Daily Archives: November 2, 2010

Pick Punch

The Pick Punch ($25) is a clever little contraption that will appeal to guitar, banjo or stringed instrument players that require a pick. The device is a hole punch that produces 351 or Fender-shaped guitar picks.

The Pick Punch website also sells sheets of plastic in different varieties depending on what material you like your pick made of, but you’re also welcome to use old credit cards or gift cards.

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Toy Story 3 Easter Egg Guide

With Toy Story 3 hitting DVD and Blu-ray today ComingSoon.net has decided to take another look at some of the Easter Eggs hidden in the film. They’ve gone through the film frame by frame and HERE are the results.

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The Skyfire Browser Promises Flash For The iPhone

At 9 AM ET on Thursday, November 4th, the Skyfire browser will hit the App Store for US$2.99 and provide a way to watch Flash video on the iPhone, iPad and iPd touch. The app has been available on the Android platform, and was finally approved by Apple after a “rather rigorous review.”

When visiting a page with a Flash embed, a thumbnail appears that allows the content to be streamed to the device. The video is transcoded on Skyfire’s servers and converted to HTML5. Flash games won’t work due to the interactivity required, and Hulu has also blocked Skyfire to guarantee that users who want to watch the streaming TV service on the iPad have to continue to pay $10 per month for Hulu Plus.

Skyfire is sure to be popular on iOS devices, as it provides an viewing solution for the half of all web video that is still Flash-only. The Android version of the app has sold over 1.5 million copies, so the new iOS version may well be a hit in the Apple App Store.

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Sesame Street – There’s An App For That

Sesame Street takes on pop culture once again – this time aping Apple’s “there’s an app for that” tagline with their even more-useful-than-an-iPhone gadget, the iPogo stick.

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Logo Rainbow

This is for my nephew Ben who loves logos. Dan Meth was kind enough to organize a selection of popular corporate logos in order of color. Voila – the Logo Rainbow.

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Icons: The DC Comics and Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee

Acclaimed comic book artist Jim Lee has spent two decades rendering superheroes like Batman, Superman and X-Men for both DC and Marvel Comics, where he landed his first job in 1989.

The career-spanning Icons: The DC Comics and WildStorm Art of Jim Lee ($40) collects his most brilliant work for DC and WildStorm, the indie comics publisher Lee founded in 1992. Besides the 500 color illustrations the book contains an in-depth interview and an unseen 10-page Legion of Super-Heroes story written by Paul Levitz (who Lee replaced as DC Comics co-publisher).

This 296 page coffee table book is a must-have for fans of Jim’s Lee, comic book art and DC heroes and villains.

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