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Author Archive: Paul Strauss

How to Build a Working Microphone from Paper: Cardboard Cardioid

How to Build a Working Microphone from Paper: Cardboard Cardioid
Want a neat, but functional item to add to your desk? Check out this cool design for an old school microphone that’s made from cardboard, but actually works. YouTuber SKM builds lots of fun stuff from…

Fusion Electric Guitar Is the Guitar of the Future, Today

Fusion Electric Guitar Is the Guitar of the Future, Today
I’ve played a few instruments in my lifetime, but my stint playing the guitar was probably the shortest. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it, it’s that I just didn’t have the time to dedicate to…
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Make Your Own Giant Gummy Squid!

Make Your Own Giant Gummy Squid!
There are lots of people out there who love the taste of squid, but I’m not one of them. I think it might be the rubbery texture that gets me, but I also don’t think it…

WIRED x Super Mario Bros. Watches: It’s Mushroom Kingdom Time!

WIRED x Super Mario Bros. Watches: It’s Mushroom Kingdom Time!
Despite the fact that I wear an Apple Watch most days, there are still times where I’d rather wear a watch with a bit more style and a good old analog dial. One of these sweet…

Voice & Motion Activated Stickers Are Perfect for Office Pranksters

Voice & Motion Activated Stickers Are Perfect for Office Pranksters
Too many of today’s pranks are cruel or downright mean. I prefer old school pranks, which are a bit more lighthearted, and not likely to end with you or your victim getting a punch in the…

These Steampunk Flash Drives are Insanely Awesome

These Steampunk Flash Drives are Insanely Awesome
Flash drives used to have some value, but these days, I’ve got boxes full of them – mostly handed to me by vendors presenting their products. To garner attention, companies have handed me USB drives that…

Yummy World Frankie Fries Jumbo Plush Toy: French Fry Fun!

Yummy World Frankie Fries Jumbo Plush Toy: French Fry Fun!
Would you like fries with that? Well, then, okay. Here you go. These jumbo plush french fries from Kidrobot are simply adorable, and will look great hanging out in your living room, alongside your giant plush…

Space Masher: 3…2…1… Blast-off to Mash Potatoes

Space Masher: 3…2…1… Blast-off to Mash Potatoes
Mashing potatoes has pretty much remained unchanged for my entire life, as we continue to pulverize our potatoes with the same basic metal kitchen tool we’ve used for years. What did that potato ever do to…

Creative Halo Bluetooth Speaker Adds a Splash of Color to Your Tunes

Creative Halo Bluetooth Speaker Adds a Splash of Color to Your Tunes
Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen, so if you’re going to make one these days, it had better stand out from the crowd. There are only so many bland black rectangles that we can take.…

Google Tech Could Wipe out Photo Watermarks

Google Tech Could Wipe out Photo Watermarks
If you search for images on Google, you’ll often see numerous results which have been stamped with watermarks for stock photo companies. These watermarks protect photographers and other copyright holders from having their work taken and…

Focal Listen Wireless Headphones Review: Crisp and Clean Bluetooth Cans

Focal Listen Wireless Headphones Review: Crisp and Clean Bluetooth Cans
I’ve been gradually making my way through the entire lineup of headphones from audio equipment maker Focal, and so far, I’ve been quite impressed with the audio quality of their entire series – from their value…

Was Beta Really Better than VHS?

Was Beta Really Better than VHS?
Back in the ’80s, I was a huge proponent of BetaMax videotapes, though it was less about the image quality for me and more about the audio quality Beta Hi-Fi, which offered up far better sound…

Alien Facehugger Prop Replica Is Supremely Nasty

Alien Facehugger Prop Replica Is Supremely Nasty
Out of all of the stages of xenomorph development, I think the facehugger is the nastiest. This disgusting creature not only has eight creepy, crawly, boney legs, but a snake-like tail, and a gross mouth that’s…

Blow Me Up Inflatable Lamp Is the Otto Pilot of Light Fixtures

Blow Me Up Inflatable Lamp Is the Otto Pilot of Light Fixtures
When you think about lighting fixtures, it’s pretty typical that they’re made out of some kind of rigid form. But this unusual light is actually made like a balloon. It’s sort of like that inflatable autopilot…

Handmade Wooden Pinball Machines Feature Wonderful, Whimsical Illustrations

Handmade Wooden Pinball Machines Feature Wonderful, Whimsical Illustrations
I’ve always loved playing pinball machines. I even have a classic 1990s Terminator 2 pinball machine in my basement. But not everyone has the spare cash or space needed to have a full-size pinball machine in…

Flying Spaghetti Monster Colander Perfect for Pastafarians

Flying Spaghetti Monster Colander Perfect for Pastafarians
When it comes to making pasta, there are few things I dislike more than watery tomato sauce. The trick is to make sure your noodles are properly strained to get out all the excess water before…
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