No one can report all of the news all of the time, but we can definitely report all of the news some of time! This is the intention behind our daily GeekBytes column—to keep you up to date with interesting geek bits we didn't get to cover during the day. Get a load of GeekBytes, September 21, 2012.
If you live in the UK, you could be up for a real treat next time you open a Kit Kat bar. In a new an interesting marketing scheme called " We Will Find You," Nestle has hidden GPS units inside regular-looking candy bars. When a customer opens one of these candy bars and enables the GPS tracker by pulling a tab, a team from Nestle will track them down and award them £10,000 (just over $16,000 US). The promotion includes Kit Kat 4 Finger, Kit Kat Chunky, Aero Peppermint Medium. and Yorkie Milk bars.
You might have heard of Modern Meadow when the company received some serious funding from PayPal's co-founder Peter Thiel. The company, which focuses on what's effectively lab-made meat and leather, is now developing a process to grow actual animal skin in a bioreactor to produce leather than won't require killing animals. Personally, I can't wait to see what they come up with. [via Txchnologist]
What do you get when you cross a wristwatch with a GameBoy? You get the GameBoy Watch The GameBoy watch is not a new item; actually, it's been around since the glory days of GameBoy. Back then, though, we couldn't appreciate how cool it is; we had our real GameBoy, after all. The GameBoy watch is made by Nintendo, and is probably the best piece of memorabilia a Nintendo fan could have. It keeps popping up on different websites, and you can currently find one for sale on eBay.
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