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Archive for August 2014

Noke Lock Uses Bluetooth, not Keys or Combinations

Noke Lock Uses Bluetooth, not Keys or Combinations
School is starting back up next week in many parts of the country. I can remember going back to school as being something I hated, I also remember the anxiety that went along with trying to get my combination locker to open each time I needed it.

New LEGO Minecraft Sets Get Official Minifigs

New LEGO Minecraft Sets Get Official Minifigs
If you are a fan of LEGO and Minecraft, prepare to be thrilled. Images of two new LEGO Minecraft sets have surfaced that are minifig scale. There have been LEGO Minecraft sets in the past, but they were smaller scale and had no minifigs.
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Chrome Extension Lets You Watch Netflix in a Small Window: The Death of Productivity

Chrome Extension Lets You Watch Netflix in a Small Window: The Death of Productivity
Earlier this year we featured a project from Netflix’ Hack Day; it automatically paused the service’s video player if it detected that you fell asleep. The company recently held another Hack Day, and one of the experiments from the event could lead to humanity’s downfall.

Tank Gunner Stick Turned into PC Joystick: Battlestation

Tank Gunner Stick Turned into PC Joystick: Battlestation
So you think your Steel Battalion controller is the bees’ knees? Redditor MrTheOx would like to have a word with you. Preferably while playing a tank-based game. He repurposed a surplus gunner’s turret yoke from an M1 Abrams training simulator and turned it into a computer joystick. The image below shows the gunner’s station inside an M1 Abrams; you can see the stick (or at least a variant of it) in the center.

8-Bit Mario Pint Glass and Question Mark Coaster Set: Pint-endo

8-Bit Mario Pint Glass and Question Mark Coaster Set: Pint-endo
Accidents are bound to happen when you are trying to eat and drink while playing a game of Super Mario Bros., but at least this pint glass and coaster set will keep your furniture safe from your drink.

Stop-Motion LEGO Ghostbusters Movie (with Special Guest Ghost)

Stop-Motion LEGO Ghostbusters Movie (with Special Guest Ghost)
Check out this awesome film from filmmaker Marc-Andre Caron (aka MonsieurCaron). He created this cool stop-motion animated LEGO version of the Ghostbusters movie to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film.

Android App Lets You Lock Other Phones Remotely: Ignore No More

Android App Lets You Lock Other Phones Remotely: Ignore No More
Angry and worried that her children were not answering her calls and texts, Sharon Standifird decided to create an app that would let her lock her kids’ phones down. She learned how to develop for Android and eventually created Ignore No More.

Mug with a Direwolf Head in the Bottom: Refill Is Coming

Mug with a Direwolf Head in the Bottom: Refill Is Coming
This Game of Thrones Direwolf Sculpted Mug is for the Stark clan only. It has their house motto on the side, “Winter Is Coming” and holds 12-ounces of your favorite beverage. However, it has a surprise in the bottom when you finish chugging down that cup of hot chocolate to keep you warm up in Winterfell.

Good Night Darth Vader Book: Force Sleep

Good Night Darth Vader Book: Force Sleep
What if Darth Vader had been evil, yet still managed to be a good father to Luke and Leia? I don’t think he would have had a hard time getting them to go to bed, he could have force choked them to sleep I think.

Video Game Release Date Calendar: Play Date

Video Game Release Date Calendar: Play Date
Gamers, wanna know when you’re going to get sick or have an emergency? Well now you can, thanks to software engineer Chris Gregori. Chris made Play Date, an online calendar that tracks the release date of video games.

Baby Groot Crochet Amigurumi: I Am Cute!

Baby Groot Crochet Amigurumi: I Am Cute!
Dance the night away with this adorable Baby Groot crochet amigurumi figure. Isn’t he cute? You’ll never actually catch him dancing, no matter how many times you look.

Metroid Samus Light Suit Statuette Will Lighten Your Wallet

Metroid Samus Light Suit Statuette Will Lighten Your Wallet
If you’re a fan of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, then U-Mos check this out. Made by First 4 Figures, this 1:4 scale statue depicts Metroid protagonist Samus Aran in the Light Suit, a special armor that she acquires in the GameCube classic.

Articulated LEGO Batman Looks Like Robocop: Roboman?

Articulated LEGO Batman Looks Like Robocop: Roboman?
Being a child of the ’80s, I am a huge fan of the cheesy ’80s action flicks like Robocop. A LEGO geek going by Polywen has created an articulated Batman action figure out of LEGO bricks, but the blocky nature of the action figure makes me think of a mashup of Batman and Robocop.

Death Star Cushion: the Ultimate Softness in the Universe

Death Star Cushion: the Ultimate Softness in the Universe
This awesome throw cushion or pillow is fully operational and will soon be the ultimate power in the whole wide living room. It was created by Pops de milk and is crocheted into a perfect sphere of Imperial destruction.

Bike-Mounted Leather Beer Caddy

Bike-Mounted Leather Beer Caddy
Let’s say you need to buy a six pack, but all you have is your bike. It’s no problem getting to the store, but hanging on to that six pack while biking home could be a challenge.

Wearable Sensors Detect Disease-carrying Mosquitoes: Bzzfeed

Wearable Sensors Detect Disease-carrying Mosquitoes: Bzzfeed
We already have several ways to protect ourselves from mosquitoes, and even more are on the way. So why would something that only tells you that mosquitoes are around earn Google’s approval? Because that same device can help scientists find out the big picture about mosquitoes.
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