This geektastic coffee table is a fully functional NES controller and an awesome reason to dig out your old Nintendo Entertainment System. MillerWoodshop designed and built the enormous controller to scale with the original handheld NES controller. It comes ready to plug right into your Nintendo system, but you might need a partner to help you cover all the buttons when playing a game.
“Each button is sensitive to the touch, tweaked to feel like the real deal. The actual controller wire pulls out of the table to reach your system and easily pushes right back into its hole for easy storage. A heavy coat of clear polyurethane has been added to protect your table from scratches or rings from a glass.”
Currently available via the MillerWorkshop Etsy store.
In a new video by The RIDE Channel, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk takes the Hendo Hover (previously) for a spin, riding the real-life hoverboard on a small copper half-pipe specially designed for the technology. Hawk doesn’t exactly master the board right away, but he does put on a good show of it, almost pulling off an infamously difficult skating trick in the process.
That was my first 1080.
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Snapchat and Square have found a way to send money to your friends at the touch of a button. The new feature is called Snapcash and it can change how millennial users transfer money. It’s easy – after entering your banking info into the app, users can wire money from their accounts to their friends instantly. Snapchat made the official announcement via a blog post:
We set out to make payments faster and more fun, but we also know that security is essential when you’re dealing with money. Square has a ton of experience in this area and our teams have been hard at work to make Snapcash a great experience for everyone.
For now, Snapcash is only available to users in the United States who have a debit card and are 18 years of age or older.
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External batteries are often seen as a necessary burden, given their unwieldy size and the awkwardness of having your phone plugged in and tied down while simultaneously trying to use it with any semblance of normalcy. Cue the XOO Belt by Nifty, a true example of invisible design which combines minimalist aesthetics with the latest innovations in flexible battery technology to produce a belt that packs 2,100mAh of juice into its length, as well as an additional 800mAh in the buckle. Chargeable via USB, the premium tanned leather belt incorporates a magnetic cable that snaps away when not in use, two charging ports, as well as a ratchet system that allows adjustments of a quarter of an inch. Having already raised $30,000 of its $50,000 USD goal, head over to the product’s Indiegogo page before early bird supplies run out.
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Cannabix Technologies says it showed off its own device this week at the National Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. (See a video of it below).
The company says, in the hands of police, its gadget can provide instant results about whether or not someone has marijuana in their system. That compares to days or even weeks for blood-based drug tests. The firm is also peddling the breathalyzer to–sigh–employers concerned about workers being high on the job.
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PIXPRO SP360 is a new portable, splash-proof action camera by Kodak that is capable of shooting full HD 1080p video in 360 degrees. The camera’s “fully immersive images” come in a number of viewing angles, including the 212-degree Front, the 180-degree front-and-rear view Split, the 214-degree Dome, and the 360-degree Sphere. Kodak has posted several videos shot on the wireless and NFC-enabled camcorder.
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