The Drinkman is a hip flask which is designed to look like a Sony Walkman from the 1980′s, and it comes with a range of fake buttons and a cassette spindle graphic which makes it look like a real Walkman.
Nothing suggest/implies/screams ‘fake!’ better than a crummy technicolor backdrop on a nylon screen. This is barely high-tech but is awkward enough to merit some contrived measure of acclaim. If you haven’t figured out what it does, the StarScreen is a prop for your teleconferencing and Skype sessions–a ‘vivid’ background to lend an utterly false sense of where you’re at. Thus, have a white sand beach in place behind you rather than the dirty garage you actually live in. For example, of course.
I always love gadgets which have a dual purpose, and one creative young boy has found a great way to use his Nerf Big Bow to help remove a wobbly tooth. Makes you wonder why no one else had thought of this before. Watch the Nerf Big Bow combined with a short length of string remove the youngsters tooth it style.
In the annals of odd music, James Struthers’ latest single ranks…somewhere. Titled ‘You, Me, and Optimus Prime,’ the chill out track inspired a music video where a young man gets to enjoy outdoor escapades with the Autobot stalwart. It’s obvious Michael Bay had no input on this concept (there are zero explosions), but it’s unsure if Sam Witwicky (as played by Shia LaBeouf–spelling?) is comfortable with his best extra terrestrial giant robot friend hanging with someone else.
We have featured a number of funny videos featuring Apple’s voice activated virtual assistant, Siri, and now the guys from Rooster Teeth have created a new one called Siri: The Holiday Horror Movie.
Have a look at the video below, which shows a bunch of friends getting the new iPhone 4S for Christmas, although things don’t turn out as the friends hand expected with their new gift.
Yesterday we heard that Santa now had his own Google Voice number, where you could leave him a voice message, and now Google has released a new service for Santa which will let you send a customized video to your kids or friends.
You can see the video below, and it can be customized with personal details so you can send a customized cartoon message form Santa to anyone.
Depending on where you live you may or may not get any snow this Christmas, where I live all we have at the moment is rain, it looks like Google has decided that we should have snow everywhere and they have added a fun Easter egg to their search engine.
If you type ‘Let it Snow’ into Google you will end up for the search results for ‘Let it Snow’, and after a few seconds it will actually start to snow on the Google page you have landed on, have a look at the photo below.
It won’t be long before Santa is heading off to deliver Christmas presents to children all around the world, and Apple has released a new TV commercial which shows Santa using the iPhone 4S and Siri to plan his Christmas deliveries.
We wonder if Siri will be able to keep up with Santa, when he is asking it for directions to all those houses around the world, lets hope he doesn’t overload Siri’s servers.
Dutch airliner KLM have recently outed their latest bid to make flying a more adventurous experience. Rather than bother with a travel agent or go for those last-minute and utterly horrible airport ticket purchases, they now allow passengers to choose their seats thru a Facebook-powered app. There’s more to Meat & Seat than finding a surprise seatmate via Facebook though, as users can access Facebook profiles of other passengers to choose exactly who they want to sit next too. That’s pretty nice.
Get this: he was armed with two lightsabers. They might be able to deflect blaster shots, but pepper spray? Don’t count on it.
Nah, kidding. No pepper spray was used in the real incident over at Hillsboro, Portland, Oregon. According to local rag The Oregonian, a 33 year old man named David Allen Canterbury assaulted people with toy lightsabers at Toys R Us, prompting a 911 call. He then vacated the premises and tousled with the police, who wrestled him to the ground after their taser attempts were thwarted…by a guy with a couple of toy lightsabers.
A real fancy contraption has been doing the rounds lately. It’s the Periodic Table of Swearing, which is inspired by the real world periodic table, except this time it’s full of abbreviated swear words instead of elements. Want to guess what Fo stands for? Anyway, seen below is the Table in its latest incarnation. It used to be just a graphic, but now a design firm and the Table’s makers–Jon Link and Mick Bunnage–have turned it into an interactive gadgetron.
What really set apart the Battlefield franchise back when it first exploded was the fact that the multiplayer carnage took place in a real battlefield. Not just a big map, but tanks, airplanes, an assortment of role specific weaponry, and even the big guns on a warship. Fortunately, Battlefield 3 delivers on all fronts and does its diehard community proud. Sure, Call of Duty is real sweet and the long-running Counter Strike has a storied legacy. But when it comes to crazy ass antics involving machines, Battlefield is on a league of tis own.