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Wowwee Flytech Bladestar R/C Copter Hits the Skies

Wowwee Flytech Bladestar R/C Copter Hits the Skies
WowWee’s new FlyTech Bladestar is a crazy looking flying machine which lifts itself using a helicopter-like spinning rotor, hovering through your living room with ease. But the real cool factor is a special autopilot mode which lets the Bladestar atuomatically avoid ceilings and other obstacles.

Space Invaders Hoodie Keeps Aliens, Elements Out

Space Invaders Hoodie Keeps Aliens, Elements Out
Dunh-Dunh, Dunh-Dunh, Dun-Dun, Dun-Dun, Du-Du-Du-Du. Those pesky Space Invaders are coming to your town to help you party down. Or at least they’re ready to help you keep warm on a windy day with this spiffy Invaders-themed hoodie. These cotton knitwear zippered hoodies feature tons of little green Invaders all over the surface.
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Star Wars USB Hubs: the Force is With Your Devices

Star Wars USB Hubs: the Force is With Your Devices
These official R2-D2 and Darth Vader USB hubs from Japan’s Cube-Works are a must for any serious Star Wars fan with a computer. Whether you’re pro-Jedi or have a serious Sith streak, they’re the perfect desktop companion for connecting your USB gadgets. Both R2 and Darth offer four full-speed USB ports on their front.

T-Shirt is Drunk on Web 2.0’S Kool-Aid

T-Shirt is Drunk on Web 2.0’S Kool-Aid
Mule Design came out with this Web 2.0/Kool-Aid mashup t-shirt. But why? Simply to express their enthusiasm for the state of the net by conflating Web 2.0 and delicious fruity powders that turn into refreshing beverages? Nope.

Avatar Place Cards for a Geeky, Gamey Wedding

Avatar Place Cards for a Geeky, Gamey Wedding
Planning a geeky wedding? Here’s a tip for you- create super-detailed, individualized video game avatar name cards for each guests. This couple took this project very seriously. The Mr. lovingly designed individual placecards for 77 guests, assigning each person his or her own specially chosen avatar.

[Evil] Plush Wireless Router Wants Your Connection to Fail

[Evil] Plush Wireless Router Wants Your Connection to Fail
For the past couple of days, I’ve been holed up in a tiny country cottage with spotty, catch-as-you-can WiFi access. More often than not, I had no connection, and I started to think that figured the wireless router was intentionally messing with my head.

Rickroll Cake Brings Rickrolling to Delicious New Lows

Rickroll Cake Brings Rickrolling to Delicious New Lows
Oh, Rickrolling, aren’t we finished with you yet? Apparently not, since there is now an Instructables post on how to make a sneaky Rickroll birthday cake. The cake was made by one Papersatan (a pretty fitting name for a perpetrator of Astley-based crimes, eh?)

Matching Space Invaders Necktie and Boxer Shorts

Matching Space Invaders Necktie and Boxer Shorts
Just what you’ve been waiting for- stylish black and red Space Invaders boxer shorts and neckties. Oh my! We’ve seen Ted Baker’s more upscale Space Invaders undies before, but these boxers are a) cheaper, b) probably lower quality, and c) made to match with a necktie.

Bass Blogger Guitar Pedal Spawns Guitaroblogosphere

Bass Blogger Guitar Pedal Spawns Guitaroblogosphere
What is it these days with everyone jumping onto the blogging bandwagon? This bass guitar effect pedal tries to co-opt the popularity of blogs by donning the unlikely and unusual name “Bass Blogger”. Electro-harmonix Bass Blogger doesn’t just try to hitch its wagon to the online star with its name.

Firefox 3 Easter Egg: the Robots have Arrived!

Firefox 3 Easter Egg: the Robots have Arrived!
Firefox 3 hit the streets less than 24 hours ago, and a nifty little easter egg has already been uncovered. Simply type about:robots in the url bar and you’ll get this: Oh no! They really are taking over!

Cmu Girls Heart Technabob

Cmu Girls Heart Technabob
The girls of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are undoubtedly some of the dopest chicks you’ll ever encounter. Not only do they do they possess mad algebraic skillz and could probably kick your ass in World of Warcraft, they have the only finest taste in tech blogs. In this hilarious rap vid clip from the school’s CMU Gurlzzz, pay careful attention starting around the 1:45 mark, and you just might hear a mention of a little blog that’s near and dear to my heart.

Star Wars Pez Dispensers Spew Candy From Big Heads

Star Wars Pez Dispensers Spew Candy From Big Heads
What could be better than Darth Vader, Death Star and Stormtrooper themed PEZ dispensers, loaded with sugary fruit-flavored candies? I’ll tell you – GIANT Darth Vader, Death Star and Stormtrooper themed PEZ dispensers, loaded with MASS-QUANTITIES of sugary fruit-flavored candies. These huge Star Wars PEZ dispensers measure in at 12-inches tall, and dispense not single candies, but entire reams of 12 candies at a time from under their oversize flip-top heads.

Super Mario Goomba Cufflinks Are Hot, or Not

Super Mario Goomba Cufflinks Are Hot, or Not
These pixelated cufflinks feature the dreaded goombas of Super Mario Bros. lore. Etsy crafter pixelparty makes them from shrink plastic (like ShrinkyDinks?) and silver-tone hardware. He hilariously notes that “…if mario doesn’t get his princess (who seems to be castle hopping, maybe she’s the player and mario is getting played) well then he’ll never be a player.

Play Any NES Game for Free in Firefox With Firenes

Play Any NES Game for Free in Firefox With Firenes
FireNes is a little Firefox widget that allows you to instantaneously play any NES game in your browser. It’s free and it’s incredibly easy to install and use and it’s probably going to ruin my life because I can’t stop playing with it.

The Greatest Nintendo Cake Ever

The Greatest Nintendo Cake Ever
This Mario and Princess Peach wedding cake is quite possibly the finest piece of video game pastry work I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen a quite a few. Flickr contributor M.A.L. had this Mario Kart-inspired custom cake made for his recent wedding.

Breathe Heavy on the Beach With Darth Vader Kites

Breathe Heavy on the Beach With Darth Vader Kites
This summer, indulge your inner Sith lord and dominate the beach with an ominous Darth Vader kite. While I’m not sure “heavy black masks” plus “outdoor family activity” is really a match made in Naboo, these are some cool kites that will make you the envy of the picnic posse. Any one of three Darth kites will darken the skies and get rid of all those pesky kids with lesser kites (Dora?
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