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iPod Shuffle and Apple Remote Smashed Into One Device

An ingenious DIYer noticed that the second generation iPod Shuffle and the Apple Remote have a similar shape. So similar that the two devices could be merged together with some crafty electronic finagling. When headphones are connected to the Shuffle / Remote mash-up device, the gadget works as the music player. Without headphones, the device carries the features of an ...

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Radio Radio and Woof Woofer, All Controlled By the Remote Remote

The alphabet is so much fun. People love playing around with typography and lettering almost as I love “playing with my dinghy.” And by “playing with my dinghy,” I mean “flogging the walrus.” And by “flogging the walrus” I mean “spanking the monkey.” And by “spanking the monkey” I mean masturabation. And how do I pleasure myself, you are almost ...

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Vizio TVs To Come With Web Apps

Normally, when you think of Vizio, you think of decent plasma and LCD television sets that cost about half the price of a Sony BRAVIA. Now there’s even more incentive to run out and buy a Vizio: web apps. The company announced that it’ll be bringing Facebook, Twitter and plenty of others to its new line of Vizio XVT HDTVs. ...

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Trigger Fireworks With Your Cellphone

While the 4th of July is a long ways off and the dead of winter is reaching for our feet, fireworks will always remain fun. A total blast, if you will (pardon the pun). The problem with fireworks, though, is that you can easily take your finger off when lighting them. Using this method, you can rig an old or ...

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Miccus BluBridge for iPod

OK, so take two parts awesome, one part iPod, add in a little bit of Bluetooth wireless connectivity and shake hard, very hard. The end result? The Miccus BluBridge for iPod. Just plug a small connector into your iPod and boom; you’re a streaming master, broadcasting tunes to any BluBridge audio setup. Did I mention the 330 foot range? That ...

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Lock ‘Em Out With Text Messaging

If someone ever stole my car, I’d wish for a feature that would allow me to cause my car to blow up via text message. That’s kind of the idea behind Lenovo’s latest notebook feature: Lenovo Constant Secure Remote Disable Feature. Important data on your computer that you can’t have falling into the wrong hands? A porn library you can’t ...

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Next Generation Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

Here’s a new take on the classic Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots toy everyone remembers from when they were young. Tamiyas Robocraft boxing robots are very much like the classic game, except you build the bots yourself. Sure, they might not look like “Bolt Crusher Bob” and “Gear Grinder Greg” but they’re just as fun. Each robot operates on a ...

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Internet-controled Halloween Lights

Ready to party like it’s 1998 again? Damn straight. Check out Alek Komarnitsky’s Halloween light expose above. Very nice and elaborate, no? Alek took the awesomeness one step further by rigging the electronics of his light show up with X10, which is a protocol used to control home automation systems and lights. If that didn’t sound good, what if I ...

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TunesRemote: An Android Remote For DACP Devices

While I can’t delve into a lot of the specifics of the G1 and how well it works, etc., I gotta say that Jeff Sharkey’s TunesRemote is probably the best app out there for an Android-enabled phone. After winning $275,000 in the Android Developer Challenge, Jeff went and reverse engineered the iPhone app that lets you control iTunes. Now he’s ...

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DIY: Your Own Personlized Wii Sensor Bar

That Nintendo Wii sensor bar isn’t what it’s all cracked up to be. Alan Parekh explains it’s simplicity by exposing it’s composition of just a few IR LEDs. Then, he manages to turn an ordinary TV remote control into a working Wii sensor bar. All it requires is a few holes drilled in that old remote of yours. And if ...

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