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Archive for March 2014

Darth Vader Toaster: Your Lack of Butter is Disturbing

Darth Vader Toaster: Your Lack of Butter is Disturbing
This Darth Vader toaster will use the force to turn your bread over to the dark side. Or at least golden brown. And of course it also burns the image of the Dark Lord of the Sith and the Star Wars logo onto your toast.

Howard the Duck Funko Pop! Action Figure Dredges up the ’80s

Howard the Duck Funko Pop! Action Figure Dredges up the ’80s
When I was a kid I can recall wanting to see Howard the Duck at the theater. It was from George Lucas, the Star Wars guy in my juvenile mind, so it had to be awesome.
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Head in a Jar Prank Perfect for April Fools’ Day

Head in a Jar Prank Perfect for April Fools’ Day
If you want to play the old “head in a jar” prank for April Fools’ Day this year, Instructables editor Mikeasaurus has you covered. Best of all, you don’t need an actual severed head to scare your friends.

Etch a Sketch Clock Draws the Time: It’s Sketch O’ Clock

Etch a Sketch Clock Draws the Time: It’s Sketch O’ Clock
This clock by Instructables member dodgey99 uses an Etch A Sketch to draw the time, then flips over to erase the markings and update the time. It’s the kind of clock you would expect to find in one of Doctor Who’s TARDIS rooms, along with other strange and cool stuff.

LEGO Job Application Set: You Just Lost Your Chances with Mega Bloks, Kid

LEGO Job Application Set: You Just Lost Your Chances with Mega Bloks, Kid
If you work in HR and you start receiving LEGOs with resumes, blame – or thank – Leah aka Pastlightspeed. The Redditor and aspiring intern wanted to stand out to prospective employers, so she made a LEGO version of herself along with matching packaging and a pamphlet.

Social Media Experiment Freaks People out, Exposes Lack of Privacy

Social Media Experiment Freaks People out, Exposes Lack of Privacy
When posting online, how much personal information is too much? A lot of people post statuses, pictures, and videos on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that often reveal more than they intend to. For example, someone could simply be posting a selfie shot in their garden, but other people (like would-be stalkers, for example) might be able to identify where they live from that photo alone.

Warface for Xbox 360 Enters Open Beta

Warface for Xbox 360 Enters Open Beta
In October of 2013, a new and free to play game from Crytek hit the PC called Warface. The game was exciting because it was form a top developer. Not too long ago a console version of the game for the Xbox 360 entered closed beta.

Soda Can Covers Hide Your Beer

Soda Can Covers Hide Your Beer
Keep your alcoholism to yourself with these nifty beer can covers that make your beer look like a soda. These reusable covers wrap around your beer can so that you can keep drinking without anyone suspecting a thing – unless you are obviously drunk, of course.

Xbox One Reputation System Tries to Shame Gamers into Acting Right

Xbox One Reputation System Tries to Shame Gamers into Acting Right
If you have ever played a multiplayer game online, you know that there are some very annoying people out there. The sorts that are constantly screaming at everyone or playing annoying music are examples. Microsoft has outlined a system for the Xbox One that will let other people affect how those annoying and rude users are viewed.

Philips Hue Expands Line with Hue Lux, Tap Wireless Switch and 3D-Printed Luminaires

Philips Hue Expands Line with Hue Lux, Tap Wireless Switch and 3D-Printed Luminaires
Philips today announced that it is adding yet more products to its popular Hue line of wireless-controlled LED lamps. Three new products were introduced, including a less expensive white-only bulb, a wireless switch, and a line of 3D-printed lighting fixtures.

PS4 Could Get The Last of Us this Summer

PS4 Could Get The Last of Us this Summer
If you played The Last of Us on the PS3, you know that this was one of the best games to ever come to that console. If you have a PS4 now you might be wondering when you can play that game in all its next-gen glory.

LEGO Unveils Simpsons Minifigs

LEGO Unveils Simpsons Minifigs
Simpsons fans will be happy with this news. LEGO just announced this line of LEGO Simpsons minifigs which will release on May 4th to coincide with a special Simpsons LEGO episode on FOX. They are $4 each.

Smiley Face Screws and Screwdriver: Smile, You’re Screwed!

Smiley Face Screws and Screwdriver: Smile, You’re Screwed!
There are many different screw head types. Like those screw heads on game consoles that are designed to keep you out. Those should have grump faces to represent them, whereas Yuma Kano’s design is all about fun.

iOn Touchless Capacitive Switch: Wave on, Wave off

iOn Touchless Capacitive Switch: Wave on, Wave off
Watch out Clapper; there’s a new switch in town. iOn is a capacitive switch that lets you toggle lights and other devices simply by waving your hand in front of it. You can even extend the switch’s coverage or hide it altogether by putting a conductive object on top of it.

PhoneJoy Android Gaming Controller Starts Shipping

PhoneJoy Android Gaming Controller Starts Shipping
Back at the end of 2012, I mentioned a company had created an interesting game controller for Android smartphones and small tablets called the PhoneJoy. The controller turned up on Kickstarter and raised about $70,000 within a few months to come to market.

Monster High Iron Girl Custom Doll: Frankie Stark

Monster High Iron Girl Custom Doll: Frankie Stark
We’re fans of toy modder Chris Hooton aka Sabretooth and have featured a couple of his unique creations. This time he modified a Monster High doll, turning an unholy teenage girl into a female version of Iron Man.
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