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Custom mug from your twitter profile pics

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on August 10th, 2010

If you are really addicted to Twitter, this is the mug for you. It won’t tweet or anything, but it will allow you to show off your inner geek, while showing off all the people you follow on Twitter.

So what if it doesn’t tweet. Neither does your current mug. You can make your own Twitter Mug over at CrowdedInk. Just enter your Twitter username and pay $15 bucks. Not bad right?

Laser Tripwire takes your Photo, uploads it to Twitter

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on August 7th, 2010

Do you have a bunch of people sneaking around that you want to not only catch, but expose to the world? If so, then this laser tripwire project is worth a try. You have to hook up a laser pointer, a photoresistor, and a webcam all together, and voila, you have a laser tripwire that will capture a photo of the intruder and upload a link to the photo on Twitter.

Think of it as a basic home security system. In fact it would be great if more security systems used this while the home-owner is away. The cops and Twitter would have a picture of any perks who break in.

Yaratta bear reads your tweets, looks cute

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2010

Reading through your Twitter feed is easy enough. You really shouldn’t need any help unless you follow 5000 people. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make it more fun.

This colorful little teddy bear is Yaratta and when you use an iPhone app it accesses your Twitter account and reads out the Tweets for you. All while looking cute. Twitter fans can even hook him up in their car where he will tweet for you.

Sony makes Tweeting device for cats

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2010

If any animal’s language and lifestyle is suited to Twitter, it’s cats. I don’t know of any animal that speaks short sentences like a cat. And no matter what they say, it usually sounds like the same thing. They don’t do much either. Well, now Sony Computer Science Laboratories has created a device that detects your cats’ activities and Tweets them.

Using just a camera, an acceleration sensor, and GPS, it keeps track of your cats movements and will track basic activities like eating, sleeping, walking, and playing with other cats. Once it determines the activity, it will send one of 11 set text messages via bluetooth to a computer and post it to the cat’s Twitter feed.

Tweet Sleeve lets you wear your “mood”

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

Wearable technology and social networking is just getting started. The other day we told you about Ping, the hoodie designed to keep your Facebook profile updated. Today we have the Tweet Sleeve.

It was designed by Vanessa Sorenson and visually displays the moods of your twitter stream on your sweatshirt. The Tweet Sleeve tracks your mood and emotions by scanning your tweets, lighting up LEDs on the sleeve display.

Twitwee Clock combines tweets with a Cuckoo clock

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on April 22nd, 2010

We’ve seen quite a few cuckoo clocks over the years, but nothing like this twitter clock. It’s called the Twitwee Clock, built by Haroon Baig. It uses an Arduino and an LCD to display incoming tweets, along with an old fashioned mechanical cuckoo to notify you of the Tweets.

If you get a ton of tweets, that could get annoying very fast. Sadly there are no plans for building your own, but if you are the industrious sort, you can probably find a way.

Twettle: A Tweeting Kettle

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on April 5th, 2010

We’ve seen our share of devices modified to use Twitter, so we’re always on the lookout to see what will happen next. Home appliances are just begging for a Twitter makeover, like this Twittering kettle, or Twettle.

Twettle can connect to your home Wi-Fi and has a small display, so you can enter the network password and Twitter details. Twettle also sports an API (application programming interface), allowing you to tweak it and add functionality if you want to get more out of it. You can set Twettle to actiate via a Twitter Direct Message, or have it boil at a lower temperature. Whatever you want.

Twitter-enabled LED table

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on February 27th, 2010

Looks like a Lite-Brite table, but it is so much more. Instead of the usual, controlling a device via Twitter, or just displaying and reading tweets out loud, this LED does something different. It uses the tweeting masses to generate patterns of light on the table in an artistic way.

This is accomplished by using a hashtag and a specific format for entering colors and coordinates, which first are sent to a MacBook Pro and then transmitted to the table over Bluetooth. There’s even a live USTREAM feed that lets you see the results of your tweet.

Puppy Tweets turns your dog into a Twitter hound

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2010

Puppy Tweets is a new “toy” from Mattel. Don’t worry, it’s not the dog above whose lack of face is disturbing. It’s a device that attaches to your dog’s collar and monitor’s his or her physical activity all day long. When it detects new activity, or no activity at all, it will send out a tweet from your dog’s Twitter account about what the he/she is up.

This way you will know what your pooch is up to all day long. It’s available in pink or blue. The collar device runs on a wi-fi connection, and a USB receiver needs to be plugged in, and your computer turned on for the device to send out tweets.

Rambler shoes Tweet with each step

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on January 26th, 2010

Twitter has taken over the world. There’s no denying it. It’s everywhere. Built into everything. Your mother does it. Your grandmother just learned how to do it. And now, its in shoes, as long as your shoes are these Ramblers. These custom shoes tweet with every step you take.

Yes, it’s useless but that’s the whole idea. I guess it’s a commentary on Twitter, or how you should get out more or something. Whatever. Shoes that tweet are okay with us as long as people don’t go retweeting every step.

Twitter: Follow Me Stockings

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2010

Do you have sexy legs? Are you a Twitter addict? If you answered yes on both counts, then you can now show off your Twitter addiction by wearing these Follow me stockings. And with legs like that, yes… Yes I will follow you. At least until you turn around, scream “stalker” and kick me in the nads.

These white thigh high stockings feature a black “Follow Me Tatttoo”. They tell the world that you want more followers. Just don’t be surprised when guys actually start following you. One pair will cost you $23 on Etsy.

Tweettree changes color with your tweets

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on December 23rd, 2009

Your Christmas tree may have all of the coolest ornaments on it, tinsel, and flashing lights, but does it do Twitter? This one does. The Tweettree will change its color based on your tweets.

Just tweet @tweet_tree with the colors of your choice. hat’s when the magic happens. The Tweettree is perfect for the Twitter addict this Christmas. It even comes complete with a small embedded server inside that connects it to Twitter. Pretty tweet. I mean sweet.

Zune HD Twitter app won’t let you swear

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on December 17th, 2009

Zune HD Twitter app arrives tomorrowSo you have yourself a Zune HD and you’ve downloaded your new Twitter app. You’re looking forward to some sweet HD tweet time. But wait. How come that guy you just called a ^$%bag didn’t get called an %$%bag? That ain’t right.

In a sad turn of events, this app censors bad words. Hey if you want to tweet swear words all day it’s your god given right ya ***head. Besides, if those who follow you on Twitter don’t have a problem with it, who cares? Nice move Microsoft.

Zune HD Twitter app arrives tomorrow

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2009

Zune HD Twitter app arrives tomorrowSoon you’ll be tweeting and retweeting in glorious HD thanks to Microsoft, who is planning to release a Twitter app for the Zune HD personal media player. The free app will be available tomorrow morning at 9 AM sharp, downloadable via the Zune software on a PC or over a wireless connection.

So at 9 AM you can expect a million tweets of “Got my Zune HD Twitter App…” which will lead to the fail whale, casting darkness over the land of tweet.

Nokia adds Twitter to messaging app

Posted in twitter by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2009

Nokia adds Twitter to messaging appHere’s some welcome news for all of you Nokia users who like to use Twitter. Looks like Nokia Messaging for Social Networks Beta can now interact with Twitter with this latest update.

The application also has some new Facebook features that lets users upload photos and videos, view upcoming events, search for friends, click-to-call and other stuff. The updated version is for Nokia’s S60 5th edition phones, which include the N97, N97 mini and 5800.