Armored Core Analogs: Hydra Multi-missiles

Much like the mythical creature from where it takes its name, the Multi-missile pack is one weapon most people dread. While it doesn’t have the phenomenal stopping power of the other back mounts, the Hydra’s strength lies in its surprise – four missiles erupting from the main body to engulf the enemy, and cut off their attempts at escape.

Armored Core Analogs: Finger Machine Gun

Stinger is just about to hit a hand full of lead.

Size doesn’t matter in the world of AC, especially when you’re talking about the WA Finger. A placeholder for one of the series’ most broken weapons, the Finger finds an unexpected ancestor in a weapon that helped shape the British Empire.

Barely the size of an AC’s fist, the WA Finger machine gun is nonetheless one of the most hated weapons to ever grace Armored Core. While the Karasawa terrorized with staggering single-shot firepower, the Finger dealt fear with sheer, overwhelming numbers.

Armored Core Analogs: Anti-Missile Systems

One thing we enjoy about Armored Core are the parts, and how closely some they remind us of an existing analog in the real world.

For this post, we’ll be talking about anti-missile defenses – those wondrous little extensions that are oftentimes the only thing standing between you and an abrupt, fiery demise. The fact that they were so KISS-convenient to use was what made them rock – so long as you kept your AC pointed in the direction of your enemy, your little friends did the rest. So convenient in fact, that you’re probably wondering whether such a system is too good to be true.

Most Awesome Toy Robot Ever

Ladies and Gentlemen, the future is now. This is the little robot that could, and this video just shows what it is capable of. I’m willing to bet that some of you wished you have gotten this for Christmas, otherwise just watch in envy at what this little I-Sobot can do including slicing a dinosaur with a sword, and shooting various projectile weapons at different targets. Right now, I am only hoping that Santa remembers my request for one.

[via: Topless Robot]

Gundam vs Gundam IRL

No, not the upcoming PSP game, but maybe one day if they’ll scale this up this will be way better. Filmed from the International Robot Exhibition 2009 in Japan.

[via: Japanprobe]

Wi-Fi Between Devices (Wi-Fi Direct) Coming in 2010

The Wi-fi Alliance, the trade group for responsible for the current wi-fi system, has agreed to a new Wi-fi standard called Wi-fi Direct which will allow wi-fi devices to communicate directly without having to go through a wi-fi hub. The potential uses of this technology are quite big as one can potentially perform Bluetooth functions to already existing wi-fi devices. Videos can be sent to TVs from the PC without having a physical connection between the two, or play ridiculous pranks on your neighbor’s equipment who still has an unsecured wi-fi connection. This revolutionary new technology may fulfill the technological dream of being able to control any electronic device remotely, at a touch of your fingertips.

The most excellent thing with this story: It will come as a software upgrade to already existing wi-fi devices and will come built-in with newer ones. Wi-fi Direct is expected to be out by mid-2010.

Thanks to Grim for the heads up.

[via: Mashable]

DIY Silent PC Modding

Don’t let your hard drive die on you! Forum member Cabs has recently shared a small secret to making silent PCs. The method reduces vibration by attaching “shock absorbers” in the form of garter bands to the hard drive case. This method will also make your PC’s hard drive last longer, as it lessens vibration, making it less likely for the hard disk head to be misaligned and killing your hard drive.

Mecha Destruction for the iPhone: iMech

Does your iPhone lack any giant robot aplications? Have the urge to satisfy your urge to blow something up? Look no further than the recently released imech for the iphone. More info and a gameplay video after the jump.