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Archive for February 2013

The Walking Dead Season Three Blu-ray Box is a Real Head Case

The Walking Dead Season Three Blu-ray Box is a Real Head Case
Season three of The Walking Dead may still be airing, but it is never too soon to get a sneak peek at the case for the limited-edition Blu-ray set. MTV Geek has outed the collectible packaging, and it’s nice and gruesome and features a replica of the Governor’s head-filled aquarium.

Doctor Who Plush 11th Doctor Pillow: Pillows Are Cool

Doctor Who Plush 11th Doctor Pillow: Pillows Are Cool
I know that many female Doctor Who fans would love to snuggle up with Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor. But since he’s probably never going to show up in your home, here is the next best thing.
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Cat Replaces Iron: I Can Has Monopoly

Cat Replaces Iron: I Can Has Monopoly
Growing up I played plenty of Monopoly with my friends. Typically, a game started out the same way no matter who I played with, which is to say a fight over who got to be the racecar.

Star Trek: Into Darkness Spawns 1:500 Scale Enterprise Model

Star Trek: Into Darkness Spawns 1:500 Scale Enterprise Model
With the upcoming Star Trek: Into Darkness ready to storm into theaters this May, we’re getting ready for whatever sort of merchandising may come along with the flick. One of the first items to pop onto our radar screen is this awesome looking model of the Starship Enterprise.

Raspberry Pi Developer Board Gets a $25 Camera Module

Raspberry Pi Developer Board Gets a $25 Camera Module
If you’re the sort of tinkerer that enjoys making projects using devices like the Raspberry Pi, a new hardware product has been announced. Raspberry Pi has announced the availability of a new digital camera module for the low-cost computer-on-a-board.

Mauz Transmogrifies iPhones into a 3-in-1 Pointing Device

Mauz Transmogrifies iPhones into a 3-in-1 Pointing Device
There are already a variety of apps that turn iOS and Android devices into wireless mice or trackpads or both. Some of them are even free. But a company called Spicebox thinks you’ll want to pay for a peripheral that does just about the exact same thing.

Q*bert Coffee Table Looks @!#?@! Awesome

Q*bert Coffee Table Looks @!#?@! Awesome
I always thought Q*bert was a cool game. Between the characters, funky sound effects and weird diagonal control scheme, it was definitely one of the more “out-there” video games of its time. That said, it was one of the most challenging games I ever played in the arcade.

Automee S: A Roomba for Touchscreens

Automee S: A Roomba for Touchscreens
At the 2013 Tokyo Gift Show, Takara Tomy unveiled a toy that’s at the cusp of being practical. The company calls it the Automee S, a tiny disk-shaped robot designed to clean the touchscreens on mobile devices.

Build Your Own iPhone-Controlled LEGO-style Brick Car

Build Your Own iPhone-Controlled LEGO-style Brick Car
If you’ve been following Technabob for a while, you might remember the Blockcar – a LEGO-style remote-controlled car from Japan. Well here we are a couple of years older and wiser, another brick-building car has surfaced – this time with iOS R/C capabilities.

TMNT Rafael Soup Mug: Not for Turtle Soup

TMNT Rafael Soup Mug: Not for Turtle Soup
I lived in New Orleans for a number of years, so I’m actually quite familiar with the taste of turtle soup. It’s actually not bad – mainly because all of the creole seasonings pretty much drown out the flavor of the turtles who gave their lives for the stuff.

Gurapika LED Flashlight Has Earthquake Warning System Built In

Gurapika LED Flashlight Has Earthquake Warning System Built In
Japan is no stranger to earthquakes. Despite this, the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami devastated the country. So you can never be prepared enough. That’s why Force Media, a Tokyo-based initiative, has now come up with a new flashlight that can alert people in the event of an earthquake.

Kit Kat Invites You to Have a Break – Minus the Wi-Fi

Kit Kat Invites You to Have a Break – Minus the Wi-Fi
You see free Wi-Fi stations all over the place these days, but when was the last time you saw a free ‘No Wi-Fi’ zone? Probably never, if you haven’t been down to Amsterdam lately. Instead of offering free Wi-Fi for bystanders and on-the-go passersby, Kit Kat’s station blocks all sorts of wireless signals instead.

Death Star Kickstarter Project Kicks Off – And They Need Just $31 Million Dollars to Start

Death Star Kickstarter Project Kicks Off – And They Need Just $31 Million Dollars to Start
The U.S. government said ‘no’ to a petition signed by thousands of people asking for the construction of an actual Death Star. Not to be deterred, another group of concerned citizens have taken to the internet to raise funds to build the massive structure themselves.

Ultimate Poser: Prankster Recreates Users’ Profile Photos, Then Sends a Friend Request

Ultimate Poser: Prankster Recreates Users’ Profile Photos, Then Sends a Friend Request
If you share the same name as Redditor CasinoRoy, then chances are you’ve already been pranked by him. You see, what he does is search for people who share his name (“Ryan Roy”) on Facebook. After checking out the profile photo of his would-be targets, he re-does their picture and copies their hair, clothes, poses, and location.

Boba Fett and Han Solo to Be the Focus of the Two Standalone Star Wars Films

Boba Fett and Han Solo to Be the Focus of the Two Standalone Star Wars Films
I mentioned yesterday that rumors were swirling about what Star Wars character the first of the standalone feature films from Disney would focus on. Early rumors said Yoda would be the subject of one of the films.

PE Secure External Hard Drive Locks Down Your Secret Files

PE Secure External Hard Drive Locks Down Your Secret Files
There are plenty of ways to secure your ahem naughty files, from using hidden folders and strange names, but if you’re really paranoid, you might have to do even more. The PE Secure Hard Drive takes securing your files to the next level, going beyond password and encryption technologies.
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