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Pleo Celebrates Halloween

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Hot Deals, Misc. Tech, Software, Toys

PleoUgobe is celebrating Pleo’s first Halloween with some new downloadable software. He will not only issue his usual noises, he can also sound like a screeching cat, a spooky ghost, a dragon and a Pleosaurus Rex. The “audio costumes” are free and you will only need a blank SD Card with a minimum of 32MB storage. At a total size of 2.7MB, Ugobe says it will take longer than most downloads, but then maybe Pleo doesn’t like holidays.

Read More | PleoWorld

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Marc Jacob Skull Watch

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Wearables, Misc. Tech

Skull WatchThis spooky watch seems apropos for the upcoming holiday and any other time you are feeling mildly goth. The Marc Jacob Skull Watch has a nasal cavity that shows the hour and a drooping eye for the minute. The face is enameled black and white with silver highlights and the black patent leather band features the designer’s signature. At a price of $200.00, we think you might want to wear it for more than just one day a year.

Read More | Trendhunter

Get Scared With Joost

NosferatuJoost is getting into the scary mood with a slew of Halloween Movies. The online service, which is no longer only in beta, includes such titles as “Nosferatu,” “Teenage Bikini Vampire” and the “Class of Nuke em High.” When you finish with those, check out their classics, dramas, music videos, and TV shows, and share your faves with others on their forum. Sign up is free and you can see what others are watching as a way of getting you in the mood.

Read More | Joost

Slacker Offers Halloween Radio

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Portable Audio / Video

Slacker Halloween

The jocks at have created a new Halloween Radio Station with classics, film scores and effects that they feel will put you in the holiday mood. There are over 120 artists including, Black Sabbath, MIA, Neil Young, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie and, of course, Ozzie Osbourne. Download their free Slacker G2 Player or send to your PMP and enjoy their various genres with CD quality. Slacker is offering a free

30 day

7-day trial of their Premium Package which allows you to request tunes, save them, and get unlimited skips with no ads. If you like what you hear, subscription is only $7.50 a month. If you happen to pick up a Slacker G2 portable unit, you get 30 days to decide if you like it. If not, you can send it back to them for a full refund.

As a side note, we’ve played with Slacker, and we think it’s fantastic.

Read More | Slacker

Edwardian Butler Meets and Greets

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Toys

Edwardian ButlerSince it is Halloween, we thought that we would leave our Edwardian butler in charge for the rest of the day. The 72-inch figure moves his head and blinks his eyes. He will respond to your needs with phrases which we are hoping will include, “May I help you?,” “Care for another drink?,” and “Shall I dispense with the evil creatures at the front door for you, sir?” The butler is available at Halloween Mart for $179.99.

(Have a happy one!)

Read More | Halloween Mart

Freak Everyone out with the Crawling Zombie

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Toys

Crawling ZombieWe love, love, love zombie movies, so with Halloween approaching, here’s our little homage. It’s the creepy, Crawling Zombie, a legless chap that’s sound activated; just clap your hands (or tap its hand), and your new friend will actually race across any flat surface!  Plus, the creature’s eyes light up, can growl, and even mutter a few phrases, such as “I can’t feel my legs” (awwwwww).  Great for terrorizing friends, co-workers, and unwanted trick-or-treaters. Available for $39 USD.

Read More | Otherland Toys

Clive Barker’s Jericho Gets New Composer and Trailer


Clive Barker and upcoming first-person scare-shooter, , has a new trailer featuring blood-soaked gameplay and some tantalizing story hints. Codemasters also announced that God of War composer Cris Velasco is attached to the project and his work is featured in the new trailer.

Barker gushed about the addition of Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences award-winner Velasco, whom he hand-picked, saying, “[His] music for Clive Barker’s Jericho is exquisite. Filled with yearning, dark energy, threat and redemption, it is the unstoppable engine in the terrifying ghost train of Jericho.”

Jericho is scheduled for a late October release, “just in time for Halloween.”

Read More | Codemasters

Bleeding Edge 056: How To Turn A Human Into A Borg

So, at the last Mind Camp event that Gear Live put on, Jesse transformed Sparky into a borg. We figured that, with both Halloween on the horizon, as well as the next Mind Camp happening next month, we would relive this amazing feat. Check out the video for some serious movie make-up action, along with the always crazy antics of Sparky - only this time, in Borg style.

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