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Archive for June 2016

This Roller Coaster In Japan Is Pedal-Powered

This Roller Coaster In Japan Is Pedal-Powered
Imagine a roller coaster that has no motors or winches. Instead, you must use your brute strength to pedal your way along its rails. One that is four stories high, with no guard rail, and the only thing keeping you in your seat is a seat belt.

Build-A-Bear Goes Ghostbusters: Ghost-Bear-Sters

Build-A-Bear Goes Ghostbusters: Ghost-Bear-Sters
Earlier this week was Sony’s Ghostbusters Day celebration, as the first film was released on June 8, 1984. So naturally Build-A-Bear Workshop unveiled a new Ghostbusters line to commemorate the occasion. It was only a matter of time.

Jackrabbot: A Social Robot for Crowded Spaces

Jackrabbot: A Social Robot for Crowded Spaces
One thing that robots have trouble with is walking through crowds. It comes very naturally to humans, but robots, not so much. Well, a team from Stanford University is working on making robots that can move alongside humans.

What’s Got 14 Legs, 14 Arms, and 3 Wheels?

What’s Got 14 Legs, 14 Arms, and 3 Wheels?
This 7-person tricycle comes to us from the world’s most useful store, Hammacher Schlemmer. It seats six people too many. This thing is a nightmare because you all have to face each other and interact while you are all dressed like nerds, while everyone else is watching your group as you head to work.

Colin Furze Builds a Death Star Using 5,000 Fireworks

Colin Furze Builds a Death Star Using 5,000 Fireworks
So how does a crazy YouTuber who likes to blow stuff up celebrate his three-millionth subscriber? YouTuber Colin Furze went all Imperial and created a Death Star filled with 5,000 fireworks. This should be fun. This tops all of his other inventions as this Death Star explodes, without the help of an X-Wing firing on its exhaust port, in a spectacular 20 seconds.

This Fallout 4 Hancock Cosplay is Downright Rotten

This Fallout 4 Hancock Cosplay is Downright Rotten
We have seen some awesome Fallout 4 cosplay in the past with that dude that dressed up like Nick Valentine with such accuracy that it looked like a rendering from the game. Another Fallout 4 cosplayer has hit the nail right on the head with this Hancock cosplay.

Squishy Dice Protect Your Nads from Angry Dungeon Masters

Squishy Dice Protect Your Nads from Angry Dungeon Masters
I can recall one game of D&D growing up that got a bit out of hand. The Dungeon Master got mad because we said the game was lame and started to throw dice at us all.

Star Wars BB-8 Talking Fridge Monitor: The Fridge Awakens

Star Wars BB-8 Talking Fridge Monitor: The Fridge Awakens
BB-8 is everywhere. He is the true star of The Force Awakens. The latest merch to feature a likeness of the lovable droid is this talking BB-8 that’s designed to live in your refrigerator. This little guy can detect the refrigerator’s door opening, and brings the droid to life with more than 20 pre-loaded audio files.

Nintendo Power Glove Controls Drone

Nintendo Power Glove Controls Drone
One of the better video game controller that Mattel tried early on was the Nintendo Power Glove. It was very innovative for its time, but naturally it didn’t always function as well as we would have liked.

Pavlok Wristband Shocks You Awake

Pavlok Wristband Shocks You Awake
if you really have trouble waking up to a conventional alarm, maybe you should try something different. Perhaps you need something like the Pavlok. It’s wearable accessory that you control using your smartphone or tablet computer, and can be used to deliver a small electric shock.

EHang 184 Autonomous Airplane to Start Flight Testing Soon

EHang 184 Autonomous Airplane to Start Flight Testing Soon
Anyone who has ever held onto the dream of climbing into a personal VTOL aircraft that can take them where they want to go has to be excited at the idea of the EHang 184 automated aircraft that we talked when it showed up at CES 2016.

Robobee: The Future of Bee Stings

Robobee: The Future of Bee Stings
If you have ever wondered what the bee of the future would look like, here it is. Researchers at Harvard and MIT have spent the last seven years perfecting this robotic bee. For better honey? No.

Fix Manufacturing Puts a Multi-tool in Your Belt Buckle

Fix Manufacturing Puts a Multi-tool in Your Belt Buckle
You can never have too many tools on you. But since we don’t have unlimited pockets, we can’t carry them all. Plus tools are heavy. That’s why multi-tools are so awesome. They let you carry an assortment of tools in a small space.

McDonald’s Japan Giving Away Solid Gold McNugget

McDonald’s Japan Giving Away Solid Gold McNugget
Lots of people love McDonald’s McNuggets. You know what’s even better than an unnaturally shaped piece of formed chicken parts? Getting a golden McNugget. Yes, McDonald’s Japan is giving away an 18-carat, 50 gram gold McNugget worth roughly $1500.

FoldiMate Family Laundry Robot Folds Clothes for You

FoldiMate Family Laundry Robot Folds Clothes for You
Most of my fashion choices revolve around buying things that don’t require ironing. I can’t say that I have ever folded a shirt before, I hang them or cram them in a drawer and then use copious amounts of wrinkle spray and the dryer to get them sort of wrinkle free.

Mario and Bowser Live Beneath This Guy’s Kitchen Sink

Mario and Bowser Live Beneath This Guy’s Kitchen Sink
Check out this custom Super Mario Bros. themed plumbing job from gamer Troy Goho. It sits beneath his kitchen sink, and features Bowser and Mario standing on drain pipes that have been painted green to look like the warp pipes from the Mushroom Kingdom.

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