Friday, August 1, 2014

Sam Smith - Lay Me Down Epique Remix

Web Digging: Tongue Key Holder

Via holycool

This little magnetic tongue can stick to any metal surface and hold up to 15 keys and keep them all in one place for you to easily find. Read more here via holycool

Web Digging: S.E.L.F.I.E – magic mirror automatically takes your photo, posts it to Twitter

Via redferret

Taking a selfie is serious business. Five minutes on the internet will teach you that. But imagine for a moment if you could take one without your phone showing up in the picture or the odd outstretched selfie arm angle. Well the guys at iStrategyLabs have created just that with S.E.L.F.I.E. – The Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine.

The short version is, it’s a mirror that takes your photo and posts it to the web for you. Yeah, a smart tech mirror, crazy right?

This is accomplished by combining a Mac Mini computer for the facial recognition bit, a webcam, and LED lights powered by an Arduino computer that work as your visual timer. All of these components are nestled safely behind a one way mirror in what looks like a medicine cabinet. All you have to do is stand in the right spot, smile for a certain amount of seconds to let the smile recognition trigger the shutter, and you’re done. Instant fame. Read more here via redferret

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Music: Ludacris - How Low Action 52 Remix

Web Digging: Han Sh*t First - Han Solo in Carbonite Toilet Seat

Via technabob

When a smuggler crosses you and drops his shipment at the first sign of Imperial trouble, you can do any number of things to him. Turning him into a carbonite toilet seat is probably one of the meanest. Especially when you consider what kind of villainous scum frequent Jabba’s palace. Read more here via technabob

Web Digging: The new 1869-piece Lego Tumbler Batmobile is a $199 masterpiece

Via geek

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan breathed new life into the Batman franchise with the 2005 hit Batman Begins. In his debut as the Dark Knight (and for two sequels), Christian Bale rode around in an awesome new Batmobile nicknamed the Tumbler. The design of the car was fantastic, but only now is there a truly epic Lego version of the Tumbler. The new Ultimate Collector’s Series Batman Tumbler is a magnificent 1,869-piece set that you’ll be able to buy in a few weeks, but it’s going to cost you.

This is the second Batmobile to be immortalized in Lego’s Ultimate Series bricks, the previous one being the Batman Returns version (set 7784), but it was only 1000 pieces. The Tumbler set has nearly double the pieces for an amazing amount of detail. The top wings are adjustable, the tires are real rubber with dual axles, and there are even little view screens all over the interior to complete the illusion. When assembled, the Tumbler will be five inches tall and 15 inches long. It’s even cooler than some of the great fan-made versions.

The set is going to go on sale September 1st for a whopping $199. That might sounds like a lot, and in the grand scheme it is for a pile of blocks, but these big Lego sets usually cost a few hundred dollars. Well, it also comes with a limited edition Batman and Joker (Heath Ledger version) minfigs, if that makes you feel better about the price.

Lego has become a pretty big deal in recent years as the company has increasingly relied on licensing characters from content owners to make sets for Star Wars, Batman, and other franchises. Ultimate Series set like this one often skyrocket in value after they are discontinued. That 7784 Batmobile from a 2006 sells for $400-600 online right now. You might be able to clean up if you buy the Tumbler for $200 and manage to resist the urge to open it for a few years. Read more here via geek

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