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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Presenting: The Human Claw Machine

Presenting: The Human Claw Machine
Claw arcade game machines are fun, but all they do is eat your money. The damn things are designed so that the claw won’t pick up stuff easily. They just take your money and a bit…
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Return to SNL Weekend Update Desk… Sort of.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Return to SNL Weekend Update Desk… Sort of.
Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update is one of the great comedy franchises in history, and some amazing talent has sat behind the anchor desk. The show’s professional news mockers have included Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Jane…
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Yeair! Quadcopter Has Gas Engines: Older, Better, Faster, Stronger

Yeair! Quadcopter Has Gas Engines: Older, Better, Faster, Stronger
Different multirotors have different strengths and weaknesses, but they all share a common bottleneck: batteries. For its Yeair! quadcopter, a company called Airstier went around the problem by using good ol’ combustion engines. Each of the…
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Tiny X2-VelociRoACH Robot Breaks Speed Record

Tiny X2-VelociRoACH Robot Breaks Speed Record
Back in 2013, we talked about a tiny robot from UC Berkeley that a team had developed that was able to run around at 2.7 meters-per-second. That was pretty fast, but roughly two years later the…
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DIY Game Boy Emulator has 19″ Screen: Game Boy XXL

DIY Game Boy Emulator has 19″ Screen: Game Boy XXL
In the past months we’ve seen retro video game consoles based on the Raspberry Pi stuffed in ever shrinking Game Boy (or Game Boy–inspired) cases. So it’s refreshing to see the opposite for once: a huge…
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Retro Freak Multi Cartridge Console Also Rips Games: Emulator’s Wet Dream

Retro Freak Multi Cartridge Console Also Rips Games: Emulator’s Wet Dream
Game backup devices and hardware mods let you extract the data from video game cartridges into playable ROMs, but most of them require deep technical knowledge and are each compatible with only a few – if…
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Fridge Full of Jurassic Park Games Hits eBay

Fridge Full of Jurassic Park Games Hits eBay
Geeks can be a strange lot. Take this eBay auction. It’s for a plethora of old SNES game cartridges. The vast majority of them are all for one game. I’m not sure why you would want…
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Google’s Patent-pending Robotic Stuffed Animals: Cute or Creepy?

Google’s Patent-pending Robotic Stuffed Animals: Cute or Creepy?
I just saw a post on Time.com about a patent Google has filed for a high-tech Teddy Bear. (Hey, it had to happen sooner or later.) So I clicked on the link to read the patent…
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Monster Boxes: Package from Edwardus Lima

Monster Boxes: Package from Edwardus Lima
Unboxing videos would be a lot more fun if gadgets came inside Fine Line Leather Design’s monster boxes. Each box is handmade out of wood and leather – and sometimes fur – as well as a…
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Morphonauts Magnetic & Modular Action Figures: Frankenfigure

Morphonauts Magnetic & Modular Action Figures: Frankenfigure
Bo Hacking’s Morphonauts are action figures for budding toy modders. They’re a series of action figures with components that attach to each other via magnets. For instance, you can get parts from these three Morphonauts… …to…
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The Mewgaroo Hoodie Gives Kitty a Comfy Pouch

The Mewgaroo Hoodie Gives Kitty a Comfy Pouch
So you want to carry your cat with you everywhere? Well, the Mewgaroo hoodie from Japan will let you do just that, carrying your kitty (or small dog) like a kangaroo carrying it’s baby in it’s…
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Halo Back iPhone 6/6 Plus Screen Protector Adds Invisible Back Button: Secret Exit

Halo Back iPhone 6/6 Plus Screen Protector Adds Invisible Back Button: Secret Exit
In recent years, Apple has started following trends instead of popularizing them. There’s nothing wrong with that, but what’s wrong is it’s done nothing to fix the weaknesses of the designs they’re adopting. For instance, like…
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KFC’s Paper Keyboard Protects Devices from Grease: Finger Clickin’ Good

KFC’s Paper Keyboard Protects Devices from Grease: Finger Clickin’ Good
The KFC Tray Typer is a paper-thin Bluetooth keyboard made so that you don’t get chicken grease on your devices. It was created as a promotional item for new KFC locations in Germany. Apparently they were…
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Sprite Tubular UAV: Torpedrone

Sprite Tubular UAV: Torpedrone
Most quadcopters and consumer drones have a central case that holds its other electronics and rotors branching out of it. But Ascent AeroSystems’ Sprite looks like a toy propeller, with two pairs of rotors mounted on…
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Sound Torch Bluetooth Speaker Spews Flames: Immortan Joe Approves

Sound Torch Bluetooth Speaker Spews Flames: Immortan Joe Approves
Play Through the Fire and Flames literally through fire and flames with the Sound Torch. It’s a bluetooth speaker with a built-in burner on top, which emits flames that are synchronized with what’s playing. The Sound…
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Nobot Robot Lets You Hire People to Control It: Mechanical Mechanical Turk

Nobot Robot Lets You Hire People to Control It: Mechanical Mechanical Turk
Online services like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk or Fiverr let you hire people for small tasks. NOVP Limited’s Nobot is a… strange extension of that. The idea is that you’ll buy a small robot to perform manual…
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