Playable dogs or not, Call of Duty: Ghosts is surely getting hammered by Metacritic user scores. However, that hasn’t stopped a presumably long time CoD fan (YouTuber ‘ZaziNombies’) from making replicas of almost all of Ghosts’ weapons. The chosen material for the video game induced project is of course the one-and-only Lego bricks. And, the end results are nothing short of boisterously bad-ass! As we can see from the above image, the hand held pistol replicates the Russian standard military-issue side arm MP-443 Grach. And, the best part is – the entirely Lego made recreation is not just cool on the aesthetic level, but also comprises of removable parts and actual slide action.
A technology still holding on to the legacy of the fast sinking Blackberry, or a design that satiates a purist’s preference for contemporary electronics? You can take your pick; however, we are pleasantly surprised by the Typo Keyboard, a mobile accessory that endows your iPhone with a physical keyboard. In many ways, the contraption works as a case for your iPhone (for only iPhone 5 and 5S), with covers that attach themselves on both ends of the smartphone. The physical keyboard latches on to the lower part of the screen, while it syncs with the mobile device via Bluetooth.
Market is flooded with leather iPhone cases, but not all of them come with multipurpose credentials. Taking a slightly different stance without losing form and key functionality of the object, a New Orleans-based architect-urban designer Sharad Mulchand has come up with a line of protective and functional leather cases with a country flair. The handmade Fleur de Leather iPhone cases not only house your handheld smart device but also offer a small storage space for credit cards, cash, etc. Multi-functionality is a term that rules our mind and forces us to browse through his complete custom -made collection. Meanwhile, we had a chance to converse with the designer, who answered our questions very genuinely and generously. Here is what he had to say.
A NASA rocket scientist making holiday sweaters? Well, by the spirit of Christmas, why not! Mark Rober, who has previously tickled our geek apparel fancy by creating his special Halloween props, has this time made his foray into the realm of sweaters. In normal circumstances, holiday sweaters are quite infamous for all the bad reasons; sometimes due to your granny’s gradual lose of knitting expertise, and sometimes due to their mundane motifs of reindeer and Santas. However, Rober’s designs take a novel technological route by actually incorporating your smartphones into the mix. The results are surely noteworthy, with various ‘dynamic’ features like flickering fires and shifty eyed kittens showcased by the apparels.
Workout sessions generating clean energy – now, that is what can be termed as a truly efficient, self sustaining scope. We are talking about the Pulse, a specially contrived jump rope that can also power your small appliances. The ambit upholds a simple physical process of generating kinetic energy from your human powered jumps. This kinetic energy in turn is converted to electrical energy for conveniently juicing up your daily used devices like smartphones, tablets and battery chargers.
A few days ago, Nvidia came out with all guns blazing to claim that PC as a gaming platform is much superior to the next-generation XBox One and PS4. We will smugly agree. And, now we are going to talk about one of the reasons for their mighty claim – the GeForce GTX 690. Of course, as computer enthusiasts, many of us will surely know about the graphics card’s topnotch specifications. But as die hard geeks, we must also know – a Nvidia GeForce fan has achieved the herculean task of building a whopping 6 feet long GTX 690, entirely from Lego bricks.
Obsession, dedication and loads of time on your hand – 56-year old Danny McWilliams had all of these ‘advantages’ when he embarked on the herculean endeavor of building a 36-ft long mammoth replica of the Nautilus. For those who have blasphemously missed out on the Jules Verne classic, Nautilus was the mysterious flagship submarine of the one-and-only Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Danny McWilliams adopted the Disney version of the Nautilus, which was portrayed in the 1954 movie starring Kirk Douglas and James Mason.
If Swiss Knifes were a soldier’s prerogative (which adventurists have begun using extensively), then the DIY multi-tool is a modern man’s perquisite. A Scandinavian hardware company dubbed Clas Ohlson have designed a Swiss Army Knife of sorts keeping modern needs in mind. Clas Ohlson’s DIY multi-tool replaces the tweezers and knifes of a Swiss Knife with USB stick, paper clips, liquid spray bottles and napkin holders amid other tools. The unique aspect of the multi-tool is that the company will not sell them, instead will provide blueprints of the same to allow DIY enthusiasts to build one for themselves. It the first crowd-sourced tool the company claims.
The selfies strike back, this time with technological credibility. The scope is not anymore about those awkward, time taking photograph sessions where by-passers sneer at you for your presumed narcissism. We are of course talking about the aptly named ‘TheSelfie’, an easy-to-use photo snapping contrivance. Envisaged as a remote shutter system, the product can actually be used with any Apple mobile device with a camera. The form factor only entails a small contraption with a simple clicking mechanism that allows you to take your selfie photos from a certain distance.