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Archive for September 2012

Microsoft Wants You to Play Whack-a-Phone

Microsoft Wants You to Play Whack-a-Phone
Would you whack your phone voluntarily to shut it up? I know I wouldn’t. Just think of all the bumps and scratches whacking might cause to the phone’s exterior. This is just one more reason why I probably won’t be buying any Microsoft phones soon – especially those that incorporate this strange feature.

Valve Portal Turret Replica is Different from All Other Portal Turret Replicas

Valve Portal Turret Replica is Different from All Other Portal Turret Replicas
…by different I mean it looks exactly the same as the famous robot from Portal 2. An achingly short video of the replica was posted at Valve’s Facebook account, with no further details provided other than an acknowledgement from the Valve Store Facebook account, which said “Hello friend.”

ICEdot Sensor for Helmets Sends for Help When You Crash

ICEdot Sensor for Helmets Sends for Help When You Crash
This tiny sensor sticker can save your life – provided you’re also wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Bikes and motorcycles make it easier to commute and squeeze through traffic during rush hour.

Portal Webcam: Now You’re Teleconferencing with Science

Portal Webcam: Now You’re Teleconferencing with Science
This is how the New England office (blue) of Dealer.com is connected to the company’s California office (orange). Either that, or this is actually a shot of Aperture Science Laboratories, with webcams included as props to throw us off.

Evouni Nano Stand Pouch: The Standing Phone Pouch

Evouni Nano Stand Pouch: The Standing Phone Pouch
My iPhone cases definitely do the job of protecting my smartphone, but I’ve come to realize that a pouch of some kind might be a good idea, because it would better protect the screen. Screens are vulnerable, even when you put on a screen protector, to scratches of all kind.

Brown Paperbag Purse Costs a Whole Lot of Green Paper

Brown Paperbag Purse Costs a Whole Lot of Green Paper
Women (and the occasional guy) are known for splurging on things that don’t really make sense sometimes. A dress that costs five hundred dollars. A pair of shoes that retails for several thousand. But I think even the most frivolous of women would draw the line at paperbag purses priced at $290.

Circuit-Bent Mr. Incredible is Incredibly Inappropriate

Circuit-Bent Mr. Incredible is Incredibly Inappropriate
Hackers love to take kids’ toys and cheap gadgets and turn them into electronic noisemakers using a technique long referred to as “circuit bending.” Usually you find something like a mutant Furby or maybe an Atari joystick – or a combo.

You’ll Be Snoring on this Pokémon Snorlax Bean Bag

You’ll Be Snoring on this Pokémon Snorlax Bean Bag
I’ve never been able to keep up on all the different Pokémon. Somewhere around Pikachu and Squirtle, I lose track. Though, I’m definitely familiar with Snorlax, a big, roly-poly guy who looks like the fattest, laziest Pokémon in all of Kanto.

Google Plays Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Solves Everything. Showoff.

Google Plays Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Solves Everything. Showoff.
Think you’re good at Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? Google dares you to challenge its search engine. All you have to do is type an actor’s name and then “bacon number” (without the quotes) and the all-knowing box spits out the answer.

Olympus E-PL5 & E-PM2 Interchangeable Lens Cameras Leaked

Olympus E-PL5 & E-PM2 Interchangeable Lens Cameras Leaked
It’s been quite a month for leaks and the announcement of new cameras by various manufacturers. This week, a pair of new Olympus interchangeable lens compact cameras leaked as well. A few scant details of the cameras were also offered along with the leaked photos.

Darksiders II on Wii U Gets Hours of Additional Game Play

Darksiders II on Wii U Gets Hours of Additional Game Play
We are already knew Darksiders II would be a launch title for the Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console. THQ has offered up some details on the video game that we didn’t previously know, that people planning to purchase the Wii U should really like.

TARDIS Liquor Cabinet: Jigger on the Inside

TARDIS Liquor Cabinet: Jigger on the Inside
There’s actually a bar in Brooklyn that has its very own TARDIS, but if you want one in your house instead, I think I like this idea even better. Unofficially dubbed the “Party TARDIS” by Redditor imonfirex727, it’s a work of geeky wonder.

G3Ferrari Pizza Goes from Zero-to-Pizza in Five Minutes

G3Ferrari Pizza Goes from Zero-to-Pizza in Five Minutes
Most people love pizza, but they like their pizza fast. And if you live a couple of miles away from your closes Pizza Hut, then you might end up having to wait for far longer than you’d be willing to.

GPS Shoes: Ruby Slippers 2.0

GPS Shoes: Ruby Slippers 2.0
These shoes won’t take you home when you click its heels, but it will help you get there. Made by British artist Dominic Wilcox, the No Place Like Home shoes points the wearer to the right way via the magic of GPS.

Orée Board Wooden Bluetooth Keyboard Looks Good, Naturally

Orée Board Wooden Bluetooth Keyboard Looks Good, Naturally
As any touch-typist will tell you, the feel of the keys on a keyboard are quite important, a bit less that the spacing, but it’s one of the reasons why certain keyboards feel good and others don’t.

Dalek Wedding Cakes Are Dressed to Exterminate

Dalek Wedding Cakes Are Dressed to Exterminate
Reddit user eclaire4186 received the best wedding gift ever when her sister had these Dalek cakes made for her. Her sister had been teasing her for months and then, just as they were wrapping up the wedding lunch, these two creatures were unveiled.

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