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Archive for March 2016

Sink-In to This Ultra-Customizable Chair

Sink-In to This Ultra-Customizable Chair
Don’t you love chairs that you can sink into? Those are the best kind. This chair looks like a bunch of foam bars shoved inside a wood frame, but that is how it works it’s magic.

Pizza Pocket Shirt: For Thin Crust Only

Pizza Pocket Shirt: For Thin Crust Only
So you just bought yourself a slice of pepperoni and you get an urgent text message. You need both hands to reply to the call, but you don’t want to put the whole slice of pizza in your mouth – especially with all that searing hot mozzarella.

NES Emulator Renders Games in 3D: DDDiorama

NES Emulator Renders Games in 3D: DDDiorama
Classic video games are sometimes remade with more modern graphics, but that often requires redoing the assets. Programmer Trần Vũ Trúc is working on 3DNES, a NES emulator that dynamically generates 3D graphics from NES ROMs.

Hilton Gets IBM Watson-powered Robot Concierge

Hilton Gets IBM Watson-powered Robot Concierge
Hilton Worldwide and IBM have teamed up to put a robot concierge into the Hilton McLean hotel in Virginia. The little ‘bot is called Connie and is the first Watson-enabled robot concierge in the world. Connie gets its knowledge from IBM’s powerful Watson computer and WayBlazer to help tourists and guests.

Live Action Hitman: Talkative Assassins

Live Action Hitman: Talkative Assassins
Realm Pictures wowed us last year with a new type of roleplaying game – chat-controlled live action first-person shooters. The company recently worked with developer IO Interactive to create another game based on its stealth series Hitman.

Chewbacca Camera Strap Won’t Rip Your Arm out of Its Socket

Chewbacca Camera Strap Won’t Rip Your Arm out of Its Socket
Star Wars fans who want geek up their camera and be sure they don’t lose or drop it can now get a Star Wars Chewbacca Camera Strap. Its design looks like Chewie’s iconic bandolier, though this one holds a camera rather than a bowcaster.

Batmobile Suitcase: Many Bats Look Alike

Batmobile Suitcase: Many Bats Look Alike
One trick when it comes to travel is to choose a unique suitcase so it stands out on the airport baggage carousel. Well, I can’t think of anything that stands out more than this Batmobile suitcase.

Trinity Lighted Bathroom Mirror Hides Tiny TV: Channel 1 or Channel 2?

Trinity Lighted Bathroom Mirror Hides Tiny TV: Channel 1 or Channel 2?
The Trinity Lighted Mirror TV will make sure that you never miss any of the action during your favorite show. Just watch it in your bathroom. This mirror measures 42 inches in diameter and has an ultra bright fluorescent light around it to help with your bathroom lighting.

SkyWall 100 Lets You Steal Drones While in Flight

SkyWall 100 Lets You Steal Drones While in Flight
Remember the DroneDefender? It is basically a gun that discourages drones from entering your airspace. But maybe you want to actually steal that drone right out of the sky? Maybe sell your stolen drones and create a criminal empire.

How to Make a Silicone Candy Mold from Your Face

How to Make a Silicone Candy Mold from Your Face
There are a number of tried and tested ways to make custom molds of pretty much any small object, but the creative duo of Eclectical Engineering reminds us that 3D scanning and printing technology is a viable alternative.

Trade Real Money for Real Elite: Dangerous Ship Scale Models

Trade Real Money for Real Elite: Dangerous Ship Scale Models
Last year, we checked out Eucl3D’s tie-in with Kerbal Space Program that lets you order 3D prints of your created spaceships. Now the company has partnered with developer Frontier Developments to print scale models of some of the ships in Elite: Dangerous.

Aido Robot Wants to Be Your Home Companion

Aido Robot Wants to Be Your Home Companion
Aido is a forthcoming robot for the home which is designed to act as a personal assistant and entertainment hub that can follow you around. If you have seen the flick Wall-E, I don’t see how you can miss the resemblance that Aido has to Wall-E’s robotic girlfriend Eve.

Hidden Prison Architect 3D Mode Puts You Behind Bars

Hidden Prison Architect 3D Mode Puts You Behind Bars
I’ve spent many an hour building prisons to house inmates in Prison Architect. I’ve also spent a bunch of hours frustrated because I can’t seem to keep the prisoners from rioting or tunneling out no matter how many guards or dogs I have.

ATLAS Robot Gets Foul Mouthed

ATLAS Robot Gets Foul Mouthed
We’ve seen what Boston Dynamics ATLAS robot can do. It’s an impressive piece of engineering. Surely a milestone on the journey to humanity’s ultimate destruction. But what would ATLAS say if we could hear his thoughts?

The Smart Rope Jump Rope Displays Jump Count in the Air

The Smart Rope Jump Rope Displays Jump Count in the Air
Do you like to jump rope as part of your exercise routine? Let me introduce you to Tangram Factory’s Smart Rope, a jump rope with 23 LEDs embedded in the middle of the rope that light up in front of you to display your current jump count while you’re jumping, courtesy of the old persistence of vision effect.

Review: 2016 Dell XPS 12 – A 2-in-1 Wonder

Review: 2016 Dell XPS 12 – A 2-in-1 Wonder
I’ve been a regular user of the 2015 and 2016 model Dell XPS laptops – the XPS 13 and XPS 15, and have been very impressed with the overall performance, usability and build quality of these portable workhorses.