• Watch The Royal Wedding In 3D?

    Posted by Natalie Sit on November 28th, 2010 View Comments

    If I was to make a list of events broadcasted in 3D, the list would be short and mostly sports. But wait, what about the upcoming wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William?

    With only 100 tickets reserved for the public for the ceremony in Westminster Abbey, there are going to be a lot of wishing they could see the magic in more than just pedestrian two television dimensions. The solution? Broadcasting the nuptials in 3D. And even better? Everyone gathers in pubs and cinemas for a mass viewing.

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  • Microsoft Anticipated People Would Unlock Phones…But Asks That You Don’t

    Posted by Mike Yawney on November 28th, 2010 View Comments

    Microsoft is quietly speaking out after an unlocker tool for the Windows Phone 7 made an appearance online. The tool allows users to easily run third party apps not available in Microsoft’s app store. Yet the company doesn’t seem to be too worried abut the hack.

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  • The Pole-Climbing Bike Lock

    Posted by DM Le Bray on November 27th, 2010 View Comments

    The better bike lock continues to vex both cyclists and engineers. No matter how much you lock down your bicycle, industrious thieves will find a way to to take your bike or at least part of it.

    While there is a design out there that lets you wrap your bike around a pole, German design firm Conrad has made a lock that climbs lamp posts to put your bike as far away from thieves as possible. The remote-controlled “lock” actually just rolls your bike up a pole. A video of the gadget in action (and under development) can be found after the break.

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  • Make Magazine Makes An Easter Egg

    Posted by Natalie Sit on November 27th, 2010 View Comments

    Easter eggs generally happen in the digital realm. It’s that hidden clip on the DVD or entering the Konami code on a website. But sometimes, easter eggs happen in real life.

    Make, a magazine about hacking technology, routinely produces really neat things to do with existing gadgets around the house. If you check out their magazine, they have projects that can interest anyone like ping pong launcher made of PVC pipe or laptop sleeve from an old sweater.

    So I’m really tickled pink that someone has found the five-year-old easter egg about Make magazine.

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  • Buy $400 Of Penny Arcade Merch And They Show Up At Your Door

    Posted by Natalie Sit on November 26th, 2010 View Comments

    You read that headline right. You can buy $400 worth of Fruit Fucker t-shirts or other Penny Arcade merchandise and Penny Arcade webcomic creators Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkin will show up at your door. This is like buying a ton of Justin Beiber MP3s and the Bieb himself shows up at your house.

    Now, there are catches. Krahulik and Holkin won’t be flying around the world to play delivery men.

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  • Video: High Speed Meets Slow For Awesomeness

    Posted by DM Le Bray on November 26th, 2010 View Comments
    Trust me, this looks so much cooler in video.

    Trust me, this looks so much cooler in video.

    Slow motion brings us some of the coolest video on the web. From cupcake cannons to smashing random objects to exploding watermelons, there’s something about using technology to slow down our world. It’s kinda like time travel without the cool car.

    So today we bring you the stunning cross between high and slow speed. The video after the break was made by filming a train platform in slow motion (using a high speed camera) from a high speed train. The result is detail-rich vignette that could only be made better with a shootout or kung-fu battle.

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  • The Hard Drive Of The Future Is The Delorean

    Posted by DM Le Bray on November 26th, 2010 View Comments

    When Marty McFly accidentally jumped to the past from 1985 while racing from Libyan terrorists (naturally), the idea of a small box that could hold 500GB of data was unheard of. What would have really blown his mind is that such a wacky machine would fit within a 1:18 scale version of the very time-travelling Delorean he was driving!

    Perhaps we don’t really care what Michael J. Fox’s character would have thought. What’s more important now is what we think of how cool it would be to have a highly detailed replica time machine hard drive. Flash Rods, the makers of storage devices shaped like vehicles, says the engineering for this fancy drive took four years to produce the results you see today.

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  • Windows Phone 7 Unlocker Released

    Posted by Mike Yawney on November 25th, 2010 View Comments

    Good news for those who want to run third party apps on your Windows Phone 7. A new unlocking tool has hit the web.

    The website which hosts the application says it “allows the sideloading of experimental applications that would otherwise can’t be published to the Marketplace, such as those which access private or native APIs.”

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  • Wii 2 Still Years Away?

    Posted by Mike Yawney on November 25th, 2010 View Comments

    Sales of Nintendo’s Wii have hit an all time low, but don’t go thinking the Big N will be announcing a follow-up just yet. In fact during a recent interview with Kotaku, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime claimed the company is still years away from releasing a new console.

    “As we sit here today we’re saying the Wii has many, many more units to sell,” Fils-Aime said. “After we’ve reached an installed base of 45 million here in the U.S., we can have a conversation about the next generation.”

    Nintendo is still about 15 million shy of reaching that goal. Considering only 2.5 million consoles have sold so far this year compared to the whopping 9.5 million last year, it makes you wonder when if ever Nintendo will reach the milestone.

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  • Buy Yourself A Portal Gun, Portals Not Guaranteed

    Posted by Natalie Sit on November 25th, 2010 View Comments

    Start practicing your portal shooting sounds because you could be the owner of a Portal gun. Okay, not a real portal gun, but realistic enough to worry your friends if you point it at them.

    The gun will be auctioned off at Penny Arcade’s Annual Child’s Play Dinner Auction. This is one event organized by the webcomic to raise funds to buy games and toys for kids in hospitals while allowing gamers to dress in their fanciest duds.

    Harrison Krix, who built the first Portal gun, has graciously built a second gun to help the charity. Check the link to Krix’s blog at the end of this story to see how much care he put into making the replica. It’s awe inspiring.

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