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Here's The Cardboard Gun To Go With Your Cardboard VR Headset

Why buy an expensive virtual reality headset when you could stick your smartphone into a cheap cardboard box? That’s the idea behind Google Cardboard. And soon, you might be able to interact with VR worlds using a piece of cardboard, too.


Yes, You Can Actually Type On A Smartwatch

But not just any one. You’d need the iType Smartwatch, a crowdfunded Android wearable coming this July for $US235. I’m always sceptical of Kickstarter projects, and smartwatches, and honestly I’m just kind of a sceptical guy! So when the keyboard actually worked, I was pretty surprised.


A Programming Languages Alphabet Book Could Spark An Interest In Coding

You have no idea what your kids will grow up to be while they’re still toddlers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t gently nudge them towards one vocation or another. And since those fancy computers aren’t going away any time soon, perhaps a career in coding might be worthwhile, inspired by this alphabet book featuring popular programming languages.


Everyone Will Fill A Baseball Glove Flask With Gatorade, Right?

We haven’t solved world hunger, and peace on a global scale isn’t happening anytime soon, but if there’s one thing humanity has mastered, its finding a way to smuggle booze. So if you play baseball, or just enjoy watching America’s pastime from the stands, it’s time to upgrade your glove to the Glask which features a hidden flask inside.


Will Google Buy Twitter? Amazon Buy Yelp? Rumours Swirl After AOL Deal

Technology is filled with all kinds of rumours, real and fabricated. It gives us a look at what might be and will be. BitStream gathers the whispers all in one place to divine what the future has in store.


Scenes From Star Wars Recreated With Nothing But Paper And A Scalpel

Marc Hagan-Guirey — or the “Paper Dandy” — is an artist from the UK that is rather good at “kirigami”. It’s a bit like origami, except you cut the paper in such a way that it sits up, much like a pop-up book. Hagan-Guirey decided to put his talents towards crafting unbelievably awesome-looking pieces influenced by Star Wars, including the Millennium Falcon.


Albert Einstein's Handwriting Has Been Turned Into An Amazing Font

Forget Myriad Pro, Helvetica or Futura. The only font you’ll ever need is designer Harald Geisler’s “Albert Einstein”, painstakingly crafted to match the “clear rhythm, even flow and soft curves” of the theoretical physicist’s handwriting. But Geisler wants to take the font even further, adding letter variations and upping the quality and hence, he’s fired up a Kickstarter for funding.


What's Wrong With Electric Bicycles

A new electric bike — the Koben, from Karmic Bikes — promises to fix what ails the electric bicycle industry. We spoke to its designer to find out what those problems are and how he thinks he’s solved them.


Chemistry Is Easier To Learn When It's Disguised As A Card Game

Putting “I won three games in a row” on your resume probably isn’t going to get you in the door at Dow Chemical, but a new card game called Ion that has players attempting to make compounds using the element cards they have been dealt could certainly be a solid first step towards getting your PhD in chemistry.


A Garbage Can With A Vacuum Just Made Dustpans Obsolete

If you have fancy hardwood floors at home, you’re probably hesitant to clean them with a vacuum for fear of scratching them all up, and bending over to use a dustpan and broom isn’t exactly a better solution. But the Bruno, a smart garbage can with a built-in suction slot, certainly is.