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Archive for October 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Go-Kart: Another Wonderful Toy

Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Go-Kart: Another Wonderful Toy
The Batmobile is one of those vehicles that we geeks dream of driving. Sadly, most of us will never know the joy of being pulled over in Batman’s ride and having to explain things to the cops.

Radio Rifle Used to Disable Drones

Radio Rifle Used to Disable Drones
Some people love drones, and other hate them because of privacy and safety concerns. If you are a drone hater, you are going to love this. The Battelle DroneDefender is a rifle that is designed to take over radio control of drones so you can bring them to the ground.

Lumen Heat-Powered Flashlight: Human-powered Torch

Lumen Heat-Powered Flashlight: Human-powered Torch
A couple of years ago, we featured a teenager who invented a flashlight that runs on body heat. The Lumen flashlight is the exact same idea, albeit one that will be mass produced. Lumen uses a 5mm Cree LED that produces 3000 microcandela of light.

Darth Vader Silicone Oven Mitt for Dark Side Cookies

Darth Vader Silicone Oven Mitt for Dark Side Cookies
I’d think if Darth Vader was cooking he would simply use The Force to float his fresh-baked cookies out of the oven. He would have no need for an oven mitt. On the other hand, us mere mortals need an oven mitt to take our scorching hot eats from the oven.

Ergonomic Wooden Coffee Mug Solves a Problem You Didn’t Know You Had

Ergonomic Wooden Coffee Mug Solves a Problem You Didn’t Know You Had
If there’s one thing that most of us have in common, it is our love for coffee. For some of us it is a need. Well now you can have that morning cup in this ergonomic wooden coffee cup from VEASOON.

Prototype Software Autocompletes Hand-drawn Animation: AutoCAA

Prototype Software Autocompletes Hand-drawn Animation: AutoCAA
A group of scientists have come up with a system that makes hand-drawn animation much less tedious for novices. Their software analyzes your drawing in real time and then shows an overlay of what you might want to draw next, giving you the option to accept or reject its suggestions.

Back to the Future Cafes Hit Japan

Back to the Future Cafes Hit Japan
We celebrate Back to the Future Day today, October 21, 2015, which was the date on the dash of the DeLorean time machine when Marty and Doc arrived in the future. I still don’t have my Hoverboard, and thankfully, cars don’t look as ridiculous as they did in the movie.

Back to the Future II: DIY Auto Adjusting Jacket

Back to the Future II: DIY Auto Adjusting Jacket
Back to the Future day is upon us this week, and we’ve had all manner of fun gadgets and gimmicks pop up to celebrate the 2015 arrival of Marty and Doc in Back to the Future Part II.

Artist Transforms Parent’s House into a Monster

Artist Transforms Parent’s House into a Monster
If you want to decorate your home for Halloween you can always fill the yard with creepy zombies and ghosts, along with some fog. But nothing makes a statement like turning your entire house into a giant monster.

R2-D2 Cupcake Pan: The Cakes You’re Looking for

R2-D2 Cupcake Pan: The Cakes You’re Looking for
This has been a big week for Star Wars fans, with the trailer for The Force Awakens having been released. You can also buy tickets now to go and see the flick, and if you plan to see it in the weeks after launch, you had better order tickets now.

Mondo Clones Jurassic Park’s Icons and Revives Them as Pins

Mondo Clones Jurassic Park’s Icons and Revives Them as Pins
Pop culture purveryor Mondo dusted off a handful of icons and drawings from the film Jurassic Park and will be releasing them today as limited edition enamel pins. There are four designs: the movie’s logo, Mr.

Fully Functional LEGO Safe Protects Your Bricks

Fully Functional LEGO Safe Protects Your Bricks
When I was a kid, I used to get mad when my brother would take off with my LEGO wheels. He would leave them lying around and I’d end up with a car that had only two wheels.

DIY Fallout-inspired Tube Radio PC Casemod Plays More than Just Galaxy News

DIY Fallout-inspired Tube Radio PC Casemod Plays More than Just Galaxy News
Popular YouTube gamer Robbaz scratched his Fallout 4 itch by turning an 1940s GE Musaphonic 221 AM radio into a case for his new PC. He also made replicas of Fallout food items to complete his desktop setup.

iMac Turned into Most Expensive Corkboard Ever

iMac Turned into Most Expensive Corkboard Ever
I have to say, this corkboard made with an old iMac is probably the coolest corkboard I’ve ever seen because it is not what you expect. This is the perfect way to recycle that old iMac and make it useful once again.

Lobster Motorcycle: Prawn to Be Wild

Lobster Motorcycle: Prawn to Be Wild
Don’t be shell-shocked when you see this Lobster motorcycle customized by leather artist Timothee “Timo” Richard. Tino is clearly the master and not an a-prawn-tice. Sorry. The leather work alone cost $6,000, and that’s not counting the bike itself.

AirConsole Browser Based Video Game Platform: Bronsole

AirConsole Browser Based Video Game Platform: Bronsole
PC gamers have a ton of options, from simple Flash games to wallet-emptying simulators. Swiss company N-Dream AG believes it can carve a new niche for itself by providing an idiotproof way to enjoy multiplayer party games on PCs.

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