• Google Made A Cloud Service For Storing And Processing Millions Of Human Genomes

    Google Made A Cloud Service For Storing And Processing Millions Of Human Genomes

    You already trust Google to store your emails on Gmail, your daily schedule on Calendar, and your personal files on Drive.  Might as well trust it with your genetic information, right?  Now, you can do just that with Google Genomics, the search giant’s effort at creating a centralized database for human DNA. While databases of human genomes already exist, Google wants the new service to be the primary destination for hospitals, drug firms, and research groups who are conducting studies […]

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  • Killspencer Indoor Mini Basketball Kit: Nerf Hoops For Grownups

    Killspencer Indoor Mini Basketball Kit: Nerf Hoops For Grownups

    Putting a Nerf Hoops in your office is great, giving you something to do when you’re bored, stuck, or just plain not in the mood to stare at a computer screen for the next five minutes.  The impression that having one of those plastic Nerf toys inside your office leaves on clients, on the other hand – probably not so great.  Maybe you should consider retiring that to your son’s bedroom, in favor of this Killspencer Indoor Mini Basketball Kit […]

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  • Sriracha2Go Is The Portable Condiment Bottle Your Hot Sauce Craving Has Wanted Forever

    Sriracha2Go Is The Portable Condiment Bottle Your Hot Sauce Craving Has Wanted Forever

    If life was fair, every place you eat in will have sriracha on tap, so you can lather every grub with the delicious spicy sauce like it was nobody’s business.  But life isn’t fair and sriracha isn’t everywhere, so if you’re addicted to the darn rooster sauce, you better bring your own supply.  And while you can always slip a bottle in your bag, we have a feeling the Sriracha2Go will be a much more convenient alternative. A pocket-sized, refillable […]

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  • Fly Above The Water In This Unsinkable, All-Electric Quadrofoil

    Fly Above The Water In This Unsinkable, All-Electric Quadrofoil

    Boats don’t have legs because they don’t need legs to float in water.   This Quadrofoil, apparently, didn’t get the memo, with four stems propping the hull half a foot above the water surface. Unfortunately, those legs won’t allow the boat to walk, kick, or jump like normal legs would.  That’s because they aren’t actually legs, but hydrofoils, the wing-like structures some boats use to reduce drag to a point where you’re almost flying over the water, leading to an increase […]

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  • Amazon Echo Puts A Siri-Like Virtual Assistant In A Bluetooth Speaker

    Amazon Echo Puts A Siri-Like Virtual Assistant In A Bluetooth Speaker

    Apple, Google, and Microsoft put all their respective virtual assistants in their phones.  While Amazon has its own smartphone, the company has decided to bring their own take on the always-connected virtual assistant in a standalone device they’re calling the Amazon Echo. A mobile speaker that looks and functions no differently than the multitude of products in the category, it lets you stream music from your phone or tablet over Bluetooth.  However, it also comes with support for Amazon Music, […]

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  • Finally, A LEGO Exo Suit For All Your Space Exploration Fantasies

    Finally, A LEGO Exo Suit For All Your Space Exploration Fantasies

    Building LEGO spaceships is fun and all, but if you’re going to build a LEGO space diorama, it needs a colossal mech to stay current with the times.  And now you can with the LEGO Exo Suit, an articulated mech designed to aid humanity’s quest to explore and conquer worlds beyond our own. Originally designed by Peter Reid for the unofficial book, LEGO Space: Building the Future, the set lets you build a minifig-piloted mech that looks perfect to throw […]

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  • Turn Children’s Bedrooms Into Restricted High-Security Zones With The Room Defender

    Turn Children’s Bedrooms Into Restricted High-Security Zones With The Room Defender

    Someone made a door security system that’s meant to function as a toy.  Really.  And, wildly enough, it’s actually fun.  Called the Room Defender, it’s a door-mounted guard dog of a contraption that lets children turn their bedrooms into high-security, restricted-clearance zones. Created by SmartLab, it’s designed to mount along the side of the door (anywhere above the doorknob will do), where it will stand guard against uninvited parents, snooping siblings, and other unwanted intruders.  It comes with a pressure […]

