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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. 
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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.

This Computer Case Doesn’t Run on Pyramid Power

This Computer Case Doesn’t Run on Pyramid Power
Back in the 1970s, the idea of “pyramid power” was about as popular among crackpots as today’s flat earth theories. While the Egyptian pyramids and other pyramid-shaped structures possess no magical qualities, they are cool to look at and architecturally significant.

The Office Possum Will Keep Unwanted People out of Your Cubicle

The Office Possum Will Keep Unwanted People out of Your Cubicle
I’d prefer that companies let people continue to work from home until we have an effective COVID-19 vaccine, but some people are having to go into their offices already. While I hope that people are following social distancing and mask rules, some people will always be scofflaws.

This Stand Turns Your Amazon Echo Dot into Baby Yoda

This Stand Turns Your Amazon Echo Dot into Baby Yoda
It’s hard not to love Baby Yoda aka The Child from The Mandalorian. How can you not be gaga about this adorable and precocious little dude that also possesses the power of the Force? Just one look at those big eyes staring up at you, and your heart will melt.

How to Use 7-Segment LEDs Not as They Were Intended

How to Use 7-Segment LEDs Not as They Were Intended
Those familiar red 7-segment LEDs are designed to each display an individual digit, or if you’re 8-year-old me, maybe to string together some letters, like “8008135” that I used to think was me being clever with my old Texas Instruments calculator.

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.”

Han Solo’s Tauntaun Magnet Is Perfect for Your Refrigerator

Han Solo’s Tauntaun Magnet Is Perfect for Your Refrigerator
Do you love Star Wars? Well here’s something new you really need to add to your collection. Yes, kids, it’s an official Star Wars tauntaun magnet, courtesy of the creative minds at Regal Robot. Based on Han Solo’s trusty steed on the ice planet of Hoth, this hefty magnet measures 3″ tall, and is cast from solid polyurethane resin and handpainted to bring out all of the details of the tauntaun’s head.

The World’s Brightest Fluorescent Material Gives Us SMILES

The World’s Brightest Fluorescent Material Gives Us SMILES
If you really want to stand out at a rave, you dress up in fluorescent colors and then stand under the black lights. But if you want to take your illumination to 11, there’s a new material that could up your visibility even more.

Printed Circuit Board Kits Turn into Magic Voodoo Robots

Printed Circuit Board Kits Turn into Magic Voodoo Robots
Normally, printed circuit boards are green and rectangular or square in shape. But these unique circuit boards come in colors like yellow, orange, and blue. Beyond being colorful, they’re designed to be taken apart and assembled into wonderful little robots.

The PrintPod Is a Handheld Printer That Can Print on Almost Anything

The PrintPod Is a Handheld Printer That Can Print on Almost Anything
Normally, printers are designed to print on flat sheets of paper. But this ingenious little gadget can print on smooth, curved, or bumpy surfaces, and all kinds of materials, including wood, metal, fabric, rocks, or even your skin.

FCA and Waymo Expand Autonomous Driving Technology Partnership

FCA and Waymo Expand Autonomous Driving Technology Partnership
As vehicles increasingly become showcases for technology on wheels, autonomous driving is becoming closer to a reality – especially for commercial purposes. We’ve been seeing ride-hailing services and delivery companies testing out self-driving vehicles for a while now.
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