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Gadgets, Gizmos, and Games for Geeks

Students Creating a Rideable Hexapod, Probably Won’t Be Street Legal

Students Creating a Rideable Hexapod, Probably Won’t Be Street Legal
A bunch of students from Artistan’s Asylum in Somerville Massachusetts are creating a 2500 pound rideable hexapod robot. To accomplish this they will be using a 135 horsepower Toyota forklift engine. Where does a 2500 pound…
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Unity Project: The 20-in-1 Console

Unity Project: The 20-in-1 Console
You think a hack that houses 8 consoles is insane? How about one super console that can play 20 different videogame formats? It’s called a PC with emulators Unity, a super console project by veteran modder…
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AnyTouch Makes Any Surface Work Like a Microsoft Surface

AnyTouch Makes Any Surface Work Like a Microsoft Surface
We’ve already seen a couple of ways to add touch sensitivity to everyday objects. Here’s a more specific approach that turns any surface into both a touch interface and a screen. All you need is an…
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Cote & Ciel Coated Techno Flat Backpack: A Stylish Way to Carry Your Gear

Cote & Ciel Coated Techno Flat Backpack: A Stylish Way to Carry Your Gear
Not all backpacks are created equal, and while some of them are made to carry specific gear, they aren’t always that well designed. Cote & Ciel’s Coated Techno Canvas Flat Backpack looks to be a thoughtfully-designed…
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Real or Fake: Grow Your Own Sneakers from Genetically Engineered Stingrays?

Real or Fake: Grow Your Own Sneakers from Genetically Engineered Stingrays?
Now here’s one for the books, and not in a very good way. Rayfish, a Thailand-based shoe company, is claiming that you can “grow your own sneakers” – or rather, the raw material that’s used to…
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Battery Thermokruzhkus Mug: When You Need a Drink to Power Up

Battery Thermokruzhkus Mug: When You Need a Drink to Power Up
Weekday mornings are the worst ever, especially if you’re coming back from an awesome weekend. I find that it’s my mid-morning coffee break that helps me keep my sanity sometimes, and I just found the most…
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Table Fighting: Two Tables Enter, One Table Leaves

Table Fighting: Two Tables Enter, One Table Leaves
What do you get when you combine robotics with art, engineering, sport and a love of furniture? You get table fighting. The crazy sport where tables face off in the ring. Tables fight to the death…
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AT-AT Bunk Bed: Just Don’t Take the Legs out While I’m Sleeping

AT-AT Bunk Bed: Just Don’t Take the Legs out While I’m Sleeping
Look at that kid. That is one happy Padawan. You would be that happy too if this was your bunk bed. This kid gets to sleep in an AT-AT and doesn’t even have to worry about…
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Is That a Banana in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Going to Shoot Me?

Is That a Banana in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Going to Shoot Me?
We’ve featured lots of cool and geeky handmade prop weapons here over the years, but I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve seen a gun made out of a banana. (Other than those…
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Rokbed Mountable iPhone Case: Prop it Up Anywhere

Rokbed Mountable iPhone Case: Prop it Up Anywhere
When I first saw this iPhone case, the design kind of reminded me of the Transformers. While that might not have been the initial intent, the Rokbed case is definitely something unique-looking and functional since it…
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Sony to Bring Back Backwards Compatibility via Gaikai? [Rumor]: Cross-Platforming the Streams

Sony to Bring Back Backwards Compatibility via Gaikai? [Rumor]: Cross-Platforming the Streams
A much-loved feature that was taken away from the PlayStation 3 could be making a comeback, but not through emulation. There’s a rumor among rumor-having places that Sony will be partnering with cloud gaming service Gaikai…
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Taxidermy Cat Quadcopter is Weirder Than Nyan Cat

Taxidermy Cat Quadcopter is Weirder Than Nyan Cat
Meet Orville the flying feline. He’s half-cat, half-quadcopter, 100% bizarre. I’m not sure if this marriage of dead animal and machine will fly with animal rights groups, but it was done with the consent of Orville’s…
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Sony Pulse Elite Headphones: For Solitary Gaming

Sony Pulse Elite Headphones: For Solitary Gaming
I’ve gotten used to using headphones all of the time when I’m home. It’s just more convenient, and after a while you forget that you have them on, especially for gaming, watching movies, or just listening…
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Helicopter Ceiling Fan Lands Upside-Down

Helicopter Ceiling Fan Lands Upside-Down
I’ll start by saying that a ceiling fan that looked this cool would never fly (pun intended) in my house, as our decor is a little too “modern and sophisticated” for this to blend into any…
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Pac-Man Meets the Muppets

Pac-Man Meets the Muppets
For the longest time, I thought I was the only one who made the observation that both Pac-Man and Fozzie the Bear make the same “Wocka, Wocka, Wocka” sound. Guess I’m not alone.…
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Vinci Tab II: The Tablet You Won’t Mind Toddlers Playing With

Vinci Tab II: The Tablet You Won’t Mind Toddlers Playing With
I’m no longer surprised to see toddlers playing with iPads and iPhones, but I have to say that I’d rather have them playing with something that’s actually made for them, kind of like the Vinci Tab…
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