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Nike Flyknit Air Max: So Light You Might Float Away

Nike Flyknit Air Max: So Light You Might Float Away
I’ve been waiting for this for about a year, and finally, Nike has announced the release of a sneaker that will combine Flyknit technology with a full Air Max cushioning. Now this will be one comfortable sneaker.

Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick: Smarten up Your HDTV by Hitting It with a Stick!

Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick: Smarten up Your HDTV by Hitting It with a Stick!
There are lots of different kinds of USB dongles and adapters to make your home entertainment system play nice with your computers, but Sony has just announced the release of a smart stick, which will hopefully smarten Sony HDTVs.
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Hot Wheels Car Maker Turns Wax Sticks to Whips

Hot Wheels Car Maker Turns Wax Sticks to Whips
Hot Wheels’ toy cars let kids pretend they’re hotshot racers. The company’s new Car Maker model kit on the other hand, lets them be factory workers. The kit has a machine that turns a stick of wax into a car body by pressing it into a heated mold.

Nibble Pan: Sample Baked Goodies without Ruining Them

Nibble Pan: Sample Baked Goodies without Ruining Them
Personally, I find baking cakes infinitely harder than cooking savories because you can’t really cheat when it comes to the former. By “cheat,” I mean correct mistakes you made along the way. For example, when you’re cooking and you find it’s too bland, then you can just add salt and pepper to taste.

Han Solo Carbonite Necklace is Truly Heroic

Han Solo Carbonite Necklace is Truly Heroic
Jewelry designer Paul Bierker of Paul Michael Jewelry is a busy man. When he’s not designing Boba Fett, Zelda Tri-Force or R2-D2 rings, he’s making pendants that look like Han Solo frozen in carbonite. This pendant is handmade from sterling silver, and features our favorite scruffy-looking nerf-herder, frozen peacefully in semi-eternal sleep.

LoungeBuddy App Unlocks the Mystery of Airport Lounges

LoungeBuddy App Unlocks the Mystery of Airport Lounges
You don’t have to be a frequent traveler to gain access to some of the poshest airport lounges in the world. Many travelers tend to shy away from these lounges when they come across them because they assume that only frequent fliers can get in.

Fitbug Orb Activity Tracker: The Affordable Workout Tracker (with a Catch)

Fitbug Orb Activity Tracker: The Affordable Workout Tracker (with a Catch)
There are plenty of activity trackers around to get the job done to track physical activity, and most of them aren’t cheap. For the more budget-conscious, there’s the newly released Fitbug Orb, which looks like it could be a good option.

Valve Demos Steam Controller: Jack of All Games

Valve Demos Steam Controller: Jack of All Games
Yesterday Valve released a video showing a prototype of the Steam Controller – which is designed to be used with the company’s upcoming Steam Machines – being used to play a handful of games. The demo focused on the controller’s “legacy mode”, in which the controller emulates a mouse and a keyboard, letting you map keys and cursor movement to the controller’s buttons, triggers and trackpads.

Turn Your Social Media Profiles into Business Cards

Turn Your Social Media Profiles into Business Cards
Social media plays a big part in people’s lives these days. Not just in their personal lives, but also in what they do for a living as well. If you’re one of those people, then you might be interested in the social media-themed business card generators by Stephen Ou.

Now You Too Can Be Choked by Darth Vader

Now You Too Can Be Choked by Darth Vader
Have you ever wanted to be a part of Star Wars? Well, now is your chance to become a part of the movie that changed movies forever. You, my friend, can be choked by our favorite Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader.

Outdoor ‘Water Bench’ Provides Comfy Seating, Collects Rainwater

Outdoor ‘Water Bench’ Provides Comfy Seating, Collects Rainwater
Some people put out pails and bins to collect rainwater when it rains. Others, like the folks of MARS architects, put out benches. They’re very different objects, but they serve the same purpose: to collect rainwater which will be used to water plants, wash cars, hose down driveways, and so on and so forth.

This Shirt Lets Everyone Feel the Wrath of Khan’s Chest

This Shirt Lets Everyone Feel the Wrath of Khan’s Chest
Who wouldn’t love to have Khans beefy chest? Well, now you can. No weight lifting or visits to Fantasy Island necessary. This Khan T-shirt will make you look just like Khan Noonien Sighn. From the neck down at least.

HDT Self-Driving Machine Gun: You Have 20 Seconds to Comply

HDT Self-Driving Machine Gun: You Have 20 Seconds to Comply
Maybe you thought that self-driving vehicles were a little bit further away, but check out this prototype machine gun, that will dispatch enemies from afar, without needing anyone to drive it. The HDT Robotics Self-Driving Machine Gun uses a M240 machine gun and it can fire at a target at almost 500 feet away.

Avegant Head-Mounted Display Beams Images Straight to Your Eyeballs: the Real Retina Display?

Avegant Head-Mounted Display Beams Images Straight to Your Eyeballs: the Real Retina Display?
Here’s another device that could be vying for space on your face in the near future. A company called Avegant is making what they call a Virtual Retinal Display. The thing is, it doesn’t actually have displays.

Motorcycles Made from Lobster Shells: Crustaceans of Anarchy

Motorcycles Made from Lobster Shells: Crustaceans of Anarchy
Who knew that making motorcycles out of lobster shells would be so awesome looking? They look like organically grown bikes from an underwater society.

Pimp2-D2 Action Figure: Mech Daddy

Pimp2-D2 Action Figure: Mech Daddy
If you’re going to the New York Comic Con with a kid, stay away from Booth 208. Otherwise you’ll have to explain why there’s a small batch of gold-domed R2-D2 action figures each rocking a purple hat, a cape and a cane.
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