• These 3D-Printed Open Toys Can Turn Fruits And Veggies Into Cars, Planes, And Submarines

    These 3D-Printed Open Toys Can Turn Fruits And Veggies Into Cars, Planes, And Submarines

    If you own a 3D printer, you’ve probably entertained the idea of saving a bunch of money this holidays by just manufacturing your own gifts for family and friends. Only problem is, what are you supposed to make for each one of your recipients? If you have a bunch of children on that Christmas list, you may want to consider these clever 3D-printed Open Toys. Designed by creative studio leFabShop, it’s a series of 3D-printed parts that you can stick […]

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  • Don’t Worry, This Facehugger Dog Leash Won’t Implant Your Pet With Alien Parasites

    Don’t Worry, This Facehugger Dog Leash Won’t Implant Your Pet With Alien Parasites

    If your dog actually watched movies when he sits down with you in front of the TV, there’s no way he can actually stay calm while you put this Alien Facehugger Dog Leash on him. I mean, look at the darn thing. But since he doesn’t, he’ll probably just stand there and let you wrap the second-stage Xenomorph’s bony appendages with nary a protest. Made by Etsy seller GCFX, it’s a dog harness clad in the likeness of the parasitoid […]

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  • Not A Fan Of Christmas Trees? Try This White Holiday Tree For A Different Seasonal Decor

    Not A Fan Of Christmas Trees? Try This White Holiday Tree For A Different Seasonal Decor

    A Christmas tree is nice and all, but your recent interior makeover makes it apparent that a bushy plant just won’t look good sitting in the corner of the living room anymore. If you still want to keep the Christmas spirit alive without ruining the stylish aesthetic you’ve worked all year to achieve, it might be time to shop around for alternative holiday trees. Depending on what kind of décor you actually have set up, this White Holiday Tree just […]

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  • Use printWiFi To Turn Legacy Printers Into Wireless Printing Devices

    Use printWiFi To Turn Legacy Printers Into Wireless Printing Devices

    You don’t use a printer all that much, but you still keep your ten-year old Epson around for those occasional situations when the need does come up. While printing everything from a PC hooked up to the printer is fine and all, wouldn’t you rather be able to access that decade-old inkjet via WiFi like many modern printers are equipped to do? The printWiFi allows you to do just that. Made by ImageTech, it hooks up to an erstwhile legacy […]

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  • These Drift Magnet Boards Are Made From Salvaged Driftwood That Washed Ashore

    These Drift Magnet Boards Are Made From Salvaged Driftwood That Washed Ashore

    Driftwood has always made for a beautiful addition to fish tanks, giving the miniature marine ecosystem an accent that isn’t uncommon to find in many large bodies of water. But beautifying aquariums isn’t the only thing tree and lumber remains can be used for, as these Drift Magnet Boards deftly demonstrate. Designed to mount on walls, the salvaged boards, planks, and dunnage used in the collection have been fitted with magnets, turning the erstwhile wood surfaces into places where you […]

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  • Being Able To Split In Half Makes The ALEX Bottle Infinitely Easier To Clean

    Being Able To Split In Half Makes The ALEX Bottle Infinitely Easier To Clean

    If there’s any knock to be made on water bottles, it’s the fact that they’re tough to clean. I mean, they’re bottles, so they’re narrow and taper at some point — being hard to clean kind of comes with that territory. ALEX is a new water bottle that overcomes that obstacle with a simple redesign. Like other portable water bottles, you can fill it with your favorite beverages to take along to the gym, the park, or wherever you end […]

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  • Apocalypse Snow Globe: Because Even A Ravaged Earth Deserves A Dose Of Whimsy

    Apocalypse Snow Globe: Because Even A Ravaged Earth Deserves A Dose Of Whimsy

    When one of those apocalypse scenarios they play out in movies and TV shows actually happen, the world will become a very different place. And the people living in the remnants of our fallen civilization will likely need some whimsy to bring a little cheer in their harrowingly difficult lives. We have a feeling this Apocalypse Snow Globe will be a huge hit in that post-apocalypse landscape. Like other snow globes, it comes with a cityscape submerged in glycerin with […]

