Tuesday, January 27, 2009

David Lee Roth Asteroids

"You got Asteroids?...No, but my dad does. He can’t even sit on the toilet some days."

From that obscure sound bite from "National Lampoon's Vacation", to the even more obscure guitar playing hamburger from John Cusack's 1985 teen film "Better Off Dead", this remake of the 1980's classic arcade game Asteroids has all the bases covered. Not since "Desktop Tower Defense" has a low tech game been this much fun.

Diamond Dave Edition Assteroidz v1.0 features Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth shooting unsuspecting asteroids, Eddie Van Halen (or is it Gene Simmons?), and even the Red Rocker Sammy Hagar, as he races across the universe whilst singing the classic Van Halen hit, "Runnin' with the Devil."

Only thing that could make it better is if you could also blow up former annoying frontman Gary Cherrone as well.

Props to Zornfett for the link.

Click here to play it now.

Pros: Diamond Dave Blowing S*%# Up!

Cons: Alex Van Halen & Michael Anthony are MIA.

List Price: FREE!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Livescribe Pulse Smartpen

It's 2009, and even though we still don't have flying cars, we do have a modern replacement for traditional note taking.

Livescribe has created an igneous notational system comprised of the "Pulse Smartpen" and their proprietary dot paper. The pen features an infrared camera, OLED display, microphone, speaker, and USB connector. The paper contains microdots in order to track the pen's infrared camera.

What does all this techno babble mean? As you write down your notes during a lecture, the pen and paper track what you are writing and and ties in the audio of the lecturer to the moment in time that you made a particular note. Later on when you are reviewing your notes, you click on a particular word or phrase, and the audio from that exact time that you made your note is played back through the built in speaker or via headphones.

Not quite a flying car, but close.

Pros: Audio Playback of Lecture in Sync with Notes.

Cons: Your Handwriting Still Sucks.

List Price: $149.95 - $199.95

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