Archive for Mar 21, 2008

Halo Soda Vending Machine up for Auction for Charity

This one off pop machine was designed for Bungie to help them celebrate the milestone that was Halo 2, but it never got used. Well, now they’ve had the whole team sign it and are selling it for charity with all of the proceeds going to the Make a Wish foundation.

Like I said, the team never used it, so it’s more or less brand new, save for the small amount of dust that might have built up on the machine. The current bid is $15,000 if you want this literally one of a kind machine.

Shipping is free if you can pick it up in Kirkland, Washington, otherwise it ranges from $200 to $2000 depending on where you live in the continental US, and if it has to leave that are either to hit Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico, or worse yet, internationally, I’m sure those shipping costs spike up quite quickly. They did use it a few times to test it and make sure it worked, and it does, but that’s it, so, fire up your bank accounts. I wonder if it comes with a case or two of Mountain Dew’s Halo Game Fuel drink?

[via Kotaku]

Subaru using Harman Kardon in their vehicles – copy cats

So Jaguar goes and picks up Bowers & Wilkins for their cars and Subaru follows suit and goes and picks up another well known non-car audio system manufacturer to do work in their car. The announcement was made yesterday at Subaru’s R1e unveiling.


mobiPad controls S60 and UIQ with a WiiMote – cool party tricks sold seperately

This app is more of a Bluetooth profile than it is an application, but the bottom line is that it allows you to connect your WiiMote to your S60 device. There is a bit of an app that allows you to customize key associations on the WiiMote.

With this your gaming on your cell phone could become fun again. As I mentioned in the title, it also works with UIQ and the whole app is Symbian Signed.

You can download it for free from their website which is just Further details regarding key mapping and all that jazz are on their site, they are also looking to add the functionality of the Nunchuk in the future so stay tuned for that.

[via BoyGeniusReport]

Prestigio Data Safe II – it looks pretty, but how does it work?

Its an external hard drive that is covered in leather. That means that no one that is a card carrying member of PETA or any Vegan organizations are going to be carrying one.


FCC 700MHz Auction – the full results, no loose chaff

The big winners were AT&T, Verizon, Qualcomm, and Frontier Wireless, Google didn’t win a thing. VZW took most of the popular C-Block, and ATT picked up 227 licenses from the B-Block.

VZW seems to be the biggest spender dropping a few million short of half of what the entire spectrum sold for at 9.63 billion dollars, that secured them all of C-Block save for Puerto Rico, Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico, basically the areas where they wouldn’t make any money anyways. AT&T spent about 6.64 billion dollars in the auction which got them a 12MHz spectrum of Block B.


Sony de-crappifies your PC before shipping it to you – charges $50 for it

So you know how every time you buy a new computer the first thing you have to do is either reformat with the version of Windows or Linux that you really want on it or go through the long and tedious process of removing all the junk from the pre-installed OS? Well Sony is more or less offering to do that for you now.


Philips AJL308 – now the big dogs are in the Digital Picture Frame market

Digital Picture Frames were a dream, and a dumb one. This one isn’t much different other than its slightly more attractive, and will probably last marginally longer than some knockoff branded one.


Metal Gear Solid launch being celebrated by Konami – ooh, shiny new games and systems!

According to Japanese site AV Watch Konami is going to be releasing a few versions of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. There will be a version that is just the game itself if that’s all you care about, and then there will be a couple other surprises.


The DangerBomb Clock – Don’t worry, it won’t explode

For some, mornings are a major issue, mostly the part where you have to wake up. I tend to have a slight problem with it as well, I seem to lack the will to actually wake up. However, this alarm clock might be just the thing to make you finally get out of bed.


Kensington offers the Contour Balance laptop bags

Kensington is offering a line just for the women who need to tote about their laptop on a regular basis. Although they don’t offer bright and shining colors, they do offer a slightly more logical design.


The Dr. Who Webcam is technologically challenged

Dr. Who is one of the many highly recognizable symbols among geeks everywhere and now you can have a Dr. Who inspired webcam. Specifically, capturing a detailed Dalek design.


The inflatable Music Pillow

I have on more than one occasion called myself a gadget addict. However, I have a slight standard about my gadgets, they cannot require me to blow them up. This little set of speakers does exactly that or at least the blow up pillow attached to them does.