The adverse effects of texting while driving should be readily apparent. It’s not like smoking where you could get cancer years down the line. You literally cannot pay attention to what’s around you the instant you start to use your mobile device.
The Transformers turn 30 this year. Fortunately, we don’t just have Michael Bay’s upcoming movie to mark the occasion. Hasbro will also be releasing a tongue-in-cheek homage to its money-printing toy line’s roots. The Transformers 30th Anniversary Tour Edition casts some of the robots in a glam metal band called Knights of Unicron.
Remember Google and Nintendo’s April Fools Day hunt? In its promo video, Google said that they would give one of the people who completed the Pokémon Challenge a position at the company, along with a business card that says “Pokémon Master.” If you’re one of the folks who completed the challenge, don’t expect Google to follow up on their offer.
If you’ve spent your limited time here on this planet watching that video of a Slinky on a treadmill, Creatables Labs has just the thing for you. They call it Project NESM, short for Never Ending Slinky Machine, and it’s a desktop version of that viral video.
Yankee Candle has been around for a long time. You’ve probably been gifted a candle or two from their various lines, which include the Man Candles which feature scents like “Mmm, Bacon” and “Riding Mower.”
And then there’s YankMe Candle.
Challenge of the GoBots was an awful late 80s cartoon based on a line of transforming robot action figures. The Gobots are to the Transformers what Mega Bloks are to LEGO. Actually that would be an insult to Mega Bloks.
Unless you’re Missandei, learning how to write in Dothraki, High Valyrian and other Westeros languages will probably take you a while. But if you want to write in Hodor’s unique language, all you neeed is a few seconds and the Hodor Keyboard.
If you haven’t seen the Bane Cat video that turned up on YouTube a while back, you missed something truly hilarious. The video has a fat kitty wearing a Bane mask from the Batman films, egging on the humans who are clearly beneath him.
Markus “Notch” Persson based his hit game Minecraft on another indie game called Infiniminer. His latest game on the other hand was most likely inspired by Skyrim. Albeit only a small part of it. The game is called Cliffhorse, and it embraces the sticky horse-riding physics of The Elder Scrolls V.
It’s ironic, but if you think about it, portable tables aren’t very portable. They’re bulky by nature, heavy, and they’re basically a pain to bring along to picnics, outings, and other outdoor events.
With this in mind, two graduate students from Tunghai University came up with the Napkin Table.
Progress Quest remains the best cure (or drug) for gamers who don’t have time to play games anymore. But if you have a minute to play, One Tap Quest might be the game for you. The anti-thesis of Cow Clicker, Cookie Clicker and other idle games, One Tap Quest requires you to click exactly once for the entire game.
We’ve seen quadcopters made from a bicycle rim, a keyboard and a dead cat. RIP Orville. That makes this quadcopter with a chocolate frame par for the course here at Technabob, but it certainly is the most delicious drone we’ve ever seen.
You can now own get a vinyl figurine of Maddie, the Cthulhu-inspired pony that Bigshot Toyworks revealed earlier this year. Like Goat Simulator, Maddie started out as a joke but was awakened from her nap time by the Internet’s adulation.
Charles Seeholzer recently shared a funny art installation that he made back in 2012. [Insert Customer Feedback Here] is a modified telephone that rings periodically. When you pick up, an automated voice prompt will guide you through a series of questions, asking for your feedback about an unnamed service.
It’s amazing how far we’ve come in with personal computing in the last 30 years. And as revolutionary as the original Apple and Apple II were, they were incredibly primitive compared to today’s computers and mobile devices.