Goods Without Labels or RFID

System Automatically Recognizes Baked Goods Without Labels or RFID
In the not-too-distant future, technology might let you check out for your purchases without any need to scan tags, enter prices, or even read RFID tags. Thanks to visual recognition technology, items being purchased could be automatically identified just by the way they look.

Metal Gear Creator Hideo Kojima on 25 Years of Hiding in Boxes, Eating Rations, Snakes and Foxes

Metal Gear Creator Hideo Kojima on 25 Years of Hiding in Boxes, Eating Rations, Snakes and Foxes
I can’t remember the last time I shared an article here on Technabob, but for Hideo Kojima, I’m willing to making an exception. This month marks the 25th year of the Metal Gear series of videogames, and the PlayStation blog was able to interview Kojima for a surprisingly honest retrospective.

Automatic Toilet Paper Dispenser Perfect for Germophobes

Automatic Toilet Paper Dispenser Perfect for Germophobes
Sometimes it’s mind-boggling how companies are able to come up with solutions to problems that seem pretty trivial at first glance. A perfect example is the Camitool, an automatic toilet paper dispenser which was probably developed in response to all the complaints that germophobes unleashed against having to use toilet paper that (ick) others have already touched.

Bigfoot Goes up for Sale on eBay

Bigfoot Goes up for Sale on eBay
Many people regard Bigfoot as nothing more than a hoax or an urban legend. Scientists have disputed the very existence of the creature for years, but it has always been an important element in American folklore.
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