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Nevada Passes Legislation Allowing Google’s Driverless Cars to Cruise State Highways

Nevada Passes Legislation Allowing Google’s Driverless Cars to Cruise State Highways
I think you can agree with me, people are generally stupid. Put stupid behind the wheel and you get an idiot driver that will text, eat, and read all while doing 80 MPH down the highway in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Nintendo and Pokémon Bras Give Geeks One More Reason to Like Boobs

Nintendo and Pokémon Bras Give Geeks One More Reason to Like Boobs
I was having a flashback to seventh grade not long ago with a group of similarly immature people on Facebook. We were going back and forth tossing out all the slang terms for breasts that we could think up from our childhood.
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Panasonic Toughbook C1 Convertible Laptop: Rugged Without Looking Rugged

Panasonic Toughbook C1 Convertible Laptop: Rugged Without Looking Rugged
What is it about rugged laptops that makes them so interesting? Is it the fact that you can take them on camping trips and not worry too much about scratching them? Or is it the fact that you can pretend to be on some sort of secret mission while you’re using one?

anaPad iPad-Shaped Magnetic White Board Trains Kids To Use Tablets

anaPad iPad-Shaped Magnetic White Board Trains Kids To Use Tablets
Dozens of proud parents and relatives have uploaded videos of their babies using an iPad, so we know that their little brains can handle Apple’s tablet. But their little brains also occasionally come up with revolutionary ideas, like “I wonder what would happen if you dropped the iPad”, or “I bet that tablet tastes good – why don’t you give it a bite?

Mama Mia! Super Mario Chuck Taylors Now Available for Import

Mama Mia! Super Mario Chuck Taylors Now Available for Import
Remember the All Star Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Chuck Taylors that we were all drooling over? I’m sure you also remember how the only problem with those Chucks are that they won’t be released outside of Japan.

PossessedHand: I Swear I Didn’t Flip You Off

PossessedHand: I Swear I Didn’t Flip You Off
PossessedHand is a device that will make your fingers move by themselves. It’s supposed to help you learn certain tasks that are complicated to learn. It was developed by researchers at Tokyo University and Sony.

The Cheese is a Liederkranz

The Cheese is a Liederkranz
Portal fans, here’s another clever t-shirt to add to your growing collection. It features a tiny mouse (Chell, is that you?) with an even tinier Handheld Portal Device, making it’s little mouse hole with it. Here, I’ll start off with the back of the shirt so as not to ruin the surprise:

Canon DSLR Camera or Piggy Bank?

Canon DSLR Camera or Piggy Bank?
Ah, if there’s one thing we can rely on Brando for, it’s unusual stuff. One of the latest additions to the Hong Kong importer’s online emporium of wacky gadgets and geekery is this thing:

Faceless Watch Can Still Tell the Time

Faceless Watch Can Still Tell the Time
I think watches are the most popular accessory there is. First of all, they’re functional. They tell you the time primarily, while some models even display the date, the temperature, what day of the week it is, and so on and so forth.

Airsoft Rifle Laser Mod: Laserhard

Airsoft Rifle Laser Mod: Laserhard
Decent Airsoft guns can look quite realistic and menacing. But YouTuber styropyro figured his Airsoft gun wasn’t geeky enough, so he gutted it out and converted it to a laser rifle. So instead of a gun that shoots bullets at a hundred miles per hour, now styropyro has a gun with a projectile that goes at the speed of light.

Piezoelectric Keyboards Could Power Your Laptops by Typing

Piezoelectric Keyboards Could Power Your Laptops by Typing
Imagine using your laptop and powering it up by simply using the keyboard. If you think about it, it starts to make sense because if the power typing could be harnessed, it could be used to generate electricity.

Sanyo Mobile USB Booster Stick Makes AA Batteries a Lot More Useful

Sanyo Mobile USB Booster Stick Makes AA Batteries a Lot More Useful
I don’t know about you guys, but the only use I have for AA batteries right now is for my TV’s remote control; all of my gadgets have rechargeable Li-ion batteries. But if I had Sanyo’s Eneloop Mobile USB Booster I’d have bought some extra rechargeable AA batteries.

Irrational Numbers Clock is Perfectly Rational (If You’re a Mathematician)

Irrational Numbers Clock is Perfectly Rational (If You’re a Mathematician)
The Irrational Numbers Clock is slightly more complicated that the Unit Circle Radian Wall Clock. Also, the fact that it looks like a blackboard has a certain scholarly appeal. While I am a mathematician, anyone with high-school math should be able to read this clock.

Want Lipo and a Boob Job? There’s an App for That!

Want Lipo and a Boob Job? There’s an App for That!
There really is an app for everything today, including elective body modification. A plastic surgeon named Dr. Jonathan Kaplan has announced that he has launched a new app that will be offered globally called BuildMyBod. The app will run on iOS devices and allows someone thinking about plastic surgery to build their own perfect figure in the virtual world.

Game Station PS2 Knock-off Does Everything BUT Play PS2 Games

Game Station PS2 Knock-off Does Everything BUT Play PS2 Games
Most of the cheap Chinese game console knockoffs do just one thing – play old 8-bit NES or Famicom games. Some of them don’t even do that. Here’s one console clone that claims to do way more than those.

Android MP3 Speaker: What Looks Like a Droid and Sounds Like an Droid, But isn’t an Droid?

Android MP3 Speaker: What Looks Like a Droid and Sounds Like an Droid, But isn’t an Droid?
Android fans, here’s something you might want to grab for your desktop. It’s a compact speaker/MP3 player in the shape of your favorite mobile operating system mascot, the Android.
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