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Rubik's Connected Cube tells you how to solve it

Rubik's Connected Cube [Amazon] is a Rubik's cube with the internet in it, so that it may connect to an app on your phone which provides tips, "lessons", and the solution. Gizmodo's Andrew Liszewski reviewed it. He's OK with it, but not the $60 price tag. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Toys, News, Puzzles, Iot, Gizmodo, Andrew Liszewski

The World's Blackest Paint and Sparkles Make a Car Look Like the Night Sky (gizmodo)

By now we’ve all seen the astonishing results of covering an object in black paint that absorbs over 99% of light—it loses all shape, form, and depth. But what happens when you mix those super-black paints with highly-reflective color-shifting sparkles and then paint a car? The result is like staring into the deepest…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Andrew Liszewski

Swing Into the New Year With Even More Wonderful Toys (io9)

Welcome to back, to the first Toy Aisle of the year! The date may have changed but the fact that there’s even more awesome toys for us to gawp over hasn’t. This week, ring in 2021 with a classic Spider-Man, some stylish The Mandalorian cards, and a distressingly delicious looking Rubiks cube. Check it out!Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski and James Whitbrook]
Tags: News, James Whitbrook, Andrew Liszewski, Andrew Liszewski and James Whitbrook

At Last, Mandalore's Rightful Heir Gets the Figure She Deserves (io9)

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all the coolest nerd merch around the internet. This week, Wonder Woman 1984's glorious golden armor enters the Bandai Figuarts line, the finest Jurassic Park homeware arrives, and we’re all going to start rhythmically chanting about Star Wars eggs. Check it out!Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski and James Whitbrook]
Tags: News, James Whitbrook, Andrew Liszewski, Andrew Liszewski and James Whitbrook, Bandai Figuarts

The Very Best Retro Game Consoles (gizmodo)

Modern video games and consoles offer a narrative experience that rivals Hollywood blockbusters, but also require a hefty commitment of your time to play through. Sometimes you just want to dive into the action, and your favorite 8 and 16-bit games of yesteryear are perfect for that. Retro gaming is more popular than…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Andrew Liszewski

This MIDI Controller Swaps Piano Keys for 39 Swiveling Joysticks (gizmodo)

More often than not, MIDI controllers take the form of tiny keyboards with a limited number of plastic piano keys. If you know how to play the piano, they’re useful, but if you’re looking for a more creative way to express yourself musically, the Joyst JV-1 replaces piano keys with 39 joysticks from a video game…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Andrew Liszewski

The First Lego x Ikea Collaboration Requires Absolutely No Assembly, Which Is an Affront to the Laws of God and Man (gizmodo)

Ikea and Lego, two companies known for selling products that customers have to build themselves, have finally revealed the fruits of their collaborative labor first teased two years ago. Confusingly, though, it’s not furniture assembled from giant modular bricks, but a collection of plastic storage boxes adorned with…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Ikea, Andrew Liszewski

An Explosive Piston Inside This Baseball Bat Means Anyone Could Shatter the Home Run Record (gizmodo)

The longest verifiable home run in professional baseball history was hit by Joey Meyer of the minor league Denver Zephyrs at a distance of 582 feet. Shane Wighton, an engineer known on YouTube for his sport-cheating inventions including a never-miss basketball hoop, things he can break that record with a baseball bat…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Andrew Liszewski, Shane Wighton, Joey Meyer, Denver Zephyrs

Watch This Non-Cuttable Metal Destroy Saws Before They Can Slice Through It (gizmodo)

Even the most expensive bike locks can be compromised in just a few minutes, and mostly serve as deterrents so your ride is a less appealing target. But researchers from Durham University in the UK and the Fraunhofer Institute have created what they’re claiming is the first man-made material that is non-cuttable, by …Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: UK, News, Durham University, Fraunhofer Institute, Andrew Liszewski, Non Cuttable Metal Destroy Saws

Lego's Buildable Nintendo Entertainment System Is a Perfect Storm of Childhood Nostalgia (io9)

To coincide with Lego’s playable Super Mario sets arriving on August 1, the company has expanded its partnership with Nintendo to create what appears to be a near perfect brick-built replica of the original NES console, complete with a controller, a loadable game cartridge, and an old school tube TV with Super Mario…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Lego, Nintendo, Andrew Liszewski

