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Archive for July 2016

Ilumi Smartstrip Lets You Add Mood Lighting Anywhere

Ilumi Smartstrip Lets You Add Mood Lighting Anywhere
If you enjoy products that give you cool lighting options, you’ll want to check out the Illumi Smartstrip. It’s basically a bunch of multi-color LEDs on long ropes that will provide those versatile lighting options you desire. They will allow you to add cool lighting anywhere you want, and can be controlled wirelessly via a smartphone app.

Mall Security Robot Runs over Kid

Mall Security Robot Runs over Kid
Robots have officially begun their efforts to take out our offspring. A 300 lb. security robot at the Stanford Mall in Palo Alto, California recently knocked down a 16-month old boy before running over his foot and leg.
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This Pulley Clock Tells Time with Almost 4,000 Feet of String

This Pulley Clock Tells Time with Almost 4,000 Feet of String
We’ve seen our share of complicated clocks, but we’ve never seen anything like Felix Vorreiter’s FLUX 1440. This clock displays the time using a simple pulley system, and over 3,900 feet of white string. The white string is covered in what looks like random marks, but they are anything but random.

Olde Book Backpack: Paperbackpack

Olde Book Backpack: Paperbackpack
Books have been gradually replaced by tablets, smartphones, e-readers and the like. But just because your backpack is now filled with gadgets instead of paperbacks doesn’t mean you still can’t carry a book to school. That’s exactly what you’ll get with this fun backpack, shaped like an oversize hardcover book. It’s bigger than most actual books too – big enough to hold a 15″ MacBook and accessories.

DURUS Walks Like a Human: The Robot Wore Tennis Shoes

DURUS Walks Like a Human: The Robot Wore Tennis Shoes
Remember the DURUS robot I talked about last year? This humanoid ‘bot was able to walk for over two hours on a charge. Well its handlers at AMBER Lab have made its walking much more efficient with some new hardware, software, and fancy blue shoes. The robot has nearly met its goal of being 20x more efficient at walking than other automatons of its kind.

Star Trek TNG Bedding Makes it So (Comfortable)

Star Trek TNG Bedding Makes it So (Comfortable)
Star Trek the Next Generation is my favorite of the series. It was the one I grew up with and ran for way longer than the original series. Picard is the man, and proudly wore his red uniform without worry of being evaporated on some away mission. If you want to celebrate your geekiness with a bed fit for a Starfleet captain, you need this bedding.

Toilet Paper Machine Saves Time, Severs Limbs

Toilet Paper Machine Saves Time, Severs Limbs
Are you wasting way too much time by grabbing toilet paper? This machine can help. By shaving seconds off of your bathroom time, this could help you to be more productive during the day. At the cost of your hand or at least some fingers. The Useless Duck Company created this automatic toilet paper machine that is essentially a bathroom nightmare.

This Robot Skeleton is Driven by Artificial Muscles

This Robot Skeleton is Driven by Artificial Muscles
This may be the first giant step toward a world full of human-like robots that hunt down humans like Terminators. I hope there’s a John Connor out there somewhere. The Suzumori Endo Robotics Laboratory has created artificial multifilament muscles and attached them to a human skeleton to allow for smooth motion.

Lamborghini Huracán Snowmobile: Snomo Lambo

Lamborghini Huracán Snowmobile: Snomo Lambo
This winter get yourself a real snowmobile. Something with real power and style. Something like this Lamborghini Huracán snowmobile designed by Rain Prisk Designs. You’ll wish you had snow year round if you owned a snowmobile like this one.

Pokémon GO Takes to The Skies

Pokémon GO Takes to The Skies
Pokémon Go is blowing up like crazy. Everyone is playing it and getting out and walking. But what if you are lazy and don’t feel like walking just to catch Pokémon? We already saw one person playing the game using a drone, and now it seems that it’s turning into a trend.

Game of Thrones Dorbz Figures: Big Heads are Coming

Game of Thrones Dorbz Figures: Big Heads are Coming
Fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones who need to get their hands on some collectibles to show the world their fandom will want to check these Funko Dorbz action figures. They 3″ tall figures all have disproportionately big heads, stout little bodies, and skinny slits in place of eyes. While Ned Stark, Jon Snow, and the Night’s King all are pretty grumpy looking, Daenerys Targaryen is smiling because she knows how hot she is and has dragons.

Xfinity Home Unifies Home Automation and Security

Xfinity Home Unifies Home Automation and Security
I’ve seen commercials for Comcast’s Xfinity Home service, but have never seen the system in use until now. I recently had the opportunity to stop by a home that was fully outfitted with this smarthome and security service, and was really impressed with what I saw.

Shark Tea Bags: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Mug

Shark Tea Bags: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Mug
Forget Earl grey. How about Earl Great White? Daisho Fishery Company’s awesome shark tea bags sit in your mug and make the water blood red. The Great White Shark is filled with a rosehip and hibiscus tea that makes the water red, while the whale shark version is filled with green tea.

This Self-Cleaning Hair Brush Keeps Bristles from Getting Nasty

This Self-Cleaning Hair Brush Keeps Bristles from Getting Nasty
Hair brushes are a pain to clean. They just collect hair and by the time you try to remove it, you can never get it all. I have known women who never clean their hair brush so that it looks like it has it’s own head of hair. 

Genius Plays Pokémon Go with Drone

Genius Plays Pokémon Go with Drone
So what do you do if you really like Pokémon Go, but don’t agree with Nintendo’s evil plans to make you go outside? You go full on MacGyver like this dude and strap your Android device to a DJI drone and fly to catch ’em all.

Chordelia Makes Learning the Guitar Easy

Chordelia Makes Learning the Guitar Easy
I’m jealous of people who can play the guitar. I have tried many times, but I just can’t do it. Well, YouTuber WayOutWest built a contraption that fingers entire chords on a guitar at the push of a button.
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