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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Aura Wireless Christmas Lights: Oh Christmas Tree! Thy Lights Are so Untangled

Aura Wireless Christmas Lights: Oh Christmas Tree! Thy Lights Are so Untangled
A new lighting system on Kickstarter is going to make decorating Christmas trees much easier. Called Aura, it consists of LED balls that are powered wirelessly by an electromagnetic transmitter, which fits inside or at the…
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Smart Kapp Screencasting Whiteboard: You Get a Note! You Get a Note! Everybody Gets a Note!

Smart Kapp Screencasting Whiteboard: You Get a Note! You Get a Note! Everybody Gets a Note!
Last October, we talked about WriteBoard, a concept for a touchscreen display that can stream its screen to mobile devices. Its fundraiser is a complete flop, but if you were hoping for such a device check…
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Pong for Pedestrians Now a Real Device: Why Did the Chicken Not Cross the Street?

Pong for Pedestrians Now a Real Device: Why Did the Chicken Not Cross the Street?
Back in 2012 we found out about StreetPong, a concept for a fun way to encourage pedestrians to wait for the Walk sign to go off before crossing a street. Sandro Engel, Amelie Künzler and Holger…
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Keewifi Router Authenticates Nearby Devices without the Need for Passwords: Hold and Surf

Keewifi Router Authenticates Nearby Devices without the Need for Passwords: Hold and Surf
The Keewifi is a router that lets you have a convoluted Wi-Fi password yet allow people to log on without typing a single thing. That’s because it can automatically authenticate devices that are held close to…
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Catbus Cosplay: Meowza!

Catbus Cosplay: Meowza!
Attendees of the 2014 Japanese pop culture convention Youmacon were greeted with one of the largest costumes I’ve ever seen. It’s a cosplay of Catbus, the Cheshire Cat-like creature from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro. Here’s …
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This Fabric Permanently Smells Like Whisky

This Fabric Permanently Smells Like Whisky
I don’t know about you, but I have always dreamed of being able to smell like whiskey 24/7. Today is the day when dreams come true. The Heriot Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design teamed…
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Creepy “Hologram” Invades London Railway Station

Creepy “Hologram” Invades London Railway Station
Scott Beale over at Laughing Squid encountered something downright unsettling on a recent trip to London. No, it wasn’t a killer robot, but something else that is downright creepy.…
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iPhone 6/6 Plus & Samsung Galaxy Note 4 80x Telescope Lens: Closer than Closer

iPhone 6/6 Plus & Samsung Galaxy Note 4 80x Telescope Lens: Closer than Closer
We’ve seen a microscope add-on for iOS devices that has 80x magnification. The Super Spy telescope lens for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on the other hand has 80x optical…
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McDonald’s Japan gets Crabs

McDonald’s Japan gets Crabs
McDonalds Japan routinely rolls out some very weird food items that are only offered in that country. One such food item was that purple sweet potato shake offered a few months back. This time out, McDonald’s…
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PlayStation History Collection 20th Anniversary Edition: Cuteness Awaits

PlayStation History Collection 20th Anniversary Edition: Cuteness Awaits
A few years ago Takara Tomy released the PlayStation History Collection 1, which consists of scale models of the four original PlayStation variants. With the console celebrating its 20th birthday this year, Takara Tomy has released…
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Selfie Doll: Custom-Made Dolls from Photographs

Selfie Doll: Custom-Made Dolls from Photographs
Dolls aren’t just for kids anymore. Grown-ups and kids at heart still enjoy the novelty of dolls, specially those that are designed in their image and likeness. One such doll is the Selfie Doll, which you…
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Ultrasound Haptic Feedback Lets You Feel Virtual Objects: Good Vibes

Ultrasound Haptic Feedback Lets You Feel Virtual Objects: Good Vibes
Virtual reality has reached the point where it can easily fool our vision and sense of depth and balance. But if it’s to be truly believable our sense of touch needs to be indulged as well.…
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Minneapolis Man Reveals That He Is Spider-Man in Self-Written Obituary

Minneapolis Man Reveals That He Is Spider-Man in Self-Written Obituary
Obituaries are often rather depressing, for reasons which should be fairly obvious. Normally they’re written in a somber tone the reminds the reader not of the person being remembered, but of the fact that they should…
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3D Printed BB-8 Roll Your Own Droid!

3D Printed BB-8 Roll Your Own Droid!
Remember that lovable rolly-polly droid that rolled into our hearts during its brief appearance in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer? Of course you do. It was only a few days ago. Disney certainly wasted…
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Bottoms Up Doorbell Dings Wine Glasses: Toaster

Bottoms Up Doorbell Dings Wine Glasses: Toaster
Smart doorbells are all the rage these days, but I’d rather have Droog’s Bottoms Up Doorbell. Invented by Peter van der Jagt, this delightful mechanical doorbell strikes two wine glasses to produce sound. Check out one…
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Giant Inflatable Tank: Air Force

Giant Inflatable Tank: Air Force
If you need to build up your army on the cheap, or you know, just make it look like you have an army, just buy some inflatable tanks. The size and color scheme of these tanks…
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