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Archive for August 2016

The Backyard Scientist Makes a Flaming Sword

The Backyard Scientist Makes a Flaming Sword
Kevin Kohler aka “The Backyard Scientist” does all kinds of cool and questionable stuff in his backyard. Well, now he has made a cool, or should I say hot, flaming sword. Kohler filmed himself building a sword that’s literally on fire.

Beastgrip Pro Turns Your Smartphone into a Pro Camera

Beastgrip Pro Turns Your Smartphone into a Pro Camera
Smartphones these days have remarkable cameras, but they aren’t shaped like a camera, so they aren’t easy to control while shooting, especially when you want to use accessories. The Beastgrip Pro takes your smartphone and turns it into a professional camera rig.

Explore the Himalayas as a Yeti in Google’s New Maps App

Explore the Himalayas as a Yeti in Google’s New Maps App
As Pokémon GO has proven, it’s a great time to get out of the house and explore the world around you. But if you want a bigger adventure than just walking around your town, you’ll find Google’s new app interesting.

Pikachu Statue Appears Overnight in New Orleans

Pikachu Statue Appears Overnight in New Orleans
You know how those Pikachu characters randomly appear in parks around the world, and Pokémon GO players can run catch them if you are fast? Well a Pikachu has just popped up in park earlier this week in New Orleans, Louisiana but this one is real.

Spongeworthy: This Sponge Holder Looks Like a Tiny Bed

Spongeworthy: This Sponge Holder Looks Like a Tiny Bed
We’re always looking for ways to make ugly household stuff look appealing. Household sponges are pretty unattractive. They don’t go with your decor. They just sit there waiting for the next dish to wash, and eventually start to get nasty over time.

We’re Doomed: Wall-climbing Robots Spin Giant Spiderwebs

We’re Doomed: Wall-climbing Robots Spin Giant Spiderwebs
Wall-climbing robots have been around for a while, but wall-climbing robots that can actually spin spiderwebs? Did I mention they were made of carbon fiber? Yeah, that exists now. We’re all going to wind up suspended from some cave ceiling in cocoons.

Liquid Nitrogen Freeze Ray vs Flamethrower

Liquid Nitrogen Freeze Ray vs Flamethrower
What’s cooler? A flame thrower or a freeze ray? I prefer flame throwers, even though they’re not literally as cool. But which would win in a fight? The Backyard Scientist decided to test it out. He constructed a homemade liquid nitrogen “freeze ray” that uses the pressure of the nitrogen turning from a liquid to a gas to create a powerful cold spray.

China Actually Built That Crazy Monster Bus

China Actually Built That Crazy Monster Bus
Remember that monster bus that towers over traffic and swallows cars whole? Apparently, China actually went and built the thing. For years, the country has been talking about building this beast and it is now a reality.

Qixels 3D Maker Teaches Kids About 3D Printing

Qixels 3D Maker Teaches Kids About 3D Printing
In theory, 3D printing should be every kid’s favorite hobby, but things like working with molten plastic and complex CAD software generally keeps it out of their hands. However Qixels 3D Maker offers a way to teach kids the basic concept of 3D printing while keeping the process completely safe.

LEGO Star Wars Watches: May the Time Be with You, Always

LEGO Star Wars Watches: May the Time Be with You, Always
I like Star Wars, I like LEGO, and I like watches. These LEGO Star Wars watches over at ThinkGeek are the trifecta of geeky time telling. Each watchband is made from LEGO links and is adjustable to fit smaller wrists.

Pokémon Origami Book: Gotta Fold ‘Em All

Pokémon Origami Book: Gotta Fold ‘Em All
Pokémon fans who haven’t caught them all yet in Pokémon GO might want to catch this new origami book instead. It has 80 pages to show you how to fold paper to make a variety of characters.

Tajima Seiryo Jacket Cooling System: Chillicoat

Tajima Seiryo Jacket Cooling System: Chillicoat
I don’t know about you, but where I am, this summer is just too damn hot. If only I had a jetpack type fan that I could mount to myself to shoot cool air up my spine.

Minions Cosmetic Collection: Despicable Maybeline!

Minions Cosmetic Collection: Despicable Maybeline!
I think we may have seen every mashup possible at this point, but in my heart, I know I’m wrong. There is always another weird mashup product. This Missha x Minions collaboration is a collection of Minions-themed makeup.

Spider-Man Backpack Holds Peter Parker’s Papers

Spider-Man Backpack Holds Peter Parker’s Papers
It’s almost that time of the year – when kids go back to school and parents rejoice because snacks last longer than 24 hours, and kids aren’t telling you they are bored every 23 seconds. While kids don’t want to go back to school, you can soften the blow just a little by giving them a really cool backpack.

Game of Thrones Coloring Book Stabs Boredom in the Heart

Game of Thrones Coloring Book Stabs Boredom in the Heart
It seems like everytime I turn around a new Game of Thrones something or other is out. If you are a fan of the new adult coloring book craze, you might love this new coloring book that HBO will be selling directly from its shop starting in November.

Star Trek Isolinear Chip Coasters Protect Your Starship from Spills

Star Trek Isolinear Chip Coasters Protect Your Starship from Spills
Remember those isolinear chips that Starfleet used in TNG? They were basically their form of memory cards to slot into their computers. Well, now you can use them to rest your drinks on so they don’t damage your surfaces, like tables, counters, navigation consoles, etc.

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