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  • R2-D2 Mug with Lid

    By Ben on Thu Sep 11 2014 |
    R2D2 Mug with Lid
    Gear | Film
    A  R2-D2 Mug with Lid($26) from Amazon. Cool?
      

    Super Bad Mario

    By Ben on Thu Sep 11 2014 |
    Gear | Video
    A compilation of edited fail videos featuring Mario. Cool.
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    That's a Jetpack For Runners

    By Ben on Thu Sep 11 2014 |
    Gear | Tech
    This is a backpack jetpack for runner developed by Arizona State University. Called the 4MM because the ultimate goal is to propel a soldier fast enough to run a four-minute mile, the jetpack is being developed by Jason Kerestes with funding from DARPA. The prototype weighs in at eleven pounds which by itself isn't particularly heavy, but in addition to everything else a soldier has to carry it certainly adds up. So the hope is that overall there are still some speed gains when wearing it, and so far in testing it's been found to shave almost 20 seconds off a runner's one-mile dash.
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    'Moments In Asia' -  a trip shot on an iPhone

    By Ben on Thu Sep 11 2014 |
    Gear | Video
    "I spent 35 days exploring 11 different cities in Japan, China and Southeast Asia as a work assignment. I had chance to see new places, meet new people and experience new things I had never done before. This is my visual diary of the journey shot entirely on iPhone 5s.
    Cities featured in film:
    Tokyo
    Nikko
    Osaka
    Ise
    Nagoya
    Kyoto
    Beijing
    Singapore
    Bangkok
    Hanoi
    Hongkong
    Helsinki
    "
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    Norwegian artist velociraptor trike

    By Ben on Thu Sep 11 2014 |
    Gear | Bike
    Remember Norwegian artist Markus Moestue's velociraptor trike, now there's a video documenting the trip.
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    Ghostly Animated GIFs by Kevin Weir

    By Ben on Thu Sep 11 2014 |
    Ghostly Animated GIFs by Kevin Weir

    Ghostly Animated GIFs by Kevin Weir
    Gear | Pic
    Artist Kevin Weir(his Tumblr) creates these ghostly animated gifs using archival photos from the library of congress.
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    Futuristic Industrial Helmet Features HUD

    By Ben on Thu Sep 11 2014 |
    Futuristic Industrial Helmet Features HUD
    Gear | Other
    The DAQRI Smart Helmet has two semi-transparent displays that sit right into your field of view and augment your environment with potentially essential data. A set of cameras provide 360 coverage, allowing you to take photos, videos, and even make detailed 3D maps.
    "With the most advanced sensors available including an industrial-grade inertial measurement unit, a high-resolution 3D depth camera, and 360° navigation cameras, DAQRI Smart Helmet supports HD video recording, photography, 3D mapping, and alphanumeric capture, allowing the Smart Helmet to read and understand signage and instrument data."
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    World’s First MTB Tsunami Flip

    By Ben on Thu Sep 11 2014 |
    Gear | Sport
    Szymon Godziek landed the first ever Tsunami Flip on a mountain bike in contest at the best trick showdown at Red Bull District Ride 2014  in Nürnberg, Germany.
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    99 Red Balloons - played with red balloons.

    By Ben on Thu Sep 11 2014 |
    Gear | Video
    99 Red Balloons... on Red Balloons
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    Nice Day for a Ride!

    By Ben on Thu Sep 11 2014 |
    Gear | Video
    Russian guy pulls out of his garage just as a tornado arrives. He tries to go back inside but alas, the garage is no more.
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    In Japan, Burger King Has a Black Cheese Burger

    By Ben on Thu Sep 11 2014 |
    In Japan Burger King Has a Black Cheese Burger

    In Japan Burger King Has a Black Cheese Burger
    Body | Food
    Burger King Japan is rolling out another "Kuro Burger" ("Black Burger"), with buns made from bamboo charcoal, an onion and garlic sauce made with squid ink, beef patties made with black pepper, and black cheese, which is also apparently made with bamboo charcoal. There are two types of burgers: the Kuro (Black) Pearl and the Kuro (Black) Diamond with all the fixings. The burgers go on sale later this month in Japan for a limited time only. Black Burger!
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