You've seen samurai movies, you've seen puppet movies, and you've seen ghost stories. What happens when you mash the three together? You get The Haunted Swordsman, and we've got some super cool concept art from the project.
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A pitch recently landed in my inbox that didn't make a lot of sense. Some designers were working with Freitag, a Swiss company that makes bags out of old truck tarps, and they were launching a Kickstarter. The product: the Zippelin, a foldable suitcase with bike tubes that inflated to create a frame. It sounded so weird it just might work. And it does.
Having lots of choice when it comes to consoles and platforms is great for gamers, but having piles of proprietary controllers and accessories in your gaming room is not. The creators of the All Controller tried to fix that problem by designing a gamepad that works with everything from the PS4, to PCs, to iPhones so you can use a single controller for every game and platform you play. After spending a week with a pre-production model, I think they might be onto something.
The Nintendo Switch seems like it could be the perfect portable gaming console — were it not for the bulky dock required to connect it to a TV. That's why gamers have gotten excited about a pair of compact Switch HDMI adapters currently being crowdfunded, but you might be better off spending your money elsewhere.
Was the Segway ahead of its time, or just an overhyped product that could have never lived up to the anticipation? Being pricier than a used car didn't help the original Segway's chances, but at least now, electrical engineer Olaf Winkler has solved that problem with a ball-based self-balancing scooter that features a thousand dollar price tag.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our round up of the best toys we've seen all week. This time we have a ton of new LEGO minifigures, the most amazing Magneto cape, entirely unrelated magnetic building blocks, a spectacularly poseable Spider-Man: Homecoming figure, and yes, the best grin on a Han Solo action figure ever.
Thanks to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the internet is flooded with ridiculous gadgets, devices that over-promise and under-deliver and straight-up scams, all vying for your cash. Maybe that's why this Stupid Hackathon, which encourages people to invent stupid things, is so refreshing — no one is desperately begging your for money.
You can't really construct your own Doctor Strange-style Sanctum Sanctorum, full of weird and wonderful magical artefacts. However, thanks to technology, you can do a decent job of getting close. One of the first pieces you might outfit your mystical home with is Flyte's "STORY", a wooden clock that represents time via a levitating magnetic ball. Sounds simple, but it looks nifty as hell.
Putting on makeup in bad lighting is crap. You can't get an accurate gauge on what you actually look like and whether it will work out in the wild. Fortunately, tech has come to the rescue.
Say hello Juno — the smart mirror that not only adjusts for lighting and selfies, but can be controlled with your phone.
We've all seen the classic NES controller thousands of times, but look closely at this one, notice something slightly different? On the Goofy Foot NES controller, the directional pad and the A+B buttons are reversed, so southpaw gamers can finally feel comfortable playing their favourite classic games.
Pebble, one of the best-known smartwatch brands, is dead. Rumours about the company's demise have been swirling since The Information reported a potential Fitbit buyout last week. Today in a post on Kickstarter, Pebble confirmed that Fitbit was acquiring "key Pebble assets" and that Pebble would "no longer be operating as in independent company".
Video To create those amazing bullet-time shots in The Matrix, the filmmakers used a bunch of cameras to simultaneously capture the action from all angles. But Google Engineer Ben Krasnow found an easier and cheaper way to do this by simply spinning a high-speed camera capable of shooting at speeds of up to 21,500 frames per second.
Way back in 2014, Rachel Ciavarella created an unusual plush toy called Morris that could be turned inside out, revealing the fish's inner biology. The stuffed animal was actually just an experiment in textures and materials, but so many people reached out wanting to buy one that Rachel is finally making the toy available for sale in limited numbers.