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Archive for February 2016

Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Runs On An Actual Game Boy: Nestendo

Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Runs On An Actual Game Boy: Nestendo
We’ve seen a couple of huge Game Boy replicas, but they were actually running off of a Raspberry Pi. With the help of Parker Dillman aka The Longhorn Engineer, The Ben Heck Show was able to connect a Game Boy to a VGA monitor to create a nearly 7:1 scale replica.

Deal: Save up to 22% on the iKlips iOS Flash Drive

Deal: Save up to 22% on the iKlips iOS Flash Drive
Find yourself running out of space on your phone or tablet? Expand the capacity of your iOS gadgets, and easily transport data between your devices with the iKlips Flash Drive. This compact solid state flash drive adds 32GB to 128GB of extra memory to your gadgets when you plug it into your Lightning port.
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IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out

IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out
Reki Kawahara’s popular light novel and anime series Sword Art Online is about a group of gamers who become trapped in a virtual reality fantasy MMORPG. The gamers wore headsets that connected to their brain, stimulating all of their senses to create an extremely realistic experience.

The Official X-files Coloring Book: The Truth Is Inside the Lines

The Official X-files Coloring Book: The Truth Is Inside the Lines
The mini-series finale of The X-Files airs this Sunday, so it is the perfect time to grab this official The X-Files Coloring Book from IAm8Bit. I want to believe, but I’m just not a good colorer.

Romulan Ale Will Cure What Ails You

Romulan Ale Will Cure What Ails You
I’ve watched enough Star Trek over the years to know if you want to get good and snookered, Romulan Ale is the drink you want. Sure, it’s a fake drink from a fictional race, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get hammered on your own Romulan Ale.

Millennium Falcon Leather Purse: Milleathery Falcon

Millennium Falcon Leather Purse: Milleathery Falcon
San Francisco-based costume designer Mikaela Holmes created this amazing Millennium Falcon purse which does the Kessel run in record parsecs and will also carry all of your accessories. It is the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy or on your hip.

Thermal Unmasked Predator Bank: Over Heeeere

Thermal Unmasked Predator Bank: Over Heeeere
I am a big Predator fan. Last weekend I was trying to Watch Alien vs. Predator: Requiem. It sounds like such an awesome premise, and then the movie sucks balls. Like most of you, I still like the original Predator with Arnold the best.

The Pnitty Mouse Feels Like a Cat or Dog Paw

The Pnitty Mouse Feels Like a Cat or Dog Paw
Oh Japan, is there no end to your wackiness? No. There is not. That’s okay. That’s just the way we like it. Japanese inventors have done it again. They have created a computer mouse with a pad that simulates the feeling of pressing against the gentle paw of a six-month-old puppy or kitten.

Dragon Ball Z Action Figure Lamps: Lamelamelaaaamp!

Dragon Ball Z Action Figure Lamps: Lamelamelaaaamp!
Etsy store LitUpInteriorDesign makes lamps out of used objects and toys. Some of their best designs involve Dragon Ball Z action figures, where the bulb is set up in such a way that they stand in for the characters’ energy attack.

The Legend of Zelda Title Screen Blanket: A Stitch Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda Title Screen Blanket: A Stitch Between Worlds
Link, Princess Zelda and the rest of The Legend of Zelda series turned 30 yesterday, so I thought I’d look for a Zelda-related item as a birthday present. I didn’t have to look far, thanks to Sprite Stitch forum member rufusdampfer, who crocheted this awesome blanket that depicts the title screen from the first game in the series.

Kyoto Café Offers Cat Parfaits: Catfaits

Kyoto Café Offers Cat Parfaits: Catfaits
In Japan, odd foods are nothing new. In fact, odd seems to be the norm. We don’t get much of the whimsy that Japan likes here in the states. Take these cute and tasty looking cat parfaits.

James Corden Wants to Be Deadpool’s Sidekick

James Corden Wants to Be Deadpool’s Sidekick
Lots of super heroes have sidekicks. Batman has Robin for instance. So far, Deadpool doesn’t have a sidekick, but James Corden, host of the Late Late Show, really wants the job. So Corden sat down with Ryan Reynolds to try and persuade him to create a new sidekick role.

Teach Your Kids the ABC’s with Star Wars: ABC-3PO

Teach Your Kids the ABC’s with Star Wars: ABC-3PO
Teach your kids their ABCs in a fun way thanks to this new book called Star Wars: ABC-3PO. Now they will be learning the letters of the alphabet in the geekiest ways possible. The book was written by Calliope Glass and Caitlin Kennedy and has illustrations by Katie Cook.

Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1

Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1
Last October we checked out a fascinating animation technique that transfers facial movements from one person to another in real-time. Disney Research’s FaceDirector on the other hand blends two different takes of an actor’s face into one customizable performance.

Singing Skull Piggy Bank: The Skull of the Bard

Singing Skull Piggy Bank: The Skull of the Bard
Redditor qvm has a new motivation to save coins, and perhaps even earn some. They made a piggy bank with a fake skull on it that sings a song when you insert a coin. A servo attached to the inside of the skull moves its jaw as the song plays. 

DIY RC Rover: All Extra-Terrestrial Terrain Vehicle

DIY RC Rover: All Extra-Terrestrial Terrain Vehicle
Last year we checked out Misha Larkin’s remote-controlled Curiosity-inspired rover. He’s been improving his model’s design and recently shared what he has so far. Misha’s earlier design had repurposed parts such as the shock absorbers, which were made of syringes.
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