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11/23/2008

Art exists in unexpected faces

British photographer Robbie Cooper had an idea. He wanted to capture the faces of kids in deep concentration as his next art piece. So the best way to see a kid with a very straight face would be when s/he is in front of a game console. Naturally.

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Name: Alexander Kinch
Age: 12
Location: Grimsby, England
Game: Call of Duty 4

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11/11/2008

No stopping the disabled

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Being disabled does not stop KitsuneYume from playing his favorite games but controllers can be quite tricky when you do not have full manoeuvrings of your hands. But it’s okay, you can use your toes instead. KitsuneYume modded the PS3 into a toe console where he can use to play his favorite games like Heavenly Sword, Mirror’s Edge, Eternal Sonata, etc etc..

He said, “The main reason I put this on the PlayStation website was to show people that even the most limited person can still enjoy console gaming just as much… anyone else. the controller was pretty easy to make except for converting the analog signals into digital signals for when I use the various switches. this took about two months to build and get working effectively.”

Nicely done, KitsuneYume…

If he decides to do this for a living i think he’d make big bucks. If a disabled man can do something purposeful like modding consoles and showing the world he can kick ass in videogames, mentally and physically able bodied beggars on the streets can do better too.

kotaku

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10/8/2008

PSP as your second computer screen

It’s a cool idea because of the novelty of the event – hacking into PSP is a feat, not to be reckon with ;)

But when you think about it again, unless you’re stuck in some cave as hostage in Afghanistan and you’ve successfully hacked your PSP (graciously slipped out of those terrorist’s sight) and found connection through one of the Taliban’s old laptops, a small second computer screen on the PSP may not be such a big deal. Why do that when you can get a nice Samsung Hi-Res screen? :)

Check it out, it is cool nonetheless, in the most geekery sort of way:

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7/29/2008

Paddle with your WiiMote

When I first saw this video, I was in awe. This single nerdiest thing was the single coolest thing I have seen in a while. How did they do that?

These guys attached the WiiMote control to an engine and controlled their canoe with the controls on the WiiMote. Is that cool or what? Nevermind that the whole idea of canoeing was the paddling and enjoying nature, these fellas took away the paddling out of canoeing and left “Enjoying nature” into the whole thing. Nice.

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7/24/2008

We are one step closer to sex simulator

Congratulations, with dangerous sexually transmitted diseases on the rise, sex may no longer be an activity enjoyed so wantonly. The answer to curb sexually transmitted disease is not to stop people from having sex like the Vaticans have been trying to do for centuries but with a sex simulator. Granted such gadgets are not available yet, a predecessor has been created. Say hello to Wii-Sex with Dark Room Sex. As sex simulators may not be as accepted, the Dark Room Sex has no visuals – hence the name dark room sex. But it is equipped with all sounds and mimics the action calls in bed. Nice…awkward, but interesting – if you’re into O.N.S.

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5/2/2008

Japanese Handmade Marble Maze

This is definitely a game that sparks the otaku in you. I understand otaku is used particularly in manga and anime but hey, if you’re crazy about something else it’s otaku too right?

Anyway you need to check out this handmade Japanese Marble Maze, it looks damn fun :P

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4/16/2008

Large screen handheld Tetris game

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This seems like something a baby born in the 80s would like. It’s a homage to those years where one game systems were cooler than sliced bread. Of course, now, you can just get a PSP or a DS and play multiple games from one hand held console but what’s the fun in that? The Tetris Gold game is $35 a pop.


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3/14/2008

Korg DS-10 makes your DS a kickass Synthesizer

The Korg DS-10 may sound like an alien from out of space but it’s really a software that turns your Nintendo DS into a synthesizer. Now.. this only makes the DS 100 times cooler than the PSP because not only does it please the gamer geeks, it appeases the music geeks too. Those long rides home can now be turned into a mini music production time if the gamer/musician got tired of Mario.

The Korg DS-10 is only available in Japan. The Korg costs 4,800 Yen, that’s about USD47. More info about the Korg:

- Two patchable dual-oscillator analog synth simulators: – Four-part drum machine that uses sounds created with the analog synth simulator – Six-track (analog synth x 2, drum machine x 4) /16-step sequencer – Delay, chorus and flanger sound effects available from the mixing board – Three note-entry modes: touch-control screen, keyboard screen, matrix screen – Real-time sound control mode via touch-control screen – Exchange sounds and songs and play multiple units simultaneously through a wireless communications link


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1/14/2008

Ironkey will self destruct if you try to snoop

Only if YOU are not the owner of the Ironkey that is. Say hello to the world’s impenetrable thumb drive for that important project you don’t want your colleague’s grubby hands on. The best part is if they do try to take the info inside with their grubby hands, your thumb drive will self destruct in all its 4 gig glory.

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Passwords can be hacked, but not the IronKey. It’s built to withstand attacks both virtual and physical. 10 incorrect password attempts, and the encryption chip self-destructs, making the contents of the flash drive totally unreadable. The contents of the drive are filled with epoxy, so if a hacker tries to physically access the chips, he’d more likely damage them instead. Even if he did get access to the memory chips, they’d be worthless without the encryption chip. Electron-shielded, even a scanning electron microscope can’t get inside.

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1/4/2008

1981 Atari Handheld – only two in the world

Geezus, there are ONLY two of these 1981 Atari Handheld Breakout Game prototype. My guess is that it was never out but the concept and prototype was laid on the table before the idea was scrapped off. If you’re a big breakout fan, you might want to bid your ass on one of the two. Bids currently are close to $400 so hurry up. Be one of the two individuals in the world to have the 1982 Atari Handheld Breakout Game!
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Ebay store.

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