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Category: Just Plain Fun

Lunablocks Are Giant Legos That Make Furniture

Lunablocks Are Giant Legos That Make Furniture
LunaBlocks are giant Lego-like blocks that you can use to make furniture! LunaBlocks were designed by Thierry Nahon & Philippe Landecker, who say they are all about “the transformation and enlargement of bricks used in building games for children.”

Mac Vs. Pc? Mst3k Classic Clip Adds Fuel to the Fire

Mac Vs. Pc? Mst3k Classic Clip Adds Fuel to the Fire
John over at Boing Boing Gadgets dug up this awesome video from the classic Sci-Fi comedy show Mystery Science Theater 3000. Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot debate the pros and cons of PCs and Macs in a debate that still seems relevant nearly 17 years after this hilarious clip made its debut.
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Celebrity Lamp is Made From 40 Pairs of Sunglasses

Celebrity Lamp is Made From 40 Pairs of Sunglasses
The Celebrity Lamp by Deeply Madly Living is made from 40 pairs of Aviator sunglasses, and brings a touch of our paparazzified culture into your living room. Attention to detail is what makes this lamp stand out.

8-Bit Nintendo Does Music Videos

8-Bit Nintendo Does Music Videos
While these brief musical interludes won’t win any prizes for their sweeping cinematography, they do win a place in my heart for being put together using some good old fashioned 8-bit gaming technology. Created using a combination of retro console art (inspired by, but probably not actually created on an NES) and blips and beeps courtesy of the 8-bit Nintendo-powered FamiTracker, these mini videos do a great job embodying the spirit of these musicians, even if they are just represented as chunky blocks of pixels.

Show Your Bulletin Board Who’S Boss With Ninja Tacks

Show Your Bulletin Board Who’S Boss With Ninja Tacks
Since the average work day affords so few opportunities to assert one’s ninja prowess, you can make up for that with these ninja tacks by Chromoly. They’re designed to look like you’ve just gone through a fit of rage and thrown ninja stars at your bulletin board from across the room.

Technabob Welcomes Author Karen Merzenich

Technabob Welcomes Author Karen Merzenich
I’d like to send a warm welcome to the latest and greatest member of the Technabob family, Karen Merzenich. Karen has just joined our writing team, bringing her unique viewpoint and wit to the pages of this humble little website.

Climb@TRON Robot Scales Smooth Surfaces

Climb@TRON Robot Scales Smooth Surfaces
The one-trick-pony of a robot does one thing and one thing only – it climbs windows. Action Product’s Climb@tron is a two-legged toy robot that uses special suction cups to let it ascend windows and other smooth surfaces.

R/C Car Puts You in the Driver’S Seat

R/C Car Puts You in the Driver’S Seat
This cool new remote-controlled car puts you right in the heart of the action, thanks to a tiny wireless camera and a pair of POV goggles. The VTS (Vision Tracking System) R/C car uses a VGA resolution digital camera to transmit a real-time image from the driver’s perspective to a head-mounted display device.

Photo Du Jour: Hidden Mario Mushrooms

Photo Du Jour: Hidden Mario Mushrooms
I saw this photo over on Flickr this morning, and just had to post it. Oh, that’s where I put my mushrooms – I’ve been looking for them all day. Maybe the cops were coming and they had to hide ’em?

Grocery Store Lets You Play Atari While You Shop

Grocery Store Lets You Play Atari While You Shop
What better way to break up the monotony of trolling the aisles of the grocery store than with a little video game action? The guys at this funky Milwaukee, Wisconsin grocery store are happy to oblige with an in-store Atari 2600 lounge.

Technabob Seeks Geeky Writers

Technabob Seeks Geeky Writers
I can hardly believe it myself, but Technabob is almost two years old, and with hundreds of thousands of readers each month, I’ve decided that we’re getting big enough that it’s time to add at least one new part-time writer into the mix.

IPhone Runs Windows Vista (Kinda Sorta).

IPhone Runs Windows Vista (Kinda Sorta).
Here’s a fun iPhone hack you’ll either really love or really hate. VistaPerfection 2.0 is a complete re-skinning kit for Apple’s wonderphone that lets it masquerade as a Windows Vista machine. While many of you will ask: why the heck would you want to go and do that?

Coca-Cola Robots Invade Japan

Coca-Cola Robots Invade Japan
Those fortunate enough to live in Tokyo have recently sighted lifesize Coca-Cola robots wandering the streets. Now you can own your own miniature version of the wandering Coke robot for your desktop. Combining robotics, Japanimation and caffeination, the Coca-Cola vending machine robot is the perfect embodiment of all things geeky.

Rubik’S Cube Clock is Unsolveable

Rubik’S Cube Clock is Unsolveable
If you spent way too many hours of your childhood trying to solve that infuriating Rubik’s Cube, now you can have a constant reminder of your frustration every single morning when you wake up. This Rubik’s-inspired clock takes the basic design concept of the classic cube puzzler, and turns it into an LCD digital alarm clock.

Nintendo Wii Controller Gum: Minty Fresh

Nintendo Wii Controller Gum: Minty Fresh
What better way to purge the flavor of that sticky sweet Super Mario Energy Drink from your mouth but with some minty Nintendo Wii chewing gum? Perfect for satisfying your oral fixation, the little peppermint chiclets of the chewy stuff come packaged inside a life-sized Wii-mote shell (non-functional, of course).

Multi-Tector Singles Out All the Good Ones

Multi-Tector Singles Out All the Good Ones
I’m pretty sure this little gadget would come in handy around my office. Just point it at a crowd, and it’ll help you weed out the geniuses, idiots, crazy people, liars, dorks and people who just plain suck.
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