• Stumble Upon Sofa Is A Carpet That’s A Couch That Also Happens To Be A Bookcase

    Stumble Upon Sofa Is A Carpet That’s A Couch That Also Happens To Be A Bookcase

    A carpet with large ridges is just a whole lot of annoying.  And, yes, it looks just as annoying on this Stumble Upon Sofa, a large carpet with huge kinks in it that actually serves as a couch. Designed by Alessandro Isola, this carpet and sofa combo comes with a carbon fiber structure under the ridged section of the carpet, giving it a firm and sturdy surface that you can plop down on.  We’re not entirely sure why you would [...]

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  • Use These Air-Expelling EVAK Glass Jars To Keep Your Food Fresh

    Use These Air-Expelling EVAK Glass Jars To Keep Your Food Fresh

    Glass jars with air-tight lids are great for holding food and keeping them fresh.  Since they still trap the stale air along with the stuff you have in the jar, though, they don’t exactly offer the most optimal solution.  The EVAK is a storage container that integrates a facility for pushing out all that extra air before sealing the food in. Whether you’re using it to hold grains, coffee, or those Jack Daniels whiskey chocolates you’ve been missing all your [...]

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  • Take Advantage Of Extra Headroom In Your Fridge With bottleLoft

    Take Advantage Of Extra Headroom In Your Fridge With bottleLoft

    How do you make more room in your fridge for extra beers?  Drink the ones inside.  In case that isn’t an option yet (you still need the six pack for an audition or something – yes, we’re assuming you’re all male models), this magnetic bottleLoft might do the trick. Described as “the world’s first magnetic bottle hanger for your refrigerator,” it lets you take advantage of any underutilized headroom space in any area of the fridge.   Simply stick one of [...]

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  • Ubi: Like Having Siri In Your Wall Outlet

    Ubi: Like Having Siri In Your Wall Outlet

    What would happen if you took Siri (or Google Now or Cortana) out of the smartphone and put it in a box that plugs directly to a wall outlet?  That’s the question being answered by the Ubi, a black-box computer designed to serve as a one-stop information assistant for homes and offices. Like the above-mentioned mobile services, the device lets you ask it questions and give it commands, which it executes using a connection to your home’s WiFi network.  Rather [...]

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  • Forget The Handbag, These Trug Baskets Are The Perfect Accessory For A Trip To The Farmer’s Market

    Forget The Handbag, These Trug Baskets Are The Perfect Accessory For A Trip To The Farmer’s Market

    Over the years, baskets have fallen out of favor in place of more convenient shopping bags, whether during grocery runs or a weekend trip to the farmer’s market.   If you have one of these Trug Baskets, however, we have a feeling you’ll be exceedingly compelled to leave the shopping bags at home. Created by English designer Jane Crisp, these are not your ordinary baskets.  Instead, these are stylish, eye-catching baskets that look like miniature pirate ships straight out of Tropico [...]

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  • Remmus Lounger Automatically Spins To Ensure Maximum Sunlight For Sun Bathing

    Remmus Lounger Automatically Spins To Ensure Maximum Sunlight For Sun Bathing

    We’re not entirely sure about the importance of the sun’s angle when it comes to getting a good tan.  People seem to do well enough just lying on a lounge chair and letting the clear skies do all the work.  But if you feel that directly facing the sun is your best bet to getting an optimal tan, then the Remmus Lounger is exactly the sunbathing companion you’ve been missing. A rotating outdoor lounge chair, it’s designed to follow the [...]

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  • Pronto Can Charge 12 Times Faster Than Regular Batteries

    Pronto Can Charge 12 Times Faster Than Regular Batteries

    External battery packs make charging on the road very convenient.  What isn’t convenient, however, is just how long it takes to fully charge those large battery packs when you plug them in at home.  The Pronto is a new type of external battery charger that can top up from a wall outlet at a rate that’s 12 times faster than conventional batteries. Created by Power Practical, the battery can draw up enough power to fully charge an iPhone 5 in [...]

