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Video: Surprise! It's dizzying as hell. That's obviously to be expected since a washing machine spins and spins and spins but if you kind of squint just a little bit and flex your imagination a lot of bit, you can pretend that the washing machine is actually a portal opening capsule that's revving itself up. It starts slowly, you can still make out the people outside the machine but when it kicks into higher gear, they disappear into a different dimension.
Samsung says these fancy wireless speakers were created at a "state-of-the-art audio lab in Valencia, California." We know better. They're clearly the product of Aperture Science, the secret think tank responsible for a hilarious murderous artificial intelligence, not to mention one hell of a teleportation tool.
Over the past year or so we've seen an awful lot of wearable devices, like smartwatches, designed to complement the smartphone experience. As of yet, none of them are capable of replacing the phone in your pocket, until now. Meet Portal — a flexible phablet device that comes with a strap that lets it sit comfortably on your forearm.
Mirrors lined with blue and red LEDs have long been a staple of Portal-themed decoration. Taking it to the next level, however, is jamin101wolf. He bought the Portal gun prop available through ThinkGeek and Amazon, then plugged the two mirrors into remote-control power boxes. With this he pulls off the effect of firing a red and blue portal (which are located on opposite walls, creating the requisite hall-of-mirrors effect.)
If you're like me, then you're always wondering what it would be like to bounce a ball through space. Wonder no longer, intrepid reader, as we show you this beautiful see-saw currently set up in Melbourne's Federation Square that lets players bounce light back and forth like you're on another world.
"Wouldn't it be awesome to have a Portal gun in real life?" I'll admit that I've thought about this far more than I should, but I don't have any creative talent to express how it might look if I actually got my hands on one. That's not a problem for Jason Craft though, who created this awesome video of friends being douchebags to each other with Aperture's best creation.
Valve's Portal 2, the much anticipated and loved video game, obviously took a huge undertaking to create. In the Final Hours of Portal 2, journalist Geoff Keighley observed Valve for three years to tell you how it all happened. It may be an app, but it's long form journalism brilliantly told on the iPad
Everyone here at Giz HQ is kind of Portal crazy at the moment, but it appears that we're not the only ones. Kotaku reader Zoran sent Serrels over at Kotaku this handy guide to turning your boiled egg breakfast into a Portal turret. Just try and avoid the feeling of guilt as you consume its delicious, delicious internal circuitry.
Turn your office into a miniature Aperture Science testing facility with Ryan Howerter's awesome lil' Portal turret made from LEGO. There's more than just a handsome model to follow, Ryan's put together a full-on step-by-step Instructables tutorial showing you how it's done, from materials to construction.