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Archive for September 19th 2012

Miniature Star Wars Terrariums Land You on Tatooine, Endor, Dagobah, Where’s My Hoth Snowglobe?

Miniature Star Wars Terrariums Land You on Tatooine, Endor, Dagobah, Where’s My Hoth Snowglobe?
Star Wars fans, here’s a fun accessory to place on your desktop or bookshelf. It’s a series of handmade terrariums, each depicting a scenic location from one of the Star Wars films.

EnableTalk Gloves Translate Sign Language to Spoken Language: Sound of Silence

EnableTalk Gloves Translate Sign Language to Spoken Language: Sound of Silence
A few months ago we saw a concept for a camera-based device that is meant to recognize sign language and translate it into spoken words. A Ukrainian-based team has something better: a working prototype of a smart glove with the exact same capability.
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Borderlands Claptrap Wedding Cake: Save the Last Dance for Him

Borderlands Claptrap Wedding Cake: Save the Last Dance for Him
You know, I kind of like Claptrap from the Borderlands games, but I have to admit, he was also really, really annoying. Still, he made the game a little more interesting with his stupid banter. He’s just not as cool as R2-D2.

The Tactile Rubik’s Cube for the Blind

The Tactile Rubik’s Cube for the Blind
Despite the fact that there are people (and robots) out there who can solve a Rubik’s Cube in about 5 seconds, my tiny brain still needs at least 20 minutes to solve one. But imagine if you were blind (or even color blind).

Guild Wars 2 Coming to Mac, Beta Already Available… to PC Gamers. Go Figure.

Guild Wars 2 Coming to Mac, Beta Already Available… to PC Gamers. Go Figure.
Mac gamers are grateful for Blizzard, because it’s one of the few major companies that release Mac versions of their games alongside the more popular Windows version. ArenaNet says better late than never by announcing that they will be releasing a Mac version of their new MMORPG Guild Wars 2.

Own a Chunk of the Moon (for about $350K)

Own a Chunk of the Moon (for about $350K)
Over the years, people have tried to sell off many artifacts from the Apollo era of space travel. These objects included things like cameras and gloves and at times even little pieces of Moon rock. NASA considers every chunk of Moon rock returned by Apollo astronauts to be government property and has so far barred any sale or gifting to the public.

Everpurse iPhone Charger Juices Your Phone in The Comfort of Your Purse

Everpurse iPhone Charger Juices Your Phone in The Comfort of Your Purse
Pretty much anyone who has an iPhone knows that it uses up quite a bit of power. If I’m away from home for most of the day, I absolutely need a juice up. These days, I’ve got a cheap iPhone battery case that does the trick.

Seiko Star Wars Watches: Force Time!

Seiko Star Wars Watches: Force Time!
Seiko Japan recently took wraps off a whole series of new watches based on the Star Wars saga, and there are some really awesome timepieces in the collection. While most of the series has traditional analog movements, the R2-D2 watch is all digital, and features a very cool hi-res display.

Bend Bench Flips Outdoor Seating on its Head

Bend Bench Flips Outdoor Seating on its Head
It’s hard to find an outdoor bench that’s as versatile as the Bend Bench. I think you can gather that much, even from its name alone.┬áIt’s described as ‘part kinetic sculpture’ and ‘part functional public seating.’

PS3 Slim Version 2 Price, Release Date and Specs Revealed

PS3 Slim Version 2 Price, Release Date and Specs Revealed
Typically, when a game console is nearing the end of its life, prices start to go down. It isn’t working out that way with a new PS3 that was unveiled this week at the Tokyo Game Show.

Colocolo Tablet Cleaner Rolls iPads Clean

Colocolo Tablet Cleaner Rolls iPads Clean
Do you constantly get greasy fingerprints all over the screen of your shiny glass tablet? If you’re like me, you probably just wipe it off with your shirt sleeve or maybe an eyeglass cleaning cloth. But if you’re looking for something that’s designed specifically for the task, then check out the Colocolo tablet cleaner.

Helios iPhone Telepresence Robot: Small, Cheap & Available Soon

Helios iPhone Telepresence Robot: Small, Cheap & Available Soon
Telepresence robots seem to be something that some people are starting to look at, and that’s one of the reasons why two Princeton students, Tianlong Wang and Xinyi Chen created the Helios robot. It turns your smartphone into a mobile telepresence rig for far less than other solutions.
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