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Category: Strange + Wonderful

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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Own Your Own Mech: Kuratasu Starter Kit hits Amazon Japan

Own Your Own Mech: Kuratasu Starter Kit hits Amazon Japan
Having grown up playing Mechwarrior games you can bet that I want this Kuratasu Starter kit that has turned up on Amazon Japan really badly. The problem is that it’s only a starter kit that isn’t…
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The Motorola Scout 5000 Lets You Track Your Dog Like The Canine NSA

The Motorola Scout 5000 Lets You Track Your Dog Like The Canine NSA
What’s your dog’s name? “Viktor Erstmann von Drakenhoff IV?” That’s a bit much… oh, you call him “Vicky” for short. Still weird, but whatever. Has Vicky ever escaped from your yard? Have you ever wanted to…
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Nabi Big Tab 65″ 4K Android Kid’s Tablet: Richie Rich’s Nexus

Nabi Big Tab 65″ 4K Android Kid’s Tablet: Richie Rich’s Nexus
Fuhu is known for Nabi, its brand of kid-friendly tablets. The current top of the line Nabi is the Big Tab HD 24, a 24″ tablet. But this year Fuhu is expanding the Big Tab line…
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Immersis Projection Mapping System: IllumiRoom 2.0

Immersis Projection Mapping System: IllumiRoom 2.0
Last year, Microsoft Research made headlines with its IllumiRoom concept, which extends video from a console or media player to the walls and objects around the TV. A company called Catopsys is working on an similar…
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Anti-Paparazzi Clothing Makes You Photo-Proof

Anti-Paparazzi Clothing Makes You Photo-Proof
You and I may not be superstars, but you may still be interested in Anti-Paparazzi, since it will protect your anonymity and privacy. The concept clothing line would use highly reflective thread to reflect light from…
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