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Archive for December 2013

Snolo Carbon Fiber Sled Hasn’t Got a Motor, But It Sure Looks Fast

Snolo Carbon Fiber Sled Hasn’t Got a Motor, But It Sure Looks Fast
Snowmobiles are fun and fast, but when you just want to get down a big snow-covered hill, there’s nothing like a sled. If you’re the kind of speed freak that enjoys going 40mph downhill, then this sled might be for you.

LEGO & Raspberry Pi Reads eBooks Aloud: eReader Reader

LEGO & Raspberry Pi Reads eBooks Aloud: eReader Reader
Dexter Industries makes a Raspberry Pi add-on called BrickPi, which connects the ultra cheap computer to LEGO’s NXT Mindstorms parts. To show off what you can do with its kit, they made a robot that reads eBooks aloud.
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Zero FX Stealthfighter Motorcycle: All Electric Means All Good

Zero FX Stealthfighter Motorcycle: All Electric Means All Good
I recently purchased a Supermoto, and I have to say that I’m having lots of fun. All that fun would probably be multiplied by ten if it was an all-electric bike. Check out the Zero FX Stealthfighter motorcycle, which can basically go anywhere, all without sipping a drop of fossil fuel.

Doctor Who Weeping Angel Stress Toy: Whatever You Do, Don’t Squeeze

Doctor Who Weeping Angel Stress Toy: Whatever You Do, Don’t Squeeze
Do stress balls actually work for you? Then don’t get Underground Toys’ officially licensed Weeping Angel Stress Toy. Because I think it works the other way around: when you squeeze it, you get stressed.

Adventure Time Gingerbread Candy Kingdom: More Edible than Mathematical

Adventure Time Gingerbread Candy Kingdom: More Edible than Mathematical
If you are a fan of the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time, then you know that Finn and Jake are always adventuring in and around the Candy Kingdom. They don’t ever seem tempted to eat the kingdom however, which is weird, because it is obviously delicious.

Minecraft TARDIS Cake: A Creeper Has the Phonebox!

Minecraft TARDIS Cake: A Creeper Has the Phonebox!
There are a lot of people one doesn’t expect to coming out of the TARDIS. Chuck Norris, President Lincoln and Nathan Drake to name just a few. Oh and a Creeper. I never expected to see a Creeper in the TARDIS.

35mm Slides Make Literal Slide Curtains

35mm Slides Make Literal Slide Curtains
Curtains come in all shapes and sizes and colors. They even come in sheer fabrics to let a bit of light in. But maybe you want something a little more colorful, that will the light through while looking unique.

Han Solo Carbonite Door Decal is Perfect for a Hutt Kids Room

Han Solo Carbonite Door Decal is Perfect for a Hutt Kids Room
One of my favorite moments from the Star Wars movies is when Han Solo gets encased in carbonite for his trip to Jabba the Hutt. We have seen plenty of products over the years featuring the likeness of Han Solo stuck in his carbonite tomb.

LEGO Macintosh Doubles as iPad Dock

LEGO Macintosh Doubles as iPad Dock
I haven’t had an original Macintosh on my desk in years, but I always thought about buying a used one. But now that I’ve seen this LEGO version, I think I’d rather have one of these.

Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke to Play Sarah Connor in Terminator: Genesis

Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke to Play Sarah Connor in Terminator: Genesis
If you have ever watched Game of Thrones on HBO, you’re probably familiar with Daenerys Targaryen,  Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi herself, played by Emilia Clarke. Word is that she will next be playing a pivotal roll in one of the coolest sci-fi movie franchises ever, Terminator.

Realistic Pokémon: Kanto Rim

Realistic Pokémon: Kanto Rim
A couple of years ago Steven Lefcourt had a go at making realistic Pokémon. He ended up making creepy creatures, but they’re not nearly as scary and Kaiju-like as Yuuki Morita’s versions. The freelance CG artist used 3D animation and modeling programs to portray the final forms of the original starter Pokémon.

Life-size Flying TARDIS UAV: Propellers on the Outside

Life-size Flying TARDIS UAV: Propellers on the Outside
Flyonix specializes in aerial video and photography. The studio recently put their knowledge of drones for a geeky pursuit. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, Flyonix set out to build and fly a life-size TARDIS.

Ford’s Obstacle Avoidance Tech Safely Steers You out of Harm’s Way

Ford’s Obstacle Avoidance Tech Safely Steers You out of Harm’s Way
While I’m not all that crazy about the idea of fully-autonomous vehicles, I do think that some of the technology which is emerging from related research and development efforts could definitely help with vehicle safety. Take for example, this new obstacle avoidance system that Ford is working on.

Lëkki Nintendo 64 Consoles: Next-Gen Refurbishing

Lëkki Nintendo 64 Consoles: Next-Gen Refurbishing
Imagine Slowpoke starting a ColorWare franchise and you get the concept behind Lëkki. The French gadget shop sells and repaints only old – but beloved – gadgets, such as the Motorola StarTAC 130. Their latest (?) offering is the Nintendo 64, a console even older than Motorola’s thousand-year old flip phone, but no less popular.

Eye Mirror Camera Add-on Lets You Take High Definition 360º Videos: 3D POV

Eye Mirror Camera Add-on Lets You Take High Definition 360º Videos: 3D POV
We’ve seen a couple of devices that let you take 360º videos or images with ease. However, going by their sample shots, the videos they take are significantly warped and blurry. Thomas Seidl and his Eye Mirror promise to let you take 360º videos in high definition.

SteamOS Beta Now Available: All Aboard the Valve Train

SteamOS Beta Now Available: All Aboard the Valve Train
If console gamers have the PS4 and Xbox One to be excited about, Valve has given the master race and their incessantly upgraded next, next-gen PC hardware something to tinker with. You can now download the first public beta version of SteamOS, the Linux-based and gaming-centered operating system.
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