Sony Rolly Bites The Dust

Sony has decided to discontinue sales of the Rolly in USA. Sales never were good and cute as the player was, $400 was too much to ask for a music player that could roll and flap. They did get a bit right towards the end with a firesale where a number of Rollys sold for $99.


Minesweeper: The Most Successful Game Ever

Even though it turns out as a surprize, a little thinking and you know Minesweeper has earned its title. It is the oldest and most frequently installed game to have ever been on a computer. CrunchGear says:

This game has been around since Windows 3.1, requires less concentration then solitaire, is small enough to hide when he boss shows up, and was wasting time long before the internet came out.

Executive Desktop GSM Phone Completely Misunderstands The Concept

The one big reason mobile phones are popular is because of their portability. If you cannot handle the device, you’re in trouble, but if you choose to have a mobile phone that is as big as a desktop phone, something is definitely wrong. The Desktop GSM Phone is just a mobile phone, albeit an oversized one. Are you going to lug that thing along because you tend to forget your mobile phone? Priced at $67.91.


WindCube Offers 60 kW Of Clean Energy

WindCube offers a somewhat simple way of harnessing energy from the wind, specifically for urban and suburban use. Green Energy Technologies says their WindCube is smaller than a typical wind generator, and can be quite suitable for use. “Smaller” is of course a relative term here, the setup has dimensions of 22 x 22 x 12 feet. It uses Bernoulli’s Principle to generate energy. Energy generation begins at 5mph wind speed. A typical unit can produce 60kW of power, it is claimed that the unit can produce 160,000 kWh a year for average wind speed of 15mph.


In Automaton: "Don’t Tase Me Bro"

The infamous 2007 University of Florida Taser incident made “Don’t Tase Me Bro” the quote of the year. Jon Haddock has created the “Andrew Meyer (Don’t Tase Me Bro)” automaton to reproduce the incident. The wood and paper work shows four officers holding down a struggling Andrew Meyer in a handcranked model.