Arts & Design

BenQ FP785+ LCD monitors add some culture

Monitor’s have never been known as the prettiest gadget on the planet, but BenQ is waking up to the fact that some people want some style in their screen. Some of the FP785+’s are being produced with prints by the Eastern artist Giuseppe Castiglione, which sounds like an Italian name to us, definitely not East-Asian. Italian or not, the prints ...

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Genius Navigator 380: VOIP phone, instant messager, oh yeah, it’s a mouse

Wait, you mouse only does what? It only move that cursor around your screen?! Not anymore. With the Genius Navigator 380, your mouse now works as a VOIP phone, an instant messaging device, not to mention the 1200dpi optical mouse part. All of these are rolled into its sweet clamshell design. Of course, if you have this multi-functional device, its ...

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Use your kitchen as a centerpiece

Here is a fine solution to free up some of the cramped living space in your house. This spherical kitchen-in-one “Sheer Kitchen” is one well designed piece of cookware. When closed, the sphere serves as a beautiful carbon fiber centerpiece with a built in mood setter, a soft glow lamp to help create an intimate feel (maybe a nice way ...

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Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta arriving this Friday

Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta, the next version of the end-all-be-all for digital photo editing and graphic design, has been announced to be released this Friday. Adobe has also stated that Photoshop will be the only version for which a CS3 beta will be released. Adobe Creative Suite 3 is the next version of the Creative Suite line (which was created ...

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Mud flap girl toilet handle…mmm, classsssy!

What man wouldn’t want to look down after evacuating his bladder to see the long legged Mud Flap girl, waiting for you to press down on her? Now truckers and Nascar fan’s alike can enjoy this pleasant piece of Americana to add to their bathroom decor. What’s the fun in having a normal flusher, anyway? Show your redneck spirit, even ...

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Tropical paradise on the steppe

By next Christmas Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, will be under a giant, permanent tent. Astana was not even the capital of Kazakhstan until 10 years ago, when President Nazarbayev decided to move it from Almaty. Astana, the new capital, is in the central steppes, where temperatures reach -30C in winter. The new tent will change all that. Covered in ...

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House-in-a-Box

Adam Kalkin has designed a unique and interesting house. The house itself is a rather ordinary two-story house, but what makes it interesting is that it’s completely surrounded by a large industrial shed. The shed was constructed around the house in 2001, and the interior was set up as an extended living space, with a variety of furniture, multiple levels, ...

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The perfect gamers case is created

Take a good look at that picture. Let it all soak in. Mmm yeah, that’s good. This homemade rack (which you too can create with enough time) has a DVD player, a cable box, a PS3, an XBox 360, a Wii, an XBox, and a TiVo shelved down its center. It even has a custom LED computer cooling fan on ...

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Meizu MusicCard: Sleek meets slim

Things are really starting to get exciting in the tech world, do you realize that? With the creation of the MusicCard, we will all now be able to own MP3 players, only slightly thicker then the average credit card and about the same length. The next step of electronic and personal identification is on it’s away. I can smell the ...

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Woodpixel is your DIY wall art

Maybe an interesting concept, or maybe just another overly-simplistic idea that no one but old school arcade fanboys will buy into. The entire premise of Woodpixel, the 100 x 100 square Scrabble-type board,is that you take 100 different cubes with different shapes of wood on each of the six sides and make your own 8-bit video game character to hang ...

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