“Back to the ’80s” Trivial Pursuit Includes a Stranger Things Category

If you’re looking for some 80s nostalgia, check out the Back to the 80’s Edition of Trivial Pursuit. It has a Stranger Things theme even though Stranger Things is technically only set in the ’80s. Test your knowledge about all things ’80s and see how much you remember from that awesome decade.

The game has 1,500 new questions on 250 cards in six categories: Movies; TV; Music; Famous People and Events; Trends, Tech and Fun; and Stranger Things. In keeping with the Stranger Things theme, the board has portal spaces. When you land on these they send all players to the Upside Down, where you can lose wedges for providing incorrect answers. I hope Luke Skywalker doesn’t play this. You know, because he might lose Wedge. His friend. That would be heartbreaking. Never mind.

Anyway if you want to go back to the ’80s but don’t have a DeLorean and aren’t a cyborg looking for John Connor, this is the game for you. You can pre-order it right now on Amazon for $19.99. It’s expected to start shipping on May 1, 2018.

[via Geekologie]

TOMY Soccerborgs Let Kids Play Robot Soccer

Is there anything better than robots playing sports? I think not. The latest in miniature robot sports games is TOMY Soccerborgs. These interactive robot toys for kids let them play a game of soccer, and battle it out on your table.

The robots come in sets of two with a remote control for each. Just move your bots around the field to shoot the ball into your opponent’s net. You can tackle, dribble, pass and shoot. You can even adjust the bumpers wider so that you can steal the ball from your opponent. They have two types of kicks: the right leg kicks the ball along the ground while the left leg can kick it into the air.

It makes me pretty excited about the robot sports that are coming our way in the future. And let’s face it, if we can keep real-life robots busy with sports, they won’t kill us.

The set comes with 2 Robots, 4 bumpers, 2 balls, 2 remote controls, 2 goals, and 1 sticker pack. The full set requires 10 AAA batteries. Naturally, they are not included. Soccerborgs are normally priced at $59.99, but they’re currently on sale on Amazon for just $27.99.

This is a fun game for kids that I would steal to play with myself.

[via Gadgetify]

MIND KIT Is a Highly Modular Robotics Building Platform

A new modular robotics kit was recently launched via Kickstarter and it is called the MIND KIT. It’s an easy-to-use development kit for robotics. The modular robot is designed as an easy click-together system, so you can get down to programming quickly.

It’s maker, Vincross describes its capabilities as such: “Cerebrum, Servo Controller and Robot Battery are the core modules of MIND KIT, and then you can easily stack different modules on top of each other. All the modules easily click together with the closing of the robot ‘arms’. We’ve also added MIND KIT Ports into the different module. Robotics-optimized single-board computer where you control the robots’ sensing, thinking, decision-making and language processing. Powerful ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core 1.2GHz for strong computing power and 2GB DDR3 RAM. Includes comprehensive interfaces and ports, including 54 programmable pins and USB-C accessories, for easy customization and creativity. Less wiring and configuration, more seamless plug & play creation.”

The kit comes with its own robotic optimized operating system called”MIND OS 2.0,” which is based on the Linux kernel. MIND OS is made especially for coding and programming robots. You use the modules in different ways to create a diverse array of robots that can do a wide variety of things.

This kit looks like a lot of fun for anyone who loves robots or programming. Pledges start at just $99 for the Cerebrum module, but you’ll need to spend $299 or more for a complete robot. You can expect shipping in September 2019 if the campaign is successful and hits it’s $100,000 goal.

[via Geeky-Gadgets]

Google Maps can now show you drug disposal locations

Drug disposal programs are said to be an effective tool in the fight against opioid abuse according to medical studies and the White House itself. Now Google wants to do its part by pinpointing 3,500 of these drop-off sites on Google Maps and via Search in a partnership with the DEA, HHS, CVS, Walgreens and […]

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Pokemon Go gets Go Snapshot AR Portrait Mode on Android

Pokemon Go developer Niantic confirmed earlier this month that it would launch an AR portrait mode for the game on Android. The feature is called “Go Snapshot” and it allows players to use the app to take AR photos. Well, the feature is now live for Pokemon Go on Android devices if you want to […]

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New Fortnite patch adds a hoverboard

You might remember that Epic teased the Driftboard when Fortnite season 7 launched and now just days before the season ends, Epic has finally released the hoverboard for eager players. The latest Fortnite patch adds a hovering snowboard to the game as well as a few limited time game modes, one of which uses the […]

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The Peanut Butter Pump Solves Another First World Problem

Peanut butter is one of our favorite foods. People love it. Peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter in our chocolate. Hell, we even give it to animals so it can make their mouths sticky, so we can film YouTube videos that make them look like they’re talking. But I guess it’s just too much work for some people to dig around inside the jar with a knife and spread it. And for those folks, there’s the Peanut Butter Pump.

It’s exactly what it sounds like – a pump that dispenses peanut butter. Patent-pending of course. Inventor Andy Scherer obviously thinks it is a game changer. It uses a sliding “airlock” mechanism to get the peanut butter into the pump and dispense a fixed amount of spread. You can control the thickness you want. This also scrapes the sides of the jar, so you can get every last bit. Although I wonder how much is wasted in the pump itself.

It comes with two nozzles: a sandwich nozzle for evenly spreading the sticky stuff, and a stream nozzle for dispensing peanut butter tubes for snacks. It even has measurements marked on the pump. If you are crazy about peanut butter, this is the kitchen gadget for you.

You can pre-order the Peanut Butter Pump on Indiegogo by dropping $25 or more.

[via MikeShouts]

Overwatch Monopoly: Do Not Pass GO, Do Not Collect Loot Box

Overwatch fans will soon have another way to play the game. Hasbro will soon release a Monopoly Overwatch Collector’s Edition as well as a bunch of other Overwatch themed toys. Unlike regular Monopoly, players will need to choose a group lead, draft a team, and then battle for the high score. So if your family is bugging you to get off of your console and interact with the humans sitting next to you, here is another great way to play.

Instead of real-world locations and Chance cards, this game has places found in the video game and also loot boxes. It also has tokens based on the key characters of the game, like D.Va, Lucio, Mercy, Reaper, Tracer (AKA Lena Oxton), and Winston. Aside from that, it has 6 group leader cards, 21 character cards, 16 objective cards, 9 loot box cards, 4 reminder cards, 1 numbered die, 1 ability die, 90 plastic HP chips (50 fives and 40 ones), and the Game Guide. The board game Monopoly will arrive in April for $49.99, and you can preorder it now from GameStop.

In addition, Hasbro will be releasing a series of Overwatch Ultimates action figures. These 6-inch figures include Lucio, Reaper, Sombra, Tracer, Reinhardt, and some dual-character packs. The single figures are $22.99 and the dual packs are $49.99.

Instagram to support fundraisers with Story stickers

Facebook’s fundraising tool has raised over $1 billion since its launch, so it makes sense that a similar feature will be rolled out to Instagram. In fact, it is happening later this year. Rooting around in the code of Instagram’s Android App reveals a donation sticker that will let users search for non-profits and add […]

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