Why — on God’s Green Earth — Would you Connect a Floppy Drive to your Android Phone?!?

And yes, when I say ‘floppy’, I ACTUALLY DON’T mean actual floppy discs this time; just their younger, next-generation 3.25″ slightly-evolved cousins. Anyway, YouTuber Clint Basinger of LGR demonstrates in this video that even though their’s no REAL reason to connect an “old” floppy drive to your Android phone via a OTB-to-USB type-C adapter, you totally still could if you wanted. You can check out the … Continue reading Why — on God’s Green Earth — Would you Connect a Floppy Drive to your Android Phone?!?

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Some Hackers Built a Prosthetic Nerf Blaster That Fires by Flexing Your Arms!

 

BRUH! WHERE WAS THIS WHEN I WAS A KID! I had to use my hands like it was a baby’s toy! Anyway, this was done for a pretty good cause, though. A group of hackers at Hackerloop wanted to level the Nerf-fighting playing field for Nicholas Huchet, an individual who didn’t have a full arm, by building him a custom Nerf blaster prosthetic with the ability to automatically fire a projectile by simply contracting his forearm muscles. According to the Medium post, Hackerloop’s Valentin Squirelo chronicled the build in great detail, which included the use of custom 3D-printed parts, Arduino-based electronics, some electromyography sensors that could detect muscle movements, and — of course — a couple of hard-to-find Nerf Swarmfire blasters (hint: the blasters’ round design was VERY optimal for the build). Continue reading “Some Hackers Built a Prosthetic Nerf Blaster That Fires by Flexing Your Arms!”

It Looks Like ‘Pandemic’ is Getting a Pretty Awesome 10th Anniversary Edition…

Since its debut onto the tabletop gaming scene in 2008, Pandemic has been one of the biggest board games in the world, which is fitting when it’s about saving the world from aggressive worldwide diseases. Now that the game is about to celebrate the big 1-0, it’s getting a special edition re-release in a big-ol’ metal box chock-filled with brand new cards and miniature figures. This special … Continue reading It Looks Like ‘Pandemic’ is Getting a Pretty Awesome 10th Anniversary Edition…

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The Y-Brush, The Toothbrush Device That Can Efficiently Clean Your Teeth in 10 Seconds

French start-up company FasTeesH has developed and launched a new product that they claim can clean your teeth in 10 seconds. Aimed at the general public, the Y-Brush is designed to be able to able to brush and clean all of your teeth simultaneously and efficiently in only 10 seconds, down from the dentist-recommended 2-3 minute-long Bass Method with a regular toothbrush.

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Ingenious Mobile ‘Airbag’ Phone Case Springs Out Legs to Save Your Phone When You Drop It; Because You WILL Drop It…

Whenever someone tells me that they’ve never dropped their smartphone, I just react in a similar fashion as if they told me that they don’t think their computer’s hard drive will die. You silly rabbit; it’s going to happen. I WILL happen. Sooner or later, it’s going to happen. This is why you should AT LEAST get a phone case (or even better, a “rugged” one) and a glass protective screen to take the shock damage from the phone after a drop. But after one drop too many, you;ll likely be left with a broken phone and an expensive repair bill (unless you have insurance). While Sony and Amazon (and other similar tech companies) have filed patents for car airbag-inspired phone case systems, an engineering student from Germany’s Aalen University created a phone protector that LITERALLY springs into action just before the handset hits the ground. Continue reading “Ingenious Mobile ‘Airbag’ Phone Case Springs Out Legs to Save Your Phone When You Drop It; Because You WILL Drop It…”

Nvidia using Artificial Intelligence to Create Awesome (but Fake) Slo-Mo Videos

Typically, the process to create fake slow motion videos is a difficult one, as it requires software to stretch a video clip out by creating hundreds-and-hundreds of non-existent frames to place in-between existing frames. The result of this hard process often yields low-quality success, as it produced stuttering and unconvincing visual quality. Nvidia aims to take advantage of the incredible image-processing potential of deep learning to create a method to produce high-quality fake slow motion videos from a regular clip. Continue reading “Nvidia using Artificial Intelligence to Create Awesome (but Fake) Slo-Mo Videos”

So, HOW Did TIME Magazine Create Their New Cover with 958 Quadcopters?

For their upcoming June 11, 2018 issue, TIME magazine created a very spectacular, expertly-coordinated exhibition by using 958 illuminated quadcopters (or “drones,” which is what the cool kids are calling them) hovering along the evening sky and framed resemble TIME’s traditional cover layout. Enjoy the above “so THAT’S how they did that” video that showcases the process, as well as the full write-up and photos … Continue reading So, HOW Did TIME Magazine Create Their New Cover with 958 Quadcopters?

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Lake Worth, Florida Has Been Accidentally Sending Out Zombie Alert Messages Since Hurricane Irma.

Yup. You read that correctly. However in reality, this is both funny and not funny. When you think of things that shouldn’t be messed around with, one of them is DEFINITELY public alert systems.  Unfortunately, warning systems haven’t had the best year, ranging from the false emergency alert from Hawaii accidentally informing the public of an incoming missile that didn’t exist to the Department of Justice’s Amber Alert … Continue reading Lake Worth, Florida Has Been Accidentally Sending Out Zombie Alert Messages Since Hurricane Irma.

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Did Your PC Freeze? Try This Windows Hotkey BEFORE Restarting Your PC…

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In case your Windows PC ever freezes, you actually DON’T have to restart the computer. It turns out that Windows has a generally unknown keyboard shortcut that restarts your video drivers, which is basically what you could try to fix freezes that would otherwise need a forced restart. What this key combination does is restart the graphics subsystem for Windows 10 and Windows 8 computers; no keyboard shortcut for restarting your graphics drivers exists on Windows 7. Continue reading “Did Your PC Freeze? Try This Windows Hotkey BEFORE Restarting Your PC…”