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Tag: Book

How to Speak Wookiee: Practice With Your Carpet

How to Speak Wookiee: Practice With Your Carpet
Of the many abilities and attractive traits of Han Solo, the one thing that never ceases to amaze me is the fact that he can understand Chewbacca. Now, thanks to author Wu Kee Smith and his book How to Speak Wookiee, you too can learn a handful of basic Wookiee phrases that I am absolutely sure will come in handy one day.

Unlikely Recycling: Book into Synthesizer

Unlikely Recycling: Book into Synthesizer
I don’t like to hear or read about people destroying books, which is one of the reasons why I strongly dislike a few scenes in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Indy was in Berlin witnessing a Nazi book burning), but I guess there’s something to be said for destroying a book to turn it into a synthesizer.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Upgrades Graphics, Limited Edition Adds 248-page Art Book

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Upgrades Graphics, Limited Edition Adds 248-page Art Book
So what if there are no new games in this Metal Gear Solid HD Collection bundle. Hardcore fans will want to buy it anyway. You’ll get three already-released games boosted to 720p resolution, running at 60fps.

Bare Essentials: Characters Get Minimal, Still Recognizable

Bare Essentials: Characters Get Minimal, Still Recognizable
Bare Essentials is a book by Dennis de Groot featuring images which reduce popular video game, comic book, and other characters to their most basic representation, using simple geometric shapes. Just like those pixel characters by Ty Lettau, they reduce characters to their most basic essentials.

Plasticine Tatooine Honors the Lesser Known Star Wars Characters

Plasticine Tatooine Honors the Lesser Known Star Wars Characters
Sure we all know Luke, Han and Chewie and the rest of the main characters from the Star Wars saga, but what about the lesser known characters? Like Bib Fortuna for instance. What’s his story, aside from being Jabba’s lackey?

Pixel Galaxy Game Boy Book: Turn Page to Start

Pixel Galaxy Game Boy Book: Turn Page to Start
If you’re one of the millions of gamers who have fond memories with the Game Boy, then you’ll love Sergio Ingravalle’s book, Pixel Galaxy. It’s a tribute to Nintendo’s Hall of Famer handheld and to pixel graphics in general.

The History of Nintendo, Volume One: The Big N Gets its Start

The History of Nintendo, Volume One: The Big N Gets its Start
Are you or a loved one a big Nintendo fanatic? Then you’ll probably want to check out this new book that tells the history of the Big N from its earliest roots. In The History of Nintendo, Volume One, author Florent Gorges (along with Isao Yamzaki) carefully documented the beginnings of Nintendo, dating back to as early as 1889, all the way through 1980.

BookBook iPhone Case Turns Your iPhone into a Book

BookBook iPhone Case Turns Your iPhone into a Book
I always liked the BookBook MacBook case, but the new iPhone case looks really nice as well. The neat thing about it is that it can double as a wallet (if you don’t need to carry around too much stuff).

DIY Book Light is Quite Illuminating

DIY Book Light is Quite Illuminating
Steve Hoefer – who made this awesome one-player Rock, Paper, Scissors glove – took the term “book light” literally and made a reading lamp out of a used book. In keeping with his theme, Hoefer used a copy of Lauren Belfer’s novel City of Light.

Tiny Tim Booklight: Luxo, Jr.’s Younger Brother

Tiny Tim Booklight: Luxo, Jr.’s Younger Brother
My very first viewing of the animated short Luxo, Jr. was really the moment that cemented the fact that Pixar would always give it’s animations character and heart like no other studio – even today. I always loved how John Lasseter imbued these bendy desk lamps with so much life.

This Bookcase is Just So Random, Don’t You Think?

This Bookcase is Just So Random, Don’t You Think?
We live in a world that continuously strives for order and arrangement. We found some elements and decided to arrange them according to their properties in the table of elements. We discovered numbers and put them in increasing order from 1 to a billion of a zillion.

Paranga Simulates Page Flipping for E-Book Readers

Paranga Simulates Page Flipping for E-Book Readers
If there’s one complaint that people have about E-book readers (besides the fact that they’re not flexible yet), it’s that they don’t really replicate the feel of a real book. A team of researchers in Japan aims to change that, by creating a tactile feedback mechanism for digital books.

The Case for Kindle 3 Turns Your Ebook Into a Real Book

The Case for Kindle 3 Turns Your Ebook Into a Real Book
It used to be if you liked to read a lot you ended up needing a bookshelf to show off all your fancy books. Today you can have one gadget like an iPad or a Kindle with an entire library of books on the thing.

iPhone and iPad Book Cases Make ‘Em Look Like a Moleskine

iPhone and iPad Book Cases Make ‘Em Look Like a Moleskine
While I prefer having a very slim cover on my phone, there no doubt that these cases definitely look great. These iPhone and iPad cases makes your beloved Apple devices look like a Moleskine notebook.

Phonebook App Uses iPhone to Create Interactive Picture Book

Phonebook App Uses iPhone to Create Interactive Picture Book
Japanese mobile content specialists Mobile Art Lab are selling a unique product. It’s a children’s book entitled Popo and Momo RIDE! RIDE!, but it’s actually a combination of two components, one analog and one digital. It has a book-like part that serves both as the frame and as receptacle for an iPhone or iPod Touch where the app is opened.

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 and of course the “subatomic smasher”, the feared, the revered, the expensive, the Large Hadron Collider.