DIY: Guitar Hero 2 Xbox 360 X-Plorer Mod

DIY: Guitar Hero 2 Xbox 360 X-Plorer Mod

Hundreds of thousands of you are breakin’ out the Guitar Hero on your Xbox 360 now (we know, because the guitars are hard as hell to find), so we thought this mod could be of some use. We don’t personally find the fret buttons to be too loose, but if…

YouTube Pay for Play Could Trigger Revolution

YouTube Pay for Play Could Trigger Revolution

YouTube will start paying some “select” uploaders, doling out wads of hard cash to video makers with ongoing series that have proven to be popular with viewers. YouTube’s mentioned this idea before, and is still not saying when the largess of its parent company Google will start billowing out, but…

Wii Zelda Shield and Sword Accessory

Wii Zelda Shield and Sword Accessory

Although we finished the Zelda Twilight Princess game for the Wii back in November, we’re kind of regretting the fact that we didn’t wait until this Zelda Sword & Shield accessory was out before playing. By slipping the Wiimote into the sword and Nunchuck into the shield, the realism level…

One Day Every Gadget Will Be A Unique Snowflake

One Day Every Gadget Will Be A Unique Snowflake

RCA began selling the Gem line of MP3 players, including the Opal. Creative introduced its Zen Stone. And today Acer brings us the Gemstone. Earthly naming conventions are nothing new, from the PEBL to the i-Stones, gadget makers have long tried to portray their wares as organic, natural forms instead…

OS X Leopard’s Multiple Dashboard Features

OS X Leopard’s Multiple Dashboard Features

Although this new patent by Apple may not make it into Leopard, it probably means we’re going to get some new Dashboard features sometime in the near future. If you can remember back to last year’s WWDC, where the multi-desktop “Spaces” feature was demoed, you won’t be that surprised when…

Warm Sewage Keeps Bottoms Toasty on Concrete Bench

Warm Sewage Keeps Bottoms Toasty on Concrete Bench

Unlike the Turd Twister and Bathroom Louie, this fecal idea is pretty useful. A Quebec design student has created a concrete bench that heats by pumping water heated by warm sewage through the bench. In Montreal the sewer temperature stays at a toasty 60 degrees Fahrenheit most of the year….

Funny Tivo Ads Feature Antenna as Phallus

Funny Tivo Ads Feature Antenna as Phallus

The new “TiVo Gets Me” ads, part of their $15 million dollar campaign, are good. They’d be smug and impotent as any squeeky clean gadget ad, if it weren’t for the slip of college humor into each of these two clips. First, Mr. Baseball, a TiVo fan as visually distinguished…

Night Vision Webcam is Asking for Trouble

Night Vision Webcam is Asking for Trouble

I’m sure there’s a non-perverted reason to own a night-vision webcam, but I have no idea what it is. Anyone? No? That’s what I thought. So if your girlfriend said no when you asked if she’d be into taping your pale, awkward lovemaking, just get one of these and do…

Microsoft Touchscreen DigiDesk: All Work, No Play

Microsoft Touchscreen DigiDesk: All Work, No Play

It’ll be a long time before anything like this makes it into the mainstream, but Microsoft’s DigiDesk concept is a geek’s dream come true. It’s basically a giant laptop with two touch-sensitive panes. You can re-size windows, scan documents and even perform voice searches with just a few taps of…

Finally, An iPod Dock in a Piano

Finally, An iPod Dock in a Piano

I’ve been waiting to buy a piano for years, but something’s always been missing. Sure, they’re timeless, classy instruments, but I require some tacky fad to be attached to anything I own. Something like an”¦ iPod dock? Perfect! The horribly named iQ is a piano with an iPod dock that…

Microsoft and Yahoo Shopping for Rings (Again)

Microsoft and Yahoo Shopping for Rings (Again)

The Wall Street Journal says that Microsoft and Yahoo are back to talking about a merger, after a serious flirtation a year ago. Seems the Goog has grown stronger of late (something to do with utter dominance of online advertising, coupled with new and promising consumer software apps) and one…

LawnBott Remote-Controlled Mower for Lazy Gardeners

LawnBott Remote-Controlled Mower for Lazy Gardeners

The LawnBott may look like Arnold Schwarznegger’s cycling helmet, but it’s actually a cordless, remote-controlled lawnmower with a flat blade that mulches the grass as it cuts it. Charge it up on its docking station and it will go for 4 hours”or 33,000 square feet”on one single charge. It’s apparently…

Masterful Halo 3 Xbox 360 on eBay Australia

Masterful Halo 3 Xbox 360 on eBay Australia

When you try and pull out the required TENS OF THOUSANDS (last look this had just broken $20,000), you can tell your S.O. it is for charity. Sick kids need your years salary! It really is an awesome piece of work. Airbrushed Halo 3 art, signed by the team at…

PMA 07: Paper and the web really don’t get along

PMA 07: Paper and the web really don’t get along

A lot of the show has some spectacular paper on display. 100% cottons, watercolours, silver film, lightbox film, canvas. All for use in inkjets with standard inkjet ink (read: don’t go messing around with shitty 3rd-party inks here ” use the real stuff and you’ll get what you paid for)….

