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Author Archive: Shane McGlaun

How Well Can Voice Assistants Understand Different Accents?

How Well Can Voice Assistants Understand Different Accents?
I’ve tried my hand at various voice assisted devices over the years. Things like Ford’s Sync platform, Siri, and others. Early voice assistant devices like the Ford Sync system in the 2010 Mustang I owned were…

Motorized LEGO Star Wars Droid Battle Diorama is Minifig-eriffic

Motorized LEGO Star Wars Droid Battle Diorama is Minifig-eriffic
OMG look at this LEGO diorama that turned up at Brickworld Indianapolis 2017. It’s an incredible scene inspired by Star Wars and features a massive battle set to take place complete with multiple flying ships, wheeled…
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NakeFit Foot Stickers Keep Your Soles from Burning in Hell

NakeFit Foot Stickers Keep Your Soles from Burning in Hell
Being that I am from Texas, all my childhood memories of the beach revolve around Galveston, Texas. That means Gulf of Mexico water as dirty as a mud puddle, and sand roughly the temperature of the…

Atari to Make Game Hardware Again

Atari to Make Game Hardware Again
When the first Atari 2600 came out, I wasn’t even in grade school. We had arcades that people spent time in at the local mall or at the gas station, but you never really thought about…

Baby Groot Phunny Plush Doesn’t Dance

Baby Groot Phunny Plush Doesn’t Dance
I like Guardians of the Galaxy, and thought Volume 2 was pretty cool too. As with the first movie, Groot pretty much stole the show for me. Baby Groot obliviously dancing away as the opening battle…

Eclipse Telescope Lets You Stare at the Sun and Keep Your Eyes

Eclipse Telescope Lets You Stare at the Sun and Keep Your Eyes
You may or may not know that on Monday, August 21, 2017 there will be a solar eclipse. The coolest thing about this eclipse is that it will be viewable for some people in the US.…

Antzy Top Review: The Coolest Fidget Spinner

Antzy Top Review: The Coolest Fidget Spinner
Fidget spinners get a lot of hate. I think it’s in part because the name implies that the people who play with these things can’t control themselves, which isn’t the case. I can sit still as…

Pennywise POP! Figure Will Show You How to Float Down Here

Pennywise POP! Figure Will Show You How to Float Down Here
One of the creepiest and scariest books that I ever read was Stephen King’s IT. Pennywise the clown was freaky as hell, and in the TV movie based on the book, he was just as disturbing.…

Microsoft Maluuba AI Dominates Atari 2600 Ms. Pac-Man

Microsoft Maluuba AI Dominates Atari 2600 Ms. Pac-Man
I had an Atari 2600 back in the day, and one of the game I played a whole a lot of was Ms. Pac-Man. I sucked at it. I got devoured by ghosts constantly, and never…

Mario Kart VR is Only Landing in Japan… And that’s BS

Mario Kart VR is Only Landing in Japan… And that’s BS
Bandai Namco is doing something super awesome and super annoying at the same time. It’s opening a VR arcade that will have VR version of Mario Kart complete with little karts you can sit in. The…

Thrustmaster Gran Turismo Racing Wheel Puts You in the Cockpit for $800

Thrustmaster Gran Turismo Racing Wheel Puts You in the Cockpit for $800
Thrustmaster has a new racing wheel that is coming to land along with the new Gran Turismo Sport racing game for the PS4. The Thrustmaster T-GT racing wheel is one of the most expensive gaming peripherals…

Pinhead 6-inch Figure Wants to Raise a Little Hell

Pinhead 6-inch Figure Wants to Raise a Little Hell
One of the scariest movies I remember seeing growing up was the original Hellraiser  Pinhead creeped me out something fierce. If you are a fan of the franchise, you will want this Pinhead 6-inch stylized figure…

Skull and Bones is the Best Black Flag Spinoff We Could Hope For

Skull and Bones is the Best Black Flag Spinoff We Could Hope For
E3 is going on right now and one very cool announcement has come from the show already. Ubisoft is working on a new game called Skull and Bones and it’s a pirate game that centers on…

AI Creates Creepy Original Faces: Face-Off

AI Creates Creepy Original Faces: Face-Off
We’ve seen some very weird and disturbing images created by AI before. Google AI developer Mike Tyka works on his own AI projects in his spare time. This project has something that the Google DeepDream AI…

Spaceballs Props Head to Auction at Ludicrous Speed

Spaceballs Props Head to Auction at Ludicrous Speed
I loved me some Mel Brooks films growing up; Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs were my favorites. Spaceballs was a hilarious mockery of the Star Wars franchise, and one of the most immediately recognizable characters from the…

Nintendo Stages Live-action Mario Run

Nintendo Stages Live-action Mario Run
Yesterday I talked a bit about the teaser that Nintendo released to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Super Nintendo World theme park at Universal Studios Japan. That trailer was CGI animated, though there were real people…
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