• Tilt Puts You On The Edge Of Chicago’s John Hancock Center 1,000 Feet Above The Ground

    Tilt Puts You On The Edge Of Chicago’s John Hancock Center 1,000 Feet Above The Ground

      Because staring at the view from the top of a 100-story skyscraper isn’t thrilling enough to today’s jaded populace, someone came up with Tilt, a ridiculous ride at the 94th floor of Chicago’s John Hancock Center, which tips over the entire room you are standing on so you can watch the view while on the verge of falling over. Nice. Operated by 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory), the ride (they insist on calling it an “experience,” by the way) puts [...]

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  • Why Go To Space On A Rocket When You Can Do It With This Balloon For $75K

    Why Go To Space On A Rocket When You Can Do It With This Balloon For $75K

    The age of space tourism is upon us.  And while everybody else is preparing to launch their spacecrafts with rocket engines and other traditional propulsion methods, turns out someone else has another manner of high-altitude flight in mind — balloons.  Seriously, that’s exactly what World View is doing with their balloon capsule outer space rides. Granted, we have a feeling the flight mechanism behind this helium balloon spacecraft is a lot more complicated than what goes on with hot air [...]

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  • BikeBoards Are Bicycle Skis For Gliding In The Snow

    BikeBoards Are Bicycle Skis For Gliding In The Snow

    Sure, you can try riding a fat bike on thick snow to get your cold weather bicycling fix. For all intents and purposes, though, we have a feeling using a BikeBoard with your bike is going to make for a lot less hard work on your part. A ski that attaches to your bike’s front tire, it lets the front of your bike glide through the snow. Since the skis out front help compact the snow, there’s also less resistance [...]

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  • City Cycling Guide Set: Traveling Europe On Two Wheels

    City Cycling Guide Set: Traveling Europe On Two Wheels

    There’s a good amount of backpacking guides through Europe available from most bookstores.  If you’d rather see Europe on two pedal-powered wheels than on your two feet, however, the City Cycling Guide Set might prove a more helpful traveling companion. Sure, a regular travel book can show you walking and commuting destinations in and around every city.  This set, however, points out those you can navigate specifically with a bicycle in tow, making your experience cruising around Europe’s major cycling [...]

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  • Let’s Go Ghost Hunting (This Post Not For The Faint Hearted!)

    Let’s Go Ghost Hunting (This Post Not For The Faint Hearted!)

    A few years ago, one of my friend was featured in a “ghost hunter” type TV show.  That was back when she lived at her parents’ home and somehow managed to bring a ghost into her room.  Yep.  This isn’t one of those stories where they moved into a house and the horror was waiting.  According to the TV “ghost experts” (or whatever they’re officially called), the presence in the room actually followed her after she “attracted” it during a [...]

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  • Learn To Drive A Tank Next Weekend

    Learn To Drive A Tank Next Weekend

    So long as you can load up the fuel it requires, a tank will be one of the most ideal vehicles you can have during post-apocalypse times.  It’s armored as heck for utmost protection, it can run over most other vehicles in its way, and you can load it with a literal gaggle of weapons.  Provided, of course, you actually know how to operate one.  If you think such knowledge will be priceless in your future survival, you may want [...]

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  • Filter Coin Trick Shows You How To Push Coins Through A Drinking Glass

    Filter Coin Trick Shows You How To Push Coins Through A Drinking Glass

    There was a time when all you needed was card tricks to meet girls at a party.  Somehow, that got played out and all you get are jeers every time you try to pull off another one of those tricks you learned from the magic shop at the mall.  If you’re looking for something fresh to revive your sleight-of-hand kickassery, you might want to get your hands on the Filter Coin Trick. Created by magician Rick Lax, the trick has [...]

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  • Bear Grylls Survival Academy: You Versus Wild

    Bear Grylls Survival Academy: You Versus Wild

    You can have your survival shotguns and emergency kits, but when an apocalypse scenario really comes down on the world, you’ll never survive unless you know how to make it in the wild (where people will most likely retreat from aliens, zombies and whatever other monstrosity ends up claiming civilization).  The Bear Grylls Survival Academy will get you ready for just that. Yep, the dude with arguably the most recognizable face in survival and outdoor adventure has his own school, [...]

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  • Panels To Watch At New York Comic Con 2012

    Panels To Watch At New York Comic Con 2012

    San Diego Comic Con may be the mother of all comic book and pop culture conventions, but New York Comic Con has continued to hold its own year after year.  And this year’s show (taking place at the Javits Center I from Oct. 11 to 14 ) will be no different, with a massive lineup that promises one of the best events for comic book fans of all ages. Comic Book Panels The core of Comic Con, fortunately, is still [...]

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  • Starter Arduino Kit Comes With A List Of Cool Parts And Projects

    Starter Arduino Kit Comes With A List Of Cool Parts And Projects

    The Problem: You’re interested in fiddling around with homebrewed electronics, but aren’t quite sure where to start.  Sure, you can hit the local electronics store, but you’re just afraid you’ll end up being peddled a bunch of crap you won’t have any idea what to do with. The Solution: This SparkFun Arduino Inventor’s Kit. Yep, it’s a full  kit containing everything you need to build an Arduino-based project right from the comfort of your home workshop/bedroom/mom’s basement.  Designed for absolute [...]

