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Archive for October 2015

Acoustic Holograms are Sort of Like a Star Trek Tractor Beam

Acoustic Holograms are Sort of Like a Star Trek Tractor Beam
My first glimpse at a hologram came back in the ’80s when I was in a mall in Dallas, Texas. It was a video game with holograms that had lots of mirrors was at the arcade and I thought it was awesome.

Fortune Cookies Stuffed with Cats Hit Japan

Fortune Cookies Stuffed with Cats Hit Japan
One of the highlights of eating Chinese food is the fortune cookie at the end. The fortunes usually say stupid things and give you some lotto numbers or pronunciation for Chinese words on the back. In Japan, they do fortune cookies differently. 

ThinkGeek Mega Man Hoodie: Blue Bomber Jacket

ThinkGeek Mega Man Hoodie: Blue Bomber Jacket
ThinkGeek teams up with Capcom once again to throw Mega Man fans a bone in the form of an officially licensed hoodie. The hood has helmet details sewn on, while the left arm sleeve has the Mega Blaster’s lights printed on it.

Metal Gear Rising Raiden Cosplay: Jack the Cosplayer

Metal Gear Rising Raiden Cosplay: Jack the Cosplayer
Masazi. A woman forced to become inhuman. Okay not really, but damn she makes being a tortured cyborg look awesome. The veteran cosplayer and her friends made this kickass Raiden suit complete with moving helmet parts and those weird hoof heels.

Chocolate Dinosaur Fossils: Jurassic Hershey Park

Chocolate Dinosaur Fossils: Jurassic Hershey Park
If you have a sweet tooth for dinosaurs and prehistoric fossils, food artist Sarah Hardy sells these cool chocolate fossils. At present, you can choose from a T. Rex tooth made from Ecuadorian milk chocolate and a Megalodon shark tooth made from 72% dark chocolate.

Fallout Beer: AKA Sip-Boy 3000

Fallout Beer: AKA Sip-Boy 3000
Fans of the video game Fallout will soon have their own special brew – Fallout brand beer. I guess Bethesda thought you weren’t drunk enough while wandering the wasteland, so they have teamed up with Danish brewery Carlsberg to create this special beer.

AIG Will Insure Your Drone

AIG Will Insure Your Drone
One time I was out at the racetrack and there was a videographer there filming footage of cars for some TV show. His drone was super fancy and had a high-end video camera underneath it. It went wonky and suddenly climbed to what seemed like a thousand feet and tumbled into the distance.

Lenin Statue in Ukraine Transformed into Darth Vader: Darth Lenin

Lenin Statue in Ukraine Transformed into Darth Vader: Darth Lenin
So apparently, the Dark Side of the Force has transformed a statue of Vladimir Lenin into Darth Vader in Odessa, Ukraine. Apparently, a recent government ban has outlawed old communist symbols. As Lenin was one of the most commie of the communists in Russia, his statue has been altered.

DIY Mad Max Power Wheels War Rig: Fuwy Woad

DIY Mad Max Power Wheels War Rig: Fuwy Woad
Cory and Jeremy Newton-Smith are famous for making geeky Halloween rides for their son Cooper. After the DeLorean time machine and the Ecto-1, Cooper’s next ride is one we should all witness: the War Rig from Mad Max: Fury Road.

Star Wars Scented Candles: The Light Side of the Dark Side of the Force

Star Wars Scented Candles: The Light Side of the Dark Side of the Force
Just because you’re a bad guy doesn’t mean your lair has to literally stink. Clean up your act with Etsy seller Zeitgaiss’ unofficial Star Wars scented candles. They come in three variants: Darth Vader, Stormtrooper and Royal Imperial Guard.

Motus Motion-based Synthesizer: Shake it Off

Motus Motion-based Synthesizer: Shake it Off
A few days ago we talked about Mogees, a tiny digital musical instrument that triggers sound by vibration. The Motus is another unorthodox yet intuitive portable instrument. It lets you create or trigger sounds by motion.

Guy Sweeps His Patio Using a Drone

Guy Sweeps His Patio Using a Drone
We are always complaining that we should have robots that will do our chores by now. Well, the truth is that we do, we just have to think outside of the box. Why not let your drone do some cleaning for you.

Darth Vader Stocking Holder Finds Your Lack of Oranges Disturbing

Darth Vader Stocking Holder Finds Your Lack of Oranges Disturbing
One of the things I remember most about Christmas stockings growing up was how the stockings were packed with oranges and walnuts. We were never fruit eaters growing up and mostly all we did with those oranges was throw them at each other.

Colin Furze Builds Working Assassin’s Creed Rope Launcher, Hidden Blade

Colin Furze Builds Working Assassin’s Creed Rope Launcher, Hidden Blade
I wasn’t such a fan of the early titles in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, but I was a huge fan of Black Flag. Mostly I like to cruise around on my pirate ship and sink people for grins.

This Japanese Hotel Is Run by Robots

This Japanese Hotel Is Run by Robots
We all know that Japan is crazy about robots. They have robots to care for the elderly, robots that sell them stuff, robots, robots, robots. All marching along toward the apocalypse where they will be the only beings walking the Earth.

Metal Gear Solid V & Fallout T-Shirt: Vault Boss

Metal Gear Solid V & Fallout T-Shirt: Vault Boss
TeePublic member Mdk7 played Vault Boy like a damn fiddle, turning him into a Metal Gear Solid V mascot in this awesome mashup. Even Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima approved of his new recruit, retweeting Bezzle-ution’s shot of the t-shirt.

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