Archive for the ‘Fun & Games’ Category
Sunday, December 6th, 2009
“We Are Happy To Serve You” — Ceramic Cup
I’ve been using this cup for the past week and it puts a smile on my face each time I use it. If you have ever been to NYC you know exactly what this cup is about. If not, you can read up about it here. It’s considered the world’s most famous paper cup and it’s now been replicated in ceramic complete with details you’d see in the paper cup version (seam and lip overlay). Not much else to say about it other than it holds 10 ounces of liquid, is manufactured of lead-free earthenware and is microwave and dishwasher safe. A single cup retails for about $12.
– AMAZON.com - “We are Happy to Serve You” Ceramic Cup…
Wednesday, February 14th, 2007
Google Changing Name To Googe?
Is the stem of the strawberry suppose to be the missing “l”? Happy Valentines Day.
Thursday, November 10th, 2005
DXG-506V – Tapeless Camcorder / Digital Camera / MP3 Player
I usually try to avoid posting about
garbagethese types of gadgets (this one is being filed under “Fun & Games”), but I’m making an exception. I have a couple buddies that swear by their Casio Exilim EXZ50 digital camera, which they also claim is a good digital camcorder — I cringe everytime I hear that, I come from the camp that a camcorder is a high-quality 3CCD device. But I know technology is getting better and most people want convenience rather than quality, so for them, here is a very plasticy, inexpensive device that you can use to capture those special moments with, or, at the very least, you can give to your kids/teens to thrash. The DXG-305V, sold over 160,000 units since February and that version was a 3.3 megapixel camera… so people are buying these things. The new DXG-506 uses MPEG-4 video compression technology for the “camcorder” part and offers high-resolution 5.1-megapixel digital still photos. The best part is that is the DXG-506 will be in the $170 range… or you can get the 3.3 megapixel DXG-305 on sale at Amazon for around $99 — good stocking stuffer.
P.S. And no… it won’t work with Final Cut Pro or iMovie.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
20Q: Knows What You Are Thinking!
So I take it the 20 Questions algorithm isn’t that complicated since Robin Burgener, the inventor of computerized version of 20Q began working on 20Q in 1988, with the game running on a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk. Now, it’s available in a pocket version by Radica ($15) and online (FREE). So you wanna know how it works, eh? Well, a human brain has about one hundred trillion (100,000,000,000,000) synaptic connections. The 20Q.net online version has about ten million (10,000,000), and the pocket version has about two hundred and fifty thousand (250,000). The game uses the neural-network to choose the next question as well as deciding what to guess. The best part about the online version is that it learns! It successfully figured out a Baby Stroller in 30 questions and a Mirror in 18! If you have some spare time, grab your colleagues and play the Q20 online — it’s almost as cool as the Shocking Roulette.
Friday, September 30th, 2005
Tired of modifying your mouse or trackball for use as the controller for Marble Madness? Now you can enjoy the game (or Golden Tee Golf, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, Centipede, Space Invaders) the way it was meant to be played. The folks over at X-Arcade have released the X-Arcade Trackball. It’s built with the same industrial-grade arcade materials as arcade machines you spent hundreds of dollars on at the local bowling alley back in the 80′s. The bundle includes an authentic arcade trackball mouse that works on a PC or Mac with any existing mouse-based game and includes 12 classic arcade games.
The X-Arcade Trackball, will be available sometime in November for $99.95.
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