• Code Deck Playing Cards Is A Fitting Gift Idea For Developers In Your Life

    Code Deck Playing Cards Is A Fitting Gift Idea For Developers In Your Life

    Sure, your can play poker, blackjack, and any card game on a computer. But when you already spend all day writing code, getting a break from staring at an LCD-backlit display starts to sound like a considerably more attractive proposition. So turn off the PC, hide the tablet, pocket the smartphone, and play a round of your favorite card game on the Code:Deck instead. Described as “playing cards for developers,” it’s an erstwhile regular 52-card deck that you can use [...]

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  • These Giant Robot Slippers Play Cyborg Sounds With Every Step You Take

    These Giant Robot Slippers Play Cyborg Sounds With Every Step You Take

    While Thinkgeek’s Mega-Stomp Panic enabled people to add sound effects to every step they took, it did require clipping on a strange-looking effects box that didn’t seem very convenient when you’re being lazy around the house (read: walking around naked). Fortunately, they just came out with these Giant Robot Slippers with Sound, which will play a whizzing robot-stomp sound effect every time one of your feet hits the ground. No need to wear pajamas to clip a sound effects box on. You [...]

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  • Pyle Street Blaster Is A Cannon Boombox Ready To Blast You With Explosive Jams

    Pyle Street Blaster Is A Cannon Boombox Ready To Blast You With Explosive Jams

    While the Pyle Street Blaster is nothing more than a portable boombox, it looks like a weapon straight out of a comic book movie. You know, the kind that shoots out lightning bolts, freeze blasts, and death rays, while being carried by an egotistical megalomaniac bent on conquering the world. Bring it along to your next street dance battle and intimidate the heck out of every breakdancer who dares challenge your dominance on the floor. Built for the urban landscape, [...]

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  • Road On A Roll Offers A Quick, Inexpensive Way To Build A Derby Track

    Road On A Roll Offers A Quick, Inexpensive Way To Build A Derby Track

    Building a long, large, winding derby track for your son’s die cast cars to cruise on sounds awesome. Until you realize just how expensive a long, large, winding derby track will eventually cost. There has to be a cheap way to build something like that, right? Turns out there is with Road on a Roll. A paper-based road and track system, it lets you lay down a massive flat driving track for cheap. And it’s cheap because it’s entirely made from paper, [...]

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  • This Haptic Gaming Vest Lets You Actually Feel The Action While Playing Games

    This Haptic Gaming Vest Lets You Actually Feel The Action While Playing Games

    There’s no doubt we’re coming to an age of wildly immersive gaming, with products like the Oculus Rift and the Omni Treadmill looking to hit the consumer market soon. The KOR-FX 4DFX gaming vest is hoping to be a part of that future, bringing environmental feedback with every movement, bullet, and explosion you experience in the game. Worn across the chest and shoulders like a… umm… sports bra, the gaming accessory converts audio coming from the game into precise high-definition [...]

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  • Creep Out Everyone In The Cafeteria With These Raji Konchu RC Caterpillars

    Creep Out Everyone In The Cafeteria With These Raji Konchu RC Caterpillars

    These Raji Konchu RC Caterpillars won’t turn into butterflies any time soon. But you can control where they crawl and creep their way into, allowing you to gross out people at the dining table, freak out your girlfriend’s annoying best friend, and entertain the kids with little critters that move in realistic fashion, making them more awesome than butterflies. Made by Japanese company JTT, the little crawlies come with realistic caterpillar bodies that accurately mimic the appearance of the little [...]

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  • Gramofon Is A Router That Doubles As A Music Streaming Device

    Gramofon Is A Router That Doubles As A Music Streaming Device

    If you’re not familiar with Fon, it’s a company whose core business is operating a large system of crowdsourced, dual-access WiFi networks, which has grown to an impressive 13 million hotspots across Europe and North America. With that many hotspots at their disposal, the next logical step should be to create products that take advantage of them and that’s exactly what the company is doing with the Gramofon. To share your internet with Fon’s network, you need to use a [...]

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  • TinkerBots: This is The Modular Toy Robot You’ve Been Waiting For

    TinkerBots: This is The Modular Toy Robot You’ve Been Waiting For

    Modular, snap-on electronics might very well become the choice educational toys of this generation, enabling STEM learning without the complexities associated with traditional avenues of training. As big fans as we are of products like littleBits, though, we have a feeling that TinkerBots will have a better shot at keeping children’s attention. Described as a “perfect hands-on introduction to the world of robotics,” it lets children build functional robots of varying complexities. Whether for 5-year old kids fashioning their first automaton [...]

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  • Design Deck: Learn Graphic Design While Playing Solitaire

    Design Deck: Learn Graphic Design While Playing Solitaire

    Want to read up on graphic design, but don’t have the time to invest in poring over a 300-page textbook?  Join the club.  What if there was a way you can passively learn the subject while playing poker with the boys or practicing close-up magic tricks?  That’s exactly what the Design Deck, a fully-functional deck of playing cards that double as graphic design lessons, hopes to provide. Like other playing card decks, each of the card faces feature a corresponding [...]

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  • FiestaFive Adds Confetti To Your Celebratory High-Fives – So Much Want!!!

    FiestaFive Adds Confetti To Your Celebratory High-Fives – So Much Want!!!

