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Archive for May 2014

Most Functional Transformers Costume Ever

Most Functional Transformers Costume Ever
28-year-old street performer Joslyn Paige is giving kids in Ann Arbor, MI an amazing show thanks to his homemade Transformer costume. This autobot really transforms from a robot to a car. And while we’ve seen similar costumes before, this one actually drives!

My Neighbor Big Daddy

My Neighbor Big Daddy
Bioshock’s Big Daddy almost looks cute in this animated gif made by artist Shawn Michael aka Theomeganerd. The mashup was originally the idea of Verso, who drew the Big Daddy and Little Sister in the style of My Neighbor Totoro for a T-shirt graphic.
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Godzilla Anatomical Infographic Reveals He Has Heart… 100 Tons of It

Godzilla Anatomical Infographic Reveals He Has Heart… 100 Tons of It
I took my son to see Godzilla this weekend and came out of the theater feeling a bit meh about the movie. It reminded me a bit of Cloverfield in the way it was filmed in the city scenes.

E-Bike Roundup: Pedals Plus Power

E-Bike Roundup: Pedals Plus Power
If you need to get around the city and don’t want to worry about parking, gasoline or traffic, then biking is a great way to get around. But if you have a long distance to travel, lots of uphill stretches or just don’t want to be all sweaty when you get to the office, an E-bike is an even better alternative.

ANTVR Cross Platform Kit Wants to be the Only Virtual Reality Kit You Need

ANTVR Cross Platform Kit Wants to be the Only Virtual Reality Kit You Need
The Oculus Rift has seen great success even before it’s officially released. But this long interval before full production has given others the chance to survey the field and catch up. One of the more promising competitors is Beijing ANTVR Technology, whose eponymous virtual reality kit sets itself apart by being compatible not just with Windows computers but with anything that has an HDMI output.

Otto Camera Makes Animated GIFs: Web’s Cam

Otto Camera Makes Animated GIFs: Web’s Cam
The Raspberry Pi and the animated .gif – two of the Internet’s favorite things come together in Otto, a quirky still and video camera. Powered by the Raspberry Pi Compute, Otto has a variety of features, foremost of which is the ability to make .gifs.

Rubik’s Cube Turns 40, Celebrating Four Decades of Making Us Feel Stupid

Rubik’s Cube Turns 40, Celebrating Four Decades of Making Us Feel Stupid
As a child of the ’80s, I can remember several holidays where I received a Rubik’s Cube as a gift. I remain convinced to this day that a gift of a Rubik’s Cube is a sign that the giver truly hates you.

Qleek Uses Wooden Pucks to Share Online Content: Mixtape 2.0

Qleek Uses Wooden Pucks to Share Online Content: Mixtape 2.0
Once a cool and thoughtful expression of affection, the mixtape  – along with handwritten letters and photo albums – has become a mere inconvenience. But what if you could update its concept? What if you could still pass on a physical token, but instead of that token being an actual storage device, it linked to the content you wanted to share, which you stored or found online?

R2-D2 Virtual Keyboard: Help Me CTRL-ALT-DELETE, You’re My Only Hope

R2-D2 Virtual Keyboard: Help Me CTRL-ALT-DELETE, You’re My Only Hope
We already know that R2-D2 can swim through swamps, hack computers, fix X-Wing fighters, deliver holographic messages, and even breakdance – and now he works as a keyboard for mobile devices. I’ve seen plenty of laser virtual keyboards, but there’s not really been much to compel me to buy one – until now.

Mini Batman Tumbler Now for Sale: the Golf Cart You Deserve

Mini Batman Tumbler Now for Sale: the Golf Cart You Deserve
The Tumbler golf cart that was commissioned by a Warner Bros. Studio employee can now be yours, as long as you have some Wayne Foundation cash to spend. Made in 2010 by Marc’s Creature Company, the golf cart has a 500A controller, a 6hp electric motor and is limited to a top speed of 36mph.

DARwin-Mini Programmable Robot Kit: Survival of the Cutest

DARwin-Mini Programmable Robot Kit: Survival of the Cutest
The open source humanoid robot DARwin-OP is a tinkerer’s dream, but at $12,000 (USD) it’s going to remain just that for many. Fortunately Robotis released a more affordable version of the robot. The DARwin-Mini may be smaller and less powerful than its bigger – and OP!

Restaurant Turns Your Food Tray and Smartphone into an Interactive Football Game

Restaurant Turns Your Food Tray and Smartphone into an Interactive Football Game
Football in America is not the Football that the rest of the world is in love with. Brazil really loves its football and so, Giraffas, a fast food chain in the country is doing something smart for this crowd.

Action Movie Kid Plays Mario Grocery Kart

Action Movie Kid Plays Mario Grocery Kart
When you have a dad that is a Dreamworks animator, chances are you will be starring in some cool videos. Like this one. Dreamworks animator Daniel Hashimoto has created a new special effects video for his hilarious Action Movie Kid series.

RPG Dice Tie Deals a Critical Hit to Your Wardrobe

RPG Dice Tie Deals a Critical Hit to Your Wardrobe
Just because you have to wear a suit and tie, that doesn’t mean you can’t show your love for gaming and add some geekiness to your attire. These High Roller ties from Etsy seller Binary Winter Press look really sharp and fun.

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag Sword Replica Channels Your Inner Kenway

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag Sword Replica Channels Your Inner Kenway
Fans of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag will recognize the sword here right away. It’s the sword used by the hero of the game, Edward Kenway, and now you can own one just like it. This replica sword is made out of latex rather than metal so you can use it in all your mock sword fights, and take it to cosplay parties without risk of stabbing someone (or yourself).

Shark Fin Life Jacket for Dogs: Steven Spielberg’s PAWS

Shark Fin Life Jacket for Dogs: Steven Spielberg’s PAWS
Do you take your dog with you everywhere and do everything with him? Then you probably swim with your best bud too. If you do, get that little guy a life vest of his own. Like this Shark Fin life jacket.
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