• Use The goTenna To Send And Receive Texts Without Internet Access or Cell Service

    Use The goTenna To Send And Receive Texts Without Internet Access or Cell Service

    The goTenna is a radio antenna that can communicate with other goTenna units.   Designed to work with a mobile app, it lets you send text messages to other goTenna users even without cell service or internet access in the area. Designed for off-grid use, it lets you have a way to communicate even with no access to cell towers, WiFi networks, or communication satellites in sight.  Need a way to text friends who split with the main group during a [...]

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  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster: Meet Aston Martin’s Fastest Droptop To Date

    Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster: Meet Aston Martin’s Fastest Droptop To Date

    The V12 Vantage S isn’t only the highest performing vehicle Aston Martin ever built, it’s also the most driver-focused.  This time around, the automaker is making the latest iteration of the wild beast of a ride even more fun by taking the top off with the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster. Like the coupe, the new car pairs the company’s biggest engine with the Vantage S’ iconic compact body.  Described as a “devilishly charismatic driving machine,” it’s an undeniable [...]

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  • These Missions Moon Boot Sneakers Are The Only Legit Way To Moonwalk

    These Missions Moon Boot Sneakers Are The Only Legit Way To Moonwalk

    Sure, Michael Jackson used to moonwalk just fine without a pair of shoes like this.  But if this thing had existed in his time, we have no doubt the King of Pop would have seen fit to deck his feet in these Missions Sneakers. Modeled after the special boots Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin wore when they landed on the moon, the kicks combine retro styling, which plenty of sneakerheads still love, with the same colorway we imagine the legendary [...]

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  • Porsche 911 Turbo S GB Edition: Congratulations UK, You Get Your Very Own Exclusive 911

    Porsche 911 Turbo S GB Edition: Congratulations UK, You Get Your Very Own Exclusive 911

    We’re not privy to Porsche’s sales figures in the UK, but we’re guessing it must be good.  Why else would the luxury automaker build the Porsche 911 Turbo S GB, a special-edition 911 exclusively for Prince Harry’s domain? Released in commemoration of the 911’s 40th year anniversary (very first one was produced in 1974), the vehicle takes the standard 911 Turbo S and gives it a little British flair.  Well, somewhat. Inside, the car gets special “Guards Red” stitching, custom-made [...]

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  • Not Just Pictures Of Some Trash, These Are Wooden Sculptures Modeled Out Of Everyday Garbage

    Not Just Pictures Of Some Trash, These Are Wooden Sculptures Modeled Out Of Everyday Garbage

    While these look like packaging discards borne out of our conspicuous consumption, they’re not.  Instead, they’re sculptures that come as part of Tom Pfannerstill’s From the Street series, which painfully recreate worn out junk items using wood and paint. That’s right, someone went through piles of garbage, picked out the most aesthetically-pleasing ones, then took them back to his studio.  There, he modeled them in basswood and paint, recreating erstwhile rotting trash into fresh sculptures that can be hung up [...]

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  • These Rocket Scientist Designed Flare Pans Can Cook Food 44 Percent Faster

    These Rocket Scientist Designed Flare Pans Can Cook Food 44 Percent Faster

      Want to cut down your cooking time?  Trade in whatever pots and pans you’re using with Lakeland’s Flare Pans, which use a unique flared design that distributes heat much better than any conventional cookware. Developed by Lakeland in conjunction with a real rocket scientist, the scientific saucepans feature high-performance fins that take the heat from the flame at the bottom of the pan, then channels it across the whole base and up the sides.  This allows the cookware to [...]

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  • Victorinox SwissCard Lite Puts A Pocket Multi-Tool In Your Wallet

    Victorinox SwissCard Lite Puts A Pocket Multi-Tool In Your Wallet

    With smartphones and other gadgets now taking up the bulk of room in our pockets, few people have the space to carry a conventional Swiss Army Knife around.  If you still feel the need to keep a set of miniature tools on hand, however, your wallet remains a viable option for storage.  And that’s exactly where you can keep the Victorinox Swisscard Lite. Sized like a credit card, it consists of a plastic container holding a selection of miniature tools [...]

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  • Napwrap Helps You Maintain Good Posture While Napping On A Seat

    Napwrap Helps You Maintain Good Posture While Napping On A Seat

    We’ve seen plenty of products designed to keep people comfortable while they catch a nap during trips, with solutions that range from strapping the person to their chair to supporting their heads with a goofy-looking brace.  The Napwrap is a new offering that keeps thing a lot simpler, using a single strap whose sole purpose is to support the user’s arms. Why the arms?  Apparently, the position of the arms has a significant bearing on a person’s ability to take [...]