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  • Feel Like A King On The Throne With The Knight To Remember Tissue Holder

    Feel Like A King On The Throne With The Knight To Remember Tissue Holder

    When you’re sitting on a toilet, do you sometimes imagine yourself as a king, lording over a kingdom from the confines of your throne?  You don’t?  Well, if you had this Knight to Remember Tissue Holder in the bathroom, you totally would. Made by Design Toscano, it’s a bathroom tissue holder in the form of a brave knight clad in a shining armor who holds your roll of tissues while you chill in the throne, so you can wipe yourself […]

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  • Jawbone UP3 Raises The Bar For Fitness Trackers

    Jawbone UP3 Raises The Bar For Fitness Trackers

    Fitness trackers, they’re getting better.  At least, it seems to be that way on paper.  Right after Redmond raised the bar with the Microsoft Band, one of the early players in the category is back with something that can challenge it head to head.  In fact, the Jawbone UP3 is bandying itself as “the most advanced activity tracker known to man.” To their credit, the UP3 does make a strong case.  Sure, it’s got the usual selection of sensors that […]

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  • Foodini, A 3D Printer For Food Lets You Build Burgers, Cookies, And Pies

    Foodini, A 3D Printer For Food Lets You Build Burgers, Cookies, And Pies

    Cooking at home is a great way to ensure you eat healthier meals.  However, it’s so time-consuming that it’s also a great way to eat up the small amount of free time on your hands.  The Foodini 3D printer wants to help with that. Just like regular 3D printers, it extrudes raw materials into a build area, one layer at a time.  Unlike them, those raw materials consist of edible ingredients rather than plastics, allowing it to build food clad […]

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  • Kohler Purefresh Toilet Seat Destroys Any Olfactory Evidence You Leave Behind

    Kohler Purefresh Toilet Seat Destroys Any Olfactory Evidence You Leave Behind

    We’re loving Kohler and everything they’re doing to make using the toilet a more positive experience for every man, woman, and child.  From making toilet seats with nightlights to touchless flush kits, they’re turning rest rooms into more comfortable places one affordable contraption at a time.  This time around, the company is tackling bathroom odors with the Kohler Purefresh. Designed to neutralize the nastiest bathroom stinks, it will decimate the offensive odors emanating from your toilet downloads, so the person […]

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  • Hot Wheels RC Street Hawk Is The Flying Car Of Our Jetsonian Future

    Hot Wheels RC Street Hawk Is The Flying Car Of Our Jetsonian Future

    Just because the world has, so far, failed to come up with a commercially-viable flying car, it doesn’t mean kids should be deprived of the awesome possibilities a land and air combo vehicle can provide.   You know, like being able to throw your empty coffee cup into the clouds and have it land someplace on the ground.  Let them experience the air-faring automobiles promised by our Jetsonian future with the Hot Wheels RC Street Hawk. In car mode, it’s a […]

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  • Unikia’s Bread Knife Lets You Saw Off Delicious Loaves

    Unikia’s Bread Knife Lets You Saw Off Delicious Loaves

    Big loaves of bread tend to look like logs, which is why it sometimes feels odd to slice it with a bread knife.  Logs are meant to be sawed off and that’s exactly what this Unikia Bread Knife lets you do. A part of Unikia’s My Favourite Knives collection, it’s a bread knife that looks like a hand saw.  Except, you know, it can only hack bread.  That way, you can slice off big loaves into smaller pieces the same […]

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  • Use This NeoCover Switch Plate To Never Lose Your Keys Again

    Use This NeoCover Switch Plate To Never Lose Your Keys Again

    Keep forgetting where you put the keys last night?  Fortunately, that’s a problem with plenty of solutions, from magnetic boards to valet trays to mini-shelves.  What if you don’t really want to mount any new fixture to your wall or add any more containers to an already crowded side table?  Maybe you’ll appreciate the NeoCover, a magnetic faceplate replacement for light switches. Designed to hold metal objects at the bottom of the light switch, you can simply slap your entire […]