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  • Sunfire Built A Machine That Transforms Water Into Fuel And It Works

    Sunfire Built A Machine That Transforms Water Into Fuel And It Works

    One of the big motivations for exploring alternative forms of energy is the eventual scarcity of hydrocarbon fuels. Simply put, the well will probably dry up at some point. What do we do then? A German company called Sunfire claims to have developed a process that will allow them to manufacture hydrocarbon fuels using just water and carbon dioxide. The Dresden-based operation recently unveiled a machine that uses its “Power to Liquid” technology, which performs the conversion through a combination […]

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  • Skyscraper Vertical Roller Coaster Towers At Over 500 Feet Tall

    Skyscraper Vertical Roller Coaster Towers At Over 500 Feet Tall

    Most roller coasters take you on a climbing, diving, looping trail around a track that takes a good chunk of lot space. That’s not what the Skyscraper does. Instead, it does the same stomach-turning moves as other roller coasters around a track that stretches vertically to heights reaching 535 feet. Created by US Thrill Rides for a new entertainment facility called Skyplex in Orlando, the “vertical” roller coaster will feature climbs, dives, twists, loops, and inversions along the perimeter of […]

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  • Knightscope K5 Is The Robot Security Guard That Will Patrol Parking Lots Of The Future

    Knightscope K5 Is The Robot Security Guard That Will Patrol Parking Lots Of The Future

    Paul Blart, your robot replacement has arrived. That’s right, robot security guards are officially here with the debut of Knightscope K5, a robot patrol guard that’s being deployed to Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus by the end of the year. Like its Segway-riding human counterpart, the robot will roam the grounds and monitor for any activity that will require assistance, whether it be fires, gas leaks, or two guys busting each other’s head open after a parking dispute gone overboard. Unlike […]

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  • Use This Grumpy Cat Puppet As A Surrogate For Your Negativity Any Time You’re In A Horrible Mood

    Use This Grumpy Cat Puppet As A Surrogate For Your Negativity Any Time You’re In A Horrible Mood

    Nobody likes being around anyone who’s ornery, crotchety, and downright irritable. Simply put, it’s a surefire way to ostracize everyone with earshot. Unless, of course, you express your lousy attitude using this Grumpy Cat Puppet as a surrogate. Apparently, people don’t mind when someone’s being grumpy, as long as that individual is a furry feline with an adorably sour face. Heck, some folks even find it cute. Whether you want to antagonize people at the office, whine at your family […]

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  • These Goldfish Tea Bags Will Turn Your Cups Into Colorful Mini-Aquariums

    These Goldfish Tea Bags Will Turn Your Cups Into Colorful Mini-Aquariums

    People have long gotten creative with their tea infusers, fashioning it into submarines, deep sea divers, and other objects of whimsy.  Yet, tea bags have remained the same boring little sacks they’ve always been.  At least, that was the case until these Goldfish Tea Bags came along. That’s right, when you dump these tea bags into a hot cup of water, they’ll look like colorful goldfish swimming in a bowl.  No more staring at a boring bag of leaves every […]

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  • Use Awa Taccino To Add 3D Foam Sculptures On Top Of Your Coffee Drinks

    Use Awa Taccino To Add 3D Foam Sculptures On Top Of Your Coffee Drinks

    In Japan, barista-made 3D foam sculptures on top of caffeinated beverages has, apparently, taken the country’s coffee shops by storm.  You know how trends will reach a certain level where people want to start making the same things at home?  Well, that time for 3D foam sculptures is now and the Awa Taccino is the device that lets folks fashion those same creations inside their own kitchens. Made by Takara Tomy, it turns any milk your pour inside into super […]

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  • TreeTop Crazy Rider Is A Winding, Looping Zip Line Ride Through An Australian Forest

    TreeTop Crazy Rider Is A Winding, Looping Zip Line Ride Through An Australian Forest

