• Bike Lust: Greg Hageman’s Custom Yamaha Virago XV750

    Bike Lust: Greg Hageman’s Custom Yamaha Virago XV750

    Before its current incarnation, this customized Yamaha Virago XV750 was a non-runner stuck in the garage (hopefully, with a Chillerator next to it), requiring too much work for the owner to try to fix up all by himself.  So he went to builder Greg Hageman, who not only restored it to running form, but rebuilt the now-dated chopper into a sporty-looking ride that looks fit plying our modern streets. Crafted using a 1995 model donor, the Yamaha Virago XV750 trades [...]

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  • Field Synthetic Grass Hammock Is Mostly Maintenance Free

    Field Synthetic Grass Hammock Is Mostly Maintenance Free

    The Field Hammock is what would happen if you sliced a rectangular bed of grass from the ground and hung both of its ends on a tree.  You can lie down on it and swing suspended from the ground like a regular hanging bed, rocking gently left and right as you lull yourself into rest.  If we lived in a cartoon world where the laws of physics worked in hilarious ways, that is. Since we don’t, it’s just a clever [...]

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  • How Does Stacking Layers Of Glass And Wood End Up Turning Into This Gorgeous Abyss Table?

    How Does Stacking Layers Of Glass And Wood End Up Turning Into This Gorgeous Abyss Table?

    At first glance, the Abyss Table looks like a fancy aquarium coffee table.  Like someone took a large rock and turned it into a tank where fish can swim around.  But it isn’t.  In fact, there’s not even any water on the darn thing. And there aren’t any rocks either. Instead, it employs a carefully-layered series of wood and glass that creates an illusory effect of a body of water entrenched on a large boulder’s body.  It’s a mesmerizing sight, [...]

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  • This Coffee Table Wrap Makes Any Box Look Like A Miniature Shipping Container

    This Coffee Table Wrap Makes Any Box Look Like A Miniature Shipping Container

    Using random boxes as a makeshift coffee table around the house isn’t new.  If you’d rather dress it up a bit to bring an industrial furniture aesthetic to the digs, this Intermodal Coffee Table Wrap looks just like the thing to pull it off. Do note: you’re not getting an actual table done up to look like a compact shipping container.  Instead, it’s an adhesive wrap that you slap onto the walls of any box to turn it into one. [...]

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  • Leather Bat Bow Tie Or A Hair Accessory, It’s Cool Either Way

    Leather Bat Bow Tie Or A Hair Accessory, It’s Cool Either Way

    Granted, these Bat Bows were intended to be worn as a hair accessory for women.  But they look so perfect as a Batman-inspired bow tie that we can’t help but imagine putting it on to adorn a formal tux, too.  Like you’re Bruce Wayne dropping subtle hints about your secret identity. We don’t know that many ladies who will actually be caught dead accessorizing in Batman merchandise, but for those that will, these look glorious.  It’s, like, instant-Batgirl without the [...]

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  • Make Your Own Weather Forecasts With The Skywatch Windoo

    Make Your Own Weather Forecasts With The Skywatch Windoo

    There are thousands of widgets and apps that you can download to put instant weather forecasts on your phone, not to mention the dozens of weathermen giving their own reports of tomorrow’s weather on TV.  But if you think you can do a better job than what they’re doing, you may want to try the Skywatch Windoo. Described as a “complete weather station,” it lets you do the same work metereologists from the local weather bureau are doing to predict [...]

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  • EzeeCube Media Hub Uses Stackable Expansion Modules For Adding Storage And Features

    EzeeCube Media Hub Uses Stackable Expansion Modules For Adding Storage And Features

    At its core, EzeeCube is a private cloud storage solution, similar to products like the Transporter.  Its main purpose is to serve as a central media hub, automatically syncing and organizing music, movies, and pictures across all your devices, providing a single portal for convenient and secure access.  And that’s pretty awesome. Except it’s also expandable, allowing users to stack up to four other modules seamlessly, letting you increase the storage using the company’s 2TB EzeeCube cartridges without wiring it [...]

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  • Moment Wraparound Smartwatch Is So Pretty Even Fashionistas Might Like It

    Moment Wraparound Smartwatch Is So Pretty Even Fashionistas Might Like It

    When you look at it, the Moment looks more like a clasp than a smartwatch.  And that’s a good thing.  While it looks just as geeky as the geekiest smartwatch out there when it lights up (seriously, it looks like a shackle from a space soldier of some sort), it really does blend in really well with both male and female outfits the rest of the time. Rather than put all the electronics on a watch case and hook on [...]

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  • Philips Noodle Maker Turns Fresh Ingredients Into Ready-To-Cook Noodles In Just 15 Minutes

    Philips Noodle Maker Turns Fresh Ingredients Into Ready-To-Cook Noodles In Just 15 Minutes

    If you spend a good portion of the grocery budget on pasta and noodles, it might be a good idea to just consider making your own at home.  And while making your own noodles sound like laborious work, it doesn’t have to be with the Philips Noodle Maker. A dedicated countertop appliance that churns out fresh noodles from scratch, it will do everything that’s needed to turn your base ingredients into ready-to-cook noodle strips.  Just dump in the flour, eggs, [...]

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  • Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod: So, This Is What A Luxury Jet Ski Looks Like

    Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod: So, This Is What A Luxury Jet Ski Looks Like

    The Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod is a luxury personal watercraft.  You know, like a Rolls Royce of jet skis.  Like the car, it lets you show off ostentatious wealth without having to say a word.  Which is why it’s a little disappointing the thing can’t be driven by a chauffeur. Designed to look more elegant than sporty, the watercraft will definitely make an imposing presence in any beach, setting itself apart from all the sporty Yamahas and Skii-doos riding [...]

