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Ouya 12-month Game Pass includes 800 Titles

Ouya 12-month Game Pass includes 800 Titles
The Android-based Ouya game console hasn’t exactly burned up the sales charts, but it has been reasonably popular with gamers. The company has a new reason that you might want to plunk down your hard-earned money to buy one. It has a 12-month All-Access gaming pass that will give you…

Google VR Cardboard Toolkit: Mockulus Rift

Google VR Cardboard Toolkit: Mockulus Rift
At the 2014 Google I/O Conference, Google unveiled Cardboard, an inexpensive Android-based system for viewing and developing virtual reality and 3D content. As its name implies, it uses a cardboard base, along with other inexpensive items. However, if you don’t have the necessary parts at hand, it can still be…
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MOD-t 3D Printer is the Cheapest 3D Printer Yet

MOD-t 3D Printer is the Cheapest 3D Printer Yet
3D printers are very useful devices and there are plenty of them on the market today. You will spend at least $500 or more on most of the commercially available printers. That means that a lot of us who might like to play with a 3D printer, but aren’t yet…

HeadFoams Children’s Headphones: Beats by Seuss

HeadFoams Children’s Headphones: Beats by Seuss
A company called MarBlue has come up with a solution for kid-proof headphones that’s so simple you’ll regret not coming up with it and getting mad funds on Kickstarter. They’re called HeadFoams, a pair of headphones with its electronics encased in soft, flexible and non-toxic EVA foam. In short, they …

Nerdwax Keeps Your Glasses from Sliding off: Wax on, Glass on

Nerdwax Keeps Your Glasses from Sliding off: Wax on, Glass on
Do your glasses slide down your nose when you get sweaty or if your face gets oily? Check out Nerdwax. It’s a beeswax-based solution that supposedly keeps your glasses on. Its efficacy will depend on how sweaty or oily you get, but inventor Don Hejny claims that he’s gone for…

Printoo Modular, Thin & Flexible Electronics: Diet PCB

Printoo Modular, Thin & Flexible Electronics: Diet PCB
Microcontrollers and other electronics components have been getting smaller and cheaper. A company called Ynvisible proves that these parts can be made much thinner as well. The company recently launched a Kickstarter fundraiser for Printoo, a set of modular electronics that are paper-thin and flexible.…

These Are Not Game of Thrones LEGO Minifigs: Dragon Sword Fighter Force

These Are Not Game of Thrones LEGO Minifigs: Dragon Sword Fighter Force
If you want to play LEGO Game of Thrones, you wish or you die. Nah, you go to Citizen Brick. The company that’s harvesting the fruits of LEGO’s refusal to create an adult line of toys has a series of minifigs with the awesomely bad title Dragon Sword Fighter Force.…

Imitone MIDI Controller Turns Voices Into MIDI Signals: Impressionist

Imitone MIDI Controller Turns Voices Into MIDI Signals: Impressionist
Digital audio software lets you emulate the sounds of instruments that you don’t own or know how to play in real life. But these programs don’t eliminate the learning curve. They’re still not intuitive. Imitone can change that. It’s an Windows and OS X application that helps your computer convert…

MetaWear Wearable Device Development Platform: Join the Revolution

MetaWear Wearable Device Development Platform: Join the Revolution
A lot of folks say that 2014 will be the year of wearables, as in wearable technology. We’ve had wearable devices such as watches and cameras for decades, but the past couple of years we’ve seen devices like Google Glass, Pebble, fitness trackers and more. MbientLab is giving tinkerers and…

Triptych Collectible Card Game: Anything vs. Everything

Triptych Collectible Card Game: Anything vs. Everything
Many geeks – myself included – have sometimes passed the time by debating who would win if this famous person squared off with this superhero, and so on. The upcoming collectible card game Triptych is a lot like that. The game features characters both fictional and real as well as…

MicroView Tiny Arduino with OLED Screen: On-chip Display

MicroView Tiny Arduino with OLED Screen: On-chip Display
A company called Geek Ammo may have come up with the hacking community’s best buddy since the original Arduino. The MicroView is a chip-sized Arduino compatible computer with a built-in OLED display. Its size and built-in screen are a one-two punch for versatility.…

Arduino-based 8-bit Handheld Game Console: Gamebuino

Arduino-based 8-bit Handheld Game Console: Gamebuino
Late last year I talked about the DIY Gamer Kit, which contained all the parts you need to assemble your own handheld game console. In other words, the kit introduces you to video game hardware. Aurélien Rodot’s Gamebuino on the other hand comes fully assembled and is intended to get…

Rescape Augmented Reality Mobile FPS Platform: CountAR-Strike

Rescape Augmented Reality Mobile FPS Platform: CountAR-Strike
If 13th Lab has its way, you could soon be playing first-person games using your surroundings as a battlefield. Or a space station, a temple and anything else you can imagine. The computer vision company is working on Rescape, an FPS platform for mobile devices that can scan and digitize…

New & Improved Looking Glass Volumetric Prints: Slices of Life

New & Improved Looking Glass Volumetric Prints: Slices of Life
Late last year we found out about Looking Glass, a volumetric printing service. Each 3D object consists of printed slices stacked and stuck together in a case. This month the company relaunched with a better and more affordable service.…

Slimo Lightning Charging Patch for iOS Helps You Quit Cables

Slimo Lightning Charging Patch for iOS Helps You Quit Cables
There are two reasons why I’m not a fan of most wireless chargers for mobile devices: they make it awkward to use your device while it’s charging and they require bulky cases for your mobile device. Slimo easily takes care of my second complaint. The first one? Not so much.…

Origami-based Paper Microscope Costs Less than $1 to Make: Foldscope

Origami-based Paper Microscope Costs Less than $1 to Make: Foldscope
High quality microscopes cost thousands of dollars and can be hard to operate and maintain. A group of researchers from Stanford University are close to changing that with a microscope that’s made mostly out of paper and costs less than a dollar to make.…
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