It would suck to have a job where you had to wear a tie all the time. I’ve had to wear ties on occasion before and that sucked bad enough. With Father’s Day coming up, you might be on the lookout for something to give dad that is geeky and cool.
The other day I was talking with a co-worker about cool TV shows and he proceeded to start to tell me how cool Breaking Bad was. Before I could tell him I watched the entire series he says, “And at the end the guy dies of cancer.”
One of the more whimsical parts of Mad Max: Fury Road is the so-called “Doof Warrior” and his rock and roll rig on wheels. I especially loved the massive stack of amps and speakers, and the ridiculous bungee thing he was swinging from.
Late last year I talked a bit about a pair of robotic arms that had a sword fight. It was pretty awesome to see them battle it out to the with swords. This time out we have a robot with a katana sword and this ‘bot is totally a Fruit Ninja.
In fact, this robot is accurate enough with its sword to slice a pea pod in half.
What’s the greatest thing since sliced bread? Sliced and toasted bread. At the suggestion of one of his viewers, the mad inventor Colin Furze made a knife – a saw? – that toasts as you cut the bread.
The knife toasts bread thanks to its quick heating blade, so the Furzo Toasto can also toast bread that’s already been sliced, as well as melt butter over bread.
It’s a me! Steampunk Mario. This awesome steampunk version of our favorite plumber was created by Rodrigo Marckezini. Apparently this Mario and his brother Luigi were servicing pipes back in the late 1800s.
Tiny Hamster has evolved into a Kaiju and he will not stop until he has eaten everything in sight and stomped every building to ashes. It’s mayhem in the streets. carnage even. But cute carnage. Adorable even.
Seriously this hamster goes crazy, eating up the entire city.
I’ve never really followed comic books much. I know it sounds sacrilege, but I’d not heard of Deadpool until Ryan Reynolds played him in X-Men Origins: Wolverine a few years back. I’m really looking forward to the Deadpool movie when it hits theaters.
Remember when Marty and Doc travel back to the future and arrive less than five months from now on October 21st, 2015? Doc tells Marty to pull out his pants pockets because in the future all the kids wear their pants inside out.
Check out these videos showing Costco’s pizza sauce machines in action. It’s mesmerizing stuff. Kinda hypnotic. My god, it makes me hungry. But it keeps missing that spot right in the center. I don’t know about you, but I demand full sauce coverage on my pizza.
Still, it’s the best turntable I’ve ever seen.
Don’t touch. That should be the motto of Google’s new technology that allows people to control many of their favorite devices without ever laying a hand on them.
Dubbed Project Soli, it’s a radar-based system that allows people to do things like rub their fingers together or tap their fingers in order to interact with the machines they love.
Haier’s Aqua brand recently unveiled the lazy person’s astromech. It’s a life-size and remote controlled R2-D2 that doubles as a refrigerator. In Soviet Star Wars, drinks come to you.
The toy’s head also swivels and it emits Artoo’s trademark bleeps and bloops.
Fans of destroying things to see what happens will enjoy this fun video of YouTuber The Backyard Scientist pouring molten aluminum into a giant lava lamp – just to see what happens. Because it’s fun and possibly explosive.
I’m not sure how he came up with the idea and decided that he needed to pour molten aluminum into it, but I’m glad he did.
Passively amplified speakers come in all shapes and sizes, but industrial designer Steffen Kehrle’s installation is notable not only for its looks, but for its source of sound. While most passive speakers amplify the sound from a mobile device, Steffen’s Speaker consists of five cones that boost the sound from headphones.
Steffen made Speaker for headphone maker Master & Dynamic.