• 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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  • Neil Young’s Pono Music Player Brings Audiophile-Quality Music To The Masses

    Neil Young’s Pono Music Player Brings Audiophile-Quality Music To The Masses

      There’s no shortage of premium gear for audiophiles, from music servers to DIY headphone kits to USB amplifiers.  And while the unwashed masses have already traded in their iPods for the convenience of playing music on their smartphones, we bet there’s more than a handful of folks on the lookout for a hi-fi portable player to get their snobby-quality music on the go.  Their wait should be over with the launch of PonoPlayer. A portable music player, it’s purposely [...]

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  • Wonki Wands Let You Blow 40-Foot Long Giant Soap Bubbles

    Wonki Wands Let You Blow 40-Foot Long Giant Soap Bubbles

    Sure, you can blow soap bubbles mixing simple solutions and using small cookie cutters you have lying around at home.  And while we don’t doubt they’ll make for plenty of fun, that fun isn’t likely to come close to the fun you’ll have with the giant 40-foot bubbles you can make using the Wonki Wands. That’s right, ridiculously massive soap bubbles stretching as large as 40 feet long — way bigger than the already-amazing 20-foot long bubbles Bubbleinc makes.  Soap [...]

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  • Soundwall Is A Large Speaker Guised As Wall Art

    Soundwall Is A Large Speaker Guised As Wall Art

    Sure, there are plenty of options in gorgeous-looking home speakers, especially when you get to the higher-end of audio gear.   But it’s still going to be quite the chore trying to find something that can go with your existing home design.  The Soundwall eliminates the need for that by integrating all the audio hardware with the art that’s mounted up your wall. From the outside, it looks like a regular art print housed inside a picture frame with speakers hidden [...]

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  • New-Gen 14-Inch Razer Blade Could Be The Ultimate On-The-Go Gaming Computer

    New-Gen 14-Inch Razer Blade Could Be The Ultimate On-The-Go Gaming Computer

    While previous generations of the Razer Blade were solid gaming-specific machines and veritable showcases of clever design, each one always brought something that still left folks somewhat underwhelmed. The 2014 refresh of the 14-inch Razer Blade, however, appears to be ending that streak, bringing what looks, on paper, to be the, hands down, ultimate gaming machine you can take around without breaking your back. Unlike last generation’s disappointing display, the new 14-inch iteration boasts a 3200 x 1800 IPS screen. [...]

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  • Severed Horse Head Pillow: Like In The Godfather, But Cuddlier

    Severed Horse Head Pillow: Like In The Godfather, But Cuddlier

    If you’ve never seen The Godfather, then you won’t be familiar with the horse head scene.  If you’ve seen The Godfather, then you won’t likely forget that exact same scene, which is easily one of the most disturbing in the entire movie.  The Severed Horse Head Pillow lets you recreate that iconic moment in American cinema without the blood and gore of slaughtering an actual thoroughbred. Made by Kropserkel, it’s a life-size horse head plushie styled to resemble the black [...]

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  • Finding Out This Livr App Is Fake Is Like Learning There’s No Santa Claus

    Finding Out This Livr App Is Fake Is Like Learning There’s No Santa Claus

    The promise of Livr is simple and straightforward: it’s a social-based app for drunk people that allows them to interact with other drunk people.  You know, as an alternative to drunk-posting shameful diatribes on Facebook or drunk-dialing your exes during a particularly heavy night of drinking. Will you be doing embarrassing things with this app?  Probably.  But, you’ll be doing so among other people who are drunk enough to be doing similarly embarrassing things.  Plus, there’s a “blackout” button that [...]

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  • Skirmos Is A Programmable Open Source Laser Tag System

    Skirmos Is A Programmable Open Source Laser Tag System

    You were wise to give up laser tag a few years back.  Playing it well into your adult age is far from the coolest thing you can get into, especially as you’re trying to fit into your newfound role of being  a responsible, well-adjusted grownup.  But even the best laid plans get screwed up somewhere along the way and we have a feeling the Skirmos is just the toy to draw you back into the laser tag fold. Billed as [...]

