(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.
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.
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’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.
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’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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.