Hoverboard?

The hoverboard is here!  Ok, not really…I’m sure this is just some viral marketing campaign and I’m just helping them out by posting this video…but they did a really good job of making a realistic product launch video of the hoverboard from Back to the Future, even have a nice website to promote it.  This is certainly a fake…but a very nicely done one.  Promoting what, I wonder?

Dual Tesla coils performing the Inspector Gadget theme

It’s time like these that I remember what technology is all about…to amaze us and make us smile.  That’s exactly what’s accomplished in the video below, where two Tesla coils perform the theme from Inspector Gadget, accompanied by some off-screen percussion support.  My faith in humanity is restored.

This makes me want to run out and buy my own Tesla coil…I’d been eyeing one from oneTesla that’s a ready to go kit with MIDI interface to facilitate musical ventures such as this.  The video below shows that $330 kit playing the Pirates of the Caribbean theme song:

Play old console games in your browser!

bezerkPut aside any thoughts of working next week…thanks to the Internet Archive, you can play most of your favorite old console video games for free right from your browser!  My favorites are the Atari 2600 ones, but you’ll also find Atari 7800 games, ColecoVision, Magnavox Odyssey, and Astrocade games.  Game quality is just as you remember (for better or worse 😉 ), though in my browser at least, none of the games had sound.  It’s a nice, easy to use alternative to MAME and worth checking out here.

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