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Hands-on Review: Alienware Alpha R2 Compact Gaming PC

Hands-on Review: Alienware Alpha R2 Compact Gaming PC
If you’ve been thinking about investing in a gaming PC, but don’t want to spend thousands or take up a bunch of space with agigantic tower system, you’ll definitely want to check out the latest generation of the Alienware Alpha – the Alpha R2.

My Hitch Lets You Pull a Suitcase Hands-Free

My Hitch Lets You Pull a Suitcase Hands-Free
Are you tiredof dragging your suitcase everywhere? So was airline pilot Robert Lian. He was sick and tired of pulling his rolling luggage through airports with his hands like some animal. He wanted to be able to use both of his hands while walking with a roller bag, like an evolved human.
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Pokévision Finds all the Pokémon in Your Area… When the Servers Work

Pokévision Finds all the Pokémon in Your Area… When the Servers Work
It’s way too hot in Texas to do much of anything outside right now. It’s been 105ºF with the heat index each day this week and the weekend will be even hotter. That means if you want to go out hunting Pokémon, you better do it at night when it’s a cooler 80ºF, but you’ll still enjoy the lovely 98% humidity.

Pokéball Smartphone Charger: Gotta Charge ’em All

Pokéball Smartphone Charger: Gotta Charge ’em All
With Pokémon GO being so massive right now, people are looking for any way to keep their smartphones up and running. You could go with a normal portable battery, or you could go with something cool like that Pokédex charger we saw not too long ago.

Robots Are Now Pretending to Be Homeless

Robots Are Now Pretending to Be Homeless
It’s always good to be nice to those who are less fortunate than you. If you see a homeless person on the street, consider helping them out. Just beware, it could be a robot in disguise.

Pokédates Pokémon Go Dating App: Gotta Match ’em All

Pokédates Pokémon Go Dating App: Gotta Match ’em All
I’m sure many trainers get lonely, out there catching Pokémon all by themselves. If only they had a place that would help them find that special someone to catch Pocket Monsters with. Well, maybe this app can help. Project Fixup just released Pokédates, a dating app that capitalizes on the Pokémon GO fad.

The NES Mini Gets a Retro Commercial

The NES Mini Gets a Retro Commercial
Last week Nintendo announced an awesome “new” piece of hardware: the NES Classic Edition (aka the NES Mini), a tiny version of the classic console with 30 games built right in. Sweet! It’s all about nostalgia, and that nostalgia will sell tons of units. Nintendo seems to be doing everything right with this launch as this commercial proves.

Zootopia Cosplay Pegs out the Hot-o-Meter

Zootopia Cosplay Pegs out the Hot-o-Meter
I took my kids to see Zootopia when it was in the theaters and found the film to be very funny and enjoyable. We even rented it again at home when it went on demand. To celebrate their love for the film, cosplayers Jannet “Incosplay” Vinogradova and Angela Bermudez recently dressed up as Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps respectively. Ole Nick looks pretty great as a tall, buxom female with that red faux fur wig, but Bermudez absolutely steals the show with her Officer Hopps cosplay.

Hot Wheels Creates Real Life X-Wing Race Car

Hot Wheels Creates Real Life X-Wing Race Car
Check out this one-of-a-kind Star Wars X-Wing Fighter vehicle from Hot Wheels. It’s full size, mind you. Not a tiny toy. It is currently on display at San Diego Comic-Con. Wow. Just wow. The only problem I see is that the thing probably cost more money than that most humans could ever afford, but that’s okay. I mean, it doesn’t even have a working Astromech Droid and doesn’t even get off the ground anyway.

Petcube Lets You Shoot Lasers or Treats at your Pet

Petcube Lets You Shoot Lasers or Treats at your Pet
People spend huge amounts of money on their pets each year for all sorts of toys and other items. A new device is in the works that will let pet owners who are away from them all day interact with and play with them remotely. The Petcube Play and Petcube Bites devices are very similar.

Giant Fire-Breathing Vortex Cannon: I Fell into a Burnin’ Ring of Fire

Giant Fire-Breathing Vortex Cannon: I Fell into a Burnin’ Ring of Fire
Everything is always better with fire! That includes air cannons. Bigger is always better too. It’s not just a Texas thing. It’s a fact. That’s why Kevin Kohler, aka “The Backyard Scientist,” took one of those vortex air cannon toys and not just made it bigger, he added pyrotechnics. He built a vortex air cannon ten times larger than normal out of a trash can.

The Selfie Toaster Gives Everyone a Butter Face

The Selfie Toaster Gives Everyone a Butter Face
Selfies. There’s nothing more vain and stupid on the planet. Regardless, Hammacher Schlemmer thinks you want a selfie on every slice of toast that you make, so they are selling the Selfie Toaster. Sadly, I’m sure there are many pairs of duck-lips out there who think this is an good idea. The toaster uses custom heating inserts made from a user-submitted photograph.

Kirby Cafes Coming to Japan: Suck up Some Delicious Eats

Kirby Cafes Coming to Japan: Suck up Some Delicious Eats
Good ole Kirby is coming to Japan, but you’ll be doing all the inhaling this time. That’s because Kirby will be coming to a chain of cafes, and he’s bringing along some tasty looking eats. These desserts look particularly appealing: I’m not sure if that is a tomato flavored cupcake or not though.

T-Rex Chopsticks Crush, Crumble, and Chomp Your Food

T-Rex Chopsticks Crush, Crumble, and Chomp Your Food
Time to go Jurassic on your Chinese food with these T-Rex Chopsticks from Fred & Friends. The top has a T-Rex head that moves its mouth with chomping action when you open and close the chopsticks.

Ori Robotic Furniture Transforms Small Spaces

Ori Robotic Furniture Transforms Small Spaces
I watch a lot of those tiny house shows with my wife that seem to come on every day on HGTV and other home improvement networks. The idea of having less junk and working less to pay for things you don’t need is very appealing to me.

Just a Giant Panda Wearing Iron Man Armor

Just a Giant Panda Wearing Iron Man Armor
I guess I’m out of the loop on this one, because I had no idea that the Chinese loved Iron Man so much. They really do. Of course they also love pandas. Like, really love pandas.
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