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Tyukalov Custom Wireless Mice

Tyukalov Custom Wireless Mice

Every Christmas there are certain people on my list who are very difficult to buy for.  All year I hope that they'll be badly behaved, so that I can cross them off, but it inevitably gets to mid-December and I'm scurrying around the stores like a radioactive chicken desperately searching for something interesting to buy.  Well, now I know what I could get for the discerning geeks in my life: one of these custom-made wireless mice from Tyukalov.

Currently hand-made in three different designs, each with leather inlays and metal highlights, they not only look good but also incorporate the standard features of optical sensor and scroll wheel.  Apparently made from "materials traditionally used by NASA and other space agencies", they come in a custom presentation case.  Slava Tyukalov, their maker, has also put together the hilarious Matreshka covert USB flash drive shown after the cut.

Kaleidescape 1U For All Your Movies and Music

Kaleidescape 1U For All Your Movies and Music

For movie and music buffs with massive collections of media and money, there is a great way to organize everything from Kaleidescape. Their systems have been around, but have not been somewhat affordable till now with their mass market release of their entry-level Kaleidescape system. The system consists of servers, music, and movie players that can be combined in any number of ways to deliver movies and music seamlessly throughout your home.

Gameboy Micro lookalike

Gameboy Micro lookalike

This is something for those who thinks a $100 Gameboy Micro is too expensive. This similar looking One Station costs about $40 in a Filipino electronic shop offers all the 8-bit Nintendo game all on the gaming machine and you wouldn't expect that 32-bit quality games you normally play on your other Gameboys. Take a look.

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The Drinkable Book filters water for drinking

The Drinkable Book filters water for drinking

It can be very hard to get drinkable water in some parts of the world where utility systems are non-existent or unreliable. For many people in rural parts of the world getting water to drink can be a big undertaking and at times clean water is simply not available. A researcher named Theresa Dankovich has discovered a cheap and easy to transport method to purify drinking water.

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Uber wants to buy Tesla’s entire first batch of self-driving cars

Uber wants to buy Tesla’s entire first batch of self-driving cars

It's no secret Uber is excited about our future of self-driving cars. The company's business model revolves around drivers using their own vehicles to transport goods and people, but for Uber those drivers represent a significant expense. Self-driving cars, assuming the legislation will reach a point where drivers are no longer required, will eliminate that expense. Uber made partnerships in recent times to work on autonomous driving technologies, and more recently the ridesharing service's CEO has expressed a lot of interest in Tesla's future self-driving vehicles.

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Wild kangaroos discovered to be lefties

Wild kangaroos discovered to be lefties

Humans and monkeys take note. We might no longer be special when it comes to "true" handedness. Once thought to be a peculiar trait found only in primates, researchers who painstakingly followed kangaroos in the wild and discovered, to their surprise, that they, too, prefer to use a certain hand. Their left hand, to be precise. This discovery, which, of course, still has to be independently confirmed, could open the doors to closer scrutiny of the brains of these marsupials, who are known to bring down drones when annoyed.

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Bethesda at E3: Dishonored 2, Elder Scrolls: Legacy, Fallout 4

Bethesda at E3: Dishonored 2, Elder Scrolls: Legacy, Fallout 4

It's almost time for E3 2015, so naturally, companies are making sure you get to hear their spiels first with their pre-E3 conferences. One of the first to put out their wares is Bethesda and you might already have heard about the new Doom that's will be blasting its way to PC and consoles in Spring. Of course, that's not the only thing the game maker is showing off. In fact, it has a loot bag of game announcements that span not just PCs or console but even mobile devices.

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Scientists break dinosaur bones, find red blood cells

Scientists break dinosaur bones, find red blood cells

Dinosaur bones in London contain traces of what appear to be red blood cells and collagen. These scientists have pulled up results from dinosaur bones they'd only otherwise called "crap" - bones so fragmented and shotty they'd been put into storage. Because of this, material scientist Sergio Bertazzo asked paleontologist Susannah Maidment (both of them from Imperial College in London) whether the bones might be OK to break open and study. One morning Bertazzo "turned on the microscope... and thought 'wait - that looks like blood!'"

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ISS astronaut holds weekly geography quiz on Twitter

ISS astronaut holds weekly geography quiz on Twitter

It's one thing to say you know your geography by identifying where a place is on a map, but could you recognize a location just from seeing a picture of it? What if the photo was taken from above from the International Space Station? If you're up to the challenge, it's time to start following US astronaut Scott Kelly of NASA on Twitter, where he's started a weekly game of asking people to identify what part of the world the space station is currently flying over, giving them only a photo and a single clue.

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