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Archive for November 2014

Sweded Video Game T-shirts: Concept Farts

Sweded Video Game T-shirts: Concept Farts
Here’s a fun idea for a gamer gift. Several NeoGAF forum members, egged on by member dog$, made custom video game-themed t-shirt designs that are funny, witty and most of all, ugly. The t-shirts are based on a custom clothing shop called CustomInk, which has an online T-shirt design tool.

iOS 8 Translating Keyboards Save You a Trip to Google Translate

iOS 8 Translating Keyboards Save You a Trip to Google Translate
A new type of third-party keyboard for iOS devices let you translate text while you type. At least one keyboard, Slated, uses Google Translate, so don’t expect the translation to be perfect. But it can be still extremely convenient for both business and personal purposes.

The Most Expensive Gaming Peripheral: Another Person’s Hand and Mind Control

The Most Expensive Gaming Peripheral: Another Person’s Hand and Mind Control
There are lots of gaming peripherals out there, and some of them can get really, really expensive. Hell, I once reviewed a racing wheel, pedals, and shifter set that goes for about $1,200. Even something as simple as a mouse or keyboard can cost you hundreds.  

Tenth Minecraft Doctor and TARDIS Prime Cosplay: Mashup Madness

Tenth Minecraft Doctor and TARDIS Prime Cosplay: Mashup Madness
It’s the 10th Doctor from the Minecraft universe. And TARDIS Prime. Hmmm. If TARDIS Prime is bigger on the inside then couldn’t he have all of the transformers inside of him? And is he driven by the Minecraft Doctor or is he just visiting from a parallel universe?

Bionic Bird: A Biomimicking Drone That Lures Raptors and Cats

Bionic Bird: A Biomimicking Drone That Lures Raptors and Cats
Most drones are a variant on a multi-rotored helicopter. The quad-rotors are the most common, but professional photographers like the octo-rotors more. Still, there are a lot of other ways to beat the air into submission and fly, including the good old standby of be light, have wings, and flap them a lot.

Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge Floats in Mid-air

Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge Floats in Mid-air
Growing up, my favorite part of being a Cub Scout was the magazine that came with the membership called Boy’s Life. I didn’t really like the articles, but the wacky ads in the back that had stuff like x-ray glasses and Sea Monkeys that you could order.

OnBeep Onyx: Star Trek-Like Communicator Badges

OnBeep Onyx: Star Trek-Like Communicator Badges
As a geek I have always wanted my own communicator badges like the ones worn by characters in Star Trek – something that actually works and isn’t just decorative. Well, a company called OnBeep has a product called Onyx that could fit the bill.

Doritos Flavored Mountain Dew: Dew Not Want

Doritos Flavored Mountain Dew: Dew Not Want
I’m not a huge fan of Mountain Dew in its normal flavors. I do however know a lot of people use Dew to power their late night gaming marathons, and I am cool with that. Apparently, the folks behind Mountian Dew were testing a new flavor at Kent State University in Ohio.

Tigerdome Backpacks Put a Tiger on your Back

Tigerdome Backpacks Put a Tiger on your Back
Backpacks are often as much a fashion statement as they are a functional device for students to carry stuff in. ThinkGeek has some of the coolest and oddest backpacks I have seen in a long time called Tigerdome Backpacks.

Syracuse University Offers Class on Doctor Who

Syracuse University Offers Class on Doctor Who
Anyone who has been to college knows the delicate balancing act that takes place with difficult classes your major requires, tempered with easy classes so your GPA doesn’t make you look like a total idiot. If you are going to Syracuse University, it may have just added the coolest class at any college to the schedule.

New Star Wars Flick Named Star Wars: The Force Awakens

New Star Wars Flick Named Star Wars: The Force Awakens
We have some cool news in the Star Wars universe this week. That news came from the official Star Wars twitter account, so it’s not just a rumor. The big unveil is the title for the next movie in the Star Wars franchise, the flick will be called Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Dissected Ralph Wiggum Cake: When I Grow up I Want to Be a Principal or a Pastry!

Dissected Ralph Wiggum Cake: When I Grow up I Want to Be a Principal or a Pastry!
British Columbia-based designer Kylie Mangles of Freshly Squeez’d has created a realistic 3D cake portraying a half-dissected Ralph Wiggum from The Simpsons. You know Springfield’s famous child weirdo. You probably own the T-shirt.

This NCC-1701 Watch Doesn’t Look Geeky Unless Closely Examined

This NCC-1701 Watch Doesn’t Look Geeky Unless Closely Examined
Geeky watches are fun, but the problem is that they can cross into dorky territory very easily. This new watch from ThinkGeek, however, manages to just look like a sleek, minimalist, modern watch. If it didn’t have “NCC-1701” proudly printed on the face we’d have never guessed that it was a piece of Star Trek geekdom.

Christmas Story Leg Lamp Christmas Lights Must Be Italian

Christmas Story Leg Lamp Christmas Lights Must Be Italian
Each year when Christmas rolls around there are a few films that I like to watch. One of them is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, because Chevy Chase. The other is A Christmas Story with Ralphie and his quest to get a Red Rider BB Gun, even though he very nearly shoots his eye out.

Dad Creates Iron Man Costume for Hospitalized Newborn Son

Dad Creates Iron Man Costume for Hospitalized Newborn Son
This guy is an awesome dad. His son was just born and he has already proven that fact. Burlington, North Carolina prop maker Eric Hart wanted to do something special for his newborn son, who is currently being treated in the hospital.

Animated Super Mario Cloud Pendant, AKA Animated Super Mario Bush Pendant

Animated Super Mario Cloud Pendant, AKA Animated Super Mario Bush Pendant
Not all wearables have to be the next big thing. Here’s a high-tech piece of jewelry that you can make with the help of Adafruit’s Pro Trinket microcontroller and a 3D printer. It’s a pendant with a 1.44″ LCD display that’s playing a looping animation.

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