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Realistic Virtua Fighter figures join the fight

Realistic Virtua Fighter figures join the fight

On Monday, we showed you the new figure for Fallout 4. It's one of the most highly-detailed figures that I've seen for a video game. However, I've just had a peek at some figures from a different franchise, and boy do they look exactly like their in-game counterparts.

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Jetts are sparking wheels you can attach to your shoes

Jetts are sparking wheels you can attach to your shoes

Razor is the company that is behind the hoards of scooters that you see kids zipping around your neighborhood on. Scooters aren’t all the company makes, but they are probably the best known product that Razor makes. The company has something new called Jetts.

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CogniToys Dino, powered by IBM’s Watson, up for preorder

CogniToys Dino, powered by IBM’s Watson, up for preorder

CogniToys’ Dino, a toy powered by IBM’s Watson, has entered production and is available for pre-order. CogniToys are smart toys that connect to the Internet and, according to the company, “grow alongside your child.” In addition to IBM Watson, the Dino toy — a fun-looking dinosaur that comes in a couple colors — features Elemental Path’s Friendgine tech. The Dino is priced at $99 USD.

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Amazon offers refunds on all hoverboards

Amazon offers refunds on all hoverboards

The so-called “hoverboards” were pretty popular for a while last year, though their sales have sharply declined over the last couple of months. The reason for the decline is partially because the devices have been found to catch fire and even burn down houses while recharging. The other reason it that most retailers have simply stopped selling them. But one retailer is going a step further, and voluntarily offering refunds.

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There’s still no answer to hoverboard safety investigations

There’s still no answer to hoverboard safety investigations

It has been nearly two months since the US started to take a deeper look into the fad that has exploded, both literally and figuratively, with both young and young at heart alike: hoverboards. From exploding units to falling off functioning ones, hoverboards have become a big question mark for the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and other government agencies investigating the matter. And sadly, no one still seems to have a definite answer, much less a firm action, to resolve these issues so that hoverboards can start rolling again.

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Kylo Ren SNL action figure mockups imagine Matt, Radar Technician

Kylo Ren SNL action figure mockups imagine Matt, Radar Technician

Just days after Adam Driver's appearance on Saturday Night Live, his sketch as Kylo Ren's alter-ego Matt, Radar Technician, has gone viral. Today we've been sent a couple of mock-ups of action figures based on the character - likely never hitting shelves, of course, but we're allowed to dream. Would that NBC were to see enough call for such a set of figures, we might see it happen. They'd both be essential additions to your collection, that much is true. UPDATE: Additional figures added.

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8 of the best LEGO Star Wars fan creations

8 of the best LEGO Star Wars fan creations

The wonderful thing about LEGO is that with those tiny bricks, you can build just about anything. Sure, you start out building from pre-made kits, but eventually you'll expand to making your own creations. Somewhere in a closet I still have the TIE fighter and X-wing that I built, long before there were any official kits. They weren't exact replicas, but with my imagination, they were perfect for space battles. Today, I thought I'd take you through some of the best Star Wars Lego fan creations. Here they are, in no particular order:

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Giant LEGO AT-AT built with over 6,000 bricks

Giant LEGO AT-AT built with over 6,000 bricks

Lego building blocks have been around for generations and people can create some amazing items using the little bricks. There are a huge number of official Lego sets including some sets that are for recreating ships that were used in various Star Wars movies over the decades. There is even an official Star Wars Lego AT-AT set.

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WeDo 2.0 brings LEGO, robots, coding together for schools

WeDo 2.0 brings LEGO, robots, coding together for schools

Traditional modes of rote learning, especially in science, has become somewhat passé these days. The rapid growth of technology and its growing role in our lives demand a more creative approach to education. And what can be more creative than mixing learning with play. That is the idea behind LEGO Education's WeDo, now at its 2.0 incarnation, blending LEGO's iconic bricks, a dash of robotics, and a sprinkling of programming, all for better educating grade school students not just in the sciences but in creative thinking and problem solving.

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Axis Vidius drone is so small it doesn’t require FAA registration

Axis Vidius drone is so small it doesn’t require FAA registration

Drone-maker Axis has just unveiled its new Vidius quadcopter, a device so small it can fit in the palm of your hand, even with a camera inside. Measuring just 1.7 inches and with a weight of less than .55 pounds, Axis is likely right when they say it's the world's smallest camera-equipped drone. Besides being lightweight and taking up almost no space, the biggest benefit of the Vidius is that it doesn't meet the new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines that require registration.

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Watch Star Wars Lego sets destroyed at 3,000 fps

Watch Star Wars Lego sets destroyed at 3,000 fps

What do you do when you've got a few Star Wars Lego sets, some explosives and a high-speed camera? Well, I'm sure there are plenty of creative things that you could come up with. But one group had all of these materials and did what we've all wanted to see. They blew up their Lego, and captured it in slow motion.

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‘LEGO’ pen makes the paper-pushing life a little less boring

‘LEGO’ pen makes the paper-pushing life a little less boring

Procrastination and writing — two examples of the many things that have gone digital. Sometimes, though, you have to write by hand, and if you’re having to write by hand it is probably because you’re somewhere phones are banned. In that case, procrastination isn’t so easy anymore. You could stare into nothingness until you start seeing patterns or, with the new “Build-On Brick” pen, you could mindlessly rearrange the structure of your writing utensil.

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