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Archive for June 2016

This Badminton-playing Robot Is No Joke

This Badminton-playing Robot Is No Joke
Students and professors at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China have built a robot that can not only quickly cover an entire badminton court, but it can also return almost any shot. This robot is a serious opponent.

Learn to Make Some DIY Fallout Body Armor for Cheap

Learn to Make Some DIY Fallout Body Armor for Cheap
If you have ever wanted your own Fallout armor, you can make some without spending all your Nuka Cola caps. This episode of DIY Prop Shop will show you how. And it doesn’t involve wandering around the wasteland until you find some.

Strawberry Shortcake Scented Pop! Figures: Gee, Your Funko Smells Terrific!

Strawberry Shortcake Scented Pop! Figures: Gee, Your Funko Smells Terrific!
Years ago, when my daughter was really young she ended up with a Strawberry Shortcake plastic figure out of one of those kid’s meals. She went bonkers when she realized it smelled like strawberries. Later, she lost it, and couldn’t get another, leading to lots of tears.

Deadpool Knife Block: Stabbed in the Head

Deadpool Knife Block: Stabbed in the Head
If you make a lot of tacos and chimichangas, you’ll want some knives handy so you can prepare your meal. This Deadpool Knife Block seems very appropriate. This knife block is a real headache for Deadpool, but an awesome kitchen accessory for you.

Researchers Build 1,000-core Processor

Researchers Build 1,000-core Processor
I’m sure you have heard of multi-core processors before. You’re probably reading this on one right now. But, I’m pretty sure you’ve never heard of anything like this. Engineers at UC Davis have developed a CPU called KiloCore, which has 1,000 cores.

You Can Own This Giant, Flame-shooting Scorpion Truck

You Can Own This Giant, Flame-shooting Scorpion Truck
Looking to buy the ultimate vehicle for the post-apocalyptic wasteland? Want a truck that instills fear in men’s hearts, and shoots flames at your enemies? Well, you can. It’s available on eBay right now. Here’s what its sellers have to say about it: Built on a 1991, 28-foot-long International boom truck, the Scorpion is a 55 feet long, 22-45 feet wide, 39-45 feet tall exact replica of a female emperor scorpion named Fluffy.

Let the SpineGym Workout Your Back and Abs

Let the SpineGym Workout Your Back and Abs
This strange exercise contraption looks like some sort of a vertical gurney. You know, the kind they used to wheel Hannibal Lector to and fro. Except you aren’t wearing a mask and your legs and arms are not in shackles.

Burger King Whopper Air Freshener: For That Fresh, Flame-broiled Scent

Burger King Whopper Air Freshener: For That Fresh, Flame-broiled Scent
Your car probably already smells like a Whopper thanks to that half-eaten burger you crumpled up in the bag and tossed in the back seat, but if that’s not you, there’s a better way to get that smell.

General Motors Unveils New Feature to Prevent Kids Dying in a Hot Car

General Motors Unveils New Feature to Prevent Kids Dying in a Hot Car
It is a tragic scenario that has been in the news far too often. Kids being left in a car and dying from the extreme heat. So far this summer, 12 kids died from heatstroke due to being left behind in hot cars.

Roland Emmerich Drops Stargate Reboot Hints

Roland Emmerich Drops Stargate Reboot Hints
I am a huge Stargate fan. The first date with my wife of 20 years was to see the original Stargate movie. I loved just about every episode of SG-1, and watched all the spin offs.

The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book

The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book
Are your crayons your precious? Do you hold them close to you in your cave as you mumble? Well, that’s weird. It’s okay though. Different strokes for different folks. Here’s a cool Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Coloring Book so you can use those crayons to make colorful pictures.

Fallout Shelter Pre-War Lunchbox Holds more than One Plastic Fork

Fallout Shelter Pre-War Lunchbox Holds more than One Plastic Fork
I can remember the excitement I felt when I first started playing Fallout 4 and I would come across one of those Vault-Tec lunch boxes hidden away somewhere. I was always thinking something awesome would be inside.

Playable Version of the World’s Tiniest Violin

Playable Version of the World’s Tiniest Violin
Are you tired of other people complaining about their first world problems? Get out your fingers, and play them the world’s tiniest violin. This version actually works, thanks to the folks at Design I/O. It produces actual sad music.

Game of Thrones Rolling Pin: What Is Baked May Never Fry

Game of Thrones Rolling Pin: What Is Baked May Never Fry
I am annoyed at this season of Game of Thrones. Other than Jon Snow coming back, literally no questions have been answered for me that I had after last season. With the season finale coming soon, you might need some eats for your geek friends who are coming over to watch with you.

These Magic Gears Will Mesmerize You

These Magic Gears Will Mesmerize You
Who knew that watching gears move could be so soothing? These “Magic Gears” created by puzzle designer Oskar van Deventer will hypnotize and mesmerize you. Magic Gears Grid is a plaything made of a number of unusual looking gears.

This Backpack Is Also a Chair

This Backpack Is Also a Chair
So you’re out hiking and your legs are tired from all the exercise. You could go look for the nearest rock to sit on, or you could sit on your backpack. Thanks to Brando, the latter can now be done without worrying about crushing all the stuff in your bag.

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