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Star Trek Stamps Celebrate 50th Anniversary: Mail the Final Frontier

Star Trek Stamps Celebrate 50th Anniversary: Mail the Final Frontier
Trekkies will want to hop down to their local post office and pick up some of these cool Star Trek stamps that are set to launch this year. The stamps are to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek in 1966.

Unreal Engine 4 Augmented Reality Plugin: Unreal4AR

Unreal Engine 4 Augmented Reality Plugin: Unreal4AR
Epic’s Unreal Engine is mainly used to create video games, but now it can also be used to create augmented reality apps, thanks to Adam Horvath and his plugin for Unreal Engine 4. Adam’s Unreal4AR is based on the open source augmented reality SDK ARToolKit.
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FAA Drone Registry Opens for All Drones over 0.55lb

FAA Drone Registry Opens for All Drones over 0.55lb
With Christmas on Friday, you can bet that lots of folks around the US will be getting a shiny new drone under the Christmas Tree. Consider this a PSA that could prevent you from being fined thousands of dollars and potentially sent to prison.

Blitzkrieg Speed Chess Eliminates Turns but Adds Cooldown to Pieces: Twitchess

Blitzkrieg Speed Chess Eliminates Turns but Adds Cooldown to Pieces: Twitchess
A couple of years ago, QWOP creator Bennett Foddy made a multiplayer variant of speed chess in which everyone could move their pieces at the same time. It makes for hilarious and hectic games, especially if there are many players.

Lightsaber Facebook Profile Pics Geek up Your Profile

Lightsaber Facebook Profile Pics Geek up Your Profile
With everything that has been going on around the world, we have seen some temporary profile pic tools on Facebook to show support for various causes. Lots of folks had a French flag over their profile pics after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

First V1sion Wearable Broadcast Camera: Chest’s Eye View

First V1sion Wearable Broadcast Camera: Chest’s Eye View
Action cameras are already a hit with both professionals and amateurs, but they still have a ton of untapped potential, with live broadcast being one of its biggest applications. For example, earlier this year the NHL announced that it will be equipping its players with GoPros.

Have Yourself a Very Chemistry Christmas

Have Yourself a Very Chemistry Christmas
Each Halloween, we see all sorts of cool carved pumpkins, but we rarely see any Christmas trees that aren’t real or faux trees. This year we have run across a couple interesting “chemis-trees.” These have the look of a Christmas tree, but they are made using beakers, tubes, and cylinders that are attached to a pole by beaker holders.

Hooters and Gaming Combine for Gaming Bar Side-B

Hooters and Gaming Combine for Gaming Bar Side-B
Fans of hot wings, Hooters, and video games have a new place to check out in Japan starting December 18. The location is a tie up between Namco and Hooters called Gaming Bar Side-B. It’s an interactive sports bar decorated to look like New York.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Funko Pop! Vinyl Action Figures Smell of Elderberries

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Funko Pop! Vinyl Action Figures Smell of Elderberries
Of all the ’80s comedy movies that I watched growing up, Monty Python and the Holy Grail was my favorite. I watched that flick every night for about a month one summer and spent lots of time running around the house speaking in a British accent threatening to fart in people’s general direction.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Picks Enterprise or Millennium Falcon

Neil deGrasse Tyson Picks Enterprise or Millennium Falcon
I like Neil deGrasse Tyson. If nothing else, this great scientific mind has given us some very solid memes over the years. A new video of Tyson talking about fictional spaceships is making the rounds, and if it doesn’t spawn a couple new memes I’ll be very disappointed with the internet.

Paladin Danse Makes an Excellent Buzz Lightyear

Paladin Danse Makes an Excellent Buzz Lightyear
I’m not sure how I missed the resemblance between Fallout 4’s Paladin Danse and Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear. Now that this mod has turned up painting his power armor green, white, and giving Danse a purple head covering, I’m surprised I missed it.

Latest Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Looks at the Dark Side

Latest Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Looks at the Dark Side
I’m trying to keep my expectations in check when it comes to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. After the disappointment of the last three films, I don’t have my hopes up for the new installment. At least this time out there aren’t any annoying new CGI characters, at least that the previews have showed.

Deadpool Theater Standee Lets You Sit on the D

Deadpool Theater Standee Lets You Sit on the D
I am really looking forward to the upcoming Deadpool flick. I like Ryan Reynolds, even though he did make that terrible Green Lantern movie. In the lead up to Deadpool hitting theaters on February 12, a new standee is heading to theaters.

Genii Cast Media Streamer: Cyber Netflix & Chill

Genii Cast Media Streamer: Cyber Netflix & Chill
Watching TV shows and movies is a lot better with a few – just a few! – buddies around. But mobile devices, wireless Internet and online video services are making the activity obsolete. Genii aims to reconcile the tradition with modern technology with Cast.

Geek Builds Star Wars Holochess Table, Won’t Play Wookiees

Geek Builds Star Wars Holochess Table, Won’t Play Wookiees
One of the scenes I always remember from Star Wars is when Han, Luke, and Chewie are sitting playing holochess in the Millennium Falcon. The thing I always remember is when Han says Wookiees rip arms out of their socket when they lose.

Game Characters Read Mean Tweets

Game Characters Read Mean Tweets
I’m really not a fan of talk shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live!, but I am a fan of the celebrities reading mean tweets feature that Kimmel does. It’s great fun to hear the celebs that some of the nasty things being said about them on twitter, and seeing their reactions.
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