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Notificator: Primitive Twitter or High-Tech Bulletin Board?

Notificator: Primitive Twitter or High-Tech Bulletin Board?
The article below, published in 1935 in the magazine Modern Mechanix, shows off a “robot messenger” called the Notificator, a gadget so nice Boing Boing posted it twice:…

Icon Battery Pack for iPhone: as Literal as It Gets

Icon Battery Pack for iPhone: as Literal as It Gets
Here’s a case of life imitating UI – the Icon battery pack for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. This is as idiotproof as it gets folks. Anyone who can’t figure out what this is or how…
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Kinect: Xbox 360 Project Natal Gets a Name

Kinect: Xbox 360 Project Natal Gets a Name
I’m betting Microsoft is a little disappointed with USA Today, who let slip today that the name for what was previously known as Project Natal, will be released under the name “Kinect.”…

USB Typewriters: the Ultimate Retro Keyboards

USB Typewriters: the Ultimate Retro Keyboards
Miss the arduously slow process of typing on a mechanical typewriter? Me neither. But if you’re longing for that 5 word-per-minute typing speed, you might want to check out these retro typewriters that have been converted…

Laser Monocle Headpiece: for Accurate Stare-Downs

Laser Monocle Headpiece: for Accurate Stare-Downs
Here’s an awesome weekend project for all you tinkerers out there: a laser monocle headpiece. Instructables member Lemonie says that it’s perfect for Star Trek fans, but anyone who doesn’t think that a laser beam on…

Theranana Theremin Banana: a Truly Musical Fruit

Theranana Theremin Banana: a Truly Musical Fruit
I’m filing this one away in the “why?, why they heck not?” bin. This off-the-wall contraption is an optical electronic theremin stuffed inside a fake banana.…

Walking iPad and iPhone Robots Are Completely Ridiculous, but We Love Them Anyhow

Walking iPad and iPhone Robots Are Completely Ridiculous, but We Love Them Anyhow
Not only do these iPad and iPhone have googley eyes, they have legs! Built by Terasaki-san, the iPad Walking Robot and iPhone Walking Robot are so cute we wanna puke. Check ’em out in all their…

Spyder III Pro Arctic Laser is Perfect for the Militant Presentation Giver

Spyder III Pro Arctic Laser is Perfect for the Militant Presentation Giver
Over the years I have reviewed a couple of the lasers from Wicked Lasers and there aren’t things that you would call laser pointers, unless you like the ability to burn those who talk during your…

Eagle Eye for the PS3: Play Fps Games the Way They’Re Meant to be Played

Eagle Eye for the PS3: Play Fps Games the Way They’Re Meant to be Played
Gaming accessory maker Penguin United is developing a peripheral for the PS3 that will allow gamers to use both a keyboard and a mouse with the console. It’s called the Eagle Eye, and as you’ll see…

Rock Band 3 Details Emerge, Keyboard Confirmed

Rock Band 3 Details Emerge, Keyboard Confirmed
The guys working on Rock Band 3 revealed to USA Today that the new game will add new advanced gameplay modes for “pro” players – but the big news is…. drumroll, please… a keyboard! Yep, and…

Luminar Robotic Lamp Packs a Projector in Its Light Socket

Luminar Robotic Lamp Packs a Projector in Its Light Socket
The way things are shaping up these days, it seems robots will soon be everywhere. My guess is that it won’t take long before they just decide to take over and we’ll be living in a…

iBookPad: Clamshell iBook Turned Into iPad Dock

iBookPad: Clamshell iBook Turned Into iPad Dock
The Mac Classic iPad dock looks elegant, but this clamshell iBook iPad dock is slightly more functional as it has a working Apple keyboard.…

Large Hadron Collider Pop-Up Book Will Not Open Up a Mini-Wormhole. I Think.

Large Hadron Collider Pop-Up Book Will Not Open Up a Mini-Wormhole. I Think.
Emma Sanders and Anton Radevsky’s Voyage to the Heart of Matter: The Atlas Experiment at CERN is the perfect gift for your little nerd. It’s a pop-up book, containing models of a CERN building, colliding particles…

Mac Classic Makes Perfect Dock for iPad

Mac Classic Makes Perfect Dock for iPad
In what could be one of the coolest mods I’ve seen in a long time, this Japanese modder took an old Macintosh classic and turned it into the best iPad docking station you’ll ever see. While…

LEGO Mindstorms Walking Robot Legs: What’S Next, a LEGO Terminator?

LEGO Mindstorms Walking Robot Legs: What’S Next, a LEGO Terminator?
I’m always amazed at what some people can do with LEGO building blocks. This is definitely impressive. It’s a LEGO Mindstorms robot that can walk like a human. The robot is called Pinocchio and the aim…

Real Book With Hyperlinks: the Best of Both Worlds? or Too Little Too Late?

Real Book With Hyperlinks: the Best of Both Worlds? or Too Little Too Late?
A company called Ubimark released a version of the Jules Verne classic Around the World in 80 Days. Unlike other printed books, the Ubimark version has QR codes, the square ones that are frequently used as…
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