The iPotty Potty Training Toilet With iPad Holder. Waste Meets Waste?

iPotty Potty Training Toilet w/iPad holderWhat potty training kid is going to walk away from their iPotty when there’s an iPad sitting in front of them? Avoid the temporary plastic iPotty, sit your kid on the seat and tell them to sing or read until they’ve taken care of business. They’ll figure it out soon enough and you won’t be scrambling for your iPad every time they need to go. [Laughing Squid]

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If Thanksgiving Had A Groin, It Just Got Kicked By Black Thursday Sales.

Black Friday sales are nuts and retailers agreed. How did they cure the crazy? They moved the mayhem to Thursday night – Thanksgiving! Here’s a short-list of stores bucking Black Friday for Thursday this year:

  • Wal-Mart – 8:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day
  • Sears – 8:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day
  • Toys R Us – 8:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day
  • Target – 9:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day

Black Thursday will be a success and people will gladly forgo an opportunity to relax and spend a peaceful Thanksgiving together in order to get a great deal on a Furby or LeapPad2. It’ll be another win for retail and consumption unless consumers decide this is too much and avoid the Black Friday Thursday sales.

So please stay home, watch some of the Black Friday videos from last year and be thankful. The more we attend these unnecessary events, the earlier in the year they’ll get. Black Halloween – your next. [Gizmodo]

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This Numbja Is Either Against Bottled Water Or He’s Keeping Them In Business.

This is Will Keith. He’s into video games and swordplay. His foe? They are of the plastic bottled water clan. [Laughing Squid]

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Sony 4K TV – $25k, 84″ Diagonal, 4k Horizontal Pixels, 4 X’s More Detail Than True HD And One Reason Not To Buy It.

Sony 4k TVJubbling’s buy/don’t buy recommendation: Don’t buy it. You probably don’t need it. [CNET]

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It Gets Worse: Angry Birds App Coming To Humungous Samsung Smart TV’s

Samsung Smart TVs with Smart Interaction Technology and Angry BirdsOur article against porting Android apps to our big-ass TVs with the Ouya console was just settling when we heard news that Angry Birds will be playable on future Samsung Smart TV’s via hand gestures. The popular game was playing just fine with a finger on low-power consuming mobile devices and ideally, it would’ve stayed only mobile. But for consumers, playing bigger is better and we’re now finding that our push to keep mobile games mobile is the losing position as though we chose Betamax. [Crave]

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The $99 Ouya Console Hopes To Bring Mobile Gaming To Your Big TV And Why We Pre-Hate It

Ouya Android Based Gaming ConsoleThe people behind the $99.00 Ouya gaming system hoped to raise $950,000 on Kickstarter. Their Ouya console will allow users to play updated $0.99 Android based mobile games on their home’s bigger TV screen by 2013. Within 24 hours, they more than doubled their goal and raised over $2 million. Here are the specs on the Ouya console:

  • Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB of flash storage
  • HDMI and USB 2.0 ports
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Android 4.0

The Ouya is a clever idea and one that’ll definitely put a little fear in the hearts of console game makers Nintendo (Wii), Sony (PS3) and Microsoft (Xbox).

One more possible casualty of the Ouya: Jubbling.

Jubbling is all about the idea of consuming less and that’s why we’re not so high on the Ouya. Everyone has been fine and good playing their Android based games on their electricity-sipping phones and tablets. Why do we need to port this fun and Android games to work on a power-sucking 50″ plasma TV? It’s like selling a kit to modify a Toyota Prius into a Monster truck… something that may, and we hope doesn’t, end up on Kickstarter one day too.

So we hope their fundraising success isn’t matched in the marketplace. Mobile gaming should be mobile and never played on a 50″ plasma screen. Yes, there will be games built to play on the Ouya exclusively but there will be a lot of porting over of existing apps that are currently only played on phones and tablets. Sorry but we’re giving the Ouya a minus 1 when it comes to Jubbling.

Update: My 13-year old son completely disagrees with my article on the Ouya. He sees the Ouya as a way for gaming development to be less expensive and more engaging for the user on a bigger screen. He also suggested that if I truly believe apps should only be viewed on mobile devices, then I should disconnect my laptop and only post articles for Jubbling via my lower-power consuming mobile phone. Otherwise, I’d be a hypocrite. (He’ll be for sale on craigslist.com soon.)

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