If someone would have presented a XBOX 360 for me and my friends 20 years ago, I’m pretty sure we probably would have fainted. When you compare similar games from the mid-eighties with today’s top notch video and computergames, the difference in graphics is quite amazing.
Here’s an interesting comparison of 11 games from the 80′s with todays killer games.
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These one line portraits made by Quibe over at society6.com are very cool. He or she has made many different portraits and most of them have caught the uniqueness of the subject in matter. You can get a mini print (8″ by 10″) for $18 or a big framed portrait (26″ by 38″) for $122 – and of course there’s a lot of sizes inbetween. Check out the gallery over at society6.com.
Here’s a nice LED display in a nice frame that can display different pixel art files. You can put new files on to the dispay by using an Android phone and a kit will cost you around $200.
For $50 you could get yourself a 1/4 scale Gollum / Smeagol replica figure. It’s fully articulated and features 25 points of articulation. It’s quite detailed with liver spots on skin, scrappy hair, wrinkles, rotting teeth, etc. The replica figure can balance in his signature crouch without falling and measures roughly 10″ (25 cm).
Gollum & Smeagol figure [thinkgeek.com]
Robo 3D is an amazing 3D printer project currently running at Kickstarter. The cool thing is that it can be compared to the Replicator 2 regarding the tech specs, but the price is much lower – around $500 compared to $2199. The project will close in 18 days (Friday Feb 1) and it is a seriously cool project with 526 backers at this point.
The LIFX is a really cool Kickstarter project that basically is a WiFi-enabled light bulb that will let you change it’s color or dim it using your iPhone or Android phone. They are quite expensive but the inventor says they will last up to 25 years. Check it out:
LIFX: The Light Bulb Reinvented [kickstarter.com]