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  • Skike Brings Skiing To The Streets

    Skike Brings Skiing To The Streets

    You love to ski, but barely have the money to hit the alps as much as you’d like.  So you make do with skiing the waves at the nearby beach and pretend-skiing on Kinect Sports. Well, you might be able to add skiing on the streets to that list with Skike, a new type of roller skates that you operate just like a pair of skis. Is it better than roller blades?  My guess is, only if you like having [...]

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  • BugASalt Shoots Down Flies And Insects With Salt Bullets – Awesome!

    BugASalt Shoots Down Flies And Insects With Salt Bullets – Awesome!

    You’ve stocked your giant gun safe with every zombie defense weapon you can find.  And you’re pretty sure you’re also well-prepared if the apocalypse brings aliens instead.  But what if it ends up being a swarm of pesticide-resistant insects that end civilization as we know it?  What will you do then?  The Bug-A-Salt might prove to be your most useful handheld weapon yet. While it looks like a run-of-the-mill Nerf gun, it actually doesn’t shoot silly foam arrows.  Instead, the [...]

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  • Wibit Sports Park 60 Is Your Own Personal Waterpark

    Wibit Sports Park 60 Is Your Own Personal Waterpark

    You own an island in the Carribean that you’ve converted into a mad scientist laboratory.  And you’ve grown tired of the mad scientist grind.  Nowadays, you just want to turn that obscure, nefarious island lair into a resort paradise.  The Wibit Sports Park 60 should be a good first step (or a good second step, if you’ve already installed a Candocks system). An inflatable structure, it’s a literal playground that you can set up in the water, turning your side [...]

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  • Jetovator Is Like A Flying Jet Ski

    Jetovator Is Like A Flying Jet Ski

    You love your VXR Waverunner.  And we know why.  Riding through the open waters at high speed is all sorts of awesome.  The only thing that would make it more awesome, in fact, is if your jet ski could fly.  Well, it still can’t.  But you can now use your jet ski to fly on a machine that also looks like a jet ski with the Jetovator. Using the same principles as the Jetlev and the Flyboard rocket boots, the [...]

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  • Gnarboards Trail Rider 4 Wheel Drive Electric Skateboard

    Gnarboards Trail Rider 4 Wheel Drive Electric Skateboard

    Motorized skateboards are nothing new. The Trail Rider though, isn’t your typical electric skater, packing some serious talents that let you ride beyond paved city streets. Made by Gnarboards, this isn’t a conventional skateboard.  As such, it’s not designed for conventional things like grinding around skate parks and freestyling on street corners.  Instead, the motorized ride is designed for speeding through open roads and thrashing over off-road terrain. The Gnarboards Trail Rider is a 64-pound 4WD  electric skateboard that measures [...]

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  • Nike Plus Kinect Training

    Nike Plus Kinect Training

    You already use your Nike+ gear to monitor your runs and gym workouts.  Might as well rely on Nike+ for your home exercise as well.  And you can do that with the Nike+ Kinect Training. A new training program/exercise game for the Xbox 360, it’s like Wii Fit sans the stack of plastic gaming accessories.  Since it’s for the Kinect, all you need is the console, the motion camera and the game — none of those boxes of mess that [...]

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  • This Compact Folding Workbench Packs Flat For Storage

    This Compact Folding Workbench Packs Flat For Storage

    If you do plenty of project work during the weekend and love building cool stuff, investing in a good workbench is a definite must.  But not having enough room to stow away a large bench for the rest of the week might become an issue with wife real soon.  That won’t be a problem with the Compact Folding Workbench. A flat-packing piece of furniture, this desk doesn’t stick you with such a cramped working space like many folding workstations do.  [...]

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  • How To Build Your Own Lawn Chair Hovercraft

    How To Build Your Own Lawn Chair Hovercraft

    You want a personal hovercraft.  But even the cheapest hovercrafts are well beyond what your 9-to-5 grind’s going to let you afford.  While it’s far from the most stylish solution, this Lawn Chair Hovercraft would make a fine set to get you started. Made by Adam Savage at Wired’s Geek Dad blog, it’s a hovering platform with a plastic lawn chair attached on top.  That means, you can plop down on your bottom comfortably, all while floating around the yard [...]

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  • gTar Could Change The Way We Learn Guitar

    gTar Could Change The Way We Learn Guitar

    My little cousin is trying to learn guitar.  And boy is he bad at it.  So I gave him my copy of Ableton and he now makes more tolerable music than he ever did with a six string.  But if you insist on learning those outmoded instruments instead of just pressing buttons and mixing samples like Skrillex,  the gTar could be prove an excellent tool for accelerating the learning process. Created by Incident, it’s a guitar with an iPhone dock.  [...]

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