Archive for December, 2008


Two Homemade Classic Arcade Game Watches.

posted by DonDula @ 1:56 AM
December 19, 2008
Two Homemade Classic Arcade Game Watches.

Modder John Maushammer, who was best known for his creation of the Pong watch, has added another amazing time piece to his collection. This time around he has chosen the Atari classic Asteroids for his inspiration. While the Pong watch was great to see in all its geek glory, the actual game was not playable. The display would just run a constant animation of a game being played while the time was kept by the score above. Maushammer programmed the watch to keep time by having the right side score a point each minute and the left side score each hour, thus having the score be the current time. For his latest creation Maushammer decided to add support for an accelerometer to let the wearer control the movement of the ship by a tilt of the wrist. Now if only an idea like this could be put in to mass production.
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A Closer look at the Kohjinsha SR8: Worlds smallest netbook with an integrated DVD-RW Drive.

Fresh off the boat from Japan is the Kohjinsha SR8 7in netbook, the world’s smallest netbook with an integrated DVD writer! It’s hard to even classify this device as a netbook due to its many features and expensive price tag. I would almost say it is more of a mini tablet pc. The SR8 ships with the Intel mobile A110 processor running at 800 MHz, 1Gb of ram, 60Gb HDD, Bluetooth 2.0, integrated 1 mega pixel webcam, wifi, 1024 x 600 rotatable touch screen with stylus, extra mouse controls around the bezel of the monitor for easier navigating when in table mode, card readers and of course the DVD writer.
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