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Archive for August 2018

John Wick Action Figure Wants to Avenge His Dog Action Figure

John Wick Action Figure Wants to Avenge His Dog Action Figure
I remember when John Wick first hit the theaters and I heard his killing rampage was over his dead dog. I thought that was kind of a dumb premise and didn’t go see it in theaters.

Atari 2600 Returns as Handheld Console and New Plug-and-play Joystick

Atari 2600 Returns as Handheld Console and New Plug-and-play Joystick
If you want to relive some of that ’80s gaming glory you had on the Atari, there’s are a couple of new ways to enjoy that, courtesy of PQube. For starters, the Atari Retro Handheld system features a 2.4″ LCD screen, looks inspired by the classic console, and comes packed with 50 games inside.
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Vizio Adds Free TV Channels to Its SmartCast TVs with WatchFree

Vizio Adds Free TV Channels to Its SmartCast TVs with WatchFree
These days, when you buy most TVs, you get some sort of smart TV functionality built in so you can stream content. But the vast majority of these streaming services require an additional subscription fee, adding to the cost of your broadband connection and the TV itself.

Racing Toy Cars on a Treadmill Looks Like More Fun Than NASCAR

Racing Toy Cars on a Treadmill Looks Like More Fun Than NASCAR
Check out these toy cars racing their hearts out. This race looks pretty intense, but these cars aren’t even technically racing. They are on a treadmill, and the belt is moving, not the cars. Still, if you look at the footage in Diego Jesus Asim’s treadmill racing videos for a little while it almost looks like a real race with the ground moving by fast underneath them.

Russian Arms Maker Reveals Mecha Concept: You Have Five Seconds to Comply

Russian Arms Maker Reveals Mecha Concept: You Have Five Seconds to Comply
Famed Russian arms maker Kalashnikov wants to branch out from making guns, and get to the serious business of making mechs. That’s where the REAL carnage is at. Recently they were showing off their wares at the Army-2018 International Forum in Moscow, and one of its coolest designs is a mech that looks a lot like ED-209 from Robocop.

An Awesome Rubberband Version of Han Solo’s Blaster

An Awesome Rubberband Version of Han Solo’s Blaster
Han Solo’s iconic sidearm, the DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol is a solid sci-fi gun. The design is rugged and cool, plus it shoots lasers. What more do you need? These qualities make it an instant classic.

Real Life Homer Simpson: The D’oh of Your Nightmares

Real Life Homer Simpson: The D’oh of Your Nightmares
Last summer, artist Miguel Vasquez created some images that show what Spongebob and Patrick would look like in real life. The renderings were the stuff of nightmares. Now, Vasquez is back with a rendering of what Homer Simpson would look like if you ran into him on the street.

Self-balancing Electric Skateboard Can Hit 17 mph

Self-balancing Electric Skateboard Can Hit 17 mph
If you are into skateboarding, but want to do it with as little effort as possible, this might be just the ticket. The Autobalancing Electric Skateboard lets riders zoom along at speeds up to 17 mph while the skateboard does the hard part of keeping them upright.

Building a Super Mario Bros. Maze for a Rat

Building a Super Mario Bros. Maze for a Rat
Do you have a pet rat? Do you want to build a maze for him or her to hang out in? If so, you might as well make a geeky one – something that will entertain you as much as it does your rat friend. 

This Tiny Holographic Girlfriend Is Ready to Move in

This Tiny Holographic Girlfriend Is Ready to Move in
Gatebox’s Azuma Hikari is a holographic digital assistant who doubles as a virtual girlfriend. She stands 8 inches tall and lives in a glass capsule, which you can put anywhere in your tiny dark apartment. In this commercial for the creepy Japanese gadget, this guy actually leaves work early because his holographic girlfriend texts him.

These Flaming Demon Fireplace Skulls Will Terrify Your Neighbors

These Flaming Demon Fireplace Skulls Will Terrify Your Neighbors
If you want to make your fires look badass, there’s only one way to do it. Throw in a demon skull or two. You can toss them in your fire right next to those human skull logs that the same company was selling a while back.

PlayStation Controller Coffee Mug: Live In Your World, Drink in Ours

PlayStation Controller Coffee Mug: Live In Your World, Drink in Ours
Like many of you, I’ve been playing games on Sony PlayStation consoles since the very first generation. I’ve also been drinking coffee for decades – though recent medical issues have forced me to stick to decaf – blah.

I’ve Got Pac-Man Fever, And The Only Cure Is These Boxer Briefs

I’ve Got Pac-Man Fever, And The Only Cure Is These Boxer Briefs
Do you have Pac-Man fever? Is it driving you crazy? Well, calm down my arcade loving friend. Wear these Pac-Man Boxer Briefs. They’re perfect for when things get too hot and you just have to play Pac-Man for hours in your shorts.

Rick and Morty Trivial Pursuit Answers All the Questions in the Multiverse

Rick and Morty Trivial Pursuit Answers All the Questions in the Multiverse
Trivial Pursuit is generally one of those games some hate to play, and others love. The original game had questions based on all sorts of general knowlege, and there are numerous versions for fans of specific movies or shows.

This Robot Will Tie Your Shoelaces for You

This Robot Will Tie Your Shoelaces for You
Knowing how to tie your shoes is a pretty important skill to have, because if you don’t know how, your shoes are going to fall off all day long. Well, guess what? Robots are now doing this for us so that we humans can forget how to do one more thing.

Breakthrough in Banana Science Means a Perfectly Ripe Banana Every Day

Breakthrough in Banana Science Means a Perfectly Ripe Banana Every Day
Thanks to Gwen Stefani, I can actually spell b-a-n-a-n-a, so that’s good. The problem I have with bananas is that I hate them. I blame the banana-flavored numbing goo my childhood dentist used and the horrid taste of the banana itself.
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