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Archive for April 2014

Hulu VPN Crackdown Blocks International Scofflaws

Hulu VPN Crackdown Blocks International Scofflaws
Hulu is a great place to catch up on past episodes of TV shows that you might have missed when they aired. A lot of people who live outside the U.S. have seen it as a great way to get to watch TV shows that might not be available in their home country.

The Creatures of Star Wars in Pancake Form

The Creatures of Star Wars in Pancake Form
We’ve seen Nathan Shields work his pancake magic before, using the galaxy far far away as his theme. Well, he is back in the kitchen, and presumably wearing an Ewok apron as he creates more magical flapjacks.
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Atari E.T. Landfill Dig Hits Paydirt

Atari E.T. Landfill Dig Hits Paydirt
Being an ’80s kid, I spent many a day happily playing games that look horrible by today’s standards. I also loved the flick E.T. so you can bet when the Atari 2600 game hit the markdown bin at the local K-Mart, I had to own it.

Guy Building a Roller Coaster in His Backyard

Guy Building a Roller Coaster in His Backyard
Everyone loves amusement park rides. Will Pemble and his son Lyle are no different. They love to visit amusement parks and ride the roller coasters. So naturally, one day, when returning home from an amusement park, Lyle asked, “Why don’t we build our own roller coaster, Dad?” The rest is history.

Champagne Glasses Etched with Love Hormones: Molecular Flutes

Champagne Glasses Etched with Love Hormones: Molecular Flutes
Chemists and biologists may be aware that their behaviors are partly governed by empirically measurable substances, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be sweet and sentimental. Unless we’re talking about robot chemists and biologists. Those guys are cold.

Microsoft Gesture-Sensing Keyboard Concept: Type & Swipe

Microsoft Gesture-Sensing Keyboard Concept: Type & Swipe
Even with the rise of touch input, the mouse and keyboard remains the best and most flexible computing setup. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be improved upon. Microsoft Research recently developed a mouse and keyboard hybrid that allows users to type and make multitouch input on the same device.

Raspberry Pi-Based Braille Learning Device: Project Mudra

Raspberry Pi-Based Braille Learning Device: Project Mudra
Two 20-year old students of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Goa, India are working on a device that aids in learning Braille. Sanskriti Dawle and Aman Srivastav’s Project Mudra – mudra means “sign” in Sanskrit – is a device powered by the Raspberry Pi, with custom software made using Python.

Koopa Troopa Burgers: Eatin’ Meat in the Mushroom Kingdom

Koopa Troopa Burgers: Eatin’ Meat in the Mushroom Kingdom
Can’t decide what to cook for dinner tonight? Well, if you like Super Mario Bros., burgers and bacon you might want to try a couple of delicious Koopa Troopa burgers.

3D Printed Raspberry Pi NES Case: NinTastic

3D Printed Raspberry Pi NES Case: NinTastic
Out of all computers, the Raspberry Pi is most ripe for case mods because it’s tiny and doesn’t come with a case in the first place. We’ve seen a functional and a decorative case for the Linux computer.

OK, Google Everywhere: Big Google Brother Is Listening

OK, Google Everywhere: Big Google Brother Is Listening
It’s not a myth that everyone uses Google all of the time. If you’re constantly using Google, then you’ll like the fact that it might soon be possible to access the “OK, Google” voice assistant feature from anywhere on your Android phone.

World’s Smallest Magazine Cover

World’s Smallest Magazine Cover
While there’s no shrink ray in existence as of yet, scientists are hard at work at making magazines available for us, just in case we ever get down to the micrometer scale. In fact, a laboratory in Switzerland has managed to print an image so small that you could fit over 2,000 of them onto a single grain of salt. 

Rabbit Proto Lets 3D Printers Add Circuits While Printing Objects: Coming in Hot

Rabbit Proto Lets 3D Printers Add Circuits While Printing Objects: Coming in Hot
We’ve seen an add-on that turns ink printers into circuit board printers, and even a 3D printer that specializes in printing circuits. A new company called Rabbit Proto takes prototyping to the next level with its eponymous product.

Denmark Recreated in Minecraft: Hej Steffen!

Denmark Recreated in Minecraft: Hej Steffen!
We can’t download cars and TVs yet, but you can now download a country. Or at least, its replica. Employees at the Danish Ministry of the Environment’s Danish Geodata Agency recreated their country in Minecraft. The replica ended up consisting of 4 trillion blocks.

Glowing Sand Art iPhone Case: Like a Radioactive Beach in Your Pocket

Glowing Sand Art iPhone Case: Like a Radioactive Beach in Your Pocket
Are you a fidgeter? Then you need something that can occupy your time whenever you’d like. Perhaps a new iPhone case will do the trick. But how can an iPhone case keep your wandering mind busy?

Cross the Narrow Sea with This Interactive “Game of Thrones” Map

Cross the Narrow Sea with This Interactive “Game of Thrones” Map
The world in which Game of Thrones takes place in is amazingly detailed. That is great, but such a large world can make things confusing. If you need a visual aid to help keep everything straight from the books and on the show, we have one.

LEGO Fairground Mixer Set Lets You Join the Carnival… without Running Away

LEGO Fairground Mixer Set Lets You Join the Carnival… without Running Away
Ever wanted to work in a traveling carnival, but didn’t want to deal with the long hours, grueling travel, and sketchy carny folk? Well now you can pretend to join the carnival without ever leaving your living room, courtesy of our friends at LEGO.
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