• Road On A Roll Offers A Quick, Inexpensive Way To Build A Derby Track

    Road On A Roll Offers A Quick, Inexpensive Way To Build A Derby Track

    Building a long, large, winding derby track for your son’s die cast cars to cruise on sounds awesome. Until you realize just how expensive a long, large, winding derby track will eventually cost. There has to be a cheap way to build something like that, right? Turns out there is with Road on a Roll. A paper-based road and track system, it lets you lay down a massive flat driving track for cheap. And it’s cheap because it’s entirely made from paper, [...]

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  • Code Mode Light Is A “Do Not Disturb” Sign For Programmers

    Code Mode Light Is A “Do Not Disturb” Sign For Programmers

    Sure, you can hang a “Do Not Disturb” sign when you’re in the zone, but we doubt it will stop the self-important and inconsiderate clowns in the office from disturbing you when they feel the need to assert their ego into your space. The Code Mode Light won’t keep them from infringing on your flow either, but at least it looks way cooler than an old-school signboard. Hey, that counts for something. A light-up wall-mounted sign for programmers, it lets [...]

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  • Me-Mover Trike Can Carve Corners, Climb Inclines And Fold Into The Size Of A Rolling Briefcase

    Me-Mover Trike Can Carve Corners, Climb Inclines And Fold Into The Size Of A Rolling Briefcase

    We’ve seen plenty of quirky tricycle designs around these parts, from recumbent drifters to standing mini-trikes, all aimed as an alternative personal transport machine. Out of all these, though, I feel like the Me-Mover has the most potential to offer a real alternative to traditional bicycles for urban transport. Described as a “personal active transporter” that’s designed for city use, the ride looks like a kick scooter with two separate footpads and three wheels. It doesn’t use conventional pedals like many trikes we’ve [...]

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  • These Recycled Hard Drive Clocks Ring Perfectly With Our Inner Geek

    These Recycled Hard Drive Clocks Ring Perfectly With Our Inner Geek

    Ever wondered what happens to dead hard drives when they aren’t permanently mangled by the Hard Disk Destroyer? Turns out some of them get fashioned into Hard Drive Clocks, which use the hard drive’s nonfunctional electronic components as backdrop to a desktop-sized analog time-teller. Made by Teco Art, the upcycled pieces use the hard drive’s disk platter as the clock face, which they then combine with a variety of other throwaway electronic parts for various aesthetic and utilitarian purposes. With its [...]

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  • Mellow Is The Sous Vide Cooker For Your Busy Lifestyle

    Mellow Is The Sous Vide Cooker For Your Busy Lifestyle

    Mellow is a countertop sous vide appliance that comes with an integrated cooling unit. That’s right, it doubles as a fridge. Why? So it can keep your food refrigerated until the time you want to begin cooking it in a steaming water bath, making sous vide just a little more convenient to those who spend the better part of the day out of the house. No more coming home famished, cooking your chicken for two hours, and browning it with [...]

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  • Lytro Illum Brings Light-Field Camera Tech In A High-End Consumer Package

    Lytro Illum Brings Light-Field Camera Tech In A High-End Consumer Package

    A little over two years ago, Lytro introduced a kaleidoscope-shaped camera that let photographers refocus shots after taking them, introducing light-field camera technology to the consumer market. It was an impressive trick. Somehow, though, the combination of form factor, picture quality, and limited feature set did not sway photography enthusiasts all that much to it. They’re hoping that will change with the Lytro Illum, a new high-end camera aimed at professionals. Instead of the quirky form factor of their first camera, the [...]

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  • This Haptic Gaming Vest Lets You Actually Feel The Action While Playing Games

    This Haptic Gaming Vest Lets You Actually Feel The Action While Playing Games

    There’s no doubt we’re coming to an age of wildly immersive gaming, with products like the Oculus Rift and the Omni Treadmill looking to hit the consumer market soon. The KOR-FX 4DFX gaming vest is hoping to be a part of that future, bringing environmental feedback with every movement, bullet, and explosion you experience in the game. Worn across the chest and shoulders like a… umm… sports bra, the gaming accessory converts audio coming from the game into precise high-definition [...]

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  • Rip Curl Search GPS Watch Records Wave And Speed Metrics During Your Surf Session

    Rip Curl Search GPS Watch Records Wave And Speed Metrics During Your Surf Session

    Someday, we’ll have wearable trackers for every sport imagineable. Yes, even Footgolf and ChessBoxing. For now, though, we’ll have to content ourselves seeing dedicated trackers trickle out every now and again. The Rip Curl Search GPS Watch is the latest to drift ashore, adding metrics and data analysis to every surfer’s arsenal of tricks. Described as “the world’s first GPS surf watch,” it lets surfers track every wave they catch, registering a whole load of vital stats from your daily sessions at the [...]

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  • Creep Out Everyone In The Cafeteria With These Raji Konchu RC Caterpillars

    Creep Out Everyone In The Cafeteria With These Raji Konchu RC Caterpillars

    These Raji Konchu RC Caterpillars won’t turn into butterflies any time soon. But you can control where they crawl and creep their way into, allowing you to gross out people at the dining table, freak out your girlfriend’s annoying best friend, and entertain the kids with little critters that move in realistic fashion, making them more awesome than butterflies. Made by Japanese company JTT, the little crawlies come with realistic caterpillar bodies that accurately mimic the appearance of the little [...]

