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Server Upgrade Saturday 9/20

Server Upgrade Saturday 9/20
Thanks to your overwhelming support, Technabob needs to move to a bigger, badder server. The site will be migrating to new hardware on Saturday, 9/20. I expect there will be some sporadic downtime during the day, so if you have difficulty accessing the site, please try again later.

Nintendo Memories Contest: Only 3 Days Left!

Nintendo Memories Contest: Only 3 Days Left!
Attention Nintendo addicts! Don’t forget to submit your entries to Technabob’s Fondest Nintendo Memories contest, which ends at the end of the day on Monday, March 31st. We’re looking for you to share the best, brightest, funniest, and generally most creative Nintendo-inspired memories.
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Gta Iv Available Now at Target (Not)

Gta Iv Available Now at Target (Not)
Somebody at Target seems to have jumped the gun just a little bit. Apparently, they’ve hung this banner in the electronics department of one of their Orlando, Florida locations stating that Grand Theft Auto IV is available now.

Solar Powered Digital Survivor Kit Saves (Phone) Lives

Solar Powered Digital Survivor Kit Saves (Phone) Lives
Ahhhhh, the great outdoors. Just you and the sunshine, nature, fresh air, and… all your electronic gear? Well, it is truly possible to have it all with this solar powered digital survival kit. It comes with a 3800mAh rechargeable solar battery to keep your phone (or other preferred device) running and 12 different adapters (check for yours first in the photo before ordering!).

Wall Charger Keeps Gadgets Organized

Wall Charger Keeps Gadgets Organized
If your household is anything like mine, you probably have scads of electronic gizmos which need to be kept charged all the time. But who really wants all those unsightly cords and chargers lying around their countertop?

Your Message in Light Emitting Diodes

Your Message in Light Emitting Diodes
Want to get your point across? Why not say it with light? This new kit lets you create your own custom LED light board using any pattern you want. The whole thing reminds me of a modern-day Lite-Brite.

Mini Polystation 3 Mocks Playstation 3

Mini Polystation 3 Mocks Playstation 3
You’ve gotta hand it to those cheap Chinese knock-off manufacturers. At least they attempt to keep up with the latest gaming consoles when they crank out their crap. Case in point, this awful PS3 copy known as the PolyStation 3.

Kirlian Images: Electricity Meets Photography

Kirlian Images: Electricity Meets Photography
No, these striking images weren’t made using Photoshop trickery. They were actually taken using a unique process which involves placing photographic paper onto an object, placing them both on a high-voltage plate, then cranking up the juice.

Most Popular Posts of 2007

Most Popular Posts of 2007
Now that the year is almost done, I thought it might be nice to reflect on the biggest stories of the year in case you missed any of them. There are some really great tidbits in here, so be sure to check them out if you haven’t already done so.

Tiny Cube Speaker Offers Big Sound (for Ants)

Tiny Cube Speaker Offers Big Sound (for Ants)
Being a fan of big, multi-speaker room-filling sound systems, I find it strange that I’m captivated by this miniature speaker. This tiny 1-inch cube speaker is so small that you can easily keep it in your pocket.

LED Mouse Pad Offers a Light Show on Your Desktop

LED Mouse Pad Offers a Light Show on Your Desktop
Looking for a cool way to add a splash of color to your desktop? These LED mouse pads offer up bright, colorful illumination. Created by Flexiglow, the xRaider gaming mouse pad plug into your USB port and comes in red, green and blue varieties to suit your current mood.

Chimera Synthesizer Makes Sound Round

Chimera Synthesizer Makes Sound Round
What’s shaped like a disc, got sixteen knobs, thirty banana plugs, a bunch of wires and makes all sort of strange noises? The answer: this funky portable synthesizer called the Chimera. The Chimera bC16 is a miniature patch synthesizer that can crank out a cacophony of analog beeps, blips and bleets.

Barcelona’s Agbar Tower Covered With LED Lighting

Barcelona’s Agbar Tower Covered With LED Lighting
Having not been to Barcelona, Spain, this is the first time I’ve heard of this unusual high-rise building, covered with thousands of LED illumination panels. At first glance, it’s hard to get over the ridiculously suggestive shape of the Torre Agbar (Agbar Tower), but it’s the cool light show that’s really the eye-catcher here.

Light Source Glows for 12+ Years Without Power

Light Source Glows for 12+ Years Without Power
Lightroenergy is an amazing new source of illumination which can produce a bright glow for up to a dozen years without any electricity or exposure to sunlight. Litrospheres are tiny self-luminous particles which can be injection molded or embedded into paints.

Microwave Zaps Fleeing Cars in Their Tracks

Microwave Zaps Fleeing Cars in Their Tracks
Let me start by saying this — I need one of these. A new technology is in the works that can stop moving vehicles cars dead from a distance. Pasadena’s Eureka Aerospace has developed high-power microwave-based system that can be fired at a specific car and kill its electrical system in an instant.

Wooden Ladybug Speaker Spreads Its Wings

Wooden Ladybug Speaker Spreads Its Wings
At first glance, you wouldn’t think this hat-box shaped container would be a sound system, but it is. The cylindrical wooden box conceals compact stereo speakers perfect for your computer or media player. Volume and power controls are concealed beneath a set of flaps reminiscent of a ladybug’s wings, but they can be used in the closed position thanks to perforations in the wings.
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