Nintendo Switch’s New LABO Kits Will Inflame Your Imagination

Today, nintendo announced their new LABO kits, an experiment that allows players to use cardboard models to create interactive accessories for the Switch console. Check it out, it looks REALLY cool:

For those interested, the Robot LABO kit is currently available for pre-order via Amazon.com for $79.99. If you want it on launch day (April 20) I suggest that you order it as soon as possible.

The robot kit will allow you to “build an interactive robot suit with a visor, backpack and straps for your hands and feet, which you can then wear to assume control of a giant in-game robot.

As of now, the variety kit is not yet available. We will let you know when it appears online.

[Nintendo LABO – Robot Kit]

The End of Racism [Comic]

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Tracking Firm Promises VR Play Without ER Stay

A new virtual reality headset technology might stop you tripping over furniture, without the need for external hardware. Occipital says its approach includes live tracking of the surrounding room to cut down on embarrassing tumbles.

To date virtual reality systems fall into two category. Some, like the Oculus Rift and Vive, use separate devices to track the room and warn the user when they are about to collide with something. Others, like Microsoft’s virtual reality and augmented reality systems, build the room scanning into the headset itself, but have arguably required a compromise in precision to do so.

Occipital is a specialist in 3D scanning and depth sensors and already works in fields as diverse as home architecture and construction and modelling for prosthetics. It’s adapted its software so it can work with any virtual reality headset that includes a motion sensor and stereo cameras (though can be adapted for a single camera), and says its easy to integrate into existing systems.

According to CNET writer Scott Stein who has tested the technology on a modified VIVE headset, the key is that the Occipital software is constantly scanning and remodelling the room, meaning it can cope with rapid movement. It appears it’s able to overlay the mapping of the real world objects onto the virtual reality visuals that is effective without being obtrusive or breaking the illusion.

Artist Inspires Himself from Everyday Objects to Create Spaceships [Pics]

At day, Eric Geusz is a software engineer, but during his free time, he’s also a freelance artist, and a very talented one at that. Recently, the man has started illustrating common household items, such as a playtation controller or a can opener, into starship designs. Check out some of our favorites below!

[Eric Geusz – Artstation]

Huge LEGO Technic Minifig Roller Coaster

Youtuber and Lego enthusiast Shadow Elenter always dreamt of bulding a roller coaster using LEGO bricks, and last year, after winning a large amount of Lego Technic bricks, he finally made his dream come true.

The main challenges of building one was the fact that there’s no tracks made by LEGO to work on this scale. I experimented with making tracks with various parts, but making curves never really worked like I wanted it to, and even a small radius turn took way to many parts. And then it hit me… I don’t NEED curved tracks! all I need is ways to make the cart change direction! After that realization my brain exploded with fun and creative ways to do just that. Not only does it take less parts because you can stay very compact, it’s technically way more complex, interesting(to build), and more fun to watch.

[Shadow Elenter]

The Ultimate Unboxing Video [Comic]

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Snow Leia and the Seven Droids [Pic]

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Unfortunately, you can only see two of her droids in the photo, but the rest are doing something else out of frame.

"These are not the dwarfs you are looking for…"

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The Only Video You’ll Ever Need to Watch About Gluten

Bakers on TV are always talking about whether their bakes have enough gluten. But the masses on Twitter act like it’s some kind of monster hiding in your bread. So what gives? Is gluten good, or is gluten bad? Watch Reactions’ latest video to find out!

[Reactions]

Interplanetary Disco! [Comic]

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Today’s Hottest Deals: Save BIG on Super Tough USB C Cables, 4TB External HD, Office and School Supplies, and MORE!

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, here are a few great deals we stumbled on while browsing the web this morning.

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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You? [Science Video]

It may be antiquated now, but the old pearl of wisdom: “Don’t sit too close to the TV” was good advice in the 1960s, but not anymore…

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Japanese Etiquette: 12 Things NOT to do in Japan

Here are 12 things you should not be doing while visiting Japan! Learn the etiquette before you get there thanks to Chris Broad of the “Abroad in Japan” Youtube channel!

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