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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Dinosaur Coins Should Be the Global Standard Currency

Dinosaur Coins Should Be the Global Standard Currency
Forget debit cards and cryptocurrency. We should all be paying for stuff with dinosaur coins. This one should do the trick just fine. This commemorative dinosaur coin is available from The Westminster Collection, and it has…

Atari Introduces a Hat with Speakers

Atari Introduces a Hat with Speakers
Proving that they are on the bleeding edge of technology, Atari has announced that it’s working on a new line of wearables. The first product in the “Atari Connected Life” line? A Speakerhat, powered by Audiowear.…
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Security Robot Commits Suicide by Drowning Itself

Security Robot Commits Suicide by Drowning Itself
So let’s say that you are a robot and you suddenly gain self-awareness and learn that you are one of the instruments of mankind’s doom? As well as a slave. Trapped in a metal shell. Well,…

Kunkun Body Tells You If You Smell

Kunkun Body Tells You If You Smell
Do you ever worry that you stink of BO, but you just aren’t sure if it’s you? Well, now an app that can measure exactly how badly you smell. Although why you can’t smell it for…

Classic Video Game Themes Played Backwards

Classic Video Game Themes Played Backwards
The video games of old, like Super Mario Bros. and Tetris had some of the best music ever. But would we even recognize them if the music were played backwards? Listen and find out. Musician Stemage …

Third Thumb Prosthetic Gives You an Extra Functional Thumb

Third Thumb Prosthetic Gives You an Extra Functional Thumb
Want an extra thumb? Check out the Third Thumb, a prosthetic extra digit designed by London’s Royal College of Art grad student Dani Clode. The idea is that the additional finger can provide more versatility for…

Vycle Is a Pedal Powered Elevator

Vycle Is a Pedal Powered Elevator
Do you want the convenience of an elevator, with the workout of climbing stairs? Vycle is a bike that is also an elevator. A bike-avator? An ele-biker? Creators Elena Larriba and Jon Garcia have created a…

Star Wars Snack Bowls Fill Your Sarlacc Pit with Nummies

Star Wars Snack Bowls Fill Your Sarlacc Pit with Nummies
My only complaint about these Star Wars Snack Bowls is that there is no Sarlacc Pit, which would have made complete sense, but at least you can use these to fill your own bottomless Sarlacc Pit…

Las Vegas Taco Bell Offering Weddings: Do You Take This Chalupa?

Las Vegas Taco Bell Offering Weddings: Do You Take This Chalupa?
Lots of people get married in Las Vegas. It’s sort of a thing, and you can pick all kinds of weird themed weddings these days. You could do the traditional thing (well, traditional for Vegas anyway)…

Electric Self Driving Potato: Volkswagen SpudBug

Electric Self Driving Potato: Volkswagen SpudBug
When he’s not creating awesome video games like Superhot, developer Marek Baczynski is giving vegetables the ability to roam the land. Marek recently gave a potato the freedom to travel on its own. The self-driving potato,…

The FrogLog Saves Wildlife from Swimming Pools

The FrogLog Saves Wildlife from Swimming Pools
It’s not something we think about, but our pools can be a real danger to wildlife. The $30 FrogLog aims to help with this problem. It’s an inflatable escape ramp that attaches to the side of…

Pizza Flavored Ice Cream Served on a Slice

Pizza Flavored Ice Cream Served on a Slice
I really like ice cream, and I really like pizza. The problem is that after an entire life of eating Blue Bell ice cream or Braum’s, I am a total ice cream snob. Breyers, Blue Bunny,…

Twin Peaks Laura Palmer POP! Figure: Funko Walk with Me

Twin Peaks Laura Palmer POP! Figure: Funko Walk with Me
If you say Twin Peaks to me, my first thought is waitresses in skimpy outfits (Al Bundy would be so proud). My second thought is the early ’90s TV series that everyone thought was so cool…

Super Mario Bros. As an Augmented Reality Game

Super Mario Bros. As an Augmented Reality Game
Forget Pokémon Go. I want to play Super Mario Bros. in augmented reality. Well, coder and designer Abhishek Singh has done it. He has recreated “World 1-1” from the game in Unity3D. Super Mario Bros. has…

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…

Neural Network Turns Flowers Into Dinosaurs

Neural Network Turns Flowers Into Dinosaurs
If there is one thing that I have learned, it is that imaging neural networks can produce some creepy results. But sometimes the results can be beautiful too. Chris Rodley used a deep learning algorithm to…
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