As we gear up for the The Force Awakens to hit theaters, everyone is getting excited, and Star Wars stuff is turning up everywhere. I really like it when lightsabers pop up in weird places that have nothing to do with Star Wars.
Bulletproof glass is an awesome invention; it protects VIPs all around the world from being killed by bad guys looking to do them harm. While that glass does a fantastic job of protecting from bullets, it’s clearly no match for an rocket-propelled grenade.
The world of action movies and video games tells me that RPGs are just lying around everywhere and bad guys always have them.
Would you pay $80 for a laser pointer? It won’t even fit in your pants or help you pretend you’re Iron Man. But the Obi could keep pets off your back, and entertain them when you don’t have the energy or even when you’re not around.
You control Studio Neat’s laser pointer with a mobile app.
In the future, your home theater might need to be outside of your actual home. A collaboration between research group Fraunhofer and the Max Planck Institute’s Biological Cybernetics group has led to the creation of a cable robot perfectly suited to vehicle simulations.
The robot is made of up to eight steel cables, winches, a racing seat and a custom made 176 lb.
Well this is terrifying. Every time I think that the mad scientists have given up and gone home I find another monstrosity that they have unleashed upon the world. In this case we have a robot dog who is packing a surprise – drone that it launches from it’s back.
So now robots are riding other robots and using them as launchpads.
Back in the day, the only way I could watch Star Trek: The Next Generation on local networks was to stay up really late. Those were the days well before DVRs, and no one in my house was qualified to program a VCR, so you watched it when it aired or you missed it altogether.
You’ve been saving up those Nuka Cola caps, waiting for something cool to spend them on. It’s time to cash in with these cool new Fallout and Skyrim toys. Leave it to Funko to deliver some awesome toys for two of the best game franchises of all time.
These $20 action figures will be part of Funko’s “Legacy Collection” toys like their Firefly and Game of Thrones offerings, but this time the series is focused on Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
For starters, you can get the default Vault 101 “Lone Wanderer” and the Dovahkiin, and also the Power Armour worn by the Brotherhood of Steel, and the Daedric plate worn by Daedra Warriors.
eBay seller andyshinkage came up with a simple but brilliant way to turn used skateboard decks into wall lights. He makes custom bulb mounts that fit where the trucks used to be so he can place 12W LED bulbs right where the wheels would go.
Head to eBay to bid on andyshinkage’s wares.
I like waffles, video games, and computers so this is a trifecta for me. Nexon is a company that makes video games and it has a computer museum in South Korea. At that museum is a café that serves up some very cool treats for visitors to snack on.
One of those cool treats is a waffle that is shaped like a keyboard.
Selfies. A vile habit for the vain? Or just a fun way to be forever alone? Maybe both. Selfies jumped the shark a long time ago with such products as the Selfie Stick. Just when you thought the selfie accessories could not get any stranger, along comes the Selfie Spoon.
You have to eat.
Who needs Willy Wonka when we live in an age where we can 3D print our own candy? It won’t be long before we are making our own everlasting gobstoppers as well as other candy creations that were once strictly the domain of Wonka himself.
Growing up, I loved Star Wars. I had the Star Wars sheets, all the toys, and wanted a real lightsaber so bad I could taste it. My parents weren’t craftsy, and didn’t build anything and I feel so gypped, after seeing what Redditor Ghostfaceace built for his son.
This kid is going to be the envy of the neighborhood because his bed looks like Luke’s Landspeeder.
Synthesized music can now sound less synthesized with the latest voice bank for Yamaha’s Vocaloid software. Announced earlier this year, the Cyber Diva is the first library to have an American English female voice.
Here’s a sample of a song created with the Cyber Diva and the new Vocaloid 4 Editor:
While she still doesn’t sound like a real person, Cyber Diva is still a massive upgrade to earlier Vocaloids like Lola…
Yamaha also said that the voice bank comes with a feature called Growl Expression that gives the samples a “harsher, gruff tone.”
Chevrolet’s PR team can go wild with their press releases on a daily basis if they can get their hands on Tom Scott’s gargantuan setup. The YouTuber remapped the keys on 14 computer keyboards to stand for all of the emoji he could get his hands on, made the appropriate sticker legend for each key and then hooked up all the keyboards to one computer.
Behold the insanity:
It’s a shame there’s no computer keyboard emoji.