Computing

The MacBook for Pirates

Soon to be quarantined after the nasty scabies epidemic, this MacBook for Pirates features a special Apple and crossbones logo design courtesy of Etsy user LastFuse (name thief that they be), selling their decal for only $2.50. If the parrot, hat and eye patch didn’t tip them off, this decal sure will. Link [via]

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Joystick Built Inside of NES Console

Even if my NES were still around, I doubt it would work. There’s something about sitting around in a dusty closet that doesn’t work well with the functioning hardware of gaming consoles. But don’t let it’s inability to work get you down. There are still plenty of possibilities. The NEStickle is a Sanwa joystick, including buttons, built right inside of ...

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LEGO Minifig Wants To Take A Chomp Out Of Your Apple MacBook

I sort of feel bad. The LEGO minifig trying to eat my MacBook is clearly starving. Why else would you attempt to eat a perfectly good electronic? On the other hand, I’d much prefer my MacBook not have any further bite marks, barring the original bite mark of the Apple logo. But no, I’ve had enough of this. My MacBook ...

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OpenOfficeMouse Has 18 Buttons; Likely Spawned By the Devil

I can barely deal with two buttons and a scroll-wheel without tying my fingers into knots. The OpenOfficeMouse is truly a monstrosity of a peripheral, featuring 18 programmable buttons. I never would have suspected that one day I could own a mouse only navigable with a detailed map of its buttons. Link [via]

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iPhone App Translates Baby’s Cry into English

What are babies known for? Mainly pooping and screaming. That’s just the nature of the early human life. And who can blame them? The only problem is that the screaming is almost impossible to decipher through the human year. To us, it’s all just screaming. But apparently there are at least five different types of cries and the Cry Translator ...

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Find Your Car Using Augmented Reality on the iPhone

So you’ve lost your car… again. How many times have you forgotten where you parked? It happens to the best of us, but everyday? Come on, you should probably go visit a neurologist or something. If he has trouble squeezing you in, here’s a nice back-up plan. The $.99 iPhone app Car Finder uses augmented reality to help you find ...

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OS Calculators Reaffirm the Fact That You Still Use a PC

…but don’t worry, they’re available in the Mac OSX flavor as well. These OS Calculators recreate the experience of using your OS’s stock calculator app, even when you’re away from your computer. A Mintpass designer recently showed off these OS Calculator concepts. Both models similarly clones its OS counterpart. These calculators will almost certainly never exist, but hey, worth checking ...

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Apple App Store Crosses the 100,000 Application Threshold

It’s barely been a year since the App Store opened its metaphorical doors and yet developers have not ceased to continue their plot to create an app for every damn problem or non-problem you might or might not be facing. 100,000 apps later and here we are. We have apps to help you look up Asian girls’ skirts, apps to ...

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iPhone Extortion Plot Takes Advantage of Jailbreaking

So you think you’re real smooth jailbreaking your iPhone, huh? Really pulled the wool over the eyes of Apple, you did. Dutch jailbreakers beware. A hacker from the Netherlands was recently able to conive a series of Dutch iPhone users into using his software to “jailbreak” their device. When the supposed jailbreak is complete and the phone is rebooted, users ...

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