    Zip lines are awesome.  Rollercoasters are awesome.  We all know darn well from experience that when you put two awesome things together, you end up with an explosion of awesome.  And that seems to be what happened with the TreeTop Crazy Rider, a zip line ride that winds, turns and spins like a rollercoaster. Newly opened at Australia’s Ourimbah State Forest, it’s not just the first “rollercoaster zip line” ever built, it’s also the longest zip line ride in the […]

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  • Someone Turned Star Wars’ “Walking Carpet” Into An Actual Carpet With The Chewbacca Rug

    Someone Turned Star Wars’ “Walking Carpet” Into An Actual Carpet With The Chewbacca Rug

    Sure, a bear skin rug looks great and all, but if you’re an absolute Star Wars fanboy, we have a feeling you’re doing your home a disservice.  Why?  Because there’s no point in decking your floors with a bear skin carpet when one that’s made from Wookie fur, like this Chewbacca Rug, is available. That’s right, somebody kidnapped the “walking carpets” from the jungle planet of Kashyyk (yes, it’s also the home of the Kardashians… I think) and turned their […]

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  • Use This Pantelligent Frying Pan To Make Consistently Perfect Fried And Sauteed Dishes

    Use This Pantelligent Frying Pan To Make Consistently Perfect Fried And Sauteed Dishes

    Cooking ain’t that hard.  Cooking dishes that consistently taste good, on the other hand, is a whole other matter entirely.  Turn the heat up too high, leave the dish cooking too long, or throw in the onions too soon, and the whole thing can taste like something else entirely.  The Pantelligent is a frying pan that can help with that. Designed to help you cook perfect dishes every time, it helps you avoid overcooking and undercooking by telling you exactly […]

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  • Just Add Water To This Powder Concentrate And It Transforms Into An Intoxicating Pint Of Beer

    Just Add Water To This Powder Concentrate And It Transforms Into An Intoxicating Pint Of Beer

    A long day of hiking, hunting, and doing your best Bear Grylls impersonation is always best capped off with a delicious glass of beer.  Problem is, hauling several six-packs along for the trip just sounds like an absolute inconvenience few of us will be willing to put up with.  Fortunately, that won’t be necessary with Pat’s Backcountry Beer. A powdered beer concentrate, it lets you carry a generous stash of booze without taking up too much space in your pack.  […]

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  • Oxx Coffeeboxx Wants To Be The Single-Serve Coffee Maker For Your Rough And Rugged Lifestyle

    Oxx Coffeeboxx Wants To Be The Single-Serve Coffee Maker For Your Rough And Rugged Lifestyle

    Does the world need a rugged single-serve coffee brewer?  We don’t know.  The guys behind the Oxx Coffeeboxx definitely seems to think so. A portable single-serve coffee brewer, it’s designed to function on the go, so you can enjoy your coffee pods, whether you’re in a construction jobsite, a tailgate with friends (hey, you all need a coffee after that much beer), or in an abandoned building spying on people because you’re a secret agent on a mission.  Well, on […]

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  • You Can’t Help But Want To Burst These Bubble Wrap Glasses

    You Can’t Help But Want To Burst These Bubble Wrap Glasses

    When you see bubble wrap, you want to burst it – somehow, that reaction has long been wired into our DNA.  That’s why when you serve your guests drinks using these Bubble Wrap Glasses, we have a feeling they’re going to chip a nail trying to burst the glass bubbles lining its entire body. Designed by Chris Taylor, it looks like a glass that’s covered in bubble wrap.  Except, it isn’t.  It’s actually just glass, so no matter how much […]

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  • Elevator Out Of Service? Just Use These Gecko-Like Hand Pads To Climb To The Office

    Elevator Out Of Service? Just Use These Gecko-Like Hand Pads To Climb To The Office

    Over a decade ago, scientists discovered how geckos are actually able to plant their feet onto vertical surfaces.  Since then, there’s been no shortage of attempts to recreate that dry adhesive mechanism, which exploits van der Waals forces to adhere to anything that’s even remotely smooth.  A new hand pad created by Stanford University researchers just might prove to be the most promising of those attempts. If you’re as unfamiliar to van der Waals force as I am, turns out, […]

