For many children, one of the most effective methods where they learn would be through play. After all, that is how it had been for generations, and it will continue to be in the years to come. The only thing that has changed would be the medium of play: technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, making it far easier for children to play in an interactive manner than ever before. Robotix has recently revealed the Taco Playbits tech toy, where it is touted to be the first of its kind in the world to lack a screen. Going screen-free does seem to be intellectual suicide in this day and age, so what makes the Taco Playbits special?
When it comes to the Star Wars franchise, one thing stands out for sure: the legion of its fanbase continues to grow at an unabated rate, and with Disney taking over the entire franchise, you can be sure that more money-spinning blockbusters are going to come your way, even though many of the older fans might see these new films to be nothing more than a way to milk more cash from moviegoers. Apart from the movies alone, merchandise plays a very important role in the Star Wars universe, with thousands upon thousands of products released throughout its history. If you think that you would like to own a $229.95 Fully Obedient Stormtrooper, then do check out what Hammacher has to offer.
Most of us would know that drones fly and take some rather great looking shots, if you are skilled enough, that is. Then again, there is this thing known as underwater drones which work great in capturing images and videos while you are busy diving or snorkeling, so what happens when you bring two and two together? The answer hails from the team at SwellProUSA and Urban Drones in the form of the Spry. The Spry is touted to be the first ever waterproof drone that is able to submerge like a submarine (albeit briefly), float like a boat, and more importantly, fly in the air at speeds in excess of 43mph.
Remember Sony’s Aibo when it was first introduced close to a couple of decades ago? Now that was certainly a novelty in terms of consumer electronics, and the world of toys has since evolved to such an extent that a robot dog is no longer any kind of wonder inducing moment upon its unveiling. Still, this has not stopped Sony from showing off their special First Litter Edition of its acclaimed Aibo autonomous robotic “puppy” companion in the US, not too far down the road after the reintroduction of Aibo in Japan recently.
When it comes to offering a unique geeky experience with gadgets, you would not be able to go wrong with the folks over at ThinkGeek. After all, ThinkGeek has offered plenty of zany new devices from time to time, and all of them are of a high quality and standard. In fact, there is a need for more companies like ThinkGeek to keep us gadget lovers happy, and their latest release will certainly pique the sense of excitement and adventure in the form of the Mystery Box of Collectibles.
We seem to have an unending want of stuff. We’ll try to be choosy and make it things that will actually be useful and applicable to our lives, but when was the last time you went an entire month without buying anything that wasn’t groceries? If you have the capital and know-how, you can avoid needing to buy any tangible bobble again, since you can make it yourself.
When you’re sitting during a lecture where the professor is going off on a tangent or are stuck in a meeting where your boss loves to hear themselves talk, your mind wanders. It’s hard not to be restless and start tapping your feet, fingers, and playing with whatever is nearby. You don’t want to be rude, but you also don’t want to be bored, and have to find a common space in between the two so you don’t go insane.
Another Friday has come to pass, and looking back on the week, it’s difficult to say what made it that much better from any other Friday that’s happened over the last month or two. It’s only natural to fall into a rut of ritual and routine, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to be stuck there forever. Just like you might be tempted to buy a sports car for a mid-life crisis, we buy gadgets and toys to break the monotony of life.
For those that get competitive, it is imperative that everyone knows what the current score is. It pushes you to focus more if you’re behind, and gives you adrenaline when you’re doing well. The same is true across the board for any type of point-based game whether it’s football or table tennis. If you’ve ever played the latter, then you know how easy it is to lose track of the score.
Different things appeal to different people. You might like football while your friend loves ultimate Frisbee and keeps trying to get you to play every Thursday even though you have no interest whatsoever. If that exceedingly specific example doesn’t cover your situation, but you are a table tennis enthusiast, then you likely wish you could practice more, but hate relying on having a human practice partner who might be flaky or not available when you want to play at odd hours.