Sony scandal: 150 years of secrets and guilt

This is a screenshot taken from TVB, a Hong Kong TV station. While broadcasting a movie staged in China 150 years ago (the Qing Dynasty), a small translation malfunction occurred. TVB was trying to translate the name “Suoni” into English, and they ended up with “Sony is guilty”. Well, we can�t deny the fact that Sony has been hurting our ...

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Greenlight means go: USB controlled Traffic Light performance monitor

This project from Imagitronics shows what can be done with a little bit of DIY ingenuity and a few pieces of government owned and hijacked traffic gear. Using a simple Mac app, this USB-controlled traffic light monitor is programmed to change color depending on the number of programs running, and more importantly, which programs were running. Based on the fact ...

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Transformers: The Cake

Only so many men are manly enough to put in this much time into a baked good. The Optimus Prime Transformers cake was painstakingly detailed over a period of 26 hours, 4 for the planning, and 22 for the baking and icing. With a total cost of supplies equaling about $85, if you don’t include the mental anguish, the Optimus ...

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TASER XREP helps electrocute us wirelessly

Just wait until the boys over at Jackass get their hands on this. TASER has developed a new weapon to add to their arsenal of non-lethal defense. The new Extended Range Electronic Projectile (XREP) is made to launch through a 12-gauge shotgun, and is the first TASER device to be completely wireless. The XREP is a electrically-charged shell that can ...

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Space Diving: The 2500 MPH extreme sport

You and your chicken shit sky diving just got a new competitor as most extreme of the extreme sports. By 2009, we might see Space Diving added to the X-Games line of competitive extremities. It is currently in the works for a huge 120,000 ft free fall from the outer limits of the Earth’s atmosphere. Eventually researchers hope to reach ...

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New iPhone Video clears up some details on the keyboard

Apple has gone ahead and released a video detailing the use of the iPhone keyboard, and many of you might be disappointed by the previews the video offers. The preview vid is more of a demonstration of the iPhone’s rarely seen magnification feature, which will aid in the cursor position and editing of already input type. Many people might be ...

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Umm, yeah, your parking meter called, it needs more moneyz

We really hate worrying about parking meters when we go to urban areas. 45 minutes has a way of speeding through time when you actually aren’t paying attention. Some parking meters being tested for use in Canada will actually call your phone when you need to add some more money to your meter. If you want, you can even send ...

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Liveboard lets you know the score

Baseball fans are going to flip over this. Liveboard is a mini-score board which connects to the internet via your connection and updates with the latest baseball scores for your favorite MLB teams. Using a simple LED display, that requires no tech knowledge to read, the Liveboard displays the current status of any MLB game, including base position, score, and ...

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SolidAlliance USB Hub Toy resembles an engine

So, you just got your very own V8-themed PC case, but what in the world to add to it now? SolidAlliance presents its USB 2.0 Hub Toy, which includes 3 ports, is based on the design of a motorbike engine and even makes realistic engine sounds. Something like this is great for people who love modding their comp out to ...

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