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Archive for October 2014

Another Day, Another Phone-Based VR Goggle; This Time It’s Only $30

Another Day, Another Phone-Based VR Goggle; This Time It’s Only $30
We’re all anxiously awaiting plug-and-play, consumer-grade virtual reality. We can’t wait to see the final version of the Oculus Rift, and try that other VR goggle that beams light directly into the user’s eyes, just like the real world does.

Heat Changing Constellation Mug is for Sleepy Star Gazers

Heat Changing Constellation Mug is for Sleepy Star Gazers
Growing up, my uncle had this collection of glasses that had sexy women on them. When you put cold liquids into them, the clothes disappeared on the glasses leaving the ladies in their undies. I thought those were the greatest glasses ever made.
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Minecraft City Has 4.5 Million Blocks: SimSimCity

Minecraft City Has 4.5 Million Blocks: SimSimCity
Last month we saw an impressive SimCity 4 region with over 107 million residents. Duncan Parcells’ Minecraft city may be even more impressive. He made Titan City over the course of two years and says it has around 4.5 million blocks, each of which he placed manually.

Pokéball Roll-up Scarf Keeps Your Ash Warm

Pokéball Roll-up Scarf Keeps Your Ash Warm
You wanna catch ’em all. Pokémon, not colds. So dress warm this winter and wear this cool Pokéball roll-up scarf. It is stylish and functional. The best part is that when you aren’t using it you can roll it up and display it like art or a cool toy.

Blocks Modular Smartwatch Has Modular Modules

Blocks Modular Smartwatch Has Modular Modules
One of the things that annoys me about consumer electronics is that we all know within a few months something better is going to come along and most of us will end up with buyer’s remorse.

Geeky Magnets Make Your Fridge Cooler on the Outside

Geeky Magnets Make Your Fridge Cooler on the Outside
Refrigerator doors must have magnets. That’s just a fact of life. Artist PJ McQuade has the right set of magnets for geeks, featuring characters from Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and more. They include some of PJ’s Star Wars Christmas art, as well as mashups, including this badass Sith druglord.

Nathan Drake Action Figure: Not as Valuable as Sir Francis Drake’s Ring

Nathan Drake Action Figure: Not as Valuable as Sir Francis Drake’s Ring
If you have ever played the Uncharted game franchise, you will know who Nathan Drake is. Drake always reminded me a bit of a modern Indiana Jones. I think it’s all the brown and leather that reminds of Indy.

Oh My Gourd! Frankenstein Pumpkins

Oh My Gourd! Frankenstein Pumpkins
Tony Dighera of Cinagro Farms is a mad scientist kind of organic farmer. He has spent the last four years on his 40-acre farm in Ventura County, CA perfecting his process to create pumpkin versions of Frankenstein’s monster.

Hypnofan: This is Your Appliance on Drugs

Hypnofan: This is Your Appliance on Drugs
This electric fan didn’t evolve from Drowzeefan, but it is mesmerizing. The Hypnofan is a desk fan that will cool your skin and free your mind. It has a series of LEDs that change colors as the blades rotate, creating an entrancing swirl.

Film-scale Serenity Replica Costs as Much as a Nice Used Car

Film-scale Serenity Replica Costs as Much as a Nice Used Car
Back in July, I talked about an awesome film-scale Serenity model that was on display from QMx. A lot of people got all hot and bothered at the thought of owning that model. If you were one of those who got excited, you can own your own now.

Yoda Hot Air Balloon: Judge Me by My Head Size, Do You?

Yoda Hot Air Balloon: Judge Me by My Head Size, Do You?
Despite his ability to kick butt, I’ve never feared Yoda. But if I saw this Yoda head hot air balloon filling the sky near me, I think I would wet my pants. He looks pretty scary, just hanging in the air, judging humanity.

Lockheed Martin Say It Will Be Making Truck Sized Fusion Reactors Within the Decade

Lockheed Martin Say It Will Be Making Truck Sized Fusion Reactors Within the Decade
There’s no good solution to our energy problems right now. Solar and wind power are helping, but they’re not the quick and easy fix that the American public demands. Germany has managed to use solar and wind power for 17% of its energy needs, but that’s still just a drop in the bucket.

Razor Is Making a Real Life Mario Kart with the Crazy Cart XL

Razor Is Making a Real Life Mario Kart with the Crazy Cart XL
Mario Kart is awesome, but it just makes you wish you had a real life version to zip around in and throw banana peels and turtle shells. Well Razor is making a real life version. The Razor Cray Cart XL is a follow-up to a smaller version they made for kids a while back.

Ultimum: Fusing Tabletop RPGs With Mobile Tech and the Internet

Ultimum: Fusing Tabletop RPGs With Mobile Tech and the Internet
Tabletop role playing games can be great fun, even if they’re a little clumsy, and about 60% of the first few sessions is spent paging through thick rulebooks. That’s not really much of a problem, especially not for the geeky among us, but finding a group to play with can be.

3D Printed Iron Man Prosthetic Hand Can Light up a Kid’s Life

3D Printed Iron Man Prosthetic Hand Can Light up a Kid’s Life
Pat Starace is not only multi-talented, he also has a golden heart. More specifically, a crimson and golden heart. The animator, artist, designer and tinkerer recently shared his design for a 3D printed Iron Man prosthetic hand for children.

Cat Ear Headphones Look Purrfect

Cat Ear Headphones Look Purrfect
At last Catwoman has the perfect pair of headphones that match her outfit. UC Berkeley alumni Wenqing Yan and Victoria Hu developed these Axent Wear cat ear headphones to give cat lovers a new way to listen to music and be stylish at the same time.
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