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Archive for August 2012

Let’s Pick up Tiny Cats with Chopsticks!

Let’s Pick up Tiny Cats with Chopsticks!
Using chopsticks can be a difficult skill to master up at first, but with practice you can pick up anything with these popular Asian eating utensils. And while picking up rice and sushi is definitely on the standard list of comestibles you might use chopsticks for, tiny cats are not usually on the menu.

Fake Security System Scares Burglars Away with Frikkin’ Laser Beams

Fake Security System Scares Burglars Away with Frikkin’ Laser Beams
Most security systems are only good at dealing with break-ins after they happen, but this security system stops burglars dead in their tracks and does its best to prevent break-ins. It does this with some impressive and completely fake defense systems.

Kid Builds Life-Size LEGO Iron Man

Kid Builds Life-Size LEGO Iron Man
Remember Evan Bacon, the kid who built the life-size Batman LEGO? Well the now 14-year-old LEGO fanatic is back with another sizeable superhero creation. This time, Evan crossed over from the DC Comics to the Marvel universe, creating a life-size model of Iron Man, entirely from LEGO bricks.

Audyssey Wireless Speakers Cut the Cords, Not the Volume

Audyssey Wireless Speakers Cut the Cords, Not the Volume
There are many desktop speakers out there, but most of them require that they be wired to your audio source. Audyssey’s latest desktop/bookshelf speakers are wireless. The speakers are supposed to provide better sound for this form factor, while still taking up minimal on your desk or shelf.

Xbox Live Goes Political with Election 2012 Hub

Xbox Live Goes Political with Election 2012 Hub
Microsoft has announced that it will be launching a new hub for the 2012 presidential elections on Xbox Live. The hub is called the Election 2012 Hub on Xbox Live. Original huh? The hub will be available via Xbox Live for Xbox 360 owners, and will offer a variety of interactive live election coverage.

China’s BYD Su Rui Is a Full-Size Remote-Controlled Car

China’s BYD Su Rui Is a Full-Size Remote-Controlled Car
While there are plenty of ways to add a remote-controlled starter to your car so you can let the engine warm up before you get in it, it’s not common to find a car that you can actually drive using the same remote.

JaJa Stylus Starts Shipping to Kickstarter Supporters

JaJa Stylus Starts Shipping to Kickstarter Supporters
Back in January, we talked a bit about the JaJa Stylus that was on Kickstarter. This is a cool pressure-sensitive stylus for the iPad. The company behind the project, HEX3, needed $25,000 to fund and eventually raised more than three times the amount needed.

Trekkies to Restore Next Generation Bridge

Trekkies to Restore Next Generation Bridge
Since there aren’t any Star Trek The Next Generation episodes or movies being made, Paramount wanted to trash the set. A group of Trekkies is not going to let that happen. They took the old tattered pieces they were chucking out and have decided going to restore the whole bridge.

SYSTM iPhone Cases: Ruggedly Handsome

SYSTM iPhone Cases: Ruggedly Handsome
I’m very particular about what kind of case I get for my iPhone. I have but a few, and it can take me a long time to find ones that appeal to me. But I have to say that the durable SYSTM iPhone cases look pretty spiffy.

Nico the Robot Recognizes Self in the Mirror

Nico the Robot Recognizes Self in the Mirror
Justin Hart and Brian Scassellati of Yale University have nothing better to do, so they thought they would tinker with robots and doom us all. Recently, they taught a humanoid robot named Nico to recognize its own reflection in the mirror.

Romain Jerome Pac-Man Watch Will Gobble up Your Money

Romain Jerome Pac-Man Watch Will Gobble up Your Money
So you just sold your entire videogame collection and you’re swimming in money. You already bought the Space Invaders wristwatch, but you’re still Scrooge McDuck! What to do? I suggest you add the official Pac-Man watch to your shopping list.

8-Bit Bow Tie Makes You a Dapper Player

8-Bit Bow Tie Makes You a Dapper Player
You’ve been wearing your 8-Bit Tie for so long that your geeky appeal has worn off. Time to shake things up a bit. Get an 8-Bit bow tie. It seems to be made of Perler beads, so you don’t have to worry about fixing it from time to time.

Severed Wampa Arm Keeps the Ice off Your Windshield This Winter

Severed Wampa Arm Keeps the Ice off Your Windshield This Winter
It’s a little-known fact that Jedi Knights and Native Americans share something in common. Namely, they use every part of the animals they kill. What you didn’t know about The Empire Strikes Back was that after Luke hacked off the hungry Wampa’s arm, he kept it.

Batarang Pocket Knives: The Dark Knife Rises

Batarang Pocket Knives: The Dark Knife Rises
Forget tiny little pocket knives. This Batarang Pocket Knife steps things up a notch. It’s the kind of pocket knife that Batman himself would carry. Well, it comes in several bright colors that would appall The Dark Knight and his design sensibilities, but otherwise these Batarang knives look pretty awesome.

Play This Borderlands 2 Demake While You Wait for the Real Game

Play This Borderlands 2 Demake While You Wait for the Real Game
Waiting sucks. But unfortunately we have to wait a while longer for Borderlands 2. It will arrive on September 18th in North America and September 21st internationally. The developer, Gearbox Software, knows that we need a fix so they’ve released an official 16-bit demake of the game.

Papercraft Starry Night: Painting with Paper

Papercraft Starry Night: Painting with Paper
I don’t remember exactly when I started obsessing about The Starry Night, but needless to say that this is one painting that I find unforgettable, especially when it comes to the swirling wind patterns in the sky.

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