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Archive for April 2014

Dimple Uses NFC to Add Shortcut Buttons to Android Phones: Hastener

Dimple Uses NFC to Add Shortcut Buttons to Android Phones: Hastener
Near Field Technology (NFC) in mobile devices is mostly used for effortless interactions with other gadgets, such as opening smart door locks, pairing with digital cameras, or issuing wireless payments. An upcoming accessory called Dimple shows us that NFC can also be used to improve a mobile device itself.

Guy Builds Jurassic Park Ford Explorer: Do-you-think-he-saurus?

Guy Builds Jurassic Park Ford Explorer: Do-you-think-he-saurus?
This probably started off with one guy saying to another guy, “Put it in park.” Then the other guy said, “Screw that. I’m putting it in Jurassic Park.” Or not.
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The Guitar Doorbell: Strum on In

The Guitar Doorbell: Strum on In
Are you tired of the standard ding-dong of your doorbell? Maybe it’s time to welcome your guests to the sounds of a guitar. When people walk into you home or business, they will be greeted by the strumming of a guitar with the Guitar Doorbell (aka the “GuitDoorbell”).

Funko Pop! Sharknado Figurine Has No Right to Be This Cute

Funko Pop! Sharknado Figurine Has No Right to Be This Cute
The last time we saw any geeky memorabilia for one of 2013’s best worst movies, it was as terrifying as the fact that Sharknado 2 is coming. But this? I wasn’t expecting this. Funko turned Sharknado into a Skylander with this adorable vinyl figurine.

Skylanders Trap Team Catches Digital Bad Guys and Sends them into the Real World

Skylanders Trap Team Catches Digital Bad Guys and Sends them into the Real World
The cool thing about the Skylanders franchise is that kids can buy action figures and then take those real action figures into the digital game world to play with. The game has spawned many copycats, and proven very popular for Activision.

Real Life Zelda Treasure Hunt: Hyrule, Texas

Real Life Zelda Treasure Hunt: Hyrule, Texas
You enjoy playing The Legend of Zelda, right? What if you could play it in real life? Well, you can. You might even win some rupees. Redditor evildeadite sometimes puts together a treasure chest full of Hyrule treasures and stashes it somewhere for strangers to find.

Call of Duty Player Calls Real Life SWAT Team on Other Player

Call of Duty Player Calls Real Life SWAT Team on Other Player
Some Call of Duty players take the game way too seriously. Plus, they are crazy and stupid. One idiot player called a SWAT team on another kid that killed him while playing Call of Duty multiplayer.

I’m Guessing He Is Single: WoW Player Completes All 2057 Game Achievements

I’m Guessing He Is Single: WoW Player Completes All 2057 Game Achievements
This accomplishment must have cost this guy his sanity. You see those stats? Those are the stats for the first person known to have unlocked all of the 2057 achievements currently available in World of Warcraft.

Sceptre X322XV-HDR TVs Come in Bright Colors That Make the ’80s seem Bland

Sceptre X322XV-HDR TVs Come in Bright Colors That Make the ’80s seem Bland
The differences between my son and my daughter are amusing. When I took my son TV shopping, all he wanted was the biggest screen possible. My daughter, on the other hand was perfectly willing to get a small screen providing the TV was “such ‘dorable.” I think Sceptre’s new line of colorful TVs would be “such ‘dorable” in the eyes of most kids and a lot of adults too.

Amazon Launches Prime Pantry to Save you from the Grocery Store

Amazon Launches Prime Pantry to Save you from the Grocery Store
Going to the grocery store is a pain in the butt for many people. It’s hard to keep track of just what you are spending without resorting to using a calculator. If you have kids, that opens another world of issues when shopping.

Hornet’s Nest + Human Sculpture = A Lifetime of Nightmares

Hornet’s Nest + Human Sculpture = A Lifetime of Nightmares
If you’re scared of stinging insects, or easily creeped out, you probably will want to leave this page right now. For the rest of you, you have been warned… What you’re looking at here is an abandoned hornet’s nest which was created on top of an old wooden statue of a man.

Nerdwax Keeps Your Glasses from Sliding off: Wax on, Glass on

Nerdwax Keeps Your Glasses from Sliding off: Wax on, Glass on
Do your glasses slide down your nose when you get sweaty or if your face gets oily? Check out Nerdwax. It’s a beeswax-based solution that supposedly keeps your glasses on. Its efficacy will depend on how sweaty or oily you get, but inventor Don Hejny claims that he’s gone for an entire day on just one application of his product.

3D Printed FTL: Faster Than Light Kestrel Model: Rebel Piñata

3D Printed FTL: Faster Than Light Kestrel Model: Rebel Piñata
Ah, the Kestrel. The red shirt of spaceships. Its crew has two equally horrifying nightmares: one is a looping animation of the ship being torn apart, and the other is a cursor hovering over “Restart.” Let us remember the fallen – and make a note to level up the damned doors on the next run – with this 3D printed model of FTL: Faster Than Light‘s default cruiser.

Xplore XC6 Rugged Tablet: It Will Last Longer Than You

Xplore XC6 Rugged Tablet: It Will Last Longer Than You
I’m usually good about keeping my gear out of harm’s way, but in the last month, I smashed two smartphone screens. I guess it caught up with me, which is probably one of the reasons why a ruggedized tablet makes sense, if you’re always taking yours out and about.

Robotic ZiBear Wants to Sing, Play, and Possibly Eat Your Soul

Robotic ZiBear Wants to Sing, Play, and Possibly Eat Your Soul
Remember Teddy Ruxpin from back in the day? No matter how popular it was, that bear was creepy. My brother had one and it always stayed in a closet out of fear that it would wake up and start talking to us at night.

X-Wing Fighter Lamp Stays on Target

X-Wing Fighter Lamp Stays on Target
This X-Wing lamp will add just the right kind of light to your man cave or living space. It will keep your personal Rebel base safe and looking awesome.
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