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Tag: News

Sony Signs on to Fling Angry Birds Feature Film onto Screens

Sony Signs on to Fling Angry Birds Feature Film onto Screens
The first time we heard anything about a feature-length animated film coming from Rovio focusing on the hit video game Angry Birds was in December of 2012. At the time, Rovio had lined up a producer and work was underway on the film.

Lenticular Lens Trick Creates Child Abuse Ads That Only Children Can See

Lenticular Lens Trick Creates Child Abuse Ads That Only Children Can See
I think it’s safe to say that most adults know what constitutes child abuse. Unfortunately, the same thing can’t be said for children, who might think that what they’re being subjected to is normal. The ANAR Foundation and Grey Group Spain are hoping to change that, though, with the launch of an ad campaign that uses lenticular printing.

World’s First 3D-Printed Gun Test Fired

World’s First 3D-Printed Gun Test Fired
We talked about the controversial practice of 3D printing guns in the past, only the gun wasn’t entirely 3D-printed in that case, it was only a component for an AR-15 rifle. Now, a company called Defense Distributed has now test fired the world’s first fully 3D-printed gun.

Guy Saves His Precious from California Springs Fire

Guy Saves His Precious from California Springs Fire
By now everyone everywhere has heard of the Springs Fire that has been devastating southern California. It’s a serious problem that is costing people their lives and their homes, but at least one geeky story of bravery has come out of it.

Non-Profit Group Wants to Clone Old Trees to Repopulate Forests

Non-Profit Group Wants to Clone Old Trees to Repopulate Forests
They’ve already done it with frogs and sheep, so what’s to stop them from doing the same thing with trees? I’m talking about cloning and how some people in the scientific community are turning to it to repopulate the earth with species that were once abundant before humans and other factors came and endangered their existence.

Wii U Update Adds New Features, Stability, Performance

Wii U Update Adds New Features, Stability, Performance
Nintendo has announced a major update to its Wii U game console. The new update is available to download right now and adds a bunch of refinements and enhancements to the console’s operating software.

Google Fiber in Austin, Texas Spurs Competition

Google Fiber in Austin, Texas Spurs Competition
Competition is a good thing in any market. The more businesses you have working for the consumer’s dollar, it tends to lead to better prices and service. Google announced not long ago that it would be rolling out its Google Fiber Internet service in Austin, Texas.

Lady Finds Nintendo Game Worth $15,000 at Thrift Shop

Lady Finds Nintendo Game Worth $15,000 at Thrift Shop
It pays to hunt for treasure at thrift stores sometimes. Here’s proof. A North Carolina woman spent $7.99 on an old Nintendo game at a Goodwill store. Nothing unusual there. The unusual part – the game was Stadium Events, one of the rarest titles ever sold, and worth a cool $15,000.

Ad Campaign Serves Dual Purpose, Providing Walls for Shelters When its Done

Ad Campaign Serves Dual Purpose, Providing Walls for Shelters When its Done
Sometimes, things aren’t what they seem. For example, what looks like a wall to you might look like an ad to someone else. This might sound like a strange occurrence, but it happens more than you think.

Happy Fallout Monopoly Birthday to You

Happy Fallout Monopoly Birthday to You
When it’s your wife’s birthday, you don’t just give her a present you buy from the store. You make her a present that she can’t get anywhere else, because it’s her birthday and you want to make her happy and wow her with your creativity and thoughtfulness.

Bank of America Adding Live Video Chat to ATMs Soon

Bank of America Adding Live Video Chat to ATMs Soon
ATMs and I don’t have the best of relationships. I once had my card eaten by the machine and I had to wait the whole night before their technician came to help me out. I’ve also been cheated out of a couple of bills and touched a wad of chewed-up gum someone stuck at the bottom of the money slot.

Neonisin is Toothpaste You Can Swallow

Neonisin is Toothpaste You Can Swallow
Toothpaste doesn’t sound like the most palatable thing in the world, but some people have taken it upon themselves to come up with the right formulation to make it edible. It’s called Neonisin and it’s going to be available in Japan this summer.

MightyMega Launches: Our New Science Fiction Website Goes Online

MightyMega Launches: Our New Science Fiction Website Goes Online
For those of you who follow Technabob regularly, you might know we have another website, The Awesomer. Now, we’ve added a third site to our little family, a new science fiction website, called MightyMega.

Get a Whiff of This: The Smell-O-Vision Television is a Reality

Get a Whiff of This: The Smell-O-Vision Television is a Reality
One of Google’s April Fools’ Day pranks was the launch of Google Nose, a search engine that would supposedly push your olfactory senses into hyperdrive. While you won’t be able to smell stuff on your computer display yet, you might soon be able to on your television screen.

Turkish Cultural Association of Austria Has a Problem with LEGO Jabba’s Palace. What?

Turkish Cultural Association of Austria Has a Problem with LEGO Jabba’s Palace. What?
Chairman of the Turkish Cultural Association of Austria, Birol Kilic, thinks the Jabba’s Palace LEGO play set is “culturally insensitive.” Why? He says that it resembles Istanbul’s historic mosque Hagia Sophia. Or any other building with a domed roof, for that matter.

Store Owner Wants Five Dollars to Let You Look around in His Store

Store Owner Wants Five Dollars to Let You Look around in His Store
I completely understand that it’s difficult for small retail store owners out there to make a buck today. After all, we have Walmart offering incredibly low prices that most smaller retailers can’t compete with in the retail market and then you have mega-stores like Amazon dominating when it comes to online shopping.