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Author Archive: Lambert Varias

Wozniak’s Conundrum: Mac + Typewriter = Steampunk PC

Wozniak’s Conundrum: Mac + Typewriter = Steampunk PC
Upgrading a computer’s hardware with updated components is a good way of prolonging its life. But Steve La Riccia was able to achieve the same thing by doing the opposite. His fully functional steampunk computer is…
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Minifigs of Characters of Game of Thrones

Minifigs of Characters of Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Fire and Ice has long been popular, but it got a massive boost of stardom with the new HBO TV series Game of Thrones. If that’s not validation…
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Déjà Vu RFID Purse Concept: for Forgetful Geeks

Déjà Vu RFID Purse Concept: for Forgetful Geeks
Last month we saw proof that practical technology can be seamlessly integrated into fashionable items. The Déjà Vu concept is another promising example. Made by MIT students Heidi Chen and Nicole Tariverdian, it’s a bag that…
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Star Trek Bottle Opener Set: Pop That Iw Hlq

Star Trek Bottle Opener Set: Pop That Iw Hlq
Having drinks with your friends and qorDu’? No need to bring out a phaser or a bat’leth. The tools in the Star Trek-themed bottle opener gift set will do the trick, whether you need to pop…
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Star Wars-themed Lamborghini Murcielago Goes From Here to Far, Far Away in 12 Parsecs

Star Wars-themed Lamborghini Murcielago Goes From Here to Far, Far Away in 12 Parsecs
Okay maybe it’s not that fast, but I dare you to show me geeky car that can go faster than this bad boy. Shane, I see your H-Wing Honda and raise you a Lamborghini Murcielago. The…
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Lethal Pro Stand Secures Gadgets, Scares Owners

Lethal Pro Stand Secures Gadgets, Scares Owners
The Joby Gorillapod has a new challenger in the versatile gadget holder/stand game. The Lethal Pro by Zoll may not have an animal in it’s name, but it looks very much like one,  and it’s not…
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Woman Wants to Have Prosthetic Eye-Camera: the Fifteen Thousand Dollar Woman

Woman Wants to Have Prosthetic Eye-Camera: the Fifteen Thousand Dollar Woman
I’m sure some of you still remember Rob Spence and his Eyeborg project, which aims to develop a video camera that fits in a prosthetic eye, effectively substituting for the one Spence lost when he was…
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Fleet Commander: the Best Star Wars Game to Never Exist

Fleet Commander: the Best Star Wars Game to Never Exist
…not officially anyway. Arthur Nishimoto, a graduate student at the University of Illinois’ Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL), is currently working on a touch-based real-time strategy game based on the Star Wars universe. The rest of us…
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FitBot Shape-Shifting Mannequins: These are the Droids that You Look Like

FitBot Shape-Shifting Mannequins: These are the Droids that You Look Like
A company called Fits.Me has invented robotic mannequins that can emulate thousands of different body types. The – wait, eager commenter. Before you launch into an immaculately-spelled, benevolent and profanity-free tirade deriding the laziness of man,…
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Guy Builds Robot Arm to Play Coin Dozer: Gold Farmer

Guy Builds Robot Arm to Play Coin Dozer: Gold Farmer
Many iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad owners are addicted to Coin Dozer, the virtual arcade coin-pushing game. I apologize in advance to those who are going to be addicted to it because of this post. YouTuber …
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Rock Paper Scissors Dice Would Make D&D Games Much Simpler

Rock Paper Scissors Dice Would Make D&D Games Much Simpler
Roll 3d6 to save? How about you and the Dungeon Master go head-to-head, best of five with the ol’ Rock Paper Scissors? It’s also good for settling petty disputes among friends. Who gets to ride shotgun?…
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iPhone Sync/Charge Cable w/ USB Hub Should Come Free With All MacBooks

iPhone Sync/Charge Cable w/ USB Hub Should Come Free With All MacBooks
Apple’s laptops are slim and sexy, but their svelte figures come at a price, and I’m not just talking about how much they cost. Not only do they have too few USB ports – all of…
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Star Trek Enterprise & Shuttle Salt & Pepper Shakers: Salt Me Up, Scotty!

Star Trek Enterprise & Shuttle Salt & Pepper Shakers: Salt Me Up, Scotty!
Boldly go to the dinner table armed with the Star Trek Enterprise and shuttle shakers. Watch as your housemates and relatives try their hardest to resist making spaceship sounds when someone asks them to pass the…
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Mouse Belt Buckles Don’t Double-Click to Open

Mouse Belt Buckles Don’t Double-Click to Open
Soon to be husband-and-wife team Holly and PJ have set up an Etsy shop in order to help pay for their wedding next year. PJ usually makes hemp and leather buckles, but while discarding a box…
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Nyan Cat Progress Bar Will Have You Shuffling Files All Day

Nyan Cat Progress Bar Will Have You Shuffling Files All Day
Are you still addicted to the hypnotic and trippy Nyan Cat? Well now you can have it dancing around your desktop and hear its nyan-tastic theme music every time you transfer or download a file, thanks…
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Flashed Face Distortion Effect: Ugly Optical Illusion

Flashed Face Distortion Effect: Ugly Optical Illusion
Sean Murphy was looking at sets of faces for one of his experiments when he observed something really freaky. Skimming fairly rapidly through pictures of two faces side-by-side, Murphy started noticing that some of the people…
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