This week’s words of wisdom come from five English women with somewhat talented songwriters: Too much of something is bad enough (bad eno~ugh). Alas, such is the case with the Lingo, a wireless mouse from Japanese company TEC.
Developers Force Design recently announced that pre-orders are now available for their video game Mad Bodies, a game for the Atari Jaguar. That’s right, the very same Atari Jaguar that’s been out of production since 1996.
When Donkey Kong first asked the pixelated question “HOW HIGH CAN YOU GET?” it wasn’t rhetorical. In fact, the highest you could possibly go was 100-meters as Jumpman (aka Mario) climbed his way to the top of candy-colored girders to rescue the damsel in distress from the grip of the game’s eponymous ape.
Someone – I forgot who – once said that politics is “showbiz for ugly people.” Well the United States of America beg to differ, as they now have a leader whose charms are so far above Hollywood levels that he makes betting on the NCAA Final Four absolutely bewitching, even to yours truly, a Filipino who doesn’t even care about basketball in general.
Cooling and proper ventilation is an important aspect of building computers, especially for gamers or hobbyists who want to get the most out of their machines by overclocking processors and…doing other stuff that I don’t really understand.
Taiwan-based Ultmost Technology makes all sorts of gadgets, from talking tire gauges to automatic Muslim prayer watches. But they also have A/V equipment, like the Fuss LC-4212 B 42″ LCD TV. Perhaps because there are already hundreds of LCD TVs out in the market, Ultmost Technology tried to make their product stand out.
Zombie Haiku could possibly be the best book title of the year (although I think Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes in a close second).
Author Ryan Mecum’s humorous book features the 5-7-5 poetic stylings of the undead masses, including such literary gems as:
With a strong sucking,
they pop right into my mouth.
The specialty of Art Lebedev’s design studio is in stylizing the mundane. But their idea for a grill is just plain cruel. Called Gridus, the barbecue grid copies the look of a spreadsheet, ensuring that the user’s mind will be thoroughly driven insane as the concepts of “vacation”, “relaxation” & “cookouts are fun” are shattered.
The Mr. Bump alarm clock is very weird but also very appropriate: when its alarm goes off, you can turn it off by hurling it against a wall, or against any hard surface I guess. It’s a gadget that risks being destroyed in order to function, and yet it’s also a gadget that knows its users’ probable response.
30 versions of the USS Enterprise are being distributed to cinemas across the United States to promote the upcoming Star Trek movie. Each 34-in replica was cast from the same 3D model made for the movie by Industrial Light & Magic.
Ah, good old Ctrl+Alt+Del: it’s the Heimlich Maneuver of PCs. It’s a key combination used so often one wonders why there’s no single CtrlAltDel button yet for quick resets. And then one realizes that such a button already exists and that it is called the power switch.
I was cruising around checking out the finalists for the Washington Post’s annual Easter Peeps Diorama competition this morning, and came across this bit of Apple/Peeps humor by Sarah Kohari and Erin Mastrangelo – it’s Peep Chromatic.
Capcom’s controversial, more-action-than-horror survival horror game Resident Evil 5 has a special treat for people who buy the Limited Edition set: aside from 3 “making of” DVDs, customers will also receive a 2GB USB drive shaped like a chainsaw.
Filmmaker Rob Spence lost his eye when he was 11 years old. He was playing with a shotgun back in his grandfather’s farm in Ireland when it backfired. Now he and his partners in the Eyeborg Project want to “transform his loss into a superhuman strength” for art’s sake.
A long long time ago, way back in 2006, Twitter burst onto the blogging scene and introduced microblogging, forcing people to post messages that can’t be longer than 140 characters. But the people behind Twitter grossly overestimated our reading capacity, and now a new trend, nanoblogging, is going to cash in on that.