Lego ice cube tray

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I am completely inept at building anything but a long stick . . . I mean, skyscraper . . . with Lego.

That’s why I really like this official Lego Ice Brick Tray. Assuming that the ten “bricks” that each silicone tray makes can’t be snapped together and all anyone can do is to throw them into a glass, the dishwasher-safe tray completely levels the playing field. For just $7.99, the Lego Challenged and the Lego Elite can become equals.

Unless someone gets fancy and freezes apple juice or soda, that is.

Via geeksugar. Also available at Amazon.

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iPhone unlocked: AT&T loses iPhone exclusivity

It’s high noon, Apple and AT&T — we really hate to break it to you, but the jig is up. Last night the impossible was made possible: right in front of our very eyes we witnessed a full SIM unlock of our iPhone with a small piece of software. It’s all over, guys.

The iPhoneSIMfree.com team called us up to prove their claim that they cracked Apple’s iPhone SIM lock system, and prove it they did. (No, we don’t have a copy of the unlock software, so don’t even ask us, ok?) The six-man team has been working non-stop since launch day, and they’re officially the first to break Apple’s SIM locks on the iPhone. It’s done. Seriously. They wouldn’t tell us when and how they would release it to the public, but you can certainly bet that they’ll try to make a buck on their solution (and rightly so). We can hardly believe the iPhone’s finally been cracked. No, scratch that — we just can’t believe it took this long.

Again: we can confirm with 100% certainty that iPhoneSIMfree.com’s software solution completely SIM unlocks the iPhone, is restore-resistant, and should make the iPhone fully functional for users outside of the US. Read on for details and links to our video, and check out the gallery of images below.


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iPod Nano Spy Shots Confirmed as Real by Apple Legal

Apple Legal has asked Gizmodo to take down the iPod nano spy shots from earlier today because they are their “intellectual property.” Out of respect for The Steve, they complied. This pretty much confirms they belong to Apple, whether they are final or a prototype.

How To: Install Nintendo Games and Play With Tactile Feedback in Your iPhone

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Unlike the original version, the NES emulator for the iPhone works great now —except for the sound. There’s still one big problem: the lack of tactile feedback on the buttons. Natetrue, the creator of iBrickr, came up with an ingenious hardware patch: a transparent vinyl layer cut like the gamepad buttons. It seems silly, but it works. Jump to see a demonstration video and learn how to install the NES emulator plus your favorite games in the iPhone (for Windows and Mac OS X.)

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Antquarium is a Gel-Filled Ant Farm

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Although the Japanese often improve on many of our gadgets, replacing the dirt in an ant farm with a nutrient-rich gel doesn’t quite work as well as you’d think. Instead of digging tunnels and generally surviving, the gel ants in this Antquarium live only a short time by feeding on the dead flesh of their brothers and sisters. Great if you’re trying to find who the most survival-worthy ant is, lousy if you’re trying to keep them as pets.

[Amazon via Tokyo Mango]

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Water Tower Apartment Looks Great Inside, Misses Fiery Magical Eye on Top

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Someone in the Netherlands transformed a water tower into a cool vertical apartment. The results are amazing, and the spiral stairs are guaranteed to keep you fit and/or drive you mad with so much spinning. Looking at the guy sliding down the wall, someone already thought about a better route for descent.

[Materialicious via Boing Boing]

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Contact Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

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It’s not a direct line, but you’ll get to the admin secretary closest to Steve Ballmer. If you have a longstanding Microsoft issue that multiple trips to the MS customer service line haven’t solved, try pitching her your problems.

Microsoft
Steve Ballmer, CEO
(425) 706-8448
steveb@microsoft.com

Oh, and apparently this one is for Mr. Bill Gates:
billg@microsoft.com

Undoubtedly, both email addresses are answered by secretaries. But would you rather your plea be answered by high-level secretaries who can walk across the office and drop sugar in their master’s laps, or some guy in India with a laptop powered by a heifer’s holy nipples?

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