Showing posts from October, 2007

USB Airsoft Turret

This an old article from inventgeek, but it's pretty cool!

Basically, it's a modified 350 rounds per minute airsoft gun, and a USB missile foam launcher.

Pretty cool setup, easy to build, and it doesn't cost much! Around 70$.

Check out build instructions here.

Open Source TV-B-Gone Kit

This is an ultra-high-power version of the popular TV-B-Gone. It's fun to make and even more fun to use.

This kit can shut off a TV from around 100ft away!

Cornfield Electronics and the original inventor of the TV-B-Gone decided to create an open source kit version. So, Yes this kit is legal!

More information on the kit is available here.

World of Warcraft Reputation Calculator

Grumbles of US Burning Blade put together a Reputation Calculator.

All you have to do is enter your character's name and realm to calculate your World of Warcraft Burning Crusade rep levels. You'll then be shown what you'll need to do to raise your reputation standing to the next level.

He plans on adding the old school rep as well.

More information available here.

Feel the Bullets While Playing Shooter Games

A PC vest accessory that mimics the feeling of being hit by real bullets when playing first-person shooters will go on sale in November.

TN Games, makers of "physical experience hardware," will release a PC vest accessory on Nov. 21 that mimics the feeling of being hit by real bullets when playing first-person shooters.

Starting Price: $169.99 US

I wish I could get a hold of one of these to test it out!

More information is available here and here.

World of Warcraft Online Atlas

The new Online Atlas is an informative resource to help you navigate the many locations and regions of Azeroth and Outland using an intuitive Flash interface.

The online atlas has Detailed Region Info display mode which shows information about what is in each town, detailed city maps, and other areas of interest.

There is also a Customized Region Info display mode which shows transportation, trainers, region levels, and instance dungeons.

The sound track is also pretty cool!!

It's now available from Blizzard here.

Google gives users IMAP support!

Yes, finally google has allowed for IMAP! You can now retrieve your Gmail messages with a client or device that supports IMAP, like Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail.

Note: That it won't be available for all users yet, but should appear soon.

Client Information

Host Name:
User Name: Your full Gmail address, including ''

Incoming Settings
Authentication: password
Server Port: 993

Outgoing Settings
Authentication: Password
Server Port: 587

How to enable IMAP on your GMAIL account

1. Log in to your Gmail account.
2. Click Settings at the top of any Gmail page.
3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
4. Select Enable IMAP.
5. Click Save Changes.

More infomation is available here.

XKill For Windows

WiXkill is a small utility designed for Windows 98, 2000 et XP. With WiXkill, you can target any window on your desktop and then close it or kill its associated program.

More information and download available here.

Nintendo Wii Update - Official Patch Notes - Oct 10, 2007

There has been a new Wii upgrade released to the public.

Couple of highlights:
1. More USB Keyboard support
2. Enhanced Everybody Votes Channel
3. Updated Internet Channel

Patch Notes are available from Nintendo here.

This upgrade is available for download on October 10, 2007.