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Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots hands-on

Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots hands-on

Lego has been into robotics for quite some time now, but today at CES, the company unveiled the new Mindstorms EV3 robotic system, which is Lego's first robotic system that comes with iOS and Android app support. The best part is, we got some hands-on time with a few of the robots on display at the company's booth at Pepcom.

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Portal 2 sentry turret protects your desk

Portal 2 sentry turret protects your desk

If you're gamer who's played the puzzle-platform game Portal 2, you'll undoubtedly remember the sentry turrets you encounter during the game. If you never played Portal 2, it's a cool game that debuted in 2007 and five years later fans are still playing. This isn't a the first Portal 2 sentry turret toy we've seen over the years, but this is one of the few we've seen that plugs into your computer via a USB port.

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Griffin Moto TC Monster and Racer roll out

Griffin Moto TC Monster and Racer roll out

I'm of the opinion that it doesn't matter how old you are; remote-controlled toys like cars and trucks are still a lot of fun to play with. Griffin is a brand typically associated with accessories for Apple gadgets, but it also makes a few remote-controlled toys. Naturally, those toys tend to be controlled by Apple gadgets making them accessories of a sort. through

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ThinkGeek Mega Stomp Panic isn’t a Celtic dance team

ThinkGeek Mega Stomp Panic isn’t a Celtic dance team

Trust me when I say this new ThinkGeek gadget has nothing to do with dancing or rivers. The Mega Stomp Panic might be the perfect complement to that Halloween costume you're going to be sporting in a few days. This device is a little box that attaches to your belt and creates sound effects to go along with your every step and stomp.

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Cummins launches new initiative to inspire students with Lego engine replica

Cummins launches new initiative to inspire students with Lego engine replica

The folks at Cummins make engines for all sorts of equipment from diesel trucks to much larger and more powerful equipment for industrial needs. The company has announced the launch of a new initiative to motivate and inspire students to excel in science, technology, engineering, and math. To start the initiative the company decided to go with something sure to get the attention of geeks everywhere.

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i-SODOG robotic canine obeys your smartphone

i-SODOG robotic canine obeys your smartphone

Major Japanese toy manufacturer Takara Tomy is developing a new breed of robotic dogs. Similar to the company's i-SOBOT humanoid robot, the i-SODOG also features several joints fitted with custom designed servo motors and comes with a dedicated remote control. However, the i-SODOG can also be controlled via your smartphone.

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