Have you always wanted a life-sized version of those tiny plastic stools found inside pizza boxes? Well, IKEA partnered with Pizza Hut Hong Kong to make it happen. It’s called the “Säva Pizza Table,” and has a three legged design, along with a circular top sporting Pizza Hut’s logo. It even comes in a pizza box, but you’ll have to assemble this one yourself. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Triton’s deep-sea submersible Limiting Factor made headlines last year with its pilot Victor Vescovo, but now, they’ve teamed up with EYOS Expeditions and Caladan Oceanic to allow members of the public to dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This trip will be able to take up to three guests or “mission specialists” this June on this journey at the hefty price of $750,000 USD each. Read more for a video and additional information.
Grant Imahara is an American electrical engineer by trade, but is best known for his work on the television series MythBusters, in which he designed and built numerous robots. His latest project may look familiar, and that’s because it’s The Child (Baby Yoda) from The Mandalorian. For this project, he overlooked the mechanical design, programming, and even 3D printing of the molds. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Aerogel Technologies partnered with Derek Muller, also known as Veritasium on YouTube, for some interesting experiments. They range from aerogel basics, a simple waterproof swim to a demonstration of the material being bombarded by a Boring Company not-a-flamethrower. Aerogel has earned the nicknames frozen smoke, solid smoke, solid air, solid cloud, and blue smoke, thanks to its translucent nature and the way light scatters in the material. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Bauhutte is a Japanese retailer who has a line of furniture designed for gamers, and their latest is a piece that combines bed, desk and chair into one. It’s officially called the “ultimate gaming bed” and features an elevated headboard, desk, snack holder, tablet arm, and of course a comfortable mattress to keep you rested when you’re in need of a gamer nap. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Jimmie Luecke was a Texas state trooper who left the highway patrol in 1980 to try his hand at oil drilling, and fortunately, the Austin chalk oil boom made him a millionaire. His next move was acquiring land outside Smithville, Texas before settling down to raise cattle. In the late ’90s, while clearing new grazing land on his ranch, he bulldozed the brush, but left behind the word LUECKE, making it the biggest signature in human history. Read more for a video to show why NASA uses it to analyze satellite imagery.
Designer and 3D-printing expert Danielle Baskin is offering custom N95 respirator masks that are not only smartphone-friendly, but protect against the coranovirus as well. Simply put, it prints a high-definition image of the mouth and nose onto disposable N95 respirator masks, thus enabling Facial ID software in the latest smartphones to recognize the wearer without them having to remove it. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Netflix and Hasbro have teamed up with Rooster Teeth to bring War For Cybertron to fans around the world in an all-new original series to launch in 2020 – complete with a new animation look and style that presents the robots like you’ve never seen them before. It begins in the final hours of the civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons, which has torn apart their home planet of Cybertron. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
While fans of The Mandalorian are awaiting the second season, Hasbro wants to whet your appetite for merchandise with a new animatronic Baby Yoda, which made its debut today on Good Morning America. If you want to see it in person, head on over to the New York Toy Fair this weekend at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Hasbro is bringing back the Tiger Electronics LCD handhelds that many remember from the early 90s, and rather than have swappable games, each one was based on a character or franchise / series, like Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden, Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers, etc. This Fall, the company will be released four LCD games: The Little Mermaid, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Transformers: Generation 2 and X-Men Project X. Read more for a video on the originals and additional information.