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Archive for December 2013

PULSE Kinetic Jump Rope Charges Your Phone with Every Jump

PULSE Kinetic Jump Rope Charges Your Phone with Every Jump
More and more contraptions that charge devices or generate power without needing an electrical outlet are hitting the market. Some, like the PULSE Kinetic Jump Rope, are in their prototype stages, while others like the Voltmaker are ready to be shipped off.

GripMat Keeps Tabletop Games on Top of the Table

GripMat Keeps Tabletop Games on Top of the Table
One of the hassles of playing tabletop games is that pieces are often moved out of their place or sometimes even off the table. It’s a minor inconvenience at best and a game-stalling dilemma at worst, as you try to figure out which piece should be at which position.
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This Burrito Cake is Burritoful

This Burrito Cake is Burritoful
I like burritos and I like cake, but I’m not sure that these two delicious foods were ever intended to meet. But leave it to some crafty pastry chef to defy logic and make one anyhow.

Great Scott: Back to the Future with a Marshmallow

Great Scott: Back to the Future with a Marshmallow
This will be the best video that you see all day. It was made by Bodega Studios, a production company based out of New York and San Francisco. It is called Back to the Holidays and instead of starring Michael J.

Life-sized White Chocolate R2-D2 Is the Ultimate Gastro-mech Droid

Life-sized White Chocolate R2-D2 Is the Ultimate Gastro-mech Droid
This 150 pound R2-D2 is an amazing confectionery creation. This droid is life-sized and resides in the lobby of The Fairmont San Jose hotel, where they encourage visitors to come into the lobby and take a selfie with it.

Food Blueprint Placemats: For Foodie Engineers

Food Blueprint Placemats: For Foodie Engineers
How does one go about with making the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich? What about the perfect sundae or a banana split? These are presumably some of the most commonly consumed snacks and treats in the country, so most people really don’t need any directions on how to make them.

ZX Spectrum Bluetooth Keyboard: Basic Function

ZX Spectrum Bluetooth Keyboard: Basic Function
A couple of years ago the Commodore 64 was reborn with upgraded specs (although the company behind it seems to have folded now). This year it’s the Sinclair ZX Spectrum’s turn to get an update. Actually it’s more of a downgrade.

Steam Offers Left 4 Dead 2 Free Until 10am PST Today

Steam Offers Left 4 Dead 2 Free Until 10am PST Today
If you received a new gaming PC for Christmas or already have one and just want a new game to play while you are off work or school, you need to check out Steam. Steam has been offering the zombie shooter Left 4 Dead 2 at no cost.

World’s Largest Video Game Collection: No, It’s Not Your Steam Library

World’s Largest Video Game Collection: No, It’s Not Your Steam Library
So you think you have a huge backlog of games? Video game historian Michael Thomasson has to play two full games each day for the next 15 years if he hopes to get through all of his.

Custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES: Heroes on a Console

Custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES: Heroes on a Console
The last time we featured console modder Ryan Fitzpatrick aka Platinum Fungi we saw his personal tribute to Mega Man 2. His latest finished project on the other hand is up for grabs. It’s a radical Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES.

I-MEGO Throne Headphones: When You Play the Game of ‘Phones You Play Music or You Die

I-MEGO Throne Headphones: When You Play the Game of ‘Phones You Play Music or You Die
If you’re in the market for a pair of cool looking headphones that’ll stand out from the crowd, you might want to check out I-MEGO’s Throne series.

Super Breakout Sweater: Casual Atari

Super Breakout Sweater: Casual Atari
Band of Outsiders released a line of Atari-themed apparel this Holiday season. The clothes might as well be adorned with pixel art or random colored blocks to younger gamers, but their dads and moms see cowboys, aliens and car chases there.

Gingerbread Wookiee: So That’s Why They Call Him Chewy

Gingerbread Wookiee: So That’s Why They Call Him Chewy
We’ve seen lots of geeky gingerbread treats, but none so tough as this gingerbread Wookiee. Let them win at games or they will rip your arm out of its socket. Eat a gingerbread Wookiee and they will likely punch you in the gut from the inside.

X-23 Cosplay Girl: The Perfect Killing Machine

X-23 Cosplay Girl: The Perfect Killing Machine
Laura Kinney aka X-23 was cloned from a damaged copy of Wolverine’s genes, and was created to be an assassin in the X-Men universe. With her sharp Adamantium claws, I certainly wouldn’t want to mess with her.

Researchers Find Message in a Bottle Tucked Away in Arctic Since 1959

Researchers Find Message in a Bottle Tucked Away in Arctic Since 1959
Being more of a tropical person, I’m not the sort you would catch exploring the Arctic wilds. However, there are a number of researchers out there that do spend time doing sciencey stuff in the Arctic.

Buy “The Force” on eBay

Buy “The Force” on eBay
The Force. It flows through all things. Now you can buy it on eBay. This “action figure” is right up there with the figures of Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen’s charred remains. The Force is a custom action figure in the style of the old Kenner Star Wars toys.
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