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Archive for September 2014

Apple Watch (iWatch) Revealed

Apple Watch (iWatch) Revealed
Apple today revealed it’s long-anticipated entry into the wearable tech space, with its first ever smartwatch. No longer dubbed “iWatch,” the timepiece is named simply “Apple Watch“. The watch is designed to be the most accurate watch available, incredibly customizable, and work seamlessly with iPhone, health and fitness apps. The…

AT&T and Verizon Says 10Mbps Is “Too Fast” For a Broadband Standard

AT&T and Verizon Says 10Mbps Is “Too Fast” For a Broadband Standard
Right now, “broadband” is defined as 4Mbps or higher. These days, 4Mbps is also known by such names as “slower than using a pigeon,” “glacial,” and “a great excuse for why you suck at any given FPS.” The FCC is considering changing the broadband standard to 10Mbps, which is only…
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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Price, Release Date and Specs Announced

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Price, Release Date and Specs Announced
After months of speculation, and numerous leaks, Apple finally took wraps off the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. From the exterior, the most notable changes are the 4.7″ display on the iPhone 6, and the 5.5″ display on the iPhone 6 Plus. The phones are also noticeably thinner than…

This Robot Crawls Through Acid, Ice and Fire: Is Squishy

This Robot Crawls Through Acid, Ice and Fire: Is Squishy
This robot, developed at Professor George M. Whitesides’ lab at Harvard University has recently become untethered, so it is off the leash. This creepy crawler is super tough and can function in subzero temperatures, 40 km/h winds, puddles of up to 5 centimeters of water, and 3,000 Kelvin methane flames…

3D Printed Wolverine Prosthetic Hand: Healing & Badass Factor

3D Printed Wolverine Prosthetic Hand: Healing & Badass Factor
Here’s a great story where technology, art and compassion meet. e-NABLE is an organization that designs affordable 3D printed prosthetic hands for those in need. e-NABLE volunteer Aaron Brown recently thought of making a colorful prosthetic hand to show to a children’s hospital. Being from Michigan, Aaron decided to use …

Kitty Photoshop Tweakage Creates Battlecat

Kitty Photoshop Tweakage Creates Battlecat
Cats are pretty cool. They are always up to something nefarious. Dogs are mostly too dumb to be sneaky; a cat on the other hand will do something bad and blame it on the dog. I wish cats could walk around on their hind legs, that would be awesome.…

Critical Hit D20 Rug: Saving Throw Rug

Critical Hit D20 Rug: Saving Throw Rug
Here’s a great addition for your game room. Made by Middle of Beyond, the Critical Hit rug looks like a 20-sided die. It’s handmade and comes in two sizes: 60″ x 48″ and 30″ x 24″. Roll a browser or higher and head to Middle of Beyond to pre-order the…

Game Of Thrones Slate Coasters: Game of Stone

Game Of Thrones Slate Coasters: Game of Stone
Class up your home and protect your furniture with these Game of Thrones slate coasters, embellished with the sigils of the powerful houses of Westeros. Be ready. Spilled drinks are coming.…

Foldable VR Racing Rig: Autobox, Roll out!

Foldable VR Racing Rig: Autobox, Roll out!
Redditor veriix wanted to have an Oculus Rift racing simulation setup, but he also wanted to stay married to his wife. So he gave up on his dream of having a conventional racing rig… and built something way cooler. Here’s veriix’s racing rig (with friend for scale): This is also…

TiVo Mega Has 24TB of Storage & 6 Tuners: Record All the Things!

TiVo Mega Has 24TB of Storage & 6 Tuners: Record All the Things!
TiVo’s upcoming DVR is the Iron Throne of couch potatoes. The TiVo Mega comes with a ridiculous 24TB of hot-swappable storage. That’s enough to store 26,000 hours – about 3 years! – of SD videos or about 4,000 hours of HD videos. It also has 6 tuners for recording several…

Scientists Sent a Direct Brain-to-Brain Message Via the Internet

Scientists Sent a Direct Brain-to-Brain Message Via the Internet
Communication is a messy business. If it weren’t for miscommunication, Hiroshima and Nagasaki may well have never been bombed, the light brigade would have survived the Crimean War, the Korean war could have been averted, the Battle of Karansebes wouldn’t have been so much like an Adam Sandler movie, and…

Adventurer’s Kit: D & D with Style

Adventurer’s Kit: D & D with Style
This neat adventurer’s kit was designed by Mitch Barchi who has a lifelong passion for role-playing games. It makes D&D adventuring a very classy thing. If you have a butler or manservant you should definitely call him over and have him bring it to the table.…

Dyson 360 Eye: It Sucks Way More Than a Roomba… In a Good Way

Dyson 360 Eye: It Sucks Way More Than a Roomba… In a Good Way
The idea of a robot vacuum is awesome. The fleshy human gets to sit around playing Team Fortress 2/reading awesome books/checking Technabob, and the soulless robot with no sense of boredom vacuums the whole house; it’s perfect. Sadly the idea does have some flaws. The cleaning pattern of most robot…

Make an Awesome Groot Costume for Just $62

Make an Awesome Groot Costume for Just $62
Guardians of the Galaxy was an awesome movie and a huge summer hit. The movie and its characters really resonated with cosplayers – especially when it comes to Groot. Now you can make an awesome Groot costume for about what it costs a family of four to go see a…

Lincoln Center LOTR Screenings to Have a Live Orchestra!

Lincoln Center LOTR Screenings to Have a Live Orchestra!
I have always been a fan of films that have an orchestral soundtrack behind the action on screen. Some films have normal music, and that’s cool, but an orchestra is my favorite. One of the cool things about The Lord of the Rings to me was the soundtrack. If you…

Star Wars Imperial Chronometers Keep Vader on Time

Star Wars Imperial Chronometers Keep Vader on Time
Darth Vader was a very serious guy. I can only imagine he would be more than willing to Force choke the crap out of someone for being late. No one on the Super Star Destroyer Executor wore a watch, but if they did I imagine they would have looked something…
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