[Scott Campbell] built a cassette-based synthesizer that sounds exactly like everything you’ve heard before. The sound generation comes straight off cassettes, but the brainbox of this synth varies the volume and pitch. It’s called the...Show More Summary
The Deadpool Pancakes Spatula will have you flipping flapjacks like the merc with the mouth. Flip a chimichanga if you want, we don’t judge. This spatula features Marvel’s famous Merc with a Mouth ready to help fill your own mouth! It features Deadpool climbing out of the spatula and reads, “Mmmm, Pancakes!” You could use […]
The shitstorm hat’ll likely be the Rio Olympics is almost here and it was possible that Russia, an entire nation with a huge presence at Olympic games, wouldn’t be able to participate due to allegations of widespread doping before, during, and after the Sochi games in 2014. Read more...
The cast and crew of Ash vs Evil Dead did a great job talking up season two at the show’s Comic-Con panel and press room. But the ultimate proof that the show’s return is cause for celebration came with a preview screening of the first episode, which won’t air on Starz until Halloween. It’s fantastic. Read more...
Nest's first product was a game-changer and while its subsequent products haven't been quite as high-profile, Nest is still know for making outstanding high-quality products. The company's newest offering, the Nest Cam Outdoor security...Show More Summary
There isn’t a lot of detail to be found behind this short demo of robot-based physical feedback for VR, but the video (embedded below) demonstrates things well. It’s an experiment in generating force feedback for virtual objects using a Baxter robot and the HTC Vive. Show More Summary
James Cameron put it very delicately when he admitted he didn’t like Star Wars: The Force Awakens . But he has no such restraint when discussing the sequel to his Aliens, the polarizing Alien 3. It begins with the cruel discovery that Aliens’ hard-fought survivors—other than Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley—have all perished. Read more...
It was just a matter of time, really. With the new slate of Star Wars films on an annual schedule, and drones invading the skies all around us, the timing was right for this kind of synergistic force push. RC toy maker Propel is launching a quartet of drones modeled on some familiar modes of transportation from a galaxy far, far away. Show More Summary
On Thursday morning, one intrepid Pokemon Go player took to Reddit to announce that he had caught every Pokemon currently available to catch in North America. That amounts to 142 Pokemon, but at launch, the game was expected to feature the entire original selection of 151 pocket monsters. Show More Summary
If there is one particular animal or lifeform that should not have survived the great flood on Noah’s Ark, it should have been the mosquito. Wait a minute, make that two — the cockroach can also be extinct for all I care. Unfortunately,...Show More Summary
This collaboration between ETH and the Disney empire’s research arm is a ultra-light robot that can roll across horizontal surfaces and also transition and climb walls. The robot has four wheels with one steerable set, but its secret sauce is the two propellers gimbaled on its back. Show More Summary
Video: Every year around July 4 (surprise, surprise) the US Consumer Product Safety Commission puts on a graphic demonstration of why you should be really careful when setting off fireworks. The video of the demo arrived late this year, but if you’re a fan of horror movies, it was still totally worth the wait. More »
Actually riding around at 30 km/h on a 3D printed means of transportation is pretty gnarly, if not foolhardy. So we were actually pleased when we dug deeper and discovered that [E-Mat]’s unicycle build is actually just a very nice cover...Show More Summary
Video: Friction welding already looks out of this world. I mean, watching two pieces of metal forge together through friction as they turn bright space orange? Awesome. But seeing friction welding in slow motion? That’s when we find out how truly spectacular the process is. The little sparks flying off the metal blocks look like stars being formed. More »
Video: The first trailer for Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange kept things pretty small. But at Comic-Con, the second trailer has been revealed and it actually shows some of the magic the film contains — both literal and figurative — as well as the potential impact Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) could have on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. More »
Electromyography is a technique used to study and record the electrical signals generated when a muscle contracts. It’s used for medical diagnosis, rehab, kinesiological studies, and is the preferred method of control for robotic prosthetics and exoskeletons. Show More Summary
Solar Impulse 2 has taken off on what is expected to be the final leg of its solar-powered round-the-world voyage. The single-seater aircraft took off today from Cairo International Airport with Bertrand Piccard at the controls. Solar...Show More Summary
Marvel's San Diego Comic-Con news was big enough to shake the planet, living or otherwise.
The CW is going to have to bear the weight of four different DC Comics superhero series this year, and if that wasn’t ambitious enough, The Flash is kicking off the season in […]
Not long ago, Guvera was one of the better options for music streaming. Being free via ad support was its biggest draw, and being Australian-owned didn’t hurt either. Unfortunately, after being turned away by the Australian Securities Exchange in June, Guvera’s gloomy financial position revealed itself — and it wasn’t pretty. More »