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Archive for October 2012

The Pokeymans Project: Hilarious Drawings of Pokémon Based Solely on their Descriptions

The Pokeymans Project: Hilarious Drawings of Pokémon Based Solely on their Descriptions
I have a confession: The first time I played Pokémon on my DS was last year. I don’t know why it took me so long to give the game a shot, but needless to say, I was hooked.

AT-AT Bookends for Late Night Reading on Hoth

AT-AT Bookends for Late Night Reading on Hoth
Star Wars fans tend to accumulate a lot of books because there have been so many expanded universe adventures and special collectors editions over the years. What do you do with all of these books? You put them between a pair of AT-AT bookends, that’s what.

Amiigo Activity Monitor Tracks Movements and Vital Signs While You Work Out

Amiigo Activity Monitor Tracks Movements and Vital Signs While You Work Out
There are a number of wearable devices on the market these days which can monitor your activity when you exercise, but they’re all pretty much glorified motion sensors, which extrapolate your activity level based on movement.

CarBot R/C Car Driven by Tablet or Smartphone

CarBot R/C Car Driven by Tablet or Smartphone
Over the years, I’ve seen more than a few remote-controlled toys that use the iPhone or other smartphones as their controller. Several of these little devices have come from a company called DeskPets. DeskPets is back with another cheap remote controlled toy that uses Android or iOS devices as the controller.

Guy Convicted of Punching Darth Vader’s Wife, Surprisingly Doesn’t Get Force Choked

Guy Convicted of Punching Darth Vader’s Wife, Surprisingly Doesn’t Get Force Choked
Here’s a crazy story. A man in Walsall, UK threw a punch at Darth Vader. This punch missed and hit Vader’s wife instead. It’s unclear if Vader used the force to deflect the blow and let his wife’s face take the hit instead.

Dalek Plush Baby Toys are Too Cute to Exterminate Us (or Are They?)

Dalek Plush Baby Toys are Too Cute to Exterminate Us (or Are They?)
If there’s one word you don’t usually picture when you think about Daleks, it’s “cute”. But these plush Daleks are the cutest Daleks I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Transient Electronics: This Gadget Will Self-Destruct

Transient Electronics: This Gadget Will Self-Destruct
Scientists at the Tufts School of Engineering and at the University of Illinois have created simple electronic devices that harmlessly dissolve after a set period of time. The scientists call their invention transient electronics, devices which could have a huge impact on medical devices and on the environment in general.

Viper SmartStart Siri Support Lets You Start Your Car with Your Voice

Viper SmartStart Siri Support Lets You Start Your Car with Your Voice
Viper is one of the better-know automotive accessory companies out there when it comes to keyless entry systems, remote starting systems, and car alarms. One of the coolest products the company offers is its Viper SmartStart system that uses your smartphone as the controller.

Hacked Pacemaker Transmitters Could Turn Pacemakers to Literal Heartstoppers

Hacked Pacemaker Transmitters Could Turn Pacemakers to Literal Heartstoppers
Pacemakers save millions of lives, but a security researcher has shown that they can be used to kill on a massive scale as well. Speaking at the Breakpoint security conference, Barnaby Jack of IO Active reverse engineered a pacemaker transmitter – a device like this one used to monitor installed pacemakers – eventually enabling him to wirelessly deliver 830v shocks to a pacemaker using his laptop.

R2-D2 Costume Hoodie: Help Me Obi Wan Kenobi, You’re My Only Coat

R2-D2 Costume Hoodie: Help Me Obi Wan Kenobi, You’re My Only Coat
Kids don’t want to be Luke Skywalker or Ben Kenobi or even handsome scoundrel Han Solo. Kids really want to be R2-D2. R2 is the man! Well, the ‘bot! Now you can turn your entire upper body into the Astromech droid with this excellent R2-D2 hoodie.

Skateboard Lamp Great for Doing Faceplants from Your Ceiling

Skateboard Lamp Great for Doing Faceplants from Your Ceiling
I was always pretty good at the Tony Hawk: Pro Skater games, pulling off mad combo moves thanks to generous use of manuals between tricks. Unfortunately, the second I hop on a real skateboard, forget about it.

Bräuler Modular Growler System Keeps Your Beer from Going Flat

Bräuler Modular Growler System Keeps Your Beer from Going Flat
Nothing tastes yuckier than beer that’s gone stale. Of course, you could just pour that old lager down the drain – or you could prevent your brew from going stale by getting the Bräuler Modular Growler System.

Waterfall Swing is the Object of Your Childhood Fantasies

Waterfall Swing is the Object of Your Childhood Fantasies
When I was a kid, I always found waterfalls mesmerizing. There’s just something about the massiveness of the whole thing that my kid brain just couldn’t fully process. Mesh that concept with a swing set and you’ve got yourself the object of many people’s childhood fantasies.

NES Controller Ceramic Mug: Push Start for More Coffee

NES Controller Ceramic Mug: Push Start for More Coffee
Due to medical reasons, I’ve recently had to give up one of my favorite vices – caffeine – but I still like to drink the occasional cup of decaf and imagine that it’s the real thing.

Sensus iPhone 4/4S Touch Sensitive Case: iPhone Vita

Sensus iPhone 4/4S Touch Sensitive Case: iPhone Vita
The rear touch-panel is one of the most unique features of the Sony’s PS Vita. Now, a Minnesota-based company called Canopy wants to bring that same feature to the iPhone 4 and 4S with the Sensus, a protective case with built in capacitive touch sensors.

Kid Gets Awesome Tusken Raider Costume Thanks to Equally Awesome Dad

Kid Gets Awesome Tusken Raider Costume Thanks to Equally Awesome Dad
Halloween is almost here, and if you’re looking for ideas to make your kid the coolest kid in the neighborhood, you might want to check out what illustrator/animator Ward Jenkins did for his kid last year.

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