GeekBytes: Toys for Big Kids
The weekend is upon us, but GeekBytes will ease you in with some fun, short news items.
If you ever feel like the geek that never grew up, December 2nd's edition is for you. GeekBytes takes a look at Lego-like bins, an SNES hack, and, erm, wasps being more like humans. Uh...
If you miss playing those old SNES games you have stored away, there's now a portable console available that will let you play once again. The SupaBoy is shaped like a SNES controller and has a 3.5-inch LCD screen, and it'll give you the nostalgic kick you've been looking for. Sadly, the battery only last 2.5 hours before you'll be reaching for the charger. But for $80 on Amazon, this could be a great investment piece. [via Engadget]
If you're as big a fan of Lego as we are at GeekTech, you're going to love this household gadget--a collection of Lego-style trash bins! Theses bins from Designboom are colored depending on the type of trash it's for (green for recycling and so on). They're stackable, too. If the idea of dirtying it up doesn't sound desirable, you can always use them as storage bins.
There aren't many people that actually like wasps, so this next bit of news bring both horror and fascination. Turns out that the cranky version of bees are capable of recognizing each others faces, much like how humans do. The discovery comes courtesy of University of Michigan researchers, and the explanation is simple: Like people, wasps have different facial features (well, patterns), making it easier to remember certain foes or enemies. Check out the picture below to see the subtle variants. [via Gizmodo]
GeekTech's picks of the week...
- CPU Wars Is the Geekiest Card Game Ever
- This Is the First Full-Length Movie Filmed With a Smartphone
- Meet eSleeper, The Automated Arduino-Powered Kitteh Bed
- Microsoft Wants to Turn Your Android or iPhone Into a Windows Phone
- Researchers Crack Blu-Ray Encryption With Cheap Hardware