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Gadgets, Gizmos, and Games for Geeks

Honda Asimo Does a Face Plant

Honda Asimo Does a Face Plant
Some guy with a cell phone camera recorded this incident at a recent press conference showing off Honda’s Asimo humanoid robot. If you fast-forward the video clip to about 0:59 seconds, you can witness the pratfall: Watch in horror as the brave little robot attempts to climb the stairs and instead does his best Chevy Chase impression.

As Time Rolls by…

As Time Rolls by…
The About Time rolling clock from Dutch design firm Buro Vormkrijgers presents time in a truly graceful fashion. The modern black clock gently rolls itself around your desktop, telling the time through a sentence emblazoned along the edge of the clock.

Supercard Lite Adds Rumble and Memory to Ds Lite

Supercard Lite Adds Rumble and Memory to Ds Lite
This new accessory for the Nintendo DS Lite lets you add both rumble features and additional storage in a single device. The SuperCard Lite RUMBLE is a 3rd-party module that adds rumble to games that support the feature as well as providing a MicroSD memory card slot for storage of movies, music, game saves and e-books.

Hp Laser Printer Comes With Free Mouse

Hp Laser Printer Comes With Free Mouse
Is your new HP LaserJet making funny noises? Before you call tech support, you might want to double check that there aren’t any rodentia living in the box. A chain e-mail has been circulating with a claim that someone found a mouse living inside their laser toner cartridge.

Wii Wrist Strap Gets Silently Beefed Up by Nintendo

Wii Wrist Strap Gets Silently Beefed Up by Nintendo
After a number of concerns about easily broken wrist straps on the Nintendo Wii’s “Wii-mote” controller (and Nintendo’s denial that anything was wrong other than aggressive game play), it appears that Nintendo has started to include improved straps with recently shipped consoles.

Tough Nec Laptop Pc is Waterproof

Tough Nec Laptop Pc is Waterproof
Spilled one too many Red Bulls on your laptop in that marathon coding session last night? NEC seeks to solve that problem with their upcoming waterproof laptop computer. In addition to being waterproof and dustproof, the NEC Shield Pro ???????

Xbox 360 Vs. PS3 Visuals: 360 Still on Top

Xbox 360 Vs. PS3 Visuals: 360 Still on Top
While it’s way to early in the game to call the Sony Playstation 3 down and out, there continues to be compelling evidence that the system does not have the graphical prowess of the more mature Xbox 360.

This Guy’s Sure Got a Small Wii

This Guy’s Sure Got a Small Wii
Some guy has set up this tiny little room with a tiny little 1.5″ diagonal color TV, connected to a life-size Nintendo Wii and posted a YouTube video for all to see: Why I find this amusing, I don’t know, but it is quite silly.

Woodpixel: Create Your Own Pixel Art From Wood

Woodpixel: Create Your Own Pixel Art From Wood
In the past I’ve written about these little plastic pixel block sets that let you build classic video game characters in 3D. Those sets always seemed a little cheap looking to me, so I’m excited about these new pixel blocks made entirely out of wood.

Could a 100gb iPod be in the Works?

Could a 100gb iPod be in the Works?
Today Toshiba announced a compact 1.8″ hard disk drive, which would enable media players and other portable devices to store up to 100GB of data. The new Toshiba MK1011GAH is just the right size to fit in an iPod, measuring in at 54x71x8mm and weighing just 59g.

Tuneview for iPod: Heavy Duty Remote Control

Tuneview for iPod: Heavy Duty Remote Control
There have been a variety of devices released which let you remotely control your iPod when docked, but never one that’s this full featured. In addition to the typical volume and track controls, Keyspan’s new TuneView for iPod (model TVI-200C) features a full color LCD display of your iPod’s playlists, so you can really control your iPod as if it were right in front of you.

Oppo Dv-981hd DVD Player: Can the Best Get Better?

Oppo Dv-981hd DVD Player: Can the Best Get Better?
OPPO Digital, makers of arguably the best upscaling DVD player ever made, has just released a new version of the player, complete with a variety of new features. The $229 OPPO DV-981HD is an updated version of the award-winning DV971H player.

What Do Marcus Fenix and Bender have in Common?

What Do Marcus Fenix and Bender have in Common?
It turns out that the gruff, gun-toting protagonist of hit Xbox 360 game, Gears of War is actually voiced by the same guy responsible for the voice of Bender from TV’s Futurama. Actor John Di Maggio, is responsible for voicing the two incredibly different fictitious characters.

The Lacie Huby: What the Heck is That Thing on Your Desk?

The Lacie Huby: What the Heck is That Thing on Your Desk?
This is quite possibly the strangest looking apparatus that I’ve seen in quite some time. The LaCie Huby is a truly odd looking USB and Firewire hub that emphasizes the cables on your desktop, rather than hiding them away.

Classic Arcade Game Scarves: Keep Warm, Look Cool

Classic Arcade Game Scarves: Keep Warm, Look Cool
Looking for a unique gift for the gamer geek in your life? You might want to check out these handmade scarves inspired by classic video games. B2D4’s (bits to die for) retro arcade scarves feature graphics from such classics as Space Invaders, Boot Hill and Pong among others.

Warioware: Smooth Moves in Action

Warioware: Smooth Moves in Action
Check out this footage recorded from the video game nostalgia level from the upcoming Wii title, WarioWare: Smooth Moves… The level features motion-controlled tributes to classic games ranging from Super Mario Brothers to Starfox to Pong.