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  • Cone Is A Smart Speaker That Knows And Plays The Music You Want To Hear

    Cone Is A Smart Speaker That Knows And Plays The Music You Want To Hear

    You come home from work.  It’s a lazy Tuesday night.  You open the fridge, bring out the frozen pork belly, turn on the Aroma Grill, and start making dinner.  As you’re slicing the meat, that Chumbawamba song from your childhood starts playing.  You crack a smile, shake your hips, and continue what you’re doing — it’s the perfect song to start the evening.  And you have the Cone Speaker to thank for it. A dedicated smart music device, Cone won’t [...]

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  • Roku Streaming Stick Brings 1,200 Channels in Chromecast-Sized Form Factor

    Roku Streaming Stick Brings 1,200 Channels in Chromecast-Sized Form Factor

    Chromecast’s small size and low price are just two of the things that have allowed it to eat a slice out of Roku’s set-top box business.  And while the company has had a thumb-sized version of their set-top box for a while now (which they now call Roku Ready), requiring an MHL port just made it inaccessible to a whole lot of TV owners.   The new Roku Streaming Stick takes Google’s cue, plugging in to an HDMI and a powered [...]

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  • My Monopoly Is A Brand New Totally Customizable Board Game. Exclusive Photos Inside!

    My Monopoly Is A Brand New Totally Customizable Board Game. Exclusive Photos Inside!

      We’ve seen different versions of Monopoly produced over the years, including one in 3D and another with a control tower.  So far, though, we haven’t seen one that use businesses you could actually customize.  That changes now with My Monopoly, a game set you can personalize with graphics and properties of your choice. Made by Hasbro, the set lets you play for stakes using landmarks and businesses in your locale.  Forget about Park Place and the Boardwalk, you can [...]

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  • AeroBull: Is This The Most Adorable Speaker Ever?

    AeroBull: Is This The Most Adorable Speaker Ever?

    Chances are, you really don’t need another iPod speaker dock.  At the same time, the AeroBull isn’t about something that you need. It’s about something that you’ll want.  And, darn it, how can you say no to this adorable thing? Made by Jarre, it’s an iPod/iPhone speaker clad in the impossibly cute form a bulldog wearing a pair of sunglasses, with a Lightning dock sitting right on its head.  That’s it.  While that description sounds lame, the execution definitely isn’t [...]

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  • COI+ LEGO Power Brick 4200mAh Charger: Even External Batteries Can Be Fun

    COI+ LEGO Power Brick 4200mAh Charger: Even External Batteries Can Be Fun

    External batteries are utilitarian things, letting you grab a hit of juice for your phone even without an open outlet for miles.  But who says they can’t be fun, too?  Certainly not odd-gadget purveyor Brando (yes, those guys that sell everything from Creepy Spy Cams to USB Itch-Removal Gadgets to Air Multiplier knockoffs), who just added this COI+ LEGO Power Brick to their inventory. An erstwhile regular power bank (or external battery), it comes housed in a case that can [...]

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  • Inceptor Board Game Lets You Live Out Your Inception Fantasies

    Inceptor Board Game Lets You Live Out Your Inception Fantasies

    Anyone who loves Inception has probably relived the experience by watching the movie multiple times.  After a few watches, though, that’s bound to get boring.  And the novelty of playing with your Inception Top tends to fade after a while.  Fortunately, you’re about to have another option to get your dream within a dream fix: the Inceptor. Made by Pilot Study, the game takes place inside a dream world, with the board representing the space within the dreamer’s mind.   The [...]

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  • Super Solar Recycler Science Kit Turns Trash Into Motorized Toys

    Super Solar Recycler Science Kit Turns Trash Into Motorized Toys

    I think children have been making toys out of throwaway cans and bottles since our ancestors were kids.  While those makeshift DIY playthings made for plenty of fun, they were definitely far from the sharpest-looking toys around.  The Super Solar Recycler Kit changes that. A set of mechanical plastic toys, they’re designed to attach to cans, CDs, and PET Bottles, turning them into playable vehicles and robot toys.  Even better, the set comes with motors and a solar power generator, [...]

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