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Archive for October 2015

Guardians of the Rorschach Test

Guardians of the Rorschach Test
If you have ever watched a movie where they hold up ink spots to see what crazy folks can make of them, you are familiar with a Rorschach test. Look at the image below and see what you make of it.

New Amiga 1200 Case Has Expansion Slots and Different Colors: Hull Overhaul

New Amiga 1200 Case Has Expansion Slots and Different Colors: Hull Overhaul
Still playing or messing with the good old Amiga 1200? Then check out Philippe Lang’s Kickstarter. Philippe and his crew at A1200 are working on new cases for Commodore’s classic computer. Not only do they dress up the 1200’s old bones in new colors, the cases will also have slots for add-ons and expansions.

Diego-San Robot Baby Smiles, Learns, Eats Souls

Diego-San Robot Baby Smiles, Learns, Eats Souls
If Hector from Saturn 3 mounted the Atlas robot and had a baby, I think Diego-San is exactly what their love child would look like. It’s intensely creepy with its chubby-cheeked smiling face and mechanical body.

Han Cholo Lightsaber Earrings: The Pierce Awakens

Han Cholo Lightsaber Earrings: The Pierce Awakens
King of geeky jewelry Han Cholo recently shared these swanky officially-licensed Star Wars lightsaber earrings. They’re made of 14k gold-plated sterling silver and can be customized upon request. Han Cholo sells the earrings for $100 (USD).

Real-Time Facial Expression Transfer: Virtual Face/Off

Real-Time Facial Expression Transfer: Virtual Face/Off
In the near future, you may be able to make yourself speak in any language, or have video proof of your friend saying he loves to eat poop. It’s all thanks to a new tracking and animation system that can transfer the facial movements of one person into a photorealistic CGI rendering of another person’s face, all in real time.

Metal Gear Solid V Idol Girl Cosplay Will Mesmerize Your Enemies

Metal Gear Solid V Idol Girl Cosplay Will Mesmerize Your Enemies
CP this is Delta 2! Spotted signs of kawaii, I’m going to check it out! Redditor zetarn shares this shot of a snake in idol’s clothing. It’s Venom Snake hiding in a cardboard box that he decorated with an idol girl poster.

DIY 3D Printed Portable Hybrid Railgun: Harder to Obtain than Sleeper Simulant

DIY 3D Printed Portable Hybrid Railgun: Harder to Obtain than Sleeper Simulant
The railgun is one of the most popular sci-fi weapons, perhaps eclipsed only by the lightsaber and anything with lasers on it. Part of its appeal is that it’s based on real physics. It could exist, and it does exist! 

Programmable, Mechanical & Split Keyboard: Ultimate Hacking Keyboard

Programmable, Mechanical & Split Keyboard: Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
What are you looking for in a keyboard? Comfort? Feel? Functionality? The folks at Ultimate Gadget Labs believe they’ve created the only keyboard you’ll need. It may even replace your mouse. They call it the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard.

Star Trek Delta Logo Auto Coasters Boldly Protect Cup Holders

Star Trek Delta Logo Auto Coasters Boldly Protect Cup Holders
I’m not a big user of coasters in the house because I think they are pretty dumb. In the car, I feel a bit differently. It always seems the condensation from my ocean of soda in the morning runs down the side of the cup and ends up making some sort of unremovable paste in the cup holder of my car.

LEGO Lovelace & Babbage Computer Set: Imaginative Engine

LEGO Lovelace & Babbage Computer Set: Imaginative Engine
The Analytical Engine would have been the first general purpose computer, but inventor Charles Babbage never finished it. Still, the man’s a genius and a pioneer, and so is his friend, mathematician Ada Lovelace. She wrote the first documented computer program for the Analytical Engine, though of course she never got to see it run.

Burger King HA1loween Whopper has a Black Bun

Burger King HA1loween Whopper has a Black Bun
I’m not sure how exactly I have missed the black Whopper that Burger King is selling during Halloween so far. It’s probably because I am a Whataburger man and leave lesser burgers for the plebs. The black Whopper gets its black bun color in part from the A1 steak sauce flavor in the bun.

Star Wars BB-8 Backpack: Roller Bag

Star Wars BB-8 Backpack: Roller Bag
Star Wars fans looking for something cute to keep all your stuff together, check out this sweet backpack. The bag looks BB-8, the rolling robot from The Force Awakens. His head is stuffed so only his rotund body actually holds gear.

Become A War Boy This Halloween

Become A War Boy This Halloween
Mad Max: Fury Road was such an awesome movie, and if you want to relive the excitement, what better way than actually becoming a War Boy? Drive on the Fury Road this Halloween in style, with the help of this handy tutorial.

DIY Device Sends 220V to USB Ports: USB Killer

DIY Device Sends 220V to USB Ports: USB Killer
One of the simplest and most destructive running gags among tinkerers is the so-called killer. It’s a peripheral cable spliced with a power plug. The idea is to fry the circuits connected to the port – e.g.

Mogees Turns Any Object Into Any Musical Instrument: Play All the Things!

Mogees Turns Any Object Into Any Musical Instrument: Play All the Things!
There are different gadgets that can turn bodies, steering wheels or food into musical instruments. Now you can turn pretty much any rigid solid object into an instrument using just one device: Mogees. Mogees consists of a very sensitive contact microphone and an iOS app.

Blocks Modular Smartwatch Annihilates Kickstarter Goal

Blocks Modular Smartwatch Annihilates Kickstarter Goal
Almost exactly a year ago, I talked about a modular smartwatch idea that was in the works called Blocks. What we didn’t know at the time was exactly when the product would come to market. A year later, you can now order the Blocks modular smartwatch and we know when the watch is supposed to ship.

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