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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Oombrella Umbrella: Cloud-connected Rain Shield

Oombrella Umbrella: Cloud-connected Rain Shield
The last several months here in Texas have been incredibly wet and rainy; we got ten inches of rain in some areas in 24 hours not long ago. We have had all sorts of floods and…
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Domino’s Has a Pizza Delivery Robot

Domino’s Has a Pizza Delivery Robot
Humans delivering your pizza? Forget that. Domino’s Pizza has an alternative to unreliable humans, with the unveiling of its autonomous delivery robot in Australia. It goes by the name of DRU which stands for Domino’s Robotic…
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Changing Faces in Videos in Real Time: Literally Putting Words in Someone Else’s Mouth

Changing Faces in Videos in Real Time: Literally Putting Words in Someone Else’s Mouth
Last October, we checked out a tracking and animation system that creates a realistic computer animated face based on one person’s face and another person’s facial movements. Most of the researchers continued to work on that…
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Trumpet 3D Printed While Being Shipped: Rush Job

Trumpet 3D Printed While Being Shipped: Rush Job
This fun commercial for Dutch parcel company PostNL took advantage of 3D printing to deliver a trumpet that did not exist until after the box that it came in was shipped. With the help of 3D…
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Atari Flashback 2 Stuffed Inside Atari 2600 Cart: Pocket Atari

Atari Flashback 2 Stuffed Inside Atari 2600 Cart: Pocket Atari
We’re big fans of Sharon aka lovablechevy’s portable console mods, so we were very happy when she pointed us to her latest creation. She crammed the Atari Flashback 2 – an Atari 2600 variant with 42…
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SCAMP Robot Flies, Perches & Climbs: Cosmic Spider-Bot

SCAMP Robot Flies, Perches & Climbs: Cosmic Spider-Bot
First, we saw a robot that could both fly and walk. Then we saw a robot that could fly, walk and perch. Now we have SCAMP, a robot that can do all of the above as…
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Big Mac Gives the Finger to Molten Copper

Big Mac Gives the Finger to Molten Copper
I used to get so excited growing up when we were going out to McDonalds. It was really all about the fries and the playground for me. Today going to McDonalds means that I’m broke and…
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Lyric Speaker Displays Song Lyrics: Sing & Tell

Lyric Speaker Displays Song Lyrics: Sing & Tell
One of the Spotify desktop app’s coolest features is its ability to display the lyrics of the song that’s currently playing, turning your PC into a cheap karaoke machine. An upcoming speaker called Lyric Speaker has…
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Modular Metamaterial Can Be Programmed to Shapeshift: Real Life DynoCaps

Modular Metamaterial Can Be Programmed to Shapeshift: Real Life DynoCaps
We’re one small step closer to having Dragon Ball‘s miraculous capsules, thanks to a group of scientists that have created a metamaterial that can be programmed to change its shape, volume and stiffness. The scientists, led…
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Bento Watch Packs Lunch and Chopsticks: It’s Bento Time!

Bento Watch Packs Lunch and Chopsticks: It’s Bento Time!
Oh Japan, you never fail me with your oddness and yummy foods. This time out we have a handcrafted watch that hides lunch in its watch face. It might not have enough food to fill you…
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LED Animated Neck Tie Brings the Party to the Office

LED Animated Neck Tie Brings the Party to the Office
So you need to wear a tie to the office but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still party like it’s 1999. This LED Animated Neck Tie will let you party whenever the mood strikes you,…
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Pigeons Carry Tiny Sensors in Adorable Backpacks to Monitor London Pollution

Pigeons Carry Tiny Sensors in Adorable Backpacks to Monitor London Pollution
I live in a more rural area so I don’t have the hatred of pigeons that some city dwellers have, you might not find this quite as adorable as I do. A company has released a…
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MBI Matchlights Look Light Matchsticks, Are Actually Tiny Flashlights

MBI Matchlights Look Light Matchsticks, Are Actually Tiny Flashlights
We all know the trusty old matchbook. Whether you use it for smoking or camping, matchbooks have been around forever. They are pretty handy. How about a matchbook full of tiny flashlights? That’s what MBI Matchlights…
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DIY Remote Controlled Flamethrower: Wi-Fire

DIY Remote Controlled Flamethrower: Wi-Fire
The Internet of Things isn’t just about connecting your garage door to your car or your fridge to Amazon. It can also be about connecting your smartphone to a flamethrower, as SparkFun’s Nick Poole shows in…
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Eyeglasses with Autofocus: Omnifocals

Eyeglasses with Autofocus: Omnifocals
The lenses in prescription eyeglasses are usually tailored to the wearer’s vision. There are also multifocal or progressive lenses that provide different focal powers, but each power is confined to portions of the lens. That’s why…
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BigScreen Virtual Reality App Lets You Hang out and Share Your PC with Other People

BigScreen Virtual Reality App Lets You Hang out and Share Your PC with Other People
We’ve seen examples of virtual reality being used to project two-dimensional displays for a single user’s work or pleasure. A new company called BigScreen has come up with an application that enhances the social elements of…
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