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Archive for October 2014

These Inventors Want to Open Hoverboard Parks In The Near Future

These Inventors Want to Open Hoverboard Parks In The Near Future
We want our hoverboards. We were promised hoverboards, and we don’t have them yet. I was starting to think that it might actually be easier to raise Nikolai Tesla from the dead, and pay him to do what today’s scientists can not.

Replica One Piece Swords Available in Japan

Replica One Piece Swords Available in Japan
I’ll admit to having never read or watched any of the One Piece manga and anime series. It really doesn’t matter because I am a sucker for sweet katana swords and have been way before The Walking Dead featured one so prominently.
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Teaching Virtual Characters to Move Realistically: QWOP Harder

Teaching Virtual Characters to Move Realistically: QWOP Harder
You may be familiar with the term ragdoll physics, which is a type of animation sometimes used in video games to create dynamic – albeit unrealistic– animations for characters. Ragdoll physics is a form of physics-based animation.

Hot Toys Wolverine 1/6 Scale Action Figure Looks Exactly Like Jackman

Hot Toys Wolverine 1/6 Scale Action Figure Looks Exactly Like Jackman
When it comes to realistic action figures for collectors, Hot Toys makes some of the best. Not too long ago, I talked a bit about a Black Widow action figure and it didn’t look much like Scarlett Johansson to me.

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Will Be Released on Cassette Tape: Side A, Side B, A Bit of Both.

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Will Be Released on Cassette Tape: Side A, Side B, A Bit of Both.
Dust off your Walkman, because Peter Quill’s memento of Earth will soon be yours, thanks to Disney. The Awesome Mix Vol. 1 mixtape will have a limited edition cassette tape release this November. According to Billboard, this will be Disney’s first music cassette tape since 2003.

TARDIS Pumpkin: It’s Squishier on the Inside

TARDIS Pumpkin: It’s Squishier on the Inside
Normally when you carve a pumpkin you put the design on the outside, but when making a pumpkin TARDIS all rules fly out the front doors. Naturally a TARDIS, being bigger on the inside, should be carved on the inside.

One Ring Pillow: My Precious Naptime

One Ring Pillow: My Precious Naptime
The One Ring Pillow is a ring to rule them all. Naps I mean. This pillow rules all naps. That is why we can’t destroy it. We must keep our precious and lay our head on it.

Dunkin’ Buddy Dunks Your Cookies with Ease

Dunkin’ Buddy Dunks Your Cookies with Ease
Dunking your cookies in milk is not as easy as it should be. Sometimes your cookie will get too soft and fall apart, with most of your cookie falling to the bottom of the milk. Sometimes your cookie just doesn’t get soggy fast enough while you are holding it.

3D Printed Skeleton Lets You Make LEGO Robots: LEGO Build Fighter

3D Printed Skeleton Lets You Make LEGO Robots: LEGO Build Fighter
You can already build mecha or any robot with LEGO. I mean, it’s LEGO. There’s even a tactical tabletop wargame called Mobile Frame Zero that uses LEGO and other building toys instead of figurines. But if you’d like to have a standardized way of building humanoid robots, MyBuild might be what you’re looking for.

Cranberry Crust Pizza Hits Pizza Hut in South Korea

Cranberry Crust Pizza Hits Pizza Hut in South Korea
You can put some strange toppings on your pizza like anchovies and even worse, green peppers. In South Korea, you can put any topping you want on the pizza, and get something weird put in the crust.

24K Gold-plated Building Blocks: LEGOs for Donald Trump

24K Gold-plated Building Blocks: LEGOs for Donald Trump
You can get LEGO bricks in a lot of colors, though they tend to come in basic colors mostly like grey, white, blue, red, green, and a few others. If you have ever been building something and thought what you need are some blinged out bricks in shiny gold, this is what you need.

Programmable Materials Move without Electronic or Mechanical Parts

Programmable Materials Move without Electronic or Mechanical Parts
A few years ago we saw a custom fabricated material with embedded actuators and magnets, which enable it to autonomously fold into a predetermined shape when subjected to electricity. MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab is working on creating carbon fiber, wood, textiles and other materials that can also change their shape on their own, but without any electromechanical parts involved.

1×1 Pixel Art Stickers: Manual Interpolation

1×1 Pixel Art Stickers: Manual Interpolation
There are lots of ways to mimic pixel art in the real world, such as cross-stitch, LEGO or just plain old paint. But if you’re interested in a convenient pixel art-style medium, check out 1×1. It’s a set of colored stickers that have been pre-cut to square blocks.

Flash Drive-sized Computer Runs Windows 8.1: PC on a Stick

Flash Drive-sized Computer Runs Windows 8.1: PC on a Stick
Nowadays you can get cheap dongles that turn most HDTVs or any monitor with an HDMI port into a dumb terminal for an Android device. But recently Meego unveiled the T01, a dongle that can run not only Android, but Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu as well, thanks to its Intel Bay Trail system-on-a-chip (SoC).

Smartwatch Projects Buttons on Your Arm

Smartwatch Projects Buttons on Your Arm
It wasn’t long ago that I was thinking about how a purpose-built gaming smartwatch could incorporate a controller without being a bulky and annoying POS. Depending on how responsive this is, we might have an answer with this prototype watch that was designed by students at Carnegie Mellon University.

TMNT Mashed up with Horror Movie Characters: Sewer Slashin’ Turtles

TMNT Mashed up with Horror Movie Characters: Sewer Slashin’ Turtles
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have dressed up for Halloween, thanks to Dan Polydoris aka the Chicago Toy Collector. Dan’s Sewer Slashin’ Turtles kitbash sees Splinter’s pupils dressed up as popular bad guys in slasher flicks.
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