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Archive for September 2012

AirBridge for iOS: What AirPlay Should Be

AirBridge for iOS: What AirPlay Should Be
In theory, Apple’s AirPlay technology is great – effortless mirroring or streaming to media players from an Apple device. But in reality, AirPlay is severely limited by a couple of factors. It’s only compatible with a handful of media players – including the AppleTV – and it needs an Wi-Fi connection to work.

Mini Lego Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck: You’re Going to Need Some Really Tiny Tape

Mini Lego Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck: You’re Going to Need Some Really Tiny Tape
I’m always amazed how LEGO builders can come up with accurate representations of items using just a handful of bricks. It’s sort of like low-res pixel art – if you stand back far enough, it makes sense.

Steampunk NES Delivers a Knock-Out Punch

Steampunk NES Delivers a Knock-Out Punch
Look at this beautiful console. It may look like it’s from the 1890’s, but it is just another modern mod that is beautifully done. And no, it doesn’t run on steam (though it would be cool if it did.)

iPhone 5 Abused with Lasers and Crazy Flashlight

iPhone 5 Abused with Lasers and Crazy Flashlight
Wicked Lasers is a company that makes a lot of crazy bright laser pointers. In fact, some of these things you shouldn’t even call laser “pointers” because they can actually set things on fire and pop balloons – they’re more like laser weapons. 

Bad Piggies Hits #1 in App Store in Just 3 Hours

Bad Piggies Hits #1 in App Store in Just 3 Hours
Rovio is well-known as the developer and publisher of the insanely popular video game Angry Birds. This week, the company launched a new game called Bad Piggies that is told from the pigs point of view.

Never Lose a Sock Again With Smarter Socks

Never Lose a Sock Again With Smarter Socks
Socks go missing all the time. I don’t know what about socks make them specifically so easy to lose, but every other month or so I find myself having to hit the store to buy a couple new pairs.

This Gadget Eats Your Leftovers to Feed Your Plants, Everybody Wins

This Gadget Eats Your Leftovers to Feed Your Plants, Everybody Wins
Humans are wasteful. We throw away so much food without a thought as to others who are not so fortunate. Well, I don’t have an answer for feeding the world, but this concept gadget wants to take your waste and feed plants with it instead.

Monster Light Switch Plates Are No Less Scary with the Lights on

Monster Light Switch Plates Are No Less Scary with the Lights on
These monster body parts light switch plates are disgustingly awesome. They are perfect for any Halloween party or haunted house. They are completely gross, but amazing.

Dragon Claw Bracelet, A Game of Claws

Dragon Claw Bracelet, A Game of Claws
All of you Daenerys Targaryen fans out there looking for some jewelry now have a new item to lust after. This dragon claw bracelet is like having one of Daenerys’ winged babies clawing at your wrist all day long.

Custom Star Wars LEGO Hoth Chess Set: Rogue Leader, Check!

Custom Star Wars LEGO Hoth Chess Set: Rogue Leader, Check!
The battle for Hoth just got all brainy and strategic. This large scale (18″ x 18″) custom chess set by Brickplace puts the Empire against the Rebel Alliance in an all new way.

PokéMMO: The Very Best MMO?

PokéMMO: The Very Best MMO?
I wouldn’t be surprised if millions of Pokémon fans have been wishing for years for a MMO version of their beloved game. Nintendo may soon have more reason to consider making such a game. And I’m not talking about the impending release of World of Warcraft’s Mists of Pandaria expansion and its Pet Battle System.

Mass Effect Trilogy Coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3

Mass Effect Trilogy Coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3
If you have a gamer on your holiday shopping list and they like shooters with a little RPG mixed in on the side, EA and BioWare have the perfect gift. On November 6, BioWare is launching the Mass Effect Trilogy compilation.

Beam Remote Presence Robot Debuts, Putting Your Big Head on Wheels

Beam Remote Presence Robot Debuts, Putting Your Big Head on Wheels
If you have $16,000 lying around and I hankering to virtually cruise the halls of some distant office, Suitable Technologies has something suitable that it has just debuted. The company has new telepresence robot called the Beam Remote Presence System or Beam RPS.

Monitor2Go Portable Tablet Display: for People Who Really Hate Laptops

Monitor2Go Portable Tablet Display: for People Who Really Hate Laptops
We’ve all seen keyboards made for tablets, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen a display made for tablets. It’s called the Monitor2Go, a 15.6″ display with a built-in slot for the iPad 2 and the new iPad.

Burger King Japan’s Kuro Burger Looks Like They Burned the Bun

Burger King Japan’s Kuro Burger Looks Like They Burned the Bun
I have nothing against the color black, but when it comes to my food, I’d prefer it to be not black. I don’t know what Burger King Japan was thinking when they rolled out their black-bunned Kuro Burger (JP), but it probably wasn’t about customers with my dining  preferences.

LEGO-Style Memo Pads – You Can’t Snap These Together

LEGO-Style Memo Pads – You Can’t Snap These Together
While it’s not an official LEGO brick on the cover of these journals, that doesn’t make them any less awesome as a place to sketch down ideas for your next big LEGO build, right?

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