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Archive for June 2013

Hate to Park? Volvo Has You Covered with Its Self-Parking Car

Hate to Park? Volvo Has You Covered with Its Self-Parking Car
The hard part about driving isn’t exactly the driving part; it’s actually parking. I can drive automatics and stick shifts, but it takes me close to a quarter of an hour to park after I’ve found myself a spot.

Creepy Robot Doll Controlled by Smartphone

Creepy Robot Doll Controlled by Smartphone
Dolls can be creepy. Everyone knows that. But they have just upped the creep factor with this interactive smartphone controlled doll (some images at link NSFW) based on mascot character Mirai Suenaga. Just look at those eyes.

BitTorrent Sync P2P File Storage Service: YouTorrent

BitTorrent Sync P2P File Storage Service: YouTorrent
Cloud storage services like Dropbox are great not just for backing up data but for sharing files with other people as well. BitTorrent is developing a similar service, with two notable exceptions: it’s completely free, and there is no centralized “cloud” storage.

How to Train Your Dragon… To Be a Lamp That Breathes Fire

How to Train Your Dragon… To Be a Lamp That Breathes Fire
If you have watched How to Train You Dragon – and who hasn’t? – then you already know that the Night Fury dragon is pretty cool. Well, he just got cooler. How about the Night Fury dragon in your room as a lamp that breathes fire?

Own Mutually Lets You Split the Cost for Stuff You Want

Own Mutually Lets You Split the Cost for Stuff You Want
Ever dreamed of owning something extravagant, but just couldn’t afford or justify the cost for something you’re not going to use all of the time? Well, a new website is in the works which lets you split the cost of items with others so you can each reap the rewards without having to pay for the whole thing.

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ Review: Chevy Flirts with Perfection

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ Review: Chevy Flirts with Perfection
In my career as an online journalist, I get to test drive a lot of vehicles. And while I like many of the cars that I drive, it’s rare that I truly love one, and would consider actually buying the model that I’m driving.

LEGO Purses: Carry Around a Bag of Bricks

LEGO Purses: Carry Around a Bag of Bricks
We’ve seen some purses that looked like giant LEGO bricks before, but these are the first purses I’ve come across that are actually made from LEGO bricks.

Millennium Falcon Mirror: You Looked in THAT Thing? You’re Braver Than I Thought

Millennium Falcon Mirror: You Looked in THAT Thing? You’re Braver Than I Thought
While they never came out and said it, I always imagined that Han Solo liked to look at himself in the mirror for hours every day. With all of that swagger, he had to be just a little self-absorbed.

iFetch Automatic Ball Launcher: Your Best Friend’s New Best Friend

iFetch Automatic Ball Launcher: Your Best Friend’s New Best Friend
Because dogs don’t have to deal with work, other people and taking care of dogs, you can’t always match your pet’s enthusiasm and energy. But you can’t just leave your buddy hanging right? That’s why Grant and Denny Hamill invented the iFetch.

CitiBike Smart Helmet Leads You to the Nearest Bike Docking Station

CitiBike Smart Helmet Leads You to the Nearest Bike Docking Station
Bicycle riders in New York now have a new weapon in the commuting wars. The CitiBike Smart Helmet will show you the way to the nearest CitiBike docking station. That’s pretty handy. Maybe I should say heady.

The Midnight Clock Secret Bookcase: The Reader’s Riddle

The Midnight Clock Secret Bookcase: The Reader’s Riddle
No other art form transacts with us the way literature can. It’s very accessible yet it demands and invites us to add depth to the world and the ideas it conjures. Devin Montgomery tries to capture the joy of discovery and exploration that we get from reading with his unique invention.

TARDIS Prime Transformer Toy: Phone Booth in Disguise

TARDIS Prime Transformer Toy: Phone Booth in Disguise
Remember Jason Casteel’s cool Transfomers-meets-Doctor Who T-shirt? Thingiverse member Andrew Lindsey not only remembers it, he was inspired by it to make a 3D printed toy. Behold, TARDIS Prime in 3D! Vworp Vworp!

LEGO Game of Thrones Minifigs: Does Ned’s Head Pop off?

LEGO Game of Thrones Minifigs: Does Ned’s Head Pop off?
LEGO is a family-friendly brand, so I can say with a high degree of certainty that they’ll never release an official line of Game of Thrones minifigs. But that didn’t stop one enterprising LEGO fan from creating a line of custom Game of Thrones figures.

Star Wars Lightsaber Sunglasses: Protection Against the Light Side

Star Wars Lightsaber Sunglasses: Protection Against the Light Side
Thanks to the force of electricity, these Star Wars sunglasses will not only shield you from bright light, they can also help you see – or at least stand out – in the dark thanks to LEDs on the sides of the frames.

Hell is Other People: Antisocial Media

Hell is Other People: Antisocial Media
There are times in your life where you just want to be in the company of yourself. Unfortunately, you can’t choose to avoid people when they’re already there, right in front of you, and it’s just rude to walk on by without saying hi or exchanging pleasantries at that point.

Game of Thrones Mobile for Babies of Westeros

Game of Thrones Mobile for Babies of Westeros
Babies need entertainment even when they are lying in their cribs. Mobiles can do a good job of entertaining babies. Even better is a Game of Thrones mobile like this awesome one from Lullabymobiles on Etsy.

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