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Archive for September 2016

Jimmy the Robot Puppet Holds Things Oh So Gently

Jimmy the Robot Puppet Holds Things Oh So Gently
Meet Jimmy, an innocent looking robot from Disney Research. They gave him hands that are basically drumsticks with soft pads. It shouldn’t run wild and harm anyone, since it is a remote operated robot, and not autonomous. Jimmy was developed by scientists from Disney Research, the Catholic University of America, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Worx Switchdriver Switches Between Drill and Screwdriver without Changing Bits

Worx Switchdriver Switches Between Drill and Screwdriver without Changing Bits
When you are drilling holes and driving screws, it can be a pain to continually swap bits or grab another tool for the job. Most of us have both a drill and a screwdriver. However, Worx’s new Switchdriver puts both in one handy tool. It features a two-headed rotating chuck so you can switch bits on the fly and get stuff done much faster, with less hassle.
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Isolinear Chip USB Drive Stores Just 8GB of Starfleet Secrets

Isolinear Chip USB Drive Stores Just 8GB of Starfleet Secrets
One of the things that I remember from Star Trek TNG are those isolinear chips that were used to store data. Fans of the show that want one of the more obscure items from TNG to show off their geekdom might want to check this flash drive out. This see-through green drive looks like one of the isolinear chips from the series.

Guy Makes ‘Impossible’ 1x5x5 Rubik’s Cube Puzzle

Guy Makes ‘Impossible’ 1x5x5 Rubik’s Cube Puzzle
This Rubik’s Cube style puzzle will blow your mind. Puzzle maker Tony Fisher has created this “impossible” 1x5x5 Rubik’s cube style cuboid puzzle, and it’s so cool. What’s so impossible about it? Well, this single-layer puzzle design would not be functional using a traditional Rubik’s cube mechanism. So what did he use as a mechanism here?

Star Wars Fridge Magnets: Use the (Magnetic) Force, Luke!

Star Wars Fridge Magnets: Use the (Magnetic) Force, Luke!
If you have a fridge, you probably have stuff you need to stick on it. Be it report cards, reminders about your court date, or coupons for pizza, you need to stick stuff to the door or on the sides. 

Star Trek Enterprise Rocker Boldly Goes Back and Forth

Star Trek Enterprise Rocker Boldly Goes Back and Forth
A company called GandGRockers has whipped up an awesome rocker toy for the little Starfleet Captain in your life. It looks like the Enterprise, but with curved rocker legs on the bottom. It’s so much better than a regular rocking horse. You can get the handmade rocker on Etsy for $195.

Cast Iron T-Rex Bottle Opener Doesn’t Open Bottles with Its Tiny Arms

Cast Iron T-Rex Bottle Opener Doesn’t Open Bottles with Its Tiny Arms
You’ll want to let out a mighty roar every time you open a bottle with this awesome Dinosaur Bottle Opener. It measures 9-inches by 5-inches, so this is a huge bottle opener worthy of a T-Rex.

The Purrfect Pouch Is a Knapsack for Your Cat

The Purrfect Pouch Is a Knapsack for Your Cat
Cat lovers, how did you ever live without the Purrfect Pouch? Seriously, how did you ever manage to take your cat outdoors? You didn’t, and now you can’t live without this cat carrier/cat knapsack. Now you can take your cat anywhere and carry it on your shoulder like a purrse. The Purrfect Pouch is specially designed to be easy to get your cat inside, and has a zip-up back side that makes it possible to simply slide the whole thing over your kitty’s head, as you hold him or her.

Dyson Cinetic Canister Vacuum Wobbles But It Won’t Fall Down

Dyson Cinetic Canister Vacuum Wobbles But It Won’t Fall Down
Canister vacuums are known for constantly tipping over as they roll across your floors, so Dyson has created a canister vacuum that can always right itself like those old Weebles toys. The spherical design is what makes the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball’s trailing canister able to always get back up onto its two wheels.

IBM’s Watson Made a Horror Movie Trailer

IBM’s Watson Made a Horror Movie Trailer
IBM’s Watson supercomputer has added yet another skill to its resume: It can now make movie trailers. 20th Century Fox had Watson programmed to make the first AI-made trailer for its upcoming thriller film Morgan. It’s a fitting movie for Watson, since Morgan is a sci-fi flick about a group of scientists who created a humanoid machine that rapidly goes out of control.

Webcaster Gun Lets You Sling Molten Hot Webs of Hot Glue

Webcaster Gun Lets You Sling Molten Hot Webs of Hot Glue
I was at Wal-Mart yesterday because I just really felt like standing in line at a massive store with 57 checkout lanes, but on only two open. I noticed that hoards of Halloween candy and decoration are already out, so I bought some candy (for the kids mind you).

KFC Hong Kong Serves Flaming Bowls of Not Chicken

KFC Hong Kong Serves Flaming Bowls of Not Chicken
I’m a picky eater, and I know this about myself. I have rules for food; I’m a food segregationist if you will. My foods don’t touch and I don’t mix salty and sweet. I also don’t eat stuff off the bone because it’s really gross to see all the cartilage, tendons, and bone.

Anti-Mosquito Socks Stop Pesky Ankle Biters

Anti-Mosquito Socks Stop Pesky Ankle Biters
Is a one-person bug tent just not enough for you? Maybe you need more protection to feel safe from all of those biting bugs. These $20 knee-length Mosquito Netting Socks will protect you from all of those nasty blood suckers. If you grandmother wore a fashionable hazmat suit, this is what her legs would look like.

Fluxbag Will Blow up your Inflatable Gear Fast

Fluxbag Will Blow up your Inflatable Gear Fast
There is so much cool inflatable gear out there, but I think many keep their distance from these items because they want to avoid the hassle of blowing them up. Well, the Fluxbag makes it easy to blow up inflatables and fast too. It is designed as a more efficient way to pump air into inflatable products.

ASUS ZenWatch 3 Goes Round

ASUS ZenWatch 3 Goes Round
ASUS has officially unveiled the ZenWatch 3. This is the company’s latest Android Wear effort and it also marks the first time the company has released a smartwatch with a round face. It looks pretty stylish compared to others on the market, and also thinner than some of the other round smartwatch models out there. Its AMOLED screen is approximately 1.39″
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