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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Alexa Guard Plus Can Bark at Home Intruders

Alexa Guard Plus Can Bark at Home Intruders
This past week, Amazon revealed a slew of new gadgets to upgrade your smart home setup. Among them is Guard Plus, a premium version of its Guard security service that lets you use your Echo speakers and Echo displays as home security devices.

Artist Gives Us a Real Woody (from Toy Story)

Artist Gives Us a Real Woody (from Toy Story)
With reboots of The Lion King, Aladdin, and Mulan, Disney seems to be on quite the live-action remake kick of late. While some of these movies have been okay, I prefer to leave these Disney classics in the animated world where they belong.

When is a Rubik’s Cube Not a Cube? When It’s a Fruit

When is a Rubik’s Cube Not a Cube? When It’s a Fruit
The original Rubik’s Cube is one of the most iconic and popular toys of all time. From its deceptively simple design to its frustrating complexity for noobs, to the amazing way that some people can solve them in seconds, they’re a mechanical masterpiece of puzzle goodness.

Godzilla Tissue Dispenser Stomps out Stuffy Noses

Godzilla Tissue Dispenser Stomps out Stuffy Noses
Usually, when you think of Godzilla, you imagine the giant reptilian breathing fire from his mouth as he stomps on Tokyo. But it turns out that the monster can also dispense tissues between his mighty jaws.

An AI Bot Wrote an X-Men Script

An AI Bot Wrote an X-Men Script
Artificial intelligence keeps getting better and better, especially with the advent of technologies like machine learning artificial neural networks. Such tech is being used for everything from improving vehicle safety to searching for cures to diseases.

The Weirdest and Worst Star Trek Toys Ever

The Weirdest and Worst Star Trek Toys Ever
Despite getting its start back in 1966, Star Trek continues to entertain, with new series like Star Trek: Discovery, Picard, and Lower Decks, all actively in production. Over the years, the franchise has certainly evolved, though in general, sticking to a formula that blends social commentary, science fiction, adventure, and humor.

The World’s Smallest Ham Radio Can Fit on a Keychain

The World’s Smallest Ham Radio Can Fit on a Keychain
Since the advent of e-mail, the internet, and text messaging, the need for amateur radio communication has definitely diminished. But there’s still a small but dedicated group of enthusiasts out there who enjoy communicating via amateur radio, also known as “Ham radio.”

Someone Made a Fence out of iPhones: iFence

Someone Made a Fence out of iPhones: iFence
If you’ve ever owned an iPhone, you know how expensive they can be. So you can imagine how much it would cost to decorate a fence with thousands of them. Apparently, that’s what one guy in Vietnam has done, embellishing the exterior of his house with iPhone after iPhone.

Keep Whatever You Want Inside These See-through Platform Shoes

Keep Whatever You Want Inside These See-through Platform Shoes
Back in the 1970s, there was a ridiculous pair of pimp shoes which had goldfish in their see-through heels. Now, there’s a modern take on that design which lets you fill up the bottom of your shoes with whatever strikes your fancy.

This Weird (Mewsical?) Instrument Has Fur and Meows and Growls Like a Cat

This Weird (Mewsical?) Instrument Has Fur and Meows and Growls Like a Cat
Up until now, I thought the weirdest musical instrument was either the theramin or the otamatone. But I was wrong. This. This is the weirdest musical instrument ever. This curious looking pile of grey fur isn’t a cat that’s been flattened by a steamroller.

Build Your Own Creepy Robot Centipede

Build Your Own Creepy Robot Centipede
Are you in need of a creepy robot centipede? Sure, we all are. Well, here ya go. Japanese toy maker Tamiya now sells a wonderfully weird centipede robot construction kit. It’s pretty creepy, and pretty awesome. 

Cardboard Cat TARDIS Is Perfect for Doctor Mew

Cardboard Cat TARDIS Is Perfect for Doctor Mew
Did you know that on Gallifrey, all cats roam free? Well, you shouldn’t, since I just made that up. But I have it on good authority that the next time the good Doctor regenerates, he’s going to be turned into a cat.

This Sparkling Water Tastes Like Marshmallows

This Sparkling Water Tastes Like Marshmallows
Sparkling water usually comes in zesty flavors like lemon, lime, grapefruit, or cherry. While I do love me some marshmallows, the idea of bubble water that tastes like the sugary treat seems a little odd to me.

Treat Your Dog to a Custom Leather Suit of Armor

Treat Your Dog to a Custom Leather Suit of Armor
Depending on the breed of dog you have, they can look pretty tough all on their own. But if you’ve got a chihuahua or a pekingese and are looking to give your furry pal a meaner look, then may I suggest some leather dog armor.

Japanese Convenience Stores to Get Robots to Stock Shelves

Japanese Convenience Stores to Get Robots to Stock Shelves
Technology and efficiency are definitely two things you’ll encounter in abundance when you visit Japan’s modern cities like Tokyo and Osaka. Now, FamilyMart one of Japan’s biggest chains of convenience stores (aka “konbini”) is aiming to increase its efficiency by adding robots to its staff.

This Weird Japanese Gadget Detects If You Stink

This Weird Japanese Gadget Detects If You Stink
I like to think that I’m a pretty clean person. I take a shower at least once or twice every day, use deodorant, brush my teeth regularly, and don’t roll around in the trash like Pigpen.