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Archive for February 2013

Robot Mannequin Mimics Passersby: Mirror v0.5

Robot Mannequin Mimics Passersby: Mirror v0.5
We’ve already seen how the fashion industry can make use of robotics to make life easier for shoppers. But a Japanese clothing chain called United Arrows also found a way to use robots to make things more fun for window shoppers.

GnomeZ: Zombie Garden Gnomes Invade Your Lawn

GnomeZ: Zombie Garden Gnomes Invade Your Lawn
Zombies are all the rage these days, so it’s no wonder that the undead want to spend some more time out in the open. And what better way for your zombies to get out more but for them to watch over your garden?
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Throne of Nerds: A Song of USB and QWERTY

Throne of Nerds: A Song of USB and QWERTY
The iron throne is made up of many many sharp swords, but what would a throne look like in a nerd kingdom? Well, it would probably look something like this Throne of Nerds, covered with keyboards everywhere.

TMNT Patrol Buggy: Ninja Turtles, Assemble!

TMNT Patrol Buggy: Ninja Turtles, Assemble!
One of the buried treasures at last week’s New York Toy Fair was this cool buggy I found hiding out in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles booth. Basically, it’s like a mega buggy that can seat all four Ninja Turtles, but can also break off into individual cars.

Harrison Ford Rumored to Appear in Star Wars: Episode VII

Harrison Ford Rumored to Appear in Star Wars: Episode VII
I’ve been undeniably excited at the thought of new Star Wars films coming to theaters. We already know that J.J. Abrams will be directing Episode VII, which is expected in theaters in the next few years.

Bungie Announces Sci-Fi Video Game Destiny

Bungie Announces Sci-Fi Video Game Destiny
The creators of the incredibly popular Halo franchise have announced a new project they are working on called Destiny. The video game will introduce players to an epic science fiction universe, including a persistent online world filled with sweeping adventures.

Metal Post Helps Chinese Sleep on Trains

Metal Post Helps Chinese Sleep on Trains
It’s long been said that the Chinese work really hard. Apparently, they don’t have time for traditional sleep like you or I either. So it would be ideal to be able to catch up on their rest during long train rides.

Doppelganger Game Token with Dual Screens: LCD&D

Doppelganger Game Token with Dual Screens: LCD&D
There are hundreds of tabletop games, board games and card games, and with them come even more tokens and other game pieces, some of which you’ll almost surely lose over the years. This neat little invention by Rodney Benesh lets you replace your lost game tokens and personalize your gaming experience as well.

New LEGO X-wing Fighter Coming Soon: Red Five, Standing By!

New LEGO X-wing Fighter Coming Soon: Red Five, Standing By!
Get your X-Wing pilot suit on and ready your Astromech droid. LEGO fans who are itching for a new Star Wars set will be happy to learn that a new X-Wing starfighter set will be coming out this May.

Doctor Who Cookie Cutters: Timey Wimey Tasty Wasty

Doctor Who Cookie Cutters: Timey Wimey Tasty Wasty
We’ve previously featured some Doctor Who inspired cookie cutters, but you had to make them yourself using dangerously sharp strips of metal. Now, through the wonders of 3D printing technology, you can actually buy some plastic one, shaped like iconic characters and items from the long-running science fiction series.

My EV Road Trip: Classic Chicago Rally Recreated with Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

My EV Road Trip: Classic Chicago Rally Recreated with Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
While you may or may not be a fan of electric vehicles and hybrids, you can be assured that more and more of these high-tech vehicles will start to hit the streets in the coming years.

Cinnamon Bun Soaps Look Way Too Real

Cinnamon Bun Soaps Look Way Too Real
While I love cinnamon buns as much as the next guy, I have to say that I’d be sorely disappointed if I bit into one of these pastries. You see, what you’re looking at here isn’t a cinnamon bun at all.

Minecraft Papercraft Studio Lets You Print Minecraft Models: Proto-3D Printing

Minecraft Papercraft Studio Lets You Print Minecraft Models: Proto-3D Printing
You can already own 3D replicas of your Minecraft avatar thanks to 3D printing. But if you want a cheaper and faster way, you can use Minecraft Papercraft Studio – an iOS app made by UK developer 57Digital – and the cutting edge technology known as “folding” to turn flat paper into blocky models.

Game of Thrones Playing Cards: Poker is Coming

Game of Thrones Playing Cards: Poker is Coming
Game of Thrones is one of my favorite shows on TV in years, but I’ve been trying to find ways to pass the time while waiting for the return of the show on March 31. I’m a gambler too, so I think a few hands of poker could be a good time-killer until the return of the Starks, Lannisters, Targaryens, Baratheons, and all of the other denizens of Westeros in about a month and a half.

PowerSkin Battery Case Gets it PoP’n

PowerSkin Battery Case Gets it PoP’n
PowerSkin has been making cases to extend the battery life of various smartphones for a while. The company has now announced a new battery case that sucks. No seriously, it uses suction cups to stick to the back of your smartphone.

Minimal Float Wall Desk: We’ll All Float on Okay

Minimal Float Wall Desk: We’ll All Float on Okay
My two desks are quite cluttered. There’s no denying it, but something like this minimal desk might actually encourage you to cut down on the wires and clutter in your home office.
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