Monthly Archives: March 2008

Geek Presents! Space Invaders Pillows

Space Invaders Pillows

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The 30th Anniversary of the classic arcade video game Space Invaders is in full swing, and now you will soon be able to get some nice pillows to go with those cool looking Space Invaders Bath Towels.

The pillows are colored black and decorated with pixel images of Space Invaders in a shade of drab yellow and drab gray. The measurements per pillow are 45cm (17.71in.) in length and 22cm (8.66in.) in width.

The Space Invaders Pillows can be pre-ordered from the NCSX shop. They will ship in mid-late June 2008 and the price is set to $29.90 each.

(Via GeekAlerts.)

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toast goes 9.0.2

Toast 9.0.2
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Resolves Blu-ray, TiVo A / V sync, PlayStation playback issues. You got toast? go get the update!”

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25years is enough of PC HELL-leaves Windows for Mac, finds ‘digital heaven’

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25-year PC vet dumps Microsoft’s Windows for Apple Mac, finds ‘digital heaven’

I was an avid fan of PCs for 25 years.
I was an ardent supporter of Microsoft Windows, even during the dark Me years…”

Another joins the “light” side!

(Via MacDailyNews.)

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Apple TV on your Mac!!!

Apple TV on Mac

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Ever wanted to run Apple TV on your Macintosh?
ATV4mac 1.4.3 lets you do just that–with a few limitations. It’s a Tiger-only, Intel-only release. You’ll need OS X 10.4.8 and higher and Leopard is a no-go at this time.

With it, you can run Apple TV take 2 as a Front-Row style Macintosh application, which can be a very nice thing if you plan on using a spare mac mini as an Apple TV replacement. Your mileage, as they say, will vary.

I can’t wait to try it!

(Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).)

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what time is it Mr. Roboto?

Vintage Tin Robot Concept Watch

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The Vintage Tin Robot Concept Watch is a joy to behold, featuring user-friendly functions despite looking more complicated than taking a car apart and putting it back together again. The left eye is the hour register, while the right eye features GMT indication. As for the nose region joint with the mouth region, you get seconds and retrograde minutes placements respectively. The Mr. Roboto watch is powered by automatic winding movement, boasting 25 jewels to get your bling factor up whenever you enter a swanky venue. You will be able to pick up the Mr. Roboto watch this September as long as you have at least $4,800 lying in your bank account.

(Via Ubergizmo.)

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Mobile Phone or iPod dropped in Water? Rice to the Rescue!

Dropped your Mobile Phone or iPod in Water? Rush to the Kitchen

What is the next step that you would take if your expensive mobile phone or iPod gets wet in the rain or your drop it in a wash basin?

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Such accidents are not very uncommon. Adam Curry once dropped his iPhone in the toilet. Venadium went for a swim while the iPod was still in his pocket. Leo Laporte did something similar to his cell phone. Virgo soaked his iPod when a bottle of Diet Coke fell over his trousers.

Since the warranty for most electronics does not cover water damage, what can you do to revive that wet gadget ? The answer is in your kitchen.

Power off the device (if it’s not off already) and try to completely cover the iPod or iPhone in a bowl of rice. Rice being a natural desiccant will help absorb the excess moisture. Let it try for at least 24 hours and DO NOT try to charge the device.

If your gadget has a removable battery, dry it separately to speed up the whole drying process.

This home-remedy is cheap and worth giving a try before you rush to the Apple store for a replacement.

Ernesto Londoño successfully managed to fix his wet BlackBerry phone after he left the device soaked overnight in a bowl of uncooked rice.

(Via Digital Inspiration.)

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Sweet USB Turntable!!

Vestax Guber CM-02 USB Turntable

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In this day of MP3s, turntables have been given a modern update to keep up with the times while retaining that aura from the past. The Vestax Guber CM-02 USB Turntable is drop dead gorgeous, allowing you to convert all your old favorites from vinyl into MP3 format if you haven’t yet done so already. There is something about the glossy iPod-white color that graces the CM-02 which makes it all the more desirable. Prices vary from $233 to $499 depending on which side of the pond you’re at, so do the smart thing and look it up online for the best deals.

(Via Ubergizmo.)

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Apple TV goes 2.0.1

Apple TV update 2.0.1

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Apple has updated the Apple TV software to version 2.0.1. This is the first update to the Apple TV since the game-changing Take 2 software was released. Generally, with these “point releases,” Apple doesn’t change many things (mostly bug fixes and such).

The only significant difference in the update is the implementation of Genres in the “My Movies” list.

(Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).)

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Microsoft brand in sharp decline

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Study sees Microsoft brand in sharp decline

Microsoft's brand power has been in sharp decline over the past four years, an indication the company is losing credibility and mindshare with U.S. business users, according to a recent study by market research firm CoreBrand.”

(Via Apple, Mac, iPod and iPhone News.)

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Photoshop Express – Free Online

Adobe Makes Photoshop Express Available Free Online

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Adobe releases a stripped-down, web-based version of its Photoshop imaging editing software. The public beta release of Photoshop Express will be available for users to test for free on Thursday, the company says.

(Via Wired News.)

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