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Photoset of the legendary "Nintendo" Play Station

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Sony's classic console was originally envisaged as part of a collaboration with then-market leader Nintendo. It went its own way, and the rest is history. Here's a look at a rarely-pictured prototype, though, thanks to imgur user DanDiebold. [via]

Kickstarting a 6-lens spherical 60fps VR camera


Jeffrey Martin writes, "I have been working for the last couple of years on this camera, and we have launched today on Kickstarter. It is a beautiful, small device (the size of a tennis ball) with six cameras that make a 4K-resolution, 60fps, spherical video."

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3000mAh Mini Portable Charger for $6

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This is the best price I've seen on the RAVPower Luster 3000mAh Mini Portable Charger ($6). It has enough juice to give most phones a full charge.

Cross-sectioned brain sample drink coasters


Thinkgeek's Brain Specimen Coasters come in a set of ten, stacking to form a 3D brain. (via Geeky Merch)

Roll-up floating pool-pad that supports up to 1300lbs

The largest-sized Aqua Lily Pad weighs 57lbs and unrolls to 20' long, and will support up to 1300lbs of sun-loungers, coolers, and people.

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Utility knife in a zipper-pull

Gerber's GDC Zip Blade measures 1.7" when closed and is intended to be used as a zipper-pull (it has a quick-release) -- the 0.68" blade locks open for a total length of 1.7" (there's also a multidriver and hexkey version) (via Canopy)

Parasite playing cards

The lucky attendees at this year's meeting of the American Societe of Parasitologists got a gorgeous deck of parasite-themed playing cards into their conference bags.

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This $11 car gadget can save you money

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Have you ever neglected to sufficiently tighten the gas cap after refueling your car? If you have a car built after 1996, it's likely to have triggered the "Check Engine" dashboard idiot light, even though nothing is wrong with your car.

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Fire-pistons: start fires by compressing air


The Survival School Fire Piston is a gadget that uses a hand-pumped piston to compress air, creating enough heat to spark a bit of tinder.

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How to make a working quadcopter out of the Apple Watch packaging box

“I Watch You,” a most nifty hack by Eirik Solheim.

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$8 microscope clips to smartphone

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I have one of these tiny inexpensive microscopes, and it is surprisingly good. But it didn't come with a clip to attach it to a phone camera, like this. It has a white LED and an ultraviolet LED so you can illuminate your specimen.

KingMas 60X Clip-On Microscope Magnifier with LED/UV Lights for Universal SmartPhones ($8) on Amazon

Here's a video of a Russian guy unboxing it and trying it out:

Deal: Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger

When it comes to cars, the faster the better. That’s why the Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger ($13.99) is an essential gadget for every car on the road. It’s packed with 6.6 amps of power, three versatile ports, and a sleek metallic design.

  • Supports both 12V &18V input for optimized charging for smartphones & tablets
  • Identifies connected devices & charges at full speed
  • Fits snuggly into most cars’ sockets
  • Crafted in a compact .5" design
  • Charge 2 tablets & 1 smartphone at the same time

You'll falafel about this horrifying new pita-sized crypto-key-sniffing hack


I nearly falafel my chair when I read about the Israeli researchers who've designed a device that can derive crypto keys from the unintentional radio signals emitted by a computer's CPU—and miniaturized it until it can fit into a pita.

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Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger


The $25 Back to the Future Flux Capacitor car-charger has two USB ports and does a fantastically bright light-show (which, thankfully, you can switch off).

LED cloud lights


The battery-powered LED cloud is handmade in Australia and projects a moon and stars on the ceiling above.

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Chicken sandwich unboxing

thatonekid100 captures the essence of the genre: "this is a typical sandwich format." [via r/videos] unboxing

Pizza box becomes a phone-powered projector

Ogilvy & Mather HK's Pizza Hut Blockbuster Box converts into a low-powered projector for your phone.

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