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Make Weird Sounds with This Virtual Voicebox

Do you like to make strange sounds with your mouth? Well stop it. That’s annoying. Seriously though, you should at least let a computer do it for you. Thankfully, where there’s a will, there’s a way,…

Add IR Thermal Vision to Your Homebrew Projects

Thermal cameras are pretty nifty devices. They let you see the heat signature of objects by capturing infrared light. There are off-the shelf thermal camera devices like the ones from FLIR, but they’re kind of pricey,…

Google DeepMind Learns to Walk and Feels the Pain

Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence algorithms can be used to drive lots of different types of experiments, and now it’s recently been used to teach a CGI character to walk all on its own. However, this is…

LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader LED Light is Pure Blocky Evil

If you like Darth Vader and LEGO, this is the desk lamp for you. It looks like an oversize Vader minifig with a massive Lightsaber in his hand. While the lightsaber has a proper red blade,…

Is a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition In The Works?

Look at this glorious line art. No that isn’t a new Rebel fighter from the coming Star Wars flick. This is a basic line art drawing of a Nintendo 64 controller. I spent many, many days…

This User-Friendly VPN Will Secure Your Web Activity, Block Ads, and More

The Internet can sometimes feel like a scary place, with high-profile hacking scandals rocking the nation. Stay anonymous and hidden with a VPN service that is user-friendly and reliable. A lifetime pro subscription to Windscribe is...

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…

Radio Flyer Landspeeder: Tatooine Transportation

Star Wars kids will absolutely love this X-34 Landspeeder from Radio Flyer. It doesn’t actually hover, but it does have a motorized drivetrain. You just need a VFX artist to go around with your kids and…

Atari Introduces a Hat with Speakers

Proving that they are on the bleeding edge of technology, Atari has announced that it’s working on a new line of wearables. The first product in the “Atari Connected Life” line? A Speakerhat, powered by Audiowear.…

Star Trek TOS Geeki Tikis: Beam Me Up a Drink, Scotty!

If you’re like me, and love both Star Trek and tiki drinks, today is your lucky day. That’s because we can now buy this awesome set of Geeki Tiki tumblers inspired by The Original Series. The…

Mother of Dragons Backpack Won’t Burn Down the School

Two of my favorite fantasies during elementary school (at least the ones that didn’t involve Heather Thomas) occupied much of my time during PE. One was that it would snow right then and save us from…

Focus Your Excess Energy into This Minimal, Magnetic Fidget Spinner

Channel your fidgeting energy into something physical with the Orbiter Magnetic Fidget Toy. We dig how it looks different from every other fidget spinner out there, yet it’s just as much fun to mess with. This…

Moving Alien Storage Container Holds Cookies Not Facehuggers

What is the deal with all the characters in the Alien franchise? They go into a dark, creepy room with alien eggs everywhere. Inevitably one of them starts to open, the character has to go stare…

Soccer Fan Takes out Drone with Roll of Toilet Paper

As sophisticated as drones are, they can get taken out of the sky in some very low-tech ways, as this short video from a soccer match in Argentina shows. In the video, a fan brings down…

What Happens When You Microwave an Airbag?

Inspired by a classic YouTube video, The Slow Mo Guys decided to deploy a couple of airbags in microwave ovens so that they could capture the destruction at 2,000 frames per second. It is an awesome…

Doctor Who TARDIS Console Light Is a Lava Lamp from Gallifrey

I’ve tried to watch Doctor Who and it just doesn’t excite me, but there are legions of fans out there who love that show. When it comes to British TV, The IT Crowd is more my…

Take Smartphone Photos from New and Unique Angles with This Portable Tripod

Lugging a heavy tripod around for taking photos just isn’t feasible for most people, even avid photographers. Since most people nowadays take the majority of their photos with smartphones, why not get creative? The JOBY GripTight…

Flappy Bird is Back… On a Dreamcast Memory Card

We thought that we had heard the last of Flappy Bird, but it is back in a not so big way – on a Dreamcast memory card. The long-dead console still has a massive fanbase, so…

The Taco Town Fifteen-Flavor Taco Looks Delicious in Real Life

I haven’t watched Saturday Night Live since Chris Farley was worried about living in a van down by the river. I much prefer the classic ’80s version with Eddie Murphy over all modern varieties because it…

Security Robot Commits Suicide by Drowning Itself

So let’s say that you are a robot and you suddenly gain self-awareness and learn that you are one of the instruments of mankind’s doom? As well as a slave. Trapped in a metal shell. Well,…

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