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Honest Trailers: 2019 Oscars Edition

Honest Trailers: 2019 Oscars Edition

(PG-13: Language) Screen Junkies pokes fun at this year’s Academy Award nominees and the controversies revolving the ceremony itself. Take your pick from movies with lessons that are obvious yet still unheeded. And Black Panther. Yes it deserves to be there, so stop it.

Illusion d’Optique Playing Cards

Illusion d’Optique Playing Cards
$18  Buy Comment

Each of the 54 cards in designer Gianni Sarcone’s deck features an original illustration that will mess with your mind. Each image combines the card’s value and suit with a trippy optical illusion. The set comes packed in a rainbow-sheen holographic tuck case.

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How Laptops are Made

How Laptops are Made

Science Channel takes inside a factory that cranks out laptop computers like the one you might be looking at this very minute. The assembly starts out using high speed robots to pick and place parts on its circuit boards, but the rest is a labor-intensive, manual process.

UCO Sprout Mini Lantern

UCO Sprout Mini Lantern
$15  Buy Comment

UCO’s Sprout is a camping lantern that delivers up to 100 lumens of light. Yet it measures only 2.5″x 2.5″x 1.9″ and weighs just 2.7oz. Its light is dimmable and can be switched to blue for daytime use. Its lanyard attaches magnetically for easy connection and removal.

Yoyo Ninja

Yoyo Ninja

Kuma Films spent some time on the streets of Tokyo, Japan with 2A Yoyo World Champion Shu Takada, as he showed off an amazing combination of tricks that blend the wheel-spinning sport with acrobatic flips and dance.

The Dirt (Trailer)

The Dirt (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) Netflix presents an over-the-top biopic based on the eponymous 2001 autobiography of Mötley Crüe, telling the wild and wooly story of one of the world’s most notorious rock bands. Directed by Jeff Tremaine of Jackass and Bad Grandpa fame.

LEGO Ideas: The Flintstones

LEGO Ideas: The Flintstones
$60  Buy Comment

Based on a proposal by LEGO Ideas member Andrew Clark, set #21316 includes minifigs of the Flintstones Fred and Wilma, and their neighbors Barney and Betty. It comes with the Flintstone residence, their car and even a huge dinosaur rib. They left out Dino though.

3A Destiny 2 Titan Action Figures

3A Destiny 2 Titan Action Figures
$199  Buy Comment

3A’s sixth-scale Destiny 2 Titan action figure comes with a Ghost, a Sentinel Shield, a Sweet Business rifle, and a Better Devils hand cannon. It also comes with three pairs of hands. It comes in three colorways, with one being exclusive to Bungie’s online store.

Willem Dafoe on His Famous Roles

Willem Dafoe on His Famous Roles

Willem Dafoe sat down with GQ to talk about his most memorable characters, from Spider-Man‘s Green Goblin to The Last Temptation of Christ’s Jesus. Even if you’re not familiar with his work, this is still a must watch because of Dafoe’s passion and generosity.

Kitbull

Kitbull

A stray kitten is threatened when a pit bull moves in next to its hiding place. The cat does its best to push the dog away, but one day sees that they both could use a friend. This Pixar artist-made short film does a great job of capturing the nuances of a kitten’s behavior.

Randall Munroe: How To

Randall Munroe: How To

xkcd creator Randall Munroe’s latest book offers solutions to real-world problems. But don’t expect to get advice you can actually use. Instead, you’ll receive overly-complicated and impractical methods, in what he calls “world’s least useful self-help book.” Drops 9/3/19.

X-Tankcopter Drone

X-Tankcopter Drone

Xerall’s X-Tankcopter drone weighs just 0.27 lb and has durable treads and arms. It’s equally agile on land and on air. You can make it drift, spin and climb small obstacles. It lasts up to 15 min per charge. It comes with a remote control and a smartphone headset attachment.

Disintegrating X

Disintegrating X

Fabian Oefner adds to his series of exploded-view car photographs. Disintegrating X features a restored Lamborghini Miura. Oefner shot over 2500 photos over the course of 2 years to complete this composite piece. Prints are on sale at M.A.D. Gallery Geneva for $5000+.

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Sphero RVR Robot

Sphero RVR Robot
$199+  Pledge Comment

Sphero’s RVR robot is not just as a plaything, but a platform for customization. The programmable all-terrain bot drives right out of the box, has numerous on-board sensors, and is highly-expandable using Raspberry Pi, BBC micro:bit, or Arduino control circuits.

Swind E Classic Mini

Swind E Classic Mini
~$100K  Buy Comment

The Swind E Classic Mini is a fully restored classic Mini that’s married to Swindon Powertrain’s 80kW electric motor setup. It goes up to 80mph and has a range of 125mi. As a bonus, the lack of a gas tank means it has extra space in the trunk. Limited to 100 units.

