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Wild Homebrew Console Looks Straight Out Of Fallout

The Ocelot is one of the most bizarre homemade consoles I’ve ever seen. It looks more like a piece of scientific equipment than something you’d play video games on. In all honesty there’s no reason for it to exist at all, but thanks to its determined builder, console modder Matthew Carr, it does.Read more… Continue […]

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Thousands Of Modders Are Re-Inventing The Game Boy

The Game Boy is so iconic it’s transcended the limitations of its hardware to become something more than just an old handheld for playing old video games. Chiptune artists make music with Game Boys . Clothing manufacturers plaster them onto t-shirts and hoodies. More eccentric designers have inserted them into the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Someone Turned An 80s Boombox Into An SNES Classic You Can Play On The Go

Behold: A 1982 Montgomery Ward boombox that reels cassette tape and translates invisible signals broadcast over the air into rad tunes. Okay, that’s not exactly bleeding-edge tech. But, it has one thing other boomboxes haven’t got: a working SNES Classic inside.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Clever MacBook Touchscreen Hack Works Surprisingly Well Considering It Costs $1

To date, Apple’s mostly useless Touch Bar is the closest the company has ever come to selling a touchscreen Mac. But if you’ve got a spare dollar in your wallet, you could upgrade your MacBook with touchscreen-like functionality all by yourself using this wonderfully clever hack.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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One Of The NES’s Weirdest Controllers Gets A Modern Update 

Remember the NES Max? It was a weird boomerang-shaped controller from 1988 that was, like so many things, ahead of its time. Decades later, a retro modder has given the peripheral a more modern feel—specifically, the feel of an Xbox One analog stick.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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You’ve Got To Admire How Amazingly Overcomplicated This Headlight Design Is

One of the best parts about the Austin Healey Sprite is the styling feature that gives the car its famous nicknames: Bugeye or, in its British homeland, Frogeye. These names, of course, come from the distinctive upright headlights of the car. But what if, instead of those simple headlights, you could have something…Read more… Continue […]

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An Engine From a Log Splitter Turned This Power Wheels Barbie Jeep Into a Drifting Machine

Dustin Sloan and Trenton Charlson might not be household names, but if you spend too much time on the internet, you might recognize some of their creations. Last year they upgraded a tricycle with a chainsaw engine, and this year they’ve crammed the gas-powered engine from a log splitter into a Power Wheels Barbie…Read more… […]

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How to Knit ‘Evil Eye Gloves,’ the Pussyhat of the March For Our Lives Rally  

Last year, a bright pink knitted cap with two little cat ears became the unofficial uniform of the Women’s March on Washington. Though some found the accessory problematic, the vast sea of “pussyhats” aimed to send a collective visual statement of feminism, outrage and resistance—and the phenomenon, as The New YorkerRead more… Continue Reading at […]

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Delightful Nerds Turn A Car Into A Functional Computer Mouse

Artist and maker of gloriously shitty robots Simone Giertz owns a 1980s Sebring-Vanguard Citicar—a wonderful, slow, little wedge-shaped automotive footnote. Keeping true to her ideals, Giertz’ car is no longer just a little electric commuter vehicle—it’s also the world’s largest and perhaps least-useful computer mouse.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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