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DIY Amazon Echo: Raspberry Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi…

DIY Amazon Echo: Raspberry Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi…
Amazon has just released two variants of the Echo, a personal assistant and Bluetooth speaker. Both these variants – the Tap and the Echo Dot – are significantly cheaper than the $180 (USD) Echo. But makers can save even more money by tapping into Amazon’s Alexa voice service using a single board computer. This DIY solution is possible because Amazon allows registered developers to access its Alexa for free. 

Fallout 4 Wall Art: Scenes from the Wasteland

Fallout 4 Wall Art: Scenes from the Wasteland
I am a big fan of Fallout 4 but after years of neglecting to upgrade my gaming PC, the graphics aren’t exactly running at their top settings. This high-resolution wall art makes me want to drop some big cash on a new graphics card so that I can play the game and make it look this good. This Fallout 4 wall art measures 13.6″
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DARPA’s Awesome VTOL X-Plane Moves to Phase 2

DARPA’s Awesome VTOL X-Plane Moves to Phase 2
DARPA works on some crazy stuff, but the crazy stuff has a way of becoming normal stuff eventually. At the moment, DARPA is working on a slick new VTOL aircraft that has the vertical landing capability of a helicopter mixed with speed and hauling capacity of a fixed wing aircraft.

Egg Ninjas: Make Hard Boiled Eggs The Ninja Way

Egg Ninjas: Make Hard Boiled Eggs The Ninja Way
I had no idea this was a problem, but apparently we need a gadget for handling recently boiled eggs. These stealthy bungie-corded Egg Ninjas will help, while turning your eggs into little assassins. All you have to do is stick an egg in the silicone suction cup, lower it down into your boiling water like your little round ninja is repelling down for his mission and leave the ring tag outside the boiling water pot.

2 Office Chairs That Will Help Save Your Back

2 Office Chairs That Will Help Save Your Back
If you want to improve your posture and ward off any back problems, purchasing the best office chair with good ergonomics is key, especially if your job is sedentary. Many office chairs try to advertise their ergonomics: but what chairs actually work if you have real needs to address?

Amazon Echo Now Has a Choose-your-own Batman Adventure

Amazon Echo Now Has a Choose-your-own Batman Adventure
How about experiencing a radio-like adventure on your Amazon Echo? You can now use Amazon’s electronic personal assistant to investigate the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents in this promotional tie-in for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. The Wayne Investigation is an interactive experience.

Signature Plastics 1976 SA Keycap Set: Jive QWERTY

Signature Plastics 1976 SA Keycap Set: Jive QWERTY
In 1976, the Cray 1 supercomputer came out, the Concorde made its maiden flight, the VHS player was first released, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple, NASA unveiled its first space shuttle, and many other Wikipedia-worthy things occurred.

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Life-size Masks Will Transform You into a Cosplayer

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Life-size Masks Will Transform You into a Cosplayer
Etsy seller James Sharp of Masenko Props is our world’s Happy Mask Salesman. He’s made life-size replicas of Majora’s Mask, the Deku Mask and the Goron Mask from Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Mask mask mask. Even though they’re all made from cast polyurethane resin, James’ Fierce Deity painting skills make all three masks look like they’re made of wood, stone and whatever the hell Majora’s Mask is made of. Turn back time and head to Etsy to order the masks.

Jules Winnfield Talking Action Figure is a Mushroom Cloud Layin’ Motherf**ker

Jules Winnfield Talking Action Figure is a Mushroom Cloud Layin’ Motherf**ker
I think one of the few flicks that Quentin Tarantino made that was actually worth watching was Pulp Fiction. I liked Jules the best, easily the most memorable character that Samuel L. Jackson has ever played.

Stay on Target with These Crocheted X-Wing Fighter Blankets

Stay on Target with These Crocheted X-Wing Fighter Blankets
These crocheted X-wing Fighter blankets are awesome. They not only look like X-Wing fighters and are warm and cozy, but you can also crawl inside! A blanket that is also a ship that you can pilot?

3 of the Best Sounding Bluetooth Speakers

3 of the Best Sounding Bluetooth Speakers
Ready to take your sound on the go? Today’s best Bluetooth speakers are ultra portable, designed to withstand all kinds of elements, and packed with features that make parties, parks, beaches, and hiking trails much, much more fun.

These Mops Have Gone to the Dogs

These Mops Have Gone to the Dogs
You know those dogs that look like mops? Well, these mops look like those dogs that look like mops. They are detachable mop heads available from Japanese online retailer Fellisimo and they are designed to look like Komondor dogs.

Pins Collective Digital Pin Shows Digital Images: The Dankest of Pins

Pins Collective Digital Pin Shows Digital Images: The Dankest of Pins
In the past couple of years we’ve seen the rise of large digital picture frames, which try to justify their exorbitant prices with a gallery of curated images. A company called Pins Collective is doing the same thing from the opposite end of the spectrum with its wearable backlit LCD display. The Digital Pin’s LCD measures 1.3″

Aquarium Backpack Takes Your Fish to School

Aquarium Backpack Takes Your Fish to School
This is a backpack that you don’t take to school. Unless it is a school of fish of course. What you are looking at is a self cleaning see-through clear aquarium backpack that includes goldfish, rocks, snails and plants.

One Lump or Two Heels are Mad as a Hatter

One Lump or Two Heels are Mad as a Hatter
Many men think a woman wearing high heels is kind of hot. Though if men had to wear heels to attract women, I think many of us would be happier with beer and football at home.

ECG Business Card Makes my Heart Race

ECG Business Card Makes my Heart Race
I have business cards at my day job. The problem is that they have someone else’s name on them, and my boss doesn’t want to spend any money so I have to mark out the old person’s name and put my name on them.
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