Anker PowerPort Atom PD 4

Anker PowerPort Atom PD 4
$100  Buy Comment

Anker’s PowerPort Atom PD4 is a great replacement for many laptop chargers that use a USB connection. It has two USB-A and two USB-C charging ports, all of which can be used simultaneously, providing up to 100-watts of total power.

Fire in Cardboard City

Fire in Cardboard City

New Zealand filmmaker Phil Brough’s wonderful animated short tells the story of a fire brigade who attempts to save their city from a fire, but are frustrated by the fact that everything around them is made of cardboard – and apparently filled with gasoline.

Artisan Cutlery Kinetic Tool

Artisan Cutlery Kinetic Tool
$125  Buy Link Comment

Inspired by a balisong knife, Artisan’s fun to use gadget features a stainless steel multitool instead of a knife blade. It has a pry bar, bottle opener, hex wrench, and ruler, and its titanium handles have a locking mechanism. Also available with stainless/G10 handles.

Subtle Visual Effects

Subtle Visual Effects

While WhatCulture sometimes mistakes compositing and rotoscoping for CGI, the video is still worth a watch, as they show off a dozen times that VFX artists managed to create illusions that were so seamlessly integrated that you’d never know they weren’t real.

Best of BMW Test Fest 2019

Best of BMW Test Fest 2019

BMW decided to make it a little easier to for us test its many vehicles by creating the BMW Test Fest, a day-long event at the BMW Performance Center in Thermal, California. With over 80 cars from BMW, Rolls-Royce, and MINI, here’s a taste of what we experienced.

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Food Play

Food Play

The guys from Toronto creative studio reactiv like to play with their food. In this lighthearted short, they imagine that edibles were actually used for playing various sports, and making quite the mess in the process.

Catch-22 (Teaser)

Catch-22 (Teaser)

A group of US airmen try to stay sane during World War II. Catch-22 is a six-episode miniseries on Hulu based on the classic dark comedy novel. It’s co-directed by George Clooney and stars Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Christopher Abbott, and Kyle Chandler.

Tetris 99 for the Nintendo Switch

Tetris 99 for the Nintendo Switch

A chaotic 99-player spin on Tetris. Each line you complete lets you send Garbage Blocks to other players, and vice-versa. You can make your attacks more targeted, and you gain bonuses in attack or defense as you defeat others. (Note: video contains PG-13 language.)

3rd Date

3rd Date

Miss Gazelle and Mister Bear have a dinner date. But things don’t quite go according to plan in this hilarious and rapidly-escalating animated short by Veronica Solomon that reminds us of the classic Bambi Meets Godzilla for some reason.

RST Convert Snowboard Snowshoe

RST Convert Snowboard Snowshoe
$TBD  Buy Link Comment

Ross Snow Tech’s innovative snowboard binding converts into a snowshoe, so you can easily traverse deep snow when you hop off of your board. Features a 4-point mounting system, and tool-less conversion between cruise and climb modes. Drops Fall 2019.

Abandoned: McBarge

Abandoned: McBarge

Bright Sun Films looks at one of the strangest abandoned places – a floating restaurant McDonald’s commissioned for the 1986 World’s Fair in Vancouver. After it closed, the Friendship 500 aka the “McBarge” sat forsaken for 28-years. But might it rise from the ashes?

Cola Can Gatling Gun

Cola Can Gatling Gun

We’ve seen toy weapons made from Coca-Cola cans, but this build from The S (not to be confused with The Q) is designed to launch the aluminum soda cans. The spinning cardboard and PVC gatling gun rapidly fires off eight Coke cans in just a couple of seconds.

Ghostbusters x Transformers

Ghostbusters x Transformers
$50  Buy Comment

Among the many fun things on display at the 2019 NY Toy Fair was this amusing mashup, courtesy of Hasbro. Yes, what you’re looking at is a 7″ long version of the Ghostbuster’s Ecto-1 that converts into a Transformer. Known as Ectotron, this awesome toy will ship 7/31/19.

Protecting His Puck

Protecting His Puck

In this clip from the 2016 GoPro series NHL After Dark, Philadelphia Flyers player Claude Giroux demonstrates just what it means to protect a puck, as he negotiates a stream of dozens of other hockey pucks, and other distractions without flinching. Skip to 1:50.

Dango Dapper EDC Wallet

Dango Dapper EDC Wallet
$69  Buy Comment

Most minimal wallets put an emphasis on modern looks, but Dango Products‘ take on the slimline trend combines the classic appeal of leather with the structure of aerospace-grade aluminum. It holds up to 12 cards, and blocks RFID scanners. Also available as a slim bifold.

Billie Jean Accordion Orchestra

Billie Jean Accordion Orchestra

Students from Bosnia and Herzegovina music school JU muzička škola Prijedor turn in an energetic performance of Michael Jackson’s 1983 classic, played on more than a dozen accordions. Just one question: are these kids all agents for the Men in Black?

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