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Archive for May 2015

DIY Game Boy Emulator has 19″ Screen: Game Boy XXL

DIY Game Boy Emulator has 19″ Screen: Game Boy XXL
In the past months we’ve seen retro video game consoles based on the Raspberry Pi stuffed in ever shrinking Game Boy (or Game Boy–inspired) cases. So it’s refreshing to see the opposite for once: a huge Game Boy replica with a 19″ screen.

Swimfin Turns Your Kid into a Shark

Swimfin Turns Your Kid into a Shark
The SwimFin looks like a fun swimming aid for kids. It straps onto your child’s back to provide buoyancy and encouragement. It helps the child feel safe so that they can concentrate on moving their arms and learning their strokes.
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Samsung Announces the Iron Man Edition Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Announces the Iron Man Edition Galaxy S6 Edge
If you still can’t get enough Iron Man, between the movies and all of the other merchandise, you’ll be happy to know that Samsung has released the Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Limited Edition handset. It is available exclusively in Iron Man red and gold, which only seems fitting.

Isocase Protects Your Smartphone by Hiding It in a Tablet

Isocase Protects Your Smartphone by Hiding It in a Tablet
Here’s an interesting smartphone case with a hilariously tangential pitch. Isominds claims that their product will protect your phone, but actually Isocase’s main draw is giving you a bigger screen and battery. In other words, the case turns your phone into a tablet.

These Crystal Poke Balls Have Glowing Pokémon Inside

These Crystal Poke Balls Have Glowing Pokémon Inside
Just when you thought you had caught them all, they pull you back in. These crystal Poke Balls have 3D etched Pokémon inside that glow thanks to a LED lighted base.

Arckit: LEGO for Architects

Arckit: LEGO for Architects
Architectural models are usually made of wood, paper and foam. But the recently launched Arckit makes building scale models a lot easier and cheaper. Arckit consists of 1:48 plastic modular pieces. It’s a lot like LEGO, but instead of studs it uses pegs and small holes.

Retro Freak Multi Cartridge Console Also Rips Games: Emulator’s Wet Dream

Retro Freak Multi Cartridge Console Also Rips Games: Emulator’s Wet Dream
Game backup devices and hardware mods let you extract the data from video game cartridges into playable ROMs, but most of them require deep technical knowledge and are each compatible with only a few – if not just one – consoles.

Fridge Full of Jurassic Park Games Hits eBay

Fridge Full of Jurassic Park Games Hits eBay
Geeks can be a strange lot. Take this eBay auction. It’s for a plethora of old SNES game cartridges. The vast majority of them are all for one game. I’m not sure why you would want multiple copies of a single game, but whatevs.

Star Trek VI USS Enterprise Model Lights up and Makes Sounds

Star Trek VI USS Enterprise Model Lights up and Makes Sounds
I was a big fan of the Star Trek movies that featured the cast of the original series. Those were some of the only movies my dad would ever go to back in the ’80s, and we saw them all.

Google’s Patent-pending Robotic Stuffed Animals: Cute or Creepy?

Google’s Patent-pending Robotic Stuffed Animals: Cute or Creepy?
I just saw a post on Time.com about a patent Google has filed for a high-tech Teddy Bear. (Hey, it had to happen sooner or later.) So I clicked on the link to read the patent application and what I found was pretty darn freaky.

Monster Boxes: Package from Edwardus Lima

Monster Boxes: Package from Edwardus Lima
Unboxing videos would be a lot more fun if gadgets came inside Fine Line Leather Design’s monster boxes. Each box is handmade out of wood and leather – and sometimes fur – as well as a pair of glass eyes and sculpted teeth.

3D Printing Heads to the Kitchen

3D Printing Heads to the Kitchen
I have seen a lot of really cool stuff come out of 3D printers. But all of that was just a morsel compared to the crazed creations the ChefJet Pro from 3D Systems can churn out using food.

Morphonauts Magnetic & Modular Action Figures: Frankenfigure

Morphonauts Magnetic & Modular Action Figures: Frankenfigure
Bo Hacking’s Morphonauts are action figures for budding toy modders. They’re a series of action figures with components that attach to each other via magnets. For instance, you can get parts from these three Morphonauts… …to make this new one, without using tools and without destroying any of the three.

Fan Crafts Hearthstone Golden Card Animated Wallpapers

Fan Crafts Hearthstone Golden Card Animated Wallpapers
Hey everyone, get in here and check out these Android live wallpapers based on a couple of animation from Hearthstone‘s golden cards. Redditor daniel_mendel didn’t simply copy the animations from Blizzard’s game. He searched for pictures of the card art and then added the animated bits himself.

8-year-old Recreates ‘The Monkees’ Opening Sequence with Toys, Mostly LEGO

8-year-old Recreates ‘The Monkees’ Opening Sequence with Toys, Mostly LEGO
First of all, it warms my heart that an 8-year-old knows who The Monkees were, and that he has watched their TV show enough to know the opening sequence. You know it too, you can admit it.

Retro-futuristic Arcade Cabinet: Pixelkabinett 42

Retro-futuristic Arcade Cabinet: Pixelkabinett 42
The Pixelkabinett 42 is Love Hulten’s latest furniture inspired retro-futuristic computer. It’s a two-player arcade cabinet based on “old industrial cabinets, vintage mixing consoles and early space travel.” The cabinet itself is made of ash and American walnut.
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