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Pac Man: True Gaming Legends Confidential

Pac Man: True Gaming Legends Confidential
This short mockumentary from video hooligans The New Golden Boys investigates the meteoric rise and tragic fall of Pac-Man and his good buddy, Dig-Dug. I especially enjoyed the book cover for “If I Did It” (with forward by Bea Arthur) about Pac-Man’s involvement in the mysterious death of Inky, the blue ghost.

Super Mario Brothers Music has Lyrics

Super Mario Brothers Music has Lyrics
This clip from a live performance of music from Nintendo games reveals a little known fact. The highly recognizable theme song for Super Mario Brothers actually has lyrics. The song is actually titled “Go Go Mario” and the lyrics are in Japanese.
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The Touchless Touchscreen Monitor

The Touchless Touchscreen Monitor
Sure, everybody is doing touchscreen interfaces these days, but this is the first time I’ve seen a monitor that can respond to gestures without actually having to touch the screen. The monitor, based on technology from TouchKo was recently demonstrated by White Electronic Designs and Tactyl Services at the CeBIT show.

Digital Cube G43: World’s Smallest Windows XP UMPC

Digital Cube G43: World’s Smallest Windows XP UMPC
While the Pocket PC and smartphones are enough for most of us who need a pocket computer, sometimes a full-on version of Windows is what you’d like. The Digital Cube I-Station G43 aims to solve this problem by providing a complete Windows XP computer in a palm-sized UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) device. The G43 packs a punch with a 4.3-inch

Hubo, the Walking Robot Chair

Hubo, the Walking Robot Chair
I stumbled across this video over on Technovelgy this morning and thought it worth a mention. The HUBO FX-1 is a humanoid robot that happens to have a seat on top of it instead of a head. Just sit in the chair, move the joysticks, and the gyroscopic stabilization system allows the ‘bot to walk like you and I.

Giant Robot Dinosaurs Walk Among Us

Giant Robot Dinosaurs Walk Among Us
This nifty bit of robot footage comes to us from Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Back at the end of 2005, the Institute developed two animatronic dinosaurs (one Tyrannosaurus Rex, one Parasaurolophus) that could actually balance and walk without any external stability systems.

The Wii-Pod

The Wii-Pod
The useless Wii hack of the month award has to go to YouTube user matthwesalvo for his iPod / Wii mashup. He’s figured out a way to stream live video from his Wii to his 60GB iPod via a custom Linux application and some hacking of the video connectors on his iPod dock.

Crackdown Suv Tower Climb

Crackdown Suv Tower Climb
I’m having enough trouble just climbing skyscrapers on foot in the Xbox 360 action-shooter Crackdown. This amazing clip by gaming die hard 007craft shows off how you can actually climb an Agency Tower while driving in an SUV.

It’s a Him, Mario.

It’s a Him, Mario.
Ever wanted to know what the guy who voices Nintendo’s Mario looked like? This short video features the man himself, Charles Martinet as he provides his unique vocal stylings for the little Italian plumber that built an empire.

Alone in the Dark 5 in Game Footage

Alone in the Dark 5 in Game Footage
The preview footage below pretty much speaks for itself. Atari’s upcoming horror game Alone in the Dark 5 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC is looking really, really good. While the YouTube clip below doesn’t really do justice to the visuals, you can get a pretty good idea of how immersive the graphics look in this highly anticipated horror/thriller game.

Buggy Saints Row: the Musical

Buggy Saints Row: the Musical
For anyone who’s played the game Saints Row for the Xbox 360, you know it’s riddled with graphical glitches and hiccups. Now some dude by the name of Cabel has put together a fun little musical ditty that mashes up these glitches with an off-off-off-Broadway musical.

Classic Video Games Animated With Candles

Classic Video Games Animated With Candles
The folks over at Boing Boing dug up this fun little stop-motion video features a handful of arcade classics, brought to life through the magic of candle-mation (that is, animation done completely with tealight candles). Pac-man, Pong, Space Invaders and Tetris all make an appearance, along with a nice little musical Mario tribute.

Steven Colbert Explains Cingular Name Change

Steven Colbert Explains Cingular Name Change
Watch and learn… Funny thing is… I’m pretty sure I’ve been a customer of all of these companies at one point or another. [via Digg]

Snl + Apple Parody Commercials

Snl + Apple Parody Commercials
Yesterday, Saturday Night Live did a not-so-funny parody of Apple’s iPhone announcement during their Weekend Update segment. But that made me think about a couple of times in the past when SNL was a little more on the mark with their Apple parodies… McIntosh Junior: The Power To Crush the Other Kids McIntosh Post-It Notes New iPod Introductions by Steve Jobs Enjoy.

LG Ke850 Mobile Phone: the iPhone Junior?

LG Ke850 Mobile Phone: the iPhone Junior?
While many of us were pretty wowed by the industrial design and user interface of Apple’s forthcoming iPhone, but with a bunch of other internet-media-smartphones out there, is it really all that unique? LG would like us to think that Apple’s beauty really isn’t all that different.

Video Footage of Apple iPhone in Action

Video Footage of Apple iPhone in Action
You can’t really appreciate how impressive the Apple iPhone user interface is until you see it in action. Thankfully, CBS News has posted a close up video of an actual iPhone in action at this week’s Macworld conference: The whole motion sensor thing when you rotate the device just seems so right.
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