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Archive for February 2016

Need a Laptop for College? Here’s our Top Picks for 2016

Need a Laptop for College? Here’s our Top Picks for 2016
We get it – four years is a long time to have the same laptop, especially with all the upgrades and new models available today. If you need a new college laptop (or even your first), it’s important to pick a great computer that will last as long as you need it to…and that can handle your unique workload.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Announces Batman and Superman Outfits: Bearman

Build-A-Bear Workshop Announces Batman and Superman Outfits: Bearman
It looks like Build-A-Bear is getting in on the Batman v Superman craze. The custom toy show is releasing new Superman and Batman bears, costumes, and even a bear-sized plush Batmobile. These are great for cubs and adults.
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The Free Hug Sofa Gives You Hugs All Day Long

The Free Hug Sofa Gives You Hugs All Day Long
Hugs are awesome. Humans need that kind of physical contact, especially when we are lonely or sad. Hugs really make everything better. Even animals do it. That’s probably why designer Eun Kyoung Lee created this piece of furniture for the A’ Design Award and Competition.

Pocketstrike Blaster Lets You Conceal and Carry Your NERF

Pocketstrike Blaster Lets You Conceal and Carry Your NERF
Most people prefer their NERF gun wars to be out in the open, but if you prefer some stealth and the element of surprise, check out the new NERF N-Strike Elite Pocketstrike Blaster. Now you can be a scruffy looking NERF-herder and no one will know.

Game Pipe Shuffles Steam Games Between Drives or Computers: Condenser

Game Pipe Shuffles Steam Games Between Drives or Computers: Condenser
One of the most tedious parts of setting up a new computer is transferring your files and applications from your old computer. If you’re a gamer, that process becomes even more tedious depending on how many games you want to move or re-download.

Corephotonics Dual Camera for Smartphones: Hitting One Bird with Two Stones

Corephotonics Dual Camera for Smartphones: Hitting One Bird with Two Stones
LG’s new premiere smartphone, the G5, has a second rear camera for wide angle shots. But Corephotonics’ new smartphone module shoots with its two cameras at once. It then uses the company’s proprietary software to merge the two pictures and create a significantly improved single image.

The 700 Pickle Whopper is Brine-tastic

The 700 Pickle Whopper is Brine-tastic
I really like pickles. Growing up my friends and I would snack on big bowls of them frequently, and I was even a bit of a pickle making master. My pickle seasoning process involved mostly sprinkling some of everything my dad had in the spice cabinet on the pickles and eating up.

Secret Mortal Kombat Arcade Menus Discovered 20+ Years Later: Finish HIM!

Secret Mortal Kombat Arcade Menus Discovered 20+ Years Later: Finish HIM!
Mortal Kombat was one of the most popular games in the arcade back in the day. It seemed like every time I went I ended up standing in line to play. I can also remember entering lots of cheat codes on the Super Nintendo version, I still remember one cheat code as up, down, left, right, left, right, A,B, B, A – but I forget what game it was for.

Boston Dynamics ATLAS Robot Gets an Upgrade

Boston Dynamics ATLAS Robot Gets an Upgrade
Boston Dynamics has released a video demonstrating a new upgraded version of its upright walking ATLAS robot. It’s still scary as hell and marches us one step closer to a robot controlled Earth. Watch as it leaves the robot facility all on it’s own and opens the door to go outside – without human permission.

500,000 Brick LEGO Death Star at LEGOLand Windsor

500,000 Brick LEGO Death Star at LEGOLand Windsor
This 500,000 brick LEGO Death Star can be found at LEGOLand in Windsor UK. Can you even imagine how much time and effort it took to build? Well, I’ll tell you. It took 15 model makers three months to build it and it weighs about 1,900 pounds.

DIY Weighted Storage Cube End Table: For Ratman’s Den

DIY Weighted Storage Cube End Table: For Ratman’s Den
Redditor fetchbeer can now push Super Buttons and have someone to talk to when he’s going crazy. They made an end table that looks like the Weighted Storage Cube from Portal. The cube is made of MDF and foamboard and is lit from the inside with RGB LEDs.

Aliens M41A1 Pulse Rifle Replica: Kill the Queen

Aliens M41A1 Pulse Rifle Replica: Kill the Queen
I can remember to this day how scared I was the first time I watched Aliens growing up. That movie was so cool I couldn’t look away, but I certainly didn’t sleep much that night. I remember ol’ Brown Bess from the movie, even though that rifle didn’t save the Marines.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Vinyl Record Box Set: Rounder on the Inside

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Vinyl Record Box Set: Rounder on the Inside
Growing up, I was a big fan of ’80s TV shows like the Dukes of Hazzard, Magnum P.I. and a slew of others. In fact, I had the vinyl album of Mike Post theme songs from a bunch of those shows and jammed that record all the time.

ReFlex Flexible Smartphone: Bend Test This

ReFlex Flexible Smartphone: Bend Test This
For years now, display manufacturers like LG and Samsung have been teasing flexible displays by creating mobile devices that can be folded to be more portable. But researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab show us that flexible displays can also lead to novel yet intuitive ways of interacting with devices.

These Cookies Look Like Cats Sitting in Sinks

These Cookies Look Like Cats Sitting in Sinks
Cats will sit anywhere and take a nap as long as that area is about the size of their body. They especially love sinks for some reason, which is weird because they hate water. In fact, cats sitting in sinks is an epidemic.

Guy Turned a Garden Shovel into a One-string Electric Guitar

Guy Turned a Garden Shovel into a One-string Electric Guitar
We’ve seen all kinds of homemade guitars around here, but I don’t think we have ever seen a shovel turned into a guitar before. Check out this this video of musician Rob Scallon as he actually rocks out with his Shovelcaster.
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