You Will Never Beat This Sharpshooting Robot at Table Hockey (gizmodo)

Over the years we’ve seen quite a few successful attempts to create robotic air hockey opponents, but Andrew Khorkin has dedicated himself to a much harder task. He’s managed to build a robot that can not only play table hockey—a more onerous task than playing air hockey—but one that can slap the puck into the net…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Andrew Liszewski, Table Hockey, Andrew Khorkin

Giant E Ink Panel Turns Front Page of the New York Times Into a Depressing Work of Art Every Morning (gizmodo)

As convenient as getting the morning news through an app, a podcast, or even a website can be, there’s something aesthetically pleasing about the precisely laid out design of a printed newspaper’s front page. Feeling nostalgic for the medium, Max Braun used a giant E Ink panel to turn the front page of the New York…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: New York, News, Max Braun, Andrew Liszewski

Veteran Jedi Academy PC Players Are Joining Online Console Games and Slaughtering Opponents (gizmodo)

The people wanted crossplay in games, and they got it. After debuting on the original Xbox and PCs back in 2003, Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy has been ported to the Nintendo Switch and PS4, complete with online multiplayer. But new players are finding that feature a challenge as veteran PC players have figured…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Andrew Liszewski, Jedi Academy

To Complete One Rotation, This Machine Requires More Turns Than There Are Atoms in the Universe (gizmodo)

Machines like blenders, washing machines, and even your car used reduction drives made of multiple gears to increase the torque or decrease the speed of rotation coming from a motor. Taking that idea to its extreme, Daniel De Bruin built a machine with 100 connected gears that turns so slowly on one end that a full…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Andrew Liszewski, Daniel de Bruin

Watch the Record Breaking World's Largest Firework Turn the Night Sky Into Day (gizmodo)

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again are words that Tim Borden apparently lives by, because after an incident thwarted his Guinness World Record attempt back in 2019, this past weekend he finally succeeded in launching the world’s largest aerial firework ever, with a behemoth that weighed in at 2,797…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Andrew Liszewski, Tim Borden

Harley Quinn Gets a Suitably Fantabulous New Figure, and More of the Coolest Toys of the Week (io9)

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all things toy on the internet. This week: Harley Quinn skates into Hot Toys, fans can celebrate Alien’s 40th anniversary with some new toys, and Hasbro brings back a classic Kenner toy for The Mandalorian. Check it out!Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski and James Whitbrook]
Tags: News, Hasbro, Harley Quinn, Kenner, James Whitbrook, Andrew Liszewski, Andrew Liszewski and James Whitbrook

Watch This Veteran Collapse on Antiques Roadshow When He Learns His $345 Rolex Is Actually Worth $700,000 (gizmodo)

There’s rarely as satisfying a moment on TV as watching someone strike it rich on Antiques Roadshow when a random item turns out to be worth a fortune. That’s exactly what happened on this evening’s episode when an Air Force veteran learned a rare Rolex he’d never worn was worth upwards of $700,000.Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Antiques Roadshow, Air Force, Andrew Liszewski

A Clock That Writes the Time in Sequins Is My New Fidget Obsession (gizmodo)

If you spend your life living under a rock you might have missed one of the recent obsessions amongst the young’ns: sequin-covered pillows, plush toys, and even clothing that change color when you rub your hand across them. It’s a completely pointless experience, but also an incredibly satisfying one that’s actually…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Time, Andrew Liszewski

A Bed That Cools and Heats Each Sleeper Separately Will Save Countless Relationships (gizmodo)

Forcing couples to share a single sleeping space every night might be humanity’s most divisive practice. Sleep Number seems like the only company trying to actively maintain peace in the bedroom, and its latest efforts for maintaining nighttime civility is a new climate-controlled mattress that allows each sleeper to…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
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If You Collect Doomed Technology, Valve Is Now Selling Off the Steam Controller For $5 (gizmodo)

Valve’s Steam Box consoles weren’t the runaway success that the gaming giant hoped they’d be, but the accompanying Steam Controller still stands out as a truly innovative gamepad design. However, the time has come for it to ride off into the sunset, and Valve is now clearing out the last production run of the…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Andrew Liszewski

