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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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).
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.
Now we’ve all heard the myth that talking to your plants help them to thrive, but this is the first time I’ve heard of a way to find out what they’re saying back to us. This gadget lets you keep tabs on your house plants via the Internet, letting them reach out to the world using the popular micro-blogging website Twitter.
Here’s something that’s sure to draw crowds the next time you feel the need to draw attention to yourself. This dizzying show of colored light is produced by a rapidly spinning Hula Hoop, packed with LED lighting.
Getting plenty of fruit each day is an important part of a well-balanced diet. So why shouldn’t your iPod take part in the same healthy lifestyle as you? Thanks to these fruit speakers, your media player can at least look like it’s eating well.
This geek lifecycle flow chart recently appeared in The New York Times, and I’m more than a little frightened by how much of it rings true.
Especially the part about blogging about diagrams like this one.
Who needs one of those new-fangled e-lec-tronic GPS navigation contraptions, when you can accomplish the same degree of directional guidance with a little old-fashioned paper and ink?
Whether you’re ready to head out on a cross-country road trip, or just around the corner to the grocery, all you need to do is surf over to to Google Maps, print out the directions, transcribe them onto this GPS-enabled pad, then hit the road.