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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Remotr Lets You Play PC Games from Your Android Device

Remotr Lets You Play PC Games from Your Android Device
I know the PC gamers out there have been sitting in class or on a bus before playing a game on their Android tablet or smartphone and wished they could actually be playing one of their…
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Shoes that Look Like Meteorites: Debrislliant Idea

Shoes that Look Like Meteorites: Debrislliant Idea
Instead of a sewing machine, Studio Swine used a CNC mill to make its eye-catching Meteorite Shoes. The studio used a 3D scanner to scan meteorite samples at the Natural History Museum. They used the resulting…
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KFC Double Down Dog Replaces Hot Dog Buns with Chicken

KFC Double Down Dog Replaces Hot Dog Buns with Chicken
I’m not a huge fan of hot dogs to begin with. I look at them sort of the same way I look at fish; I might eat one once a year at most. Every now and…
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Minesweeper on the iOS 8 Notification Center: Blow up Your Free Time

Minesweeper on the iOS 8 Notification Center: Blow up Your Free Time
There are many Minesweeper clones for iOS devices, but Serenity Mobile’s Minesweeper – Widget Edition might be the most convenient version yet. As its name implies, it sits right on the Notification Center. That means it’s…
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Chemists Figure out How to “Unboil” Egg Whites: Welcome to the Future

Chemists Figure out How to “Unboil” Egg Whites: Welcome to the Future
Though we still don’t have hoverboards and self-lacing Nike high tops, we have managed to live up to the futuristic image of 2015 predicted by the prophet Zemeckis, thanks to chemists from the University of California,…
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Apple iCloud EULA Turned into Story about Giving up Freedom: Agreeculture

Apple iCloud EULA Turned into Story about Giving up Freedom: Agreeculture
The length and legalese of consumer products’ licensing documents have become running jokes of the 21st century, but the issue’s ramifications are no laughing matter. Graphic design student Florence Meunier may not have found a practical…
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Brand Killer Head-mounted Display Blocks Brands and Logos in Real Time: They Owe You

Brand Killer Head-mounted Display Blocks Brands and Logos in Real Time: They Owe You
Ad-blocking software is a double-edged sword, but overall I still think it needs to exist. But as Sean Tejaratchi so effectively explained, the barrage of ads online is nothing compared to what’s happening in the real…
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Scotty 3D Printing, Scanning & Milling Machine “Teleports” Objects: Beam Me Up and Shave Me Down, Scotty!

Scotty 3D Printing, Scanning & Milling Machine “Teleports” Objects: Beam Me Up and Shave Me Down, Scotty!
A couple of years ago we talked about the Zeus, a 3D printer and scanner that could “fax” an object to another unit by scanning it and then sending the resulting 3D model to the other…
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Wii U Hack Enables Use of Unreleased Amiibo: Ghost out of the Shell

Wii U Hack Enables Use of Unreleased Amiibo: Ghost out of the Shell
Amiibo has become quite a hit for Nintendo, and the company seems keen to roll out as many characters as it can as soon as possible. YouTuber Mema Haxx – who created the Wii U GamePad…
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We Are All Screwed: Spider Robot with Snakes for Legs

We Are All Screwed: Spider Robot with Snakes for Legs
I think we all know who is responsible for ushering in the apocalypse. It’s those scientists at Carnegie Mellon’s Biorobotics Lab. Not content with snake-bots alone, they have now attached some modified snake-bots to a body…
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Knightlight is for Dark Knights

Knightlight is for Dark Knights
This night light is actually a knightlight. Get it? I do and it’s very pun-ny. This humorous and no doubt noble knightlight was created by Professor Theodosius O’Bliviate, a 15-year old crafter and prop maker. And…
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Darth Vader Toaster Force Brands your Bread

Darth Vader Toaster Force Brands your Bread
Last year we talked a bit about a Darth Vader toaster that had turned up and burned the Vader helmet and Star Wars logo onto your bread. Another Darth Vader toaster has turned up and this…
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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ A.I. is a Smooth Criminal

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ A.I. is a Smooth Criminal
The term emergent gameplay or emergent narrative refers to occurrences in games that arise out of the interactions of their mechanics. Some are intentionally induced by game designers, as with the open-ended gameplay of sandbox games…
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James Patterson Offers $294,038 Self-destructing Book

James Patterson Offers $294,038 Self-destructing Book
I like to read, and while I certainly like sci-fi books as much as the next geek, I really like action novels like the Mitch Rapp series. If you like to read James Patterson, the author’s…
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Rainbow Batman Action Figure Set: The ROYGBIV Knight

Rainbow Batman Action Figure Set: The ROYGBIV Knight
Published in March 1957, Detective Comics Vol. 1 #241 is also known as the Rainbow Batman issue. In the comic book, Bruce Wayne wore different colored Batsuits including a rainbow-striped suit. DC Comics made a prototype…
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Dreamcast Controller with Built-in Display: Vii U

Dreamcast Controller with Built-in Display: Vii U
One of the Dreamcast’s most unique features was its Visual Memory Unit (VMU). The VMU plugged into the Dreamcast controller to serve as a memory card, but it also had a tiny monochrome display that was…
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