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For those of us who celebrate Christmas, the distinctly non-techie icons of the season have stood the test of time despite the forward march of digital culture. However, one inventive designer came up with a way to merge science fiction aesthetics with the upcoming holiday, resulting in one bad-ass Santa Claus.
Anyone who has ever owned an aquarium full of fish knows that they aren't the low maintenance pets everyone thinks they are. But now, for the truly lazy would-be pet owner, it appears the age of realistic robotic pets as depicted in Blade Runner has finally arrived.
It may be awhile before those sinister robotic drones become affordable for the rest of us, but in the meantime we can practice with other, slightly menacing remote-controlled floating devices. The Space Ball is just such a device, allowing you to control a tiny flying Death Star of your own.
If you're sick of your kid borrowing your iPad or Galaxy Note whenever they want to do some kiddie stuff, perhaps it's time to get them their own tablet. Toys"R"Us has recognized this opening, and has introduced the Tabeo just for the younger set.
The more we understand the fundamentals of electronics, the easier it becomes to marry their myriad functions into imaginative designs. A Japanese tinkerer took this notion to the extreme with a construction kit that makes creating gadgets both a game and an art project in one.