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Archive for February 2013

Vulcan in the Lead to Become the Name One of Pluto’s Moons, Spock Approves

Vulcan in the Lead to Become the Name One of Pluto’s Moons, Spock Approves
Pluto may not be an official planet any more, but that hasn’t stopped space geeks from being excited over the recent discovery of several new moons orbiting the former planet. As for the discovery of the new moons, scientists reached out to space fans to ask them to help pick a name for the moons.

Doctor Who Weeping Angel Doll: Make Sure Your Other Stuffed Toys Can Always See Her

Doctor Who Weeping Angel Doll: Make Sure Your Other Stuffed Toys Can Always See Her
Craftster forum member Lanikins has created a doll that you might not want to hug, but you wouldn’t want to keep out of sight either. It’s a stuffed doll of the infamous Weeping Angel from Doctor Who.
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Canon MREAL “Mixed Reality” Head-Mounted Display: Seamless AR Comes at a Price

Canon MREAL “Mixed Reality” Head-Mounted Display: Seamless AR Comes at a Price
Augmented/virtual reality headsets are nothing new, but Canon will finally throw its hat into the ring by launching its MREAL augmented reality HMD system in the USA on March 1st. Sadly though, unless you’re a developer or have plenty of cash to burn, you won’t be using one anytime soon.

60,000 Beer Bottle Cap Wall Built in Two Months, Watch It in Two Minutes

60,000 Beer Bottle Cap Wall Built in Two Months, Watch It in Two Minutes
This wall built from beer bottle caps looks pretty awesome. If you have this many beer bottle caps lying around the house and want to do a project like this, you should get help, but that’s another story.

Brandy Smuggler Walking Cane Flask Helps You Stay Upright When You’ve Had Your Fill

Brandy Smuggler Walking Cane Flask Helps You Stay Upright When You’ve Had Your Fill
Need a way to carry around your favorite booze without raising suspicion? As long as you’re not planning to use it to transport illegal substances, I think you’ll find the Brandy Smuggler Walking Cane perfect for your needs.

Space Invaders Fridge Magnets: Once Your Base is Destroyed, So are Your Perishables

Space Invaders Fridge Magnets: Once Your Base is Destroyed, So are Your Perishables
Get your laser cannons out, folks. The invaders have arrived in your kitchen and you need to start blasting away at them ASAP. But unless you’ve got a cannon that fires an anti-magnetic field – or one of those stainless steel fridges like mine that won’t hold onto a magnet to save its life – you’ll soon be in a world of hurt.

Philips Lumiware LED Platter Lights up Your Dinner Table

Philips Lumiware LED Platter Lights up Your Dinner Table
Looking for a way to make a statement the next time you have guests over to a party? Well you’ll certainly start up some conversations if you serve up some grub on one of these LED-illuminated platters from Philips.

Google Ass: A Camera for Your Butt

Google Ass: A Camera for Your Butt
Google is hell-bent on revolutionizing how people live and do things with Google Glass. It’s a hot commodity now, even though it’s still in its beta testing stages. I’m sure comedian Conan O’Brien agrees, although he has a pretty strange way of showing it.

Google Chromebook Pixel Takes Aim at MacBook Pro, Still Can’t Run Photoshop

Google Chromebook Pixel Takes Aim at MacBook Pro, Still Can’t Run Photoshop
When it comes to laptops, there are many things that manufacturers can learn from Apple. That being said, there are plenty of MacBook and MacBook Pro alternatives that are worth checking out. Google’s just upped the ante with the release of their Chromebook Pixel, which has some features that the next generation of MacBooks might have.

World’s (Allegedly) First Vine Resume Goes Viral

World’s (Allegedly) First Vine Resume Goes Viral
Love it or hate it, it looks like Twitter’s Vine has managed to attract a pretty solid following ever since its launch. Time will tell if it’ll become as big of a fixture in the social media sphere as Instagram, but for now, it’s sure getting a lot of attention – particularly because people like Dawn Siff are finding unusual and creative ways to use the platform.

Stealthbot: The Sam Fisher of Robots

Stealthbot: The Sam Fisher of Robots
There are plenty of robots roaming around these days, but researchers have developed a robot that is designed to be the sneakiest robot out there. It uses background noises to mask its actual presence, which is pretty amazing.

Its-a Me, Danny Trejo!

Its-a Me, Danny Trejo!
Bowser doesn’t stand a chance against Machete Cortez, that’s all I’ll say…

Lord of the Rings Bag End Bonsai: Not Even a Hobbit Can Live Here

Lord of the Rings Bag End Bonsai: Not Even a Hobbit Can Live Here
The Japanese art of cultivating bonsai is an exercise in patience and effort. Bonsai enthusiast Chris Guise added a bit of geekery to the art form by making a miniature replica of Bilbo Baggin’s humble hobbit home, Bag End.

The TARDIS Fez Holds Bigger Brains on the Inside

The TARDIS Fez Holds Bigger Brains on the Inside
We all know how Matt Smith has a thing for Fezzes, but Doctor Who has never worn one that looked quite as awesome as this. Eric over at CoreGeek made this epic mashup of fez and TARDIS as a birthday gift for his daughter – yet another awesome demonstration of geek love from parent to child.

Astronaut Bedding Set Let’s Kids Live out Their Space Exploration Dreams Every Night

Astronaut Bedding Set Let’s Kids Live out Their Space Exploration Dreams Every Night
Like many of you, I had dreams of being an astronaut and heading into space when I was a kid. While my life’s path sent me in a different direction, it still would have been cool to see what it was like to wear a space suit at least.

Game of Thrones 14″ Iron Throne Miniature Replica Doesn’t Have a Miniature Price

Game of Thrones 14″ Iron Throne Miniature Replica Doesn’t Have a Miniature Price
The third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is still more than a month away. Meanwhile you can pass the time by playing with this 1:6 scale replica of the infamous Iron Throne. Put your cat on it, build a LEGO Red Keep around it or imagine impaling Joffrey Baratheon on its bladed backrest.
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