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Emily the Robot Lifeguard: Baywatch 2.0

Emily the Robot Lifeguard: Baywatch 2.0
A sonar-equipped remote-controlled buoy called EMILY (EMergency Integrated Lifesaving lanYard) might someday replace human lifeguards. For now, EMILYs are being used only in Zuma Beach in Malibu, California, but they’ll be watching over 25 more beaches by December.

Mr. Masters Would Make for an Action-Packed Children’S Book

Mr. Masters Would Make for an Action-Packed Children’S Book
What every evil robot baby wants: a Mr. Masters poster, featuring 80 of the vilest Robot Masters that Mega Man has ever faced, mashed-up with Mr. Men characters. These cute villains were drawn by Steve Napierski.

I Dream in Retro: This is You on Video Games

I Dream in Retro: This is You on Video Games
Have you ever had video game-like dreams? Mike aka OrinCreed had one such dream. Fortunately, he and his friends were able to translate his dream into a video. Mike says I Dream in Retro is “based heavily on a dream I had that was caused by a long day of playing NES, SNES, and Genesis.

IPhone 4 Ripped Apart by Ifixit

IPhone 4 Ripped Apart by Ifixit
The latest victim of gadget spare parts seller and repair shop iFixit is none other than the iPhone 4, its naughty bits splayed out on a table for all the world to see – like its *gasp* vibrating motor.

Sci-Fi Airshow: the Most Awesome Fake Exhibit You’Ll Ever See

Sci-Fi Airshow: the Most Awesome Fake Exhibit You’Ll Ever See
Bill George has been in love with spaceships and other sci-fi props ever since he was a little boy. Now he’s a Visual Effects Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic, but even his job is not enough to satisfy his craving for fictional spaceships.

Nintendo 64dd Collection on Ebay: a Console Only a Collector Could Love

Nintendo 64dd Collection on Ebay: a Console Only a Collector Could Love
A Nintendo 64DD along with all the games that have ever been made for it –all nine of ’em! – are up for grabs on eBay. For those too young to remember, the Nintendo 64DD was an add-on console to the Nintendo 64.

Tardis Goes Up for Auction, Probably Because It Doesn’T Work Anymore

Tardis Goes Up for Auction, Probably Because It Doesn’T Work Anymore
Are you a Dr. Who fan who also happens to have a lot of money? Well then this is your lucky day. Actually if you ask me everyday is a lucky day for you, since you have a lot of money and there’s a brand new season of Dr.

TRON Evolution the Video Game: Please Don’T be Another Movie-Based Failure

TRON Evolution the Video Game: Please Don’T be Another Movie-Based Failure
More and more movies are getting video game tie-ins, but not many are as deserving of a video game counterpart as TRON: Legacy. Coinciding with the release of the movie, TRON: Evolution will also be released in Winter.

Kinect Forza Demo: Do Not Want

Kinect Forza Demo: Do Not Want
To show off the capabilities of the new Kinect, Microsoft presented a demo of Forza Motorsport, which will be released next year. The demo showed how we can drive cars just by putting our hands in the “10 and 2 positions,” as if holding a steering wheel.

Gotta Nuke ‘Em All

Gotta Nuke ‘Em All
Definitely one of the weirdest mash-ups I’ve ever seen. The sagacity of Boing Boing‘s commenters shed more light on the painting. Made by a Japanese artist named Sakkan, the title of the painting reveals the pun: “Rocket Monster Kim”.

Master Chief Approves of This Stamp

Master Chief Approves of This Stamp
This here’s a replica of a 26th century stamp used by teachers – who are of course robots – to grade their students’ exams. Because in the 26th century, there is a grade higher than A+: Master Chief.

Dragonball Fan Film: a Super Saiyan 4 Compared to the American Movie

Dragonball Fan Film: a Super Saiyan 4 Compared to the American Movie
If I were to summarize the essence of Dragonball in one word, that word would be “power”. Akira Toriyama just kept on upping the ante, so much so that we could look past the fact that the franchise’ planet-destroying characters have ridiculous names, like Carrot, or Rice, or Bra.

Super Mario 64 Challenge: Can You Outrun the 1-Up ‘Shroom?

Super Mario 64 Challenge: Can You Outrun the 1-Up ‘Shroom?
Like Grand Theft Auto and other sandbox-ish games, Super Mario 64 encourages players to dick around instead of defeating Bowser for the nth time. Unable to resist man’s urge to dick around, two Japanese gamers came up with a challenge on one of the levels of Super Mario 64: trigger the 1-up mushroom and collect all 8 red coins before the 1-up mushroom gets to them.

Notificator: Primitive Twitter or High-Tech Bulletin Board?

Notificator: Primitive Twitter or High-Tech Bulletin Board?
The article below, published in 1935 in the magazine Modern Mechanix, shows off a “robot messenger” called the Notificator, a gadget so nice Boing Boing posted it twice:

Icon Battery Pack for iPhone: as Literal as It Gets

Icon Battery Pack for iPhone: as Literal as It Gets
Here’s a case of life imitating UI – the Icon battery pack for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. This is as idiotproof as it gets folks. Anyone who can’t figure out what this is or how it works probably shouldn’t be using an iPhone in the first place.

Keroro Gunso Xbox 360: Good Luck and Good Gaming

Keroro Gunso Xbox 360: Good Luck and Good Gaming
deviantART member ricepuppet does Wii and Xbox 360 paint jobs. As proof of his skills, he painted his own Xbox 360 along with the controllers, using the manga and anime character Keroro Gunso (Sgt. Frog) as his theme.