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How the iPad changed the life of a disabled little boy

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Videos

While you can't really argue against the fact that the iPad has been a massive success for Apple, even outselling Mac computers last quarter, we know there are a bunch of people who write it off as just a  fad and who don't really see anything special about the device. However, it's becoming increasingly obvious that Apple was on to something that goes way beyond the argument of a closed App Store and the simple OS that so many complain about.

In the video above, you'll meet a 7-year old boy named Owen Cain. Owen was born with a debilitating motor-neuron disease that has left him almost completely motionless throughout his life. Needless to say, communication for him has been difficult. Then, a nurse had him try to play with an iPad, and he was able to use and interact with the device immediately, on his own. Take a look at the video above for the 


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Tom Tom geeks out with Star Wars GPS voices

Posted by Finnian Durkan Categories: GPS, Mods / Hacks, Movies

Tom Tom Star Wars GPS

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be guided to your destination via the dulcet-tones of James Earl Jones breathing through a ventilator?  If so, then Tom Tom’s announcement of their release of Star Wars voices for their GPS nav systems should make your day, and if not, then you should probably stop reading this right now because you are dead inside.  Beginning this month Tom Tom is making one new Star Wars voice available for purchase through August.  Following the first available voice, Darth Vader, June will see the release of C-3P0, July will be Yoda, and finally Han Solo will wrap up what will be remembered as The Summer of GPS Nerdyness.  For the sake of entertainment, someone should come up with an R2D2 mod, available in September.  I would buy it just so that I could get in witty, one-sided conversations with my car during my long road-trips to comic conventions and film festivals by myself.  God, I am so alone…


Star Wars Soundboards: Pimp your prank phone calls

Posted by Finnian Durkan Categories: Peripherals, Software, Toys

Star Wars Soundboard

Looking for a way to spice up those annoying conversations with some call-center hack in Puna, India who is trying to sell you a cel-phone upgrade?  Well look no further, Lando, your savior is here in the guise of the Star Wars Soundboard.  The soundboard contains numerous links to .wav files of your favorite characters most memorable lines, from everyone’s pre-pubescent fantasy Princess Leia, all the way to random only-nerds-know-who-the-hell-I-am-talking-about Aayla Secura.  So treat yourself!  Call up that cell phone call center and torture them with Wookie-talk interspersed with cursing from Han Solo.


USB Flash Drive Finger

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Design, Storage

Finger Flash DriveWe came across Jason’s Creations on Etsy and dug his USB Flash Drive Fingers. He describes them as both “cool and creepy.” We agree. There are four of them at this point, each plug and play and test driven. Pick one for $20.00 or look at his other ideas that include a Han Solo Carbonite USB Flash Drive, various strange coaster sets, and a lamp made from a Sobe Green Tea bottle with LEDs.

 

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