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Dyson has built a high-tech empire out of sucking and blowing air. So moving into the hair dryer space seems like a natural progression from vacuums, hand dryers and fans.

Enter the $400 Dyson Supersonic.

For such a “simple” device, Dyson put in an extraordinary amount of money and effort. Apparently, the process took four years, involved 103 engineers, 600 prototypes and a price tag of $71 million.

All that and I can’t even ride it around town on a stream of hot air.

However, the Supersonic was designed to be super light, super fast, and very quiet. With a price tag that clocks in at $400, it had damn well better leave my wife’s hair smooth and glossy—because she’s going to want this thing. She’ll point to how much I spend on frivolous gadgets and, well…that will be that.

The Supersonic will launch exclusively in the US at Sephora in September.

Check out the video below for more about the features.

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The North Face has unveiled a new Access Pack backpack that features a cool rigid panel that opens up with a press of a button and stays open until you close it. It also features ejector tabs and handles that will give you quick access to items like phones, pens and laptops.

Naturally, the bag won’t come cheap at $235. That’s a steep price for a backpack, but it might be worth it for a useful bit of gear that you’ll probably use every day.

Check out the demo video below to see how the Access Pack works.

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death-star-fire-pitWe’ve seen Death Star fire pits before. The idea appears to have originated with the folks behind KGFirePits on Etsy. You can purchase the original design there, but the version pictured here was produced by a high school welding class—and it has an awesome, upgraded look.

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Cosplayer Michael Wilson aka Knightmage has put together an Afro Samurai cosplay that makes me think we need a lot more Afro Samurai cosplay in our lives.

I love the hair and I’m kind of fascinated with the headband. I wish I could walk around looking like the wind was constantly blowing around me.

Photos by Gwendolyn Graham and Black Apple Studios.

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Whether you’re traversing the hills of Hyrule or smashing an innocent villager’s pots, it’s always important to be prepared. Now, cosplayers can feel just like Link from Legend of Zelda with these awesome, officially licensed accessories.

The Zelda line from Merchoid includes the Master Sword, Hylian Shield, costume hoodies, beanies and more.

Check out some of the items from the collection below.

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download-e1461629065585From That’s Nerdalicious: One of the best things in the recent Lootcrate Firefly Crate was a little 4-pack of paper drink umbrellas based on Kaylee’s parasol. I didn’t want to use them because I only had four, but QMx has solved that problem.

They’ve released the new Kaylee Parasol drink umbrellas in packs of 30, so you can have a Firefly shindig and make sure everyone gets one.

How shiny is that?

Firefly Kaylee’s Shindig Paradise Parasols 30-Pack ($9.99)

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Kids come up with the darnedest crossovers.

Jeremy Marbler constructed this awesome cosplay costume for his six-year old daughter when she wanted to celebrate her favorite fandoms at once. Combining My Little Pony with Doctor Who, this awesome Rainbow Dash Dalek is adorable in a terrifying way. He notes:

My six year old daughter wanted another Doctor Who themed costume after her recent K9 cosplay and she picked a Dalek.  As I was sketching the design, she was playing and yelled out “a My Little Pony Dalek!”

After shaking my head, I asked “A Rainbow Dash Dalek?”

“Yes!” she giggled…  And then looked at me seriously and said “It’s gotta have wings.”

“Wings…  So it’s twenty percent cooler?”

“Yes!!”

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As part of the Alien Day festivities yesterday, Mondo has released a new Facehugger ski mask and Chestburster sweater. Because of course they did. They’re Mondo and they’re awesome.

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We’ve been teasing the Her Universe Star Wars: The Force Awakens Collection for awhile now…but today is the day.

Reveal day.

The day you can actually own this stuff.

The entire collection is live at Hot Topic, and it includes that awesome Phasma jacket and leggings, a Finn jacket, a Rey cardigan, and a series of dresses based on Poe, Kylo Ren, Stormtroopers and BB-8.

Take a closer look in the pictures below.

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ectocoolerThe rumors were true. We’ve just received the official word from Coca-Cola that Hi-C Ecto Cooler is making a comeback to coincide with the upcoming release of the new Ghostbusters film.

This cult favorite beverage from the ’80s and ’90s (not to mention the favorite choice of my mother for school lunches) will be available nationwide in 6 oz juice boxes and 11.5 oz cans (with “thermal ink that turns an eerie shade of slime green when the product inside is cold”) starting on May 30th.

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