March 4, 2015

Gadgets

Children’s ebooks phone home

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Isabella Products, a maker of wireless digital picture frames, has teamed up with publishing giant Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to bring a children's e-reader to market next summer. Called the Fable, the device will be marketed as a networked color tablet for kids, and will feature a 7-inch color touchscreen and a wireless networking over a secure, managed connection. Read More »

Axsotic 3D Spherical Mouse

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If you can’t do 3D right, don’t do it at all. I’m looking at you 3D cinema! I much prefer the classics. The Axsotic 3D Spherical Mouse provides maximum navigation of your 3D images and design projects, allowing you to move your creations around as if you were actually holding them in your fingertips, instead of pointing and scrolling. Using ... Read More »

LumiNet: The Wearable Computing Network

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LumiNet takes the conventions of a central processing unit, such as an Arduino, handling most of the workload and spreads the responsibility across a series of parallel ‘LumiNet modules’ which only depend on the four modules directly connected to it. This way, if one module goes bad, the rest of the wearable network will stay up and running. It’s programming ... Read More »

Iron Man Pinball Machine

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Stern Pinball, one of the only remaining companies specifically focused on the pinball industry, created this awesome Iron Man Pinball Machine. This fully-sized arcade style pinball machine puts Iron Man fans up against minor villain Whiplash and those damn bouncy things that always make the ball shoot through the paddles before you can press the buttons. The machine ships on ... Read More »

Real-Life Portal T-Shirt Puts a Hole in Your Belly

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Ben Heck, expert modder and webshow host, is at it again with his newest creation, the Real-Life Portal T-Shirt. By modifying the shirt with “a chest-mounted LCD screen and a back-mounted CCD camera,” Heck created a t-shirt which puts a hole through your belly, right where the cake would have been if it weren’t a lie. Ben shows off his ... Read More »

Turn Your iPhone 4 Into a Sony Walkman

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Are you already missing the Walkman since Sony’s announcement of its official retirement this week? You’re not alone. It gets better. One day, the Walkman will truly be remembered as the first true portable media player, and the most recent renditions will be forgotten. Lucky for us, we already know the truth, which is how we can get a head ... Read More »

The Bong Mask is the Next Step in Pot Smoking Technology

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Greetings “medicinal” marijuana “patients.” Have you been looking for a better way of ingesting every last puff of “medicine” that escapes your bong? The Bong Mask straps across your face and surrounds your respiratory system with sweet, sweet pain relief. Now all we need is intravenous cookie dough and we’re good to go. Get your own from Thanko for around ... Read More »

World’s Smallest Full HD Display Leaves Retina Display in the Dust

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When Steve Jobs unveiled the retina display of the iPhone 4, I thought that once again, Apple was years ahead of the competition in terms of development, but Ortustech, in a joint venture with Casio and Toppan, have one upped Apple at their own game with the world’s tiniest full HD display, making the retina display look downright pixelated. The ... Read More »

4,000 Piece LEGO Chess Set

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Derek Seiple constructs each LEGO Chess Set made-to-order. You pay, you name your specific color preferences and Seiple crafts a custom brick chess set made of approximately 4,000 LEGO bricks and plates. Each side of the board measures 22.75 inches, the King piece is about 4.5 inches tall. There’s just one itsy-bitsy issue. This chess set is so expensive that ... Read More »

Samsung Unveils Prescription 3D Glasses

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The geek life is an ironic state of affairs. Most of us, and I’m speaking from at least seconds of research, have some sort of vision problem. Studies show that hours of staring at the computer screen can cause serious vision impairments, which hasn’t exactly worked out for us up until now. Bad vision meant an impaired 3D experience. Not ... Read More »