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Archive for December 2014

Keewifi Router Authenticates Nearby Devices without the Need for Passwords: Hold and Surf

Keewifi Router Authenticates Nearby Devices without the Need for Passwords: Hold and Surf
The Keewifi is a router that lets you have a convoluted Wi-Fi password yet allow people to log on without typing a single thing. That’s because it can automatically authenticate devices that are held close to it.

Catbus Cosplay: Meowza!

Catbus Cosplay: Meowza!
Attendees of the 2014 Japanese pop culture convention Youmacon were greeted with one of the largest costumes I’ve ever seen. It’s a cosplay of Catbus, the Cheshire Cat-like creature from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro. Here’s deviantART member EmilytheNeko’s first hand account of the cosplay: “THIS CATBUS WAS AMAZING IT MOVED IT WAS HUGE YOU COULD CLIMB INSIDE IT OMFG” Nerd Bacon writer Sarus Vakarian originally uploaded the image above, while YouTuber Hiro Konobu recorded the video below: I love that its destination sign says “Youmacon.” 

Daryl Dixon Angel Wings Necklace Won’t Let You Drink Peach Schnapps

Daryl Dixon Angel Wings Necklace Won’t Let You Drink Peach Schnapps
I love The Walking Dead, and one of my favorite characters is Daryl Dixon. He started off shaky for me in the first few seasons and I didn’t like him. I think he really started to be a good guy when he stopped Beth from drinking the peach schnapps.

Monochrome Apparel: Put a Map on It

Monochrome Apparel: Put a Map on It
What would the state of the world be without maps? A good half of the population would be lost or going around in circles without them. Putting maps on clothes won’t exactly help you find your way, but they do make for some eye-popping fashions.

Star Wars VII Crossguard Lightsaber 3D-Printed Replica Awakens

Star Wars VII Crossguard Lightsaber 3D-Printed Replica Awakens
The jagged crossguard lightsaber seen in the Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens teaser had many folks scratching their heads. Instead of debating the plausibility of a fictional weapon in a universe where the Force and sarlaccs exist, the folks at 3D printing store Le FabShop gave in to the geek side and 3D printed a replica of the weapon.

The Simpsons Mr. Sparkle T-Shirt Is Disrespectful of Dirt

The Simpsons Mr. Sparkle T-Shirt Is Disrespectful of Dirt
Any fan of The Simpsons should recognize this image immediately. Mr. Sparkle is a Japanese dishwashing detergent mascot who looks a lot like a certain Homer Simpson. Now you can wear this Mr. Sparkle shirt and be a walking advertisement for the dish detergent – and tick Homer off in the process.

This Aquarium Is in an Old TV, Looks Like Seinfeld’s Apartment

This Aquarium Is in an Old TV, Looks Like Seinfeld’s Apartment
Remember those old TVs that were actual pieces of furniture in their own right? Well, no one is using those TVs anymore, so they are being sold for cheap since everyone has flat screens today. Matt Davidson got a hold of one of these old TVs and decided to do something creative with it.

This Fabric Permanently Smells Like Whisky

This Fabric Permanently Smells Like Whisky
I don’t know about you, but I have always dreamed of being able to smell like whiskey 24/7. Today is the day when dreams come true. The Heriot Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design teamed up with Harris Tweed and Johnny Walker (who else?)

Creepy “Hologram” Invades London Railway Station

Creepy “Hologram” Invades London Railway Station
Scott Beale over at Laughing Squid encountered something downright unsettling on a recent trip to London. No, it wasn’t a killer robot, but something else that is downright creepy.

Budsies Turns Drawings into Plush Toys

Budsies Turns Drawings into Plush Toys
When they’re at a particular age, kids love to draw. Whether it’s stick figures or colored drawings, the sky’s the limit when it comes to kids’ imaginations. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could give them a present that’s truly their own?

iPhone 6/6 Plus & Samsung Galaxy Note 4 80x Telescope Lens: Closer than Closer

iPhone 6/6 Plus & Samsung Galaxy Note 4 80x Telescope Lens: Closer than Closer
We’ve seen a microscope add-on for iOS devices that has 80x magnification. The Super Spy telescope lens for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on the other hand has 80x optical zoom.

Tommy Hilfiger’s Solar Charging Jackets Are Hideous Yet Practical

Tommy Hilfiger’s Solar Charging Jackets Are Hideous Yet Practical
I’m sure there is an elegant way to turn a jacket into a garment that collects energy from some source, be it solar, kinetic, auditory or what have you, and dispenses it to your devices.This is not that jacket.

The Harry Potter Books Get a Magical Redesign

The Harry Potter Books Get a Magical Redesign
The Harry Potter books have certainly inspired a lot of young people’s imaginations. That’s why their covers should be more magical. Well, art design student Kincso Nagy has made it so. These covers are much more enticing to wannabe wizards.

Pokémon VR: First-Person Trainer

Pokémon VR: First-Person Trainer
Step into the surprisingly floppy robotic body of a Pokémon trainer with Pokémon VR. YouTuber misterbunbun – there’s a 90% chance he’s a 4-year old’s pet rabbit – made the short virtual reality game for the Leap Motion 3D Jam.

18-inch Halo Master Chief Action Figure is a Geek’s Christmas Dream

18-inch Halo Master Chief Action Figure is a Geek’s Christmas Dream
Let’s face it; no one needs a gigantic 18-inch articulated Master Chief Action figure. However, a lot of us really, really want one. If you have a gamer on your list this Christmas, who likes Halo and you are trying to think of that one thing that they would love, but wouldn’t buy themselves this is it.

Plug & Feather: Stone Face Watches at a Reasonable Price

Plug & Feather: Stone Face Watches at a Reasonable Price
Making watches out of unusual materials is quickly becoming a trend. The wood face watch is very much a thing, and I’ve seen a number of all wood watches. I like a number of the ones with wood faces, and I’ve even liked one or two of the all-wood designs, despite the general clunkiness of most of them.

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