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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Brand Killer Head-mounted Display Blocks Brands and Logos in Real Time: They Owe You

Brand Killer Head-mounted Display Blocks Brands and Logos in Real Time: They Owe You
Ad-blocking software is a double-edged sword, but overall I still think it needs to exist. But as Sean Tejaratchi so effectively explained, the barrage of ads online is nothing compared to what’s happening in the real…
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Scotty 3D Printing, Scanning & Milling Machine “Teleports” Objects: Beam Me Up and Shave Me Down, Scotty!

Scotty 3D Printing, Scanning & Milling Machine “Teleports” Objects: Beam Me Up and Shave Me Down, Scotty!
A couple of years ago we talked about the Zeus, a 3D printer and scanner that could “fax” an object to another unit by scanning it and then sending the resulting 3D model to the other…
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Wii U Hack Enables Use of Unreleased Amiibo: Ghost out of the Shell

Wii U Hack Enables Use of Unreleased Amiibo: Ghost out of the Shell
Amiibo has become quite a hit for Nintendo, and the company seems keen to roll out as many characters as it can as soon as possible. YouTuber Mema Haxx – who created the Wii U GamePad…
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We Are All Screwed: Spider Robot with Snakes for Legs

We Are All Screwed: Spider Robot with Snakes for Legs
I think we all know who is responsible for ushering in the apocalypse. It’s those scientists at Carnegie Mellon’s Biorobotics Lab. Not content with snake-bots alone, they have now attached some modified snake-bots to a body…
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Knightlight is for Dark Knights

Knightlight is for Dark Knights
This night light is actually a knightlight. Get it? I do and it’s very pun-ny. This humorous and no doubt noble knightlight was created by Professor Theodosius O’Bliviate, a 15-year old crafter and prop maker. And…
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Darth Vader Toaster Force Brands your Bread

Darth Vader Toaster Force Brands your Bread
Last year we talked a bit about a Darth Vader toaster that had turned up and burned the Vader helmet and Star Wars logo onto your bread. Another Darth Vader toaster has turned up and this…
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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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