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Archive for October 2013

castAR Augmented Reality Glasses: Wonderful Projections

castAR Augmented Reality Glasses: Wonderful Projections
With gadgets like the Oculus Rift and Google Glass, it’s looking like the future of displays is going to be a war for space on our faces. Here’s one more promising invention that may make you wish you had several pairs of eyes and foreheads.

Feel Like the King of the Beetles with This Rhinoceros Beetle Chair

Feel Like the King of the Beetles with This Rhinoceros Beetle Chair
If you are a fan of the Beatles, disregard this chair. However, if you are a fan of actual bug beetles you are going to love this. This huge and very comfy looking Rhinoceros Beetle chair is fit for a beetle king.
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DIY Star Wars Snowflake Patterns: Use the X-Acto, Luke.

DIY Star Wars Snowflake Patterns: Use the X-Acto, Luke.
We’ve seen several different Star Wars inspired paper snowflakes surface over the years. Some of them were laser cut and others were apparently done freehand. That meant unless you had a fancy laser cutting set up or were crafty in your own right, you probably weren’t going to make these cool snowflakes yourself.

Executive Decision Maker Pro Kit: for Wishy-washy Makers

Executive Decision Maker Pro Kit: for Wishy-washy Makers
Here’s a fun project that can be scaled depending on your skill level with electronics. Like the Magic 8-ball, the Executive Decision Maker Pro lets you outsource your fate to a gadget, which is just as clueless as you are but is at least more decisive.

Capsulekong Turns Your Coffee into a Game of Donkey Kong

Capsulekong Turns Your Coffee into a Game of Donkey Kong
If you drew a Venn diagram of gamers and coffee drinkers, I think you’d find there’s a pretty large intersection between the two groups. So what better way to store your coffee machine pods but in a game of Donkey Kong?

Star Wars Death Star Grinder: Weapon of Herb Destruction

Star Wars Death Star Grinder: Weapon of Herb Destruction
The Death Star isn’t all about destroying Alderaan. This space station will destroy herbs with the same massive power. It is the ultimate power in the universe and in your kitchen. Etsy seller Pyroteeze makes these so that you can easily and geekily grind up your herbs when cooking (or getting baked).

Wall Torch Sconce Turns Anyone into Indiana Jones, Cave Not Included

Wall Torch Sconce Turns Anyone into Indiana Jones, Cave Not Included
Turn your home into a dungeon, a castle, an ancient pyramid or an olympic stadium with this cool wall sconce that looks like a torch. This is a perfect night light, because everyone knows that monsters fear torch light more than they fear light from modern light bulbs.

Netflix Negotiating to Offer Its Streaming Service on Cable Boxes in the US

Netflix Negotiating to Offer Its Streaming Service on Cable Boxes in the US
Like many people out there, I’m a big fan of the video streaming service Netflix. It’s a great place to find something to watch when nothing is on TV and I can use it to catch up on TV series that I might’ve missed seasons of in the past.

Nintendo DS Turned into Tiny Arcade Cabinet: 1DS

Nintendo DS Turned into Tiny Arcade Cabinet: 1DS
We’ve seen a full-sized arcade cabinet hacked to control a Nintendo DS. Redditor button-masher decided to cram the handheld into a tiny arcade cabinet instead. Then he went to great lengths to make it look like a real arcade cabinet, adding tiny joysticks and buttons, a marquee and even a couple of coin slots.

Predator Carved out of a Tree: Get to the Wood Choppa!

Predator Carved out of a Tree: Get to the Wood Choppa!
Predators are the galaxy’s most fearsome and brutal warriors. They will rip your spine clean out, with your skull still attached. And they like to take trophies to remind them of their hunt. So a Predator would just love this tree with a predator head carved into it.

Plotagon Turns Words into Movies: Typecast

Plotagon Turns Words into Movies: Typecast
Writing a decent story is hard enough, but taking that story and turning it into a watchable film is even more complicated. But new software called Plotagon aims to turn anyone into a one-man movie-making machine.

Garmin D2 Pilot Watch: Aviation + GPS on Your Wrist

Garmin D2 Pilot Watch: Aviation + GPS on Your Wrist
While commercial pilots might not use this kind of watch to replace the computers they work with in Jumbo Jets, frequent travelers and private pilots might enjoy the goodies features on this latest Garmin watch.

Awesome Headphones for Gamers and Geeks: See Me, Hear Me…

Awesome Headphones for Gamers and Geeks: See Me, Hear Me…
There are a million and one headphones on the market, so how do you decide which ones to buy? Well, you could pick them just on the basis of how they sound and fit your hear, but that would be boring.

Mega Stomp Battle Motion-Activated Sound Effects: Faux Foley

Mega Stomp Battle Motion-Activated Sound Effects: Faux Foley
Kids love to play fight. Just give them a few seconds of idle time and their minds will transform them into all sorts of characters. Soon enough you’ll hear them making sound effects for their movements and weapons.

Princess Peach Pixel Quilt is Peachy

Princess Peach Pixel Quilt is Peachy
Mario is always on the hunt for his Princess, but she always seems to be in another castle. But it turns out she might actually be taking up residence in your castle thanks to this lovely Princess Peach quilt. This pixel art quilt was created by Megan “8bit” Healey, and is made from cotton and has a warm fleece backing.

Moves: A Standalone Activity Tracker that Really Works

Moves: A Standalone Activity Tracker that Really Works
I kind of like tracking all of my activities, especially since I tend to run alone so I need the motivation to stay on target. While apps like RunKeeper and others work well to track runs, a simple pedometer is something good to keep track of every single move you make in a day.
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