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Archive for June 2017

Resident Evil Executioner Majini Statue Is Massive and Terrifying

Resident Evil Executioner Majini Statue Is Massive and Terrifying
I thought the last Resident Evil movie kind of sucked. I did really like the older one where they were stuck in a prison though. That massive stoplight-wielding executioner was pretty cool. Fans of the franchise looking for another cool decoration might want this statue. 

These Pizza Bags Are the Most Glorious of Food Holders

These Pizza Bags Are the Most Glorious of Food Holders
Pizza is easily the best food in the world. It’s got all the major food groups on one easy to hold triangular slice. One of my favorite things is that cold pizza is almost as good the day after as the hot fresh pizza was the day before.

Japanese Airport to Offer Nintendo Check-In

Japanese Airport to Offer Nintendo Check-In
If you travel through Kansai International Airport in Osaka, you will soon be greeted by Nintendo characters everywhere. Because Japan. Beginning on June 23, Nintendo is setting up a special check-in area at the airport’s Terminal 1 with Switch, 3DS, and smart device titles.

Sumo Robots, FIGHT!

Sumo Robots, FIGHT!
While we await our own downfall in the inevitable robopocalypse, at least we can pit robots against each other and make them fight. More wine! If you like to watch robot battles, YouTuber Robert McGregor put together a great compilation video of Japanese sumo robot fights.

Guy Takes Flight on His Giant Drone

Guy Takes Flight on His Giant Drone
Check out this video from amazingdiyprojects as he takes his homemade multi-rotor copter out for its first manned test flights. Yes, it looks like a death trap. He is just sitting there surrounded by dozens of angry, spinning rotors.

How Well Can Voice Assistants Understand Different Accents?

How Well Can Voice Assistants Understand Different Accents?
I’ve tried my hand at various voice assisted devices over the years. Things like Ford’s Sync platform, Siri, and others. Early voice assistant devices like the Ford Sync system in the 2010 Mustang I owned were pretty stupid when it came to recognizing my slight southern accent.

Motorized LEGO Star Wars Droid Battle Diorama is Minifig-eriffic

Motorized LEGO Star Wars Droid Battle Diorama is Minifig-eriffic
OMG look at this LEGO diorama that turned up at Brickworld Indianapolis 2017. It’s an incredible scene inspired by Star Wars and features a massive battle set to take place complete with multiple flying ships, wheeled vehicles, hordes of robots, and lots and lots of stormtroopers.

Neural Network Turns Flowers Into Dinosaurs

Neural Network Turns Flowers Into Dinosaurs
If there is one thing that I have learned, it is that imaging neural networks can produce some creepy results. But sometimes the results can be beautiful too. Chris Rodley used a deep learning algorithm to merge a book of dinosaurs with a book of flower paintings.

TARDIS Beer Stein: Doctor Brew

TARDIS Beer Stein: Doctor Brew
Drink up all of time and space with this awesome TARDIS beer stein. Is it bigger on the inside? I hope so, because I am super thirsty. It certainly might appear that way after you’ve had enough to drink.

Kate Spade Pink T-Rex Purse: Jurassic Purse

Kate Spade Pink T-Rex Purse: Jurassic Purse
A pink T-Rex purse, that’s what more women need on their arms. Now they have a great choice in this Whimsies T-Rex Crossbody Purse from Kate Spade. It is pink obviously, because girls. What we have here is basically a happy non-ferocious looking T-Rex that will hold all of your makeup and stuff.

NakeFit Foot Stickers Keep Your Soles from Burning in Hell

NakeFit Foot Stickers Keep Your Soles from Burning in Hell
Being that I am from Texas, all my childhood memories of the beach revolve around Galveston, Texas. That means Gulf of Mexico water as dirty as a mud puddle, and sand roughly the temperature of the surface of the Sun.

Atari to Make Game Hardware Again

Atari to Make Game Hardware Again
When the first Atari 2600 came out, I wasn’t even in grade school. We had arcades that people spent time in at the local mall or at the gas station, but you never really thought about having videogames at home.

Summon Batman with This Mechanical Laser Light Show Device

Summon Batman with This Mechanical Laser Light Show Device
Lasers are always fun and this project is no exception. What you’re looking at is a hand-cranked device made from 3D printed parts, designed to project a pattern by quickly moving a laser. It was created by Los Angeles software developer Evan Stanford.

Classic Comic Book Covers Recreated with Balloons

Classic Comic Book Covers Recreated with Balloons
Comic book covers are an amazing artform. They can be done in so many styles. Sometimes they are paintings, other times they are finely-detailed color pen and ink panels, but one thing I have never seen on a comic cover are balloon sculptures.

AOC i1659fwux USB Monitor Review: Add an Extra Full HD Screen Wherever You Go

AOC i1659fwux USB Monitor Review: Add an Extra Full HD Screen Wherever You Go
When I’m in the home office, I get the benefit of a huge 27″ 5K display on my iMac, but whenever I’m on the road, I just get the 15″ screen that’s built into my laptop.

ASMR Guided Meditation with Kylo Ren

ASMR Guided Meditation with Kylo Ren
After seeing how he acted out in The Force Awakens, I assumed that Kylo Ren’s bad attitude would only be able to get you riled you up. But it turns out that his deep, mechanically-enhanced voice can also be quite soothing.

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