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Archive for August 2013

You’re Doing It Wrong: LG Unveils Retro TV with Channel and Volume Knobs

You’re Doing It Wrong: LG Unveils Retro TV with Channel and Volume Knobs
We live in a marvelous age. It’s so nice not to not have to get up off your butt to change the channel or turn the sound up. Who wants exercise? Besides, as a species, our fingers are probably stronger than they have ever been, hitting the keys on remotes and using our touchscreens.

Journey Through Time and Space with This Doctor Who Interactive Subway Map

Journey Through Time and Space with This Doctor Who Interactive Subway Map
This subway map was created by Crispian Jago and it will take you on a journey through time and space as if you were traveling with the Doctor yourself. It’s all kinds of awesome with bits of amazing and fantastic thrown in too.
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My Little Pony Ties: Friendship is Business

My Little Pony Ties: Friendship is Business
For your next job interview, wear these My Little Pony Ties. They are bright and full of pony magic. It’s important to dress well and who knows, maybe the boss is a My Little Pony fan.

Mario Match Canvas Prints: Are Minigames Mini Art?

Mario Match Canvas Prints: Are Minigames Mini Art?
Retro game art specialist James Bit made this set of canvas prints that will be familiar to anyone who’s played Super Mario Bros. 3. It’s the spade panel minigame! These prints won’t net you extra lives if you match them accordingly, but at least they’ll take you to a more youthful state of mind.

Sony Lens Cameras Want Your Smartphone’s Body [Rumor]

Sony Lens Cameras Want Your Smartphone’s Body [Rumor]
Smartphone cameras are getting better each year, but they still don’t hold a candle to the optics of dedicated cameras. But if SonyAlphaRumors is correct, Sony will soon release two very unusual cameras that bolt onto a smartphone.

Pixelate Wants You to Play with Your Food

Pixelate Wants You to Play with Your Food
Games make life a whole lot more fun, and mealtimes are no exception. The latest food-related game is Pixelate, and it’s unlike most eating games you’ve played before.

iDoorCam Lets You Check Who’s at the Door, Even When You’re Not Home

iDoorCam Lets You Check Who’s at the Door, Even When You’re Not Home
Are you too lazy to get the door? Have you ever lugged yourself out of bed to the sound of the doorbell ringing, only to open it and find that there’s no one there? Or did you open it to find one of those annoying salesmen who just can’t take a hint?

Sisters Build Their Own Mars Rover

Sisters Build Their Own Mars Rover
Two North California sisters, inspired by a documentary, decided to make a Mars Rover by themselves with help from their dad Robert Beatty. Now, 13-year-old Camille Beatty’s and 11-year-old Genevieve’s remote-controlled replica of the Mars Spirit rover is being exhibited at the New York Hall of Science.

Take a Load off with a Human Kickstand

Take a Load off with a Human Kickstand
It’s tough being a human. All of that standing around and bearing your own weight can be tiring. What’s a poor old meatsack to do? Well, you can get the Mogo. This stick is basically a kickstand for your butt, so that you can take a load off whenever it gets to be too much.

Pleygo: Netflix for LEGO

Pleygo: Netflix for LEGO
Why buy when you can rent, especially if you don’t have much to spare? This is true for houses, DVDs, even luxury bags – and now it’s true for LEGO. Sets range in price from a couple of bucks to hundreds of dollars, so if you’re the type who builds a lot but then gets bored with the set after a while, then you might want to consider Pleygo.

Cart Life: The Lemonade Stand Sim for the 21st Century

Cart Life: The Lemonade Stand Sim for the 21st Century
I love indie games. There’s just a sort of a creative freedom, ingenuity and singular artistic vision in many of these games that makes them often more fun than the big blockbusters. One unusual little indie game that recently popped onto my radar screen was Cart Life.

Hot in Tokyo: Thigh-vertising

Hot in Tokyo: Thigh-vertising
Remember Beardvertising, where people could pin ads on their beards so they can be walking beardboards? Well, Tokyo-based PR consultant Hidenori Atsumi took a page from that book and came up with their own advertising gimmick that makes use of another body part: women’s thighs.

DIY Solar-powered Boombox: The Boominator

DIY Solar-powered Boombox: The Boominator
Redditor anders202 built a boombox that’s perfect for summer parties. It’s called the Boominator, a solar-powered boombox that was designed by diyAudio member Saturnus back in 2007. Unlike its battery-devouring ancestors, the Boominator not only runs on free energy, it also gathers and converts enough solar power to charge mobile devices.

i-Lusio Turns Tablets into Hologram Simulators

i-Lusio Turns Tablets into Hologram Simulators
Remember that holographic illusion of 2Pac? It actually wasn’t a hologram, but  it was done using projectors and an angled surface with both reflective and transparent properties. Now you can recreate this illusion in miniature, using nothing more than your tablet, and an inexpensive device called the i-Lusio.

Sigmo Language Translator: Portable Hoshi Sato

Sigmo Language Translator: Portable Hoshi Sato
One day we’ll all communicate using memes and gifs, but until that day comes we will have to deal with language barriers. We’ve already seen a couple of translator apps, but Sigmo looks like it could be the most practical and affordable alternative yet.

Pac Man Ice Cube Tray: Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Icy

Pac Man Ice Cube Tray: Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Icy
For some reason, I always envisioned that the maze in Pac-Man was a cold place. Something about the speed with which the ghosts are scurrying about made me think that the place was like an ice box.
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