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It may not come as a surprise to any Lego fans, but the company has decided to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Lego brick with some insanely difficult minimalist riddles that make references to songs, movies, books, and more. I think I’ve managed to solve about 6 of the 55 so far. These things always give me trouble.
What happens when you combine the happiest cat in the world (well, maybe the second happiest) with the most negative cat on the Internet? Under normal circumstances, you probably just get a neutral kitten. In this case, though, BustedTees has combined Grumpy Cat and Hello Kitty for a shirt so heavily influenced by memes, it may actually smell like the Internet...which I assume is a mix of bacon, cats, and sweaty people doing the Harlem Shake. [via Laughing Squid]
If you like basketball but are totally alienated by the sport’s lack of technology, 94Fifty’s motion sensor basketballs might be the tipping point to get you out on the court. The team behind the tech-filled basketballs wants to “bring the most advanced tools in a very affordable way” to those who wants more out of their practice sessions or pick-up games. The sensors can measure how you shoot and compare it with anyone else who uses the ball. The robust companion app is the cherry on top. Look out for the 94Fifty later ball this month. [via OhGizmo!]
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