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Whoever combines these katana wielding robots with some real artificial intelligence will be the person who should be blamed for the rise of the robots and the death of humanity.

These cool precision katana fighting robots were created by a company called ABB which apparently makes industrial robots.

If we are going to have any hope, we are going to need to get medieval and practice our sword skills.  Time to make friends with your local blacksmith!

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If you thought math class was boring, its probably because you never spent it playing games on your calculator like I did when I was in high school.  I was lucky enough to have one of those TI-83+ Silver Edition calculators which had double the RAM of a normal TI-83 which I discovered allowed me to put more than just math formulas into the calculator.  Much of my time in math class was spent playing the classic Wolfenstein 3D on my calculator.  Well, if you too want to risk a major drop in your math grades, now you can play a Super Smash Brothers de-make!

Omnimaga (a site dedicated to video games on calculators) user Hayleia has created an open source de-make of Super Smash Brothers that looks like a great way to kill some time in math class.  Right now it only has Fox and Falco from Starfox but more characters can be added and he is looking for help if anybody is interested in lending a hand to the project.

Here are some gifs of the game in action.  Share this with all of your Super Smash Bros. loving friends!  Like Global Geek News on Facebook too!

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

TI-83 Super Smash Bros

[Source:  Omnimaga via Kotaku]

Ever since I started my geeky fashion blog, Fanboy Fashion, I haven’t posted much fingernail art here since it usually makes the most sense for me to post it over there rather than here on Global Geek News (you can still find a ton of it if you search for nail art over on the right).  Well, since I already have a post planned for over there today (some amazing Diablo Demon Hunter cosplay), I figured I might as well post this incredible steampunk fingernail art here because it is simply too amazing not to post somewhere!  Long nails aren’t really my thing but even I have to admit these are pretty spectacular.

This incredibly detailed steampunk nail art was created by Simone Gilbert.  Between the gears, goggles and pretty much everything else, this might just be the most detailed nail art I have ever seen!  I can definitely say this is also the only time I have seen a corset on nail art before.

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Steampunk Nail Art

Steampunk Fingernail Art

[Source:  Simone Gilbert via Fashionably Geek]

I remember that giving somebody a mixtape used to be a big deal back in the days of cassette tapes although I can’t say I ever made one.  I suppose the closest I ever came to doing something like that was to burn some CDs of various songs for my long road trips to and from college.  It really helped pass the time on those 9 hour drives but since I kept those CDs to myself, I can’t say I have ever had the experience of giving somebody a ‘mixedtape’, especially since that seems to largely be a romantic gesture and I have always been single.  Anyway, in modern times, apparently mixtapes now take the form of USB drives and I found this cool shirt to inform me of that because I honestly thought the idea of a mixtape had died long ago.

The awesome folks over at Tshirtbordello are selling this funny ‘I made You This Mixtape T-Shirt’ for just $14.99!  If you are one to show your love with USB drives full of music (which I’m sure you purchased legally, right?), then I think this shirt might just be for you!  Or if you just want to make fun of people that do that and still call it a mixtape even though there is no more cassette tapes involved, this would be a good shirt for you too!  Although calling it a mixed USB drive just sounds weird so until a new term is invented (feel free to suggest them in the comments below), perhaps still using the word mixtape can be forgiven.

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USB Mixtape T-Shirt

USB Mixtape T-Shirt

[Source:  Tshirtbordello]

Halloween is a couple of days away so it seems appropriate to post a pumpkin carving that hit me right in the nostalgia.  Like probably most people my age, I spent a ton of time as a kid playing the old DOS version of Oregon Trail.  It has been a lot of years since I last played it because I don’t have any old machines to run it and I am too lazy to try to get it running on my machines, however I still have many fond memories of it and I even have an Oregon Trail t-shirt that I wear regularly.  Well, for those who also have fond memories of that classic PC game, I have found the Halloween pumpkin of your dreams!

This amazing Oregon Trail jack-o-lantern was carved by DeviantART user ceemdee.  When it comes to carving pumpkins, they clearly know what they are doing because this Oregon Trail pumpkin carving is amazing!  And I love their use of the classic ‘You have died of dysentery’ joke.

I wish I had pumpkin carving skills of ceemdee but the only pumpkin skills I have relate to how much pumpkin pie I can eat at Thanksgiving.

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Oregon Trail Jack-O-Lantern

Oregon Trail Pumpkin Carving

Oregon Trail Jack-O-Lantern

Oregon Trail Jack-O-Lantern

Oregon Trail Pumpkin Carving

Oregon Trail Pumpkin Carving

[Source: ceemdee via Nerd Approved]

Even though I have boxes upon boxes of blankets stacked on shelves in my basement, I don’t see myself ever using them again since I have discovered the wonder that is the Snuggie (sleeved blanked).  I don’t feel like I can ever get rid of the blankets that are taking up a considerable part of my basement mainly because they were made for me and my family by other family members, some of whom have passed on and getting rid of them just doesn’t seem right.  However, if I was ever to use a non-sleeved blanket again, without a doubt, it would have to be this awesome Sonic the Hedgehog fleece blanket!

The spectacular folks over at ThinkGeek are selling this amazing Sonic the Hedgehog fleece blanket for only $19.99!  If you love Sonic and are looking for a good way to stay warm this winter, this is the perfect blanket for you!

Even if you have a Snuggie like me and have no desire to go back to the world of normal blankets, this would still make for a great Christmas present or other gift for any Sonic fans you may know.  Remember, winter is coming!

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Sonic the Hedgehog Blanket

Sonic the Hedgehog Blanket

Sonic Blanket

Sonic the Hedgehog Blanket

[Source:  ThinkGeek]