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If Willy Wonka suddenly decided to move out of the candy making business into the canned foods business, Christmas Tinner would be a product he would make. Perhaps inspired by Christopher Godfrey’s 12-course meal in a can, Christmas Tinner is a complete canned meal made by UK gaming firm GAME.
Look what grandma Xenomorph made you for Christmas! It’s a life-size facehugger hand knitted by Etsy seller Katie aka Knitrocious. Its legs have clips on their ends so you can wrap it around your head or any part of your body for that matter.
We’ve seen a variety of 3D printers designed to make food, but most of them either make only one kind of food or are designed for professional use, like serving astronauts in space. A company called Natural Machines is working on a food printer that will be easy enough for ordinary people to use and will be able to make a variety of dishes.
About a year ago, we wrote about a Kickstarter project for an iPhone lens called the HiLO lens. The compact add-on lens allows you to snap photos at unusual angles that might otherwise require you to hold your device in an odd position.
If you work in an office where people are constantly stealing your coffee mug from the staff kitchen, here’s a fun way to keep all your mugs organized. You can stack numerous coffee mugs in these interlocking LEGO-like cubbies, giving each person their own little place to store their mug.
A couple of years ago we saw a map of New York City done in the style of Super Mario World. Here’s a great complement to that map, a chart of the Big Apple’s subway depicted in the same style by Robert Bacon.
Kodak’s Super 8 Film system revolutionized home moviemaking, by making it much easier for people to buy and load film, jump-starting amateur film making, and eventually laying the groundwork for camcorders. Of course nowadays everyone with a smartphone or point-and-shoot can be a modern filmmaker.
Shotaro Kaneda’s red motorcycle has become the unofficial symbol of Katsuhiro Otomo’s cyberpunk masterpiece Akira, beating out its memorable characters or even its visionary plot and themes. Two highly talented LEGO builders going under the name The Arvo Brothers pay tribute to Otomo by constantly working on a LEGO model of the bike.
Tis the season to be jolly. It’s a few weeks before Christmas, and despite the trials and challenges that continue to come, one can’t help but feel light and cheerful during this time of year. At least, that’s how I feel, anyway.
Thanko is a Japanese gadget firm that makes just about anything you can think of and a slew of things sane people wouldn’t think to plug their your USB ports. If you need a set of Santa boots to warm your feet using USB power, Thanko has it.
Swann has been making some really cool flying RC toys that look like different sorts of helicopters. I have played with several of those helicopters over the years and they are a lot of fun, but inevitably, I end up crashing them into the wall and breaking the propeller or gears that move the propellers.
Most computers nowadays have HDMI ports that let you beam your display to a TV, monitor or projector using an HDMI cable. But what if you could do that wirelessly? And what if you could send media not just to one display but to multiple displays and computers all at once?
Wicked Lasers recently added two new members to its dangerously powerful Spyder III series. The Lunar and Inferno lasers produce malevolent purple and red beams respectively, countering the green Krypton and the blue Arctic.
You can make some great ornaments just using LEGO bricks. Check out these awesome DIY LEGO ornaments from LEGO builder Chris McVeigh. He has designed a fantastic set of original LEGO holiday ornaments that we can all make ourselves at home.