When it comes to DIY inventor projects, they vary from productive innovation to dangerously awesome. The X-Men inspired “Cyclops Visor” that lets you shoot flames from your eyes is definitely the latter.
YouTube user “Sufficiently Advanced” has created this wonderfully destructive weapon using only a welding helmet with a fuel tank, pump, nozzles and pilot lights. Whenever the user hits a switch on the side, it shoots a jet of flames out of one side and a stream of fuel to propel across a distance of around ten feet.
Of course, you’ve probably heard the “don’t try this at home” announcement multiple times, flagrantly ignoring it to go ahead and chokeslam your friend through a table. This is one of those times when you really REALLY shouldn’t…
While the risks are minimised, dripping accelerant could catch fire, it looks like you can’t see a thing out of these goggles, and let’s not forget the potentially exploding fuel tank next to your face!
By all means, check it out and be amazed. But I hope you don’t get too awe-inspired to the point of actually making one of these in person.
I get it. We’re all scared in the wake of the tragedy in Westminster last Wednesday. Khalid Masood’s actions in committing this atrocity are truly reprehensible. But digital communication is not at fault, and adding an Orwellian level of surveillance is not the answer.
Broadband problems? Under new Ofcom proposals, you will no longer have to “fight tooth and nail” for the “fair compensation” you are owed. If approved, Internet Service Providers will automatically have to pay customers for bad broadband, delayed repairs and missed engineer appointments.
A car that rises up to drive over traffic… Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it is I’m afraid. While the Hum Rider is a real car, it’s simply a marketing stunt for Verizon.
Sex toys have taken another step forward with the Flashlight Launch - a masturbation machine that takes all the manual arm work out of reaching climax.
Snapchat story clones are cropping up everywhere in Facebook-owned apps and it’s not necessary. Would you ever want to post the same story across four different platforms? Or course not.
What is the future of wearables? I went to The Wearable Technology Show and found out - writing for BBC Science Focus magazine.
Forget everything you knew about smart homes and the Legend of Zelda… One particular fan has managed to create a home automation system that is controlled by playing the Ocarina.
Following the instant success of Pokémon GO in summer 2016, rumours began that developer Niantic was working on another game – simply named Harry Potter GO. This is fake news, so please stop sharing it.
A team of researchers have done something incredible yet terrifying - using sound waves to hack a smartphone, using a method that could be used to theoretically control any technology with an accelerometer.
I get it - the headline sounds terrifying. But Switzerland’s EPFL has just invented a medical masterpiece that could help to reinvent robotic healthcare. These gelatinous machines could soon be crawling around your insides and performing operations.
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