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Monthly Archives: October 2005

The Aladdin Watering Lamp

By David Ponce

Gardening schmardening… Watering plants is as dull as watching them grow, if you ask me. But if God is punishing you, and you just have to do it, might as well do it in style.

That’s why you should get the Aladdin Watering Lamps by Jurre Groenenboom.

They’re pretty watering jugs. Ok?

Story VIA Yankodesign.

System Requirements Test Site

By David Ponce

Your computer’s power supply is a chronically overachieving hamster in a wheel? It’s an Olivetti, or something equally retro? It’s so old, you’re not sure whether you’re able to even play games on it?

There’s a site out there that can help you figure out if a certain game will work on your setup, before you go to the store and buy the game. Go to and chose from a dropdown list of games. There’s a bunch there.

Then, it’ll ask you if you want to install a small ActiveX file on your system. Once you approve it, it will analyse your system and determine whether or not you can play the particular game you chose. If you cannot, it will pinpoint exactly what part of you system needs upgrading.

Pretty useful stuff. So, again, the website is here. Story VIA Digg.

The Empire Strikes Back Animated GIF

So first we get the whole of Star Wars Episode IV as an animated GIF.

Now, we got us The Empire Strikes Back, again, in animated GIF. This one’s 211k.

Story VIA BoingBoing.

Sony PSP on Tv

ByBrian Donaldson

Video out. That’s what Sony forgot on the PSP. People are asking for it, and now with the “PSP on TV”, you can use brute force to get your image on the telly.

You attach this unwieldy looking device on player. A camera looks at the screen and retransmits what it sees to your TV via cable. $100 later, you’re able to play you UMD movies on the big screen. Go here to buy.

The ePod From Beyond

By David Ponce

I hear there’s a growing, rumbling anti iPod sentiment going around. (Just for kicks… anyone who hates the iPod, just say “I do” in the comments) Now, I own a little white box, and I’m quite content. And perhaps this next product is just my way of showing you what might happen should you happen to stray away from Apple’s mana.

Take the ePod, from Beyond. You get a funalicious 128Mb of internal memory, expandable through SD, plus an MP3 player, a video recorder and a digicam (6 cough, cough, interpolated, cough, Megapixels). And, this and that… and a fugly design.

And, it’ll set you back £140.00, or $250. Um hmm… Right here. Story VIA Chip Chick.

Hide My Ass, A Proxy Server

By David Ponce

This may or may not end up being useful depending on your sysadmin’s level of intelligence. It’s just a proxy server called Hide My Ass. If you’re at work, school, in church and you can’t access a certain site due to questionable content, simply go there and type in the address.

Then hold your breath and see what happens.

Eh… Like I said, nothing to write home in tears about, but there you have it. Hide My Ass. Story VIA Digg.

Scientists Create Functional Nanocar

By David Ponce

OMG, Holy Crap and all that noise! Some scientists at Rice University have done the unthinkable: they’ve created a functional “nanocar”, consisting of a chassis, axles, and four Buckyballs as wheels. It’s about 4 nanometers across (slightly wider than a strand of DNA, a human hair being 80,000 nanometers across) and the best part… it actually runs.

The nanocar consists of a chassis and axles made of well-defined organic groups with pivoting suspension and freely rotating axles. The wheels are buckyballs, spheres of pure carbon containing 60 atoms apiece.

“It’s fairly easy to build nanoscale objects that slide around on a surface,” Kelly said. “Proving that we were rolling – not slipping and sliding – was one of the most difficult parts of this project.”

Think about it guys… a little car, 20,000 times smaller than the width of your hair, that actually rolls around.

Words fail me. Go here and read more. Story VIA BoingBoing.

Breast Implants and Bluetooth Technology

By Scott Hirschheimer

I know what you must be thinking. Who in their right mind would come up with combining these two things? Well, it’s on the table. BT Laboratories analyst, Ian Pearson has come up with the idea of adding a built-in MP3 player into breast implants. He states, “if a woman has something implanted permanently, it might as well be useful.” How right he is.

So how will this technology work? Pearson suggests inserting the MP3 player into one breast and the storage chip into the other. This all would be controlled with wirelessBluetooth technology. All we can think of is: how do you turn up the volume or change tracks?

Just imagine the awkward moments that MP3 breast implants would cause. What if you are sitting at a bar and all of a sudden you hear music coming from the woman’s breasts sitting next to you. I’ll let your imagination finish the rest of the scenario.

This technology could be available within the next 15 years. Anyone think this is actually a good idea? I’d like to know everyone’s opinion on this topic.

Contact with your thoughts.

OhGizmo Review: The Earbudclips [Verdict: Greatest Invention Ever!]

By David Ponce

When the Earbudclips came in the mail, I was a little skeptical over all the hype. After all, how excited can you get over a piece of plastic?

After using them for a week, I have an answer to that question: they are frothing-at-the-mouth wonderful!

In case you haven’t seen them yet, they are little plastic clips that attach to your iPod’s (or any other music player) cords to keep’em nice and tidy. They sell in four-packs for the ridiculously low sum of $10.

The company sent me a pack for review, and I did just that. Come inside for details and a bunch of pictures.

If you wanna skip my writeup, at least visit the site: The Earbudclips.
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