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Archive for January 2018

Nike PG2 PlayStation Sneakers Have DualSock Support

Nike PG2 PlayStation Sneakers Have DualSock Support
Nike’s PG2 shoe was created in collaboration with Sony and is obviously inspired by the PlayStation. It is basketball player Paul George’s new signature shoe. George plays for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder and is also an avid gamer.

Apple II Blu-ray/DVD Drive: Disk to the Future

Apple II Blu-ray/DVD Drive: Disk to the Future
With the advent of HD and 4K streaming video, you may think that physical disks are obsolete. But frankly, most of the 1080p Blu-ray discs I’ve played on my home theater system look better than even 4K streamed content out there because of the compression streaming services apply to reduce bandwidth usage.
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This Flash Drive Self-Destructs After Killing Your Computer

This Flash Drive Self-Destructs After Killing Your Computer
Even when they deliver malicious software, most USB drives don’t explode afterward, thank God. They just quietly sit there, having done their job. But a hacker who goes by “MG” on Medium has detailed a recent project where he created a Mission Impossible-style flash drive that does blow up after ruining your computer.

LG Demos 65-Inch Rollable OLED TV

LG Demos 65-Inch Rollable OLED TV
Last week we showed you LG’s latest TV that rolls up like a poster and now we have some video to share of the company giving a demo. At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, LG showed off their 65-inch rollable OLED television, and folks were appropriately wowwed.

Flying Bathtub Drone: Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Six Rotors in a Tub

Flying Bathtub Drone: Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Six Rotors in a Tub
Well here’s a new one. Below are some videos of The Real Life Guys constructing and testing a manned hexacopter drone which happens to be made from a bathtub. You might ask yourself, why choose a bathtub?

This Star Wars X-Wing Pen Costs Over $1800, Astromech Not Included

This Star Wars X-Wing Pen Costs Over $1800, Astromech Not Included
As far as fancy pens go, I can’t think of anything geekier than this S.T. Dupont Star Wars X-Wing rollerball pen. Or more expensive, but we’ll get to that. This is a beautiful desk accessory for the wealthy.

Retro-Bit Go Retro! Portable Is Loaded with 300 Licensed Games

Retro-Bit Go Retro! Portable Is Loaded with 300 Licensed Games
Retro-Bit revealed some exciting news at CES this past week in the form of a handheld game system loaded with old-school classics. The company calls it the Go Retro! It has a Game Boy style look, but in a black and red color scheme, with 4 buttons.

Modder Turns NERF Rival Blaster Into 2,000-Round Minigun

Modder Turns NERF Rival Blaster Into 2,000-Round Minigun
It’s always fun to see people mod NERF guns into badass killing machines. Well, not killing machines exactly, with that foam ammo, but still, they can be pretty awesome. NERF’s Rival blasters fire small foam balls at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour.

This 3D Printed Measuring Cube Should Be in Every Kitchen

This 3D Printed Measuring Cube Should Be in Every Kitchen
If you like to cook, it’s important that you measure your ingredients properly. It’s especially critical for baking. That said, every kitchen needs a set of measuring spoons and cups. Here’s a cool design for a kitchen gadget which combines a variety of measurement sizes into a single cube.

Razer Built a Giant Working Mechanical Keyboard

Razer Built a Giant Working Mechanical Keyboard
Many people love mechanical keyboards. In fact, mechanical keyboards are making a comeback these days as people find them to provide better feedback and faster typing compared to skinny modern keyboards. If you love mechanical keyboards, you’ll be happy to know that Razer built a giant one that they had on display at its CES booth this year.

New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition Coming This Month

New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition Coming This Month
This past weekend, Nintendo announced a few cool pieces of news. One is that the goofy crime-solving game Detective Pikachu is finally coming to the US, and the company also revealed this cool new Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition to coincide with that news.

Dark Souls Coming to Nintendo Switch This May

Dark Souls Coming to Nintendo Switch This May
Usually when I think of Nintendo, I think of cartoony games like Super Mario Bros. and Splatoon, so when I hear about a more adult and darker title coming to a Nintendo system, it sounds weird to me.

Hyperkin Ultra GB: An Aluminum Game Boy Classic

Hyperkin Ultra GB: An Aluminum Game Boy Classic
Nostalgia among gaming nerds is big business. The NES and SNES Classic Edition retro consoles are still selling out. Obviously a Game Boy Classic Edition must be on the way from Nintendo, right? Maybe, but Hyperkin is working on its own remake and beating them to the punch.

Now Your Cat Can Sleep in a Giant Fruit Tart

Now Your Cat Can Sleep in a Giant Fruit Tart
Cats and desserts have one thing in common – and no, I don’t mean that time you found a hairball in your pudding. They can both be pretty sweet. Now you can celebrate this connection with this whimsical pet bed that looks just like a giant fruit tart.

Someone Built a 15-Minute-long Alien Roller Coaster In a Sim Game

Someone Built a 15-Minute-long Alien Roller Coaster In a Sim Game
The original Alien movies were definitely rollercoaster rides in their own right, but now you can go for a ride on an amazing Alien themed thrill ride, courtesy of Hin Nya. He built the elaborate ride using amusement park construction and management simulator Planet Coaster.

Instasaber iPhone App Turns Paper into a Virtual Lightsaber

Instasaber iPhone App Turns Paper into a Virtual Lightsaber
We’ve all dreamed of owning our own lightsaber, just like the ones that Luke and Darth Vader used in the movies. Sure, you can buy props that look pretty awesome, but we all want a lightsaber that is actually made of light, like in the movies.
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