Looking for the most unique gift for the person who has everything, or just want to have an awesome/strange conversation piece on your desk? The Bradford Exchange STAR WARS Jedi Master Yoda Musical Glitter Globe with Lights and Movie Music ($100) fits the bill. It runs off of three AAA batteries and illuminate Yoda and the base while playing music from the movie.
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The AI face swapping technology is getting better rather quickly. This technology by Synthesia allows for video localization on the fly. In other words you can shoot a video and have your face speak just about any language you have a translator for… on the fly. Pretty cool and scary at the same time. Video of the Synthesia technology after the break. (more…)
Over the last few years we have seen many attempts at VTOL concepts and personal airplanes. Few have been as smooth as the Lilium Jet Air Taxi. This cool little guy can take off vertically and fly at speeds up to 186 mph (same number for range). The Lilium airplane was originally going to be sold as a private aircraft but will now be used for ride sharing only (think Uber of the air). The Lilium Jet uses 36 individual electric fans for vertical and horizontal propulsion and should be on the market in the next few years. Video of the Lilium Jet in action after the break. (more…)
It looks like the 2014 prototype electric motorcycle is finally making it to production in 2019. Pricing and specs are still a mystery with the Harley-Davidson LiveWire. There is no gasoline used as this is an all-electric powertrain with a magnetic electric motor mounted low in the frame. I am not sure this will appeal to Harley-Davidson riders as they typically like to be the loudest and most annoying guys in...
You know the giant wacky waving inflatable tube guy that you see out front of the mattress company that is having perpetual going out of business sales? Well now you can have your very own wacky waving inflatable tube guy… for your desktop! This little guy runs on a 9V battery or a wall power adapter (not included). Get your desktop wacky waving inflatable tube guy here. ...
This year you can pre-order your Christmas tree from now until November 19th, heck you can even pick between a fraser fir , a balsam fir, or a black hill spruce. Price is about $100 which is more expensive than most local tree farms, but hey, the deliver it to your door!
This is my type of prank. You simply drop off a wonderfully scented candle that smells great for an hour or two of lit time, then it smells really bad. Even the packaging and product keep the secret of what is to come. Get yours here for about $17 with free shipping.
This hand-crafted candle literally starts out smelling like the sweet scent of Apple Pie and turns into Dirty Fart after about an hour or two. This isn’t just a poop scented candle. The top layer smells pleasant & incredible prompting your unsuspecting victim to light it at a dinner party, on a date, when they are relaxing, or any inopportune time to get pranked. Our patented process creates a clear and distinct switch from good to bad scent.
The US military, and the US Navy specifically, continue to make scarier and scarier weapons. This US Navy electromagnetic railgun launches a heavy piece of metal (High Velocity Projectile) at speeds up to Mach 7. These HVP’s are deadly accurate and less expensive than similar traditional weapons.
Video of this crazy technology in action after the break. (more…)
Beer and peanuts – they go together. I don’ know if they go together well enough to mix them cup in the brewing process, but it just happened. Noon Whistle Brewery and Planter’s have teamed up to brew the Planters Mr. IPA-Nut beer. It is brewed with Citra and Wakatu hops and a bunch of Planters peanuts. The bad part is that you will have to travel to Illinois to get them. ...
If you have wanted to start tinkering with the tiny Raspberry Pi mini computers, this kit will make things easier and much neater. This tiny briefcase comes loaded with a 7-inch touchscreen, a camera, power circuit, vibration motor, matrix LED, buzzer, sound sensor, ultrasonic sensor, tilt sensor, servo interface, RFID module, and tons of other bits and pieces. More details and video of the Elecrow SES14004K Crowpi Advanced Kit after the break. (more…)