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Glowing Puppy Puppet

Glowing Puppy Puppet

Puppeteer Barnaby Dixon shows off his latest creation, a glow-in-the-dark, four-legged friend that charges up under black light. It requires both hands for operation, and has a tremendous amount of character, versatility, and expression.

TricornE Spool Tool

TricornE Spool Tool
$17  Buy Comment

This unique accessory deserves a place in every bug-out bag. The Spool Tool is designed to hold and neatly wind up to 100 feet of paracord. It’s also got a built in safety knife for cutting cord, and a spot for a BiC Mini lighter (not included) for heat-sealing the ends of paracord.

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Rango: A Bizarre Masterpiece

Rango: A Bizarre Masterpiece

(Spoilers) If you’ve never seen Rango, drop what you’re doing and stream it now. It’s honestly one of our favorite animated movies ever. Film essayist Josh Keefe looks at Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp’s underappreciated western, and how its genre-bending and aesthetic imperfections helped make it so damned great.

Raspberry Pi 4

Raspberry Pi 4
$35-$55  Buy Link Comment

The latest iteration of this cheap and tiny computer now has support for two 4K displays via micro-HDMI, Bluetooth 5.0, and a faster CPU than ever. It also packs gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB 2 ports and 2 USB 3 ports, and up to 4GB of RAM. Initial demand is high, so it might take a while to get one, though.

A History of the Mouse Cursor

A History of the Mouse Cursor

Sound designer Michiel de Boer presents a lesson on origins of the humble mouse cursor, as well as its evolution in both Windows and Mac. Not only did Michiel put the research in, he also has a soothing voice. Plus he made his own versions of the Windows cursors.

Clock Chronoscope

Clock Chronoscope
$87  Buy Comment

This unique clock from ChronoCo tells time in two ways at once. The pointer travels around the dial like a normal hour hand, floating over precise markers, while its back end indicator window displays time in 10 minute increments. Measures 500mm (appx. 19.7″) in diameter, and features a weathered look.

Inside a Giant Water Balloon

Inside a Giant Water Balloon

The Slow Mo Guys have a history of goofing around with giant water-filled balloons. This time out, Dan managed to squeeze himself inside one with a snorkel on, and Gav captured a view from inside using a waterproof probe lens. The footage isn’t the best they’ve shot, but it’s worth watching for the sheer ridiculousness.

Airplane Pockets

Airplane Pockets

Let’s face it, air travel can suck. Make it a little less sucky by having easy access to your personal items, and a clean tray table. This washable fabric cover slides over tray tables, adding pocket organizers for your gear, while covering the grubby and germy tray surface.

Brooklyn Duo: Mad World

Brooklyn Duo: Mad World

Marnie and Patrick Laird of Brooklyn Duo turn in a wonderfully emotive and pared-down acoustic arrangement of the 1983 Tears for Fears classic, based off of the Gary Jules and Michael Andrews version which gave the track a second life back in 2001. Also, that carbon fiber cello is sweet.

Faking Metal Props

Faking Metal Props

After receiving a viewer email about the need for a fake metal pipe to bash someone over the head with, sultry-voiced maker TheCrafsMan set to showing us how to cast silicone rubber props that look like metal, but are soft and safe to play with, using a metal bolt as his example.

McLaren Vision Eyewear

McLaren Vision Eyewear

Performance car expert McLaren is now applying their design and engineering to eyewear. The sleek glasses are made using titanium. Higher-end models are 3D printed from the material, and can be custom printed to fit the wearer’s face. They’ll also offer a new Leica sun lens, with types for driving, skiing, sailing, city life, or golf.

Driven: 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

Driven: 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

We managed to get our grubby little paws on the Ford Performance F-150 Raptor, and were blown away by just how good this truck is at everything. It hauls ass, handles any terrain, and offers a supremely comfortable ride on-road thanks to its new Fox suspension. Read on for our full take on this monster of a truck.

iPad Pro Giveaway

Who among us couldn’t use a shiny new 11″ iPad Pro with 512GB of memory, an Apple Pencil, and a Smart Keyboard Folio valued at over $1450? One lucky contest entrant will win all three! Simply drop by The Awesomer Shop today and enter for a chance to win! (Contest ends 10/20/19)

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Zempyre Tool Roll Set

Zempyre Tool Roll Set
$20  Buy Comment

This heavy duty set includes a 28″ x 14″ roll with 22 pockets for wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers and such, along with another 10 dedicated pockets for varying sizes of sockets. The smaller 12″ x 8.5″ six-pocket pouch holds drill bits, allen wrenches and other small items.

Prince: Manic Monday

Prince: Manic Monday

While Prince had more than his share of his own hits, he also gave many other artists their big breaks, from Shiela E to The Time, to Sinead O’Connor. He also wrote The Bangles’ hit track Manic Monday, and now we can hear his performance of the track thanks to this rare, just released recording. It’s available on the album Originals.