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  • Ariel Atom 3S Continues The Vehicle’s Tradition Of Insanity

    Ariel Atom 3S Continues The Vehicle’s Tradition Of Insanity

    The Atom has received a lot of updates since its original incarnation several years back.  One thing has remained true, though: it’s one insane car.  That tradition of insanity continues with the Ariel Atom 3S, the newest update to the unbelievably road legal exoskeletal vehicle. Based on the latest-generation Atom 3, it’s, basically, the same ride, but packed with all the best performance equipment money can buy.  You know, kind of like tricking out your Atom 3 all in one [...]

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  • Everybody Cooks Their Own Meat In This Grazing Grill

    Everybody Cooks Their Own Meat In This Grazing Grill

    Maybe you enjoy being the one who stands over the grill, minding the meat, while the rest of the family just chill out and wait for their steaks to cook.  Well, I don’t.  If I’m going to be slaving over the grill, you will, too.  That’s why the world gave us this Grazing Grill. An outdoor table for six people, it comes with an integrated grill in the middle, so every member of the family can cook their own dogs, [...]

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  • Forget Making Your Own Superhero Suits, Nike’s Pro Combat Apparel Has You Covered

    Forget Making Your Own Superhero Suits, Nike’s Pro Combat Apparel Has You Covered

    Everything is a struggle for people who want to be real life superheroes.  It just isn’t an easy path. Take the superhero costume, for instance.  Anyone trying to create a real-life superhero persona will naturally look towards comic book superheroes for inspiration in their attire.  Problem is, a lot of superhero costumes are just plain dumb in the real world.  Capes?  Some dude can just step on that cape to stop you dead in your tracks.  Armored suits?  Yeah, good [...]

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  • This FES Watch Is How E-Ink Watches Should Have Been Done All Along

    This FES Watch Is How E-Ink Watches Should Have Been Done All Along

    E-ink watches have been around for a while.  And they’re pretty awesome, with their long battery life, customizable dials, and reasonably slim watch cases.  The FES Watch steps up the game for e-ink watches, using electronic paper not just on the dial, but across the entire strap. Just like other e-ink timepieces, you can customize the faceplate to a variety of digitally-rendered dials, allowing you to change watch designs any time you want.  Unlike them, it comes with digitally customizable [...]

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  • Fossil Tiles Use Childish Hand-Drawn Lines To Create The Effect Of Prehistoric Remains

    Fossil Tiles Use Childish Hand-Drawn Lines To Create The Effect Of Prehistoric Remains

    These Fossil Tiles were intended to mimic the appearance of the preserved imprints of animals and plants from prehistoric times.  And when viewed from afar, they do look like that.  Up close, though, they reveal a more childish, playful design, with what appears to be hand-drawn lines doodled in varying patterns across each tile. Rather than mark each tile with imprinted remains of an easily discernible organism, they covered the entirety of each panel with the kind of patterns you [...]

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  • World’s Thinnest Electric Generator Is Two-Dimensional, Transparent, And Very Bendable

    World’s Thinnest Electric Generator Is Two-Dimensional, Transparent, And Very Bendable

    The mechanical generation of electricity has previously been predicted on molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), an anatomically-thin material that’s transparent, lightweight, and highly bendable.  However, it hasn’t been produced in an actual lab setting.  Until now, that is, with Researchers from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology developing the world’s thinnest electric generator. On the report published in the journal Nature, the team demonstrate the piezoelectric effect in the two-dimensional material, making it the thinnest object in the world to [...]

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  • Ryobi Phone Works Collection Turns Your Smartphone Into A Bona Fide Job Site Tool

    Ryobi Phone Works Collection Turns Your Smartphone Into A Bona Fide Job Site Tool

    Looking for an excuse to bring your smartphone to the construction site, so you can play some Geometry Dash when you need a quick break?  Look no further than the Ryobi Phone Works, a set of eight on-site tools that are designed to work with a tethered smartphone app. No, you won’t be digging ditches or welding steel beams using your smartphone any time soon.  Instead, these are devices that can actually take advantage of the mini-computer-in-your-pocket’s awesome processing powers. [...]

