PSY’s Gangnam Style has taken over the world. It’s currently the third most-viewed video ever on YouTube and it has spawned countless memes and video parodies to date. And wouldn’t you know? Fueling the craze even further is the fact that PSY now has a USB drive designed and fashioned to his image.
I think it’s safe to say that his viral hit has just taken him on a whole, new level. How many other artists can say that some folks made a flash drive that looked like them after just one huge hit? I’d say only a handful of them could.
They can’t dance and they can’t sing, but they certainly capture the true look and essence of PSY. At least, in my opinion.
These flash drives are available from USBGeek in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities. The drives are priced from $17 to $35, depending on the capacity you get.
Not much is going to make us excited about the BlackBerry world until RIM's latest devices actually ship, but today's announcement from Thorsten Heins is certainly good news in that regard. Today, he revealed that BlackBerry 10 units are now in the testing labs of more than 50 carriers, a necessary milestone that suggests the first BlackBerry 10 devices are still on track for a Q1 2013 debut. Naturally, it's a shame that the company is going to miss the holiday season, but if you have a BlackBerry fan in your life, we suppose there's always room for an IOU in their stocking. In the meantime, you'll find the full statement from RIM's CEO after the break.
Gh-gh-ghosts? Sure, we didn't find any concrete evidence during our trek to central New York earlier this month, but we did have a pretty spooky run-in recently, when the Engadgetmobile broke down outside of a nondescript electronics store. Join Tim, Brian, their robotic dog Gadget and very special guests Free Energy and Jesse Thorn for an animated Halloween adventure after the break.
With Microsoft's latest operating system officially official now, we can certainly expect a massive wave of Windows 8-tailored peripherals to be ready to meet most consumer needs. Naturally, Korean electronics giant LG is expected to be one of many manufacturers leading the way, and thus it's no surprise the outfit has announced its Touch 10 ET83 monitor. According to the Optimus G maker, this 23-inch, touchscreen-enabled IPS panel will be a perfect choice for folks utilizing Windows 8, allowing them to take full advantage of Redmond's hefty implementation of gesture-based controls within the OS. The Touch 10's set to be available in Korea in November (mum's the word on pricing), while availability in other markets around the globe is expected to be sometime shortly thereafter.
If you were one of the many who funded OUYA and have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for tangible progress updates, you just received them in spades. The fledgling console builder is on track with its Engineering Verification Test phase (you're looking at a board sample here) and should not only deliver the initial developer kits in December, but include a pleasant surprise in the process -- the Android-based platform will be built around Jelly Bean rather than the originally promised Ice Cream Sandwich. Programmers who just have to start right away have likewise been given a head start on hardware expectations. They'll have free rein over as much as a 1080p screen for their free-to-play games, although they'll have to toss aside familiar Android tropes like back and menu keys, notifications and fallbacks for hardware keyboards. The distinctive trackpad is likewise just a single-touch affair. To us, though, knowing that the console is finally taking shape just might be enough to tide us over until the March launch.
We’ve seen woodencomputerperipherals before, but designer and programmer Robbie Tilton took it a step further. Turned off by the synthetic, “visually bland and tactilely inept” design of some gadgets, Tilton made a keyboard that looks like it sprung out from the ground.
Tilton based his project on Apple’s wireless keyboard. He probably chose it in keeping with his nature theme amirite? He used a laser cutter to make the wooden frame and then bent the wood to assume the shape of the original keyboard. I’m not sure if the keys are all wood or if the Apple keys are sandwiched in between thin pieces of wood. Ironically, Tilton wasn’t able to find real moss, so he had to settle for imitation moss to cover the keyboard.
The irony of the moss aside, I think the keyboard looks good. I think a mouse with a soft grassy surface would be nice as well. I don’t want it to be made from a “natural” mouse though.
Communication has been all too spotty across much of New York City and New Jersey since Hurricane Sandy struck the region, and those who can get through on their cellphones have found themselves on particularly crowded networks. AT&T and T-Mobile are providing some much-needed, if temporary, relief: the two have struck a deal to share their GSM and 3G networks in the area with no roaming fees or plan changes while the networks come back, with the best-functioning network taking precedence in any given connection. A return to the normal state of affairs hasn't been fixed in stone and will likely depend on many, many factors, but it's a much appreciated gesture for residents who might not have a choice to relocate for a vital phone call.
These are Justice League inspired Kia cars designed to raise awareness for We Can Be Heroes, a campaign to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. Pictured from left to right: Aquaman Rio, Batman Optima, Flash Forte Koup, Cyborg Forte, Green Lantern Soul, and the invisible Wonder Woman Spectra. (I promise, it’s there. I refuse to believe they left out the only female Justice League member.) Each car features custom artwork by Jim Lee and was assigned to a specific Kia vehicle based on which cars they wanted to promote the most personality and key features. The comic book theme doesn’t just stop at a fancy paint job either—the seats, trunk and pretty much every inch of these cars are decked out in superhero swag. The coolest part (aside from the fact that they made an actual working invisible car) is the fact that the Batman Optima comes with batarangs.