Well, ladies and gents, if you want Halloween to come a little early this year, then just feast your eyes on none other than the SociBot-Mini, a new lifelike robot that can wear the face of you and your friends like an only slightly less terrifying version of Leatherface. New Scientist debuted video of the little face-shifter, while slashgear.com added a few more details. SociBot is 60 centimeters high and can “even predict your mood or guess your age,” the website notes. Created by Will Jackson and his colleagues at Engineered Arts in Penryn, UK, Soci has a transparent plastic Read More
Listen, we like happy endings as much as anyone, but sometimes, it just doesn’t serve the story. And when our main characters do have to buy the farm, we hope they pay with as much bravado and heroics as they demonstrated throughout the entire film. Today, we honor 11 movie heroes — well, 12 if you count the double-up in No. 10 — who died like Real Men. Let’s get started. We shouldn’t even have to say this, but SPOILERS AHEAD!
The Wu-Tang Clan is back, and only one lucky person will get to own their next release — provided that one person has $1 million to spend on it. That’s right, in one of the most unique release ideas we’ve ever heard of, The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin will be available to just one individual in a deluxe edition that consists of 31 new tracks — around 128 minutes of music. It includes special guest appearances by Bonnie Jo Mason, Redman, FC Barcelona soccer players and a unique tapestry of guest performers. The album was produced Read More
SlideBelts may have created the last brand of belt that you ever buy. That’s because they offer a more customized fit for your waistline. Instead of having five or six holes to choose from, you have about 30, ensuring that perfect fit as you move the sliding buckle along to comfort perfection. One especially cool thing about SlideBelts — other than the sharp looking colors, the quality leather material, and the elegant adjustable buckle system — is the fact that each buckle is interchangeable so you can enjoy a variety of different belt styles, mixing and matching and creating even Read More
The future is here, friends, and in addition to things like wearables, trips to Mars, and 4K television sets, it means we also shouldn’t have to deal with light switches any longer. The iOn Switching System utilizes capacitive proximity switching — the same thing your iPhone uses, except with a larger area — to enable gesture control for controlling the electronics around your house. While we’ve said “light switches” above, it could really be any electronic. You can set the iOn underneath objects, such as a table for example, and then place other objects over it (like a lamp). From Read More
If you like to drink and take showers, then you’re in luck, because today, we’ve finally got a product that compares both pastimes into a joyous activity of relaxation, cleanliness, and inebriation. The Shakoolie allows you to stick your beer to the shower wall while washing off the filth of the day and lowering your blood pressure one sip at a time. While there are probably healthier ways of getting the job done, none are quite so tasty. You can pick up several different designs from Amazon right now for under $10. That purchase price also includes a launch Read More
The Rama Llama sleeping bag could lead to a whole new means of insulation. Instead of using down and other inefficient means for getting the job done, the Rama Llama sleeping bag uses a special blend of 100 percent natural fibers that are completely sustainable, high performing, and socially just. Harvested from the mighty llama itself, this material can be used without harming the animal and it keeps you comfortable whether the temp is 20 degrees or 70. Considering that most bags have a 10- to 15-degree comfort range, that’s quite impressive. The fiber is sustainably harvested from rural Andean Read More
Gotta be honest: I did not think a video game could ratchet up the same level of intensity as, say, a Quentin Tarantino film. <cough Inglourious Basterds cough cough> However, Wolfenstein: The New Order manages to do just that with its newly released clip entitled “On a Train to Berlin” (for obvious reasons once you see it). In the brief clip, Bethesda has put our hero, B.J. Blazkowicz head-to-head with Frau Engel, one of the game’s major villains. The scene here is somewhat reminiscent, though abbreviated, of the Inglourious Basterds opening wherein QT builds suspense on the way to something Read More