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Archive for April 2014

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Lands This Fall

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Lands This Fall
I have been playing the Civilization games from Sid Meier for years. I particularly liked Civilization V that launched most recently in the series, and still play that game frequently. If you are a fan of the franchise, a new game is coming in late 2014 that you can look forward to.

Technabob & Gear Diary Unlocked Android Smartphone Giveaway

Technabob & Gear Diary Unlocked Android Smartphone Giveaway
Looking for a cool Android phone, but don’t want to be tied down to a specific carrier and a contract? Thanks to YEZZ and our friends at Gear Diary, we’ve got you covered. If you’re the lucky winner of our giveaway you’ll be getting a shiny new unlocked YEZZ Andy A4 smartphone, with some cool accessories to go along with it.
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Paper Airplane Folding & Launching Machine Takes All of the Fun out of It

Paper Airplane Folding & Launching Machine Takes All of the Fun out of It
Check out this paper airplane folding and launching machine that a group of engineers built. Great. Yet another machine taking our jobs. This time they are putting kids and bored office workers out of business.

“8-bit” Mazda Miata: Insert Coin to Drive

“8-bit” Mazda Miata: Insert Coin to Drive
Ah, the Mazda Miata. It’s the scourge of autocross and road racing tracks around the world. It has little power, epic handling, and is dirt cheap to repair, making these little convertible sports cars a mainstay for motorsports around the world.

Borderlands Claptrap Trash Can: Please Don’t Shoot It!

Borderlands Claptrap Trash Can: Please Don’t Shoot It!
Claptrap is kind of annoying. Cute, but annoying. The robot from Borderlands has a grating voice, he follows you everywhere, and spends way too much time beatboxing. I complain, but the game wouldn’t be the same without him.

Marshall Stanmore Speaker Review: Rock and Roll!

Marshall Stanmore Speaker Review: Rock and Roll!
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve had the privilege of having my hands on one of the coolest looking Bluetooth speakers ever made, the Marshall Stanmore. But just because this speaker looks like a Marshall amp, does it sound good too?

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Already Hacked!

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Already Hacked!
It might have taken some extra time, but Samsung quickly adopted biometric security on their new S5 flagship Android phone. However, it didn’t take hackers long to figure out a way to defeat it.

Xbox One April 2015 Update Drops

Xbox One April 2015 Update Drops
The latest update for the Xbox One game console began rolling out this week. The update is bringing with it several new features that will improve the console and make it better for owners. The update includes changes to game and app saves with a new progress bar.

FINsix Dart Laptop Charger Targets Bulky Power Bricks

FINsix Dart Laptop Charger Targets Bulky Power Bricks
Laptops get thinner and lighter every year, but their power adapters are mostly still big and heavy. FINsix claims its Dart laptop charger is up to four times smaller and up to six times lighter compared to ordinary chargers.

NASA to Launch Laser to ISS This Month for Communications Testing

NASA to Launch Laser to ISS This Month for Communications Testing
NASA has announced that it is set to send the OPALS – or Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science – device to the ISS. What that means is that NASA is sending a laser up to the ISS that can be used to send messages including HD video back to the Earth with more bandwidth and speed than conventional methods.

Titanfall DLC will Land in May Bringing New Maps

Titanfall DLC will Land in May Bringing New Maps
Titanfall has turned out to be one of the most popular games new games for the Xbox One and PC, and now the game is also available for the Xbox 360. Respawn will be offering new DLC for the game over time adding new maps and other items.

DIY PC Gaming Pedal: Floor General

DIY PC Gaming Pedal: Floor General
A few years ago Ben Heck made a breath-operated controller to substitute for the kick drum pedal of the Guitar Hero drum set, allowing a wheelchair-bound player to rock out. This time, the master modder made his own USB-based pedals to give him added control options when playing video games on the PC.

Alpine to Bring Apple CarPlay to the Aftermarket this Fall

Alpine to Bring Apple CarPlay to the Aftermarket this Fall
Alpine has been making car stereos for the aftermarket for a number of years. The company has now announced that it will be bringing a new console unit to market later this fall that will allow you to add Apple CarPlay to your car.

Spock and Kirk Rings Perfect for Doing the Vulcan Salute

Spock and Kirk Rings Perfect for Doing the Vulcan Salute
Are you looking for some cute jewelry that won’t cost a fortune? Forget diamonds and gold. Just put some Star Trek crew members on your finger. I love these little chibi looking Kirk and Spock in their original series uniforms.

X-Wing and Tie Fighter Engagement Rings: Love is a Battlefield

X-Wing and Tie Fighter Engagement Rings: Love is a Battlefield
Paul Michael Design makes so many awesome geek rings that we can’t believe he is still coming out with fresh neat stuff. Check out his new X-Wing ring and a new TIE Fighter ring. If the couple wears one of each, they will surely be ready for a long engagement.

Glow-in-the-Dark Highway Becomes Reality

Glow-in-the-Dark Highway Becomes Reality
If you tend to drive at night, you know that it can get dangerous on roads without lighting. That’s one of the reasons why some engineers in the Netherlands decided to make their highways glow in the dark.
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