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Teens react to Windows 95: “It looks so dull and ancient.”

Teens react to Windows 95: “It looks so dull and ancient.”

Prepare to feel old, again. There’s another ‘Teens react’ video, and this time the kids are being introduced to Windows 95. The troubles and criticisms are quick to start: it takes a long time to boot up, for example, so long you could go get yourself a snack while waiting. Another issue is the lack of WiFi -- how are you supposed to get online without WiFi!? -- and the complete lack of personality.

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Universal Studios Japan to open Nintendo Land by 2020

Universal Studios Japan to open Nintendo Land by 2020

Nintendo diligently guards its brands and characters almost to the point of being stingy. That is partly to blame for the dearth of exciting real-world adventures you can have with Mario and Luigi, Link and Zelda, and Pokemon. In four years' time, however, that might change radically. Japanese media report that Universal Studio Japan, one of only four such theme parks in the world, will be opening a "Nintendo Land" section by 2020. And it won't simply be a building with Nintendo merchandise but something likened to the famous Harry Potter area in the very same complex.

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Marble Machine is a testament to human creativity and insanity

Marble Machine is a testament to human creativity and insanity

Over the centuries, man has developed wonderful and intricate instruments that would delight our ears and pluck at our heartstrings. But what if you could somewhat undo all that and replace them with marbles? Sounds insane? That is somewhat the quest that musician cum inventor Martin Molin of Swedish musical act Wintergatan has taken upon himself to conquer, a quest that took him 14 months to finish. Fortunately for us, and maybe for him, the end result is just as astounding as the concept of a marble-driven music machine is.

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First Order Stormtrooper helmet is a life-size wearable

First Order Stormtrooper helmet is a life-size wearable

In need of a proper First Order Stormtrooper helmet? ThinkGeek has rolled out a life-sized replica that is ready for you to put on, and it includes a convex tinted visor. According to the company, this new replica was based on digital scans of an actual prop from the Star Wars movie, and was made with lightweight injection-molded plastic for comfort while being worn.

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Star Wars BB-8 desk lamp shines at your touch

Star Wars BB-8 desk lamp shines at your touch

Need an adorable Star Wars droid in your life? Enter the BB-8 desktop lamp, a model of the BB-8 droid from The Force Awakens that functions as a reading light. The lamp has a trio of lighting modes suitable for different situations, and is made from high-quality aluminum, according to ThinkGeek. Even better, it’s available as of now. See it in action after the jump!

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New Monopoly edition replaces cash with scanner and cards

New Monopoly edition replaces cash with scanner and cards

Monopoly, the game that drags on forever and has caused more than a few family fights, is back with a new edition called Monopoly Ultimate Banking. Rather than including paper money, as has been the norm for most of the game's existence, Ultimate Banking ditches the physical cash in favor of player credit cards and a bank scanner that tracks funds.

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Handcrafted Millennium Falcon is made of 3,000 wood pieces

Handcrafted Millennium Falcon is made of 3,000 wood pieces

Star Wars has inspired many artists, and thanks to their ingenuity we’ve seen creations of all sorts, including drones modified to look like miniature Star Wars spacecraft. None of the creations have been quite as beautiful as a newly unveiled Millennium Falcon model masterfully handcrafted from 3,000 pieces of wood, though.

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Super Mario Maker user creates a “computer” in-game

Super Mario Maker user creates a “computer” in-game

Move over Minecraft, there's a new kid in town. Well, as far as crazy and mind-blowing creations are concerned. While Super Mario Maker has indeed let a thousand creative ideas bloom, you probably wouldn't expect someone to create a computer right inside the game. A computer running inside a program running on a computer. Game-ception! Of course, given the technical and practical limitations, the "computer' is nothing more than a crude, and terribly tedious, adding machine, but still testifies to the creators genius. And patience, lots of patience.

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McDonald’s new fries in Japan are covered in chocolate

McDonald’s new fries in Japan are covered in chocolate

Japan gets all the fast-food oddities, and McDonald’s latest creation is no exception. In a statement today, McDonald’s Japan introduced its new McChoco Potato, a “twist” on the company’s long-standing potato french fries. This technically makes the side dish a desert, which is great. Not so great is the McChoco's limited release in Japan...for now, at least.

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Death Star Waffle Maker makes waffles unlike any other

Death Star Waffle Maker makes waffles unlike any other

Some people can create art from their breakfast foods -- pancakes in the shape of popular cartoon characters, for example. Most of us lack those creative skills but wouldn't mind having a themed breakfast. Enter the Death Star Waffle Maker, a waffle maker that, as the name suggests, creates waffles in the shape and with the details of the Death Star from Star Wars.

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Mega Man helmet is wearable, features LED lights

Mega Man helmet is wearable, features LED lights

Mega Man helmets — there’s no shortage of them unless you’re looking for one big enough to wear on your own head, in which case your options dwindle to almost nothing. Enter ThinkGeek's latest creation, the human-sized and totally wearable Mega Man helmet. With this, fans get a lightweight wearable option with a side dose of flashy effects thanks to some embedded LEDs and a couple batteries.

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This hairy “mirror” is both fascinating and unnerving

This hairy “mirror” is both fascinating and unnerving

If you have issues with clumps of fur or hair that seemingly move on their own, now would be a good time to look away. Otherwise, proceed at your own risk and be mesmerized, or revolted, by this one of a kind mirror. Not only does it not accurately reflect objects placed in front of it, it actually doesn't have any reflective material at all. Instead, it creates a silhouette "reflection" made up of only two colors and created by an array of 928 faux fur pom poms.

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