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Guy Builds a Portable SNES That’s Basically the Switch’s Great-Great-Grandfather

It sounds like the best thing the new Nintendo Switch has going for it, at least at launch, is a new Legend of Zelda game. That makes it a hard sell, especially when this custom portable Super Nintendo already has a massive library of classic 16-bit games—most of which are probably collecting dust in your parents’…

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Andrew Liszewski

March 3rd

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Nerf’s New Blasters Shoot Tiny Foam Cars Instead of Darts

Every kid knows that if you want your die-cast toy cars to make an impressive jump off a ramp, you need a lot of steep track to build up speed. But Nerf wants to change all that with a new line of blasters that simply fire tiny toy cars directly at a ramp, so you don’t need any track at all.

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Andrew Liszewski

January 24th

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Nerf’s New Blasters Shoot Tiny Foam Cars Instead of Darts

Every kid knows that if you want your die-cast toy cars to make an impressive jump off a ramp, you need a lot of steep track to build up speed. But Nerf wants to change all that with a new line of blasters that simply fire tiny toy cars directly at a ramp, so you don’t need any track at all.

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Andrew Liszewski

January 24th

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I Am Lusting Over Sony’s New Paper-Thin E Ink Watch

Despite the added functionality that manufacturers keep trying to cram inside them, watches have always been, and will always be, a fashion accessory first. And that’s why we’re lusting over this new concept E Ink watch from Sony that can instantly change its design, but is also thinner than a credit card.

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Andrew Liszewski

January 7th

Gadgets

This Two Terabyte Flash Drive Packs More Storage Than a MacBook

For those eager to easily misplace two terabytes worth of photos, videos, MP3s, and other important documents, today Kingston unveiled a three-inch USB flash drive packing more storage than even a fully spec’d MacBook Pro.

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Andrew Liszewski

January 4th

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Linksys Wants to Eliminate Wi-Fi Dead Spots With These Tiny Towers Scattered Around Your Home

As more and more devices have become dependent on wi-fi, wireless routers have been growing in size, and sprouting countless antennas, in an attempt to keep up with the wireless demand. The results haven’t been pretty, but Linksys is finally jumping into whole home wi-fi with a new wireless router that doesn’t look like alien technology.

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Andrew Liszewski

January 3rd

Gadgets

Turning This Toy Fish Inside Out Reveals All Its Glorious Guts

Way back in 2014, Rachel Ciavarella created an unusual plush toy called Morris that could be turned inside out, revealing the fish’s inner biology. The stuffed animal was actually just an experiment in textures and materials, but so many people reached out wanting to buy one that Rachel is finally making the toy…

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Andrew Liszewski

November 22nd

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Lego Made a Miniature Working Version of the Panama Canal

Have you ever wondered how the largest ships in the world are able to cross Panama as they make their way from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic? The locks system in the Panama Canal are a modern engineering marvel, and how they work is now cleverly explained through this new Lego Education set.

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Andrew Liszewski

November 16th

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Do You Love Pokémon Enough to Spend $20,000 on a Pikachu Watch?

Watchmaker Romain Jerome has created some truly unique timepieces over the years featuring actual pieces of the Titanic, authentic moon dust, and even steel from the Statue of Liberty. But we’re having a hard time finding a way to justify the $20,000 price tag on this RJ X Pokémon watch.

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Andrew Liszewski

October 19th

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Dyson’s New Canister Vacuum Will Always Right Itself After It Falls Over

Upright vacuums with the dust bin and motor all attached to the handle can be a bit heavy to push around, but canister vacs are notorious for constantly tipping as they roll across your floors. Possibly taking inspiration from those classic Fisher-Price Weebles toys that never fall over, Dyson has created a canister vacuum that can always right itself.

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Andrew Liszewski

September 1st

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