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  • 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale Is A Veritable Supercomputer On Wheels

    2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale Is A Veritable Supercomputer On Wheels

    Visually, the 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale is as close a dead-ringer to the previous generation of the Italian marquee’s flagship superbike as you can get.  Under all those fairings, however, sit a major tech makeover that makes this one of the most intelligent superbikes ever made. Armed with a heavy load of computing power, the bike features an integrated Inertial Measurement Unit that records large amounts of data that it crunches in real time, giving it the ability to control […]

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  • Who Would Have Thought Stacking Rocks And Stones Can Look This Amazing?

    Who Would Have Thought Stacking Rocks And Stones Can Look This Amazing?

    Michael Grab’s Gravity Glue is a series of photographs that capture rocks and stones stacked together by the artist.  Sounds too simple to impress you?  Well, not till you see the kind of rock balancing he’s talking about. According to Grab, no glue or tools were used to keep the rocks balanced in any of the photographs.  Really, even those ones that look like it’s impossible the whole thing isn’t falling over without a little Sugru keeping things in place.  […]

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  • Deglon Meeting Knife Set: I Was Pretty Sure Nesting Knives Was An Impossibility, But Then This Happened

    Deglon Meeting Knife Set: I Was Pretty Sure Nesting Knives Was An Impossibility, But Then This Happened

    Possibly one of the most unique knife set designs ever made, the Deglon Meeting Knife Set consists of four knives that can nest into each other’s bodies and occupy the space of just a single block when put away.  Like Russian nesting dolls, except with kitchen cutlery, making for a knife set that’s equal parts art and utility. Designed by Mia Schmallenbach for Deglon, it won first prize at the 5th European Cutlery Design Award.  The design makes some of […]

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  • Alpackalypse Levels Up Your Packrafting Adventures With Quicker Acceleration And Greater Control

    Alpackalypse Levels Up Your Packrafting Adventures With Quicker Acceleration And Greater Control

    You bought a GoPro because everybody was buying one.  Except now that you have it, you’re not actually sure what you’re going to use it for.  Yeah, it’s time you pick up an adventure sport to go with your GoPro purchase.  If you want to film yourself doing dangerous, action-packed , borderline-stupid things, we guess you can do worse than whitewater rafting.  And if you’re going to do that, might as well go all in and take up packrafting.  Oh […]

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  • Zelectric Bug Turns The Classic Beetle Into A Zero-Emission Ride

    Zelectric Bug Turns The Classic Beetle Into A Zero-Emission Ride

    The early Beetle will probably stand as among the most iconic automobiles in the history of Earthly civilization and continue to be celebrated by future generations in mankind’s new settlements on other habitable planets.  Sorry, new Beetles.  While our planet remains habitable and the apocalypse remains a far-flung nightmare only to be exploited by Hollywood for our entertainment, though, you can continue to celebrate the wonder of Volkswagen’s classic with the Zelectric Bug. Made by Zelectric Motors, it’s a Volkswagen […]

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  • Marvel By Selk’bags: Wearable Sleeping Bags, Now In Superhero Form

    Marvel By Selk’bags: Wearable Sleeping Bags, Now In Superhero Form

    Wearable sleeping bags are all manners of awesome, letting you walk around with a warm, insulating onesie, all while being ready to fall asleep anywhere you decide to plop down.  The Marvel by Selk’bag makes it even better, giving you all those superpowers while dressing you up as a superhero at the exact same time. Just like regular Selk’bags, this comes with all the comfort and convenience lazy campers can ask for.  From being easy to put on and remove […]

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  • Add A Burning Ember To Your Home Without Setting It On Fire With The Glowing Log Lamp

    Add A Burning Ember To Your Home Without Setting It On Fire With The Glowing Log Lamp

