• 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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  • This 55×44-Inch Matador Pocket Blanket Can Fold Smaller Than Your Wallet

    This 55×44-Inch Matador Pocket Blanket Can Fold Smaller Than Your Wallet

    Most picnic blankets are, generally, compact enough, able to fold into a neat bundle that you can easily slip into a bag.  But why not make them fold even smaller?  That’s exactly what they did with the Matador Pocket Blanket, a functional picnic blanket you can slip into your front jeans pocket. We’re not entirely sure how it’s able to fold so small.  I’ve used blankets that’s rated to sit four people before (two, if you’re laying down on the [...]

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  • Hamilton Beach Is Making A Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

    Hamilton Beach Is Making A Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

    Remember that glorious Breakfast Sandwich Maker that lets you cook an entire multi-level sandwich using just a single countertop appliance?  Well, Hamilton Beach just decided to make a side-by-side version called the Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker that lets you make two of them at the same time. Whether you’re a voracious eater who can’t get by with just one sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich or have currently moved in with a newfound love in your life who also happens to [...]

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  • This Google Cardboard VR Toolkit Lets You Experience Virtual Reality For Cheap

    This Google Cardboard VR Toolkit Lets You Experience Virtual Reality For Cheap

    Sure, it’s not likely to provide anywhere near the sophisticated immersion experience of virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and ANTVR, but the Google Cardboard VR Toolkit sure makes serviceable VR perfectly convenient.  And, you never know, it might end up being awesome, too. Basically, Google made a software SDK called VR Toolkit, which lets you write virtual reality apps for Android smartphones.  It’s experimental, at best, so don’t expect the same level of support as core Android SDKs, [...]

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  • Ariel Ace Can Be Cruiser, Naked Bike, Sports Bike Or Any Other Bike You Want

    Ariel Ace Can Be Cruiser, Naked Bike, Sports Bike Or Any Other Bike You Want

    Fifty years after they produced their last motorcycle, the innovative minds behind the Ariel Atom are back with a new two-wheeled road-raging behemoth.  And it’s unlike any other.  Called the Ariel Ace, it is, quite possibly, the most customizable motorcycle in the world. Out of all the bike parts, the only things that aren’t customizable are the engine, the Ducati-ish machined aluminum frame, and the transmission.  Everything else, from the fork to the seat to the exhaust system to the [...]

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  • Cubii Wants To Put An Elliptical Trainer Under Your Desk To Keep You Active All Day

    Cubii Wants To Put An Elliptical Trainer Under Your Desk To Keep You Active All Day

    Looking for a way to stay physically active while sitting on your favorite office chair?  While dancing on your Steelcase Gesture Chair will always achieve that (albeit, in a silly-looking way), we have a feeling you’ll find the Cubii a less-embarrassing solution. A miniature elliptical trainer, it slips right under your desk for use while sitting down.  Place your feet on the footpads then start kicking forward and back in a motion similar to a regular elliptical machine.   That’s it [...]

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  • NomadClip: This Carabiner Doubles As A Charging Cable

    NomadClip: This Carabiner Doubles As A Charging Cable

    From bracelets to cards to Swiss army knives, there’s no shortage of alternatives to charging cables that offer better portability.  A new one called NomadClip has to be one of my favorites, taking the form of an erstwhile carabiner. Designed to eliminate the mess of wires while making it difficult to lose, the accessory can clip to anything a regular carabiner would.  Like your keychain.  Or a zipper on your backpack.   Or in one of your belt loops.  Once clipped, [...]

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  • Soundhawk Smart Listening System Adds Superhearing Tech to Bluetooth Headphones

    Soundhawk Smart Listening System Adds Superhearing Tech to Bluetooth Headphones

    At first glance, the Soundhawk looks nothing more than a regular Bluetooth earpiece for conducting hands-free calls.  And while it does that, it brings something else to the table, having been designed to give its wearer superhuman hearing abilities.   Well, sort of. While it can’t exactly bestow you with Kryptonian levels of superhearing powers, it will amplify the things you want to hear and quiet down those you don’t, allowing you to better sort out what the girl you just [...]

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  • This Is The LG G Watch And It Looks Absolutely Geeky

    This Is The LG G Watch And It Looks Absolutely Geeky

    That Moto 360 is beautiful and all, but you’re having doubts whether a watch that classy is going to go well with your everyday wardrobe of band tees, cargo shorts, and beat-up Jordans.  You need something a little less chic and a little more geek.  That’s exactly what you’re going to get with the LG G Watch. Yeah, it’s geeky.  With its boxy case (37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm), silicone strap, and dead simple design, it’s what the guys who [...]

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  • Android Auto Brings Google’s Mobile Platform To Your Dashboard

    Android Auto Brings Google’s Mobile Platform To Your Dashboard

    With Apple having previously announced its intentions of being in everyone’s vehicles with Carplay, we all had a feeling Google will be announcing their own take on in-car infotainment sooner than later.  And that’s exactly what they did with the official unveiling of Android Auto, which brings the company’s mobile OS into automobile dashboards. Similar to Carplay, the system will hook up your Android phone via cable, essentially using the vehicle’s display as a screen casting accessory.  Rather than put [...]

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  • Lazy Basketball Chair: Your Living Room Is Now A Basketball Court

    Lazy Basketball Chair: Your Living Room Is Now A Basketball Court

    Sure, you can hang a couple of Nerf Hoops on the wall to bring a little shootout action to your home.  We doubt they’d look anywhere as impressive as the freestanding rings you can set up using these Lazy Basketball Chairs, though. Designed by Emanuele Magine for Campeggi, it’s, basically, a basketball version of the Lazy Football Chair the same partnership created a couple years ago.  Instead of a net, however, it gets what looks to be a regulation-size basketball [...]

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  • Forget The Cooler, Take This Solar-Powered Anywhere Fridge To Your Next Outdoor Adventure

    Forget The Cooler, Take This Solar-Powered Anywhere Fridge To Your Next Outdoor Adventure

    Can you finally bring a fridge to your next camping adventure?  That’s the hope behind the Anywhere Fridge, a portable outdoor fridge that uses solar power to keep your food and beverages cold. While it looks nothing more than a metal ice chest, the appliance comes with removable solar panels at the top that feed power to a battery module inside the machine.  There’s no mention of how much electricity the setup can actually generate, but I guess they’re hoping [...]

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  • Jiva: Looks Like Someone Made Instant Coffee That Doesn’t Suck

    Jiva: Looks Like Someone Made Instant Coffee That Doesn’t Suck

    Instant coffee will never get the same respect afforded its freshly-brewed counterparts, but that doesn’t mean we have to permanently put up with less-than-delicious cups every time we want the convenience of a quick caffeine fix.  At least, not with Jiva, an artisanal brand of gourmet coffee packed in just-add-water form. Will it stand up to the quality of the gourmet pods you cook up in a Keurig or a Nespresso? Probably not.  Is it a considerably faster solution for [...]

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  • Turn Your Desk Into A Game Table With These Foosball Erasers

    Turn Your Desk Into A Game Table With These Foosball Erasers

    Boss never listens to your never-ending petition to buy a foosball table for the office?  Yeah, game rooms don’t really exist when you work in a place that isn’t a tech office — they reserve that for places where employees spend 16 hours a day in the joint.  But, alas, don’t despair.  You can now turn any workspace into a mini-foosball game with these glorious Foosball Erasers. Styled like the football men on a regulation foosball table, it comes with [...]

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