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Author Archive: Lambert Varias

CogniToys Children’s Toy Uses IBM Watson to Talk to Kids: Baby Deep Blue

CogniToys Children’s Toy Uses IBM Watson to Talk to Kids: Baby Deep Blue
A couple of years ago, I talked about Supertoy, which claimed to be an interactive talking kid’s toy. Sadly, it seems that the development of the toy has stalled, leaving many of its backers frustrated. This…
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Street Fighter Played with Pianos: Sound Fighter

Street Fighter Played with Pianos: Sound Fighter
Back in 2013 we saw an old piano that was turned into a controller for Doom. The Sound Fighter project had a similar goal – play Street Fighter Alpha 3 on pianos. But whereas the Doom…
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Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas

Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas
New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) students Rosalie Yu and Alon Chitayat came up with Skin Deep, an art installation that’s best described as a virtual form of body painting. They made 3D models of…
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The Realm System Resistance-based Motion Controller: Work Hard to Play Hard

The Realm System Resistance-based Motion Controller: Work Hard to Play Hard
If you liked using the Wii, the PlayStation Move or the Kinect, keep an eye on The Realm System. Like the Wii and PS Move, it has a pair of handheld motion controllers but it also…
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Beam Smart Projector Screws into Light Sockets: Bulbflix

Beam Smart Projector Screws into Light Sockets: Bulbflix
These days, there are projectors small enough that you can easily mount them wherever you want. But the Beam smart projector provides an even more convenient option, because it screws into and gets power from E26…
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R2-D2 Felt Purse: A Real Bag of Tricks

R2-D2 Felt Purse: A Real Bag of Tricks
Etsy shop KruKru Studio is known for making quirky bags in odd shapes and models, including a TARDIS purse, a Dalek purse and a bag that looks like a fire extinguisher. One of its latest items…
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Super Mario Big Ballpoint Pens: The Pipe Is Mightier than the Sword

Super Mario Big Ballpoint Pens: The Pipe Is Mightier than the Sword
What do you get when you infuse a pen with a Super Mushroom? Taito’s Super Mario Big Ballpoint Pens. The set comes with two pens, each about 12″ tall with a miniature Mario or Luigi on…
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Back to the Future DeLorean iPhone 6 Case: It’s About Time

Back to the Future DeLorean iPhone 6 Case: It’s About Time
Along with the Tim Burton Batmobile iPhone 6 case, Bandai also added this Back to the Future DeLorean DMC-12 to its Crazy Case series. The case has light up headlights and flux bands, and its hood…
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3D Printed Miniature Buildings: Ittyblox

3D Printed Miniature Buildings: Ittyblox
A few years ago, we featured fan-made 3D printed replicas of some of the buildings in SimCity 2000. You can still download and print those designs, but if you don’t have access to a 3D printer,…
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LEGO UCS Star Wars TIE Fighter: Eye of Sith Lords

LEGO UCS Star Wars TIE Fighter: Eye of Sith Lords
Eyeball this eyeball. The Ultimate Collector Series LEGO TIE Fighter 79095 is a 19.5″ high, 12″ long, and 12.2″ wide scale model of the Empire’s staple starfighter. It will come with a 360º display stand, a…
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DIY Legend of Zelda Nightlight: Fauxntom Stained Glass

DIY Legend of Zelda Nightlight: Fauxntom Stained Glass
Redditor BigBadBobBitchin made this beautiful The Legend of Zelda-themed nightlight as a Valentine’s Day for his girlfriend. The nightlight looks like an armory, with some of Link’s swords and shields displayed in front of a fake…
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Dr. Martens Adventure Time Boots: Martens the Footwear

Dr. Martens Adventure Time Boots: Martens the Footwear
Yeezy Boost? Pfff. I’d rather have these mathemagical boots! These Doc Martens leather shoes are for doctors, princesses, Doctor Princesses and all Adventure Time fans. Morph into a browser and order the shoes from Solestruck. The…
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Seer Head-mounted Display Has 100ºFOV: Augmented Reality or Augmented Screen?

Seer Head-mounted Display Has 100ºFOV: Augmented Reality or Augmented Screen?
Head-mounted displays (HMD) have been around for years, though they tend to be prohibitively expensive. Caputer Labs is touting its Seer as an augmented reality display, though it could end up simply being a cheap HMD…
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Google & Mattel Relaunch the View-Master as a Kid’s VR Headset: VRiew-Master

Google & Mattel Relaunch the View-Master as a Kid’s VR Headset: VRiew-Master
Google and toymaker Mattel are taking the classic View-Master toy to its logical evolution by relaunching it as a virtual reality headset for kids. Instead of holding cardboard disks, the new View-Master holds a smartphone and…
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DIY LEGO 3D Headset: Oculus Bricks

DIY LEGO 3D Headset: Oculus Bricks
If you have a cache of LEGO, you can skip Google’s Cardboard VR headset and do what Redditor lordrothschild did. Just add a couple of lenses from magnifying glasses and a cloth strap and you’re ready…
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Legend of Zelda Floating Rupee Engagement Ring Treasure Chest: A Link to the Yes

Legend of Zelda Floating Rupee Engagement Ring Treasure Chest: A Link to the Yes
Grab your loved one’s heart container with this awesome ring container. Etsy seller Zachariah Cruise cleverly mounted a rupee-shaped box inside a treasure chest to make it look like it’s floating in mid-air. The chest has…
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