Gaming PC – Xbox combo to show up at CES

Origin PC has put a gaming PC and an Xbox 360 inside one liquid-cooled box, and they’ll be showing the hybrid at CES. As Gizmodo puts it,

The Big O features a high performance liquid cooled overclocked gaming PC AND a liquid cooled Xbox 360 Slim inside one system. The starting configuration combines the power of an Intel Core i7 930 processor overclocked to 4.9GHz, dual NVidia GTX480 graphics cards, and 6GB of Corsair Dominator memory at 1600 MHz into one beefy, completely water-cooled monstrosity of a gaming rig.

Pricing for the system will start at $7,669, going to $16,669 for the high-end version.

Via: Gizmodo

Huge shotgun shell lighter

This claims to be the world’s largest shotgun shell lighter. Uses lighter fluid, and has a flint wheel for lighting. That is all we have to say about the oversized shotgun shell-like lighter.

Via: UniqueDaily

Gingerbread Serenity

Firefly fan Kristogger Gressli created starship Serenity made from gingerbread for his brother.

Via: io9

Floating hotel designed to face global warming, we see redundancy

With the problems associated with climate change looming on the horizon, and precious little being done, we could be soon looking towards designs like the floating hotel. Designed by Russian firm Remistudio, and named the Ark, the floating hotel makes a bold attempt to see face to face to rising water levels by moving to the water. It can be something of a self-sustaining structure, gathering its energy from the sun, heat capture, and wind generators.

Plants inside the pre-fabricated system can even create their own little “ecosystem,” or so say the designers. Only thing, we do already have large floating hotel-like structures, we call them cruise ships. Making ships more efficient and green would be a huge step towards cleaning up the environment. Also, we don’t really need to be scared of massive floods.

Via: Remistudio, Inhabitat, Dvice

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everyone. May the new year be awesome for all of us, and our wishes come true.

Contertainer by dpavilion

Indonesian firm dpavilion architects have created the colorful Contertainer. Located in Batu, East Jawa, Indonesia, and made from brightly painted containers, the Contertainer is a public facility, consisting of a polyclinic and a library.

Via: Contemporist

Meet Buck [short]

Here’s what you need to know about Buck.

Buck is an ordinary guy. Well, if you accept the “deer head” thing.
Today, Buck is going to spend the afternoon with his girlfriend who’s so happy to see him (she’s pretty much happy always). But when Buck finds out that her father is not the tolerant and sympathetic guy he expected, the Sunday afternoon turns really bad. Really bad. Like baaaaaaad bad.

Via: Flylyf

Pixilated movie characters art

The good ol’ days of 8-bit pixilated characters are long gone, but our nostalgia stays. Checkout these images of pixilated characters from movies and TV shows like Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Star Trek, Ghostbusters and The Flintstones.

Via: iotacons, GeekTyrant

Moo full-scale moose lamp

Moo lamp is a full scale wall-mounted Norwegian light moose head. The body is made from poly-resin material and the bulbs are placed inside the horns, giving a soft glow to the Moose head. It has been created by Norwegian design firm NorthernLighting.

Via: This is Colossal

Ring socket times your electricity use

Keeping gadgets and appliances plugged in all time gives a free run to vampire power, and the little inconvenience of pulling out the socket is usually enough for us to ignore the problem. Ring Socket concept provides a potential solution to the problem, you can time the socket to the desired number of hours by rotating the ring, and once the timer is over, the socket disconnects automatically. Ring socket has been designed by Cheng-Hsiu Du and Chyun-Chau Lin.

Via: YankoDesign, Ubergizmo