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  • Jaguar Virtual Windscreen Turns Your Car Into A Virtual Simulator

    Jaguar Virtual Windscreen Turns Your Car Into A Virtual Simulator

    If our future roads do end up populated by self-driving cars, then the need for a technology like the Jaguar Virtual Windscreen is likely to be nonexistent.  In the meantime, it’s something we’d definitely like to have in any vehicle we drive now. Made by Jaguar Land Rover, the concept device uses technology similar to existing HUDs and telematics recorders, but steps things up by turning driving into a game-like experience, complete with a variety of stats and 3D objects [...]

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  • Star Wars Stacking Mugs: Finally, A Reason To Stack Mugs On Top Of One Another

    Star Wars Stacking Mugs: Finally, A Reason To Stack Mugs On Top Of One Another

    In the past, there was no reason to stack mugs.  Why the heck would you stack mugs?   It made no sense.  So someone came along and created drinking vessels that will compel you to stack them together: the Star Wars Stacking Mugs. An officially licensed Star Wars merch, the mugs come with different parts of three Star Wars character printed along its sides.  One mug will have all the heads and upper torsos, another will have everything from the abdomen [...]

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  • Swash: This Appliance Can Dry Clean Your Expensive Suits At Home

    Swash: This Appliance Can Dry Clean Your Expensive Suits At Home

    If you spend a lot of money getting expensive items of clothing dry cleaned, there’s really not much you can do to cut down on the expense.  You can either wear them dirty or pay for regular cleaning – no options in between.  At least, that was the case before Swash, a dry-cleaning appliance you can use at home. While it won’t completely replace a professional dry cleaning service, the appliance is designed to minimize the need for them.  It [...]

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  • Creative’s AXX 200 Bluetooth Speaker Packs Features Like An Electronic Multi-Tool

    Creative’s AXX 200 Bluetooth Speaker Packs Features Like An Electronic Multi-Tool

    If there was ever a Bluetooth speaker version of a Swiss Army Knife, it’s going to have to be the Creative AXX 200.  While it can function like any regular mobile speaker, it adds a ridiculous amount of talents that turn an erstwhile device for streaming music into a genuinely useful multi-function rig. Physically, it looks like any regular Bluetooth speaker, with a compact bar-style chassis that can slip (perhaps, a little forcibly) into your jeans backpocket.  Naturally, it can [...]

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  • Smash Coffee Cup Can Collapse Into A Flat Pile That Fits In Your Pocket

    Smash Coffee Cup Can Collapse Into A Flat Pile That Fits In Your Pocket

    Travel mugs are great, letting you enjoy a hot cup of coffee from home while you go about your business on the road.  It’s convenient.  Only problem is, when you’re done drinking that coffee, you’re still stuck having to carry the same mug throughout the rest of the day.  And that’s not convenient.  The Smash Cup solves this problem with a collapsible design that lets you slip it in your pocket once you’re finished with the drink. While you can, [...]

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  • YETI Hopper Carryable Cooler Bag Promises To Keep Ice Frozen For Days

    YETI Hopper Carryable Cooler Bag Promises To Keep Ice Frozen For Days

    Coolers are awesome, letting you keep food and drinks cold for extended periods without a fridge anywhere in sight.  And while many coolers are perfectly portable, their boxy dimensions are hardly discreet, paving the way for more fashionable, bag-like thermal containers, which, while they worked, don’t exactly perform to the same standards of ice preservation as full-fledged cooler boxes.  The upcoming YETI Hopper could change that. Styled to look like a zippered tote bag, it boasts “superior ice retention” that [...]

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  • Gerry Judah’s Mercedes-Benz Sculpture ShowcasesTwo Cars Flying Over The Goodwood House

    Gerry Judah’s Mercedes-Benz Sculpture ShowcasesTwo Cars Flying Over The Goodwood House

    While the cars are, obviously, the highlight of every Goodwood Festival of Speed, this year’s automobiles received serious competition from the giant sculpture set up outside the event facility.  And deservedly so. Created by London-based artist Gerry Judah, the Mercedes-Benz Sculpture puts a pair of the automaker’s race cars atop an arching track that towers close to 300 feet above the ground. The track goes all the way from one side of the Goodwood House to the other, literally soaring [...]

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  • 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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