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Star Soldius T-shirt Mashes Up Shoot ‘Em Ups

Star Soldius T-shirt Mashes Up Shoot ‘Em Ups

Japanese urban art shop Mountain Graphics pays tribute to its country’s honored tradition of shoot ‘em ups with this in your face amalgam. How many games can you identify? I see Twinbee, Star Force, Gradius and…

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Japan Vending Machine Makes You Dance for Your Ice Cream

Japan Vending Machine Makes You Dance for Your Ice Cream

Japan is the king of weird vending machines. The country has over 5.6 million of them. They sell booze, eggs, crabs and even cars and undies. If you can think it up, they have a vending…

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Gundam Tombstone: A Proper Burial

Gundam Tombstone: A Proper Burial

If you love giant robots in life, celebrate your love of giant robots in death with a Gundam tombstone. It will be a lasting monument to your life that stands out and makes others take notice.…

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Pasta Pops: Spaghetti-Flavored Popsicles

Pasta Pops: Spaghetti-Flavored Popsicles

If there’s one place where spaghetti-flavored popsicles would exist, then it would be Japan. True enough, frozen treats that are packaged and sold as being spaghetti-flavored are available in the land of the rising sun. To…

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Z-MACHINES Robot Band: Rage with the Machines

Z-MACHINES Robot Band: Rage with the Machines

This is what 80′s rockers would have looked like if they were robots. This robotic band goes by the name Z-MACHINES. It sounds like a human band if you close your eyes, but if they are…

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Mocoro Rolling Mop Ball Gathers no Moss, Only Dust Bunnies

Mocoro Rolling Mop Ball Gathers no Moss, Only Dust Bunnies

It seems I can’t go more than a couple of days without finding another wacky Japanese gadget that seems to solve no real problem. Here’s another crazy product from the island nation. This robotic ball that…

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Bake Me off a Piece of this KitKat Cake

Bake Me off a Piece of this KitKat Cake

Japan gets all the cool stuff. Take KitKats, for instance. In Japan they have introduced all kinds of flavors in the past – like blueberry cheesecake, soybean, red chilli, wasabi and more. And Nestle is not…

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Pachi Pachi Clappy is the Sound of One Hand Clapping

Pachi Pachi Clappy is the Sound of One Hand Clapping

Oh, Japan. It’s been at least a few weeks before you came out with a completely silly gadget that we don’t really need, but we do really want. What we have here is the Pachi Pachi…

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Nose-shaped Outlets Are Always Running (with Electricity)

Nose-shaped Outlets Are Always Running (with Electricity)

These electrical plugs look like noses, just in case you want some great big nostrils on your wall. These Hanaga Tap Nose Outlets from design firm ekoD Works will make your home look pretty damn weird.…

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Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane

Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane

I’ve tried playing the guitar on a few occasions in my life, but I always got frustrated with proper fret placement that I like to blame on my fat fingers rather than my lack of coordination.…

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Bra Only Unhooks When There’s ‘True Love’

Bra Only Unhooks When There’s ‘True Love’

“The morning after” often sucks for people who weren’t in the right state of mind the night before. Cue this unusual bra by Japanese lingerie maker Ravijou, which only unlocks when it detects “true love” emanating…

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Thanko’s USB Mask Shields You from Pollen, Makes You Look Like a Beekeeper

Thanko’s USB Mask Shields You from Pollen, Makes You Look Like a Beekeeper

When pollen flies through the air, allergies run wild. Good (or bad?) thing there’s Thanko’s big yellow mask to shield you from pollen (and social interaction!)…

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If only These Tiny PlayStation Controllers Actually Worked

If only These Tiny PlayStation Controllers Actually Worked

Earlier, we showed you a way to use an actual DualShock 4 controller with your jailbroken iOS device. While these are only DualShock 2 controllers, they will plug directly into your smartphone. Unfortunately, that’s where the…

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These Glitch Coats Will Hurt Your Eyes

These Glitch Coats Will Hurt Your Eyes

Thank God we don’t see too many glitches in our technology these days. Visual glitches can be annoying, frustrating and often brightly blinding. Which is how I would describe these coats.…

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Mountain Dew Flavored Cheetos: The Ultimate Gamer Food

Mountain Dew Flavored Cheetos: The Ultimate Gamer Food

Mountain Dew and Cheetos. You know them. You love them. You have both all over your mouse and keyboard. Well, now you can get these two gamer foods together at last. These Mountain Dew flavored Cheetos…

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Japan’s SCHAFT Dominates DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials: Shut Yo’ Mouth!

Japan’s SCHAFT Dominates DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials: Shut Yo’ Mouth!

DARPA’s Robotic Challenge Trials wrapped up earlier today, and the robot that reigned supreme is SCHAFT. The squat 209 pound, 4.85 foot-tall robot smoked the competition, scoring 27 points, besting its next closest competitor by 35%…

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