Darth Vader Stovetop Kettle: Tea, Earl Grey, Dark.

Need some hot tea to stay warm on Hoth? Are you an Ewok who wants to make hot tea from some humans? Maybe you’re a Stormtrooper on a break. No worries. No matter who you are across the galaxy, we have found your new tea kettle. Your stovetop is about to join The Dark Side.

The Star Wars Darth Vader Stovetop Kettle is styled to resemble the silhouette of the Sith Lord’s iconic helmet. In this case, his helmet has a lightsaber attached to its side that you can use as a handle. This bad boy is officially licensed and made of stainless sleel, and will boil 1.7 liters (about 7 cups) of water.

It makes a damn fine cup of tea that even Captain Picard would admire – and he’s in a different universe. Search your teacup, you know it to be true. “Your father’s tea kettle. This is the kettle of a Jedi Knight. Not as random or as clumsy as a standard tea kettle. It makes an elegant brew for a more civilized age.”

It’s just too bad they couldn’t make the whistle sound like Darth Vader’s breathing. Or even have him cry Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo! But it’s still an awesome tea kettle that every true nerd must have. Grab one today over at The Fowndry for $70.


Burger Flipping Robot Loses Job Because of Humans

Wow, that title must be a first for humanity. Normally it’s the human losing jobs because of robots. Remember Flippy? He’s an industrial robotic arm capable of grilling and flipping up to 2,000 burgers a day. The bot was poised to start taking jobs from our pimply faced youth.

Well, it actually began working at Pasadena, California based CaliBurger restaurant, but here’s the thing: It was put on indefinite leave two days later because its human coworkers couldn’t keep up with the breakneck speed of its burger making. Cue Nelson from The Simpsons: HA HA!

Take that robots! How does it feel for you to lose your job to us for a change? I mean, granted, it’s because of our inferior skills and inability to keep up, but still. Our robot overlords can suck it. Leave the burger making to us.

Basically, the company paid like $100,000 for a robot that only worked for two days. In the automotive world, that’s what’s known as a lemon. Now our acne-ridden youths can get back to making burgers, the way God intended. Slowly. This also means that the spit in your burger is back because you were a rude jerk. God bless America!

[via USA Today via Geekologie]

Keyboard Game: Hasbro and Massdrop Team for Official Scrabble Keyboard

I haven’t played a game of Scrabble in years, but even if I did, I can’t see myself shelling out money for an official Scrabble keyboard. But if you are a super-fan of the classic word game, you will likely feel different and find this keyboard stunning.

The custom keycaps on Massdrop’s keyboard have the same color palette as an official Scrabble tile set and board, and also includes additional triple/double word/letter score keycaps you can swap in. I guess you can play a solo game and keep track of your score while writing emails and doing work. Too bad it doesn’t keep score for you.

It’s an 87-key mechanical keyboard that uses Cherry MX Brown switches for a great tactile typing experience. This also means that it is not quiet, so you should probably just use this one at home and not at the office. You can pre-order it now for $160, and shipments kick off in the fall.

It’s the perfect gift for the Scrabble playing granny who writes the occasional email and likes to embarrass you on Facebook. Or for Scrabble champions of course. What’s next? A Monopoly keyboard with Chance and Community Chest keys?

[via Gizmodo]

Super Bomberman R Hitting Xbox One On June 14

Konami’s Super Bomberman R was an exclusive launch title for the Nintendo Switch, but that the exclusivity is coming to an end. It looks like the game has recently been spotted on the Microsoft Store for the Xbox One where it is scheduled to be launched on the 14th of June, 2018. If this is […]

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Amazon Prime Video Audience Hits Over 26 Million In The U.S.

Amazon doesn’t make the viewership numbers for its Prime Video content public so it’s hard to know the popularity of the content. However, Reuters has gotten their hands on some internal documents which reveal that over 26 million people in the United States watch content on Amazon Prime Video. The top TV shows brought in […]

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SEGA Genesis Classics Brings 16-Bit Classics to Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Sega is known for re-releasing its classic games, and their latest announcement is sure to please longtime fans. SEGA Genesis Classics is a compilation that will offer a bunch of classic 16-bit games in one package. If it’s been a while since you’ve revisited these games, this one will be worth picking up for your console or PC. And if you haven’t played them before, you’ll also be in for a treat.

We don’t have official details about the collection yet, but the trailer tells us some of the games we can expect to see in the collection when it arrives in May. Of course, it has Sonic the Hedgehog, but it also has Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Altered Beast, Space Harrier, Toe Jam and Earl, Shinobi, and Gunstar Heroes. There are likely more games besides what’s shown in the trailer. We just don’t know what they might be.

We also don’t know if this is a port of an existing compilation or if it’s one that’s entirely new. Hopefully, they will release the full games list soon. We do know that SEGA Genesis Classics will launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on May 29. Sorry, Nintendo Switch users.

In the meantime, if you’re just dying to play some classic Genesis games, you can always pick up one of these consoles, loaded up with 85 games for just $70.

[via Twitter via Slashgear]

Netflix May Be Interested In A 60 Minutes Style News Show

There are so many news platforms right now that you could consider Netflix a place to get away from all of that. After all, the video streaming platform offers a ton of TV shows, comedies, action movies, horror, documentaries, and so on, but there are no news shows. However according to a report from MarketWatch, […]

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Walmart’s grocery delivery to hit 100 new cities this year

Walmart and Amazon’s competition continues.The latest development is that Walmart announced that it has plans to expand its Online Grocery Delivery service. Right now its available in six markets, but they are expanding to over 100 metro areas across the US this year. Also, Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup service, which is available in 1,200 stores […]

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Guy Hacks Nintendo Switch to Work on an 80s Sony Watchman

The Sony’s 1986 Watchman portable TV and the Nintendo Switch just got together, and the result is pretty awesome. What’s great is that this hack is collector-friendly, because you don’t have to open or make any modifications to the classic portable TV to make it work.

YouTuber My Mate VINCE came up with this interesting pairing. First, he took the Switch controller and wrapped it around the Watchman, securing it with a cable tie. He then connected the HDMI output on the Nintendo Switch’s base station to an analog converter, then piped that into an old VCR which converted the signal to RF. He also wired the VCR to an antenna with a signal booster, creating a low-power pirate TV station that the Watchman could be tuned into. How clever is that?

Sure you could just use the Nintendo Switch’s own screen, but where’s the fun in that? It’s a hack, so you have to hack it. It’s kind of amazing to see modern Nintendo games on that tiny black and white screen. The images look much better than I would have expected them to. I think this is proof that the Sony Watchman’s screen was indeed ahead of its time.

It looks great, but the hardest part of playing games on this thing is the size of the screen. You’ll definitely want a magnifying glass to enlarge the action if you decide to try this.

[via GoNintendo via Gizmodo]

Is Sony Holding Back Fortnite’s Cross-Platform Play?

Many gamers were happy to hear that Fortnite Battle Royale would be coming to mobile devices and that the game would have cross-platform support. But now we are hearing that cross-platform won’t work between Xbox One and PS4 gamers. The question is why? It seems like a win-win for all companies. According to Microsoft, it […]

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