"In this episode we explore the Women as Background Decoration trope which is the subset of largely insignificant non-playable female characters whose sexuality or victimhood is exploited as a way to infuse edgy, gritty or racy flavoring into game worlds. These sexually objectified female bodies are designed to function as environmental texture while titillating presumed straight male players. Sometimes they're created to be glorified furniture but they are frequently programmed as minimally interactive sex objects to be used and abused"
These fascinating sculptures by Japanese artist Masao Kinoshita. Kinoshita's bronze and painted resin sculptures feature the musculature and skeletal anatomies of various animals and mythical figures like the Hindu deity Ganesha and even a Kewpie doll. Jump more see more images.
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The Adidas Brazuca is the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The ball is a product of two-and-half-years in the making. A new structural innovation provides six symmetrical panels alongside a different surface texture. The 'brazuca' features new structural innovations to enhance grip, touch, stability and aerodynamics on the pitch.
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10 Horrifying Parasites That Might Be Living Inside You
US firm TrackingPoint has revealed a smart rifle that can show a live sight on Google Glass. The smart rifle works by sending a live video feed from the rifle's sight to Glass - allowing soldiers to simply point their rifle without needing to be in a position to see their target. The app, called ShotView, streams video in real time from the Heads Up Display of a TrackingPoint rifle to a smart phone or table, or Glass.
'When paired with wearable technology, PGFs can provide unprecedented benefits to shooters, such as the ability to shoot around corners, from behind low walls, and from other positions that provide exceptional cover,' the firm said. Cool, check out the video!
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Sometimes receipts, scrap paper and more can start to pile up, making it hard to keep desks tidy. That's the perfect time to blow off steam with a little childlike fun. The Desktop Wooden Slingshot from RedEnvelope features a walnut base with carved rubber wood sling shot.
Another miniature PC has hit the market, ASUS Eee Box EB1036 is now available. The Asus Eee Box EB1036 is powered by an Intel Celeron J1900 2.0GHz quad-core, features inlcluding 2GB of memory and a 320GB hard drive. Such storage can be expanded if necessary via an SD card slot, or with the use of an external drive via one of the USB ports. It is running Microsoft’s latest Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit operating system. Ports and connections on the mini desktop PC include 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x COM port, 1 x Gigabit Ethernet. Connectivity comes in the form of 802.11n wireless. Graphics come by way of Intel HD Graphics, and the entire assembly measures in at 8.6- x 6.7- x 1.15-inches, making a small option for those who need something svelte. The system is available now for $340 USD. [ Amazon link ]
ZR Hoverboard is created by Franky Zapata, combining surfing, snowboarding and water jets into one exhilarating water sport, is powered is powered using a long hosepipe that squirts water out of the back and propels the overboard forward, a single stream that goes shooting out of the back, and will get you going up to 23 miles per hour. Check out the video. The ZR Hoverboard will be on sale later this month and is now available to preorder for $5,850 which includes Hoverboard, Pump Interface, “U” Pipe, Main Hose, Hose Bearing and Swivel, Foot Straps, and Hardware Kit.
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