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Archive for October 2015

Make Your Own Glowing Masking Tape Mummy Hands

Make Your Own Glowing Masking Tape Mummy Hands
Halloween is the perfect time for some scary and frightening DIY projects. If you are looking for a cool project this year, I would suggest these glowing masking tape mummy hands. They are easy to make and look pretty scary too.

Best Buy Has a Robot Salesperson

Best Buy Has a Robot Salesperson
Here’s another job that robots have taken – Best Buy employee. That’s right, Best Buy is experimenting with full automation, at least when it comes to selling old media like CDs and DVDs. This New York City Best Buy store has a row of ATM-like kiosks in front of a glassed-in compartment.

UmbraCity Umbrella Sharing Service Has You Covered

UmbraCity Umbrella Sharing Service Has You Covered
Last August, the University of British Columbia (UBC) became the first location to have a semi-automated umbrella sharing service, thanks to a new company called UmbraCity. The photo below shows UmbraCity co-founders Amir Entezari (left) and Babak Asad beside one of their self-service kiosks.

Cthulhu Yahtzee: Cthulhtzee

Cthulhu Yahtzee: Cthulhtzee
I’m a fan of board games and have been since I was a kid. I particularly like special editions of board games that bring a new dimension to the traditional game. This Cthulhu version of Yahtzee is a perfect example.

Official LEGO Doctor Who TARDIS Set Coming Soon

Official LEGO Doctor Who TARDIS Set Coming Soon
Doctor Who fans will want to check out this awesome LEGO announcement. The LEGO Facebook page has made it clear than an official TARDIS building set is coming soon. We have seen DIY TARDIS sets over the years, and many of them are much more complex than the official set we see in this image.

Valve Employee Proposes Using Virtual Reality: Second Life

Valve Employee Proposes Using Virtual Reality: Second Life
Valve employee Chandler Murch used Valve and HTC’s Vive virtual reality system to propose to his now fiancé Kelly Tortorice, who shared photos of the proposal on her Facebook page. Kelly said Chandler asked her to test Steam VR demos at Valve’s headquarters, which she did initially, “then suddenly, a virtual engagement ring started floating [her] way.”

Death Star Chip & Dip Bowls: That’s No Serving Piece!

Death Star Chip & Dip Bowls: That’s No Serving Piece!
So you’re having a Star Wars movie marathon, and you have to serve snacks. What do you serve them in? Only these Star Wars Death Star Chip & Dip Bowls will do. It is the ultimate power in the universe when it comes to chip and dip action and it is fully operational.

Jack-o-Lantern Spouts Freaky Green Flames

Jack-o-Lantern Spouts Freaky Green Flames
This may be the coolest jack-o-lantern I have seen so far this year. It comes from Imgur user Mikepants, who carved it like a normal Halloween pumpkin with a super creepy grin and eyes. He then used chemistry to take things a step further using fire.

Tetris-shaped Storage Benches: Stack and Sit

Tetris-shaped Storage Benches: Stack and Sit
CromaleonStorage can be a real challenge in any home, especially when you live in a small place, or if your kids have tons of toys. Well, these Tetris storage benches from Cromaleon are a geeky and nice looking solution.

SNES Controller External Battery: Super Famicharge

SNES Controller External Battery: Super Famicharge
Last January, we checked out Columbus Circle’s external battery and microSD card reader that looks just like a Famicom controller, down to the clickable buttons. Turns out it’s called a Retcon Battery, meaning Retro Controller Battery.

Robo Wunderkind Modular Robot Kit: Snaptron

Robo Wunderkind Modular Robot Kit: Snaptron
Robo Wunderkind aims to do for robots what littleBits and other newbie-friendly electronic kits are doing for gadgets. Made by Robo Technologies Inc., the robot kit is made of modules that snap together with the help of a simple adapter.

Review: NuForce BE6 Bluetooth Wireless Earphones

Review: NuForce BE6 Bluetooth Wireless Earphones
NuForce recently became part of the Optoma family of products, and is now offering the first of its new headphones, the BE6. These compact earphones offer Bluetooth connectivity, so they’re great for athletes and anyone else who doesn’t want to be bothered by a cord when listening to their tunes.

Hulkbuster Costume is Ready to Take on a Hulk Cosplayer

Hulkbuster Costume is Ready to Take on a Hulk Cosplayer
Veteran costume maker Thomas DePetrillo aka Extreme Costumes recently showed off his take on Iron Man’s Hulkbuster suit. The costume is 9’6″ tall and 6’6″ wide and has LED lights and eye lasers. Tom said it took him about $3,000 (USD) and a total of 1,600 hours spread out over two years to make the costume.

Gal Gadot Wonder Woman Statue Has a Lasso of Hotness

Gal Gadot Wonder Woman Statue Has a Lasso of Hotness
If you are a fan of the latest flicks in the Fast and Furious franchise, you might be familiar with Gal Gadot. She is smoking hot and will play Wonder Woman in the Batman v. Superman flick that is coming in 2016.

Stormtrooper Star Wars Cufflinks: Imperial Formal

Stormtrooper Star Wars Cufflinks: Imperial Formal
These Stormtrooper Star Wars Cufflinks will add some nice Imperial flair to your attire at your next Dark Side meeting or any other occasion. This pair of heads look great and they let everyone know that you mean business.

Back to the Future DeLorean Golf Cart: 8.8 Holes per Hour

Back to the Future DeLorean Golf Cart: 8.8 Holes per Hour
Dual Divisions gave golfing a pretty heavy dose of geekery with its modded Back to the Future-themed golf cart. Red Deer College commissioned the cart for its 30th annual golf tournament, thereby commissioning it for all its annual golf tournaments.

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