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Archive for October 2013

PlayStation 4’s Killzone: Shadow Fall Was Originally 290GB of Data

PlayStation 4’s Killzone: Shadow Fall Was Originally 290GB of Data
There are many areas around the US that have speedy broadband Internet service, but some of us still labor behind incredibly slow connections that take forever to download large files. With the impending launch of the PS4, the premier launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall is getting a lot of press.

Sono Concept Turns Windows into Noise Cancelling Devices: Pane of Silence

Sono Concept Turns Windows into Noise Cancelling Devices: Pane of Silence
Noise cancelling headphones are nothing new, but wouldn’t it be neat if there was a device that could provide an entire room with silence? You could soundproof your room, but that would be time-consuming and expensive.
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Back to the Future DeLorean Kid’s Push Car: 1.21 Gigaawwww

Back to the Future DeLorean Kid’s Push Car: 1.21 Gigaawwww
Other kids might be ashamed to ride next to the kid in the Normandy stroller, but not baby Cooper. Thanks to his mom Cooper has a flying DeLorean push car, and it didn’t take a ton of power to make.

Xowi Voice Badge: Siri Ex Machina

Xowi Voice Badge: Siri Ex Machina
These days, when someone says “wearable gadget” they’re most likely talking about something worn on the wrist or on the eyes. But if you don’t see a need for a tiny display, the Xowi voice badge might be the wearable gadget for you.

Real Life Instagram: Life Imitating App

Real Life Instagram: Life Imitating App
Last year we saw a concept for a pair of glasses that applies Instagram’s filters through its lenses. Bruno Ribeiro took a more literal approach with his Real Life Instagram series, taking not just Instagram’s filters but its entire interface into the real world.

Grove Wood Smart Case for iPad Air & iPad Mini: More Wood Is Even More Good

Grove Wood Smart Case for iPad Air & iPad Mini: More Wood Is Even More Good
I’ve always thought that utilizing a natural material like wood for gadget cases was a smart idea – providing a nice contrast to the metal, glass and plastic found in today’s devices. Check out two new wood cases from Grove, which will perfectly fit your new iPads when they release this November.

The Princess Bride Playing Cards are Inconceivable

The Princess Bride Playing Cards are Inconceivable
One of my all-time favorite films is The Princess Bride. I once got into a fist fight with a kid back in the day who said it was a girls’ movie. I’ve watched the movie more times than I can count and my eight-year-old daughter likes it so much she named her chihuahua Buttercup.

WarBot Uses AR to Turn Shopping into a First-Person Shooter

WarBot Uses AR to Turn Shopping into a First-Person Shooter
Shopping can turn into such a chore sometimes. It’s great and all if you have unlimited funds to spend, but shopping turns into an unending quest of deals, sales, and coupons if you’re working on a tight budget. Augmented Pixels wanted to give shopping and bargain hunting a more enjoyable spin, though, so they came up with WarBot, which is an app that turns shopping into an action-packed first-person shooter.

Wads is a Spitball Launcher and Pen in One

Wads is a Spitball Launcher and Pen in One
Spitballs are annoying, but they’re a part of life, especially in grade school. If you have a kid who’s being tormented by these nasty balls of paper and spit or know someone with a kid who’s in a spitty predicament, then you might want to look into Wads.

Say Hello and Give Your Pet Treats Remotely with PetChatz

Say Hello and Give Your Pet Treats Remotely with PetChatz
I feel immense guilt every morning when I say goodbye to Burrito, my hyper-energetic Pomeranian. There’s just something about his puppy dog eyes that make me want to stay home and play with him all day instead… which I unfortunately can’t do if I want to keep my job.

Aluminum N64 Portable: Metaltendo

Aluminum N64 Portable: Metaltendo
Over the years, I’ve seen some pretty impressive custom-built handhelds, and here’s another that’s definitely worth checking out. This Nintendo 64 portable system features a beautiful aluminum case, and even aluminum buttons.

Video Game Resume Is the Best Resume Ever

Video Game Resume Is the Best Resume Ever
This video game inspired resume beats any resume that you have offered to potential employers. It is the work of designer Robby Leonardi, who wanted his C.V. to stand out from the crowd. He certainly accomplished that.

Spray-on Starpath Makes Roads Glow Like the Starry Night Sky at Night

Spray-on Starpath Makes Roads Glow Like the Starry Night Sky at Night
No, you’re not dreaming. The pavement is actually twinkling like the stars in the sky, and it’s all thanks to Starpath. It’s a spray-on paint that transforms regular pathways into glow-in-the-dark ones.

Solar Light Clock Concept Tells the Time by Showing Daylight: Protoclock

Solar Light Clock Concept Tells the Time by Showing Daylight: Protoclock
Before the invention of timepieces, our ancestors aligned their schedules with the rising and setting of the Sun. Mammoth hunting when the Sun goes up, then chill at Hairy Guy 34’s cave when the Sun goes down.

Realistic Facebook Security Simulator: Can You Keep Up?

Realistic Facebook Security Simulator: Can You Keep Up?
One thing so many users complain about Facebook is its privacy settings – or lack of consistency thereof. The social network’s privacy policy has been changed and updated so many times over the last few years that I’m not sure what parts of my profile I can fully hide or control anymore.

AMBER 2 Robot Mimics Human Foot Movements

AMBER 2 Robot Mimics Human Foot Movements
We all know that humanoid robots roaming the streets aren’t that far away, but there are still plenty of kinks to be worked out of the designs. The AMBER 2 Robot does its best to emulate human foot movements, with the goal of making a machine that can walk on all sorts of terrain.
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