• Someone Built A 3D-Printed Kayak And It’s Awesome

    Someone Built A 3D-Printed Kayak And It’s Awesome

    Who says you can only build small toys and little trinkets with the current crop of desktop 3D printers?  Certainly not this dude, who built the World’s First 3D Printed Kayak. No, it’s not a toy kayak that can only ride around in pools and bathtubs.  Instead, it’s a fully-functional paddle boat that you can use along real bodies of water.  Just pick up a kayak paddle, hit the beach, and you’re good to go. Heck, the kayak even has [...]

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  • Android Wear: Meet Google’s Smartwatch OS Platform

    Android Wear: Meet Google’s Smartwatch OS Platform

    Just like they did with smartphones, Google won’t be getting into the smartwatch market by building their own wrist-gadget.  Instead, they’re choosing to focus on the software the wearables will run on with the freshly-announced Android Wear. A modified version of Google’s mobile OS, it extends the power of Android into the growing world of smartwatches and wearables.  As with regular Android, it’s designed to run on hardware from different manufacturers, lowering the barrier to entry for any company looking [...]

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  • Dress Pant Yoga Pants For Office: Thank You!

    Dress Pant Yoga Pants For Office: Thank You!

    Yoga pants are light, comfortable, and extremely flattering on women, making it no surprise that the ladies love them.  A quick Google Image search of yoga pants will tell you everything you need to know about why men love them, too.  Hnnnggggg.  As much as everybody loves leggings, though, it’s just short of impossible to pass them off as appropriate workplace attire.  At least, that’s what we thought until we saw the Gray Dress Pant Yoga Pants. Designed to work [...]

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  • Chairigami’s Cardboard Standing Desk Can Handle 300 Pounds, Costs Under $100

    Chairigami’s Cardboard Standing Desk Can Handle 300 Pounds, Costs Under $100

    Standing desks are great.  But even add-ons that convert your desk into an upright workstation can cost a pretty penny.  Seriously, the prices border on “way above my spending capacity.”  The world needs a cheap but functional upright desk and the Chairigami Standing Desk just might do the trick. Billed as “the first standing desk that is affordable, simple, and green,” it brings all the benefits of upright office furniture without having to shell out the big bucks.   And while [...]

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  • ChocoChicken Will Serve Chocolate-Flavored Fried Chicken

    ChocoChicken Will Serve Chocolate-Flavored Fried Chicken

    Combining two, three, and more types of food has led to strangely scrumptious creations in the fastfood industry, with adventurously questionable dishes (see Waffle Taco) showing up on the menu becoming the norm, rather than the exception.  We have no idea how ChocoChicken’s chocolate and fried chicken mash-up is going to taste like, but we’re definitely intrigued enough to want to try a piece (okay, a tub). A new fast food venture from Adam Fleischman (that dude behind the popular [...]

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  • Moff Wearable Smart Toy Adds Sound Effects To A Child’s Movements

    Moff Wearable Smart Toy Adds Sound Effects To A Child’s Movements

    From futuristic blasters that make laser shooting sounds to robots that make beeping noises to police cars with blaring sirens, it’s fair to conclude that a whole lot of children’s toys serve to function as nothing more than elaborate noisemakers.  So why not just make a toy that creates different kinds of noises depending on whatever you’re playing with?  That’s exactly what they did with Moff. A motion-tracking silicone wristband, it detects a wearer’s specific movements, then produces corresponding sounds [...]

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  • 2015 Jeep Renegade: A Smaller Wrangler Built For The Big City

    2015 Jeep Renegade: A Smaller Wrangler Built For The Big City

    Jeep has just lifted the veils off their smallest model ever and it’s a beauty.  Called the 2015 Jeep Renegade, it’s the automaker’s first foray into the growing midsize crossover market, combining on-road driving dynamics with the iconic badge’s best-in-class off-road expertise. Looking like a baby version of the Jeep Wrangler, it brings the familiar seven-slat grille, circular headlights, and upright stance that’s been the outfit’s trademark identifier, fully embracing the brand’s familiar styling while looking every bit suited to [...]

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  • Panasonic Space Player Combines Projectors And Lasers For A Whole New Lighting Solution

    Panasonic Space Player Combines Projectors And Lasers For A Whole New Lighting Solution

    So, you want to install fancy lights in your home.  While setting up one of those smart LEDs sure goes a long way towards doing that, why not take things up a notch and put in one of these Panasonic Space Players instead? Touted as an entirely “new type of lighting equipment,” it combines fancy ambient lighting with video projection, allowing you to fill up a space not just with multi-colored lights, but any sort of projected visuals.  Want to [...]

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  • This Surf Sauna Is Exactly What You Need After An Overhead Surf Session In Freezing Cold

    This Surf Sauna Is Exactly What You Need After An Overhead Surf Session In Freezing Cold

    Cold weather doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite watersport.  It just means you need to be more creative and find a way to keep warm through the biting temperatures.  The Surf Sauna is one extravagant way to pull it off. Created by a group of surfers from New Hampshire, it’s a mobile sauna that hitches to the rear of your ride just like a trailer.  Take it along during your drive to the beach and have a [...]

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  • UpStanding Desk: A Standing Workstation With Better Ergonomics

    UpStanding Desk: A Standing Workstation With Better Ergonomics

    A workspace add-on that turns a regular desk into a standing workstation isn’t really fresh.  We’ve featured a bunch of them over the years, in fact, from premium units like Kangaroo to more affordable options like the Adjustable Laptop Desk.  The UpStanding Desk does, pretty much, the same thing they do, but uses two surfaces of different heights instead of one, giving users more options in arranging their standing workspace. Why two desk levels?  So you can put your monitors [...]