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  • Pi-Top Kit Lets You DIY A Raspberry Pi Laptop

    Pi-Top Kit Lets You DIY A Raspberry Pi Laptop

    Sure, the Raspberry Pi is a severely underpowered mini-computer, but who says we have to keep using them to build tiny computers?  Not the guys behind the Pi-Top, a kit that lets you build a 13-inch laptop using the credit card-sized rig. Aimed at individuals keen on learning some basics about building electronics, the kit lets you put together a functioning laptop.  As in, a full-fledged, albeit underpowered, Linux computer that you can drop in a laptop bag for taking [...]

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  • Every Evil Feline Deserves Her Own Cat Cave

    Every Evil Feline Deserves Her Own Cat Cave

    It’s way too easy to find pictures and videos of cats being absolute jerks, which is why I’ve always believed that cats will make the perfect supervillains of the animal kingdom.  Now, those supervillain cats can have the matching headquarters to fit their evil-mongering lifestyle: the Cat Cave. A dome-shaped cat house, it comes adorned with matching cat ears on top, so everyone can know this is where the baddest, meanest, jerkiest animal in the house lays her head.  Whether [...]

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  • These Tony Hawk Circuit Boards Are The RC Fingerboards You Never Knew You Wanted

    These Tony Hawk Circuit Boards Are The RC Fingerboards You Never Knew You Wanted

    It was a long time ago when you came to terms with the fact that you sucked at doing tricks on a skateboard.  Being a frustrated skater, you turned your attention to fingerboarding.  Except you’re so clumsy, you sucked at that, too.  Don’t worry, it’s not time to give up yet.  If you’re any good at mashing buttons and moving joysticks, these new Tony Hawk Circuit Boards might just be the thing to get you over the hump.  And, yes, [...]

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  • ASUS ZenWatch: Wow, These Smartwatches Are Starting To Look Really Good

    ASUS ZenWatch: Wow, These Smartwatches Are Starting To Look Really Good

    Sorry, Apple, the Moto 360 is still the prettiest-looking smartwatch we’ve seen.  Just when we were willing to concede that the Apple Watch deserved second spot, though, this gorgeous ASUS ZenWatch showed up to make it an even tougher call.  Yeah, this thing looks sweet. Running Android Wear, it can do all the things other smartwatches using Google’s wearable platform can do, all while looking way less geeky than the limited choices currently in the market.  Seriously, it looks like [...]

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  • Help, My Wife Is Drawing With Sharpies On My Car! Oh Wait, It Looks Good

    Help, My Wife Is Drawing With Sharpies On My Car! Oh Wait, It Looks Good

    When Collen Kelton moved to Japan, he did what any car enthusiast would do: he got a pre-owned Nissan GT-R to trick out.  Except he didn’t like the color, so he told his artist wife, Allison, to draw over some scratches on the front bumper for fun before he gave it a fresh paint job.   Turns out, Allison enjoyed drawing on the car a little too much, so she covered up way more than scratches, which Collen didn’t mind since [...]

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  • Pioneer Rearview Mirror Telematics Unit: Your Rearview Mirror Is Now A Connected Infotainment System

    Pioneer Rearview Mirror Telematics Unit: Your Rearview Mirror Is Now A Connected Infotainment System

    Today’s current connected car tech is pretty amazing, especially with Carplay and Android Auto on the way.  Which makes it heartbreaking when you have an older model that runs perfectly fine, but doesn’t have any of those modern bells and whistles.  If you’re in Japan, Pioneer might have you covered with their Rearview Mirror Telematics Unit, an aftermarket replacement that turns the rearview mirror into a connected display panel. At first glance, it looks like any regular rearview mirror that [...]

