Gaming & Toys

Dreamcade Vision 40 – MAME-based Arcade Console

We’ve covered MAME in gadgets and stories before, and honestly, who gets tried of these fantastic arcade consoles that play dozens, hundreds or even thousands of games? Not us! Here’s one from Dream Arcades that plays over 150 games ‘out of the box’, has a giant 40″ screen and more controls than you can shake […]

Read more

Educational Web-based Games for Kids

Video games have long evolved from being only about fun and entertainment, and today there is a wealth of educational games, many of which are online (web-based). In this post, we take a quick look at 6 of these, which are either free or free at their core. GameUp from BrainPOP This collection of free […]

Read more

Giveaway for Geeks! Win the PC Game of your choice!

We’ve teamed up with the folks at to bring you a Thanksgiving giveaway of a CD key for any PC game of your choice. Cheapdigitaldownload is one of the web’s biggest dedicated games guide and review sites. They test and anonymously check CD key vendors of games on PCs, Gamecard and Xbox. How to Enter? Simple: […]

Read more

The iPad as a Gaming Console

OnLive on an iPad for gaming

The impossibility of technology can often be well…seemingly impossible. There has been some talk about OnLive. I say some because many have deemed what OnLive claims to be able to do impossible. Many gaming sites such as EuroGamer don’t believe it is possible, but with the testing of an avid gamer on Popular Science, Dan […]

Read more

Razer Talon – World’s First Gaming Bio-Exoskeleton

Pro-gamers seem to get faster and faster on the games they’re playing with every day that goes by, leaving us mere mortals with no chance of being able to beat them. A standard gamer can hit around 100 actions per minute (APM), and a pro-gamer 300 APM. The Razer Talon exoskeleton for your hand allows […]

Read more

World’s Largest Miniature Airport Opens for Business

Forget Hatsfield-Jackson or Heathrow, the Knuffingen Airport is now the world’s biggest ‘little’ airport. Knuffingen Airport is the latest attraction to Miniatur Wunderland in Germany. The display area takes up 150 square meters, it took seven years to build and cost $4.8m. The planes (ranging from Cessna to Airbus A380) take off and land like […]

Read more

Review: Angry Birds Squeezable Soft Toy With Sounds

Angry Birds Stuffed Toy with Sounds

When I got the invitation to try out the Angry Birds soft toy with authentic sounds, I just had to say yes. This soft toy about 4″ across fits comfortably in an adult hand, and my 1-year-old loved holding it with both of hers. Although she doesn’t know what the Angry Birds app/video game is, […]

Read more

Are Sifteo Blocks ‘The Future of Play’?

Sifteo – the future of play. OK – so the slogan got me hooked, but I don’t think I’m too happy with this being the future of play/gaming. Sifteo is essentially a set of 1.5″ (inch) cubes with color displays that you interact with to play a series of challenging games (for adults) or simpler […]

Read more

Angry Birds – Now with T-shirts

Angry Birds T-shirt

Wow, this Angry Birds thing is unbelievably for real. First the game, the variations, t-shirts and even an upcoming movie (?!). Pictured is just one of 3 Tees that Nerdy Shirts sells. They’re currently on sale too. Yeah, this isn’t really a gadget, but you gotta admit, AB is just one of those memes we […]

Read more

8-Bit Death – the Collection

A bit of nostalgic retro for you today. If you ever played any of these 80s video games (seems like mostly Atari 2600 games), you’re going to love this video created by Boing Boing – it’s a collection of how the main characters die. And the music that goes along with it is just gloriously […]

Read more