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Category: Strange + Wonderful

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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Insanely Hydrophobic Metal Makes Water Drops Bounce Right Off

Insanely Hydrophobic Metal Makes Water Drops Bounce Right Off
We all want gadgets that are able to survive the occasional splash or spill without shorting out and turning into useless bricks. A group of researchers at the University of Rochester have created a new metal…
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3D Printed 6-story Building: Ink Different

3D Printed 6-story Building: Ink Different
Just 3 years ago the thought of using 3D printing to create buildings – even a tiny one – seemed like a pipe dream. But last year we saw a miniature castle that was entirely 3D…
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Flip-dot Display Wall: 0.5K Resolution

Flip-dot Display Wall: 0.5K Resolution
Video chat app maker ooVoo wanted to stand out at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), so they built a gigantic array flip-dot panels and got them working as one display. Hack A Day interviewed ooVoo…
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Cadbury Chestburster Creme Egg: No Bunny Knows Easter like an Alien

Cadbury Chestburster Creme Egg: No Bunny Knows Easter like an Alien
Cadbury Creme Eggs are the best! At least they were until the company changed the recipe. Now we see why. Apparently the plan was to have a lot of people with holes in their chest on…
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Mario Gets AI So He Can Play His Way

Mario Gets AI So He Can Play His Way
The thought of a Mario with feelings and the ability to make his own decision in game is a bit strange, but that is exactly what a team of researchers claim they have been able to…
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Researchers Make a Saw Blade from Shark Teeth

Researchers Make a Saw Blade from Shark Teeth
Science is a great excuse to do just about anything crazy. Crossing a shark with a power saw? Hell yeah. For science! The Jawzall is a reciprocating saw with a blade made from shark teeth. It…
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Snake Bite Foiled by Stormtrooper Armor

Snake Bite Foiled by Stormtrooper Armor
I never really understood the point of Stormtrooper armor. Blasters go right though the stuff, making it useless except for looking cool. A geek named Scott Loxley has been walking across Australia wearing his Stormtrooper armor…
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Cubic: An Omnipresent Personal Assistant with Personality

Cubic: An Omnipresent Personal Assistant with Personality
If Cubic Robotics sales pitch is to be believed, we’re one big step closer to having a personal assistant on the level of J.A.R.V.I.S. in Iron Man and Samantha in Her. Its presenting its Android-based Cubic…
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Endangered Whale Testicle Beer: WTF?

Endangered Whale Testicle Beer: WTF?
So, next week I’m headed to Iceland for a few days. I plan to have some fun and drink some beer, but I don’t plan to drink this new Icelandic beer, because it has endangered Fin…
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This Turtle Robot Creates Works of Art on the Beach

This Turtle Robot Creates Works of Art on the Beach
This is Beachbot, the world’s first autonomous sand art robot. It was developed by ETH Zurich and the Zurich division of Disney Research. Basically, it’s a Disney Mutant Robot Turtle – further proof that Disney wants…
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Glitter Bomb: Ship Your Enemies Glitter is Pure, Brilliant, Eviiilll

Glitter Bomb: Ship Your Enemies Glitter is Pure, Brilliant, Eviiilll
I have a ten-year-old daughter, which means roughly 97% of all the clothing in our home has glitter on it. I’m not sure if all the glitter that ends up on my skin is from the…
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Macintosh Concept Pays Homage to its Ancestor, Needs Food Badly

Macintosh Concept Pays Homage to its Ancestor, Needs Food Badly
German gadget blog Curved came up with a concept for a modern Macintosh that combines the Apple of the past with the Apple of the present. Its concept desktop computer mimics the outline of the original…
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