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  • Credit Card Chess Set by Innovo

    Credit Card Chess Set by Innovo

    All you really need to play chess is a grid and 32 pieces, which means there’s plenty of room for innovation in the field of chess sets. The people at Innovo have opted to go for miniaturization, for a piece they say is “arguably the world’s smallest commercial chess set.” It’s known, in order to […]

  • Aurora Station: An “Affordable” Space Resort from Orion Span

    Aurora Station: An “Affordable” Space Resort from Orion Span

    Orion Span is rushing into the space tourism field to fill the market vacuum of people who want to travel into space, but don’t want to spend the $20 million to $40 million it costs now to travel to the International Space Station. Aurora Station is the “affordable” alternative, priced at around $9.5 million for an […]

  • AlterEgo: Control Devices with Silent Speech (Video)

    AlterEgo: Control Devices with Silent Speech (Video)

    You heard it here first, folks: The future belongs to people who talk to themselves. MIT researchers have developed a device that allows users to control devices through subvocalization. It’s called AlterEgo, and it could be a game-changer for how humans interface with technology. Here’s how it works: “AlterEgo is a wearable system that allows a […]

  • ‘Spyro: Reignited Trilogy’ Coming to Multiple Platforms (Trailer)

    ‘Spyro: Reignited Trilogy’ Coming to Multiple Platforms (Trailer)

    That lovable purple dragon we all know and love, Spyro, is coming back to PlayStation and Xbox consoles next month, in remastered and upgraded versions of his first three adventures – that would be Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon — in honor of the 20th anniversary of the franchise. And […]

  • NASA X-Plane Concept: Sonic Thumps Instead of Booms (Video)

    NASA X-Plane Concept: Sonic Thumps Instead of Booms (Video)

    I grew up in the suburbs at least an hour’s drive from the nearest international airport, so I guess I have a tendency to underrate the effect sonic booms had on the populace below. But they are a major reason that the Concorde ended up being shuttered, and now NASA is working on a plane […]

  • ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Trailer (Video)

    ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Trailer (Video)

    Filmmaker Terry Gilliam recently gave a disastrous interview essentially defending sexual predators, but that’s probably only the fourth or fifth biggest disaster ever to befall his latest project, a feature film adaptation of the classic novel Don Quixote that’s been in the works in one form or another for two decades. Now, we have a trailer for The […]

  • National Burrito Day Means Free Food

    National Burrito Day Means Free Food

    Today, apparently, is National Burrito Day. That means above all that you should go out and eat a burrito, even if none of the promotions I’m going to list here are available to you. It also means free content for content peddlers like myself, but that’s more of an inside-baseball observation than something relevant to […]

  • McDonald’s Signature Garlic White Cheddar Sandwich

    McDonald’s Signature Garlic White Cheddar Sandwich

    We all know the fast food industry is going through a rough patch right now. People are looking for more from their food than just empty calories, and the big chains have resorted to all manner of promotional stunts in order to get some free viral publicity. But every once in a while they come […]

  • ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties': Aliens vs Punks (Trailer)

    ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties': Aliens vs Punks (Trailer)

    Don’t be fooled by the intentionally misleading title: How to Talk to Girls at Parties fits right into the modern film industry’s frenzy for scifi stories. It’s based on just such a story by Neil Gaiman, and as the official plot synopsis makes clear this is not an instructional guide on how to find love, although maybe […]