Monthly Archives: February 2011

Honk! Anyone Home? ?Door Claxon? Combines Horn and Handle

Dieter Volkers’ Door Claxon is a beautifully clever combination of a doorknob and a doorbell. Or rather, a doorhorn. At first the Netherlands-based designer’s handle looks like little more than whimsy, but look again. First, it’s plain fun to have … Continue reading

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Tesla Death Ray is an addictive tower defense game

Last week I wrote about Xeno Defense and this week I found Tesla Death Ray, which is almost as addictive, but is clad in a somewhat different costume. It’s a tower defense game in which you have to zap your … Continue reading

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djtxt: Collaborative Grooveshark music playlists via SMS, Twitter and email

Fresh from the fragrant and bohemian confines of the New York 2011 Music Hack Day comes djtxt, a surprisingly awesome Web app that lets you collaborate on the perfect Grooveshark party music playlist. All you have to do is run … Continue reading

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Fisker Karma enters production on March 21st, our future shortly thereafter

It’s been a long road for the Karma to reach production, but now it finally has an end in sight: March 21st. That’s the date Fisker promises to start rolling its gorgeous PHEV off assembly lines, with deliveries to the … Continue reading

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HP’s Quad Edition dv6t and dv7t laptops now available, Radeon HD graphics and Core i7 CPUs in tow

First they leaked, then they became official, and now they’re at HP’s online store waiting for your name, address and credit card information. The new Pavilion dv6 and dv7 laptops borrow liberally from the higher-end Envy line’s aesthetics — not … Continue reading

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Choosing Between a laptop and an iPad: A guide

One of the big questions many consumers are faced with today is whether to purchase a laptop or an iPad. We hope to take some of the pressure off and help make that decision easier for you in this guide. … Continue reading

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3D-Print Yourself With Kinect

“Fabricate Yourself” is like a 3-D photo-booth. Using a Microsoft Kinect, anyone can hit a button and have a 3-D model of themselves printed right then. The project, headed by Karl Willis, removes the arcane intricacies of CAD software and … Continue reading

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Fade is Canabalt for llama lovers

This game had me at the intro. I usually don’t care for the intros many of these games have; I often tend to skip them, even if it sometimes means not understanding the game as well as I could. But … Continue reading

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Apple starts using WebKit2 in Mac OS X Lion Safari? Will iOS 5 be next?

Looks like Apple has finally shipped WebKit2 as part of Safari 5 in the recent Mac OS X Lion beta — so does that mean we can expect it in iOS 5 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad? Originally announced … Continue reading

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Fujitsu’s Stylistic Q550 Windows 7 tablet: orders kick off tomorrow starting at ?699

Expanding on some tidbits fleshed out last week, Fujitsu has dropped all the details on its Oak Trail-based Stylistic Q550 Windows 7 tablet here at CeBIT this week. Along with your choice of 30GB or 64GB SSDs, you’ll be able … Continue reading

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