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Archive for July 2013

Ford Vibrating Shift Knob Tells Drivers When to Shift: Semi-Automatic Transmission

Ford Vibrating Shift Knob Tells Drivers When to Shift: Semi-Automatic Transmission
Earlier this month we saw a car with a joystick shift lever. It looks cool, but it doesn’t have any additional function. Ford engineer Zachary Nelson made a more high-tech shift lever mod that’s geared towards newbie drivers.

iPhone 5C Packaging Spotted in China: Proof a Cheaper iPhone is Coming?

iPhone 5C Packaging Spotted in China: Proof a Cheaper iPhone is Coming?
For months there have been rumors that Apple will release a less expensive version of the iPhone for the masses – especially in parts of the world where the current gen iPhone is considered too expensive.
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Feelday Helps Families Find Fun New Things to Do Together

Feelday Helps Families Find Fun New Things to Do Together
If you’re running out of ideas for fun stuff to do with your family, then you might want to look to Feelday for some help. It’s touted as a “discovery guide for playful families” that provides suggestions for a variety of activities that every member of your family will enjoy.

Ubuntu Edge Smartphone: Phone, PC, Penguin

Ubuntu Edge Smartphone: Phone, PC, Penguin
Back in January, we heard about the mobile variant of the Ubuntu operating system and Canonical’s plan to launch phones that double as Ubuntu desktop PCs when docked. Now the company is launching the most ambitious crowdfunding campaign yet.

Minecraft Sword Plushie: Fleece + Felt + Fake Leather + Foam

Minecraft Sword Plushie: Fleece + Felt + Fake Leather + Foam
deviantART member/miner/crafter AwesomeTikiWiki made this Minecraft sword plushie as “a present of sorts.” I think she gave it to someone she hated, because this sword won’t help anyone defeat even a pixelated chicken. AwesomeTikiWiki says she painstakingly sewed this huggable weapon by hand to make sure that she got the pixelated look right.

Hasbro Launches Short Attention Span Version of Monopoly

Hasbro Launches Short Attention Span Version of Monopoly
Because kids have such short attention spans these days, Hasbro has decided that Monopoly is too much for them. They are now releasing a half-hour version of the game, hoping that it can compete with texting, the internet, and their own 500 million versions of regular Monopoly.

Chroma Squad: Assemble Your Own Superhero Team… TV Show

Chroma Squad: Assemble Your Own Superhero Team… TV Show
Super Sentai shows like Bioman, Fiveman and of course the American adaptation Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers were a staple of my childhood. If you’re like me and you’ve always dreamed of assembling your own team of live-action superheroes, Chroma Squad might be the game for you.

Saddest Site Ever? ‘See Your Folks’ Reminds You to See Your Parents… Before They Pass on

Saddest Site Ever? ‘See Your Folks’ Reminds You to See Your Parents… Before They Pass on
See Your Folks is a new website that’s gotten the attention of a lot of people. It’s not a new social network or some photo-sharing site. Rather, it’s a calculator of sorts that lets you know how many times you’re going to see your parents before they die.

Kite Patch Keeps Mosquitoes (and the Diseases They Carry) Away

Kite Patch Keeps Mosquitoes (and the Diseases They Carry) Away
Those evil mosquitoes just keep on biting. They’re carriers of deadly diseases like dengue fever and malaria and every day, kids get bites that could turn out to be fatal. There are a lot of anti-mosquito and anti-insect lotions and sprays being sold, but they’re a cause for concern sometimes to parents who worry about slathering their kids in repellents that contain DEET.

Glitch Textiles: Your Blanket Was Not Shut Down Properly

Glitch Textiles: Your Blanket Was Not Shut Down Properly
If you liked Benjamin Berg’s glitch art throw pillows, check out Phillip Stearn’s Glitch Textiles. With the help of professional knitters and weavers, Stearns turns patterns generated from broken digital cameras and binary files into blankets and tapestries.

Guy Hacks NES Contra Game to Propose

Guy Hacks NES Contra Game to Propose
No, these screens weren’t accessed via the Konami code. That’s what I thought too when I came across this. Nope. Instead, Redditor Equinn0xX hacked an old Contra cartridge to propose to his girlfriend. He has some mad proposing skills.

Shapeways Upgrades Its 3D Printing with Gold-Plated Brass

Shapeways Upgrades Its 3D Printing with Gold-Plated Brass
3D printing just keeps getting better and better, and while the printers themselves seem to be gradually overcoming their resolution and speed limitations, materials continue to be the bigger challenge. Now, there is yet another way to enhance 3D printing, and it is awesome.

Guy Creates 25 Hours of Additional Gameplay for Skyrim as His Resume

Guy Creates 25 Hours of Additional Gameplay for Skyrim as His Resume
How do you stand out from the crowd so that prospective employers notice you? Well, there are lots of ways, but it is best to somehow show the quality of your work in an eye-catching way.

Pixel by Pixel: 97-Year-Old Creates Amazing Digital Art Using Microsoft Paint

Pixel by Pixel: 97-Year-Old Creates Amazing Digital Art Using Microsoft Paint
I remember creating a bunch of digital artwork on Microsoft Paint when I was still a kid. A single painting took hours to complete, and I would always print the finished drawing when I was done.

Stampede Turns Your Photographs into Postcards

Stampede Turns Your Photographs into Postcards
If you still like print photography and frequently send friends and family snapshots, then you might want to get a Stampede. It’s basically a large, pre-inked rubber stamp that transforms your photographs into postcards instantly.

Digital Carjacking: The Smarter They Are, The Dumber They Are

Digital Carjacking: The Smarter They Are, The Dumber They Are
Modern automobiles benefit from increasingly small and smart computers, which can help control or augment everything from a car’s dashboard display to fundamental functions like steering. But as the world is slowly realizing, if something runs software, that thing can be hacked.
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