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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Walking Robot Has Drone Scout: Banjo-Kazooiebot

Walking Robot Has Drone Scout: Banjo-Kazooiebot
A couple of weeks ago we checked out ETH Zurich Autonomous Systems Lab’s walking robot that had a drone launching pad. That combos nicely with one of the Lab’s latest projects: a similar pair working together…
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Sharp RoBoHoN is a Walking, Talking Robot Phone

Sharp RoBoHoN is a Walking, Talking Robot Phone
I’ve seen some strange gadgets out of Japan over the years, and the latest oddity is the Sharp RoBoHoN. It’s a robot that has a phone built in. It has the ability to make calls and…
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Best Buy Has a Robot Salesperson

Best Buy Has a Robot Salesperson
Here’s another job that robots have taken – Best Buy employee. That’s right, Best Buy is experimenting with full automation, at least when it comes to selling old media like CDs and DVDs. This New York…
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UmbraCity Umbrella Sharing Service Has You Covered

UmbraCity Umbrella Sharing Service Has You Covered
Last August, the University of British Columbia (UBC) became the first location to have a semi-automated umbrella sharing service, thanks to a new company called UmbraCity. The photo below shows UmbraCity co-founders Amir Entezari (left) and…
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Valve Employee Proposes Using Virtual Reality: Second Life

Valve Employee Proposes Using Virtual Reality: Second Life
Valve employee Chandler Murch used Valve and HTC’s Vive virtual reality system to propose to his now fiancé Kelly Tortorice, who shared photos of the proposal on her Facebook page. Kelly said Chandler asked her to…
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Lian-Li PC-TU300 Carry-on Luggage Tower: LAN Party-approved

Lian-Li PC-TU300 Carry-on Luggage Tower: LAN Party-approved
Lian-Li’s luggage-style PC-TU series PC cases have a rugged design and flip handle. The first two PC-TU models could fit only mini-ITX and mini-DTX motherboards, but the new PC-TU300 has enough room for mini-ATX and ATX…
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Portable Pizza Pouch: Tomato Tie

Portable Pizza Pouch: Tomato Tie
Don’t be like Pizza Rat. Keep your pizza fresh with the Portable Pizza Pouch. This necklace / bag / protective device will let you keep a spare piece of pizza at hand for emergency use. Don’t…
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Chewbacca Toilet Paper Dispenser Takes Sh*t from Nobody

Chewbacca Toilet Paper Dispenser Takes Sh*t from Nobody
One of my favorite characters from Star Wars was always Chewie. His only form of communication is his growls, unless you beat him in a game. Then he might rip your arm out of its socket.…
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Boogie Dice Sound-Activated, Self-Rolling Dice: Rock to Roll

Boogie Dice Sound-Activated, Self-Rolling Dice: Rock to Roll
Dice cups and dice towers are well and good, but Boogie Dice are more portable while still being convenient. Each Boogie Dice die has a motor inside that lets it roll on its own. By default,…
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Tempescope: Weather in a Box

Tempescope: Weather in a Box
The weather – it’s that thing that you can easily confirm by looking out the window or literally typing “weather” on Google, yet somehow has a billion apps dedicated to it. There are so many free…
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Chinese Glass-bottom Bridge (Probably) Won’t Collapse

Chinese Glass-bottom Bridge (Probably) Won’t Collapse
China isn’t exactly known for its safety guidelines and building standards. It’s more known for cutting corners and having few protections in place for people and the environment. I’d be a bit nervous about walking on…
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Snake with Solid Snake & Liquid Snake: Snake? Snake!

Snake with Solid Snake & Liquid Snake: Snake? Snake!
It had to be Snakes. Snake? Snake! is developer Virtually Competent’s entry to the Duplicade game jam. It’s based on the classic mobile game Snake except instead of the titular animal, players control Metal Gear Solids‘…
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Pooch Selfie Makes Dogs as Self-Absorbed as Their Masters

Pooch Selfie Makes Dogs as Self-Absorbed as Their Masters
The Pooch Selfie is surely one of the signs of the apocalypse. Like the Selfie Spoon, it is a product that shows a society on the decline, and makes me want to run around freaking out, …
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Rhei Ferrofluid Clock: A Clock and Its Blob

Rhei Ferrofluid Clock: A Clock and Its Blob
You may have seen Zelf Koelman’s mesmerizing Ferrolic, a clock that uses ferrofluid to display digits and a variety of complex animations. Damjan Stanković and Marko Pavlović’s Rhei is a simpler but equally notable take on…
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Circuit Board EP Generates a Unique Song Per Copy: Schrödinger’s Track

Circuit Board EP Generates a Unique Song Per Copy: Schrödinger’s Track
Artists usually place a hidden track or two in their albums. The upcoming three EPs of electronic artist Captain Credible on the other hand will each have a randomly generated track. The Dead Cats EPs are…
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Glowforge Laser Cutter: Make-A-Sketch

Glowforge Laser Cutter: Make-A-Sketch
“What if you could cut a piece of wood in half by drawing a line on it?”, Glowforge Founder and CEO Dan Shapiro asks in his interview with Tested. That’s the elevator pitch for his company’s…
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