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So well, this is what it's come to huh? No, not actually; but it's only a matter of time before this laughable commentary on gettin' offended becomes a reality.

“From the color of your Starbucks cup to a lion being shot in Africa, don’t miss your chance to get offended today about an issue you didn’t know existed yesterday!”

Sh*t, indeed.  

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This surfboard is meant to take the isolation out of the sport of surfing. It gives real time social media updates and text messages. It even helpfully offers up to date information on the conditions of the very ocean the surfer is presumably sitting in. 

At the moment, it's still a prototype so only time will tell if it becomes a super useful gadget or just another way to lose your phone at the beach. 

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This marble machine was build by Martin Molin. He planned the programmable machine ahead of time but it still took over a year to gradually shape and perfect this contraption. According to Molin, it's still not quite finished. He told WIRED:

The marbles, you know, they behave like water. The nature of water is that it just breaks through everything. After 100,000 years it can make a hole in stone. The marbles act like that, it doesn't matter what I'm doing to try to tame them. They are just flooding every wall I'm putting up. ... I'll have to fix some escaping marble issues in order to tour.


He is planning on making new machines that are a little more portable so that he can take them on tour easily.

harry potter crafts Someone Used Digital Magic to Make a Real Life Weasley Clock
Via: tbornottb
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Harry Potter fans may remember the Weasley's magical clock that always knows the location of family members. 


via Harry Potter Wikia

Well, someone made a real life version of that clock. Using the GPS of his family's smartphones, Imgur user tbornottb was able to program the clock to light up when they reached different locations. Reading through the step by step process makes it seem almost easy.  All it took was a whole lot of wires, lights, programming, app coordinating.... 

It was basically magic. 





The result of all that work is a beautiful piece of technology and probably well worth it. Although it does carry the implication that your parents will know your location at all times...

parenting technology A Woman Found out She Was Pregnant From Her FitBit Data
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A lot of people wear a Fitbit or similar wearable technology to keep track of their health. The models that track heart rate are also good for pinpointing a moment of heartbreak or in this case, discovering a pregnancy.  

David Trinidad was just looking for a solution to his wife's potentially malfunctioning sensors when he posted about it on Reddit



Another user suggested that she could be under a lot of stress or she could be pregnant. Since Trinidad and his wife were trying to start a family they got it checked out and later he confirmed that was the case. 



android future movies A Man Created a Bathroom Mirror That Looks Like the Future
Via: Max Braun
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The 'Internet of Things' is a phrase people keep bringing up that references the real life trend toward a world where all your things have become working props in a science fiction movie. Kind of like this:



Let's be honest, so far this neat idea has mostly translated into putting a touchscreen on everything. That's why Max Braun got crafty and made his own futuristic mirror using Google's Android system. So far it automatically shows the weather, the time and the day's headlines but he hopes to include more.  He's also made a diagram showing what makes the mirror tick. 

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More information on the product's Indiegogo campaign provides an impressive list of features.



Now they just need to make adult sized versions and we're one step closer to being the people from Wall-E.

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