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Gadgets, Gizmos, and Games for Geeks

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.

Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 Console Sales Numbers Compared

Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 Console Sales Numbers Compared
The guys over at nexgen wars are compiling up-to-date statistics on console sales to date for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii… At this time I wrote this article, the Xbox 360 was clearly in the lead with 7.7 Million+ consoles sold, compared to 687k+ Nintendo Wii consoles, and just 340k+ Sony Playstation 3 consoles sold to date.

Netstreams Doorlinx: the Mp3 Doorbell

Netstreams Doorlinx: the Mp3 Doorbell
Mobile phones proved that people were sick and tired of the old standard phone ringer, so why don’t people feel the same about their doorbells? The NetStreams DoorLinX lets you upload your favorite (non-DRM’ed) MP3 track to your doorbell via WiFi, and replace the classic “ding dong” sound with any sound you want.

Linutop: Another Tiny Linux Pc

Linutop: Another Tiny Linux Pc
If you think that smaller is better, you might want to check out this wee (not wii) PC for your desktop. The Linutop is a compact, disk-less workstation which runs an embedded Linux OS on its AMD Geode CPU.

Directv Goes Portable

Directv Goes Portable
Satellite provider DirecTV has revealed a design for a portable satellite receiver/tv combo, known as the SAT-GO. Little is yet known about the product and whether it is simply a prototype or a product that will hit the market soon.

A Quick Fix for the Xbox 360 Red Rings of Doom

A Quick Fix for the Xbox 360 Red Rings of Doom
Some crafty Xbox 360 owner in Brazil has come up with the Occam’s Razor approach to fixing the console’s “red rings of doom” failure. When in doubt, the simplest solution is usually the right one… simply smack the crap out of your hardware.

Dream Arcades 100-Inch Home Gaming System

Dream Arcades 100-Inch Home Gaming System
If you love classic arcade games and you have to have a big screen, you’ll love the new Dream Arcades 100-inch Home Video Arcade Center. The system features a 100-inch diagonal screen and a 2000 lumen DLP front projector, running at 1024×768 (XGA) resolution.

Retro NES Skin for the Nintendo Wii

Retro NES Skin for the Nintendo Wii
If you’re feeling nostalgic for the game systems of the 80’s, but still want all that the latest consoles have to offer, look no further than the Retro Revolution skin for the Nintendo Wii. DecalGirl’s 8-bit NES skin for the Wii is made out of vinyl and features a protective gloss coating.

USB Bowling Ball?

USB Bowling Ball?
A day doesn’t seem to go by without another silly USB device. Today’s useless invention: The USB Bowling Ball. Just try and lug one of these around the next time you need to store something on a flash drive.

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.

The Flying Wii Controller

The Flying Wii Controller
There are all kinds of stories starting to surface on the web about how the Wii-mote is flying out of people’s hands and breaking various things. Apparently the wrist strap isn’t really designed for significant stress.

Xtrememac Luna: iPod Alarm Clock Radio

Xtrememac Luna: iPod Alarm Clock Radio
On the surface, the upcoming Luna from XtremeMac just looks like another pretty iPod dock. Under the hood, it’s going to offer a bit more. Sure, the Luna IS an iPod dock with built-in amplified stereo speakers, but it’s also a highly configurable alarm clock too.

Funky LED Watch From Tokyoflash

Funky LED Watch From Tokyoflash
Japanese watch gurus Tokyoflash have introduced the latest in their series of contemporary wrist watch designs. The 1000100101 Watch features a grid of 31 green, yellow and red LEDs to show the time, day and date.