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Someone Built A Real-Life Mechanical Version Of Pong Complete With A Square Ball

Video: A real-life version of Pong would actually be just a ping-pong table, since that’s what the classic video game was based on. But a bunch of clever hackers in Uruguay have succeeded in making a real-life version of the video game that’s still played using a pair of rectangular paddles and a square ball bouncing back and forth.


Furniture That Flattens Into Wall Art Is Perfect For Cramped Apartments

Just because you live in a cramped downtown apartment doesn’t mean you don’t want to entertain. So here’s a brilliant way to keep some extra seating around, without wasting precious floor space once all your guests have left.


The Only Sounds Coming From This Minimoog Sofa Will Be Snores

Originally released way back in 1970, the unique sound of the Minimoog analogue synthesiser means the hardware is still in demand today. But since Moog stopped producing the synths back in 1981, they’re incredibly rare and expensive now — unless you’re happy to add this sofa equivalent to your studio.


Fluance Fi70 Bluetooth Speaker: The Gizmodo Review

In a world that cherishes gadgets that keep getting smaller and lighter, the Fluance Fi70 is a big hulking WTF. The $US500 ($679) Bluetooth speaker is as big as your parent’s oldest television set and weighs in at a hulking 37kg. It’s so ridiculous, so surprisingly handsome, and so cheap that I almost want to buy it. Almost.


Lian-Li's Slick, Tempered Glass Desk Doubles As A Computer Case

PC case manufacturer Lian-Li has a reputation for crafting wacky containers for your computer bits. Its latest offering however manages to blend wacky with practicality, being both a desk and a case.


Sitting In A 737 Jet Engine Chair Turns Anyone Into A Supervillain

Mother Teresa? Gandhi? It doesn’t matter how nice or upstanding a human being you might be, the second you plunk yourself down in a chair made from the remains of a Boeing 737’s massive jet engine, you’ll immediately be mistaken for a comic book-calibre supervillain. Whether or not that’s a bad thing is up to you.


No Living Room Is Complete Without A Star Trek Pinball Machine Coffee Table

Your mum always told you to keep your feet off the coffee table, but you’ll finally have good reason to listen to her advice with this wonderfully over-the-top Star Trek pinball machine sitting smack dab in the middle of your living room.


The First App-Connected Sofa Can Transform Into Any Piece Of Furniture You Need

Sometimes you want to sit up. Sometimes you want to lie down. Sometimes you need a place to put your computer, or perhaps a drink. A single piece of furniture rarely fulfils all these desires. This shapeshifting sofa can reconfigure itself into a seat, a couch, a bed or even an end table, all with a few flicks of your iPad.


Transforming A Wooden Beam From A Railroad Track Into A Bench

Video: Those wooden railroad ties underneath the metal railroad tracks? Absolutely solid hunks of wood perfect for reclaimed furniture. Here’s one being transformed into a stable wooden bench that can fit a whole lot of adults. The build is pretty simple too – all you need is a saw, a drill and a chisel to pull it off.


IKEA Keeps Getting Weirder, Now Sells Hydroponic Gardens

The world mostly knows IKEA for its flatpack furniture and mediocre meatballs. In the past year, however, the company’s doubled down on a new category: gadgets. And you know what? They’re kind of awesome.


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