    A burning log always makes for beautiful accent lighting. But other than the fireplace in the living room or the fire pit in the backyard, there are really not a lot of places in the house where it makes any sense to set logs on fire.  So instead of putting your house at risk of getting torched, just get one of these Glowing Log Lamps to enjoy some warm illumination. Created by Michiko Shimada, this imitation log comes fitted with […]

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  • Harman’s Road Noise Cancellation Tech Uses Accelerometers To Measure Noise From The Road

    Harman’s Road Noise Cancellation Tech Uses Accelerometers To Measure Noise From The Road

    Lighter materials have allowed modern cars to maximize fuel efficiency, but they come at the expense of lesser noise-dampening insulation.  Which is why many modern vehicles also come with advanced noise management tech, which aims to keep the cabin as calm and serene as possible.  A new technology called Road Noise Cancellation uses the active noise cancellation technology we see heavily used among headphones to create a sound-insulated zone inside vehicles. Made by Harman, the tech will detect and neutralize […]

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  • Mini Hornit Can Make Your Bicycle Sound Like A UFO, A Never-Ending Burp, And 23 Other Fun Sounds

    Mini Hornit Can Make Your Bicycle Sound Like A UFO, A Never-Ending Burp, And 23 Other Fun Sounds

    I’ve never put a horn on a bike, since I can always just scream at the top of my lungs if I need somebody to know I’m coming through.  But what would happen if an evil genie escaped from a bottle and stitched my mouth shut, so I cannot make a single sound anymore?  Well, I’ll probably buy one of these Mini Hornits, a bike horn and headlight combo that’s loaded with over two dozen different sounds to herald your […]

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  • No Bicycles Were Harmed In The Creation Of This Schwinn Handlebar Trophy Head

    No Bicycles Were Harmed In The Creation Of This Schwinn Handlebar Trophy Head

    Trophy heads are awesome.  They give your wall something nice to look at, while also doubling as a coat rack if you don’t mind hanging your jacket on a taxidermied deer’s antlers.  If you’re not quite fond of having formerly living creatures mounted up your living room wall, however, these Bicycle Handlebar Trophy Heads could serve as both an equally aesthetic and functional alternative. Made by Hilary Nagler, these wall pieces give your wall something striking to adorn it, all […]

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  • Summon A Baby Kraken From The Depths Of Your Morning Coffee With The Tentacle Mug

    Summon A Baby Kraken From The Depths Of Your Morning Coffee With The Tentacle Mug

    Few mythical sea creatures have captured the imagination of fiction writers through the years than the kraken, having been featured in literary works since the 1800s, films from way back in the silent era, and countless video games.  And while you can’t exactly summon a giant cephalopod to rise in your cubicle at work, this Tentacle Mug will let you convoke its monster baby out of your morning coffee. Designed to look like there’s an octopus rising from inside the […]

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  • Make Bringing Extra Shoes Neat And Easy With The Shrine Sneaker Duffel

    Make Bringing Extra Shoes Neat And Easy With The Shrine Sneaker Duffel

    Sure, you can throw your favorite pairs of sneakers into any bag if you want to take them along for a trip.  But why do that when you can pack them neatly in the Shrine Sneaker Duffel, a travel bag with a pair of designated compartments to hold your stash of kicks. Made by the same guys behind the Shrine Sneaker Rack, it’s a carry-on travel bag designed for sneakerheads who want to have more than a single pair of […]

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  • Neural Turing Machine Is The Artificial Human Brain The Robot Apocalypse Always Wanted

    Neural Turing Machine Is The Artificial Human Brain The Robot Apocalypse Always Wanted

    Artificial neural networks are great for building computers that can recognize patterns with startling accuracy (e.g. Facebook uses one for their face recognition system), but they’re horrible when it comes to basic computational tasks even a calculator from the 80s can perform.  Deepmind, the highly-secretive startup that Google acquired early this year for $400 million, is looking to change that with their Neural Turing Machines. A computer neural network that’s also capable of deducing basic computer functions, it’s, basically, the […]

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