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Author Archive: Paul Strauss

This Meter Will Tell You When Your Indoor Climate Is Perfect

This Meter Will Tell You When Your Indoor Climate Is Perfect
Are you always feeling too hot, too cold, or just not comfortable in your home or office? What if I told you there was a gadget designed to help you find just the perfect indoor climate?…

Bring the Arcade Anywhere with These Classic Arcade Mini Cabinets

Bring the Arcade Anywhere with These Classic Arcade Mini Cabinets
I spent a whole lot of time and a whole lot of quarters in arcades when I was a kid. Now that I’m a grown-up and make a halfway decent living, I’ve got my own custom-built…
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Building a Massive Rubik’s Cube

Building a Massive Rubik’s Cube
When I was a kid, people who could solve a Rubik’s Cube were a rare thing. Nowadays, there are entire leagues dedicated to solving them as quickly as possible, and even guys who can solve them…

Float Levitating Lamp Looks Like a Tiny Hot Air Balloon

Float Levitating Lamp Looks Like a Tiny Hot Air Balloon
These days, all kinds of desktop playthings take advantage of magnetic levitation, from speakers, to gadget chargers, to clocks. Now, you can have your own personal hot air balloon that uses magnets, not hot air to…

Samsung 88-inch QLED Display Is Ridiculously Large

Samsung 88-inch QLED Display Is Ridiculously Large
Back when I was a kid, a 27-inch TV was considered HUGE. Boy, have things changed. These days, anything less than 55 inches is considered a “small” TV screen. I’ve got a 70-inch display in my…

Handi Squirrel: For Those Times When You Need a Squirrel

Handi Squirrel: For Those Times When You Need a Squirrel
Despite being smack dab in the middle of Chicago, my neighborhood is packed with all manner of woodland creatures. Every time I walk the dog, she wants to chase at least a dozen brown bunny rabbits,…

Hello Kitty Car Tires are Perfect for Jaguars

Hello Kitty Car Tires are Perfect for Jaguars
So you’ve got a fancy sports car named after a cat. You can’t exactly go driving around with plain old black rubber wrapped around your rims, can you? What you need are some of these pink-accented…

Carbon Fiber Toilet Seat: For High Performance Pooping

Carbon Fiber Toilet Seat: For High Performance Pooping
I think carbon fiber is one of the coolest materials ever invented. It can be formed into just about any shape, is extremely lightweight, and somehow still very strong. It’s amazing how the physics of weaving…

This Pool Noodle Float Looks Like a Giant Sharpie

This Pool Noodle Float Looks Like a Giant Sharpie
Swimming pool season is nearing an end here in Chicago, but there are still plenty of places where it’s warm enough to take a dip in the pool this year. One thing you’re never supposed to…

World’s Smallest Stretch Armstrong Is Our Kind of Fidget Toy

World’s Smallest Stretch Armstrong Is Our Kind of Fidget Toy
When I was a kid, I had one of those Stretch Armstrong toys. It was tons of fun until I decided that stretching it as far as my arms would go wasn’t enough, and I sliced…

UK Royal Mail Getting New Star Wars Collectible Stamps

UK Royal Mail Getting New Star Wars Collectible Stamps
Fans of Star Wars in Britain will be excited to see there’s a cool new series of collectible postage stamps coming from the Royal Mail. The series will include new stamps inspired by the Star Wars…

Super Mario 64 Gets Online Multiplayer Mod, Chaos Ensues

Super Mario 64 Gets Online Multiplayer Mod, Chaos Ensues
Super Mario 64 is still considered one of the greatest video games of all time. Its combination of great 3D platforming and innovative control and camera scheme was pretty groundbreaking when it first came out back…

Wampa and Space Slug Snow Globes: From The Empire Strikes Back Souvenir Shop

Wampa and Space Slug Snow Globes: From The Empire Strikes Back Souvenir Shop
Despite numerous Star Wars films being released in the 3+ decades since its release, The Empire Strikes Back is still the best movie in the saga for many of us. Sure, The Force Awakens was very…

Glow-in-the-Dark Carbon Fiber Rings Is Modern Jewelry at Its Best

Glow-in-the-Dark Carbon Fiber Rings Is Modern Jewelry at Its Best
Other than tradition, there’s really no reason that jewelry has to be made from precious metals and gemstones. Personally, I’d rather wear one of these slick glow-in-the-dark rings, fabricated from carbon fiber. Israel-based Composite Corporation handmakes…

Tokyo’s Giant Gundam Unicorn Nearly Complete!

Tokyo’s Giant Gundam Unicorn Nearly Complete!
One of the greatest things I’ve ever seen in person was the giant Gundam statue that most recently stood in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. Shortly after I visited the statue at the end of last…

Bunny Rabbit + Sriracha = Sketracha Dunny

Bunny Rabbit + Sriracha = Sketracha Dunny
I love collecting vinyl toys, and I love the sweet and spicy flavor of sriracha. So when I saw this toy, I knew I had to add one to my collection. Designed by artist SKET ONE,…
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