Chris BrandrickContributor, PCWorld

Chris Brandrick is a freelance writer with an interest in all things tech, gadgets, and gaming.

Robo Vending Machine Gives Out Free Drinks for a Hug

I want to feel love: A Coca-Cola vending machine will offer a free Coke to anyone who is willing to give it a hug.

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Auto Cat Flap Hack Keeps Your Kitteh Safe At Night

Thanks to the power of Arduino, a hacked pet door can now lock your furry friends indoors safely!

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Google Maps Goes 8-Bit For April Fools'

See the world in 8-bit form! While the NES is set to receive a Google Maps "game", you can start exploring the pixelated world right now online.

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Fridge Magnet Lets You Order Pizza With Ridiculous Ease

We're filing this one under Mankind's Greatest Achievements: A Dubai-based pizza chain has made ordering your favorite pie as easy as pressing a single button. If anything, this is a little too easy...

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This Star Wars TIE Fighter Costs Less Than an iPad!

Of all the things you can find on Craigslist, who'd have thought you'd be able to buy a TIE Fighter?

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DIY DeLorean Takes to the Skies

Roads? Where this DIY RC DeLorean is going, it doesn't need roads.

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Hack Lets You Use Kindle 3G for Free Tethering--With a Catch

One hacker has used the Amazon Kindle Keyboard, along with its complimentary 3G, to tether to a computer for 'free' Web access. But there are some strings attached...

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Tetris Lamp Brings Nostalgic Puzzle Fun to Your Desk

This Tetris-themed desk lamp looks awesome, and it won't disappear when you fill a row with blocks.

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Kinect Hack Helps You Park Your Car, Can't Help Drive It Yet

This hack uses a Kinect as an extra set of eyes to help you back up as you park your car.

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3D Printers Now Print Human Body Parts

Now this really is jaw-dropping: Doctors used a 3D printer to create a replacement jaw--a world first.

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Android Phone Hacked to Run Windows 95, Windows CE Nowhere to Be Found

A modern smartphone with retro appeal? One XDA Developer not only got Linux working on the HTC EVO 3D, but also Windows 95, 98 and XP.

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Lego 'Astronaut' Takes One Giant Leap for Brick-kind

What were you doing when you were a teenager? These two Canadian teens launched a Lego minifigure into the edge of space.

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Modded Kindle Gets Child-Friendly With VTech Controls

This mod takes the controls of a vtech V.Reader and makes them work as a Kindle-compatible controller.

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iPhone 4 Rendered Using HTML5 and CSS3, No Images Needed

A Ukrainian Web developer creates an iPhone 4 using just CSS3 and HTML 5, making us ask, Who needs Flash?

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Siri Learns to Play Piano, Can't Play Trombone Just Yet

The folks at Yamaha have figured out a way to get Siri to tickle the ivory and play a piano.

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