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Archive for April 2013

Virtual Boy Virtualized in Oculus Rift via Emulator

Virtual Boy Virtualized in Oculus Rift via Emulator
The Oculus Rift isn’t even out yet, but there’s already an emulator made for it. Or perhaps it’s precisely because the virtual reality headset isn’t out yet that this emulator came about. The program’s name is vbjin-ovr, an offshoot of a Nintendo Virtual Boy emulator for Windows called vbjin.

K-9 USB Hub: The Laser Nose Knows

K-9 USB Hub: The Laser Nose Knows
Doctor Who’s dog, K-9 might look kind of cute and cuddly as robot dogs go, but he can definitely hold his own. Now, you can have K-9 standing guard over your desktop – in USB hub form.
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Budweiser Wants You to Drink Socially with the Buddy Cup

Budweiser Wants You to Drink Socially with the Buddy Cup
Apparently Budweiser feels that drinking isn’t a social enough activity. They want to integrate your drinking with Facebook. How will they do this? With the Buddy Cup.

NiteCore TM26 Tiny Monster Flashlight Kicks out Insane 3500 Lumens

NiteCore TM26 Tiny Monster Flashlight Kicks out Insane 3500 Lumens
You know how your mother always told you not to stare into the Sun? Well, the same guidance holds true with this small flashlight that can blast out a whopping 3500 lumens of brightness. The NiteCore TM26 “Tiny Monster” Flashlight uses four superbright CREE XM-L U2 LEDs to light up the darkest of nights.

Attraktsionus Double Ferris Wheel: Twice the Fun, Possibly Twice as Dangerous

Attraktsionus Double Ferris Wheel: Twice the Fun, Possibly Twice as Dangerous
I love a good amusement park ride as much as the next guy, but even I might have some second thoughts about riding on this unusual double ferris wheel if it ever showed up at my local Six Flags.

Quick Draw PS Move Dueling Game: Now This is an FPS

Quick Draw PS Move Dueling Game: Now This is an FPS
Red Dead Revolver‘s dueling mode was one of the game’s unique features. It attempted to emulate the feeling of tension by making the player go through a timing-based mini game. But what if you could actually go through the motions of a duel itself?

Naoki Ono’s Awesome Canvas Furniture Portraits Double as Actual Furniture

Naoki Ono’s Awesome Canvas Furniture Portraits Double as Actual Furniture
What good is a portrait of a chair when your legs are weary and are in need of rest? Tons of good, apparently, if it happens to be one of the portraits by YOY. That’s because aside from being a striking piece of art, each painted seat doubles as an actual piece of furniture.

Custom Star Trek Transformer Action Figure: Enterprise, Roll Out!

Custom Star Trek Transformer Action Figure: Enterprise, Roll Out!
Artist TJ Wilferd aka Unicron9 loves making custom action figures. Last year he boldly went and took Star Trek where the franchise hasn’t gone before – to the world of Transformers. He made an action figure that he calls Autobot E, a robot whose vehicle mode is the Starship Enterprise.

‘My Knitted Boyfriend’: At Least This Guy Won’t Open His Big Mouth

‘My Knitted Boyfriend’: At Least This Guy Won’t Open His Big Mouth
Being single can suck, especially when all of your friends already have plus one’s. Artist Noortje de Keijzer found a way around this not by joining online dating sites or by going on blind dates, but by knitting her own boyfriend.

BACtrack Breathalyzer Alerts You if You’ve Had Too Much to Drink

BACtrack Breathalyzer Alerts You if You’ve Had Too Much to Drink
Sometimes, you go to a party and end up drinking more than you should have. You probably know better than to drink and drive, so your best bet would be to crash at a friend’s place until you’re sober enough to go home.

Playable Video Game Paintings Come to Life

Playable Video Game Paintings Come to Life
I love a good art exhibit as much as the next guy, but sometimes it can get a little boring just staring at all the static paintings on the walls – never mind the humiliation of getting chastised by the museum security for standing to close to them, like what happened to me a MoMA a couple of months back.

LEGO Evangelion Unit-01: You Can (Not) Top This

LEGO Evangelion Unit-01: You Can (Not) Top This
We’ve seen the father of this LEGO mech hybrid; now it’s time to meet its mother. It’s a scale model of Evangelion Unit-01 from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. Eva Launch!

Grassy iPhone Case: Pocket Park

Grassy iPhone Case: Pocket Park
We’ve already seen a furry iPhone 5 case. But if you love plants more than Wookies, a Japanese company called Ag Ltd. has something for you. They’re making what they call the World Parks series, which are iPhone 5 cases that are modeled after grassy parks.

Smart Skin Could Give Robots a Sense of Touch

Smart Skin Could Give Robots a Sense of Touch
Like most of you, I’m patiently waiting for the day when I can buy a robot that will take care of all the irritating things around house I want to deal with. I want a robot to wash the dishes, bathe the dog, mow the lawn, and take out the trash.

The Great Disney Princesses Slothy Crossover

The Great Disney Princesses Slothy Crossover
‘Sloth’ is defined as a person having a ‘reluctance to work or make an effort.’ It could also be referring to the ‘slow-moving tropical American mammal that hangs upside down from tree branches.’ Seemingly combining these two definitions is artist Phillip Light with his unique series which crosses the great Disney Princesses over with the ever-lovable sloth.

Google Fiber in Austin, Texas Spurs Competition

Google Fiber in Austin, Texas Spurs Competition
Competition is a good thing in any market. The more businesses you have working for the consumer’s dollar, it tends to lead to better prices and service. Google announced not long ago that it would be rolling out its Google Fiber Internet service in Austin, Texas.
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