Archive for July 16, 2010

So This Is What Nerf Guns Are Like Now, Huh?

Posted in Uncategorized on July 16, 2010 by nuKnuK

After discovering video games, I didn’t really keep up with my old friend Nerf. But last night I got to shoot and get shot by the Stampede, a new, fully automatic Nerf rifle with a tripod and replaceable magazines. What!?

Just like robots and movie violence and Halloween costumes, Nerf guns are getting more realistic with each passing year. The N-Strike Stampede Blaster, the first fully automatic dart clip Nerf weapon, is the most realistic to date. Maybe not realistic in the sense that it looks just like some real gun that any military uses, but real in the sense that it looks like the yellow version of something that could fire bullets and fatally wound someone.

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Vibration-powered Generators Replace AA, AAA Batteries — Tech-On!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 16, 2010 by nuKnuK

Brother Industries Ltd developed small vibration-powered generators that can replace AA and AAA batteries.

For example, when the generator, which the company calls “Vibration-powered Generating Battery,” is set inside a remote control, it is possible to use the remote by shaking it to generate power.

“The new generator will semipermanently eliminate the need to replace batteries and contribute to reducing the amount of wastes,”

Brother Industries said.Brother Industries ensured the versatility of the generator by employing the shapes of commonly-used batteries. When used with a low power consumption device such as a remote, the generator can replace a battery, the company said.

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