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Archive for November 2012

Simpsons Flash Drives: USB D.Oh

Simpsons Flash Drives: USB D.Oh
If you’re like me, you’re probably starting to amass a collection of flash drives that’s as big as that stack of AOL CDs you had back in the 1990s. But fans of The Simpsons will have to run out immediately and add to their flash drive collection with these fun new storage devices from USBTribe.

Apple to Pay Swiss $21 Million for Copying Clock Design in iOS

Apple to Pay Swiss $21 Million for Copying Clock Design in iOS
I’ve always liked using the clock applications on my smartphone. You never really think about the design of the clock faces, but apparently they can be copyrighted works. Recently, Apple was sued for copying the Swiss Federal Railway’s clock design in iOS.
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Pikachu Yellow Nintendo 3DS XL Hits Europe December 7

Pikachu Yellow Nintendo 3DS XL Hits Europe December 7
If you live in Europe and have someone on your Christmas list who wants a new Nintendo 3DS XL, you’ll have a couple of new options to choose from in time for holiday shopping. The most interesting of the new 3DS XL consoles is one that Pokémon fans will love.

Deo Candy Makes Funky Pits Smell like Roses

Deo Candy Makes Funky Pits Smell like Roses
I don’t why it is exactly, but my 11-year-old son has a serious aversion to bathing regularly and using deodorant. I’m sure he’s not the only pre-teen boy out there who can’t carve the time out of their busy schedule of video games and backyard football for a shower.

Dad Gives Daughter a Wind Waker Hacked to Make Link a Girl: The Legend of Zeldo

Dad Gives Daughter a Wind Waker Hacked to Make Link a Girl: The Legend of Zeldo
Mike Hoye has recently been playing The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker with his 3-year-old daughter Maya. He read the narration on screen to her, but because he wants Maya to be the hero, he changed all the nouns and pronouns that refer to Link to female ones.

H.R. Giger Mouse: for the Alien Queen’s PC

H.R. Giger Mouse: for the Alien Queen’s PC
The artwork by H.R. Giger in the Alien movies and Prometheus is some of the downright creepiest and darkest ever seen on screen. So I’m not so sure how comfortable I’d be with some of it hanging out on my desktop – especially right under the palm of my hand.

Navy Soldier Surprises Son Dressed as Darth Vader

Navy Soldier Surprises Son Dressed as Darth Vader
Some dads really rock and go the extra mile to make sure that their kids have some great memories. When the video below was shot, Susie W’s kids had been separated from their dad for about 3 months.

Half-Life 2 Headcrab Necklace Better Not Crawl onto Your Head

Half-Life 2 Headcrab Necklace Better Not Crawl onto Your Head
For weeks after I played Half-Life 2, I had nightmares about rooms full of headcrabs descending on me, and me trying to fight them off by flinging circular saw blades at them with my gravity gun.

Bird Photo Booth: Smile and Say “Seed!”

Bird Photo Booth: Smile and Say “Seed!”
If you’ve ever tried snapping photos of birds, you know it’s really difficult to get pics – and it usually requires expensive zoom lenses to get really up close and personal with our feathered friends. With this new gadget, you’ll be able to grab amazing photos of birds for as little as $149.

Paperclip Headphones Let You Use Clippy with Your iPhone

Paperclip Headphones Let You Use Clippy with Your iPhone
One of the most annoying things about headphones is dealing with the excess cable as you move around. Many earbud makers have resolved this issue by putting a small clip on the cable, but the guys at Taiwan’s 25togo didn’t think that was sufficient, and they came up with their own solution.

3D Printed Urban Art: Graffidddi

3D Printed Urban Art: Graffidddi
Most of the 3D printed objects we’ve featured have that 3D printed look: a single-colored material that has sharp and exact edges or grooves, something that looks like a prototype. Which is why I was really blown away by this piece made by Greg Petchkovsky:

Crazy Tanks Used Corkscrews, Not Treads

Crazy Tanks Used Corkscrews, Not Treads
When you think of the way a tank moves around, the main attribute that comes to mind is the wheel-driven treads we’re all used to seeing. But imagine if tank technology had gone this way.

VMUltra Drive Adds DVD Burner, Hard Drive, USB Ports and SD Reader: The Ultrabook Sidekick

VMUltra Drive Adds DVD Burner, Hard Drive, USB Ports and SD Reader: The Ultrabook Sidekick
Having a slim and lightweight laptop is great for your back, but the hardware that it’s missing could be bad for your productivity. If you’re missing some of the bells and whistles of your desktop computer, PC and tablet maker Velocity Micro has got your back with the VMUltra Drive.

C-3PO and R2-D2 Show Off Their Sexy Side

C-3PO and R2-D2 Show Off Their Sexy Side
I’ve always thought of C-3PO and R2-D2 as a couple of endearing, but not exactly attractive little droids. These ladies are definitely not the droids I was looking for – but now I can’t help but stare.

ATC Chameleon Dual-Lens Action Cam is Like Having Two GoPros for the Price of One (Sorta.)

ATC Chameleon Dual-Lens Action Cam is Like Having Two GoPros for the Price of One (Sorta.)
Between GoPro, Contour, Drift and several others, the market for digital action camcorders has gotten mighty saturated. So with all the competition out there, how do you make your action cam stand out from the crowd?

R2-D2 Engagement Ring: R2-I-Do

R2-D2 Engagement Ring: R2-I-Do
Some Star Wars fans really go all-out, and this custom-designed R2-D2 engagement ring is no exception. This is no cheap Cracker Jack box trinket – oh, remember when the prizes weren’t all made out of paper?
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