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Archive for December 2014

PiTablet Raspberry Pi Tablet: PiPad

PiTablet Raspberry Pi Tablet: PiPad
We’ve already seen a netbook based on the Raspberry Pi. Here’s a DIY kit for a Raspberry Pi tablet. The PiTablet consists of Psy Labs’ PiTouch 10″ touchscreen, an acrylic case, a USB power pack, a remote control, a Wi-Fi module and the necessary cables.

Stethee Bluetooth Digital Stethoscope Lets You Hear, See and Feel Heartbeats

Stethee Bluetooth Digital Stethoscope Lets You Hear, See and Feel Heartbeats
This year saw the explosion of wearable fitness devices, with many of them able to detect and track your pulse alongside their other capabilities. So why would you get a device that can do only that?

Viewbox Rubber VR Headset Stretches Your Phone’s Capabilities

Viewbox Rubber VR Headset Stretches Your Phone’s Capabilities
Mobile phone 3D or virtual reality headsets are one of the newest tech accessories. Like Google’s Cardboard, the Viewbox is on the cheap and low-tech side. But instead of paper it’s made of neoprene, a synthetic rubber used in many products, from wetsuits to laptop sleeves.

DIY Hobbit Sting Sword Glows Near Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks: Whitehat Baggins

DIY Hobbit Sting Sword Glows Near Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks: Whitehat Baggins
The magical dagger Sting protected Bilbo from evil creatures and glowed blue when there were orcs nearby. But WarSting, Spark IO’s modern take on Sting, provides a more timely warning. It will glow when there are unsecured wireless networks nearby.

Star Wars Millenium Falcon Cake Pan: You Bake in That Thing? You’re Braver than I Thought

Star Wars Millenium Falcon Cake Pan: You Bake in That Thing? You’re Braver than I Thought
Smuggle yummy pastries into your belly with the officially-licensed Millenium Falcon cake pan. The silicone mold measures 10¾” x 14″ x 2¼, so there’ll be enough for you and your co-pilot. Amazon priced it at $60 (USD), though it’s out of stock there as of this writing.

Borderlands Engagement Ring Loot Chest: Well Don’t You Look Brutal

Borderlands Engagement Ring Loot Chest: Well Don’t You Look Brutal
A Borderlands fan got a funny and thoughtful proposal in the form of this well made ring box, which was made to look like a loot chest from the irreverent first-person shooter. It even has the colorful information pop up, complete with funny quotes and stats.

Jaasta E-ink Keyboard Black and White and Everything in Between

Jaasta E-ink Keyboard Black and White and Everything in Between
Last year we featured Maxim Mezentsev and Aleksander Suhih’s concept for a keyboard with E-ink screens on each key. The idea is for the each key to display a set of shortcuts, similar to Art Lebedev’s Optimus keyboards.

Andromium OS Turns Android Phones into PCs: Desktop Ex Machina

Andromium OS Turns Android Phones into PCs: Desktop Ex Machina
Last year, Canonical unveiled its mobile operating system, which can launch the Ubuntu desktop OS when its mobile device is plugged into an HDMI display. An upcoming system called Andromium OS aims to give existing Android phones similar capabilities.

NASA Wants to Send People to Venus on Space Zeppelins

NASA Wants to Send People to Venus on Space Zeppelins
NASA is getting really metal, as of late. Mars is boring, so we should actually be going to Venus which is full of ultra-high pressures, searing temperatures, and a thick layer of clouds that are made mostly of sulfuric acid.

Pokéball Soap Has Pokémon Figurine Inside: Gotta Bathe and Bathe and Bathe…

Pokéball Soap Has Pokémon Figurine Inside: Gotta Bathe and Bathe and Bathe…
Geeky soap specialist Digital Soaps borrowed a video game mechanic to boost its soap sales: random loot drops. The shop makes 2″ Pokéball soaps with a random Pokémon figurine hidden inside. Just like video game loot, these figurines have tiers. 

LEGO Halo Pillar of Autumn Model is 7-feet Long

LEGO Halo Pillar of Autumn Model is 7-feet Long
We love us some LEGO around here and this is one of the coolest spaceships we’ve seen built from those little plastic blocks. The gigantic 7-foot long model of the Pillar of Autumn from Halo weighs in at 200 pounds and took the dude who built it three years to complete.

Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo Hits Gran Turismo 6

Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo Hits Gran Turismo 6
One of the coolest racing/driving simulations available for gamers is Gran Turismo 6 for the PS3. This game is very detailed – more of a driving simulator than an arcade game – and can be very challenging.

Geek Lets Others Control his Christmas Tree Lights via Minecraft

Geek Lets Others Control his Christmas Tree Lights via Minecraft
We saw a handful of cool and geeky Christmas trees and lights this year. Even though Christmas has now passed, we did miss one cool tree that is worth a mention though. Ryan Carter wired his Christmas tree sitting in his home up to sync with Minecraft.

This Nobel Winner Claims Prize Decked out in the Neurons She Discovered

This Nobel Winner Claims Prize Decked out in the Neurons She Discovered
This is May-Britt Moser, and she, along with husband Edward Moser and colleague John O’Keefe, just won a Nobel Prize for discovering a specific type of neuron. Moser is a leader in spacial reasoning research, and that’s what lead her to this awesome discovery.

Monkey Resuscitates His Electrocuted Friend with CPR

Monkey Resuscitates His Electrocuted Friend with CPR
You should know how to perform CPR, just in case your friend mostly drowns fighting a water elemental, nearly suffocates tossing sawdust on a fire elemental, or steps on a live wire in an Indiana train station.

Norse IPViking Online Map Shows Cyber Attacks in Real Time: WarGames 3

Norse IPViking Online Map Shows Cyber Attacks in Real Time: WarGames 3
Solid Snake and Fallout are wrong. War does change. At this very moment, hackers and their legion of enslaved computers are waging an invisible war online. Perhaps they’re trying to steal information or shut down certain websites.

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