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Archive for April 2015

Gadget Quickly Cools Skin to Make Injections Less Painful: Comfortably Numb

Gadget Quickly Cools Skin to Make Injections Less Painful: Comfortably Numb
Three Rice University freshmen are working on a simple device that could make injections less painful. They call their device Comfortably Numb – a small ice pack that quickly cools down the spot to be injected.

This Woman Plays Piano as All of the Doctors

This Woman Plays Piano as All of the Doctors
This is like a mini piano concert for Doctor Who fans. Composer Sonya Belousova steps out of the TARDIS and performs an awesome classical piano arrangement of the show’s theme song on her TARDIS-colored grand piano.
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Transformers Mini Action Figures Don’t Transform

Transformers Mini Action Figures Don’t Transform
I’ve been a big fan of Transformers since the ’80s cartoons and toys were so popular. Some of those old school Transformer toys were difficult to transform and I broke more than a few back in the day.

Supercut of Every Star Wars Character from the Movies

Supercut of Every Star Wars Character from the Movies
If you know anyone who hasn’t watched any Star Wars movies (is that even possible?) this video is a good way to introduce them to all of the characters. And I mean ALL of the characters from all six Star Wars movies.

Could Robotic Lawn Care Cripple Deep Space Exploration?

Could Robotic Lawn Care Cripple Deep Space Exploration?
Mowing the lawn is one of the more odious tasks homeowners have to deal with, especially during the hot summer months. But iRobot, the maker of the popular Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, wants to do away with that chore with a new line of robot lawnmowers.

Pokémon Mugs: For Your Morning Electabuzz

Pokémon Mugs: For Your Morning Electabuzz
Do Pokémon trainers drink coffee? Nah, with all the crazy stuff they do they probably need something much more potent. Like Shroomish. Whatever your drink of choice, Toxikon has Pokémon-themed mugs for you. Coming in 11oz and 15oz sizes, the mugs are currently available in 10 designs, with more on the way.

Treasure Chest Board Game Tokens Will Have Your Meeples Tingling

Treasure Chest Board Game Tokens Will Have Your Meeples Tingling
If you’re into board games or tabletop games chances are you’ve been disappointed in the quality or appearance of the tokens included in your games. Board game maker Stonemaier Games has a solution in the form of its Treasure Chests – sets of detailed resource tokens.

Brain Specimen Coasters are Perfect for Mad Scientists

Brain Specimen Coasters are Perfect for Mad Scientists
Coasters are those things that your mom had sitting on the coffee table growing up that no one ever used. If you are now all grown up and want your own coasters to yell at people about using, these are for you.

Toshiba’s Aiko Chihira Humanoid Robot Gets a Retail Job

Toshiba’s Aiko Chihira Humanoid Robot Gets a Retail Job
If you happen to be shopping in Japan anytime soon, prepare yourself. You may run into the stuff of nightmares. Toshiba has just installed Aiko Chihira, a humanoid greeter robot, at Tokyo’s Mitsukoshi department store. They are always rolling back prices.

Borderlands Lifesize Claptrap Replica: Hey Everybody! Check out My Package!

Borderlands Lifesize Claptrap Replica: Hey Everybody! Check out My Package!
Whether you find Claptrap annoying or endearing, I think we can all agree that we would like to own a lifesize replica of the smart-mouthed robot from the Borderlands games. At least this version won’t talk and talk.

Death Star Charm Bead: Geeky Mother’s Day!

Death Star Charm Bead: Geeky Mother’s Day!
Every year when it comes time for Mother’s Day, I do my part to help all the geeks out there who might not know any better stay out of the dog house. Sure, you may have stopped giving your mom gifts other than a hug or a phone call on Mother’s Day a long time ago, but if your wife is pregnant or you have kids, save yourself the grief and get her a gift.

Onion Omega Single Board Computer Will Have Vets and Newbies Crying Tears of Joy

Onion Omega Single Board Computer Will Have Vets and Newbies Crying Tears of Joy
Between the Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other development boards, it seems like makers already have more than enough small computers to choose from. But Onion Corporation believes its upcoming Omega will be welcomed with open arms because it will be familiar to both experienced programmers and people who have no knowledge of programming.

Grow Your Own Literal Beer Garden

Grow Your Own Literal Beer Garden
Beer connoisseurs might decide that they can make a better beer than Sam Adams and begin rolling their own beer via one of the many microbrew kits out there. The thing in common with most of those kits is that you get all the dry ingredients that you need for your beer.

Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing

Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing
The Daily Mirror recently published an uplifting report about how 3D printing technology helped a recovering cancer patient. Keith Londsdale had major parts of his face removed to prevent his skin cancer from spreading further. He’s now more comfortable and more inclined to socialize thanks to a custom made mask that’s partly based on his son’s face.

Computer Component Bugs: Wasteamorphosis

Computer Component Bugs: Wasteamorphosis
The words “computer” and “bug” often mean bad news when mentioned in the same sentence, but it’s not the case here. Artist Julie Alice Chappell’s Computer Component Bugs are sculptures of insect-like creatures that she makes out of discarded components and parts from obsolete gadgets.

Doctor You: Wear Your Name on a Gallifreyan Pendant

Doctor You: Wear Your Name on a Gallifreyan Pendant
No matter how much you may wish it were true, you weren’t born on Gallifrey. So you have probably never seen your name in Gallifreyan, much less owned a piece of jewelry with your Time Lord name on it.
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