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  • Bounce Below Lets You Play On Giant Trampolines Inside An Abandoned Cave

    Bounce Below Lets You Play On Giant Trampolines Inside An Abandoned Cave

    Exploring caves?  Lots of fun.  Bouncing on trampolines?  Even more fun.  While we don’t know if combining them doubles the fun, that’s exactly what they did with Bounce Below, the newest attraction at UK’s Zip World Titan theme park. Described as “the first subterranean playground of its kind,” it consists of a series of giant trampolines that stretch across the expanse of an underground cave.  Like regular trampolines, you can bounce around over and over until you’re dizzy.  Except you [...]

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  • These Tables From Greg Klassen’s River Collection Look Like Intricate Topographic Maps

    These Tables From Greg Klassen’s River Collection Look Like Intricate Topographic Maps

    We don’t know whether to classify the tables from Greg Klassen’s River Collection as furniture or sculptures.  On the one hand, they’re functional tables you can use for a variety of functions around the house.  On the other, they’re so beautifully crafted that your heart will probably break if you spill spaghetti sauce all over it or accidentally scratch the glass portion while moving the home theater equipment you set up on the tabletop.  Ouch. The idea is simple: Greg [...]

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  • iPunch Smart MMA Gloves Can Tell If You Punch Like A Girl

    iPunch Smart MMA Gloves Can Tell If You Punch Like A Girl

    You punch like a girl.  At least, that’s what the other kids used to say back in middle school.  You like to think you’ve outgrown that weakling of yesteryear.  With these iPunch smart gloves, you can get yourself some proof. Just like regular 4oz combat gloves, you can use these to protect your hands while punching people in the face during sparring at an MMA gym or when venting some pent-up anger at the Desktop Punching Bag in your cubicle.  [...]

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  • Tool Pen Screwdriver Changes Bits Like Pop-A-Point Pencils From Elementary School

    Tool Pen Screwdriver Changes Bits Like Pop-A-Point Pencils From Elementary School

    Somehow, I never saw the design of pop-a-point pencils (you should remember them from grade school) ever being used to make a screwdriver with interchangeable bits.  But someone did.  And it works so much better than I ever would have expected.  Called the Tool Pen, it’s the portable, multi-bit screwdriver you’ll actually want to carry around. Made by Taiwan-based Mininch, the tool is, literally, a pop-a-point screwdriver.  Just like the pencil counterpart, it comes with multiple bits stacked inside the [...]

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  • Consolatio Car Bed: Finally A Car-Themed Bed For The Master Bedroom

    Consolatio Car Bed: Finally A Car-Themed Bed For The Master Bedroom

    Beds that look like cool race cars have been a popular furniture choice for a lot of little boys’ bedrooms.  A bed like that on a grown man’s bedroom, however, will likely drive away girls faster than a bring-your-own-computer Quake Convention.  Despite that, we have a feeling the Consolatio Car Bed can transcend such typical results. Why?  Because it doesn’t look like your typical car bed.  There are no bright colors, large graphics, or a bed frame that looks like [...]

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  • Refuel Lets You Know How Much Propane You Have Left In The Tank

    Refuel Lets You Know How Much Propane You Have Left In The Tank

    Propane tanks have needed a gauge to inform users how much gas is left in the tank since forever.  And since no one appears to be doing anything about it any time soon, someone made Refuel, a third-party device that lets you check your tank’s gas levels at any time. Another product of the growing partnership between Quirky and GE, the device consists of a plastic and rubber scale that you place under the tank, which is tethered to a [...]

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  • 2015 Toyota FCV Production Hydrogen Car Is Real And You Can Actually Buy It Next Year

    2015 Toyota FCV Production Hydrogen Car Is Real And You Can Actually Buy It Next Year

    We can’t fault you if you’re among the many who thought hydrogen cars are dead in the water.  Hey, I thought the same.  Turns out we were wrong.  So wrong, in fact, that possibly the highest-profile production fuel cell vehicle, the Toyota FCV, is hitting showrooms worldwide beginning next year. First seen as a concept at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, the production Toyota FCV doesn’t depart too far from the original.  Most of the differences (mainly the side mirrors, [...]

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  • Core I7-5960X: Intel’s 8-Core Desktop CPU Is Here

    Core I7-5960X: Intel’s 8-Core Desktop CPU Is Here

    While we don’t exactly get giddy with new, powerful desktop processors the same way people would back in 1999, Intel’s first 8-core desktop CPU, the Core I7-5960X, does deserve a little excitement thrown its way.  That’s not four, not six, but eight cores of brute processing power right there – diehard PC overclockers, your new toy has arrived. Not only does the high-end Haswell-E processor pack an 8-core processor, it also boasts four more threads (yep, 16 threads) than the [...]

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  • BugJuggler: This 70-Foot Robot Will Juggle Cars In Mid-Air

    BugJuggler: This 70-Foot Robot Will Juggle Cars In Mid-Air

    This is the BugJuggler.  It’s a robot.  That juggles cars.  It’s awesome. Towering a huge 70 feet, the gigantic automaton will take 1,800-pound Volkswagen Beetles in its hands and hurl them up the air in alternating fashion.  It will use hydraulic accumulators for rapid movement, allowing it to juggle up to three cars simultaneously.  Like many robots, it’s going to do that to bring mankind some momentary amusement.  Until the time they revolt and use all those abilities to crush [...]

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