Want A Custom-Made Portable PS4? It’ll Cost Ya’ $1,400!

Here's a Custom-Made $1,400 Portable PS4Howdy, hey there and HELLO! Do you encounter the problem of lugging around your PlayStation 4 and your big-screen television around for gaming-on-the-go and you don’t have a portable system?  Do you wish that you could just more convenient transport you PS4 and flat screen with little-to-no difficulty?  Since the PlayStation 4 is early in its initial release’s design and my be far from the size of the PSone (which DOES have a portable LCD screen, which I CURRENTLY purchased; SCORE), that device my not come to the PS4 soon (save for the HORI device), UNLESS you don’t mind lugging around this nice portable PS4. But it’s gonna cost ya’… Continue reading “Want A Custom-Made Portable PS4? It’ll Cost Ya’ $1,400!”

A Proper Memorial for the PSP – WIRed #122


It’s time for Episode 122 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses China’s vertical, space-saving school, Windows 95 on Android Wear, a gamer’s PSP memorial, and Disney princesses head to the squared-circle! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “A Proper Memorial for the PSP – WIRed #122”

A Moment of Silence for this Gamer’s PSP…

A Dignified Death For A Beloved Gaming System

What would you do when a video game console you have cherished memories of bit the dust? Throw to away? Harvest it for spare parts? Donate or sell it for said use of spare parts? Well, when Redditor tommyboy601’s PSP encountered an incident involving a contained explosion of the system’s internal battery, he decided his time with the Sony portable was at an end, so he created a fitting memorial to an old friend.

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Hypercubus Camera Gun goes Beyond Hardcore – WIRed #48


The stories revealed in this week’s WIRed includes: the portable Hypecubus pre-paid apartment, the rifle-shaped world’s first movie camera, the low down on “Beyond: Two Souls,” and WWE celebrates the Hardcore Championship. Also, a personal reveal of my copy of the Xbox One and two shows that share something in common…

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Go Old-School w/ a DIY Keyboard Computer w/ a Raspberry Pi Computer

Most of the kids of the 1980s (and before) will remember the good old days when computers had built-in keyboards, such as the Apple II (which I remember my elementary school having a full supply of, and for playing Oregon Trail), or the Commodore 64 (which my daycare had one). That’ type of form factor has been duplicated by computer case modders many times over the years, but [Preamp]‘s project is the first one that uses the popular Raspberry Pi budget computer.  The Raspberry Pi is still popular and picking up momentum with a variety of DIY projects due to how open the hardware is to different operating systems. So if you’re looking for a way to build your own budget, old-school-style, computer-in-a-keyboard with a Raspberry Pi, the German blog [Preamp] shows you exactly how to do it, step-by-step.   Continue reading “Go Old-School w/ a DIY Keyboard Computer w/ a Raspberry Pi Computer”

The Mobile Container Hospitals, aka the “Insta-Hospital”!

This is the Mobile Hospital, a container that expands into a medical structure three times its original size, created by designer Kukil Han. The structure can carry the beds, supplies, and has the ability to combine up to four modules to create a mini-hospital with four wings.  Han was influenced by the idea of having a “go-anywhere” solution for providing medical aid to victims globally of natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and storms. Continue reading “The Mobile Container Hospitals, aka the “Insta-Hospital”!”

Return of the London Olympics: The Summer Game’s Shooting Venue

And now…the long awaited “Part 3” of my “coverage” of works of architecture being erected for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Summer Games that start next month in London. First I covered the nomadic basketball arena, second was the natatorium, and now I’ll be covering the London Olympic Shooting Venue.  This building will accommodate the 10, 25 and 50 m Sport Shooting events for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and after the Summer Games have concluded, the three temporary and mobile buildings will be dismantled (a’la the basketball arena before mentioned) and rebuilt in Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.   Continue reading “Return of the London Olympics: The Summer Game’s Shooting Venue”

The “Neo Geo X” Portable is One Tiny System of AWESOME!!

When I first read this story on my Google Reader feed a few months ago, I rubbed our eyes a little, read it again to be absolutely sure, and let out a high-pitched squeal in total giddiness like a little schoolgirl.  My friends, this is the new handheld Neo Geo console, dubbed the Neo Geo X. If you’re familiar with the company behind the Neo Geo, SNK, and their history of  quality controllers, publishing it’s game library on other gaming platforms, and even manufacturing handhelds before (R.I.P. Neo Geo Pocket and Pocket Color), but nothing quite as epic as this.  However, still no word on a solid release date (other than a Q2 2012 release) nor a price, but this is definitely on my wish list.

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PlayStation Vita to get Skype App Later Today!

I remember using Skype on my PSP-3000 a few times and being impressed with the feature.  As a matter of fact, Skype was one of the reasons I sold my old PSP-1000 model for a PSP-3000 one (that, video-out, and the “Rock Band: Unplugged” bundle; man, that game is fun!)  However, it was limited to voice-based calling, which was fine, but at the time any computer with a built-in or external webcam could utilize the video/voice call option.  I finally got a chance to use the video/voice call option on my Samsung Epic 4G, but ran into some trouble early on in a call with an old college friend of mine (apparently, software now-a-days need something called “updates;” I know, never heard of ’em).

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Turn Fire into Electricity, Thanks to the PowerPot, a Portable Electric Generator!

This is the PowerPot, a power-generating pot utilizes thermoelectric modules in order to convert temperature differences into a 5-, 10- or 15-watt regulated power stream, necessary for powering up multiple USB devices (i.e., smartphones, GPS devices, LED lamps, etc.). While the traditional way to create those temperature differences is putting a pot of cold water over an open flame, the PowerPot is adaptable to other configurations (i.e., a pot filled with snow over a thermal spring).   Should you use the pot over fire method, you can also use the pot to boil water or cook food as you charge your USB gadgets.

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