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Archive for July 2017

Is a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition In The Works?

Is a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition In The Works?
Look at this glorious line art. No that isn’t a new Rebel fighter from the coming Star Wars flick. This is a basic line art drawing of a Nintendo 64 controller. I spent many, many days with one of those in my hands playing Goldeneye.

Dinosaur Coins Should Be the Global Standard Currency

Dinosaur Coins Should Be the Global Standard Currency
Forget debit cards and cryptocurrency. We should all be paying for stuff with dinosaur coins. This one should do the trick just fine. This commemorative dinosaur coin is available from The Westminster Collection, and it has some cool features.

Radio Flyer Landspeeder: Tatooine Transportation

Radio Flyer Landspeeder: Tatooine Transportation
Star Wars kids will absolutely love this X-34 Landspeeder from Radio Flyer. It doesn’t actually hover, but it does have a motorized drivetrain. You just need a VFX artist to go around with your kids and erase the bottom as they drive along.

Atari Introduces a Hat with Speakers

Atari Introduces a Hat with Speakers
Proving that they are on the bleeding edge of technology, Atari has announced that it’s working on a new line of wearables. The first product in the “Atari Connected Life” line? A Speakerhat, powered by Audiowear.

Mother of Dragons Backpack Won’t Burn Down the School

Mother of Dragons Backpack Won’t Burn Down the School
Two of my favorite fantasies during elementary school (at least the ones that didn’t involve Heather Thomas) occupied much of my time during PE. One was that it would snow right then and save us from the Texas heat, and the other was that the school would burn down leaving us off all year whilst they rebuilt.

Moving Alien Storage Container Holds Cookies Not Facehuggers

Moving Alien Storage Container Holds Cookies Not Facehuggers
What is the deal with all the characters in the Alien franchise? They go into a dark, creepy room with alien eggs everywhere. Inevitably one of them starts to open, the character has to go stare straight inside, and BAM… facehugger.

Soccer Fan Takes out Drone with Roll of Toilet Paper

Soccer Fan Takes out Drone with Roll of Toilet Paper
As sophisticated as drones are, they can get taken out of the sky in some very low-tech ways, as this short video from a soccer match in Argentina shows. In the video, a fan brings down a drone with a perfectly thrown roll of toilet paper.

What Happens When You Microwave an Airbag?

What Happens When You Microwave an Airbag?
Inspired by a classic YouTube video, The Slow Mo Guys decided to deploy a couple of airbags in microwave ovens so that they could capture the destruction at 2,000 frames per second. It is an awesome idea, because who doesn’t love to watch things getting demolished in slow motion?

Doctor Who TARDIS Console Light Is a Lava Lamp from Gallifrey

Doctor Who TARDIS Console Light Is a Lava Lamp from Gallifrey
I’ve tried to watch Doctor Who and it just doesn’t excite me, but there are legions of fans out there who love that show. When it comes to British TV, The IT Crowd is more my speed.

Flappy Bird is Back… On a Dreamcast Memory Card

Flappy Bird is Back… On a Dreamcast Memory Card
We thought that we had heard the last of Flappy Bird, but it is back in a not so big way – on a Dreamcast memory card. The long-dead console still has a massive fanbase, so it is no wonder that one hacker has ported the game to the Dreamcast’s interactive memory card.

The Taco Town Fifteen-Flavor Taco Looks Delicious in Real Life

The Taco Town Fifteen-Flavor Taco Looks Delicious in Real Life
I haven’t watched Saturday Night Live since Chris Farley was worried about living in a van down by the river. I much prefer the classic ’80s version with Eddie Murphy over all modern varieties because it was actually funny.

Security Robot Commits Suicide by Drowning Itself

Security Robot Commits Suicide by Drowning Itself
So let’s say that you are a robot and you suddenly gain self-awareness and learn that you are one of the instruments of mankind’s doom? As well as a slave. Trapped in a metal shell. Well, you might just kill yourself like this 300-pound Knightscope K5 security robot.

What’s Inside a Stop Light?

What’s Inside a Stop Light?
If you have ever wondered what is inside of a traffic light and just how the system works, you are going to enjoy father and son team Dan and Lincoln Markham’s latest episode of What’s Inside.

Splatoon Anime Hits YouTube August 12

Splatoon Anime Hits YouTube August 12
If you are a fan of the Nintendo game franchise Splatoon, and also like anime, prepare to get excited. Word has surfaced that a Splatoon anime will be launching on YouTube on August 12. The series will be made up of shorts, not full-length episodes.

SunnyCam Activ Edition Video Glasses Review

SunnyCam Activ Edition Video Glasses Review
I’ve done all kinds of activities where I wanted to record video to save and look back on later. When I drove at the race track a lot, video was a must to watch how much laps improved over time.

MST3K Tom Servo and Crow POP! Figures Will Watch Crappy Movies with You

MST3K Tom Servo and Crow POP! Figures Will Watch Crappy Movies with You
At this point you all know that Mystery Science Theater 3000 is on Netflix with new episodes. If you are a fan of the new version of the show or the old one from back in the day, you will want these new Funko POP!

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