The common rule-of-thumb is that it should take roughly 2 minutes to properly brush one’s teeth, which pertains to using some elbow grease with a manual toothbrush to the convenience of electric toothbrushes. Now, the Unico, a “smartbrush mouthpiece” as its creators call it, claims that it will clean your teeth in only three seconds. Yes, THREE SECONDS; that’s 2.5% of the old rule-of-thumb’s time!! This sounds like it’s straight out of science fiction!!
Let’s go back, kinda-sorta way back, back when 3D printing was just starting to enter into the mainstream. Back then the only 3D printers available for the consumers market utilized a popular technique reffered to as the filament deposition modeling process, or FDM. FDM 3D printing involves a printer feeding a single strand of a plastic filament through a hot nozzle and layer-by-layer carefully deposits the molten plastic onto a build plate, thus creating a 3D object. Despite FDM being the most popular type of 3D printer, recently a newer technology called stereolithography, or SLA, is starting to shake-up the 3D printing market.
Mostly because it involves cats. Plus, this IS the internet, and the internet just LOVES cats for some reason. Anyway, the gang over at Muscle Temple released an interesting group of wrestling fanart, as artist Becky Dreistadt (of Capture Creatures, Star vs The Forces of Evil, Bee & Puppycat) combined two of the things the internet ove the most: pro wrestling and cats. I must admit, they are A-DOR-ABLE!!! Continue reading Here’s Muscle Temple’s Interpretation of Pro Wrestlers as Cats; Because REASONS!!→
I love my Raspberry Pi, and when it was first released it was GAME CHANGER when it hit shelves at only $35. But with the addition of other DIY micro-computers to ‘chip’ (wait for it) into the Pi’s market share, the CHIP (heh-heh, SEE?) is aiming to make the Pi look pricey by comparison. The CHIP’s Kickstarter campaign has already LONG eclipsed its $50,000 goal, and as of me scheduling this story its approaching $1,160,000. Similar to the Pi, CHIP is a fully functional computer with a tiny board that houses a 1GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, which is great enough to power a full-fledged (read ‘light-weight’) Linux desktop computer. If you’re a tech-minded tinkerer and DIYer, there are included I/O pins waiting for you, making the possibilities almost endless… Continue reading The CHIP aims to become a $9 Raspberry Pi killer→
Old South Park references aside, if you’ve got hard floors at home, you’re likely hesitant to clean them with a vacuum cleaner since you might accidentally scratch it all up (especially if you have fancy hardwood, that is), however having to bend-and-lean over to use a broom and dustpan is sometimes not comfortable nor time-conducive. If ANY of that’s the case, then the Bruno smart garbage can (because why can’t a garbage can be smart, ya’ elitists?) which includes an innovative built-in suction slot on the floor and push notifications to your phone is the device for you! Continue reading This Garbage Can with a Vacuum Will Make Dustpans Obsolete→
Anyway, Mother (known as EarthBound Zero to us North Americans) had a very interesting official soundtrack had never been released outside of Japan….UNTIL NOW….in some capacity. Instead of just taking music straight from the game, composers Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka (of Metroid &Kid Icarus) and Keiichi Suzuki (of Tokyo Godfathers) created a fully orchestrated soundtrack, along with the inclusion of English vocals from European musicians including Catherine Warwick, Louis Philippe, Jeb Million, and the Saint Paul’s Cathedral Choir. Much like the game series itself, the album is pretty bizarre and weird, but that’s the charm of the Mother series and that’s what makes it special. Continue reading The ‘Mother’ Original Arranged Soundtrack is being Printed on Vinyl, Because WHY NOT!→