Saturday, January 27, 2007

Caffeinated Doughnuts!

*drools like Homer* Mmm... Doughnuts... Full article here.

Quick Summary:
  • Doctor Robert Bohannon from Durham, North Carolina has developed a method of adding caffeine to baked goods such as pastries without a bitter flavor.
  • A single pastry has the amount of caffeine in a two cups of coffee.

My $0.02: Tasty... Goodness... Can they make a doughnut that tastes like Amp...? I would love it...

Monday, January 22, 2007

Beer for Dogs

Where else could this invention come from but Amsterdam? Full article here.

Quick Summary:
  • A pet shop owner in Zelhem created a beer for dogs with beef extract and malt.
  • The drink, labeled Kwispelbier, was introduced to the market last week at about $2.14 per bottle.
  • The nonalcholic drink is perfectly suitable for human consumption.
My $0.02: Tasty goodness, yes? I wonder if the beef flavored drink will inspire actual beer makers to get creative with their product.

Friday, January 19, 2007

PS3 Grill

Lo and behold the next 15 second star of the internet:

Yes. A real, working grill in the body of a PS3. Check out the madness at The Real PS3 Grill.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Pen Without Ink

Grand Illusions is offering a pen which writes with metal. Yes, absolutely no ink. The 8 cm creation uses a metal alloy to create a smudge-free mark which writes on most types of paper. The curiosity costs $29.53.
I'm just wondering how long the metal takes to run down. And what about when the point becomes dull?

Friday, January 05, 2007

Mi Jam Guitar Review

Product: mi Jam (miJam) Guitar
Official Site:
B2 Stuff mi Jam Guitar

With the success of RedOctane's Guitar Hero, imitators were bound to follow. Mi Jam is one of them. It advertises the ability to play along with your favorite songs on your mp3 player or computer. In reality, the mi Jam only allows you to play dissonant notes which in no way mesh
with the song you're listening to.

Even though I didn't expect the sound quality to be too great, the mi Jam Guitar's sounds are ridiculous caricatures of the real sounds possible. Though the mi Jam Guitar has four sounds settings, rock, heavy metal, blues, and bass, all are just plain horribly off. Also, the four keys to press for each setting make the exact same noise. Even the whammy bar adds little depth to the notes. I can hardly play the guitar and what I can do has better sound and range than this device.

The only good aspect of the mi Jam Guitar is its design. It has a very clean look to it and feel very quite nice in your hands. The blue lights on it are also a nice touch.

The mi Jam Guitar retails between $30 and $40. However, this gimmicky thing isn't even worth that much. Go get a copy of Guitar Hero or even a really cheap actual guitar and have a considerably better time.

Summary: Definitely not my thing of choice to jam out with.
Final Score: 1 out of 5

Monday, January 01, 2007

PS3 Sales

As one of the die hard fans who stood outside of a Best Buy on a cold night to get the PS3 on the morning of its launch, I was horrified by a site I saw today:

13 PS3s just sitting on Best Buy's floor waiting to be bought!

I watched in dismay as people walked by the consoles in the front of the store without paying them any heed. Without paying any heed to item I had nearly frozen for. Without paying any heed to the item I had gone without sleep waiting for for more than 24 hours. Without... you get the point.

However, if I was Sony, I would be scared in addition to sickened. The company is already taking a loss on each console. Not being sold out in stores at this point is a bad sign this early in the console war game.

However, I did note all of the Wiis were out of stock.