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Archive for April 2016

Extremely Thin and Flexible Wearable Electronics: Soft & Smooth Screen

Extremely Thin and Flexible Wearable Electronics: Soft & Smooth Screen
Today’s wearable devices often mimic the forms of analog devices such as sunglasses and watches. But that won’t be the case forever, in the same way that today’s smartphones look very different from their predecessors. Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s Someya Group give us a glimpse at the future of wearables with a series of electronics that are thin and flexible enough to be laminated onto skin. The image above shows three of the Someya Group’s proof-of-concept electronic skin or e-skin devices.

Icon Speak T-Shirt Lets You Communicate Easily in Foreign Countries

Icon Speak T-Shirt Lets You Communicate Easily in Foreign Countries
Traveling to a foreign country is amazing, but if you don’t know the language, it can be problematic. That’s why this Icon Speak T-Shirt is so brilliant. It’s hard to learn another language and aside from that, many are too lazy to try.
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Retro Report Remembers Dungeons & Dragons’ Ironic Success Story

Retro Report Remembers Dungeons & Dragons’ Ironic Success Story
Look at these children having the time of their lives playing Dungeons & Dragons. But if you showed a similar scene to some American parents in the early ’80s, they’d freak out and say that these children were being introduced to witchcraft and devil worship.

E.T. Gets Roasted on a Spit: Barbecute

E.T. Gets Roasted on a Spit: Barbecute
It looks like E.T. will not be phoning home ever again. In fact, he won’t be doing much of anything since these folks decided to barbecue him. I’m guessing he tasted like chicken. Space chicken. What kind of savages would do this?

Doom BFG 9000 Made from LEGO

Doom BFG 9000 Made from LEGO
I spent many an hour playing Doom back in the day and anyone who did will have memories of the BFG 9000. That was the gun you wanted when things got really bad. YouTuber ZaziNombies has created an approximation of the ridiculously oversized weapon using the greatest and geekiest of all building materials – LEGO. The blocky creation weighs 20 pounds and uses over 5,000 bricks.

Mercedes AA Class: Powered by AA Batteries

Mercedes AA Class: Powered by AA Batteries
What if Mercedes-Benz unveiled something truly amazing? What if they found a power source unlike any other that has powered your car before? Like a car that runs entirely on AA batteries. Charging stations are a thing of the past now.

This Cruise Ship Will Have a Go Kart Track

This Cruise Ship Will Have a Go Kart Track
You can always play Mario Kart at home, but imagine how cool it would be to race in real life on a ship while cruising the ocean? You may soon be able to do just that. Norwegian Cruise Line is building the ultimate amusement park on a boat.

Insane Life-size Boba Fett Action Figure puts a Bounty on your Wallet

Insane Life-size Boba Fett Action Figure puts a Bounty on your Wallet
If you have lots of money lying around and you need something geeky to do with it, here is your chance. This life-size Boba Fett stands 78.5-inches tall. It weighs in at 110 pounds and will ship next year sometime. I’m not sure what you would would do with a 6.5-foot

Review: Raumfeld One M Wireless Stereo Sound System

Review: Raumfeld One M Wireless Stereo Sound System
I’ve spent the last few weeks living with a variety of audio gear from German audiophile brand Raumfeld. Currently up for review is the Raumfeld One M – a single box 2.1 audio system that’s perfect for small to medium-size spaces like kitchens, offices, dens, and bedrooms. The One M offers a clean and modern design that looks great in just about any space.

How to Turn a Drone into a UFO

How to Turn a Drone into a UFO
UFO researchers are not having an easy time these days. Between photos and videos that are easily doctored, the “truth” has never been harder to find. It makes matters worse when drones can just pretend to be UFOs.

Splyt Light Modular Lighting Fixture: Bulb-Lamps Duality

Splyt Light Modular Lighting Fixture: Bulb-Lamps Duality
The Splyt Light is the bonsai of lighting. You can grow or trim it according to your needs or style. As long as your needs or style can be solved by Y-shaped modules and tiny light bulbs. Splyt uses Y pieces that each have one male bulb socket soldered to two female sockets.

Finely Embroidered Circuits: Science & Technology & Arts & Crafts

Finely Embroidered Circuits: Science & Technology & Arts & Crafts
The quest for wearable devices and embedded electronics might be completed with the help of a centuries-old handicraft. Ohio State University researchers John Volakis and Asimina Kiourti have been working on circuits that can be embroidered at 0.1mm

Cognitive Surplus Chemistry Glassware Has Molecular Structure of Drinks Bonded on Their Surface

Cognitive Surplus Chemistry Glassware Has Molecular Structure of Drinks Bonded on Their Surface
Geek store Cognitive Surplus attracts chemistry buffs with a variety of glassware that are embossed with the molecular structure of the molecule(s) in the drink suited to each glass. There’s a glass for water, coffee, beer, wine and whiskey. Combine your browser and this link to order the glasses.

ColorWare DualShock 4 Ballistic Wrap: Kevlar Awaits

ColorWare DualShock 4 Ballistic Wrap: Kevlar Awaits
Gadget customizer ColorWare already offers custom colors for the Xbox One and PS4 controllers, but it’s also been releasing limited edition graphics for both current gen controllers. Its latest offering is the DualShock 4 Ballistic, an awesome glossy brown fiber graphic inspired by Kevlar. Even ColorWare has its limits – the graphic is not actually made of Kevlar, and it’s only applied on the upper half of the controller’s case. The DualShock 4 Ballistic is limited to 50 units that cost $165 (USD) each.

These Origami Pots Grow with Your Plant

These Origami Pots Grow with Your Plant
Transplanting potted plants as they get bigger is a pain. Never let your plant outgrow its pot again. These GROWTH pots are expanding origami pots that grow with your plant. That means you don’t have to keep repotting your plants after every growth spurt.

DIY Flat Pack Legged Robot: ZeGoBeast Electric

DIY Flat Pack Legged Robot: ZeGoBeast Electric
ZeGoBeast’s eponymous mechanical creatures are based on Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests and are delivered as a flat pack kit. The company now aims to give its creations more life-like qualities by equipping them with electronics. The ZeGoBeast Electric are scorpion-like creatures that are powered by an Arduino microcontroller and come with an array of sensors.
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