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ASCII Street View: Look at the Matrix

ASCII Street View: Look at the Matrix
Here’s a fun and trippy hack made by programmer Peter Nitsch. Nitsch’s website converts feed from Google’s Street View to ASCII art in real time. You can also search for locations, just like in the vanilla web app.

Waygoz Connects Players Who Want to Swap Games In Person: Gamestop Says What?

Waygoz Connects Players Who Want to Swap Games In Person: Gamestop Says What?
Stores like Gamestop and Best Buy make a ton of money from buying and selling used games, but a new service called Waygoz wants to cut out these middlemen by linking gamers to who want to swap games with each other.
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Einstein Archives Go Online Sharing Genius with Us Normal Folk

Einstein Archives Go Online Sharing Genius with Us Normal Folk
Albert Einstein was a scientific bad-ass. I think we can all agree on that. Einstein gave us theories that explain some of the most unexplainable things about our universe. Scientists still live by many of his theories, such as the theory of general relativity despite the fact that Einstein has been dead for nearly 60 years.

Monopoly Web Lovers Edition: Go Directly to Real World

Monopoly Web Lovers Edition: Go Directly to Real World
We’ve seen a few fan made videogame–themed takes on Monopoly. Now here’s a design for regulars of the World Wide Web. Instead of streets and utilities, you settle on websites and software. Instead of free parking, you get free Wi-Fi.

Build Your Own Custom Robot Avatar at My Robot Nation

Build Your Own Custom Robot Avatar at My Robot Nation
Ever wanted your very own robot? I’m not talking about one that can do your bidding for you, rather a tiny robotic avatar, customized to your liking. Well if that’s what you’re seeking, today is your lucky day.

Gourmet Gaming: Making the Electronic Edible

Gourmet Gaming: Making the Electronic Edible
I’m sure many of you have heard of The Drunken Moogle, a blog that posts original mixes of alcoholic drinks based on video games. Now you can prepare a complete video game meal, with the help of a website called Gourmet Gaming.

Elite750 Email Club Will Make You Poorer But Its Makers Richer

Elite750 Email Club Will Make You Poorer But Its Makers Richer
My dad recently signed up for a country club membership which cost him a whole lot of money and a whole lot of time. I don’t really get the point of club memberships because for one, we don’t really use the facilities much, and two, the food there isn’t so great.

Google Says Share Your Profile or GTFO!

Google Says Share Your Profile or GTFO!
Google+ launched not long ago and it has created a lot of buzz. I have a Google+ profile, but since I am chained to his computer all the time slaving away to bring you stories of a semi-legible nature I don’t bother to actually put in details or use it.

Please Press Start: Pause to Admire Videogame Start Screens

Please Press Start: Pause to Admire Videogame Start Screens
Designing the start screen for a video game must be quite a task: it has to be enticing and attractive, like the game’s box art if you will, and it should also convey the spirit or theme of the game, like a well-made trailer.

Pica Pic Lets You Play with/Cringe at Retro Handheld Games Online

Pica Pic Lets You Play with/Cringe at Retro Handheld Games Online
Depending on how old you are, Pica Pic is either a virtual museum or a time machine. Made by Hipopotam Studios, Pica Pic lets you play with a growing number of handheld games that were popular back in the 80s to early 90s.

Junkyard Jumbotron Turns Random Displays into One Big Screen

Junkyard Jumbotron Turns Random Displays into One Big Screen
It’s not like I haven’t seen matrix displays before, but this is definitely a unique spin on the concept. Developed by Rick Borovoy, Ph. D. and Brian Knep of the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, Junkyard Jumbotron lets you combine a number of internet-connected screens together to create one big matrixed image.

Have Santa Call Your Child, Courtesy of Google

Have Santa Call Your Child, Courtesy of Google
As a kid, Santa tends to be a big part of Christmas. The more parents can do to make him seem real, the more fun and exciting it can seem. There are a lot of ways to do this, from taking your child to the mall to sit in his lap, to leaving milk and cookies for him on Christmas Eve.

First Person Pac-Man Eats the Whole Wide Interweb

First Person Pac-Man Eats the Whole Wide Interweb
Looking for a fun way to waste the next 20 seconds of your life? Then head on over to this strange Japanese website which basically turns itself into a giant first-person Pac-Man when you click the giant power pill.

Sears Zombie Department: Shoooooooopiiiiiiiiing

Sears Zombie Department: Shoooooooopiiiiiiiiing
Anticipating the influx of the undead this coming Halloween, merchandising giant Sears has diversified their demographic. It even has a Zombian language option! I’m sure Sears just won the approval of CURE with this move.

Kick Ass Bookmarklet Lets You Demolish the Web

Kick Ass Bookmarklet Lets You Demolish the Web
Sick of ugly ads on websites? Tired of all the Apple news everywhere on the Web? And how about those YouTube commenters? You can vent out your frustration or just plain waste some time by wreaking virtual havoc using Erik Rothoff Andersson’s Kick Ass bookmarklet.

The Pac-Man Dossier: All the Information You Can Waka Waka Waka

The Pac-Man Dossier: All the Information You Can Waka Waka Waka
I was never really into arcade games that much, so for me Pac-Man is but a simple game – eat the pellets before the time runs out, avoid the ghosts, eat the power pellets to eat the ghosts.
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