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Gold USB(Ullion) Hub

Gold USB(Ullion) Hub
Here’s another in a long line of wacky USB devices: the gold bar USB hub from Thanko Japan. The USB 1.1/2.0 gold bar hub features 8 powered USB ports in a mock-gold style befitting storage in Fort Knox.

4th Star Wars Mimobot Flash Drive Revealed

4th Star Wars Mimobot Flash Drive Revealed
The next in the series of Lucasfilm-approved Star Wars USB memory sticks (known as “mimobots”) has been revealed and it’s everyone’s favorite droid, R2-D2. Stormtrooper, Chewbacca and Darth Vader models were previously announced. These limited-edition mimobots come in 1GB ($79.95),
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The World’s Smallest Race Track

The World’s Smallest Race Track
Ever wonder what’s inside those “top secret”-looking aluminum briefcases you see in spy movies? Designed by famous German model maker Faller, this case is filled with a tiny little slot car track, complete with 1/87th scale racers and two remotes for controlling your cars.

Typography + Google Maps = Geogreeting

Typography + Google Maps = Geogreeting
In a world full of Google Maps mash-ups, it’s always fun to stumble across one that is truly different. The guys over at geogreeting.com have done just that. Geogreeting takes carefully selected Google satellite images of buildings and landmarks that happen to look like letters of the alphabet, and creates custom typography from them.

Microsoft Brings Back the Blue Screen of Death

Microsoft Brings Back the Blue Screen of Death
Not that your screen really needs saving these days, but some cruel jokers over at Microsoft TechNet have released the Blue Screen of Death Screen Saver for those of you with a sadistic streak. The screen saver accurately emulates the dreaded OS hard crash that Windows is (in)famous for.

Classic Video Games in LEGO Form

Classic Video Games in LEGO Form
The guys over at Brick Flick have painstakingly built a series of LEGO vignettes based on classic video games. The scenes include Mortal Kombat, Castlevania, Shadow of the Colossus, Contra, Excitebike and my personal Favorite, Katamari (Block)acy – shown above.

The Ultimate Vaporware

The Ultimate Vaporware
Just in time for the holidays, The Onion – America’s Finest News Source, will offer the ideal holiday gifts for the guy or gal who has everything. Gotchabox is a set of three boxes from completely fake, yet surprisingly real sounding bad gift items, the USB toaster (are you sure this isn’t real?),

Pinball Reincarnated in Digital Format

Pinball Reincarnated in Digital Format
At this week’s Pinball Expo in Chicago, a little company called Global VR showed off their UltraPin pinball machine which brings back the feel of old pinball machines, but updates the concept for the 21st century.

Minesweeper Made Out of Pixelblocks

Minesweeper Made Out of Pixelblocks
From the “someone has too much time on their hands” file… A true geek going by the screen name Cursors managed to take enough time out from his busy office life to build a giant reproduction of the Windows game, Minesweeper, entirely out of tiny plastic pixelblocks.

Pac-Man: the Existential Pie Chart

Pac-Man: the Existential Pie Chart
I saw this image over at The Museum of Tolerance today, and laughed so much that I just had to post it: ‘Nuf said.

The 50 Worst Video Game Titles Ever…

The 50 Worst Video Game Titles Ever…
The folks over at Game Revolution have compiled this list of the worst names in the history of video games. With the inclusion of titles such as Sticky Balls, Wild Woody and Irritating Stick, I think there’s a theme emerging here.

Atari Joystick Necklace

Atari Joystick Necklace
After you’ve adorned yourself with some Pac-man and Ghost rings, why not round out the look with this classic Atari joystick necklace? The tiny joystick pendant measures just .5 ” x .75″ x .5″ and comes on a 12″ silver tone chain.

Sonic Grenade: the Best Way to Wake Your Roommate

Sonic Grenade: the Best Way to Wake Your Roommate
If you’re looking for the ultimate way to wake up your roomie, or just want to give someone a good old-fashioned heart attack, the Sonic Grenade might just fill the bill. To startle your unsuspecting victim, simple pull the pin and lob your grenade in their general direction.

The Only Reason to Play Sim Games

The Only Reason to Play Sim Games
Face it, the reason we play sim games is so we can act out our inner God complexes. Who here among us didn’t just build up our SimCities just so you could unleash Godzilla and a tornado on them?

Make Your Own Snowstorm

Make Your Own Snowstorm
Want to make sure your kids have a truly white Christmas this year? Well with a little elbow grease, some cold weather and some cold hard cash you can. The SG4 and SG5 snow makers from Snowathome.com

Rejected Wii Game Concepts

Rejected Wii Game Concepts
With all the ridiculous looking gameplay videos we’ve seen coming out for the new Nintendo Wii, I thought you might find this amusing: I can’t decide whether I like the tea time or the tattoo artist game better.
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