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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…

United Kingdom Gets New High-Tech 12-Sided £1 Coin

United Kingdom Gets New High-Tech 12-Sided £1 Coin
These days, even coins can have fancy tech in them, like this new one from England. The United Kingdom’s Royal Mint has revealed a new high-tech 12-sided £1 coin that is designed to prevent counterfeiting. It…
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Plastc Wants to Be Coin with More Features and a Real Release Date

Plastc Wants to Be Coin with More Features and a Real Release Date
Remember Coin? If you didn’t pre-order it, you may or may not remember the singular card that could take on the information of all your credit cards and rewards cards. If you did, the very word…

Ship Built out of Coins Sails the Curren Sea

Ship Built out of Coins Sails the Curren Sea
This ship is a pirate’s conundrum. You can board her and get the booty, but you can’t take the loot without taking apart the ship. It just reminds me of what I could have accomplished had…

Zombucks: Currency for the Zombie Apocalypse

Zombucks: Currency for the Zombie Apocalypse
What are you going to use as currency when the Zombie apocalypse happens? Soda bottle caps? Ammo? Ammo isn’t a bad idea, I suppose. How about Zombucks? When being hunted by hordes of brain eaters, you…

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Silver Coin Can Be Spent in This Time and Space

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Silver Coin Can Be Spent in This Time and Space
BBC has partnered with New Zealand Mint to create a limited edition $2 (NZD) coin to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its popular TV show Doctor Who. The 1-ounce coin will be made of 0.999 silver…

Coin Guitar Picks: Gimme Some Money

Coin Guitar Picks: Gimme Some Money
How much money have you put into your band? There is the cost of the instruments, amps and other stage gear for one thing. Might as well spend just a little more and rock out while…

Arcade Coin Slot Belt Buckle: Insert Coin to Play

Arcade Coin Slot Belt Buckle: Insert Coin to Play
While it’s not quite as interactive as the Etch-a-Sketch belt buckle, this arcade coin slot belt buckle is even better, in my humble opinion. This belt buckle was designed by Seattle’s if Industries, and not only…

Arcade Piggy Bank: Change Invaders

Arcade Piggy Bank: Change Invaders
I think I must have spent at least 5,000 hours and 50,000 quarters in arcades playing video games when I was growing up. These days, the only games I get to play are on my home…

Quarters Shrunken Down to Size Through Electromagnetism

Quarters Shrunken Down to Size Through Electromagnetism
When I was growing up, I remember seeing a native tribe somewhere on TV or the movies who had a bunch of shrunken heads hanging around their huts. I seem to remember that they looked like…

Coin4 iPhone 4 Case: Change for Stand

Coin4 iPhone 4 Case: Change for Stand
Instead of using your money to buy a stand, why not use your money to be the stand itself? That’s the idea behind the Coin4 case. Designed by Alexandros Stasinopoulos and Vic Chen, the Coin4 has…

Digital Bitcoins Become Real, Shiny

Digital Bitcoins Become Real, Shiny
If like me, you’ve never heard of Bitcoins before, let me explain. Bitcoin is a digital currency that basically allows payments without needing centralized payment processors. You don’t need any stinkin’ banks and their greedy scandals…

Tiny Linutop 3 Computer Debuts With Intel Atom Cpu

Tiny Linutop 3 Computer Debuts With Intel Atom Cpu
I am all for taking up less space on the desk or beside my desk when it comes to choosing my computer. I am also all for power and performance – so for now I keep…

Super Mario Coin Purse: Perfect for Carrying Your Gold Coins

Super Mario Coin Purse: Perfect for Carrying Your Gold Coins
If you read Technabob on any regular basis, you probably know that I’m a fan of Mario. I’m also a fan of Etsy. So whenever the two get together with something cool and imaginative, magic can…

Itazura Kitty Coin Bank: Like Ceiling Cat, but in a Cardboard Box

Itazura Kitty Coin Bank: Like Ceiling Cat, but in a Cardboard Box
Whether they’re playing keyboards, eating spaghetti and cheeseburgers, or just plain acting surprised, the Internet has more cats than it has porn. Take for instance, this so-cute-you-wanna-puke gadget from Japan, which also happens to feature a…

Penny-Dispensing Machine: an Interactive Representation of the Daily Grind

Penny-Dispensing Machine: an Interactive Representation of the Daily Grind
…or the daily crank, as the machine puts it. Says maker Blake Fall-Conroy, “Turning the crank will yield one penny every 5.04 seconds, for $7.15 an hour (NY state minimum wage).” Obviously the machine stops doling…
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