PMA 07: Printer paper for your glow in the dark lust

PMA 07: Printer paper for your glow in the dark lust

These tricky folks have made some specially layered papers that take you back to your childhood bedroom, delivering glow in the dark goodness that’s ready for your inkjet printer. Dubbed Moonglow, the range has five colour options so you can make the starfield of your dreams (hell, just cut it…

HD DVD “The Code” Shirt

HD DVD “The Code” Shirt

The folks at Nerdy Shirts have taken the spectacle that is HD DVD on Digg and turned it into a shirt. Yes, you too can be reminded day after day (if you never change your shirts) of the code that launched a thousand stories. Have your fun now, because in…

CeBIT: Girls in spa with condoms… for your phone

CeBIT: Girls in spa with condoms… for your phone

So here are those girls in the spa I mentioned earlier. They were showing off some new mobile phone protective covers called ‘Skins’… basically, large condoms you wrap your phone in before hitting the water, or mud, or jelly. Y’know, whatever. Another photo follows the drop, showing a small number…

CeBIT: Google just spruiking ad services

CeBIT: Google just spruiking ad services

We checked in on the Google stand, which was little more than signs, a bunch of laptops, and some reps. What does an online company show off at a trade show anyway? They were really there selling both sides of their ad business ” AdWords and AdSense. Riveting stuff. Across…

Incorruptable Editor Resigns from PC World (US)

PC World’s US Editor in Chief, Harry McCracken, has resigned. The reason he resigned ” the company’s CEO killing a story entitled “Ten Things We Hate About Apple” ” shows how the magazine’s editorial is fighting hard to keep its integrity, and that McCracken’s departure shows that he’s not going…

Cybersex Has Never Been So Cute

Cybersex Has Never Been So Cute

The Happy-Kid webcam, from the fine folks at Brando is definitely happy. It bends around to attach to the top of your monitor in a variety of happy poses. It is ironic that such a cheerful and happy webcam is used to film you and your sick and disgusting Web…

The Ultimate DS Lite Zelda Mod

The Ultimate DS Lite Zelda Mod

Our buddy Ramon (who if you remember, created the ultimate Legend of Zelda Wii mod ) has done it again. This time he’s taken an otherwise plain-Jane Nintendo DSLite and turned it into a Legend of Zelda masterpiece that Miyamoto would be proud to use himself on the train to…

Sizemodo: Creative Zen Stone vs. Apple iPod Shuffle

Sizemodo: Creative Zen Stone vs. Apple iPod Shuffle

Creative’s thrown down the rocks with their iPod shuffle competitor, the Zen Stone. The 1GB Stone is $US39 compared with the shuffle’s $79, but how does it compare on size? After all, every millimeter counts when you’re competing for who’s smaller. Well, it looks like Apple’s still got the upper…

Firebell Clock is Loud, Brings Back Bad Memories

Firebell Clock is Loud, Brings Back Bad Memories

Our clock fetish is becoming a daily occurrence and today is no different. The firebell alarm clock would be sure to jolt even the heaviest sleepers awake with an ear-shattering ring. This $16 is so loud it will supposedly scare the hell out of you, therefore increasing your heart rate…

Low End Theory: Geekercise

Low End Theory: Geekercise

By Brendan I. Koerner Ah, springtime, when our thoughts turn to lust”and, by extension, we get a wee bit self-conscious ’bout how our physiques are more Dom DeLuise than Ben Wallace. Unfortunately, spending countless hours transfixed by LCDs and the data contained thereon has a demonstrably deleterious effect on one’s…

LG Jumps into GPS with Pricey Handheld

LG Jumps into GPS with Pricey Handheld

LG seems to be all over the place nowadays, and pretty soon they’ll be inside your car, too. The LN740, LN735, and LN730 mark the company’s first GPS systems. The top of the line LN740 ($US450) will feature a 10cm screen along with a 90-day trial of Traffic.com (which reports…

Nokia’s New Entry-level Phone is also its Thinnest

Nokia’s New Entry-level Phone is also its Thinnest

Dubbed the Barracuda, Nokia’s new 2630 phone is the company’s thinnest phone to date, measuring in at approximately 1cm thick. The entry-level phone also comes with Bluetooth, a built-in camera and all your basic media features (including an FM radio and MP3 ringtones). Its sibling, the 2760, ups the stakes…