We’re usually looking at the front of monitors, but iZ3D is releasing a series of custom-painted 22″ LCD monitors which range from industrial to hot rod; it’ll take 3-4 weeks to paint.
Your girl is probably not gonna talk to you for a few days, but this kitschy Alien Abduction Lamp Concept is geek decor at its finest; you can even choose from bovine and human abductees.
25 years after the original Run-D.M.C., the Reverend shows he’s still got it; this time, he’s beatboxing to Beethoven with his two sons on Wii Music: “Follow the note and rock it out!”
A chimera of sorts, Fujitsu’s 1.32 lb Lifebook U820 has a netbook-like Atom Z530 CPU yet a swiveling, tablet-like 5.6″ touchscreen. Also bundled: 1GB RAM, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Ernesto Carrillo has taken LEGO’s Technics to the next level with real-life and fictional supercars, modeling everything from the frame down to the suspension and engine block.
A perfect match for the Dog Tags we featured earlier, this Invaders t-shirt by gamer-friendly apparel brand J!NX brings back old-school arcade days; note: it’s selling fast, so order soon.
Forget those cheapy video game steering wheels: Trackstar 6000 is high-end racing gear for hardcore gamers, with cast aluminum pedals and friction-free, fluid damped steering.
99 Bricks looks like Tetris, but strips away the walls and adds basic physical laws to turn it into a teetering version of Jenga. As one commenter notes, it’s addictive but frustrating.
Deuce’s Magna Game Sets give backgammon, chess, checkers and dominos a modern makeover, witih features such as stained and varnished wood, magnetic dice and silvered elements.
After a leaked version was pulled this summer, the official Monsters vs. Aliens trailer is back and with a few extra scenes featuring the chief villian Gallaxhar; the movie hits theaters 3/27/09.
The styling isn’t as manly as we’d like, but Sperian’s Anti-Mine Boots will kick any other boot’s ass: they’re made with a Kevlar outsole whose special “V” shape deflects the force of an explosion.
Made for the Discovery Channel, this video is a funky time-lapse animation of eight artists expressing the fate of the world on a circular wall in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2008.
Przemyslaw Kucinski’s artwork can best be described as organo-metallic, with pieces that are both sci-fi and sensual; he hasn’t updated since 2006, but there’s still over 5 years of work.
With the presidential elections behind us, it’s time to turn to the hotly contested Palpatine and Calrissian race; yes, that’s really Billy Dee Williams trying to unite Jawas and Sandpeople.
Not satisfied with one screen, Fujitsu’s 16″ Lifebook N7010 squeezes in a 4″ touch screen that acts as an app launcher; the laptop also includes a Blu-ray drive and HDMI out.
Talk about extreme close-up: this desktop USB Microscope plugs directly into your computer with a 200x magnification and 1600×1200 resolution; it’ll even record AVI movies.
Don’t let the pony in the beginning fool you: this stylized House of the Dead: Overkill trailer mixes 70s cinematography with 50s film noir narration; it’ll be released in 2/09 for the Wii.
More well-known for their ritzy watches, Tag Heuer’s C-Flex is a carbon-fiber eyeglass frame with auto-adjustable nosepads and titanium metal pieces; they’ll be available Spring ’09.
We’re cautiously optimistic about Stardock’s Elemental: War of Magic, a grand empire-building strategy game in the vein of Civilization; it’s due out in 2010, with a public beta in June 2009.
These Space Invaders Dog Tags are pure geek-bling; available in multiple models and colors, they come with a small chain for easy hanging on your keychain, rear view mirror or xmas tree.
With Obama elected president, it’s time to reveal how he’ll get his work done: a horde of mini-Obamas constructed with 150 million carbon nanotubes by UMich engineer John Hart.
YOYOtech’s MLK1610 is an uber rig that runs Intel’s brand new Core i7 (Nehalem) CPU on an X58 chipset; it also packs in 9GB of DDR3 RAM, an 80GB SSD, and a 1TB HDD.
The great Ninjas vs. Pirate debate seems to be over, and with it a new challenger enters the ring: Ninjas vs. Luchadores is a high contrast tee by DjBisparulz; looks like a win for the wrestlers.
Chevy is bringing a quartet of custom Camaros to SEMA; these rides range from nostalgic (the 60s inspired LS7) to the environmentally friendly (the E85 sipping Dale Earnhardt Jr.).
Picking up where the last trailer left off, this Halo Wars video is a gameplay tutorial; bases have limited hardpoints, tactical support is a must, and the Flood gets previewed at the end.
One look at Nekro’s darkly futuristic pieces and we had to feature him; aka Borja Fresco Costal, this Spain-based artist sticks with a largely monochrome palette with strategic bursts of color.
Clearly targeted towards MacBook owners, Western Digital’s My Passport Studio not only looks the part but includes a FireWire 800 interface; it’s available in 500GB and 400GB sizes.
We’re having a hard time choosing just one of these three Batman Uni-Formz urban vinyls; thankfully, you can get ’em in a limited-run “Statues Case” that includes six of the 8″ figures.
This Nooka x Kid Robot watch is brand synergy at its finest; based on Nooka’s popular Zub line, this collab features a Zen-H face and Kid Robot graphic on the band; it’s limited to 1,000 pieces.
Deceptively simple, Bomba is definitely not for the jittery handed: this game maps movements precisely to your mouse, meaning even minor flicks of the wrist can end in instant death.
Motorola’s ZINE ZN5 camera phone is now available through T-Mobile; the phone starts at just under $100 with a two year contract, and sports a 5 MP camera, FM radio, Wi-Fi and xenon flash.
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