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Archive for October 2014

WriteBoard Electronic Whiteboard: Quantum Note Taking

WriteBoard Electronic Whiteboard: Quantum Note Taking
Whiteboards and blackboards are great for group discussions. But they also take attention away from the speaker, especially for participants who insist on writing down everything that’s on the board. That’s where the WriteBoard concept comes in.

LeVar Burton Reads “Go the F*ck to Sleep”

LeVar Burton Reads “Go the F*ck to Sleep”
LeVar Burton is more than Geordi Laforge from Star Trek: The Next Generation, but that is what 99% of us will think of him as forever. Burton is also big into getting kids to read and had a kids show called Reading Rainbow for a very long time.
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Windows Hack Lets You Play Video and Audio in Microsoft Excel: Slacksheet

Windows Hack Lets You Play Video and Audio in Microsoft Excel: Slacksheet
Many companies restrict access to certain apps and other software features to prevent people from goofing off. Redditor AyrA’s employer went further than that – his work computer has an application that monitors running processes. But smart slackers are tough to beat.

Alien Pint Glasses Look Like Old School Collectables

Alien Pint Glasses Look Like Old School Collectables
I can remember growing up when The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters; Burger King had this promotion where you could get awesome collectible glasses for fans of the flick. I hated the food, but I wanted all those tumblers about as much as juvenile me ever wanted anything.

Icons of Doom Assemblage Sculpture: BFS

Icons of Doom Assemblage Sculpture: BFS
If you thought the Doom cover art diorama was awesome, check out John Hite’s Icons of Doom. The sculpture, which Doom fans will recognize as the final level in Doom II, is partly made of found objects.

Deadpool Clock Keeps You on Time for Pancake Breakfasts

Deadpool Clock Keeps You on Time for Pancake Breakfasts
I’m a big fan of Marvel movies, even if I am unfamiliar with the comic book origins of the franchise. Take Deadpool for instance – all I know of him is what I saw in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine flick.

Talkase Smartphone Case Has Tiny Cellphone Built-in: Dual Wielding

Talkase Smartphone Case Has Tiny Cellphone Built-in: Dual Wielding
Many smartphone cases offer protection. Some offer extra battery life or even additional memory. Some look like huge fried chickens. But WirelessMe’s case gives you… another cellphone. The Talkase for iPhone and Android phones comes with a credit card-sized GSM phone.

Start ‘Em Young: New Born Fame Lets Your Baby Take Selfies

Start ‘Em Young: New Born Fame Lets Your Baby Take Selfies
One of modern society’s favorite pastimes/worst afflictions is the need to push infants into weird activities. “You baby can get a 98th percentile SAT score after this four week fun training program!” and other claims make me want to facepalm.

Amazing Predator Body Art: Get to the Choppa!

Amazing Predator Body Art: Get to the Choppa!
At first I thought this was a painting of a Predator’s face on a canvas. Then I thought it was shirt. Nope. This is actually a Predator’s face painted on Paul Roustan’s torso with his arms forming the hair.

From Earth: A More Subtle Take on Figuring out an Alien Civilization

From Earth: A More Subtle Take on Figuring out an Alien Civilization
Normally, in games, alien cultures seem to be designed to be convenient, rather than plausible. Why is it that everybody but Hutts and Wookiees speaks English, regardless of the planet of origin or species. Here on Earth (only one planet) we have only one species using language (that we know of) and we have 6,909 living languages.

1:4 Scale Transforming Robot Car: Project J-deite

1:4 Scale Transforming Robot Car: Project J-deite
We’ve featured Kenji Ishida’s progress regarding his transforming robot over the years. The first three models we saw were already coveted toys, but Kenji made it clear early on that his ultimate goal was to create a life-sized car that transforms into a humanoid robot. 

Electronic Typewriter with E Ink Screen: Hemingwrite

Electronic Typewriter with E Ink Screen: Hemingwrite
Unlike most artforms or professions, writing needs the most basic of tools. Even if you’d rather work with a word processor instead of pen and paper, you can just get a cheap laptop and be all set.

Civilization: Beyond Earth Launches

Civilization: Beyond Earth Launches
I like to play games on my PC, and more often than not if I set down to play it’s for some Civilization V gaming. I love that game, and when I heard that a new Civ game was coming this fall, I got all excited.

Brick Flicks Recreates Famous Movie Scenes in LEGO

Brick Flicks Recreates Famous Movie Scenes in LEGO
This story combines two of our favorite things: LEGO and movies. For his book, Brick Flicks: 60 Iconic Movie Scenes and Posters Made from LEGO, master modeler Warren Elsmore recreated numerous classic movie scenes using LEGO.

Bottleloft Saves Space in Your Fridge, So You Can Stock More Beer

Bottleloft Saves Space in Your Fridge, So You Can Stock More Beer
The BottleLoft is a device designed to make more room in your fridge. For beer. Enough said. But I’ll say more. Finding room for beer when you have a full fridge can be frustrating, but worry not.

Play Games in Full Screen Borderless Windowed Mode: 96.5% More Alt-Tab

Play Games in Full Screen Borderless Windowed Mode: 96.5% More Alt-Tab
Playing a game in windowed mode makes it easy to switch between the game and other apps. Many games give you the option of running the game in a full screen window, but if you want the best of both worlds check out Andrew Sampson’s Windows program, Borderless Gaming.
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