Archive for February, 2011

Geekiest video game ever called PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew

Geekiest video game ever called PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew

If you were around in the early days of the video game, you will remember classics like Asteroids and others with blocky graphics and the iconic pewpew sound of lasers being fired. There are still a lot of video games that are made for fans of that old school style fare and a new one has turned up with the name PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew.

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ASUS Eee Pad MeMO fully detailed: 7-inch Honeycomb Flyer rival [Update: Video & Price]

ASUS Eee Pad MeMO fully detailed: 7-inch Honeycomb Flyer rival [Update: Video & Price]

CeBIT 2011 kicks off this week in Hanover, and already we're seeing information trickling out. ASUS has quietly confirmed that the Eee Pad MeMO launched at CES 2011 back in January will indeed debut running Android 3.0 Honeycomb; jkkmobile spotted the news on the MeMO's full spec list, confirming a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor, microHDMI port and quadband HSPA+ connectivity.

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Kinect hacked into 3D scanner for making foam busts of users

Kinect hacked into 3D scanner for making foam busts of users

The Kinect has turned out to be something that in my house at least rarely gets used. It is a very cool device though and I continue to be amazed at some of the things that geeks are able to hack the Kinect to do. One of the latest hacks turns the Kinect into a crude 3D scanner that can turn the pose the person stands with in front of the camera into a foam bust.

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Apple AirDrop inspired by our wireless sharing system, claims eviGroup founder

Apple AirDrop inspired by our wireless sharing system, claims eviGroup founder

Apple's AirDrop easy file-sharing feature in Mac OS X Lion may bring the company some headaches, with a French tablet and software firm claiming it borrows from a wireless sharing system of its own. eviGroup founder Nicolas Ruiz claims that AirDrop's functionality shows considerable overlap with his own INPI-filed "Technique de Communication Réseau sans Configuration" ("technique of network communication without configuration").

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Geek invents cell phone button pushing machine for weekend job

Geek invents cell phone button pushing machine for weekend job

Apparently, Mok Young Bacq works on the weekends doing some sort of work for an online gaming company that involves needing three mobile phones and being able to call a number of things stop working correctly. The guy likes to travel and the roaming charges on the mobile phones were more than he could stand to pay so he cobbled up a DIY machine to press the buttons from home over the internet.

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NFL Scouting combine uses Under Armor shirts with sensors

NFL Scouting combine uses Under Armor shirts with sensors

I was sitting in the lobby at the local barber shop this weekend and happened to catch a bit of the NFL Scouting Combine where some of the players were wearing this cool shirt from Under Armor called the E39 that had sensors embedded. The shirt has a little green light that flashes on front to give a visual indicator that it is working.

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