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8-bit Super Mario Mushroom PC Case

April 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Etsy user 8BitBuilder created this handmade Super Mario Mushroom PC case. It is available as a custom order for the low, low price of $1600. It takes up to a month to complete and includes PC setup, Windows installation , and driver setup. You can also buy the case by itself.

Product Page ($1600 USD via Nerd Approved)

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The Real Sonic Screwdriver [VID]

April 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Scientists at the University of Dundee in the UK have created a real sonic screwdriver. The device uses ultrasound waves to turn objects. The device confirms a fundamental physics theory and offers a new level of control over ultrasound beams. The beam is shaped like a a double helix and is used to exert torque on an object.

(via The Mary Sue)

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G-Male and Siri: A Love Story [VID]

April 16, 2012 Leave a comment
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How Your iPad is Made [VID]

April 13, 2012 Leave a comment

A behind the scenes look of Foxconn, the factory in China where iPads are made. The same place where workers have attempted, sometimes succeeded, suicide. Workers start out at $14 a DAY. After a couple years their salary doubles. Despite the boring work and low pay, over 240,000 people work there with hundreds of applicants a day. Still, some workers have said “it’s not really that bad”.

(via CubicleBot)

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Pebble E-Paper Smartwatch [VID]

April 12, 2012 Leave a comment

The Pebble watch is a smartwatch that links with your phone. It has a 144×168 black and white e-paper display and works with iOS and Android phones. The watch connects via Bluetooth and notifies the wearer of caller ID, email, calendar alerts, social networking messages and music.  The Pebble watch is being funded through Kickstarter. It has already surpassed its initial goal of $100,000 by raising almost $1.5 million. A pledge of $115 will get you your very own Pebble watch. The watch will be shipped in September with a retail prices of $150.

Kickstarter (via Technabob)

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Tardis Trash Can

April 11, 2012 1 comment

I know the title may be ridiculously vague so let me explain, this is a Tardis trash can. Every “Doctor Who” fan should want- nay, own one.

 

 

Did I mention that it makes noises and lights up when you open and close it? Seriously, why are you guys still here? Buy this! Now! Sure it’s $63 dollars, but on the plus side if you’re British then it’s only about 40 pounds! (Pounds as in the currency… I don’t have the pound symbol…)

 

via nerdapproved

 

 

Commodore Founder, Jack Tramiel, Dies

April 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore, died today.  Tramiel, the antithesis of Steve Jobs, believed that computers should be utilitarian and cheap. Thanks to the success of the Commodore 64 also bought Atari, Job’s first employer. Tramiel was described as a nice man. He was 83 years old.

(via Gizmodo)