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…It’s Things Thursday: Brodmann Blades?

Brodmann Blades

Brodmann Blades are the first major innovation in the sport of table tennis since… ever?

The ‘Blades’ have no handle, and are instead worn like a glove on either hand, which is supposed to give players improved comfort, ergonomics and sensory feedback as the ball is played right on the hand, giving you greater ball control, a faster and more intuitive game, more spin, and a superior backhand.

Since those all sound like things you’d want to have while playing table tennis, the Brodmann Blades are definitely something that any serious table tennis aficionado should check out.

[Brodmann Blades]

[Via: Acquire]

…Left 4k Dead is an impressively small zombie shooter?

Left 4k Dead

Left 4k Dead is probably the best use of 4kb of Java code that I’ve ever seen!

The game is based on Valve’s Left 4 Dead, and plays surprisingly well for how small it is. You play as a small dot with a gun and a flashlight that must escape from an onslaught of zombies that are trying to kill you using only your wits (and your gun).

WASD keys move you around, and the mouse aims the flashlight and the gun, so the controls are rather intuitive. Plus, just like in the real game, the zombies and the powerups are randomly located inside of each level, so every time you play it’s a different game. The similarities between Left 4k Dead and Left 4 Dead don’t end there though, as you can still shoot after running out of ammo, only at half speed to simulate the pistols in the real game, and there are different types of zombies that all react differently to your presence as you walk around.

Beating a level means the game gets harder, but you also get more points for each zombie, so it’s a trade, and the goal for each level is to find the safe room which is outlined in red, so it’s a test of your survival skills as well as your shooting skills.

Are you ready?

[Left 4k Dead]

…Windows wants Quicksilver?


Quicksilver is an app that simply sets the Mac apart, as any Windows counterpart has yet to come close to the functionality of the intuitive launcher.

However, that doesn’t mean they’re not trying.

Recently, both Lifehacker and Smashing Magazine put together rundowns of the best of the best Windows launchers, and though they’re not without their faults, it’s a good start for those that live within the Windows world.

Do you have a favorite?


[Lifehacker – The Quicksilver-For-Windows Showdown]

[Smashing Magazine – Productivity Boost: Key Stroke Launchers]