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Category: Strange + Wonderful

This Soft Robot Moves Like an Octopus

This Soft Robot Moves Like an Octopus
Well, it looks like the creatures of the sea aren’t safe from robots taking their jobs either. Researchers in Italy are constructing a multi-armed soft robot that functions both in and out of water. That way…

Robotic Birds That Scare Away Real Birds: Botrification

Robotic Birds That Scare Away Real Birds: Botrification
Birds are like deer. They symbolize nature, freedom and all those heartwarming concepts, but in truth they can be annoying and cause a lot of damage. They eat crops, interfere at airports, hang out at harbors…
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NexDock Laptop Dock: Atrix Reloaded

NexDock Laptop Dock: Atrix Reloaded
Last week we checked out Ben Heck’s keyboard and display in a box that he made to test dev kits. I mentioned that it should be a gadget that already exists. It turns out it does,…

This Seashell Lets You Hear the Radio, Not the Ocean

This Seashell Lets You Hear the Radio, Not the Ocean
Normally, people hold seashells up to their ear to hear the ocean, but that’s not the case with these seashells. To celebrate 90 years of radio in Japan, Japanese radio station BayFM has collected 100 sazae…

OppoSuits Pac-Man Suit & Tie: Pelletstripe

OppoSuits Pac-Man Suit & Tie: Pelletstripe
OppoSuits makes suits with loud and themed patterns. One of their newest products is an officially licensed Pac-Man suit, which is printed all over with the stage, pellets, ghosts and the yellow man himself. The modern…

WebTorrent Desktop Streaming Torrent Client: Peer-to-Play

WebTorrent Desktop Streaming Torrent Client: Peer-to-Play
You may know programmer Feross Aboukhadijeh from his real-time YouTube search page YouTube Instant. But Feross has been working on something much bigger called WebTorrent. It’s a JavaScript torrent client for web browsers that uses WebRTC,…

Man Builds Robot That Looks Like Scarlett Johansson: RoboScarJo

Man Builds Robot That Looks Like Scarlett Johansson: RoboScarJo
The wonders of modern technology. These days if you are lonely, you can build yourself a robot bride. You probably shouldn’t, but you can if you want to. And if you do, why not build one…

Alien Queen Piggy Bank: In Space, No One Can Hear You Spend

Alien Queen Piggy Bank: In Space, No One Can Hear You Spend
Normally when I want to save my quarters, I just toss them in this jar my wife has on the nightstand, or I just leave them in my pockets so they can fall out in the…

Flippaper Turns Drawings into Virtual Pinball Playfields: Tilt A Sketch

Flippaper Turns Drawings into Virtual Pinball Playfields: Tilt A Sketch
There are several applications that let you make digital pinball machines, but perhaps none of them are as easy and quirky as the Flippaper. Made by arists Jérémie Cortial and Roman Miletitch, this pinball machine makes …

The FOO Show Virtual Reality Talk Show: Spooky Boogie

The FOO Show Virtual Reality Talk Show: Spooky Boogie
Last year, Tested co-founder Will Smith left the successful geek website to test the viability of virtual reality as a media platform. Now we can see his vision come to fruition. Will’s new show The FOO …

Robot Plays Settlers of Catan

Robot Plays Settlers of Catan
One thing that really stinks about playing games like Settlers of Catan is that if you or your friend accidentally bumps the board, all of the roads and cities go flying everywhere. Robots don’t have that…

Chromecast in a CRT TV: Cast from the Past

Chromecast in a CRT TV: Cast from the Past
Last month we checked out Dr. Moddnstine’s modern PC in a ’90s tower. It turns out that he found a 1978 General Electric CRT TV in the same heap as the tower, and he couldn’t let…

ManCan Lets You Take Your Keg Anywhere

ManCan Lets You Take Your Keg Anywhere
Even though the name ManCan sounds like a portable bathroom device, it is actually a beer keg that you can take anywhere. Imagine taking an afternoon hike and stopping for a breather as you serve yourself…

Hack Replicates 3D Printed Object Based on 3D Printer’s Sound: Solid Echo

Hack Replicates 3D Printed Object Based on 3D Printer’s Sound: Solid Echo
It’s a tired joke, but there’s a real risk that mass adoption of 3D printing and 3D modeling will equate digital piracy with physical theft. Now it turns out you don’t have to swipe a 3D…

ThinkGeek Useless Light Switch: Home Automation, Decepticon Style

ThinkGeek Useless Light Switch: Home Automation, Decepticon Style
April Fools’ Day is ThinkGeek’s Christmas. The company once again prepared several fake products for our amusement, with the best one being the Useless Light Switch. It’s like the useless machine, only it doesn’t just turn…

vMocion 3v Tricks Your Brain into Experiencing Motion: Shockulus Rift

vMocion 3v Tricks Your Brain into Experiencing Motion: Shockulus Rift
With the arrival of the Oculus Rift and other virtual reality headsets, we’re going to get more and more experiences that fool us visually and aurally. But motion remains unconquered. A company called vMocion claims it…
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