Robo-Geisha is one crazy movie +

Bit NSFW. Well, I’ve never been one to shy away from crazy Japanese cult movies. As a matter of fact, I didn’t think I would find one that topped Tokyo Gore Police. Silly me. Leave it to the minds that created Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police to team up and create this over the […]

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A 3 foot horror story +

The bathroom in many homes is a very lonely room. You only visit it when you need something, and not for the pleasant atmosphere the room provides. So is it really hard to believe that the lonely bathrooms around the world holds a deep seated grudge for the humans that use it? I think not. […]

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A real Hello Kitty +

If you are reading this website right now, I would find it very hard for you to not know what Hello Kitty is. One could argue that it is one of the most well known Japanese brands right up there with Honda and Sony. This video has nothing to do with Hello Kitty other than […]

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Kids vs Zombies +

So, Andrea subliminally tricked me into purchasing Left 4 Dead on Steam, and I have been enjoying playing it for the past few days now. Funnily enough, I have to play Louis everytime I play online because well… my real name is Louis and I’m African-American. You may be wondering what zombies have to do […]

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Ichi the Killer Bento +

Gore movies are one of my many favorites from Japan. The last one I watched was Tokyo Gore Police a few months ago. What can I say about that besides it was unbelievably gory… As for the actual story, I think I could of written something better as weekend homework in the 4th grade. But […]

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Naoto Fukasawa’s Fruit Juice +

They say that the way food or drinks look plays a major influence on how well we like it. I would have to agree. These are some awesome fruit juice packaging from Industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. Looking at the strawberry box, it looks as if the packaging may even feel like the specific fruit it […]

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Mini Nikon SLR in Japanese candy +

Gilco is one of Japan’s oldest candy companies, and is home to the popular Glico caramel candy as well as the legendary Pocky. For about 80 years now, inside the Glico caramel candy boxes there is a small toy called “Omake of Glico” (Small gift of Glico). It started off as little toys kids would […]

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Space Invaders Bank +

Tomy has done it again. If you are old enough to remember space invaders, this functioning bank will trigger your nostalgia reflex. Personally I remember the game, but I’m too young to remember the actual table. We did have a functioning Atari when I was a child though. Ah. Memories.

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PicLens, making image search cool +

PicLensIt’s not often that I get this excited over a free browser extension, but this is really really cool. As a blogger, if you are anything like me, you spend a lot of time wading through Google’s image search looking for pictures for posts. This process can be slow and boring. However, PicLens changes the results into a pretty cool, and usable slideshow.

From the site,

PicLens instantly transforms your browser into a full-screen, 3D experience for viewing images on the web. Photos will come to life via a cinematic presentation that goes well beyond the confines of the traditional browser window. With PicLens, browsing and viewing images on the web will never be the same again.

What I like the most about PicLens is that when I do an image search on say, “Anime Figures,” it may take you clicking NEXT a few times in order to find what you are looking for. Or depending on which service you are using, you may have to scroll through page after page of results. PicLens changes all of that. It arranges the image result as 3D wall of images with a simple horizontal scroll bar at the bottom. It’s really simple to just hold the scroll bar to the right or left to continuously see your image results. You could essentially have a wall of 10 pictures, or a wall of 10,000 pictures.

PicLens works on all of the major browsers. When you go to the site, you will be redirected, based on the browser you are using, to the download page. I recommend checking out the video, but honestly it doesn’t do it justice till you actually see it for yourself. By default, PicLens works with Flickr, Photobucket, DeviantART, Facebook, Myspace, Bebo, Friendster, Google Images, and many other sites.

If you do decide to try it out for image searching, which I highly recommend, here’s a quick tip. If you find an image that you want, in the upper left hand corner of your screen, next to the icon of the site you are searching, theres a little arrow. Click that to be taken to the site with the image. I had to find that out by clicking on everything. I almost thought PicLens was a waste of time if I can’t go back to the site where the image was originally! Thankfully that wasn’t the case. Enjoy. Thanks Maki for posting the PicLens link on Twitter.

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