    Imagine you started a chat messaging company.  You know, like we’ve always had since the internet started and all.  Then, imagine that someone bought it for 18 billion dollars.  Wouldn’t you want to high-five everyone in sight?  And when your hands touch, wouldn’t it seem just fitting that confetti explodes right from the site of contact?  Now, you can do just that with the FiestaFive. A wearable party popper of sorts, it shoots out a blast of confetti as soon [...]

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  • WebTuner Combines Traditional Pay TV And Internet Video In A Single Media Streamer

    WebTuner Combines Traditional Pay TV And Internet Video In A Single Media Streamer

      Today’s crop of set-top boxes do a great job of bringing internet video to people’s living rooms, but requires you to make separate arrangements for traditional pay TV.  In fact, many folks don’t even bother with the latter, depending strictly on online sources like Netflix to get their TV entertainment.  But if someone made a box that allowed both internet video and pay TV to co-exist, would you still watch TV the old way?  That’s exactly what WebTuner is [...]

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  • Mattel Announces BOOMco Line of Foam Blasters

    Mattel Announces BOOMco Line of Foam Blasters

    It’s not that Nerf never had any competition in the foam dart battle space.  It’s just that they’ve, pretty much, dominated the niche so well that nobody else even registers on the radar.  That could change soon with Mattel’s new line of BOOMco Blasters. Rather than go head-to-head with Nerf’s huge range of ridiculously powerful foam-firing blasters, Mattel is starting out small, releasing air-powered shooters (no batteries) rigged to send foam darts flying into your target of choice.  That means, [...]

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  • Man Hands: Because Everyone Deserves A Big Hand

    Man Hands: Because Everyone Deserves A Big Hand

    Big hands are great, making it easier to hail cabs, catch balls, and slap any guy who grabs at you in a crowded bar.  Unfortunately, your hands are tiny and plastic surgery for dainty hands has not been developed yet.  In the meantime, you can enjoy some of the benefits of large paws with these oversized Man Hands. A huge pair of gloves clad in the likeness of real hands, it lets you wave at friends, cover your son’s eyes [...]

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  • Amazon Fire TV Is An Android-Based Set-Top Box With Faster Hardware And Smarter Software

    Amazon Fire TV Is An Android-Based Set-Top Box With Faster Hardware And Smarter Software

    Between Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV, among a host of other products, people have enough options in set-top media streamers to serve most needs and budgets.  Chances are, in fact, you already have one or more of the aforementioned big three.  Despite that, we can’t help but feel that the Amazon Fire TV, a new media streamer, can find a place in most people’s media cabinet all the same. To make its case as your living room’s streaming gadget of [...]

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  • Live Out Your Baywatch Dreams With This 14-Foot David Hasselhoff Lifeguard Figure

    Live Out Your Baywatch Dreams With This 14-Foot David Hasselhoff Lifeguard Figure

    Ever wished you could own a statue of David Hasselhoff during his Baywatch prime?  We have no idea why you’d desire something like that,  but if you do, there’s an oversized David Hasselhoff Lifeguard Figure that can help you realize it. Sporting a likeness of the Hoff’s Mitch Buchanon character in a swimming pose, the figure is perched on its stomach atop a rolling base that lets you easily push it around the house like a wheelbarrow.  You can even [...]

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  • PetPaint Turns Your Dog Into A Walking Art Experiment

    PetPaint Turns Your Dog Into A Walking Art Experiment

    Your dog hates you and we understand why.  You had his balls cut off, you make him work for treats, and you dress him up in whatever idiotic costume you find amusing at the moment.  Here’s another way to make your pet hate you even more: PetPaint. Built for those times when you want to dress your dog up but couldn’t find the right costume, it lets you spray paint whatever the heck you want right on his fur.  Want [...]

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  • This Bear Simulator Lets You Spend Your Days As A Wild Grizzly

    This Bear Simulator Lets You Spend Your Days As A Wild Grizzly

    Some people feel like they were born in the wrong generation.  You, on the other hand, feel like you were born in the wrong species.  In your heart, you know you were meant to live life as a bear.  And while dressing up as a grizzly and hanging out in the jungle is always an option, we have a feeling playing with the Bear Simulator is going to be a whole lot safer. Made by the one-man development team at [...]

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  • Moff Wearable Smart Toy Adds Sound Effects To A Child’s Movements

    Moff Wearable Smart Toy Adds Sound Effects To A Child’s Movements

    From futuristic blasters that make laser shooting sounds to robots that make beeping noises to police cars with blaring sirens, it’s fair to conclude that a whole lot of children’s toys serve to function as nothing more than elaborate noisemakers.  So why not just make a toy that creates different kinds of noises depending on whatever you’re playing with?  That’s exactly what they did with Moff. A motion-tracking silicone wristband, it detects a wearer’s specific movements, then produces corresponding sounds [...]

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  • Analogue NT Is A NES Clone In A Sleek And Modern Enclosure

    Analogue NT Is A NES Clone In A Sleek And Modern Enclosure

    Why would anyone want to buld a NES clone in 2014?  We have no idea or more like Why the heck not!.  But, hey, if there is a market for game consoles borne out of manchild nostalgia, so be it.  And while there have been many that came before it, the Analogue NT is inarguably the most beautiful we’ve seen, so you can reclaim some semblance of adult taste while partaking in the ancient joys of Bomberman and Donkey Kong [...]

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