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Archive for June 2019

ThinkGeek Is Closing Its Website?!?

ThinkGeek Is Closing Its Website?!?
Over the years around here, we have perused ThinkGeek on the daily looking for cool stuff that geeks would want. We’ve also purchased more than a few of those geeky items for ourselves. I still have that air guitar shirt that plays music around here somewhere.

Amazon Pegasus Robots Sort Packages

Amazon Pegasus Robots Sort Packages
Amazon is showing off its latest robots in use at its sorting center in Denver, Colorado. Their orange Pegasus robots are 2 feet-high and 3 feet-wide, and are designed specifically to swiftly sort packages and get them on their way.

Terminator Dark Fate T-800 Action Figure Is Back

Terminator Dark Fate T-800 Action Figure Is Back
When Arnold said “I’ll be Back” in The Terminator, he solidified his throne as the summer blockbuster lead for the next several decades. The T-800 has appeared in several sequels, and this November he’s back again in Terminator: Dark Fate.

DJI RoboMaster S1 Robot Is a Programmable Wonder

DJI RoboMaster S1 Robot Is a Programmable Wonder
Chinese tech company DJI is best known for its excellent photography drones. Now they’ve taken their expertise in remote-controlled vehicle design, and applied it to an earth-bound vehicle, dubbed the RoboMaster S1. This $499 robot isn’t just for play though, it’s designed to teach kids (and kids at heart) about robotics.

Funko Pop! Alex Trebek Figure: I Lost on Jeopardy, Baby.

Funko Pop! Alex Trebek Figure: I Lost on Jeopardy, Baby.
Jeopardy has been on TV seemingly forever, and with the recent health woes of host Alex Trebek, it’s possible it won’t be on the air too much longer. You can pay tribute to your favorite very serious game show host with this Funko Pop!

Crazy Strong Metal Foam Armor Stops .50 Cal Armor Piercing Rounds

Crazy Strong Metal Foam Armor Stops .50 Cal Armor Piercing Rounds
Scientists from NC State University have created a new type of armor that could replace the rolled steel sort of military applications. The team created the new armor using a composite metal foam (CMF) that is less than half the weight of normal armor but can stop .50 cal ball and armor piercing ammo.

Amazon’s Latest Prime Air Delivery Drone Revealed

Amazon’s Latest Prime Air Delivery Drone Revealed
Amazon has been working on delivery by drone for a while now. And now the world’s largest online retailer has revealed its latest drone variant. The newly-revealed Amazon Prime Air delivery drone flies using a similar approach to VTOL aircraft, taking off and landing vertically, but orienting itself horizontally once airborne.

Cassie Robot Tries on a Pair of “Hovershoes”

Cassie Robot Tries on a Pair of “Hovershoes”
Bipedal robots are those that walk using two legs like humans do. The problem is that this isn’t always the fastest way to travel. That’s why humans developed wheeled transports like cars, bikes, roller skates, and even so-called “hoverboards.”

We Want to Play this LEGO Donkey Kong Arcade Machine

We Want to Play this LEGO Donkey Kong Arcade Machine
LEGO makes some really cool kits, but as far as I know, they’ve never released a set that looked like an arcade machine. But after seeing this awesome build by brick-building expert Frostbricks, I really hope they consider it.

Pitfall! Atari Cartridge Throw Blanket Won’t Protect You from Crocodiles or Scorpions

Pitfall! Atari Cartridge Throw Blanket Won’t Protect You from Crocodiles or Scorpions
Man, I loved Atari when I was a kid. I got all wrapped up in those games. And guess what? Now I can wrap myself up in Pitfall! for real and feel its cozy embrace. This Pitfall!

Michelin Plans to Produce Airless Tires by 2024

Michelin Plans to Produce Airless Tires by 2024
Forget having to fill up your car tires ever again. Airless tires are where it’s at. Soon you won’t have to worry about getting flat tires and filling them up to the proper pressure levels. The Uptis (Unique Puncture-proof Tire System) is a line of airless tires that Michelin and GM have teamed up to launch on some consumer vehicles by 2024.

Credit Card Machines Perform Super Mario Bros Theme

Credit Card Machines Perform Super Mario Bros Theme
Yep, you’ve heard the Super Mario Bros. theme a million times. Now make it a million and ONE with this rendition performed by a couple of credit card terminals by the Device Orchestra. It’s pretty cool and sounds authentic.

Rather Boring “Days of Play” Steel Black PS4 Now Available

Rather Boring “Days of Play” Steel Black PS4 Now Available
Sony has launched a new limited edition game console for its annual Days of Play. This year the console is rather boring to look at after last year’s was a slick blue color. Sony calls this year’s limited edition “steel black,” and it looks like a basic black and gray two-tone.

Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot Plays Dead

Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot Plays Dead
We’ve seen Boston Dynamics’ animal-inspired robots perform some impressive tasks over the years, from stacking boxes, to doing backflips, to performing sick dance moves, to pulling an airplane. But you can’t expect robot perfection 100% of the time, can you?

Xbox Deodorant, Body Spray, and Shower Gel: Aroma Achievement Unlocked

Xbox Deodorant, Body Spray, and Shower Gel: Aroma Achievement Unlocked
Do you take your Xbox gaming seriously? Serious enough to smell like an Xbox? Or at least use Xbox branded deodorant, body spray or shower gel? Well, your wish has come true. Microsoft wants to help you smell like a video game console.

Hodor Doormat Stops Dirt from Entering Your Castle

Hodor Doormat Stops Dirt from Entering Your Castle
One of the best characters in Game of Thrones was Hodor. He was a simple-minded brute that carried Bran around after the was tossed off the tower by Jamie. We’ve seen Hodor door stoppers in the past, and now here’s something else for your Hodor fans.

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