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Category: Just Plain Fun

Recycling at Its Wearable Best: Keyboard Earrings

Recycling at Its Wearable Best: Keyboard Earrings
Raise your hand if you don’t have or have access to an old keyboard. If you didn’t raise your hand, I’m pretty sure you’re an alien. For the rest of us… what’s a girl to do…
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Moving Pictures: Motionportrait Technology Can Make a Moving Cg Face From a Single Picture

Moving Pictures: Motionportrait Technology Can Make a Moving Cg Face From a Single Picture
Japan-based MotionPortrait Inc. has developed a way of making a three-dimensional image of a person’s face based only on a single headshot. What’s really impressive about MotionPortrait technology is that the CG face moves and can…
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Miffy Digital Audio Player: Minimalist Cuteness

Miffy Digital Audio Player: Minimalist Cuteness
Miffy is a children’s book character made by Dutch author Dick Bruna in 1955. Although she’s obviously a rabbit, her resemblance to Hello Kitty has made her a hit not just in the Netherlands but in…
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Forget Antiques, Get a Pc-in-a-Vase

Forget Antiques, Get a Pc-in-a-Vase
ECS surprised a lot of folks at the recently started Computex exhibition in Taipei by presenting a vase. Not an antique vase, but a PC vase, complete with optical drive. It’s sleek and funny and your…
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Pong Hat, for Playing the Classic Game With Your Eyebrows

Pong Hat, for Playing the Classic Game With Your Eyebrows
Oh, that Arduino. Is there anything you can’t accomplish with an Arduino and a little bit of know-how? Whether your project is of a serious nature, or dedicated to playing Pong with your eyebrows–like this one…
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USB Retro Vacuum Cleaner: Old Gadgets Don’t Die, They Just Get Miniaturized

USB Retro Vacuum Cleaner: Old Gadgets Don’t Die, They Just Get Miniaturized
That’s the story of gadgets right there. They start out big and clunky, but pretty soon they’ll be replaced with better and smaller versions of themselves. I still remember the early “mobile” phones, which were mobile…
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Perfect Petzzz: Cute or Stupid?

Perfect Petzzz: Cute or Stupid?
Welcome to another edition of Cute or Stupid?, where we examine stuff and mull over their existence, whether they are useless but cute or just plain useless and therefore stupid. Today we have Perfect Petzzz, “life…
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Space Invaders Soaps Take Over Bathrooms Everywhere

Space Invaders Soaps Take Over Bathrooms Everywhere
Now if you’re a regular reader of Technabob, you know that we’ve spent more than our share of time digging up cool geeky craft over on Etsy. On a recent expedition through the massive online craft…
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Lighter Spy Camcorder Equipped With Amazing “Mircophone” Technology

Lighter Spy Camcorder Equipped With Amazing “Mircophone” Technology
That’s right folks. Brando – who else – are selling a spy camcorder that looks like a lighter, but the most amazing thing about it is not its disguise but its audio capturing device, something called…
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LEGO Flamethrower Will have You Shitting Bricks

LEGO Flamethrower Will have You Shitting Bricks
Here’s a warning to all the bullies out there who like to make fun of nerds: don’t mess with people who can build flamethrowers out of LEGOs. See, all they need are some bricks and a…
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Wiiearth: Travel the World From the Safety of Your Couch

Wiiearth: Travel the World From the Safety of Your Couch
If you happen to enjoy fiddling around with Google Maps and other similar tools, you might be interested in the homebrew app WiiEarth. Just as with Google Earth, you can zoom around the world, checking out…
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Outhouse and Toilet Paper Lights: It’S Farty Time!

Outhouse and Toilet Paper Lights: It’S Farty Time!
Finally, party lights for the people you hate. Get a bunch of these outhouse and toilet paper lights and use them at your archenemy’s (boss, mother-in-law, pet cat) birthday party. It’s sure to eliminate whatever minuscule…
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Delicious Bacon Bits Disappoint When Revealed as iPod Cases

Delicious Bacon Bits Disappoint When Revealed as iPod Cases
Everyone loves bacon, even people who say they don’t. It’s a rule. So of course this little bacony case wins stomachs hearts at first glance. At second glance? You find out it’s not bacon, and then…
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Robo-Q Optimus Prime and Bumblebee: Tiny Transformers

Robo-Q Optimus Prime and Bumblebee: Tiny Transformers
Just because you’re a robot in disguise doesn’t mean you have to be huge. These tiny little versions of two popular Transformers autobots prove quite the contrary. The latest in TakaraTomy’s Robo-Q series, these palm-sized Optimus…
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Pac-Man and Galaga Ornaments Perfect for Any Holiday

Pac-Man and Galaga Ornaments Perfect for Any Holiday
Sure, Christmas is almost seven months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start getting in the spirit really, really early. Especially if you really, really love your retro video games. I first eyed Hallmark’s keepsake…
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Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Goes for a Swim

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Goes for a Swim
With the warm weather season finally upon us (sorry Australian and New Zealand readers), you’re probably hoping to spend lots of time in the pool this Summer. But just because you’re floating around on an inflatable…
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