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Archive for August 2014

Papercraft Serenity from QMx: Paperenity

Papercraft Serenity from QMx: Paperenity
Growing up, the local dollar store had these cool papercraft coloring books that had pages of spaceships you could color and then fold to create 3D ships I liked to hang from my ceiling. QMx has a great papercraft reproduction of Serenity from Firefly that reminds me a lot of those coloring books from my youth.

First Superman Comic Sells for $3.2 million on eBay

First Superman Comic Sells for $3.2 million on eBay
A comic book has sold at auction and has set a record for the most ever paid for a comic. The comic in question is the debut of Superman in Action Comics No. 1 from 1938.
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Best Dad Ever Builds Hovercraft for His Kids

Best Dad Ever Builds Hovercraft for His Kids
This YouTube user aptly named “Papa” built a hovercraft for his kids. He wins the father of the week award. He could have just built vehicle with wheels and they would have been happy, but he went the extra mile and added hover capabilities.

Funko Dancing Groot Bobblehead Needs Bobblehips

Funko Dancing Groot Bobblehead Needs Bobblehips
We’ve seen a really cute crocheted baby Groot, but if you want one that bests imitates its movie counterpart, check out Funko’s Pop! Dancing Groot bobblehead. Pre-order the Dancing Groot bobblehead from Entertainment Earth for $10 (USD) while Drax isn’t looking.

Minecraft Replica Created in… Trials Fusion?!

Minecraft Replica Created in… Trials Fusion?!
When we feature Minecraft it’s usually to gawk at something impressive that’s been made or recreated in the game. But this time it’s the other way around. YouTuber Pneumatic Bog made a simple version of the sandbox game inside the platforming racing game Trials Fusion. Pneumatic Bog’s Trials Craft map “comes with 17 blocks, a 10 x 10 x 10 creating grid, and simple land formation from seeds.” Let’s just take a second and remember what Trials Fusion usually looks like: Whuuuut?

NES Crammed Inside TMNT Party Wagon: Teenage Mutant Nintendo Turtles

NES Crammed Inside TMNT Party Wagon: Teenage Mutant Nintendo Turtles
This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Wagon toy gets the party rolling for our mutant turtle friends, but now that pro modder Platinumfungi has shoved a fully functional Nintendo system inside, we can really get this party started.

Butterup Knife Spreads Cold Butter Easily

Butterup Knife Spreads Cold Butter Easily
I don’t know about you, but one of my biggest first world problems is that cold butter does not spread easily. The only solution is to either leave the butter out until it is soft or to grate it, which is a pain.

SoftBank Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, with Help from Robots

SoftBank Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, with Help from Robots
The ALS ice bucket challenge seems to live on and on and on. Someone always has a new twist to how they do the challenge, entertaining us all over again. Now it is SoftBank’s turn.

Bistro Smart Feeder Uses Facial Recognition to Give Your Cats Proper Portions

Bistro Smart Feeder Uses Facial Recognition to Give Your Cats Proper Portions
To state the obvious: what you feed your pets has a huge and direct impact on their well-being. Their eating habits also say a lot about their overall health. Unfortunately, most pet owners are unable to pay close attention to their pets, especially those who work full-time.

Plants vs. Zombies Yahtzee: Zahmbiee!

Plants vs. Zombies Yahtzee: Zahmbiee!
I have to admit that I always thought of Yahtzee as one of the lamest board games out there. I liked to play it growing up only slightly less than checkers. I do think this Plants vs.

SwivelCard is the Business Card That Keeps on Updating

SwivelCard is the Business Card That Keeps on Updating
People are getting more and more creative with their business cards. The one that takes the cake is the SwivelCard, because aside from grabbing your attention from the get-go, it’s also fully functional and packs on features that you didn’t know were possible on a business card.

JBL Synchros E50BT Headphones Review

JBL Synchros E50BT Headphones Review
JBL’s recently released Synchros E series is designed to offer high quality sound, substance and build quality with reasonable prices. At the top of the line is the E50BT, a wireless Bluetooth model with large over-the-ear drivers. The Synchros E50BT certainly look substantial right out of the box, with large, comfortable earcups which do a great job blocking out ambient sound.

Cat Keyboard Scratcher: Rhythmemes and Blues

Cat Keyboard Scratcher: Rhythmemes and Blues
You’ve seen the Keyboard Cat meme. Now it’s time for your own feline friend to take center stage by being your resident keyboard cat with this Cat Keyboard Scratcher. As the name implies, it’s a cardboard scratcher for your cat that’s designed to look like a keyboard.

Batman Lighter Branding Iron: Sear to Me!

Batman Lighter Branding Iron: Sear to Me!
Etsy seller James aka NiqueGeek follows up his Assassin’s Creed branding iron with a Batman variant. The 3D printed steel accessory snaps onto a lighter and can create a permanent bat signal after being exposed to a flame for 60 to 90 seconds. You can order the Batman branding iron from NiqueGeek’s Etsy shop for about $31 (USD).

Grocery Store Filled with Felt, not Food

Grocery Store Filled with Felt, not Food
London-based artist Lucy Farrow set her sights on an abandoned corner shop for her next project. She specializes in felt art, so naturally felt was her material of choice. You’ll be impressed – no, amazed – at what Lucy did at the corner shop using nothing but felt, her imagination, and her creative prowess: she turned it into a grocery store.

Lightning Cable with Reversible USB Connector: Stolen Thunder

Lightning Cable with Reversible USB Connector: Stolen Thunder
One of the many rumors about the latest iPhone – or iPhones – is that it will come with a more convenient Lightning cable. AppleInsider shared Apple’s recent patent application for a reversible USB connector, which seemed to be corroborated by an image shared on Twitter by known Apple leaker Sonny Dickson.
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