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Meet Oculix: An Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Interface For Netflix

Every now and then, Netflix engineers get together for something known as a "hack day." Basically, they're told to get creative and put together something cool to be used with the service. Awesome, right? Late last week we something amazing from of these hack days: it involves the Oculus Rift.

Mountain Is The Most Original Game Released This Year - And It Isn't Even A Game

So..there's this...thing on Steam, called Mountain. It isn't a game - not really. It's...something strange. Different. Okay, honestly, it's just a mountain that sits around saying sad things sometimes. Yet somehow, it's one of the most curiosly engrossing titles I've encountered this year.

Spherovelo Early Rider Will Get Your Child Riding Before They Can Walk - This Bike Has Balls

Crawl. Ride. Walk. That’s the natural progression of human movement, right? If the people at Early Rider have anything to do with it, yes. Spherovelo, their revolutionary balance bike for babies as young as seven months, is designed to get your youngster on wheels even before they can walk.

If You Want To Wield A Lightsaber, Sixense's STEM System Could Be The Closest You'll Ever Get

After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, Sixense's STEM controller is well on its way to the consumer market. Not content to sit on their laurels, Sixense last week decided to up the hype further, with a series of tech demos that show just what the STEM can do. They're awesome.

PNY Lego USB Drives Add 16GB Storage To Your Builds

Flash drives encased in Lego bricks are hardly a new concept, but these ones from PNY have the Lego Group's official blessing. They're cheap, too.

Booze Tubes: The Best Way To Smuggle Alcohol, Period

Ever go to a venue with strict no alcohol policies, or an event that doesn’t allow alcohol and you could really use a tasty adult beverage?  Booze Tubes are the perfect answer (if you’re a female), period.

No-Boredom Toy For Cats: Cat Amazing Interactive Puzzle & Treat Maze

Nothing gives a cat lover more pleasure than watching his cat at play.  The domesticated cat is always energized by toys that mimic the hunt, and toys that provide that challenge are likely to keep your cat's interest, such as a cat's interest is, longer.  Cat Amazing not only keeps your cat's interest, but you don't need to operate it for him; it's interactive!

Ruffhides®: Rawhide Covers Keep Your Dog Busy For A Long Time

If your dog is woofing up his rawhide long before you've finished your daily meditation, you might want to look into getting a Ruffhide®.  It will be his next-best friend and it will give his very best friend some sorely needed personal time.


Bunch O Balloons Fills And Ties 100 Water Balloons In One Minute!

Bunch O Balloons inventor and dad of eight, Josh Malone, has just made a summertime classic as easy as 1-2-3. No really. In three quick and easy steps Bunch O Balloons fills and ties 37 water balloons in 20 seconds. Have 40 more seconds to spare? Fill two more bunches for more than 100 water balloons in one minute.

Now On Kickstarter: Fritz Is A Narrative, Relationship-Driven War Game Where Every Choice Matters

A lot of games tend to glorify war to a nearly absurd degree. Not Fritz. Based in World War One, this intelligent, top-down role playing game takes a look at the human side. As the titular soldier, players will step into a world where every choice matters, and even their closest friend might die.