As part of a promotional campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Japanese Nankai Rapi:t train service hopped aboard the hype train (quite literally).

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The train runs between Namba Station in Osaka City and the Kansai International Airport. As you can see below, every single part of the train, from the exterior to the cabins, boasts an eye-catching Force Awakens-themed makeover.

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Awkward Engineer’s Model AWK-105 Analog Voltmeter Clock appeals to electronics buffs by telling time using analog meters and retro styling.

So, if the time is 4:57, the hours meter will point almost to the 4 and the minutes meter will point to 57. At midnight and noon, the time meters roll over zero.

The Analog Voltmeter clock will be offered in industrial gray and olive drab and is currently available for pre-order. You can also use the code “PRESALE” to get 30% off at checkout.

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Over the weekend, Vin Diesel announced via Instagram that his company One Race Films has started a TV division. They’re kicking things off with a TV series called Merc City that will focus on the mercenaries and bounty hunters in the Riddick universe. The post also revealed that director David Twohy is set to begin writing a new Riddick film script titled Furia next month.

If you’re looking for more Riddick, looks like you’re going to get it. Lots of it.

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sea wars

The crew of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower have spoofed Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a trailer that features hardware that’s almost as impressive at what we’ll see in the film. It’s also pretty damn amusing.

On that note, Mop Bucket BB-8 (MB-8) is my new favorite character.

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Cards Against Humanity has always had some interesting promotions when it comes to the holidays, and this year is no different. Author Patrick Rothfuss and CAH founder Max Temkin have teamed up to create a Fantasy Pack with cards written by famous authors like Rothfuss (of course), Neil Gaiman, Jacqueline Carey and many others. Profits go to Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders charity.

The Fantasy Pack includes six black question/fill-in-the-blank cards and 26 answer cards. What’s on them? Rothfuss notes:

“I’ve seen the cards. I’ve held them in my hands and read them and they are delightfully awful. A few of them made me laugh my evilest laugh.”

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If you were considering upgrading to a smart(er) TV this holiday, hold up for a sec. You can turn any TV into a smart TV with The Azulle Access PC Stick for a fraction of the cost. The PC Stick launched as the #1 New Release on Amazon and now it’s available as a bundle with the new Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus. Just plug the Quantum Access PC Stick into the HDMI of your TV and control it with the K400 Plus wireless keyboard with built in mouse for easy streaming of movies, TV shows, games, internet, email, and more.

Key Features:

• Easy setup: Plug the Access PC Stick to the HDMI port of your TV and the tiny Logitech Unifying receiver of the keyboard to the USB port of the PC Stick. 

• Uninterrupted PC Stick streaming: with an external antennae and patent pending heat distributing technology, the Access PC Stick reliably streams your favorite media.

• No learning curve: With a familiar keyboard layout that features all the keys you’re used to, and an integrated touchpad, you get seamless laid-back control of all your PC-based entertainment. Plus, with this keyboard you can eliminate the hassle and clutter of multiple controllers.

• Long-range keyboard reliable wireless: With a wireless range of up to 33 feet, you get a responsive and uninterrupted connection, even in large rooms.

• Impressive keyboard battery life: With batteries that last up to 18 months**, you can enjoy endless hours of fun and relaxation without interruption. 

The Azule PC Stick and Logitech Keyboard Bundle is more than just another streaming media player – it’s a complete Windows 10 experience on your television that the entire family can use for work, communication and entertainment. 

Continue on for more pics and specs. 

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crazy tentacle

“I appear to have invented a knife wielding tentacle”.

The kind of person that can utter that statement with a deadpan delivery is very dangerous. Something tells me that YouTuber outaspaceman in on his way to becoming a supervillain (if he’s not shredded by his own creation that is).

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Remember those moon lanterns? Well, this is no moon lantern.

This Death Star Paper Lantern Floor Lamp even makes great party decor. It’s an 24″ sphere which can be switched on using an in-line foot toggle. It’s perfect for a dark corner. Looks great in a playroom. Being so lightweight, you can easily hang it from the opening on the top that exposes the armature. Just remember that it’s delicate.

Product Page ($39.99)


Characters in Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld recently got the LEGO treatment thanks to Eero Okkonen, who started the build shortly after Pratchett’s death.

It’s a wonderful tribute. Check out more pics below.

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Build robots, light sensors and more with 25 hours of training and a full Arduino toolkit. The bundle was on sale for $75.99 (85% off with free shipping), but for a limited time you can take an extra 10% off using the code “EARLY10” in our Nerd Approved Deals Store! The bundle includes:

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More details on each course is available in the product link below.

Complete Arduino Starter Kit & Course Bundle ($520 $75.99 / Extra 10% Off With Code “EARLY10”)

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