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Archive for August 2016

Wilson’s New Smart Football Will Help You up Your Game

Wilson’s New Smart Football Will Help You up Your Game
Wilson has announced what they’re calling the “world’s first smart football.” The Wilson X Connected Football has a built-in sensor that can measure throw speed, distance, spin rate and spiral efficiency. The ball can even detect if someone catches it or drops it.

Smart Appliances Upgrade Your Home

Smart Appliances Upgrade Your Home
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Nationwide provided me with information regarding its In The Nation blog post. Over the last few years, there’s been quite a buzz about the “Internet of Things.”

Star Wars Speeder Bike Motorcycle

Star Wars Speeder Bike Motorcycle
Check out this cool custom Return of the Jedi speeder bike motorcycle built by Vintage Works. You won’t see a cooler version anywhere outside of Endor. The handlebars don’t just steer the bike, but they control the flaps in the front.

This Walking Mechanical Skull Your Daily Nightmare Fuel

This Walking Mechanical Skull Your Daily Nightmare Fuel
This is the creepiest thing you will see all day. I promise. This mechanical skull comes from Japanese sculptor Y Nakajima, and is inspired by Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest. I’m telling you now, don’t watch unless you want to have nightmares. 

Robot Army Sets Guinness Record for Dancing

Robot Army Sets Guinness Record for Dancing
Have you ever wondered what an army of small robots would look like? What about an army of dancing robots? Well, we are here to deliver as usual. This is a fun sight, but also scary as hell.

Making America Great Again: The First Pizza ATM in North America

Making America Great Again: The First Pizza ATM in North America
The world is a much better place now; a place of hope. That’s because Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio has installed the first pizza ATM in North America. I know. I feel it too. It is enough to bring a tear to your eye.

Death Star Salt and Pepper Shakers: The Ultimate Power on the Dining Table

Death Star Salt and Pepper Shakers: The Ultimate Power on the Dining Table
I’m not a bland food person. Put some food in front of me, and it better have some flavor and spice if I am going to eat it. Especially rice, I loves me some rice but it needs lots of salt and pepper.

NASA HiDyRS-X Camera Reveals New Detail in Rocket Plumes

NASA HiDyRS-X Camera Reveals New Detail in Rocket Plumes
If you have ever seen photos of NASA rocket boosters in flight or in testing, you know that all you really see is a bright orange flare. It’s impossible to make out much in the way of detail.

Space Invader Rings: Pew Pew Jewelry

Space Invader Rings: Pew Pew Jewelry
Looking for a fun piece of jewelry that captures your geeky spirit? Well, if you love retro arcade games, you should check out this cool Space Invaders-inspired ring from ZaniZ. Each ring is 3D printed to order, and can be rendered in a variety of materials, including stainless steel, 24k gold over steel, brass, polished silver, or a variety of plastics.

Edelkrone Povie Looks Sillier Than a Selfie Stick, But Is Way More Useful

Edelkrone Povie Looks Sillier Than a Selfie Stick, But Is Way More Useful
If you are one of the people who get annoyed when you see others using selfie sticks, you will have something new to be annoyed about soon. The Edelkrone Povie is a smartphone holder meant to allow the user to record point of view videos and still have their hands available It might be the perfect thing for geeky unboxing videos or recording yourself cooking, but it still looks rather silly.

TIE Fighter Bookshelf: The Empire Strikes Book

TIE Fighter Bookshelf: The Empire Strikes Book
DIY your own TIE. TIE Fighter bookshelf that is. This fun bookshelf was made by Instructables contributor Ashley. it’s simply perfect for your Star Wars DVDs, books and comics. If you want to make one for yourself she has provided instructions and a list of the materials that you will need.

Robot Tattoo Artist: Ink Master 2.0

Robot Tattoo Artist: Ink Master 2.0
Would you trust a robot to give you a tattoo? What you’re looking at here is the “world’s first tattoo by an industrial robot.” Notice how tightly the person getting the tattoo is strapped to the chair.

Jonas Smart Umbrella Connects to Your Smartphone

Jonas Smart Umbrella Connects to Your Smartphone
There have been other so-called “smart umbrellas” released, but Jonas by Fantastik looks like the smartest one yet. This umbrella connects to a smartphone through an app over Bluetooth. It will give you alerts if you left the umbrella behind and the umbrella will vibrate if you’ve left your phone unattended somewhere.

Codex Silenda: The Book of Puzzles Looks Awesomely Frustrating

Codex Silenda: The Book of Puzzles Looks Awesomely Frustrating
A very cool project has popped up on Kickstarter for a very unusual book. The book is made of laser-cut wood with puzzles that you have to solve to go to the next page.  The book is called Codex Silenda: The Book of Puzzles and the story focuses on an assistant in the workshop of Da Vinci who gets trapped in the book when snooping in the shop.

$500 Nikon Coolpix Captures 83X Optical Zoom of the Moon

$500 Nikon Coolpix Captures 83X Optical Zoom of the Moon
This is a pretty impressive video demonstration of the incredible 83X optical zoom lens on Nikon’s COOLPIX P900 digital camera, which can be had for just over $500 these days. Its zoom is so good, it can fly you to the Moon, just like a real astronaut… who is on Earth, holding a camera.

Inside The Smithsonian’s Starship Enterprise Model Restoration

Inside The Smithsonian’s Starship Enterprise Model Restoration
The Smithsonian has spent about two years completely restoring the original USS Enterprise model that was used in all 79 episodes of Star Trek the original series. It’s hard to imagine spending two years working on a single model.

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