magic

  • iBUYPOWER turns any game into multi touch

    iBUYPOWER just announced their MAGIC software, a new interface that’s designed to let you play any game using multi touch gestures, not just games that were specifically designed that way. Think about that for a moment, a game like Supreme Commander 2 could be played using multi touch, instead of just being limited to using the keyboard and mouse. Read More

  • Apple: Can we stop with the "magical" already?

    In doing a survey of history, a few things could be called “magical and revolutionary” products. These include, but are not limited to, Pegasus, pasteurized milk, the polio vaccine, Apollo 11, and that blue stuff you put your combs in at the barber. And, as much as I like the iPad, I feel that Apple’s dedication to the “magical” party line is a bit… Read More

  • Unreleased Android-running HTC Hero caught on camera

    Lookie, lookie. It seems that HTC’s next Android handset couldn’t avoid the geek paparazzi. We hear that this phone is the rumored HTC Hero and might get a release sometime in Q3 of this year, which sounds ’bout right if working handsets are already in the wild. Read More

  • Unreleased Android-running HTC Hero caught on camera

    Lookie, lookie. It seems that HTC’s next Android handset couldn’t avoid the geek paparazzi. We hear that this phone is the rumored HTC Hero and might get a release sometime in Q3 of this year, which sounds ’bout right if working handsets are already in the wild. Read More

  • Rumor: HTC Magic coming to T-Mobile with a horrible name?

    Oh, inventory systems. You’re the source of countless pre-release confirmations, open to anyone with a polo bearing the proper logo. T-mobile hasn’t (officially) confirmed the HTC Magic was heading to their shelves, but it’s been pretty much undeniable for the past few weeks. Now, according to this leaked shot obtained by TmoNews, it’s already in the inventory… Read More

  • The HTC G2 Magic spotted, Vodafone bound

    If we are to believe this Vodafone ad (and who are we to doubt the Internet), the European carrier will be the exclusive provider of HTC‘s next Android phone, the Magic. The phone does somewhat resemble early spy shots so we could be looking at the real deal, folks. Read More

  • Stress-absorbing magic vase from Japan

    In case you are constantly stressed out and don’t have anyone to take it out on, the Sakebi no Tsufu comes to the rescue. This “shouting vase” from Japan is able to reduce stress if the owner holds it up to the mouth and clearly articulates his or her troubles. The manufacturer claims it will magically suck up everything you say and keep it inside. I bet it does. The pot… Read More

  • Interactive videos land at YouTube; First usage is for a sucky card tricks!

    We guess it was only a matter of time. The first interactive YouTube videos are here. By using annotation tools, much like the “notes” in flickr, you can give some click-and-activate actions to your YouTube videos. There are a lot of things that can be done with them, for example this interactive card trick. There are a lot of things you can do with this. Expect some humorous… Read More

  • Houdini was the first to do what?

    Growing up I used to watch all the magic specials on CBS (I think) that seemed to run so rampant and I desperately wanted to become a world famous magician as well. So doing some fact checking and what not at the library revealed Harry Houdini as the original master and I think I did a report on him at one point. His death is still a mystery and there’s a newly minted book that I need… Read More

  • Buffalo lands 32GB USB drive with magical powers

    Looking in every way what a robot couple’s home pregnancy test would, Buffalo has just announced a 32GB USB thumb drive that its advertising as 20% faster than other USB drives because of something its calling “TurboUSB”. We’re guessing Voodoo in somehow involved. Nothing on pricing or availablity yet, but we’re guessing it’ll come in around $100 and will… Read More

  • Creative inventor patents perpetual magnetic motion machine

    Finally someone out there is standing up against big oil and trying to make a difference. Andy Abolafia has create the Static Field Converter, a device “that converts the energy in permanent magnets into useable electrical energy.” Best of all, it can be used to power hydrogen converters to power cars, Segways, space planes, and even cybernetic helper robots a la Johnny 5 or… Read More

  • Magician Doing Green Laser Tricks

    http://www.liveleak.com/player.swf Here’s a video of a pretty cool magician doing some rad tricks with a green laser beam that looks pretty powerful. Obviously some mirrors are involved, but watch the whole thing and you’ll see that this guy is no amateur. Any readers who dabble in magic want to fancy a guess how he’s pulling off some of these moves? Laser magician [MAKE] Read More

  • Samsung Announces New Spokesperson

    Gob Bluth has been named the new spokesperson of Samsung. As a former semi-professional magician, Gob knows that it’s important to create the illusion that Samsung makes decent products. Already, the board members have been extremely pleased with his work, pointing out that you must take a loss to receive a gain (or something like that). In the coming months, Gob will perform a series… Read More