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  • Forget The Flashlight, Use The Powershell To Illuminate Your DIY Home Repairs

    Forget The Flashlight, Use The Powershell To Illuminate Your DIY Home Repairs

    Sure, a simple flashlight can do a lot of good when doing repair work around the house.  If you want proper illumination on a job site, though, a dedicated work light is something you can’t afford to do without.  And while there’s no shortage of products in that category, you may want to consider picking up the Quirky Powershell. A handy, portable work light, it delivers 800 lumens of brightness delivered in a broad beam, so you can shine light […]

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  • Use The Baker’s Dusting Wand To Magically Coat Your Pastries With Powdered Spices

    Use The Baker’s Dusting Wand To Magically Coat Your Pastries With Powdered Spices

    Just like magic, a dash of powdered sugar, cinnamon, or nutmeg can make your favorite pastries taste even better.  Might as well make the whole dusting process look like magic, too, with the OXO Good Grips Baker’s Dusting Wand. Like a magic wand, you simply wave it on top of any food item to immediately coat it with an even layer of powdered spices.  If you enjoy baking, it should be great for flouring baking pans evenly and sprinkling surfaces […]

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  • LittleBits Made A Smart Home Kit, So Your Kids Can Now Automate Your Home

    LittleBits Made A Smart Home Kit, So Your Kids Can Now Automate Your Home

    We know littleBits was intended to be a modular electronics kit for kids.  The way it’s evolving, though, it’s turning into a product even grownups are going to find useful for a whole load of projects.  Take the outfit’s new littleBits Smart Home Kit, for instance, which contains a selection of snap-on modules that you can use to automate plenty of functions inside the home. Just like other littleBits modules, these ones require no wiring, no soldering, and no programming, […]

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  • These Clever Powerlace Shoes Can Tie Its Own Laces Without Motors Or Batteries

    These Clever Powerlace Shoes Can Tie Its Own Laces Without Motors Or Batteries

    To be honest, I never really cared if we ever get the self-lacing shoes Marty McFly rocked in Back to the Future (even though Nike promised it for next year) – I always considered the feature a novelty, at best.  Seeing these Powerlace Auto-Lacing Sneakers, however, made me want to change my mind.  The whole thing just seems so convenient. Rather than require batteries like we always imagined self-lacing footwear will do, this one relies on a clever mechanical system […]

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  • Sushi Spray Lets You Spritz Your Food With Just A Little Soy Sauce

    Sushi Spray Lets You Spritz Your Food With Just A Little Soy Sauce

    A lot of Asian food, such as sushi, are designed to go well with a dish of soy sauce.  Problem is, when you dip the food in a little too much, the entire thing can taste a little too salty for its own good.  The world deserves a better way of putting the right amount of soy sauce onto our food and this Sushi Spray just might be the thing to do it. Made by Japanese company Fukuma Soy Sauce, […]

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  • Subtle Butt Lets You Pass Gas Without Stinking Up The Joint

    Subtle Butt Lets You Pass Gas Without Stinking Up The Joint

    Occasionally, you’ll be lucky enough to let one loose that won’t stench up a room, but most of the time, your gas will stink.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re handsome like Ryan Gosling, pretty like Mila Kunis, or famous like every celebrity in the known universe.  Chances are, your farts stink just as bad.  The Subtle Butt claims it can do something about that. An adhesive insert that attaches to your underwear (right on the area where the gas will […]

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  • Soba Cable Director Offers A Nifty Way To Tame The Wire Mess In Your Home

    Soba Cable Director Offers A Nifty Way To Tame The Wire Mess In Your Home

    Technology is awesome.  The wires that inevitably come with all of them?  Not so much.  If you still haven’t found the perfect cable management system to handle the mass of wires scattered all around your home, you might want to try out the Soba Cable Director. Made by Bluelounge, it’s a flexible ten-foot tube where you can hide up to three wide-gauge cables at the same time (probably more, if they’re the slimmer variety).  It uses a unique design called […]

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