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The Sinden Is a Light Gun for LCD TVs

The Sinden Is a Light Gun for LCD TVs
Among classic arcade and console games, light gun shooters are some of my favorites. The problem is that the technology used for older video game systems required the scanning beam of a cathode ray picture tube to detect where you were pointing the light gun.

Diple Smartphone Microscope Review: A Bargain-Priced Optical Powerhouse

Diple Smartphone Microscope Review: A Bargain-Priced Optical Powerhouse
It’s pretty amazing what smartphone cameras are capable of these days. I used to carry around lots of camera gear to events, and with very few exceptions now, my iPhone 11 Pro Max is all I bring with me.
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Trill Gives Makers Easy Touch Sensing

Trill Gives Makers Easy Touch Sensing
Makers, here’s a new set of gizmos for your bag of tricks. Created by open-source interactive sensor company Bela, the Trill series is a line of sensors which make it easy to add capacitive touch interactions to any DIY electronic project.

Space Invaders Gets an Official Board Game

Space Invaders Gets an Official Board Game
Space Invaders, the iconic classic video game we all know and love, just got even cooler. The popular arcade vertical shooter from TAITO is going to be a board game. Let’s just hope that the gameplay lives up to the arcade version.

TableTop Tokens Takes D&D to the Next Level

TableTop Tokens Takes D&D to the Next Level
Back in the day, a D&D session required nothing but a big bag of dice, a few geeks, and a surface to roll those dice on. That’s still how most people probably play the game, but a Kickstarter campaign has turned up for something called TableTop Tokens.

“Who’s She?” Guessing Game Teaches Facts About Famous Women

“Who’s She?” Guessing Game Teaches Facts About Famous Women
I’ve played the old Guess Who? board game with my son and daughter, where you have to ask for hints about who the other player has by asking for clues about the character’s appearance. You ask things like “Do you have hair” and so on.

Sensorwake Trio Wakes You with Smells

Sensorwake Trio Wakes You with Smells
We can all agree getting up each morning to go to work really sucks. Some people have a harder time getting up than others. If you are of the sort who needs a little extra help, the Sensorwake Trio might be the ticket.

The Frisbee Has Been “Reinvented”, and We’re Not Sure That’s a Good Thing

The Frisbee Has Been “Reinvented”, and We’re Not Sure That’s a Good Thing
61 years ago, the Frisbee was born. That was when Wham-O Inc. acquired the rights to the flying disc and officially named it. Now, the company says it’s reinvented the Frisbee. This new version looks wobbly and warped.

Myst 25th Anniversary Collection is Probably as Infuriating as it Used to Be

Myst 25th Anniversary Collection is Probably as Infuriating as it Used to Be
Way back in the day, I went straight from high school to college into a medical program that saw me going from a broke high-school student to 19-year-old with an actual career making good money. The very first thing I bought with my very first paycheck was a 3DO game system and a copy of Myst.

Feel VR Force Feedback Racing Wheel Promises Serious Immersion

Feel VR Force Feedback Racing Wheel Promises Serious Immersion
If you’re a fan of PC or console racing simulation games like rFactor and you want to make the game as realistic as possible, you need a good racing wheel and pedals. More specifically, you need a force feedback racing wheel, so you can feel what your VR car is doing.

GOGO Lantern Review: A Versatile Portable Light

GOGO Lantern Review: A Versatile Portable Light
The GOGO lantern is a new portable lamp that’s currently being funded over on Kickstarter. The product is just what it sounds like, a lantern that you can use on the go or at home. The GOGO has some cool features, with the big one being a solar panel on top to charge the lantern when you are out in the field.

NakeFit Foot Stickers Keep Your Soles from Burning in Hell

NakeFit Foot Stickers Keep Your Soles from Burning in Hell
Being that I am from Texas, all my childhood memories of the beach revolve around Galveston, Texas. That means Gulf of Mexico water as dirty as a mud puddle, and sand roughly the temperature of the surface of the Sun.

Glowscenes: Lighting Inspired by Nature

Glowscenes: Lighting Inspired by Nature
If you are looking for a cool new night light or mood light, check out Glowscenes. It is a unique accent light that is inspired by nature, and designed to deliver relaxation and calm. Guido Bonelli created these cool lights, and you can find them on Kickstarter.

Absolut Hangsmart Is a Fancy Picture Hanger That’s Always Level

Absolut Hangsmart Is a Fancy Picture Hanger That’s Always Level
Hanging pictures is a huge pain in the rear. I never seem to get them level or centered in the spot where I want them. This results in lots of holes in my walls. The Absolut Hangsmart is a new picture hanger that aims to make it easy to mount your pictures and art on the wall and get it perfectly level every time.

Kniterate Personal Knitting Machine Will Put Grandma out of Business

Kniterate Personal Knitting Machine Will Put Grandma out of Business
My Mamaw (that’s grandmother for you yankees out there) used to knit all the time. She was big on making blankets with yarn that had enough open space to be terrible at keeping you warm, and were itchy enough to drive you mad.

PIXIO Magnetic Construction Blocks Let You Build Colorful Voxel Art

PIXIO Magnetic Construction Blocks Let You Build Colorful Voxel Art
Do you like pixel art? Did you know that when pixels are turned into their 3-dimensional equivalents, they’re called “voxels?” Well now you do. Pretty soon, you’ll have a fun new way to build your own personal voxel art sculptures, thanks to PIXIO.
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