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Archive for December 2016

Proto Man Buster Replica: Wearable Weapon

Proto Man Buster Replica: Wearable Weapon
Mega Man fans, here’s another item for your Christmas wish list. What we’ve got here is a full-size replica of Proto Man’s plasma arm cannon. It doesn’t just sit there on a shelf and look cool either.

Super Nintendo World to Open at Universal Studios Japan Before 2020 Olympics

Super Nintendo World to Open at Universal Studios Japan Before 2020 Olympics
Universal Studios Japan has announced that it will be opening its new Super Nintendo World section of the theme park in time for the 2020 Olympic games, which will be held in Tokyo. The theme park is located in Osaka and will be adding a number of Nintendo-themed attractions and shops that are aimed at people of all ages.

UPS Introduces Electric Trike Delivery: United Pedaling Service

UPS Introduces Electric Trike Delivery: United Pedaling Service
That is the shortest UPS truck that I have ever seen. That’s because it isn’t a truck at all. It’s more of a package delivery trike. This is one of UPS’ ways of addressing concerns about environmental sustainability, while easing traffic in urban areas.

The Birth of Venus: Princess Leia Edition

The Birth of Venus: Princess Leia Edition
I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like. And I like artist Travis Chapman’s take on Botticelli’s Birth of Venus painting featuring Princess Leia in her slave outfit. This original acrylic painting would look great in your man cave or geek themed room.

Xbox One Controller Coffee Table: Are Those Thumbsticks or Footsticks?

Xbox One Controller Coffee Table: Are Those Thumbsticks or Footsticks?
Fans of the Xbox One console, here’s the next piece of furniture for your living room. Yep, this is a coffee table in the shape of an enormous Xbox One controller. South Carolina artist Scott Blackwell of WoodCurve created this jumbo controller coffee table, which does a great job mimicking Microsoft’s game controller.

Review: Yuneec Breeze 4K Flying Camera Drone

Review: Yuneec Breeze 4K Flying Camera Drone
The drone market is pretty jampacked these days, so it’s pretty tough to decide which one to buy. While there are some great high-end models for advanced flyers and aerial photographers, they have a tendency to cost $800 to $1000.

Scientists Buy Amber with Feathered Dinosaur Tail Inside

Scientists Buy Amber with Feathered Dinosaur Tail Inside
In Myanmar, they have a mine where the haul out all sorts of amber with ancient bugs and plants trapped inside. These mined amber chunks apparently end up in a bazaar where they are sold to be used in jewelry.

Ewok Backpack Buddy Won’t Crush Your Head with Logs

Ewok Backpack Buddy Won’t Crush Your Head with Logs
Growing up, my cousin and I were nearly the same exact age so we hung out together a lot. His younger brother was several years younger than us and that meant we often teamed up to torment him in various ways.

Foldscope Is a 140x Microscope That Fits in Your Pocket

Foldscope Is a 140x Microscope That Fits in Your Pocket
There is a whole universe that we can only see through a microscope. But high powered microscopes are cumbersome and often quite expensive. The Foldscope can help you check out the microscopic world and goes anywhere.

Review: Skulpt Smart Fitness Trainer

Review: Skulpt Smart Fitness Trainer
While many of us work out on a regular basis, we don’t really have a good sense of our actual fitness, other than maybe our weight and how we feel. Fitness fanatics will definitely want to check out this gadget, which is capable of measuring key data about your muscle and fat composition, providing greater insight into how your body is really doing.

Google’s Cool Virtual Tour Gives You a Taste of Christmas in New York City

Google’s Cool Virtual Tour Gives You a Taste of Christmas in New York City
I’ve never been to New York City for the holidays, but I have seen plenty of movies over the years where kids have their noses pressed up against the glass store windows checking out all the displays.

Jetovator Watercraft Turned Into Star Wars Speeder Bikes

Jetovator Watercraft Turned Into Star Wars Speeder Bikes
You may have seen these Jetovator flying, water-powered jet ski things in videos in the past, but you’ve never seen them like this. With the help of an ample supply of duct tape, video wizard Devin Supertramp has turned them into some awesome Star Wars speeder bikes.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Teaser Lands Ahead of New Trailer

Spider-Man: Homecoming Teaser Lands Ahead of New Trailer
I have always been a big fan of superhero movies going all the way back to the Superman flicks of the ’80s. While I’ve been a bit bored by some of the movies lately, I’m thankful that surprises like Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool have come along to shake off that funk.

The MONO Lamp Is Inspired by TV Test Patterns

The MONO Lamp Is Inspired by TV Test Patterns
Designer Simon Forgacs’ MONO Lamp is a colorful and modern lighting fixture that I think we can all agree looks pretty damn cool. The globe-shaped tabletop lamp was inspired by his childhood fascination with TV test patterns.

Skyrim and Fallout Virtual Pinball Machines Are Here

Skyrim and Fallout Virtual Pinball Machines Are Here
If you love pinball, you’ll love this news. Xbox One and PC owners can now get Bethesda’s new Skyrim, Fallout and Doom themed pinball machines. They are available today as DLC for the game Pinball FX 2.

This Lexus Is Covered with 42,000 Programmable LEDs

This Lexus Is Covered with 42,000 Programmable LEDs
Check out this one-of-a-kind Lexus LIT IS. This unique version of the Lexus LS sports sedan is covered with 41,999 programmable LEDs. It can display animations, respond to hand gestures, even act as a giant visualizer for the music playing in the car.

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