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Archive for December 2016

HyperDrive Fixes MacBook Pro’s Lack of Connectivity

HyperDrive Fixes MacBook Pro’s Lack of Connectivity
There have been many times of late when I have sat back and wondered what Apple was thinking. Sometimes I feel like Tim Cook is sitting in his office thinking up what he can do to mess with Apple fans today.

Japanese Restaurant Will Pay You 50,000 Yen to Eat This Ramen Quickly

Japanese Restaurant Will Pay You 50,000 Yen to Eat This Ramen Quickly
*Que Eye of the Tiger* Look at this giant bowl of ramen. It’s got lots of chicken in it. This isn’t a family meal. No, this meal is a challenge issued by a Tokyo eatery called Umakara Ramen Hyouri.

Star Wars R2-D2 Tape Measure: R-Tool-D-Tool

Star Wars R2-D2 Tape Measure: R-Tool-D-Tool
This R2-D2 tape measure belongs in every X-Wing pilot’s tool kit. This versatile astromech droid is now an adorable tape measure. I’m not sure what units they use in a galaxy far, far away, but this tape measure uses inches and centimeters.

Shotgun Guitar: Shreddin’ and Shootin’

Shotgun Guitar: Shreddin’ and Shootin’
Let’s form a band. Cool, I call shotgun! When shotguns and guitars combine, you get a musical weapon that will make you a rock God. You can also take care of those pesky fans that rush the stage and make an example of them.

Lightsaber Immersion Blender: An Elegant Appliance for a More Civilized Time

Lightsaber Immersion Blender: An Elegant Appliance for a More Civilized Time
Sometimes you just need to blend something and while you could dig out your old school blender with the beaters you can lick aftewards or you could get really cool with this lightsaber immersion blender. It has a handle that looks like Anakin Skywalker’s original lightsaber, complete with a blue blade.

Guy Builds Working Version of Batman’s Grappling Hook Gun

Guy Builds Working Version of Batman’s Grappling Hook Gun
If you have ever wanted a grappling hook gun like Batman uses, you’ll want to check out this video in which engineer James Hobson of Hacksmith Industries built a real working version. The finished gun is actually nice and compact.

LEGO Ford’s Office from Westworld: I Don’t See Anything in This Picture

LEGO Ford’s Office from Westworld: I Don’t See Anything in This Picture
If you haven’t watched Westworld yet, you’re missing one of the best science fiction series to hit TV in a long time. It’s packed with mysteries, awesome visuals, great characters, and lots of cool Easter eggs.

Amazon Testing a Grocery Store with No Checkout

Amazon Testing a Grocery Store with No Checkout
It was rumored to be happening for quite a while now, and Amazon just officially announced its first ever brick and mortar grocery store. The big new idea is that there’s no checkout. All you have to do is just tap your phone on a detector when you walk in and then walk out with your food.

Star Trek Tridimensional Chess Set is Too Complex for Humans

Star Trek Tridimensional Chess Set is Too Complex for Humans
On Star Trek, everything was futuristic from doors that open for you, to replicators that could make you any food you want. Even chess was much more complex and futuristic than it is in the present with the slick tridimensional chess played in the original series.

This Tesla Coil Gun Is Straight out of a Video Game

This Tesla Coil Gun Is Straight out of a Video Game
There aren’t many cooler things than a tesla coil. What is cooler than seeing sparks of electricity fly out like tiny bolts of lightning? Nothing. It looks so damn cool. Even if it can be dangerous.

Epcot Spaceship Earth to Become the Death Star

Epcot Spaceship Earth to Become the Death Star
Disney is working to get all the mileage possible out of its Star Wars purchase and as such it plans to turn that boring Epcot Spaceship Earth silver ball into the Death Star tonight. The catch is that the transformation appears to be for one night only and will be done after normal park hours.

Supercharge Your System with WD Blue + Green SSDs

Supercharge Your System with WD Blue + Green SSDs
If you’re still running traditional hard drives or first generation SSDs on your computer, you owe it to yourself to upgrade to a new SSD. Today’s solid state drives are dramatically faster than hard drives, and early SSDs.

Chocolate Nikon SLR Camera: Smile, and Say Cacao!

Chocolate Nikon SLR Camera: Smile, and Say Cacao!
Christmas time is upon us once again and you know what that means. Gifts, drinks, family, and most important chocolate. Lots of chocolate. If you know someone who is a fan of chocolate and vintage Nikon cameras, we just found the perfect gift for them this holiday season.

Retro TV Smartphone Magnifier: iBoobTube

Retro TV Smartphone Magnifier: iBoobTube
Transform your smartphone into an old school television set with this whimsical gadget from Firebox. The Smartphone Magnifier holds your phone inside of a faux wood television cabinet, and makes it look like your grandparent’s old boob tube.

Review: iKlip Grip Pro – One Smartphone Mount to Rule them All

Review: iKlip Grip Pro – One Smartphone Mount to Rule them All
If you like to shoot videos or photos with your smartphone, chances are you have at least one accessory like a selfie stick or a tripod. Each of these serves a purpose, but it’s frankly a pain to carry around multiple gadgets.

Origin Mechanical Watch by Grayton Is Dumb, But the Band Is Smart

Origin Mechanical Watch by Grayton Is Dumb, But the Band Is Smart
I have a smartwatch, and I will admit that I am tired of the big digital thing on my wrist. It’s not very cool to look at. I really like the idea of this Origin watch from Grayton.

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