This Eames Inspired Mouse Is Like Furniture for Your Desktop

Fans of Eames era furniture are probably sad that they don’t have a computer setup to go with all of their other mid-century modern furniture. Well, this mouse inspired by Eames furniture would be the perfect compliment to your decor.

It’s called Lounge Mouse, and it is a concept design for a mouse created by industrial designer Shane Chen. Its curved wooden base and black top resemble the iconic Eames lounge chair, and especially its ottoman.

The idea was to create a mouse with the ergonomics and style of Eames furniture and I would say that this was a success. It isn’t easy to blend electronics and furniture in a way that is pleasing to the eye.

If produced, the mouse would be made from bent plywood, and feature a leather surface just like the iconic Eames chair. For the moment, it is only a concept, but you never know. Maybe one day we will be able to use a mouse this stylish. I’m just hoping that it won’t be too expensive if it ever does become a reality.

It’s always nice when our electronics don’t actually look like electronics.

[via Yanko Design via Mike Shouts]

Netflix Will Spend $100 Million On New York Production Hub

Netflix has confirmed that it will invest $100 million to build a production hub in New York and it will be hiring hundreds of new workers because of this, according to a statement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reiterated. The company’s new production hub will consist of a new Manhattan office with six sound […]

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Epic banns over 1,200 Fortnite World Cup players

Gaming is full of cheaters. It’s just a fact. However, you’d think that an event like the Fortnite World Cup would have players on their best behavior, but no, sadly that is not the case. Epic has banned over 1,200 accounts for cheating during the first, online-only week of the tournament. Most of those, 1,163, […]

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These Wheels Shapeshift for Different Terrain

Who says wheels need to just be round? These unusual Reconfigurable-Wheel Track (RWT) wheels were developed by CMU National Robotics Engineering Center for DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program.

We can expect to see these on the war machines of the future and they may be the next step toward real-life Transformers like Optimus Prime.

These wheels can morph from a round wheel to a triangular treaded track quickly, in less than a second, which makes the vehicle good for a wide variety of terrains. The round wheels are good for hard surfaces, while the triangular tracked wheel is good for softer ones.

It’s pretty impressive to see the wheels in action. I’m hope we see them on more military vehicles very soon, then one day hopefully our own civilian vehicles will have them as well. There’s certainly more that can go wrong with these wheels compared to what we are using now, but they provide a lot more benefits too.

It’s just a shame that they only show them working on a paved parking lot. I’d like to see how they perform and change while on softer ground. This makes me think that they may not be ready for prime time.

[via Geekologie]

Lockheed Martin Really Made a Space Perfume

We don’t really know space really smells like, but Lockheed Martin has taken a stab at it with their Vector Space Perfume. The aerospace and defense contractor announced the release of the fragrance on April 1 as an obvious April Fools’ Day prank.

The supposedly fake perfume had an official commercial and everything, starring the company’s in-house astronaut Tony Antonelli, to promote it. However, it turns out that the company actually produced a limited batch of Vector and made it available to the public. It was available as a sample on the Lockheed Martin website, but sadly at this point, they are all gone.

If any of you bought this scent, let us know what it smells like. Hopefully, it isn’t based on the ISS on a day when the astronauts had Mexican food. I have no idea what kind of smell they would associate with space. The smell of recycling urine? I have no idea. I’m intrigued and also a little scared to find out. Maybe they will make it available again so the rest of us can find out what this scent is.

[via Luxury Launches via Mike Shouts]

Smaller Nintendo Switch Could Arrive This Fall

Rumors about a smaller, cheaper Nintendo Switch are everywhere. A new one suggests that the company is going to release this version of its popular Switch console by fall this year. That should thrill Nintendo fans. Nintendo is reportedly working on a more powerful version of the Switch as well. Japan’s Nikkei reports that the […]

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Facebook is working on its own voice AI

It looks like Facebook might introduce its own voice assistant like Siri and Alexa in the near future. According to a report, the social network’s augmented and virtual reality team led by Ira Snyder has been developing a voice AI since 2018. The team has been contacting smart speaker vendors, likely to form partnerships that […]

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Listen to the Sound of Our Robotic Doom

What you are seeing is the end times my friends. A world where robot dogs not only hunt you down but they run in packs and they haul equipment from one place to another in a dog sled formation. They cannot be stopped, they can not be reasoned with. They will not die. They rule the Earth. And we are but ants to be squished under metal foot.

What’s worse than a herd of robots pulling a truck on an empty post-apocalyptic road? A herd of robots where only the front two have heads. I picture a group of human resistance fighters hiding by the side of the road, waiting for the perfect moment to snipe these metal bastards and steal that truck, but it’s more likely they are just a pile of bodies in a ditch.

They should really give the lead robot a red nose and call it Rudolph. Seriously, why don’t the rest have heads? That’s just messed up. I can’t unsee this. This is a towing service that can only end in nightmares, but it does show how strong these Boston Dynamics Spotpower robots are. Don’t leave your truck unattended anymore I guess.

GameStop Allows Game Returns For Full Credit For 48 Hours

GameStop has a new promotion that lets customers return a game for full store credit as long as they do so within 48 hours of purchasing it. This is an interesting proposition for gamers as many would love to binge-play a title to complete it before the 48 hours are up so that they can […]

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Minecraft Movie Set For Release In March 2022

The live-action Minecraft movie has had some delays, but we have some good news. There’s a new date for when the movie will arrive. Hopefully, it will not be pushed back again. Right now we can expect the live-action Minecraft movie to come out in Mach 2022. Minecraft has a huge fan base that has […]

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