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T-Mobile Unveils Tony Hawk Sidekick LX

T-Mobile has announced yet another themed Sidekick device. This time, skateboard legend Tony Hawk will be taking the reigns of the design team, creating a communications device that’s bound to please teenagers everywhere. Aside from the cool, blue graphics on the screen, the bottom of the device will have a grip-tape-like surface similar to that of a real skateboard. There’s ...

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Dual-boot Linux On Your PS3

Popular Mechanics has a must-read guide up for PS3 owners alike. If you’ve been interested in putting Linux on your Playstation 3 and need a little help getting things done, then this guide was made for you. You’ll end up replacing the hard drive and gaining the ability to dual-boot between Linux and the PS3 OS, allowing for open-source computing ...

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Floating Wireless Speaker Is Not A Flotation Device

Listening to music while relaxing in your swimming pool just got a whole lot easier. Neiman Marcus’ website is selling a floating wireless speaker for $150, which includes the base and one speaker. Any additional speakers would be an extra $100. The speakers are able to go up to 9-feet underwater for up to 30 minutes, just in case you ...

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Speak-er Says What You Won’t

Designer of the double-ended jar, Sherwood Forlee has come up with an artsy concept for a speaker. The “Speak-er” is a speech bubble speaker. Other than that, it really doesn’t have much going for it, aside from fitting in your comic-book themed room. Having two of these coming out of your monitor will make you feel like your monitor has ...

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Teddy Bear Backseat Driver

iXs Research Corporation unveiled the prototype robot teddy that provides spoken directions to the driver while making distracting gestures. It’d be cool if it did pelvic thrusts every time you came to your exit but no, this bear isn’t down to party. It’s got an alcohol detection sensor in its neck and will snitch on you in a moments notice. ...

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Get A BlinkM-Smart LED, Today

If you’re LED crazy, you won’t find a cooler LED anywhere else. The BlinkM-Smart LED is king over all other LEDs. It’s able to drastically change color and using BlinkM Sequencer, software that fuses a color picker with a drum machine, it can blink and fade in nearly any pattern. Make it flicker like a candle or flash like a ...

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Digital Pillow Keeps An Eye On Your Kid

I don’t know what Turkish designer Erdem Selek was thinking when creating this, but Big Brother must have been floating around in someone’s mind. What seems like an ordinary pillow is really a space-alien with a digital eye. It’s designed to let newborn mothers watch their children through a webcam when they’re sleeping. Some would argue it’s lovely, others would ...

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The “BeggingBot” Is The Worst Kind Of Hobo

Alexander Gurko went and turned an old, useless computer into a poverty-stricken jukebox. Using 3.75 and 2.5 inch floppy drive and a very old hard disk, the run-down PC chooses it’s own tunes. The Catch? “BeggingBot” plays some DJ Techno/House beats but if and only if you pay it via the CD-ROM tray. We’ve seen PCs playing music with their ...

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‘Real-Time’ 3D Image Rendering System

Japanese researchers have devised a prototype that renders 3D images by using pictures taken by 64 cameras placed on an 8 x 8 grid. The 3D display is comprised of a small assortment of shapes and colors. The images taken by the cameras look three-dimensional to the naked eye and researchers say it’s, “almost real time.” By taking 60 angled ...

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Laptop Desk Puts A Weird Look On Your Face

Laptops are a pain in the ass to relax with if you’re not sitting at a desk. Thankfully, there are alternatives to burning a hole in your crotch. FeDom is marketing a notebook desk with built-in 2.1 speakers as well as cooling fans. The desk is compatible with a bunch of operating systems, including those still stuck using Win98 SE. ...

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