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Author Archive: Lambert Varias

Super Mario Playing Cards are not from 19th Century Nintendo

Super Mario Playing Cards are not from 19th Century Nintendo
Any gamer worth his salt knows that Nintendo wasn’t always a video game company. Founder Fusajiro Yamauchi started out in 1889 making and selling playing cards, particularly those used in a Japanese game called hanafuda. Fast…
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Lazer Stunt Chaser: A Pet You Can Wreck

Lazer Stunt Chaser: A Pet You Can Wreck
Stop trying to make your cat – or dog, iguana, little brother etc. – follow your laser pointer; he’ll never be as awesome or as funny as the other pets on YouTube. Save yourself the effort…
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1 3D Printer + 2 Plastic Units = Real-World Minecraft Pickaxe & Sword

1 3D Printer + 2 Plastic Units = Real-World Minecraft Pickaxe & Sword
Are you preparing a Minecraft related costume for Halloween? You have a variety of options when it comes to props. You can get the official foam pickaxe from Mojang and ThinkGeek, or you can print one…
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Beeri: Siri-Controlled Robot Serves Beer

Beeri: Siri-Controlled Robot Serves Beer
Apple’s Siri voice assistant is quite clever and very accommodating, but it can’t make things happen in the real world. Not yet anyway. But when combined with Arduino, it’s capable of just about anything. Like controlling…
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Steve Jobs Portrait Made Out of Apples: a Fitting Tribute

Steve Jobs Portrait Made Out of Apples: a Fitting Tribute
It may not be as minimalistic or wallpaper-friendly as that now (in)famous Apple silhouette logo, but this portrait of the late Steve Jobs is still a neat piece of work and a very appropriate one, since…
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Monolith iPhone 4 Projector Case: Super-Size Your iPhone Screen

Monolith iPhone 4 Projector Case: Super-Size Your iPhone Screen
It’s not as high tech as the OmniTouch or the Sixthsense, but the Monolith case for the iPhone 4 is still innovative. Not only does it protect your phone, it also acts as an external battery…
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Atari Flashback 3: 60 Retro Games for the Price of One New Game

Atari Flashback 3: 60 Retro Games for the Price of One New Game
The Atari Flashback 3 is an officially licensed console with has 60 Atari 2600 games built-in. It’s a great gift for the old-school gamer who’s been nice. Or the young gamer who’s been naughty: “I got…
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OmniTouch Kinect-based Wearable Projector: You Are the Touchscreen

OmniTouch Kinect-based Wearable Projector: You Are the Touchscreen
Great minds do think alike. I’m sure some of you still remember the Sixthsense wearable computer by Patti Maes and Pranav Mistry. Here’s an very similar concept device that uses different hardware to arrive at the…
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Keep Calm Konami: Hard to Panic When You’ve Got 30 Lives

Keep Calm Konami: Hard to Panic When You’ve Got 30 Lives
Is this yet another take on one of the oldest and most played out memes? Yes it is. Does it matter? Not really. Besides, it’s not a simple Photoshop of the original poster. Dann Matthews did…
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Stomp Goombas Stylishly with These Hand Painted Mario Shoes

Stomp Goombas Stylishly with These Hand Painted Mario Shoes
If you can’t find – or afford – the official Super Mario Bros. Chuck Taylor shoes, here’s an equally sweet alternative courtesy of Etsy seller Felix Green aka InkheartKicks. Felix painted each pixel himself using acrylic…
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Robot Programmed to Pick Up Poop: It’s Sh*t Like This That Will Bring Skynet on Our Asses

Robot Programmed to Pick Up Poop: It’s Sh*t Like This That Will Bring Skynet on Our Asses
The nerds at the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Laboratory seem to be fond of acronyms. As you may have guessed, GRASP itself is an acronym for General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception. These are the guys…
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MorbidStix Xbox 360 Controller: Steampunk? More Like Keypunk

MorbidStix Xbox 360 Controller: Steampunk? More Like Keypunk
And I thought I’d seen the best steampunk video game controller. This thing of beauty is the work of Minister Morbid of the custom controller maker MorbidStix. It has a (faux) antique burl wood finish, copper…
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Star Wars Sound System with Death Star Subwoofer: The Bass is Strong with This One

Star Wars Sound System with Death Star Subwoofer: The Bass is Strong with This One
Luke, these are your speakers. Major League Mods – who made the projector equipped R2-D2 Xbox 360 casemod – showed off this Star Wars themed sound system at the recently concluded New York Comic-Con. It has…
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Fully Remappable PS3 Controller: It Only Does Every Button.

Fully Remappable PS3 Controller: It Only Does Every Button.
Disabled gamers still have limited options when it comes to customizing controllers to better suit their condition. Fortunately, there are kind hearted souls who are working on a solution, like the folks at Evil Controllers and…
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Black Wii Holiday Bundle Can’t Play Gamecube Games: Should’ve Been Launched Back in April 1

Black Wii Holiday Bundle Can’t Play Gamecube Games: Should’ve Been Launched Back in April 1
Attention parents who always buy the wrong thing: Nintendo will release a Holiday Wii bundle this October 23. I suggest that you don’t buy it. Even if the console and its controllers are in sleek black.…
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Coin4 iPhone 4 Case: Change for Stand

Coin4 iPhone 4 Case: Change for Stand
Instead of using your money to buy a stand, why not use your money to be the stand itself? That’s the idea behind the Coin4 case. Designed by Alexandros Stasinopoulos and Vic Chen, the Coin4 has…
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