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Author Archive: Lambert Varias

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Beanie: Hero in a Half-Head

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Beanie: Hero in a Half-Head
The reign of the beard cap as the world’s greatest headgear is officially over. Out of the hip recesses of Etsy comes this fearsome fighting convertible beanie. Slip on the sewn-on eye mask and you’ll transform…
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Kinect-Controlled Cat Brushing Robot: One Small Step for Robot, One Giant Motion-Controlled Leap for Mankind

Kinect-Controlled Cat Brushing Robot: One Small Step for Robot, One Giant Motion-Controlled Leap for Mankind
The inverse proportion of awesome Kinect hacks to decent Kinect games continues. Software engineer Taylor Veltrop used a combination of store-bought items and his non-store-bought brain to come up with a robot that mimics his movements…
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Ye Olde Mario World Map: 1-1 B.C.

Ye Olde Mario World Map: 1-1 B.C.
If there’s one thing that gamers love, it’s Mario. And if there’s another thing that gamers love, it’s maps of virtual worlds.  And if there’s just one more thing that gamers love, it’s T-shirts. If you…
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The Greatest Star Wars Poster of All Time: Force Denial

The Greatest Star Wars Poster of All Time: Force Denial
I’ll just let the poster speak for itself.…
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Retrode 2 Reads SNES and Sega Genesis Cartridges But Needs Emulators: Half of Two Consoles

Retrode 2 Reads SNES and Sega Genesis Cartridges But Needs Emulators: Half of Two Consoles
If you still have some Super Nintendo and Genesis cartridges but not their respective consoles, you can still enjoy the games stored within them and experience the ritual of cartridge blowing once again with the Retrode…
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PumPing Tap Concept Ejects Electronics to Eliminate Extra Energy Expenditure

PumPing Tap Concept Ejects Electronics to Eliminate Extra Energy Expenditure
It’s common knowledge by now that leaving most electronic devices plugged in will cause them to draw a small amount of power even if they’re turned off. It’s also common knowledge that toasters make bread pop…
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iPPeel Case: Adds Second Phone to Your iPhone 4 (Walter White Could Use One)

iPPeel Case: Adds Second Phone to Your iPhone 4 (Walter White Could Use One)
We’ve seen a lot of unusual iPhone cases, but I think the iPPeel is the most unusual iPhone case yet. Unusual, but not impractical. It looks like it has an ugly graphic of a dumb phone,…
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Mass Effect Monopoly: Save the Galaxy One Dice Roll at a Time

Mass Effect Monopoly: Save the Galaxy One Dice Roll at a Time
I’m not Commander Shepard, and this is my – and as far as I know the only – Mass Effect-themed Monopoly game in the Citadel. It was made by prop maker/deviantARTist/just another Shepard Tommy LeRoy, who…
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Holga Lens Filter for Samsung Galaxy S II Makes up for Lack of Hipstamatic on Android

Holga Lens Filter for Samsung Galaxy S II Makes up for Lack of Hipstamatic on Android
If you thought that Holga was going to relegate their lomo-rrific lens filter case to the creative baristas owners of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, think again. The case is now available for one of…
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Man Spends $16,000 on Virtual Sword for a Game That Isn’t Even on Sale Yet

Man Spends $16,000 on Virtual Sword for a Game That Isn’t Even on Sale Yet
To get more publicity for its upcoming MMORPG Age of Wulin, developer Snail Games held an online auction of one off in-game items. And more publicity they got, thanks to one die-hard and deep-pocketed fan, who…
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60beat GamePad for iOS Devices: Aaaand We’re Back to Where We Started

60beat GamePad for iOS Devices: Aaaand We’re Back to Where We Started
Even though many popular games on smartphones and tablets have great touch controls, there are still lots of games that would be easier to play with good old buttons and joysticks. Hence the popularity of products…
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Solar-Powered Remote Control Lawn Mower: Lawnba

Solar-Powered Remote Control Lawn Mower: Lawnba
While it’s not as lazy user-friendly as the Roomba, the Solar-Charged Remote Control Electric Lawn Mower invented by coder/tinkerer/not The Cure frontman Robert Smith is still more convenient than using traditional lawn mowers, and is most…
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gAtari 2600: Chiptune Hero

gAtari 2600: Chiptune Hero
Back in 2008 Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne hacked a custom guitar together using parts from a Guitar Hero controller. Pretty impressive, but chiptune artist cTrix had a bolder idea – he used a whole console.…
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Path Illuminating Umbrella: for Dark and Stormy Nights

Path Illuminating Umbrella: for Dark and Stormy Nights
While this isn’t the first design to add lights to an umbrella, the Path Illuminating Umbrella looks like something that a sane person would actually use. Instead of peppering the canopy with LEDs, this practical umbrella…
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How to Speak Wookiee: Practice With Your Carpet

How to Speak Wookiee: Practice With Your Carpet
Of the many abilities and attractive traits of Han Solo, the one thing that never ceases to amaze me is the fact that he can understand Chewbacca. Now, thanks to author Wu Kee Smith and his…
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USB Chargeable Mini Flashlight: for Techie Boy Scouts

USB Chargeable Mini Flashlight: for Techie Boy Scouts
Got a spare USB port on your PC, laptop or car? Plug in one of these rechargeable flashlights and always be prepared for darkness or impromptu pretend lightsaber battles. Alan Wake would kill to have one…
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