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Lego’s Analytical Engine (with added Raspberry Pi).

December 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lego’s Analytical Engine (with added Raspberry Pi).

Lego have their own version of Kickstarter to help bring new kits to life – and one new suggestion is for a steampunkish Victorian Analytical Engine (with added Raspberry Pi), complete with Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage minifigs, and this has been gaining lots of support (we were going to say a full head of […]

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Where’s my jetpack?

December 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Where’s my jetpack?

There’s a popular call from the Jetson-watching scifi fan . . . where’s my personal jetpack (and all the other goodies promised by fiction on TV). Well, Martin Jetpack answers your call, dear fan, albeit with a $100k price tag. Here’s your personal jetpack!

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Building hobbit homes, one hole at a time.

December 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Building hobbit homes, one hole at a time.

If you have ever fancied the comfy yet snug existence of Mr Bilbo Baggins – maybe get some dwarves around for a bit of Celtic singing and beer drinking – then a firm called Green Magic Homes has something for you . . . a series of full-size hobbit homes made of modular fiber and […]

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Autonomous electric cars able to go 700 miles on one charge?

September 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Autonomous electric cars able to go 700 miles on one charge?

Autonomous electric cars able to go 700 miles on one charge? Welcome to the future world of Elon Musk, head honcho over at Tesla.

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Landspeeder bed . . . if you love your kids!

September 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Landspeeder bed . . . if you love your kids!

Good old Ghostfaceace, he’s rendered all other dads inadequate in the art of fatherly bedroom design, with his kid’s new Landspeeder Bed. Thanks a lot, Pal, I thought I was doing a good job just buying my lot the odd comics parcel from the Forbidden Planet. Now you have to come along and show me […]

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Game of Thrones pinball machine sure plays a mean Iron Throne ball?

September 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones pinball machine sure plays a mean Iron Throne ball?

Here come’s Stern’s Game of Thrones pinball machines, as recently highlighted over here at IGN. Players can choose to be a Knight of the Stark, Lannister, Greyjoy, Baratheon, Martell, or Tyrell family Houses, and pick other Houses to battle. Game of Thrones actor Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane (The Hound) guides the player through the […]

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Millennium Falcon Asteroid Chase Coffee Table – the caffeine is strong with this one.

September 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Millennium Falcon Asteroid Chase Coffee Table – the caffeine is strong with this one.

Yes, the caffeine is strong with this Millennium Falcon Asteroid Chase Coffee Table. Thanks, Tom Spina Designs, now how about you get going on that full size working Tie Fighter for me?

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With maximum Rancor?

July 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
With maximum Rancor?

Here’s a rather interesting example of cosplay-to-the-max at Comic-Con . . . meet, The Rancor! SFX master Frank Ippolito designed and built this foam costume in less than 28 days, based on references from an original test costume used for the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi production people.

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Now you’ve Gorn and done it – Gnome Alone.

July 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Now you’ve Gorn and done it – Gnome Alone.

If you are one of those Middle Class types who think that garden gnomes are tacky and demeaning then you may want to look away right now – because we’ve only Gorn and done it with this series of Star Trek-themed Garden Gnomes from US retailer Think Geek. Looks great, but I don’t expect to […]

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3D printed poison dart pistol.

July 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
3D printed poison dart pistol.

Inspired by President Obama’s proposed ban on sharing firearm drawings on the internet, this 3D printed poison dart pistol which shoots that shoots 40mm poison-tipped darts fabbed by Peter Alaric is invisible to metal detectors and can be manufactured by anyone in the comfort of home. Isn’t that also known as an air pistol?

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