Geek Weekly: Run In With R2-D2 Infrared-Projecting Keyboard

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Don’t get me wrong, having any R2-D2 that projects an image is freakin’ cool, and one that puts out an infrared keyboard for Star Wars buffs to type with is even better.

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But come on, Runatown, $330? REALLY? Screw that. This R2 is too damn expensive for far too little.

Try not to misunderstand fellow Jedi Alliance members, I LOVE this badass little droid.

I want one in the worst way to role out on desks across the world.

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Do Not Lose XY Find It Tracking Beacons [Hands On]

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Within 150 feet the XY Find It Bluetooth tracking beacons are fantastic at allowing you to locate your chameleons, car keys, and walking notebooks.

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What happens if you go beyond the Bluetooth range? You’re screwed.

Seriously, traverse beyond the XY’s reach and you become at the mercy of anyone else who has the “XY Find It” app, because your own phone sure as shit will not let you in on where the beacon and your precious puppy have gone. That is my only gripe.

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Shove That Green Solar Energy Up Your . . . Roads?

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Solar Roadways is currently on Indiegogo touting a modest goal of powering entire countries, and reducing greenhouse gases by 75%, with their impact resistant solar panel road hexagons.

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Pave every road on earth with these solar panels already!

Skepticism over functionality, the trendy hipster-lovin’ solar/green thing, and battery life should come to a crashing halt with Solar Roadways’s amazing . . . well . . . solar roadways.

So do they work?

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Juno Power Jumper Charges Phones, Tablets + Cars?

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That’s right for less than a hundred bucks the Juno Power Jumpr will grant you the micro-USB port needed for your phone, the amperage for your tablet, and another port will allow you to jumpstart your fallen motor vehicle.

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Phone charger turned VROOM VROOM?

It’s true, folks. If you are a car enthusiast (like myself), or just own a piece-of-shit car (like myself), you want to buy up one of these in a heartbeat.

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G-Pad Plus iPhone Equals Retro Gaming Console

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A man has a dream: one day all of the glorious three-decade sum of Nintendo’s exclusive video games will play on a cell phone, and GBA4iOS in conjunction with the G-PAD have done just that!

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Fire up the Super Nintendo (SNES) Super Marioland on your iPhone. I could stop the article right there. There is nothing to sell here. We all want Mario and Luigi and Yoshii rescuing the Princess from Bowser on our phones and GBA4iOS gives it to us for free.

A streamlined emulator called GBA4iOS will bring many side-scrolling favorites, like the original NES Mario Bros. and Sega’s Sonic to the phone at no cost and without the need to illegally jailbreak your iPhone or iPod touch.

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Power Your Phone With Body Heat Patch Tech

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Today’s breakthrough technology: recycle heat from your body, cars, boats, factories, and convert it to electrical power with glass fabric-based thermoelectric (TE) generators.

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We are not even talking about tomorrow or in ten years.

Byung Jin Chothat’s team of Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) researchers are making and testing extremely light and flexible TE generator wristbands right now!

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Would You Buy A Cheap Portable N64?

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Bungle has created an ingenious portable gaming phenom that is a modded Nintendo 64 playing your beloved N64 games.

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I’m talking, GoldenEye, Mario 64, Donkey Kong Country… anywhere! Think of the lunch breaks, hell think of the lunch meetings.

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Neil Young’s Pono Music Kickstarter About To Break $5 Million

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Music aficionados take note: a revolution is coming to music listening, and its name is Pono.

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Despite my respect (and as an amateur musician/songwriter that’s seen Mr. Young live) and awe for Neil Young and Crazy Horse, I personally thought a triangular iPod, mp3 music player that was too wide to comfortably fit in your pocket a dumb idea . . . and I was dead wrong.

Here’s why:

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Feed Boba Fett To the Star Wars Sarlacc In Your Toilet

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If you are feeling brave in your bathroom, then attempt to save Lando Carlissian from suffering the same fate as Boba Fett and falling prey to the infamous pit of Sarlacc In Your Toilet.

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“Boba Fett, where?” Han Solo yelled in blind exasperation.

And with that Han accidentally bumps into Mr. Fett’s jetpack and pitches him into the oddly feminine pit. The galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunter and badass dies – not by being cut into shreds by a raging Skywalker laser sword, but like a little bitch.

The desert monster opens its . . . self . . . and swallows Boba Fett with a satisfying burp for good measure.

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Beta.ey Makes Smart Efficient Solar Generators & Feeds Phones

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In the energy race to bury fossil fuels, the Beta.ey takes an innovative approach to harnessing the power of the sun.

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Solar is in and green energy is clean, lean, and mean, but it is far from perfected. And so welcome the U.K. company Rawlemon Solar Devices that has a fully funded Indiegogo campaign for a Beta.ey gadget that is a more efficient type of solar energy and can be miniaturized to feed your hungry phones and devices for cheap!

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