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The WOWCube Is a Rubik’s Cube-like Gaming System with 24 Screens

The WOWCube Is a Rubik’s Cube-like Gaming System with 24 Screens
What do you get when you combine a Rubik’s Cube with mobile gaming capabilities? The WOWCube Entertainment System, a $250 gaming platform with 8 processors powering 24 individual screens that allows players to twist, tap, shake, and tilt the unit to play games and solve puzzles.

Star Trek TNG Shuttlecraft House Slippers: The Final Frontier for Feet

Star Trek TNG Shuttlecraft House Slippers: The Final Frontier for Feet
Do you know what my feet have been missing? A pedicure. My wife won’t even let me sleep without socks on because she’s worried I might make accidental contact. They’ve also been missing these Star Trek: The Next Generation house slippers, perfect for boldly going downstairs for breakfast on a Saturday morning.
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Jar Jar Binks Replaces the Subject in Fine Art Paintings

Jar Jar Binks Replaces the Subject in Fine Art Paintings
Jar Jar Binks: hands down everyone’s favorite Star Wars character, even beating out the space slug that almost eats the Millennium Falcon. And now thanks to the work of artist scadarts, he’s can also be everyone’s favorite fine art subject.

Watch a 1978 X-Wing Toy Restored to New Condition (without Using The Force)

Watch a 1978 X-Wing Toy Restored to New Condition (without Using The Force)
Proving there are few things more satisfying to watch than a job well done, YouTuber Rescue & Restore documents the process by which he carefully returns an original 1978 Star Wars X-Wing toy to its former glory.

LEGO’s Realistic Flower Bouquet Set: Stop and Smell the Plastic

LEGO’s Realistic Flower Bouquet Set: Stop and Smell the Plastic
What do you get the LEGO loving lover in your life? How about LEGO set #10280, the 756-piece Creator Flower Bouquet? The $50 flower set makes the perfect gift to build with your special someone and is being released just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The Moflin is a Tribble-like AI Pet with Emotional Capabilities

The Moflin is a Tribble-like AI Pet with Emotional Capabilities
What you’re looking at is an artificial intelligence-driven furry electronic pet that can express its own emotions via movement and sound. The Moflin’s AI allows its emotions to constantly change based on its environment – much like a real pet’s, except you’ll save a small fortune on pet food.

A Robotic Trombone Machine: For the Marching Band of the Future

A Robotic Trombone Machine: For the Marching Band of the Future
Since “just because you can” is as good a reason as any to do something these days, the engineers at iSax Laboratories took it upon themselves to try building a MIDI-controlled robotic trombone. The result? Well, the result is what you’ll hear below, which is by no means the best trombone playing I’ve ever heard.

Pikachu Centipede Body Pillows: Gotta Catch ‘Em Aaaaah!

Pikachu Centipede Body Pillows: Gotta Catch ‘Em Aaaaah!
What has a Pikachu head, entirely too many body segments, and nobody asked for? If you answered a Pikachu centipede body pillow, then you’re correct. Available from Chinese online retailer AliExpress, falling asleep with one of these ‘Very Long Pikachu Insect Plushes’ can almost guarantee a poor night’s sleep filled entirely with nightmares.

This Beanbag Chair Is Designed to Be Filled with Stuffed Animals

This Beanbag Chair Is Designed to Be Filled with Stuffed Animals
Because who has room in their home for a beanbag chair AND a pile of stuffed animals, Creative QT designed the Stuff ‘n Sit stuffed animal storage beanbag chair. So it’s not really a beanbag chair, is it?

A Smartphone Enabled Hamster Wheel For Measuring Your Pet’s Exercise

A Smartphone Enabled Hamster Wheel For Measuring Your Pet’s Exercise
Pets: just like humans, they need exercise. Granted I don’t do any, but I do understand its importance. Isn’t that half the battle? Oh, G.I. Joe is shaking his head no. Enter the Marathon Pets Smart Wheel, a hamster/small rodent wheel that is supposed to connect humans with their pets via their running activity.

Green Bean, Corn, and Carrot-flavored Hard Candies: Be Sure to Eat Your Veggies

Green Bean, Corn, and Carrot-flavored Hard Candies: Be Sure to Eat Your Veggies
Because apparently there’s a market for absolutely everything, Archie McPhee has created these hard candies that taste like vegetables. A 2.5-ounce tin will set you back $5 and contains a mix of green bean, corn, and carrot flavored candies.

Tentacled Cocktail Glasses: Sipping Under the Sea

Tentacled Cocktail Glasses: Sipping Under the Sea
Looking for the perfect cocktail glasses to compliment your ocean-themed home bar? How about these octopus glasses from Cerahome? Each glass holds four ounces of your favorite cocktail (or poison if you’re hosting a murder mystery) and would look great in the hand of Ursula while she steals your voice in exchange for legs.

A Commemorative Coin to Celebrate the End of 2020

A Commemorative Coin to Celebrate the End of 2020
2020: it was an inextinguishable dumpster fire. And to celebrate its end/our survival, Antsy Labs is releasing this A.D. 2020: This Is Fine’ commemorative coin. Emblazoned with the year’s lowlights like the coronavirus, Australian wildfires, and murder hornets, it serves as a reminder of all the hardships we’ve overcome.

Hand Shaped ‘Sign of the Horns’ Headphone and Accessory Holders: Rock On!

Hand Shaped ‘Sign of the Horns’ Headphone and Accessory Holders: Rock On!
Created by Luckies of London Ltd. for those who enjoy rocking out but still respecting their roommate’s quiet-time hours, these are the Rock On headphone and accessory holders, shaped like a hand making the classic ‘sign of the horns’ hand gesture.

Scientists Develop Butt Scanner Because Fingerprints Aren’t Enough

Scientists Develop Butt Scanner Because Fingerprints Aren’t Enough
Our butts: just like our fingerprints, they’re all unique. And now scientists at Stanford University have developed a prototype ‘smart toilet’ (links to their scientific paper) that can identify an individual based on their unique, um, analprint.

Artificial Intelligence Creates an Infinite Bass Solo

Artificial Intelligence Creates an Infinite Bass Solo
The pinnacle of human achievement: we’ve finally reached it. What we have here is a never-ending bass solo generated by a recurrent neural network (RNN). It was trained on two hours of bass improvisation by musician Adam Neely.
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