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SAP VP arrested over Lego scam at Target

SAP VP arrested over Lego scam at Target

I think most of us can never understand what would lead someone to steal items from a store. It's even harder to understand why someone would commit theft when they're a highly placed executive in a major software firm making plenty of money to simply purchase what they want. A software engineer, who is a vice president at the enterprise software firm SAP, was arrested recently in a Lego barcode scam.

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Genius unveils Kids Designers II graphics tablet

Genius unveils Kids Designers II graphics tablet

If you have a child in your family that's a budding artist, always at work on little art projects, Genius has a new product perfect for your little one. The product is a little graphics tablet called Kids Designers II, and the usable area of the tablet measures 5" x 8". The tablet has large buttons that are easy to press with little fingers, and the device is an educational tool that lets kids paint, create, learn, and play little games.

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Dragon Grip makes your kung fu strong

Dragon Grip makes your kung fu strong

I grew up watching cheesy kung fu movies. I'm sure we've all seen this sort of kung fu movie at some point with a lot of squealing and screaming with each punch thrown. Bruce Lee certainly perfected the art of noisy kung fu. If you want to make your kung fu stronger, and noisier, the Dragon Grip is on Kickstarter seeking funding.

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Barobo Mobot is a cheap modular robot kit

Barobo Mobot is a cheap modular robot kit

Robots are cool but kits to build them can be very expensive. Some of the cool robotic kits we've seen in the past can run thousands of dollars. A company called Barobo has a new modular robotic kit that you can make all sorts of robotic constructs that is very cheap. The kit is called the Mobot and is up for pre-order right now.

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s TacoCopter!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s TacoCopter!

Quadcopters are cool, no doubt about that. We've seen a number of these helicopters rocking four rotors often controlled by iPhones over the years. What we haven't seen are these quadcopter toys used for delivering omnoms like tacos. Sadly, the time for airborne taco delivery isn't nigh just yet. Last week TacoCopter was making the rounds.

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Lego + Transformers + Gameboy = Nerdgasm

Lego + Transformers + Gameboy = Nerdgasm

I had a Game Boy back in the day, and at the time it was pretty cool. Compared to today's standards it was horrible, but so things go with progress. Back in the day, the Game Boy was one of my favorite things along with Tetris. I also had a serious fixation on Transformers and Lego. A geek named Julius von Brunk has crafted a mashup that wraps all three of those 80s favorites in one project, and it's awesome.

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Mech Warfare Robot Arena project hits Kickstarter

Mech Warfare Robot Arena project hits Kickstarter

There are a bunch of awesome video games on the market today including games like Battlefield and Mass Effect 3. When the games we haven't seen in a while that was always one of my favorites was the MechWarrior franchise. I keep hoping someone will make a new game in the universe but until then this scale real-life air soft version might be as close as we get.

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AR.Drone 2.0 pre-orders to kickoff March 1

AR.Drone 2.0 pre-orders to kickoff March 1

If you are a big fan of the first Parrot AR.Drone, you be glad to hear this. The second version of that cool iPhone controlled flying machine is going on pre-order starting March 1. The latest version is called the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 and it looks very similar to the original. The new version has an integrated camera so you can see from on high, and it comes with several accessories.

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Lego geek astronaut builds Lego ISS on the ISS

Lego geek astronaut builds Lego ISS on the ISS

If you follow the ISS on you know that you all kinds of experiments aboard the space station. Most of those experiments are things that most of us consider boring. Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency flight engineer Satoshi Furukawa had a chance to do something really cool a lot Lego geeks will love onboard the ISS. He constructed a Lego replica of the ISS, on the ISS, in about two hours.

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