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Archive for June 2014

Here Come the Robot News Anchors: Tonight’s Top Story: Robopocalypse!

Here Come the Robot News Anchors: Tonight’s Top Story: Robopocalypse!
Some news anchors already look and act like robots, but that isn’t good enough for Japan. They want actual robots giving us the news. Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan just unveiled Kodomoroid and Otonaroid – two robots that look eerily human with super good anchor skills.

Final Fantasy-inspired Bookmark Saves Your Progress

Final Fantasy-inspired Bookmark Saves Your Progress
Fans of the Final Fantasy series will recognize this blue box right away. I know that it is burned into my subconscious thanks to many hours of playing. It is that box that asks whether you’d like to save your progress or not.
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The Pugs of Westeros Is Missing The Hound

The Pugs of Westeros Is Missing The Hound
To celebrate the release of the fourth series of Game of Thrones on blinkbox, the company created this amusing video starring three pugs. It is titled The Pugs of Westeros, and stars Roxy, Blue and Bono playing dog versions of all of the main characters.

Saga Prince Robot IV Cosplay has Working TV: Are You Sure It’s a Costume?

Saga Prince Robot IV Cosplay has Working TV: Are You Sure It’s a Costume?
While at the 2014 HeroesCon, Shawn Scott Smith took these images of a cosplayer dressed up as Prince Robot IV from the excellent comic book series Saga. Prince Robot IV’s elegant yet dorky appearance has made him popular among cosplayers, but this is the first version I’ve seen that has a working TV as its head.

Hearthstone Expansion Curse of Naxxramas Images Leaked: That Belongs in an Embargo!

Hearthstone Expansion Curse of Naxxramas Images Leaked: That Belongs in an Embargo!
Are you excited about Hearthstone‘s Curse of Naxxramas? Prepare for your excitement to be cranked up to 11, because a batch of seemingly authentic photos have leaked online, showing a ton of information about the upcoming expansion.

LEGO Bender with Chest Cavity for Booze Storage

LEGO Bender with Chest Cavity for Booze Storage
This is one amazing LEGO Bender. It was built by Adrian Drake aka BrickFrenzy, for the recent Brickworld convention in Chicago. This LEGO statue stands six feet tall and took about a month to build.

Guy Invents Device That Turns Plastic Bottles into Plastic String

Guy Invents Device That Turns Plastic Bottles into Plastic String
This is one crazy and simple invention. It turns plastic bottles into plastic string, which we all have a need for. I don’t know how many times I have found myself wishing that I had some plastic string, when all I had was a bottle.

Make Your Own Glowing Gambit Playing Card

Make Your Own Glowing Gambit Playing Card
Whether you are cosplaying or really trying to live your life like the Ragin’ Cajun, you need one thing first. Cool playing cards that you can throw. Well, now you can learn how to make some.

GameCube Portable in an Atari Lynx Case: Nine Lives

GameCube Portable in an Atari Lynx Case: Nine Lives
The Atari Lynx was the first handheld video game system to feature a full color display, but it still lost to the Game Boy because Nintendo’s handheld was cheaper, smaller and lasted longer on fewer batteries.

Firefly Browncoat Replica Fights for Independence from Cold

Firefly Browncoat Replica Fights for Independence from Cold
Firefly is one of those shows that didn’t last that long on TV, yet spawned some rabid fans that still cry for the series to come back years after it was cancelled. If you are a Firefly fan looking for a new coat for cosplay, checkout this officially-licensed Browncoat Replica from AbbyShot.

LEGO Legend of Zelda Lamp Lights Link’s Life

LEGO Legend of Zelda Lamp Lights Link’s Life
LEGO enthusiast Baron von Brunk made this awesome The Legend of Zelda lamp out of LEGO. The lamp has “an intricate new triangular fashion that employs LEGO hinge bricks, as well as a SNOT (studs not on top) pattern for the roof.” It features the Triforce as well as his pixelated take on the Spiritual Stones from the Ocarina of Time.

Amazon Offers iOS Users Free Ad-supported TV Episodes

Amazon Offers iOS Users Free Ad-supported TV Episodes
Amazon has rolled out a new ad-supported streaming TV feature that is different from what it offers on Amazon Prime. This new feature is available as part of the Amazon Instant Video app for iOS users.

Fawout Wazer Wifle Weplica Wooks Wicked

Fawout Wazer Wifle Weplica Wooks Wicked
For just £395 (~$670 USD) you can get yourself this amazing life-size laser rifle from Fallout 3. You might recognize it as the Wazer Wifle, which is a unique version of the AER9 laser rifle. It was made with wood and fiberglass by Thomas Hughes.

Hanging Book Rack: Hang ‘Em and Read ‘Em

Hanging Book Rack: Hang ‘Em and Read ‘Em
Bookworms will be pleased to know that there’s another way to store and display books aside from shelves. In addition to furniture that incorporates space where you can arrange your books (like the Sunflower Chair), there are installations like the Hanging Book Rack that lets you do it with more flair.

Borg Eye Patch: Seven of Yarr

Borg Eye Patch: Seven of Yarr
I figured that Borg eye patches are what you get when the Borg assimilate pirates. Nope. Atomic Girl made this cool Borg inspired accessory from resin and you know it’s going to be the latest fashion craze.

R2-D2 Serving Table: Droid Butler at Your Service

R2-D2 Serving Table: Droid Butler at Your Service
Nobody serves booze up at a party like a droid. That’s why Jabba had so many of them. The man knows how to party. Now you can get your very own life size fiberglass R2-D2 statue, with light up eye from Etsy seller Starbays.
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