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  • Ferrari F60 America Revives Classic Roadster Styling

    Ferrari F60 America Revives Classic Roadster Styling

    Brutality over beauty: that seems to be the direction for most modern supercar design, with their aggressive lines, menacing stances, and scary levels of power.  That’s why the Ferrari F60 America feels so refreshing, with its elegant design that’s simply brimming with style and class.  Simply put, this isn’t your ordinary supercar. A limited edition car for the US market, it’s an open-top roadster based partly on the automaker’s F12 Berlinetta.  Don’t worry, it’s not just a souped-up version with [...]

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  • Bosch Wireless Charging System Brings Induction Technology To Power Tools

    Bosch Wireless Charging System Brings Induction Technology To Power Tools

    Induction charging has made topping up your gadgets just a little more convenient than traditional means.  Bosch is hoping the same convenience will translate when it comes to power tools, as well, rolling out the new Bosch Wireless Charging System. A market first, the system consists of a special battery module that’s compatible with all of the company’s existing 18-volt cordless tools and an induction charging station.  Just use it in place of traditional batteries and enjoy the convenience of [...]

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  • Avo Is A Self-Cleaning, Hassle-Free Tropical Fish Aquarium

    Avo Is A Self-Cleaning, Hassle-Free Tropical Fish Aquarium

    Having an aquarium teeming with fish is awesome.  Keeping up with the regular maintenance of a fish tank to ensure it stays clean, on the other hand, is a whole other matter entirely.  The Avo Self-Cleaning Aquarium changes that. A hassle-free tank for tropical fish, it removes much of the work that regularly come as part of keeping an aquarium.  Weekly water changes?  No more.  Changing the filter?  Forget about changing it, you don’t even need to clean it.  Scraping [...]

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  • TJ Volonis Makes Copper Tubing Furniture That Aren’t Just Functional, They Look Amazing, Too

    TJ Volonis Makes Copper Tubing Furniture That Aren’t Just Functional, They Look Amazing, Too

    Using copper tubing to build furniture may sound like a bad idea from both a functional and an aesthetic perspective.  Seeing what TJ Volonis did with this collection of Copper Furniture, however, definitely proves otherwise. Consisting of tables, chairs, benches, and shelves, every piece in the collection uses creatively-arranged copper tubing for the frame, turning out contemporary furniture items that look very much like intricate metal sculptures.   Seriously, these look as fit for a gallery as they would inside a [...]

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  • This New Lithium-Ion Battery Will Warn You When It’s About To Explode

    This New Lithium-Ion Battery Will Warn You When It’s About To Explode

    Sometimes, batteries explode.  Sure, it occurs rarely enough that we don’t have to use our phones in fear, but the off-chance that it happens can certainly be disastrous.  A new battery design developed by Stanford University scientists can help eliminate those risks by giving users ample warning as soon as it detects the malfunction that causes overheating and explosion. Described as “an early-warning system that saves lives and property,” the new technology is meant to serve as a security reinforcement [...]

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  • Cucumbo Turns Boring Cucumbers Into Vegetable Slinkies

    Cucumbo Turns Boring Cucumbers Into Vegetable Slinkies

    Similar to potato spiral cutters, the Cucumbo lets you turn cucumbers into a spiraling, coiling vegetable.  Unlike most spiral cutters, it’s just the size of a large bolt, making it both easy to use and convenient to store. Designed for use with cucumbers and zucchinis (or other vegetables with the same size and hardness), this kitchen tool lets you turn erstwhile boring vegetables you’ll either chop up into discs or dice up into tiny bits into a fun looking coil.  [...]

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  • Want To Build A PC With 22 Hard Drives?  Now You Can With The ASRock X99 Extreme11

    Want To Build A PC With 22 Hard Drives? Now You Can With The ASRock X99 Extreme11

    Whatever weird, specific requirements you have for the next PC you’re building, chances are, there’s a part in the market that can accommodate even your most inane ideas.  Yes, even if that idea involved housing 22 different drives inside a single PC case.  If that’s what your heart dictates, simply include this ASRock X99 Extreme11 in the next month’s shopping list and you’ll be set. That’s right, a whopping 22 drives on a single board.  We’re not sure what kind [...]

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