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Archive for April 2012

Man Wants to Build LEGO Replica of Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1, Needs More Coins to Complete It

Man Wants to Build LEGO Replica of Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1, Needs More Coins to Complete It
Zachary Pollock wants to make a replica of World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. using LEGOs and set up a Kickstarter fundraiser for his project. Mario-themed LEGO creations are nothing new, but Pollock really does need your money, because the replica he’s making is on a scale of one brick per pixel.

Space Shuttle Discovery Lands in Washington After its Final Flight

Space Shuttle Discovery Lands in Washington After its Final Flight
The retired space shuttle Discovery took its final flight atop the back of the modified Boeing 747 that has moved to the shuttle between locations over the decades. NASA loaded Discovery on the back of the 747 earlier this week in preparation for its flight to Washington where it will spend the remainder of its days.
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Scent of a New Apple Product Replicated, Should Be Called “Unboxing”

Scent of a New Apple Product Replicated, Should Be Called “Unboxing”
Gadget lovers are all too familiar with the distinct sterile, factory smell that our toys and gizmos have when they are first taken out of their packaging. I’m not sure if I’d like to smell like a gadget, even if it is a new one, but apparently a fragrance company has replicated that new gadget smell, specifically that of an Apple Macbook Pro.

Video Game Mini Golf Course Not Just Par for the Course

Video Game Mini Golf Course Not Just Par for the Course
Tom Scott, along with some friends ported some video games like Minecraft, Portal, and The Crystal Maze into a mini-golf game for some extra fun and it looks like an awesome time for all, despite the fact that there is no Super Mario anywhere.

Halo 4 Release Date Confirmed by Microsoft

Halo 4 Release Date Confirmed by Microsoft
Microsoft has announced the official launch date for the next title in Halo franchise. The next installment is Halo 4 and it will launch globally on November 6, 2012. That is just in time for the holiday season and I know a bunch of Xbox 360 gamers that will be getting this as an early present from Santa.

Quarters Shrunken Down to Size Through Electromagnetism

Quarters Shrunken Down to Size Through Electromagnetism
When I was growing up, I remember seeing a native tribe somewhere on TV or the movies who had a bunch of shrunken heads hanging around their huts. I seem to remember that they looked like dried up apples that had been carved out.

Marudai Bulletproof iPhone Case Can Resist a .50 Caliber Rifle

Marudai Bulletproof iPhone Case Can Resist a .50 Caliber Rifle
If you’re the kind of person who takes their iPhone into a firefight, then you know that the usual flimsy cases won’t do much, especially against larger caliber guns. Check out Marudai’s bulletproof iPhone case. They claim that it will stop a .50 caliber bullet.

Braven Six Bluetooth Speakers Can Be Daisy Chained to Make One Meta-Speaker

Braven Six Bluetooth Speakers Can Be Daisy Chained to Make One Meta-Speaker
If you’ve ever wanted to connect a bunch of Bluetooth speakers for a bigger sound, then check out these ones from Braven. The new series of Brave Six speakers can be plugged into each other, so that they work together from one audio source.

iFoolish iPhone Case: For Magna Doodle Lovers

iFoolish iPhone Case: For Magna Doodle Lovers
There are plenty of iPhone cases, but this has got to be one of the most distinctive that I’ve ever seen. The iFoolish iPhone case is inspired by the Magna Doodle drawing board that almost everyone has used as a kid.

Koban Police Station: You Have the Right to Remain Happy

Koban Police Station: You Have the Right to Remain Happy
When you think of police stations, you’d probably picture a plain building with a standard sign looking all hostile and foreboding, wherever it may be. And just when you think you know what to expect from a police station, out (or in?) comes the Koban Police Station – looking bright, sunny, colorful, and cheerful.

Robotic Octopus Creeps into Our Lives

Robotic Octopus Creeps into Our Lives
The octopus is capable of some incredible movements because they have large brains, fine motor control, and almost no bones to hinder them. So it makes sense that researchers would want a robo-octopus to study. That’s what the Octopus Project is about – a bunch of oversized kids playing in the bathtub with their new toy.

Tampon Flash Drive Guarantees No One Will Touch Your Data

Tampon Flash Drive Guarantees No One Will Touch Your Data
…unless of course someone who happens to need it mistakes the flash drive to be an actual tampon and tries to use it. Then you’ll have to physically delete the whole thing.

The Keyboard Light Switch: Type On, Type Off

The Keyboard Light Switch: Type On, Type Off
There are some funky light switches around, but these keyboard light switches from the Italian company PLH are definitely distinctive. Instead of using plain switches, they decided to use something ubiquitous that almost everyone uses: a computer keyboard.

World’s First Lickable Wallpaper Tastes Like Cake

World’s First Lickable Wallpaper Tastes Like Cake
This post is titled the world’s first lickable wallpaper, but most of us know that we can just lick normal wallpaper just as easily.  The only difference is it tastes like nothing and you have a smaller chance of getting a disease.  

2Pac Hologram May Go on Tour

2Pac Hologram May Go on Tour
If you’re a fan of rap music, you may have already heard about the Tupac Shakur “hologram” that was on stage at the Coachella Music Festival in California back over the weekend. That means that the performance wasn’t simply a archival video running from an old performance, rather it’s a synthetic creation.

Robot Prison Guard Being Tested, Swears It’s Not Preparing to Enslave Humanity

Robot Prison Guard Being Tested, Swears It’s Not Preparing to Enslave Humanity
While it isn’t quite as bad-ass as Alex Murphy, South Korea’s robot prison guard promises to uphold its prime directives: watch over prisoners and snitch to their human colleagues if needed.
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