Archive for April, 2011

Magpix IR-101 Midnight/Shot has Night Vision

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on April 3rd, 2011

This compact digital camera takes pictures in complete darkness as easily as it shoots full-color shots in daylight. That makes it the Cat of the camera world, stalking it’s prey just as easily at night. The 5 MP image sensor captures images at 2,560 x 1,920 pixel resolution and video at 640 x 480. There’s also 8X digital zoom.

The infrared sensor captures monochrome images in the dark from nine feet away and those night shots don’t use the flash, making sure your pictures won’t give you away and startle Bigfoot. Other features include a 3″ LCD and SD card slot (up to 8 GB), and a rechargeable lithium battery for up to 500 shots from a 5-hour charge.

Nintendo isn’t making a phone

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on April 3rd, 2011

You won’t be playing Super mario on a phone anytime soon. Nintendo has said that it isn’t planning to build a phone or license its games for third-party software platforms. They are going to focus on consoles and handhelds.

The high costs involved in cellular carrier partnerships are the main roadblock. That would affect the price of games. It just isn’t something Nintendo is looking at right now, but who knows? Maybe down the road, we will get a Nintendo phone. Just not now.

Lose weight with the Photo Frame Scale

Posted in Scales by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2011

Losing weight is hard. If only we had photos on our scales. That would help. Or maybe not. Either way the Photo Frame Scale will display pictures. Hopefully you can see them under all of your flab. But wait. There’s more.

They also threw in a clock and a thermometer. I guess they think that you are going to spend a lot of time on this scale. The scale takes your body weight in 100g steps (150kg maximum) and is available in white and pink colors. Just $27.

Remote Controlled “Tupperware Turret”

Posted in DIY by Reuben Drake on April 1st, 2011

Need a turret, but don’t exactly have the materials to armor it and make it tough? Well, just cram a PIC microcontroller, servo, IR receiver, and a sawed-off Airsoft gun into some Tupperware and you are good to go.

This “Tupperware Turret Airsoft Gun“ will deliver a Tupperware party like your mother has never seen. It makes a great non-lethal remote sentry device for your home. It comes from the mind of Chris over at PyroElectro.