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Corsair Bulldog: Console-Size, 4K-Capable Living Room Gaming PC

With a strong focus on 4K-res gaming, Corsair has brought together their PC case, cooling, and power expertise for their Bulldog DIY PC kit. It'll handle some really high-caliber hardware, all while being small enough and quiet enough to fit into your home theater setup.

Hyperkin Smart Boy Morphs Your Smartphone Into A Game Boy

Time to dust off those old GB cartridges. Hyperkin's Smart Boy smartphone cradle intends to make your iPhone or Android phablet into Nintendo's circa-1989 handheld console, going so far as to include a working cartridge slot.

Ollie Is An App-Enabled Robot, Not Your Father’s Remote Control Car

A few years ago founders Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson’s Colorado based company, Sphero, introduced us to the Bluetooth controlled robotic ball by the same name. They now want us to meet their newest creation. Ollie is a souped-up, customizable app-enabled robot. This machine is not your father’s remote control car.

Add Thumbs Up To Family Game Night, Get Two Back

Call me old fashioned, but I look forward to the day when all three of my kids are old enough to establish a family game night. My family of five is still a few years away from sitting down to a board game or the introduction to poker; but the idea that I will be able to play a game with them is thrilling. I will be adding Thumbs Up to our family’s rotation of games.

Quut Makes The Coolest Beach Toys Under The Sun

I am such a sucker for bargain buys, especially when it comes to buying toys for my kids. But cheap toys are not always quality toys. My biggest mistake is always falling for brightly colored, plastic beach toys nestled neatly into a bucket or beach bag. Inevitably, the buckets crack, the shovels break in half, and my kids fight over the one sand sifter. Quut beach toys are different. Their durable, multifunctional, and cleverly designed toys are the coolest under the sun.

7 Awesomely Unique Kids' Water Sprinklers Sure To Make A Splash

Sidewalk chalk, bikes, and sandboxes. What else does a kid need during the summer? Sure they require food, a bit of sunscreen, and bug spray, but summer time should be easy. Forget the boring lawn sprinklers or waiting until your neighbor’s irrigation system turns on. Get your kids out of the house with these unique water sprinklers sure to make a splash with kids of all ages.

Robot Turtles: A Board Game To Teach Preschoolers Computer Programming

A growing trend in children’s games is the combination of technology and traditional toys. Toys like Avakai, apps like Osmo, or video games like Bloxels require children to play with actual wooden dolls, puzzle pieces, and blocks in order to get the most out of their smart toys and iPads. This is because inventors know it is best to learn with tangible concepts and toys. Computer programming is fair game too. Robot Turtles is a board game which teaches kids the fundamentals of programming and coding.

Award Winning WorryWoo Monsters Teach Kids To Embrace Their Emotions

Before Disney and Pixar released Inside Out, a movie about 11-year-old Riley and her personified emotions, artist Andi Green was drawing “the monsters in her head” to help her express complicated feelings. By turning her emotions into lovable characters, she was not only able to embrace them, but was able to talk about them and share them with others. There began the journey from sketches of monsters to the award winning WorryWoo Monsters plush toys and book series.

Zotac Zbox MA760 Has Quad Cores, Quad DisplayPorts

Running AMD's fastest mobile APU, Zotac's latest addition to its lineup of mini PCs offers a whopping four DisplayPort connections for four-monitor setups, backed up by relatively fast Radeon graphics.

Avakai Are Real Imaginary Friends For The Digital World

The founders of Vai Kai want to introduce us to Avakai, a play companion for kids growing up in our quickly developing digital world. Avakai are imaginary friends, interactive smart toys, and tools for social interaction. Avakai offer three distinct superpowers which allow children to speak in musical tones, share feelings, and sense proximity to other Avakai.