Author Archives: Abby McVay


The WoW Community gets positive publicity from mainstream media

The WoW Community gets positive publicity from mainstream media

The gaming community has a tendency to get a bad reputation, especially when it comes to the mainstream media. Thankfully, the LA Times has a story about a married couple playing WoW together and it's actually positive.

The story is about Brad and Cynthia Murdock who are happily married and play WoW together. She actually started playing with him, so instead of grumbling she tried out the game.

The PLX Kiwi detects bad driving habits to save gas money

The PLX Kiwi detects bad driving habits to save gas money

With gas prices on the rise, finding ways to save on gas money in anyway possible is always extremely helpful to at least keep the price tag manageable. Besides getting a new more fuel efficient car, sometimes it's hard to find new ways to bring down the price though. That's where this little gadget comes in.

Giant watch becomes a very strange table

Giant watch becomes a very strange table

Watches are a dying breed, we have enough gadgets that we already carry anyway that we don't need to have one on our wrist. That is unless you just enjoy it as a fashion accessory. Well now you can have a watch table, just in case you're feeling a bit sentimental about your long lost watch phase.

The very pink iPod Nano Case

The very pink iPod Nano Case

I apologize, but it's apparently a pink day. This does happen on occasion, it's usually a sign that I'm about to be very ill. I can never decide if I'm writing up more pink stuff because I'm running a fever or if the pink stuff causes the illness. I'll get back to you on that one.

Well this latest pink gear is a Nano case that even features a cute little face, as if the pink weren't sweet and innocent enough. They of course had to add ears and that whole bear face. On the back of the case is a spot to wind the earbuds cord around, which is convenient, but it'd make it difficult to fit into your pocket.

At least it comes with a lanyard though. Maybe we can get a review unit of this in too and Vincent will have yet another thing to make poor Ann wear. The case itself is from Focal Point Computer, but beyond that there aren't any details on the product.

[via akihabaranews]

The Solar Powered Sun Lounger

The Solar Powered Sun Lounger

A solar powered sun lounger is one of those ideas that you feel like an idiot for not thinking up yourself. It just seems so obvious, it sits in the sun, you lounge in it. You quite obviously have gadgets, so why not charge them while slowly baking your skin to charred little bits.

The DIY Car Stereo Stock Radio Fake-Out

The DIY Car Stereo Stock Radio Fake-Out

If you're worried about someone thieving your car stereo, there is an Instructable posted to keep it hidden from thieves and ninjas alike. The modder shows exactly how to make it appear that you just have a very outdated tape deck.

Bubble Wrap Calendar lets you pop a bubble each day

Bubble Wrap Calendar lets you pop a bubble each day

How many of you like popping bubble wrap? Admit it, whenever a package comes to your house, you secretly sneak off and pop those little plastic bubbles. Well someone has designed a calendar just for you.

This Bubble Wrap Calendar has 365 days worth of bubbles just waiting to be popped. Rather than using a boring old red marker to cross out the days, you can just walk up and pop a bubble.

Garden Zombie protects your flowers from small children

Garden Zombie protects your flowers from small children

When you walk by most peoples' gardens, you'll see some kind of cute statue, maybe of a gnome, or a deer. Those are nice and all, but what if you want something a little bit scary for your garden? I don't know about you, but I love this Garden Zombie.

Heart USB Drive from the Solid Alliance

Heart USB Drive from the Solid Alliance

It has been a while since I've managed to dig up a story involving the Solid Alliance, I was worrying that my favorite seller of overly shiny USB devices had given up.  Without the Solid Alliance, who would I have to bash on over and over?!