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Archive for October 2013

Blush Radiator is Blue When Cold, Red When Warm: Beating Hearth

Blush Radiator is Blue When Cold, Red When Warm: Beating Hearth
A couple of weeks ago we saw a car that changes color when it’s wet, thanks to a coating of thermochromic paint. Icelandic designer Thorunn Arnadottir used the same kind of paint to make a radiator that, together with its twisting tubes, makes it appear organic.

Hyrulean Leather Journals Are a Thing of Beauty

Hyrulean Leather Journals Are a Thing of Beauty
A plain old journal is not good enough for the video game fanatic. Especially after you have laid eyes on these amazing books. These mythical journals were inspired by the Legend of Zelda games and they get all of the details pitch perfect.
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NASA Says Asteroid Probably Won’t Hit the Earth in 2032

Archos Unveils Low-Cost, Unlocked Android Titanium Smartphones

Archos Unveils Low-Cost, Unlocked Android Titanium Smartphones
A few days ago Archos showed off its new Android-powered GamePad 2 portable gaming tablet. The company is back to announce an entire new series of reasonably priced Android-powered smartphones called the Titanium line.

bRight Switch Smart Switches and Outlets: Home 2.0

bRight Switch Smart Switches and Outlets: Home 2.0
Home automation technologies have been around for a while, but most systems require additional gadgets to be plugged into each outlet you want to add to the system, and are generally quite costly. bRight Switch wants to replace every switch and outlet in your home so it can truly become a smart home – all without breaking the bank.

Make This Smokin’ Pumpkin for Halloween

Make This Smokin’ Pumpkin for Halloween
Fog is a big part of any good Halloween festivities. You have to have fog. It’s the stuff ghouls and ghosts rise out of. Well if you want to have a cool fog effect for your next halloween party and don’t want to pay a lot of money, you can make a fog machine out of a pumpkin.

Michael Bay and Crew Attacked on the Set of Transformers While Filming in Hong Kong

Michael Bay and Crew Attacked on the Set of Transformers While Filming in Hong Kong
Having grown up in the 80s and being a huge fan of the Transformers toys I can admit to wanting to punch Michael Bay in the face over the horrible Transformers films. Bay and his crew were on the set of the latest installment in the franchise and were filming in the streets of Hong Kong, when Bay and his crew were attacked by four “drugged up punks.”

Need to Send a Special Someone a Gift? Then All You Need is Your iPhone and Bond

Need to Send a Special Someone a Gift? Then All You Need is Your iPhone and Bond
Technology has made it a whole lot easier to keep in touch with friends, family, and other loved ones. Unfortunately, it takes a little of the personal aspect away because this same technology lets people do stuff on their phones, instead of doing it in person. 

Felted Mini Star Wars AT-AT (All Terrain-Adorable Transport)

Felted Mini Star Wars AT-AT (All Terrain-Adorable Transport)
Is this not the cutest little AT-AT you’ve ever seen? Why, this little guy would never march forward to the Imperial March theme and lay waste to Rebel forces. He just wouldn’t have it in him.

PhotoCard App: Design Postcards on Your Phone, Then Send Them in the Mail

PhotoCard App: Design Postcards on Your Phone, Then Send Them in the Mail
There’s just something about getting actual mail versus email. With the former, you get to touch it, manipulate it, and pin it on your wall or stick it on your fridge for good measure. With the latter, all you can do is look at it on your computer or mobile device, and print it out, if you want an actual physical copy.

Turn Your Fridge into a Vintage Arcade Cabinet

Turn Your Fridge into a Vintage Arcade Cabinet
Sadly, most of us don’t have room – or the spare cash – for a proper arcade cabinet in our homes. It is still fun to pretend though. And now through the magic of decals and Etsy you can turn your fridge into a retro arcade cabinet.

Pyle Hi-Speed HD is an Action Camera on a Budget

Pyle Hi-Speed HD is an Action Camera on a Budget
Pyle has been producing audio gear for a number of years. Audio isn’t all the company is about though, it also has a line of ruggedized action cameras. The company has unveiled a new action camera called the Hi-Speed HD is able to record video in full HD resolution.

Xbox One Machinima App Lets You View Help Videos While Playing: “Xbox, I Suck”

Xbox One Machinima App Lets You View Help Videos While Playing: “Xbox, I Suck”
Some older gamers complain that we’re spoiled today because of the wealth of guides, cheats and tips available online. If you’re one of those gamers, you’ll hate Machinima’s Xbox One app. The rest of you, feel free to rejoice.

GestureWorks Gameplay Lets You Make Touch Controls for PC Games: DIY Mobile Ports

GestureWorks Gameplay Lets You Make Touch Controls for PC Games: DIY Mobile Ports
The touch-friendly interface of Windows 8 led to the rise of portable computers with touchscreens. Those that run Windows 8 often have decent specs, enough to run modern PC games. The problem is that almost none of these games are optimized for touchscreens.

Hevo Power Wireless EV Chargers Coming to NYC Disguised as Manhole Covers

Hevo Power Wireless EV Chargers Coming to NYC Disguised as Manhole Covers
One of the biggest challenges in rolling out a electric vehicle charging system in cities around the world is where to place the chargers and how to wire them into the electric grid. Some interesting wireless electric charging devices are expected to land in New York City in early 2014 from a company called Hevo Power.

Budget Management App Level Compels You Not to Spend More Than You Should

Budget Management App Level Compels You Not to Spend More Than You Should
Some people spend more than what they can actually afford. A lot of financial advisers recommend keeping a list of every purchase, so that each expenditure can be reviewed afterward. Most people start out okay but eventually forget a few days later.
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