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Archive for October 2014

Carrot: The Brilliant, Wireless New Device Coming out of Silicon Valley

Carrot: The Brilliant, Wireless New Device Coming out of Silicon Valley
People are always wondering what the next big thing is going to be, and the man behind this product says that it’s going to “massively disrupt” its segment. Carrot’s makers claim that it is an enjoyable experience for all of the senses, suggesting that users swipe with two fingers to enjoy its unique texture.

A Real Heron Marked Sword from Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time

A Real Heron Marked Sword from Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time
The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go… The Wheel of Time is a series of 14 fantasy novels by Robert Jordan. If you have never read them, you are really missing out. After he died in 2007, Brandon Sanderson finished the last three books in the series.
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Firefly Clue Helps Find Who Sold out River

Firefly Clue Helps Find Who Sold out River
I love it when old-fashioned board games are gussied up with some new features and aimed at fans of various TV shows. Take this Firefly Clue board game. But this time you’re not looking for who killed Colonel Mustard and what implement they used.

Multi Layer Interaction Uses Ultrasound to Detect Midair Gestures: Leap Mobile

Multi Layer Interaction Uses Ultrasound to Detect Midair Gestures: Leap Mobile
One of the Moto X’s convenient features is that you can wave your hand over it to toggle certain apps, such as silencing a call or an alarm or simply to wake the screen. Elliptic Labs’ Multi Layer Interaction technology enables what appears to be a more advanced form of Moto X’s touch-less gesture recognition.

Chainsaw Artist Sculpts an Actual Wood Groot

Chainsaw Artist Sculpts an Actual Wood Groot
You know, I never realy gave much thought to chainsaw art until I saw Griffon Ramsey doing her thing in the video below. It’s fascinating. Watch as Ramsey works her magic and creates a sculpture of Groot using several chainsaws and some Eastern Red Cedar wood.

Scrap Metal Hulk: Metalvenger

Scrap Metal Hulk: Metalvenger
If you are a fan of the newer Hulk films with the computer animated green guy, you may get a kick out of this. An artist named BanHunLek has made a sculpture of the Hulk that looks just like the one from the films with Edward Norton out of old scrap metal.

FlexSense Thin & Transparent Sensor: It Will Bend

FlexSense Thin & Transparent Sensor: It Will Bend
Apple is catching a lot of flak lately for its bending smartphone. This device developed by Microsoft Research and the University of Applied Sciences in Austria on the other hand is meant to bend. It’s called FlexSense, and it opens up more intuitive ways of interacting with electronic devices.

16Lab’s Smart Ring Is Your Electronic Key, Gesture Device, Wallet, and More

16Lab’s Smart Ring Is Your Electronic Key, Gesture Device, Wallet, and More
“Wearable tech” is the latest big trend and the buzziest buzzword of the moment. Techies are figuring out what works, old people are either hating all of it or trying to buy stock in some of it, and horologists are trying to figure out where they stand on the subject of smartwatches.

5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Dump Your PC

5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Dump Your PC
The following is a guest post by our good friends at Chip Chick. Be sure to stop by their site for in-depth coverage on gadgets, technology and geek culture. The good news is, it’s a great time to upgrade.

Mickthulhu Mouse Is a Fun New Way to Horrify Children

Mickthulhu Mouse Is a Fun New Way to Horrify Children
Walt Disney and H. P. Lovecraft have a lot in common: they were both very prolific creators of entertainment, they both crafted rich and weird worlds full of wonder, and they both are rumored to have been really, really racist pricks.

Kids’ Star Wars TIE Fighter and X-Wing Cosplay

Kids’ Star Wars TIE Fighter and X-Wing Cosplay
This cosplay reminds us of the kid in all of us when it comes to Star Wars. This is how we felt as kids when we first saw those movies and this is the kind of thing we did.

Sleeping Bag Suit: Next-Level Snuggie

Sleeping Bag Suit: Next-Level Snuggie
It takes way too much effort to change into your PJs before bedtime. And just as much effort to haul your butt into the bed. Forget both of those things. This outfit combines a suit and a mattress.

Google Glass & Android App Turn Speech to Text: Life Subtitled

Google Glass & Android App Turn Speech to Text: Life Subtitled
Earlier this year we saw a project where Google Glass was used to project an interpreter for deaf students. A team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have come up with a more immediate solution for people that are hard of hearing.

Xbox One Sales Hit 100k in China

Xbox One Sales Hit 100k in China
We have known for a while that the Xbox One game console was going to go on sale in China. It is the very first of the next generation consoles to go on sale in the country.

Windows 95 on Android Smartwatch: How Time Flies

Windows 95 on Android Smartwatch: How Time Flies
A couple of weeks ago we saw how Android apps can be made to run on desktop operating systems, including Windows. Corbin Davenport did the reverse, installing Windows 95 on his Android Wear-powered Samsung Gear Live.

Chinese McDonald’s Get World of Warcraft Makeover: McWarcraft

Chinese McDonald’s Get World of Warcraft Makeover: McWarcraft
Why is it that the McDonald’s here in the U.S. don’t get any of the cool, and weird foods that the chain gets in other countries? Here in the U.S. we also don’t get cool restaurant makeovers, all we get are the playgrounds taken out.
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