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Guy builds a super cool RFID jukebox with his Google Home and Chromecast speakers

We can all yell at our Google Home to start playing something, but what if it was possible to choose our songs in some other super cool, super throwback way? hoveeman thought this through and built an awesome jukebox-style system for his Google Home and Chromecast speakers. Before I bore you with the technical stuff, check out the video below to see how things work. 

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Geekify Offering Handmade Tablet Cases On Etsy Inspired By Popular Novels, Video Games, TV Shows, And More

This isn't a sale, so if the nerdgasm you have after viewing the upcoming images leave you too immobilized to hit that buy button right away, you have time to get yourself together. Geekify is offering a large selection of fantastical tablet cases on Etsy, such as one inspired by The Neverending Story that's made of faux leather and microsuede. An Auryn is even situated front and center, just above the title text. It doesn't come with a copy of the novel inside, but with the sheer volume of digital books available for whichever tablet you choose to slip in, you already have access to a genuinely never-ending supply of reading material.

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Kickstarter: Android-Inspired BERO Toy Robot Runs On Bluetooth, Batteries, And Nerd Power

A few of your friendly neighborhood Android Police writers collect the official Android vinyl figurines, but it's got to be said that they leave something to be desired in the interactive department. (By the way, if anyone has the Star Trek Android from Comic-Con 2012, I may actually trade you an arm and/or leg for it.) One Kickstarter project aims to change that, by making a 4-inch, animated, Bluetooth-controlled toy robot modeled after everyone's favorite green mascot. Be The Robot ("BERO") is currently just over a quarter of the way towards full funding, with a month left to go.

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Reality Robots started off with a prototype that was basically Google's Android mascot, in all his antennae'd, verdant glory, complete with a system-on-a-chip.

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[Review] Jawbone Icon HD + The NERD: A Pretty Good Bluetooth Headset, As Long As You Ignore The Price

I remember my first Bluetooth headset review. I was skeptical. I felt like a giant asshole when I wore it. And I'll say this much - my opinion on them hasn't changed much. Wearing one outside of a moving vehicle or a closed office just strikes me as rude. Is it any way, shape, or form harming me when people do it? No, but neither are Crocs, and I think many of us have "feelings" about them.

Before I go on with that potentially never-ending rant, let's talk about the Icon HD. If you've ever purchased a Jawbone product before, you know the drill - it's a premium Bluetooth headset (with a large variety of fit options) that's very well-styled.

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[Nerd Toolbox] DiceShaker D&D Makes Sure You'll Never Be Without A D20

I'm not afraid to say I play Dungeons & Dragons; I think it's a great way for people to have fun together and enjoy a truly dynamic narrative. However, since I write about tech and other nerdy stuff for a living, I like having the old-school pen and paper mesh with technology whenever possible.

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However, like tech, Dungeons & Dragons isn't for those who don't have much in the way of disposable income; you've got numerous things to buy before you can get started, including handbooks and manuals that can run you up to $35+ each. Like the books, multi-sided dice are an integral part of the game, and a set of 10 standard dice will run you ~$7.99.

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