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Archive for September 2014

Penny Dreadful Tarot Cards Don’t Come with a Beautiful Card Reader

Penny Dreadful Tarot Cards Don’t Come with a Beautiful Card Reader
I’ve never been one to care anything for the arcane, but I like some shows that dabble in those sort of things on TV. Take “Penny Dreadful,” I like that show, and large part it’s thanks to Vanessa Ives, played by Eva Green. 

THAW Lets Smartphones Interact with Computers Through Their Displays: Actual Drag and Drop

THAW Lets Smartphones Interact with Computers Through Their Displays: Actual Drag and Drop
Last year MIT’s Tangible Media Group went viral because of its real time shape-copying machine. But one of its latest efforts blows that machine out of the water. Called THAW, it’s a software system that allows smartphones and personal computers to communicate graphically through their respective displays.
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TARDIS Guitar: More Jangly on the Inside

TARDIS Guitar: More Jangly on the Inside
That Doctor Who band that you always wanted to get together is now possible thanks to this TARDIS guitar. This 3-string guitar is powerful enough to shred Daleks, kill Cybermen, and free Time Lords from imprisonment in time.

3D Printed Raspberry Pi Laptop: Pi-Top

3D Printed Raspberry Pi Laptop: Pi-Top
Earlier this year we saw Bunnie and Xobs’ Novena, the (mostly) open source laptop. Here’s another hacker- and maker-oriented laptop, the Pi-Top. Launching on Kickstarter soon, Pi-Top will be based on the Raspberry Pi. Pi-Top is the brainchild of Ryan Dunwoody and Jesse Lozano.

Vimeo Now Streaming Mystery Science Theater 3000

Vimeo Now Streaming Mystery Science Theater 3000
Mystery Science Theater 3000 was taken from us too soon. We all miss the wisecracks and bad movies. Well, Manos: The Hands of Fate must be at work because now it is making a comeback thanks to a deal struck by Vimeo to stream 80 episodes of the series.

Pink LEGO Landspeeder: These Aren’t the Puppy Dogs You’re Looking for

Pink LEGO Landspeeder: These Aren’t the Puppy Dogs You’re Looking for
Have you ever wondered what a Star Wars LEGO set for girls might look like? Tyler Sky has the answer. He created this fun mashup.

Awwww: A Surgeon Removed a Goldfish’s Head Tumor

Awwww: A Surgeon Removed a Goldfish’s Head Tumor
For a lot of people, paying for a major surgery for their beloved dog or cat is too much. As sad as it is, the animal’s time has come. As an animal gets smaller and less cuddly, the likelihood of major veterinary care also seems to get smaller.

The Creepy and Powerful Fan Film Is What Spawn Always Deserved

The Creepy and Powerful Fan Film Is What Spawn Always Deserved
Once upon a time, as a wee, but not too wee, laddie, I bought a comic called “Spawn #1.” I really liked it, and then proceeded to buy Spawn #2-#30. Then, in 1997 a movie came out, and I was excited.

Pebble Software Update Adds Emoji Support

Pebble Software Update Adds Emoji Support
Pebble has announced that it has released the latest firmware for its smartwatch bringing the software to version 2.5. The update brings with it a myriad of fixes and improvements, but the big thing is support for emoji.

5axismaker Multi-fabricator: Mill, Scan, Print, Spray & Cut

5axismaker Multi-fabricator: Mill, Scan, Print, Spray & Cut
We’ve seen a couple of compact machines that can print, scan or mill objects. Fedor Gridnev and Elena Gaidar want to raise the bar for affordable workshop machines with the 5axismaker. It’s a 5-axis milling machine, a 3D printer, a 3D scanner, a water jet cutter and a wire cutter in one.

Video Game Controller Silicone Molds: Six Player Mold ’em Up

Video Game Controller Silicone Molds: Six Player Mold ’em Up
You can play with your cakes and eat them too with ThinkGeek’s Classic Game Controller Silicone Mold. Each mold makes six 2.9″ controllers, a pair each of the NES, Sega Genesis and the PlayStation controllers. I bet the Xbox is blushing ’cause it’s not considered old yet.

Deadpool Movie is Coming Afterall!?

Deadpool Movie is Coming Afterall!?
We heard the first grumblings about a new standalone movie in the Marvel universe for Deadpool a while back. All I know of Deadpool is what I saw of him in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Ryan Reynolds played the sword-wielding hero in that film and was eventually turned into a mute bad guy trying to kill Wolverine.

Beat the Slime out of This Ghostbusters Slimer Piñata

Beat the Slime out of This Ghostbusters Slimer Piñata
I’ve been slimed! Oh yeah? Then we need to beat the ever-loving hell out of that mucus-green ghoul and send him back to Mucinex land. Start smashing it with your proton streams! If any spectral candy falls out, I call dibs!

Minecraft Hits PS Vita, Kids may Actually Want the Portable now

Minecraft Hits PS Vita, Kids may Actually Want the Portable now
My daughter has a tablet and the only thing she does on it is play Minecraft. If she wants to play on my phone, Minecraft is the game she goes after. Sony may have just hit one out of the park by offering Minecraft for the PS Vita.

3D Pocketcopter Flying Camera: Smile at the Choppa

3D Pocketcopter Flying Camera: Smile at the Choppa
If the 3D Pocketcopter is the real deal, you won’t need to shell out hundreds of dollars for a simple airborne camera. The battery-powered device is controlled wirelessly over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and works with iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.

Pizza With French Fry Dough (and a Side of Cholesterol)

Pizza With French Fry Dough (and a Side of Cholesterol)
Pizza and fries. They’re two of the best-selling offerings at fast food joints and for good reason: they taste great and they’re fattier than they should be. People have a habit of combining their favorite stuff to create something twice as awesome, and the folks at Foodinese recently accomplished that with their pizza with a crust made from french fries.
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