The Cutest Little Space Marine Is the Smallest (and Most Adorable) Toy of the Week (io9)

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all things good and (mostly) plastic on the internet we’ve seen lately. This week: The most adorable nightmare of a Star Wars lounger! Barry Allen dashes into the world of Hot Toys! And in the grim dark future of the 41st millennium, there is only...cuteness? Sounds…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski and James Whitbrook]
Tags: News, James Whitbrook, Barry Allen, Andrew Liszewski, Andrew Liszewski and James Whitbrook

MIT Confirms a Bridge Leonardo da Vinci Designed 500 Years Ago Was an Ancient Engineering Marvel (gizmodo)

Some 500 years after his death, researchers are still discovering just how talented and brilliant Leonardo da Vinci was. Architects and civil engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology used a 3D printer to create a replica of a bridge da Vinci designed, but never built. To their surprise, not only did it…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Vinci, Andrew Liszewski

Man Restoring a Classic Synthesizer Goes On a 9-Hour Acid Trip After Accidentally Touching LSD-Covered Knob (gizmodo)

There are plenty of wild rumors, mythologies, and eyebrow-raising stories from the long history of music, including claims that parts of synthesizers designed by electronic music pioneer Don Buchla had been dipped in LSD. But as engineer Eliot Curtis recently discovered, those claims might actually hold some truth.Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Andrew Liszewski, Don Buchla, Eliot Curtis

This $100 Mesh Router Might Be a Good Reason to Finally Upgrade (gizmodo)

Take a moment to count all the gadgets that connect to your home’s wifi network and it will soon become obvious why it doesn’t feel as fast or reliable as it used to. A mesh network with multiple access points can help alleviate an overtaxed wifi network, and for the first time you can finally make the upgrade for…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
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20 Years Ago, Microsoft Changed How We Mouse Forever'

Gizmodo contributing editor Andrew Liszewski remembers April 14, 1999, "when at the COMDEX expo in Las Vegas, a now-defunct trade show similar to today's CES, Microsoft announced its IntelliMouse Explorer: a mouse that traded the dirt sucking rolling ball for LEDs and a digital camera that could optically track the mouse's movements with extreme precision." Based on technology developed by Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft's IntelliMouse Explorer arrived with a price tag that could be justified by eve...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Tech, Logitech, Las Vegas, Gizmodo, Andrew Liszewski, Hewlett Packard Microsoft, IntelliMouse Explorer

Skip the Gym, Plastic Surgeons Can Now Sculpt Belly Fat Into a Weird Chiseled Six-Pack (gizmodo)

Actually getting your butt to the gym can often be harder than the workout itself, but there might now be a shortcut for getting a defined set of six-pack abs. Researchers at the University of Miami’s Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine have developed a new plastic surgery technique called abdominal etching that can…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
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These Robodogs Are Even Scarier When They Start Working In a Pack (gizmodo)

That sound, that sound, as they come marching.Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
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Researchers Made 25-Ton Boulders They Can Move by Hand, Giving More Insights Into Ancient Engineering (gizmodo)

How were giant ancient structures like Stonehenge, or the towering Moai heads on Easter Island, assembled at a time when cranes and trucks were still hundreds of years away? Researchers at MIT have given more credence to theories that ancient engineers were masters of balance and leverage with a new experiment that…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Mit, Easter Island, Andrew Liszewski

How Did This Full-Grown Fly End Up Inside a Sealed $2,000 Camera Lens? (gizmodo)

The next time you’re peering deep inside one of your camera lenses and discover a tiny speck of dust, don’t complain. After 15 months in rotation, the folks at Lensrentals had a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS II lens return from a rental with a full-grown (but dead) fly trapped between a pair of lens elements inside. It’s not…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Canon, Camera Lens, Lensrentals, Andrew Liszewski

This Site That Randomly Loads YouTube's Most Unsearchable Videos Is Addictive as Hell (gizmodo)

Do you miss the old days of YouTube? When the platform was dominated by random videos of people’s everyday lives; instead of movie trailers, commercials, clickbait, and lots of awfulness all vying for a place in your queue? A website called manages to strip that all away by randomly playing videos…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Andrew Liszewski