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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Journalist Asks Computer Security Experts to Hack Him, Gets What He Asked for

Journalist Asks Computer Security Experts to Hack Him, Gets What He Asked for
After reporting on companies getting hacked, Fusion reporter Kevin Roose wanted to find out exactly how devastating it would be to have one’s online identity and information stolen. So he asked two computer security experts –…
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The Free Hug Sofa Gives You Hugs All Day Long

The Free Hug Sofa Gives You Hugs All Day Long
Hugs are awesome. Humans need that kind of physical contact, especially when we are lonely or sad. Hugs really make everything better. Even animals do it. That’s probably why designer Eun Kyoung Lee created this piece…
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Corephotonics Dual Camera for Smartphones: Hitting One Bird with Two Stones

Corephotonics Dual Camera for Smartphones: Hitting One Bird with Two Stones
LG’s new premiere smartphone, the G5, has a second rear camera for wide angle shots. But Corephotonics’ new smartphone module shoots with its two cameras at once. It then uses the company’s proprietary software to merge…
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The 700 Pickle Whopper is Brine-tastic

The 700 Pickle Whopper is Brine-tastic
I really like pickles. Growing up my friends and I would snack on big bowls of them frequently, and I was even a bit of a pickle making master. My pickle seasoning process involved mostly sprinkling…
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Boston Dynamics ATLAS Robot Gets an Upgrade

Boston Dynamics ATLAS Robot Gets an Upgrade
Boston Dynamics has released a video demonstrating a new upgraded version of its upright walking ATLAS robot. It’s still scary as hell and marches us one step closer to a robot controlled Earth. Watch as it…
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ReFlex Flexible Smartphone: Bend Test This

ReFlex Flexible Smartphone: Bend Test This
For years now, display manufacturers like LG and Samsung have been teasing flexible displays by creating mobile devices that can be folded to be more portable. But researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab show us…
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These Cookies Look Like Cats Sitting in Sinks

These Cookies Look Like Cats Sitting in Sinks
Cats will sit anywhere and take a nap as long as that area is about the size of their body. They especially love sinks for some reason, which is weird because they hate water. In fact,…
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Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Runs On An Actual Game Boy: Nestendo

Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Runs On An Actual Game Boy: Nestendo
We’ve seen a couple of huge Game Boy replicas, but they were actually running off of a Raspberry Pi. With the help of Parker Dillman aka The Longhorn Engineer, The Ben Heck Show was able to…
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IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out

IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out
Reki Kawahara’s popular light novel and anime series Sword Art Online is about a group of gamers who become trapped in a virtual reality fantasy MMORPG. The gamers wore headsets that connected to their brain, stimulating…
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The Pnitty Mouse Feels Like a Cat or Dog Paw

The Pnitty Mouse Feels Like a Cat or Dog Paw
Oh Japan, is there no end to your wackiness? No. There is not. That’s okay. That’s just the way we like it. Japanese inventors have done it again. They have created a computer mouse with a…
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Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1

Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1
Last October we checked out a fascinating animation technique that transfers facial movements from one person to another in real-time. Disney Research’s FaceDirector on the other hand blends two different takes of an actor’s face into…
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Singing Skull Piggy Bank: The Skull of the Bard

Singing Skull Piggy Bank: The Skull of the Bard
Redditor qvm has a new motivation to save coins, and perhaps even earn some. They made a piggy bank with a fake skull on it that sings a song when you insert a coin. A servo…
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Kate Clark’s Human-Headed Taxidermied Animals: Zooanthropomorphism

Kate Clark’s Human-Headed Taxidermied Animals: Zooanthropomorphism
Centaurs, who doesn’t love ’em? But chop off the torso and you get the entire spectrum of reactions. That’s been the experience of Brooklyn-based artist Kate Clark, who loves to make taxidermied animals that have realistic…
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Colin Furze’s Remote-Controlled Wheelie Bin: Haul Trash

Colin Furze’s Remote-Controlled Wheelie Bin: Haul Trash
We’ve seen a small remote-controlled trash can, now let’s check out how you can make a large one. YouTube’s star inventor Colin Furze used an electric wheelchair’s components to motorize and remotely control a wheeled trash…
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Third Robot Arm for Drummers: Drum Schtick

Third Robot Arm for Drummers: Drum Schtick
We’ve seen a four-armed robot drummer that’s good enough for a casual gig, but only because the drum patterns are programmed into it. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology came up with a compromise by…
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Automated Voice Recognition Typewriter: Secretary Cortana

Automated Voice Recognition Typewriter: Secretary Cortana
Operating systems have built-in voice dictation, but YouTuber Zip Zaps wanted an old school output device. So she made an awesome-looking set of fingers that manually operates a typewriter. Zip Zaps didn’t actually modify the typewriter…
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