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  • Chui Smart Doorbell Can Automatically Ignore People You Want To Hide From

    Chui Smart Doorbell Can Automatically Ignore People You Want To Hide From

    Smart doorbells aren’t new at this point in the evolution of the smart home. Chui, however, separates itself by adding facial recognition to the smart doorbell’s camera, opening the device to a whole new set of potential applications. With facial recognition integrated into its system, the doorbell can recognize who’s at the door and perform specific actions that you’ve tailored for that individual. You can, for instance, play your neighbor Rick a prerecorded greeting after he buzzes (“Dude, I won’t open [...]

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  • Olympic Ceremony Monowheel: Forget The Bicycle, Get Me One Of These

    Olympic Ceremony Monowheel: Forget The Bicycle, Get Me One Of These

    You can deck your bicycle in bright lights and reflectors if you want motorists to notice you at night. But that still runs a small risk of someone flat out missing you — you’re still on a tiny pedal-powered vehicle that’s no wider than your own frame, after all. If you want to grab everyone’s attention any time you’re on the road, you’ll want to ride something that can grab attention better than a fixie and this Olympic Ceremony Monowheel will do [...]

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  • Tuckaway Stand Is A Neat Attempt At Hiding All Your Home Theater And Gaming Gear Behind The TV

    Tuckaway Stand Is A Neat Attempt At Hiding All Your Home Theater And Gaming Gear Behind The TV

    TV wall mounts are awesome, setting your TV up at ideal viewing angles while using up zero floor space in the living room. But what if somebody’s not happy with TV wall mounts because their HDMI-connected accessories still has to go on a nearby desk, but isn’t quite enthused with what TV stands offer either? Well, maybe that person can pick up one of these Tuckaways. Described as “a superior alternative to other TV stands and wall mounts,” it’s a [...]

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  • Imbue Is A Versatile Drafting Ruler For On-The-Go Creatives

    Imbue Is A Versatile Drafting Ruler For On-The-Go Creatives

    If Imbue came out in the 80s, it would have been celebrated for being impeccably hip (unless it got buried in obscurity or something, but I digress). It’s a versatile little thing. A simple file-like tool, it can function as a ruler, a triangle, a compass, and a T-bar, sparing plenty of people from carrying a whole load of drafting supplies using just a single contraption. Granted, there is still a healthy market for these things, although probably not as [...]

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  • Honeywell HPA250B Air Purifier Will Alert You When Allergens Are In The Vicinity

    Honeywell HPA250B Air Purifier Will Alert You When Allergens Are In The Vicinity

    Any air purifier worth its filter will clear your air of nasty contaminants. The Honeywell HPA250B, however, will not just do that, they’ll make you aware of their presence as well, buzzing your phone when it detects the presence of potential allergens at very high levels. Granted, that sounds like a feature you probably won’t care about. You’re just happy to be rid of contaminants, after all — you don’t need to know when they come around. However, wouldn’t it [...]

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  • X9 Follow Golf Trolley Trails You Around The Course Autonomously, Won’t Shoot Lasers At Opponents Though

    X9 Follow Golf Trolley Trails You Around The Course Autonomously, Won’t Shoot Lasers At Opponents Though

    Like other robot caddies, you can have the X9 Follow Golf Trolley carry your golf clubs as you make your way around the course, controlling its movement via a remote. Unlike them, it can function without the remote, autonomously trailing its player, wherever the human overlord decides to go next. Made by Stewart Golf, the automaton doesn’t make cute noises, do adorable robot things, or shoot missiles on your opponents. Heck, it won’t even open an umbrella to help you out when [...]

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  • Pizza Cake: Please Let This Exist

    Pizza Cake: Please Let This Exist

    No the Pizza Cake isn’t a cake that’s been decorated to look like a pizza. That would have just been disappointing. Instead, it’s a pie styled to look like a cake with nothing but layer upon layer of greasy, cheesy, and delicious pizza slices. And it’s awesome. It does not exist yet. But it could. However, that will only happen if Canadians really, really, really want it. A potential addition to Boston Pizza’s summer menu (for their Canadian outlets only), [...]

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  • Herb Keeper Mill Gives You Fresh Herbs On Tap

    Herb Keeper Mill Gives You Fresh Herbs On Tap

    Sure, growing an indoor garden will ensure you never run out of fresh herbs any time you’re whipping magic in the kitchen. If gardening isn’t in the list of things you care about, though, this Herb Keeper Mill might serve as a workable alternative. Made by Ippinka, it’s a combination grinder and container designed to be stored in a freezer when not in use, keeping your supply of herbs fresh for extended periods of time. Any time you need whatever herb you’ve [...]

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  • Da Vinci Notebook Uses Waterproof Paper Made From Stone

    Da Vinci Notebook Uses Waterproof Paper Made From Stone

    Instead of using regular paper made from wood pulps, the Da Vinci Notebook is made from stone paper. That’s right, stone — those hard, solid, nonmetallic mineral matters you see on the ground every single day. To be exact, it uses the calcium carbonate on rocks for 80% of the paper, which are then bonded with non-toxic resin that takes up the other 20%. The calcium carbonate is sourced from the waste materials of marble quarries and offcuts, which are [...]

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  • These Gay Jeans Slowly Reveal Their True Colors And They Were Born This Way

    These Gay Jeans Slowly Reveal Their True Colors And They Were Born This Way

    These Gay Jeans are indigo on the outside and rainbow on the inside. And that’s not even a metaphor. It was born this way. Designed by Steven B. Wheeler and made by Betabrand, it’s a pair of jeans that start out life as an indigo denim. Over use, though, that top layer fades and sheds, showing its true colors and turning into denim with technicolor threads that you can parade around town with pride. Or something like that. Granted, I [...]

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