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The first time we featured programmer Will Powell, we learned how he was able to make a crude version of Google’s Project Glass augmented reality glasses. It turns out that Powell has made another version of his hack that is capable of translating spoken language and displaying the translation in subtitles.
If you weren’t aware of this, you can make your iPhone’s LED flash work as a notification light, so that you never miss any notifications (Settings-> General-> Accessibility-> LED Flash for Alerts). There’s one problem though.
If you thought the remote-controlled trash can was neat, wait ’til you see this ingenious invention. It actually catches anything you throw in its vicinity, aim be damned. It wasn’t made in Soviet Russia though – this one’s a Japanese hack.
If you are in the market for some nerdy pillows – specifically of the Doctor Who variety – here are some great designs from Etsy seller FourEyesHandmade. This Dalek pillow is my favorite of the bunch – with a bit of a minimalist design.
There are already a number of ways to add lighting to LEGO kits, but none of them are particularly elegant, and the ones I’m aware of require wires and a large battery pack to light up your LEGO creations.
Every time I go to a Japanese restaurant, I stare in awe at the knife and food assembly skills of the sushi chefs. I can’t imagine making such perfect sushi myself, unless I could afford a sushi robot of my own.
I was happy enough to see Final Fantasy III getting some love with the dialog box magnets, but it seems I haven’t been looking hard enough. Here’s an even more impressive homage, a cross stitched Final Fantasy III Monopoly board, complete with game tokens.
Lorenzo Maggiore has come up with a sweet middle ground between fly swatters and pesticides. His invention is called Bug-A-Salt, a pump action gun that uses ordinary table salt as projectiles. It looks so fun to use you’ll wish your house had more pests.
People have been known to wear strange things around their waist. It all began with the computer mouse belt, which featured an actual mouse as the buckle. Then there was Volt Buckle gadget charger, which had a plug integrated right into the buckle.
I’m not the best Settlers of Catan player, I’m going to be honest. By “not the best,” I mean that I always lose. By “honest,” I mean that I’m a lying little rat in the sewer, because NOBODY EVER BEATS ME AT ANYTHING.
According to tipsters, patents, and a couple of Japanese websites, it looks like Canon is set to release their first Micro Four-Thirds camera very soon. For now, all that remains are the discovery of the full specs and what the camera actually looks like.
The International Space Station is set to get a new camera that is specifically designed to image the Earth. The camera is called ISERV and it was launched on board the Japanese Aerospace exploration Agencies HTV-3 transfer vehicle.