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  • Analogue NT Is A NES Clone In A Sleek And Modern Enclosure

    Analogue NT Is A NES Clone In A Sleek And Modern Enclosure

    Why would anyone want to buld a NES clone in 2014?  We have no idea or more like Why the heck not!.  But, hey, if there is a market for game consoles borne out of manchild nostalgia, so be it.  And while there have been many that came before it, the Analogue NT is inarguably the most beautiful we’ve seen, so you can reclaim some semblance of adult taste while partaking in the ancient joys of Bomberman and Donkey Kong [...]

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  • Neil Young’s Pono Music Player Brings Audiophile-Quality Music To The Masses

    Neil Young’s Pono Music Player Brings Audiophile-Quality Music To The Masses

      There’s no shortage of premium gear for audiophiles, from music servers to DIY headphone kits to USB amplifiers.  And while the unwashed masses have already traded in their iPods for the convenience of playing music on their smartphones, we bet there’s more than a handful of folks on the lookout for a hi-fi portable player to get their snobby-quality music on the go.  Their wait should be over with the launch of PonoPlayer. A portable music player, it’s purposely [...]

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  • Wonki Wands Let You Blow 40-Foot Long Giant Soap Bubbles

    Wonki Wands Let You Blow 40-Foot Long Giant Soap Bubbles

    Sure, you can blow soap bubbles mixing simple solutions and using small cookie cutters you have lying around at home.  And while we don’t doubt they’ll make for plenty of fun, that fun isn’t likely to come close to the fun you’ll have with the giant 40-foot bubbles you can make using the Wonki Wands. That’s right, ridiculously massive soap bubbles stretching as large as 40 feet long — way bigger than the already-amazing 20-foot long bubbles Bubbleinc makes.  Soap [...]

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  • Soundwall Is A Large Speaker Guised As Wall Art

    Soundwall Is A Large Speaker Guised As Wall Art

    Sure, there are plenty of options in gorgeous-looking home speakers, especially when you get to the higher-end of audio gear.   But it’s still going to be quite the chore trying to find something that can go with your existing home design.  The Soundwall eliminates the need for that by integrating all the audio hardware with the art that’s mounted up your wall. From the outside, it looks like a regular art print housed inside a picture frame with speakers hidden [...]

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  • New-Gen 14-Inch Razer Blade Could Be The Ultimate On-The-Go Gaming Computer

    New-Gen 14-Inch Razer Blade Could Be The Ultimate On-The-Go Gaming Computer

    While previous generations of the Razer Blade were solid gaming-specific machines and veritable showcases of clever design, each one always brought something that still left folks somewhat underwhelmed. The 2014 refresh of the 14-inch Razer Blade, however, appears to be ending that streak, bringing what looks, on paper, to be the, hands down, ultimate gaming machine you can take around without breaking your back. Unlike last generation’s disappointing display, the new 14-inch iteration boasts a 3200 x 1800 IPS screen. [...]

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  • SnapRays Guidelight: This Smart Outlet Cover Comes With Built-In Automated LEDs

    SnapRays Guidelight: This Smart Outlet Cover Comes With Built-In Automated LEDs

    Nightlights are incredibly handy in the dark, letting you make your way around the house at 3 AM even with all the lights out.  Provided you remember to turn on the nightlights before you hit the bed, that is.  The SnapRays Guidelight offers a better solution. A straight replacement to the electric outlet cover plate, it comes with built-in LEDs at the bottom that automatically switch on and off depending on the current lighting condition in the room.  No need [...]

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  • Severed Horse Head Pillow: Like In The Godfather, But Cuddlier

    Severed Horse Head Pillow: Like In The Godfather, But Cuddlier

    If you’ve never seen The Godfather, then you won’t be familiar with the horse head scene.  If you’ve seen The Godfather, then you won’t likely forget that exact same scene, which is easily one of the most disturbing in the entire movie.  The Severed Horse Head Pillow lets you recreate that iconic moment in American cinema without the blood and gore of slaughtering an actual thoroughbred. Made by Kropserkel, it’s a life-size horse head plushie styled to resemble the black [...]

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  • Surfears Protect Your Ears In Water Without Shutting Out Ambient Sound

    Surfears Protect Your Ears In Water Without Shutting Out Ambient Sound

    Spending extended hours engaged in watersports sounds fun.  Experiencing ear inflammation and abnormal bone growth in the ear canal from extended exposure to water, cold air, dirt, and bacteria, though — not so much.   While you can wear ear plugs to block out all the nasty elements, they, pretty much, render you deaf to what’s going on, apart from potentially affecting your balance.  Surfears, a custom-designed set of earplugs, can change that. Boasting close to zero acoustic loss when worn, [...]

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  • Meet America’s First Electric School Bus That Is Now In Service In California

    Meet America’s First Electric School Bus That Is Now In Service In California

    Electric vehicles have been growing steadily over the past couple of years.  So far, though, no school district in America has embraced them as their ride of choice for transporting students to and from school.  That changes now, as the King’s Canyon Unified School District (KCUSD) in California’s San Joaquin Valley has begun using a Trans Tech SST-e as the country’s first all-electric school bus. An electric version of Trans Tech’s popular SST model, the vehicle can ferry up to [...]

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