Thursday, August 31, 2006
A Nabaztag what I hear you cry? A nabaztag bunny rabbit is a quirky new invention designed to liven up your workplace or your home (if your very lonely).
Nabaztag is a Wifi connected 'smart rabbit' which will convey messages sent to it by email or mp3 file. Sounds a little dull, but is actually quite amusing if your on the move and want to spark a little office humour! The best bit is you can choose the type of voice you want your message read out in. At the moment this is limited to American and French (there's a joke there somewhere) but messages can still be hilarious depending on the content. Beats a WiFi lamppost anyway!
Thinking out of the box, Nabaztag is actually a pretty useful gadget. If you want a message conveyed quickly without relying on your message recipient reading their email, then the nabaztag rabbit can pass on the message for you and alert your unknowing recipient.
Think of Nabaztag as a Duracel bunny, crossed with a Tamagotchi, crossed with a wireless device, crossed with an email reader, crossed with a hormonal French-American and you might get somewhere near an accurate description.
No doubt this gadget will remain cool for a whole month and then users will become bored, but I'll enjoy it while it lasts. It is quite amusing getting the Nabaztag rabbit to read out random quirky phrases too - especially since the senders name is anonymous....
Have a look through Nabaztag.com for more information!
Tags: Nabaztag gadget
Friday, August 25, 2006
For those who haven't seen one of the 'mash ups' from Idiotwork, you're missing out on the best waste of a lunchtime! Idiotwork video clips are hilarious. The guys at Idiotwork produce short film clips by merging the dialgoue of a film with a cartoon. Sounds corny, but that all depends on the dialogue!
This is the latest in video virals so check them out at Idiotwork.com.
Two of my favourite mash ups are the Big He-Bowski (a mash up of He-Man and the Big Lebowski) and TPS (shown below).
T.P.S (This Place Sucks) is a mash up of the comedy Office Space with the all the superheros. Check out the TPS mash up below, courtesy of YouTube.
For those who have seen Office Space, wait for the moment when Drew is introduced (around 02:57). Brilliant.