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The Moflin is a Tribble-like AI Pet with Emotional Capabilities

The Moflin is a Tribble-like AI Pet with Emotional Capabilities
What you’re looking at is an artificial intelligence-driven furry electronic pet that can express its own emotions via movement and sound. The Moflin’s AI allows its emotions to constantly change based on its environment – much like a real pet’s, except you’ll save a small fortune on pet food.

A Smartphone Enabled Hamster Wheel For Measuring Your Pet’s Exercise

A Smartphone Enabled Hamster Wheel For Measuring Your Pet’s Exercise
Pets: just like humans, they need exercise. Granted I don’t do any, but I do understand its importance. Isn’t that half the battle? Oh, G.I. Joe is shaking his head no. Enter the Marathon Pets Smart Wheel, a hamster/small rodent wheel that is supposed to connect humans with their pets via their running activity.
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This Clock Draws the Time Using Sequins

This Clock Draws the Time Using Sequins
There are lots of different ways to tell the time. You can use an old school analog clock with hands, a segmented digital display, or even a sundial. But I can say with 100% certainty that this is the first clock I’ve ever seen that tells time with sequins.

Scientists Develop Butt Scanner Because Fingerprints Aren’t Enough

Scientists Develop Butt Scanner Because Fingerprints Aren’t Enough
Our butts: just like our fingerprints, they’re all unique. And now scientists at Stanford University have developed a prototype ‘smart toilet’ (links to their scientific paper) that can identify an individual based on their unique, um, analprint.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Whiskey Decanter Set

Star Trek: The Next Generation Whiskey Decanter Set
Because boldly going where no man has gone before is excuse enough for a cocktail, this is the Star Trek: The Next Generation 5-Piece Whiskey Decanter Set from Robe Factory and available on Amazon for $100 (affiliate link).

Vizio Elevate Soundbar Review: Thumbs Up for This High-end Atmos Sound Bar

Vizio Elevate Soundbar Review: Thumbs Up for This High-end Atmos Sound Bar
I’ve had a number of different home theater audio systems in my living room over the years, from component receiver/amp/speaker setups to one-piece soundbars. Each kind of sound system has its pros and cons, but my general feeling is that the best-of-all-worlds systems include a multi-channel soundbar with surround speakers and an external subwoofer.

PowerUp 4.0 Is a Remote-controlled Paper Airplane on Steroids

PowerUp 4.0 Is a Remote-controlled Paper Airplane on Steroids
When it comes to paper airplanes, they usually don’t stay airborne for more than a few seconds. The guys at PowerUp weren’t satisfied with that, so they set their sights on making motorized paper airplanes. We’re now on the fourth-generation of the PowerUp, and it’s the most capable version yet, enabling paper airplanes to fly better and further than ever.

RoboRock H6 Adapt Cordless Vacuum Review: A Portable Powerhouse

RoboRock H6 Adapt Cordless Vacuum Review: A Portable Powerhouse
I live in a 3-story, single-family house with my wife and two rather large, hairy dogs. So the amount of dirt, dust, and dog hair we accumulate around here on a daily basis is way more than should be permitted by law.

Physicists 3D Print a Boat Small Enough to Fit Inside a Human Hair

Physicists 3D Print a Boat Small Enough to Fit Inside a Human Hair
Because our scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should, physicists at Leiden University have 3D printed a tiny tugboat only 30-microns in length. For reference, an average human hair is about 90-microns in width, although mine is much thicker because I shampoo with a product specifically formulated for bears.

Disney’s Humanoid Robot with ‘Lifelike Gaze’ Is the Stuff of Nightmares

Disney’s Humanoid Robot with ‘Lifelike Gaze’ Is the Stuff of Nightmares
Because sometimes you need to diversify your assets and Disney has decided it wants to add some nightmare fuel to its portfolio, they recently posted a video of a humanoid robot developed by its research division with a “realistic and interactive lifelike gaze.”

Modder Upgrades Vintage Macintosh with iPad Mini Brains

Modder Upgrades Vintage Macintosh with iPad Mini Brains
Do you have an old Macintosh lying around gathering dust? While you might want to turn it into an aquarium, you could also update it to run a much more modern operating system. Modder Travis DeRose of Curiosityness shows us how he cracked open a Macintosh Plus and converted it into a permanent home for an iPad Mini.

LED Bow Ties Light Up the Night

LED Bow Ties Light Up the Night
Because nothing says I’m a fancy gentleman from the future like a light-up bow tie, these are the Glow in the Dark LED Bow Ties created by Neon Nightlife and available on Amazon (affiliate link) for $25. 

SpongeBob SquarePants Krabby Patty RC Car Doesn’t Drive Underwater

SpongeBob SquarePants Krabby Patty RC Car Doesn’t Drive Underwater
Ohhhhhh! Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! Absorbent and yellow and porous is he! SpongeBob SquarePants! You’ll wish you could shrink down to sponge size and drive through Bikini Bottom in this official Krabby Patty remote-controlled toy car.

Muzen Wild Mini Bluetooth Speaker Review: Small But Mighty Good

Muzen Wild Mini Bluetooth Speaker Review: Small But Mighty Good
There are countless Bluetooth speakers to choose from these days, so if audio companies want people to take notice, you have to do something pretty different. The Muzen Wild Mini speaker is just that. Measuring about 3″ high x 2.25″ wide x 1.375″ deep, this ultra-compact speaker is small enough to carry in the palm of your hand, but this tiny speaker punches way above its class in build and sound quality.

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.

Just How Big are the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series X?

Just How Big are the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series X?
Holiday season 2020 should be a good one for video gamers, with the impending release of next-gen consoles from both Sony and Microsoft. Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X pack graphics capabilities on par with many gaming PCs, so they need room for all of that hardware and cooling tech.
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