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From The Modder Who Brought You The Xbox Laptop, Say Hello To The Playbook 4

Ever wanted to play Destiny at a coffee shop? Got a hankering for Infamous: Second Son on the bus? You might want to get in touch with hardware modder Ed Zarick, then. He's turned Sony's immensely popular gaming console into a laptop - the Playbook 4.

Create Tracks Or Highways With PlayTape. Chugga Chugga, Vroom, Vroom!

Sometimes the best inventions come from the simplest ideas. Slice bread and then bag it? Genius. Markers that wash off of walls and clothes? Thank you! And now tape with highway or railroad track designs that can be used anytime and anywhere your kid wishes to drive their automobiles? Brilliant. Invented by InRoad Toys and made in the United States, PlayTape will soon be the best alternative to hard-to-put-together toy railroad and car track sets that come with too many pieces and too much frustration for little hands.


Three Monkeys Is A Game Made Entirely For The Blind - And It's Part Of A Burgeoning Genre

Video games are, above all, a visual experience. You wouldn't be wrong in thinking that fact precludes certain people from experiencing them - anyone with severely impaired vision, for instance. Now, however, there's a new camp of developers creating games designed entirely for the blind.

Want To Play PS4 Games On Your Smartphone? Sony's New Xperia Phone Can Do That

One much-touted feature of the PS4 was Remote Play - the ability to stream games to a secondary device. Unfortunately, it didn't see much use - it was exclusive to the Vita. That's changed - Sony's unveiled a new Xperia phone with full support for streaming. Spoiler alert; it looks awesome.

PowerWing: Cross Between A Scooter And A Ripstik

The holidays are right around the corner. Ok, maybe Christmas is more than two months away, but it's never too early to start shopping when you see a great gift. Razor's PowerWing, which looks like a cross between a scooter and a Ripstik, may just be the perfect gift for the kids.

Retro Christine Gaming PC Case Will Fill You With Fury

What does a creative case modder and car enthusiast do when it's time to design a horrifyingly cool new gaming PC? He takes inspiration from Stephen King's 1983 novel and and the John Carpenter-directed movie Christine, of course, and builds a custom computer case that evokes King's demoniacally possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury.

Codemancer's A Game That'll Teach Kids About Programming And Inclusiveness

Codemancer might well be Rob Lockhart's magnum opus. A long-time educational game dev; the project was something he wanted to do for years - but never had the time or resources. It's a story about a little girl and her fox; it'll teach kids not only how to code, but how to be better people, as well.

Want A Red Nose Handy Just In Case?

An Emergency Clown Nose -- it is the sort of thing that everyone should have on hand in their medicine cabinet for those times when nothing else will do. Seriously. After all laughter is said to be the best medicine and it is. This rosy little ball, when placed on the caregiver's nose and used according to directions is very likely to cause waves of laughter especially in small children.

Move & Groove Dance Game Will Get Your Family Up Offa That Thing

Move & Groove is a fun and creative way to get your family dancing. It’s also a way to introduce your child to game play without the stress of winning and losing. Those are not bad lessons, but since this game is meant for toddlers 18 months and up, Move & Groove is about learning simple rules, taking turns, and fun movement. With cards that tell you to waddle like a duck and raise the roof, you will be sure to get up offa that thing.

Want A Spring Toy That Moves Like Magic But Doesn't Slink?

We have all known the joy of playing with a simple spring through the Slinky, but that isn't the only spring out there that is amazing and magical to goof around with. There is also the Toroflex Kinetic Spring Toy. While this spring can't walk downstairs alone or in pairs, it can do a bit of moving and climbing under the right conditions, When not in use it even stores flat.