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Archive for October 2016

Minecraft Creeper Jack-o-Lanterns are Halloween Perfection

Minecraft Creeper Jack-o-Lanterns are Halloween Perfection
Not too long ago, I stopped by a farmer’s market. The variety of pumpkins they had was astounding. I didn’t see any green pumpkins though, and I really need one if I’m going to carve myself a Creeper pumpkin.

Simone Giertz’s Robot Applies 1000 Layers of Lipstick

Simone Giertz’s Robot Applies 1000 Layers of Lipstick
Simone Giertz is at it again, not that she ever really stops making crappy robots that do crappy things. That’s what we like about her. This time she wanted to be part of YouTube’s 100-layer club, so she made a basic robot to automatically apply lipstick onto her face.
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Disney Invents a One-legged Robot That Hops Like a Crazy Pogo Stick

Disney Invents a One-legged Robot That Hops Like a Crazy Pogo Stick
Disney’s research branch just revealed a crazy robot that can hop on a single leg. It doesn’t need a tether either, and has an on-board power source and controller. Now they just need to scale it up and give us a cool pogo-stick robot for personal transport.

Skydivers Play on the Ultimate Swing

Skydivers Play on the Ultimate Swing
Skydivers are pretty fearless. I mean, what is left to be scared of after falling toward the Earth from insane heights. So naturally, skydivers are looking for new cool stuff to do up there. Like swing on a giant swing suspended between two hot air balloons.

This Scented Candle Smells Like a Brand New Apple Mac Computer

This Scented Candle Smells Like a Brand New Apple Mac Computer
There’s nothing quite like the smell of a new car, toy, computer… Certain smells, especially of things we love, can really fill us with a sense of joy or nostalgia. If you love the smell of a brand new Apple Mac computer, you can now relive that experience with this scented candle.

Star Wars/Star Trek Cosplay Mashup: I Love You, Make it So

Star Wars/Star Trek Cosplay Mashup: I Love You, Make it So
Back as far as I can remember my friends and I would argue about which was better, Star Wars or Star Trek. I’m in camp Star Wars, though Jar Jar Binks was almost enough to change that.

Monstrous Machine Has Dried Squirrel Eyes and Deadly Rotary Jaws

Monstrous Machine Has Dried Squirrel Eyes and Deadly Rotary Jaws
Survival Research Labs founder Mark Pauline has made a crazy machine that features rotary jaws and eyeballs made from dried squirrels encased in rotating glass orbs. Yes, you read that right. This monstrosity is simultaneously silly and terrifying.

A Song of Ice and Fire Cyvasse Board Game Actually Exists

A Song of Ice and Fire Cyvasse Board Game Actually Exists
If you have read the A Song of Ice and Fire books, then you already know the game of Cyvasse, but there has never been an official description of how the game looks, so people have been creating their own versions.

Star Trek Planetary Glasses are Perfect for Romulan Ale

Star Trek Planetary Glasses are Perfect for Romulan Ale
We all know that it can be hard to resist taking shots when friends are around. This problem is compounded when the shot glass is a Borg cube, which makes resisting tequila futile. This set of Star Trek inspired glasses includes four ten ounce glasses with prints of Earth, Vulcan, Romulus, and Qo’nos printed on them.

The Piggyback Driver Helmet Turns Parents into Vehicles

The Piggyback Driver Helmet Turns Parents into Vehicles
If you’re a parent with a young child, you know all about piggyback rides. Well they are about to get much cooler for your kid. The Piggyback Driver lets kids drive their parents like an actual vehicle.

Yoshi Lounger is Perfect for Kart Racing

Yoshi Lounger is Perfect for Kart Racing
They have this really cool go kart race track near my house, and I think it would be the perfect thing to buy this lounger and then go racing there. You could also use this Yoshi Lounger as a super simple Halloween costume.

Star Wars TIE Fighter Desk: For Imperial Accountants

Star Wars TIE Fighter Desk: For Imperial Accountants
Do you dream of being an Imperial pencil pusher? That’s how Grand Moff Tarkin got started. This TIE Fighter desk is part of Rooms to Go’s Star Wars line of furniture and it looks just like the starfighters of the Galactic Empire.

Reflective Camera Bag Improves Photography on the Go

Reflective Camera Bag Improves Photography on the Go
Many photographers carry their gear in a camera bag, and often bring along a reflector to help better illuminate their subjects. Now they can carry just one item that serves both purposes. Betabrand’s Flash Bag makes things easier.

LEGO Minifig Hair Bicycle Helmet: Hair It Is

LEGO Minifig Hair Bicycle Helmet: Hair It Is
Forget riding your bike and having your hair fly in the wind. You are going to look much cooler wearing this LEGO minifig hair helmet. It was created by European creative agency DDB to get kids “excited about bicycle safety.” I’m not sure about it’s effectiveness, but probably will make them more excited to play with LEGO bricks.

Researchers Send Secure Passwords via the Human Body

Researchers Send Secure Passwords via the Human Body
A team of electrical engineers and computer scientists from the University of Washington have teamed up to create what they say is a much more secure way to transmit passwords. Currently, most passwords are sent via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi where they can be captured by hackers and possibly cracked.

Epic Reinhardt Overwatch Cosplay Wins $15k at TwitchCon

Epic Reinhardt Overwatch Cosplay Wins $15k at TwitchCon
Just look at this Overwatch Reinhardt cosplay which took the stage by storm at this year’s TwitchCon. It’s all kinds of awesome. I really don’t get how he made this thing. The costume is gigantic and clearly there must be some sort of stilts involved.
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