BMW Vision M NEXT

BMW Vision M NEXT

BMW is teasing the future of sports cars with a pewter and orange coupe with butterfly (aka billionaire) doors. The carbon fiber-bodied 2-seater packs a 600hp hybrid drivetrain and can hit 60 mph in less than 3.0s. Its minimal interior has a razor sharp focus on the driver designed to reduce distractions.

LEGO Micro Cities

LEGO Micro Cities
$17  Buy Comment

Expert LEGO designer and builder Jeff Friesen presents an amazing book for LEGO fanatics, architecture fanatics, and anyone who enjoys building things. It includes plans for building 50 different models as part of 8 fantastic LEGO micro cities.

Making an R/C Steam Boat

Making an R/C Steam Boat

Remote-controlled boats aren’t very unusual, but one that runs on propane-generated steam power sure is. Watch as Make It Extreme starts out with some aluminum tubing, discs, and sheet metal, and proceeds to craft himself a floating locomotive engine of sorts. It’s not exactly quick, but it’s a neat build regardless.

Gerber GDC Zip Blade

Gerber GDC Zip Blade
$12  Buy Link Comment

Whether you need to slice through rope, open packages, or cut open boxes, this tiny everyday carry knife will get the job done. It’s perfect for hanging from your zipper, thanks to its quick-release clip. Measures 2.26″ long overall, with a .068″ long locking steel blade.

Retro Tech: Triple Tape Boombox

Retro Tech: Triple Tape Boombox

Techmoan dug up another relic of unusual tech from the 1980s, a boombox from Japanese electronics company National that sported not one or two tape decks, but three. It’s basically the “this one goes to 11” of cassette players. Also, once he cracked it open to perform some repairs, he discovered a mechanical nightmare.

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NERF N-Strike Mega Megalodon

NERF N-Strike Mega Megalodon

This badass NERF drum-spinner weapon offers two modes of fire – a shot at a time from its trigger, or all 20 darts in rapid-fire sequence with a pull on the slam-fire handle. It comes with 20 Mega Whistler darts which make a whistling sound as they fly through the air. Drops August 2019.

Could We Live on Mars?

Could We Live on Mars?

Traveling to and colonizing Mars seems like a very daunting task, but as Aperture points out, humans have been able to influence the climate and landscape on Earth, so why couldn’t we do it there? His video looks at the big changes that would have to happen to make the planet habitable.

Nex Bag Mate

Nex Bag Mate
$29/ea $55/pair  Pledge Comment

This accessory wraps securely around the strap of any backpack, duffel, or even on camera strap, providing easy access to small items such as passports, wallets, and keys, while also adding air-filled cushioning to the backside for comfort. It’s waterproof, and comes in five colors.

Little Big Bohol

Little Big Bohol

Take a trip to one of the most beautiful and unusual spots in the Philippines, courtesy of filmmaker Joerg Daiber’s tilt-shift series LittleBigWorld. Bohol’s Chocolate Hills are limestone formations left over from the Ice Age, when the island was submerged.

Driving the Polestar 1

Driving the Polestar 1

Polestar’s first car is getting close to production, and a few very lucky humans have gotten behind the wheel of the latest prototype of the 600+hp luxury hybrid coupe. Carfection’s Tim Stevens takes us on a ride in this beautiful and powerful car, and has glowing things to say.

Becoming Fireproof and Waterproof

Becoming Fireproof and Waterproof

Veritasium managed to make his skin resistant to both flames and water by modifying the ultra-lightweight, synthetic known as Aerogel. It’s a very difficult material to work with, but has some amazing properties, including incredible thermal insulation and absorption.

Light Touch

Light Touch

Jazz Emu is a very shy guy with a love for Coca-Cola Light Lime and showers with his clothes on. But that didn’t stop him from releasing a song and a music video to show us just how introverted he is. This track is so going to be our summer jam for 2019.

Seinfeld LEGO Set

Seinfeld LEGO Set

To celebrate 30 years of Seinfeld (man, we’re getting old), Brent Waller submitted this concept to LEGO Ideas in hopes of its production. The 900-piece set features Jerry’s apartment, and awesome minifigs of Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, George, and Newman. Cast your vote and show your support, or there will be no soup for you!

Antop Indoor/Outdoor TV Antenna

$70  Buy Link Comment

While many of us get our content by streaming it these days, it’s nice to know you can round out your local TV programming for free. But for the best signal and greatest reach, you need a good antenna, like this indoor/outdoor model, that can pull in signals from up to 70 miles away when placed outside.

The Silence of Scotland

The Silence of Scotland

As part of his Silence Project, photographer Casper Rolsted takes a less-is-more approach to filmmaking with this footage of Scotland’s beauty, accompanied by immersive and relaxing sounds of nature. Best enjoyed with headphones with the volume cranked.

Nitecore TIP2 Keychain Flashlight

Nitecore TIP2 Keychain Flashlight
$45  Buy Link Comment

Nitecore’s keychain flashlight is smaller than a car key fob, but in turbo mode it can kick out up to 720 lumens, projecting a beam up to 100 yards. It’s rechargeable via USB, and IP67-rated waterproof to 1m, and includes a detachable clip for belt carrying or hands-free use.

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