Unique Ferrofluid Lamp Launches On Kickstarter (video)

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A new lamp has been created using Ferrofluid that has launched over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website this week that has been created to inspire curiosity.

The patent pending technology provides users with a way of entertaining themselves during those periods of contemplation and provides a unique way to see and interact with nanotechnology. Watch the video below to learn more about this interesting new Ferrofluid lamp and how you can be one of the first to be able to get your hands on it.

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iPhone Recovered Full Working After 5 Days Covered In Snow And Ice

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Brooklyn resident Michael McWatters has shared a story this week via Twitter which explained how whilst walking to his car his six-year-old twins spotted an iPhone embedded in the snow and ice on the ground.

After further investigation and carefully excavating the iPhone from the ice, he discovered that the Home button was completely frozen solid, and due the smartphone not being protected by a case he thought the worst for the iPhone.

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Lego 3D Printer Created Using EV3 Mindstorms And Glue Gun (video)

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We have featured in many different types of 3D printer over the years here on Geeky Gadgets but one Instructables user by the name of “ W1ll14m “ has used the Lego EV3 Mindstorms system and a glue gun to create working Lego 3D printer.

Ok the Lego 3D printer might not be the most accurate or fastest 3D printer created, but hey this is Lego and an off the shelf glue gun, check out the video below to see it in action.

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How 3D Printer Filament Is Made (video)

How 3D Printer Filament Is Made

If you have ever wondered how 3D printer filament is made for 3D printers you are sure to the interested in a new video that has been created by MAKE in an interview with filament maker at Maker Geeks, Joshua Smith.

Smith reveals what needs to be in place to make 3D printing filament and explains how the temperatures in each stage of the process have to be exact to make sure that a round and not oval 3D filament is created. Watch the video below to learn more.

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Raspberry Pi 2 Xenon Flash Problem Explained (video)

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Earlier this month the Pi Foundation launched the new Raspberry Pi 2 mini PC that is equipped with a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU supported by 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM and offers 6x the performance of the pervious model while still providing complete compatibility with older Raspberry Pi hardware.

During the launch an interesting discovery was made when bloggers and journalists around the world started taking photos of the new Raspberry Pi 2, using cameras equipped with Xenon Flash, which when triggered froze the system and forced a reboot.

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Hello Barbie Doll Talks Back to Your kid Over WiFi

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Mattel has been making the Barbie doll for decades now and the doll has more stuff than you can shake a stick at. Girls and boys have played with the dolls for generations and Mattel has a new version of the Barbie that is packed with high tech gear made by a company called ToyTalk. The toy is called Hello Barbie and it uses WiFi to connect to the internet and records your child’s conversations with the toy.

Not only does the doll record the conversations you kid has with it, but it will also email you the conversations. The toy has a microphone, speaker, and a small embedded computer with a battery good for an hour of play. When a button on the belt buckle is pressed, Barbie wakes up.

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Google Connects 300 Android Devices To Make Music And Sing (video)

300 Android Devices

In Tokyo this month Google has connected 300 Android devices together consisting of both smartphones and tablets each of which has been loaded with a different Androidify character, singing the same song using only the device speakers.

Google has called the installation the “Android Chorus” and if you are in the Tokyo area you can drop in to see the chorus performed from today until February 15th 215 at Omotesando Hills in Tokyo, Japan.

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Anki Overdrive AI Robotic Race Cars Announced (Video)

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Some of our readers will remember the popular Anki Drive AI racing cars that launched a couple of years ago, the company has now announced their next generation system called Anki Overdrive.

The new Anki Overdrive system comes with a modular racing track and you can snap pieces of the track together, this allows you to build your own unique tracks with different designs.

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A Scribd subscription lets you read thousands of comic books

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t is a great time to be a fan of comic books. We have plenty of movies in theaters with more on the way, tons of cool toys and more. It feels great to be a comic book fan when the world seems to cater to your every whim. And now we have another reason to be happy. Scribd’s monthly subscription not only includes unlimited access to its library of audio and e-books, but now you can add comics to that list as well.

The service announced that it added over 10,000 comic books for your reading pleasure, and even more will be included in the regular $9 a month plan. $9 a month for thousands of comics? That’s dirt cheap and well worth the subscription.
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Raspberry Pi 2 Affected By Xenon Flash Guns (video)

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A strange issue has been discovered with the new Raspberry Pi 2 mini computer that causes the hardware to reboot when taking its photograph using a Xenon flash.

As you can see in the video below, when a photograph is taken of the Raspberry Pi during boot it will freeze the system. Although it’s not been tested as to whether the Xenon flash will still affect the computer hardware if the Raspberry Pi 2 is in a case.

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