Finding Fury

Finding Fury

Skiers Sam Cohen and Michelle Parker set out to conquer a hard-to-reach mountain peak in the Cascades. After a long hike and five days of camping, they made it to the Northeast face of the appropriately named Mount Fury. Kudos to director Mike Rogge and the Verb Cabin team for following along on this incredible adventure.

Wooden Camera Replicas

Wooden Camera Replicas

Vietnam-based artists The Wooden Model Design build incredibly detailed laser-cut wood models, including replicas of professional camera equipment. Among their creations are a Sony Alpha 1, a Hasselblad 500CM, and a RED Komodo 6K, and a Mamiya RZ67.

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Terminator 2 Modern Trailer

Terminator 2 Modern Trailer

There’s no question that Terminator 2: Judgment Day was the best movie of the entire franchise. But back in 1991, movie trailers weren’t quite as slick as they are today. Michael Edwards edited together an awesome new trailer for James Cameron’s classic action flick, which also avoids the spoilers of the original trailer.

Jumbl Jigsaw Puzzle Boards

Jumbl Jigsaw Puzzle Boards
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While they’re not as cool as Simone Giertz’s puzzle table, we think Jumbl’s jigsaw puzzle boards are great. They provide a smooth work surface with an edgeless design for sliding puzzles off, along with drawers for storing pieces. They also make a portable version that folds up and holds your pieces on a felt surface.

Evolving Soft Robots

Evolving Soft Robots

Scientists from MIT CSAIL have developed Evolution Gym, a system that uses artificial intelligence to optimize the design and control logic of soft robots. Like strange digital animals, the simulated robots autonomously evolve to perform specific tasks like walking, jumping, climbing, or carrying objects.

Play Dead V2 Playing Cards

Play Dead V2 Playing Cards
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Designer Steven Harrison updated one of his classic Riffle Shuffle decks with a fresh color scheme and line work. Each court card is illustrated with a royal skeleton in shades of blue, teal, and gold. The number cards have a cool 3D look to their shapes, while the card backs feature a vortex of skulls and colorful swirls.

Slide Slide Slippity-Slide

Slide Slide Slippity-Slide

Daniel LaBelle demonstrates what life would be like if people didn’t pick up their feet to walk places, and instead could only slide to their destinations. The idea works great if you live at the top of a hill, but getting back home is a bitch.

$100 PVC Submarine

$100 PVC Submarine

Maker Peter Sripol wanted to see if he could build a functional submarine using off-the-shelf parts and a $100 budget. He assembled its frame from PVC pipe and 3D-printed connectors, and its remote steering mechanism is completely analog. He even rigged it up to pick up undersea “treasure” with magnets.

Jumbo Planet Puzzles

Jumbo Planet Puzzles
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Celebrate your love for our planet and our neighbors in space with these oversize puzzles from Chronicle Books. Measuring 2.5 feet in diameter, the kid-friendly 100-piece puzzles feature beautiful satellite images captured by NASA of the Earth, Mercury, Mars, and our moon.

Driven: 2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X

Driven: 2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X

The shiny new 2022 Nissan Frontier has a bold design, a powerful new V6 engine, and is just the right size for everyday life and weekend fun. The PRO-4X model comes fully outfitted for adventures both on- and off-road and has rugged good looks.

DJ Duet

DJ Duet

Most DJs are solo artists or back other band members, but DJ Fong Fong and Mart One like to perform together on the same mixing deck and turntables. Watch and listen as they absolutely slay this live mix of the UZ track Trap Sh*t V18 and the Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock classic It Takes Two.

Kizen Collapsible Lantern

Kizen Collapsible Lantern
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Kizen’s compact LED lantern is perfect for campsites or anywhere you need a little extra light. It collapses down to about the size of a hockey puck and can run on solar or USB power, and its rechargeable battery can be used as a phone charger in an emergency. It comes in blue or yellow.

Win a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Fuelie Convertible

One lucky sweepstakes winner will drive home in this Riverside Red drop-top beauty – a matching-numbers C2 Sting Ray with a fuel-injected 327 ci V8, pop-up headlights, and four-wheel independent suspension. Proceeds go to support The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. Awesomer readers get 25% bonus entries.

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Expressive Humanoid Robot

Expressive Humanoid Robot

Engineered Arts shows off their Ameca robot, an advanced humanoid that can produce convincing facial expressions and gestures. The robotic platform is designed to improve human-robot interaction, and as a vehicle for AI technology. It’s expected to be on display at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. (Thanks, Rob!)

Air75 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

Air75 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
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NuPhy Studio’s compact 75% keyboard combines the benefits of mechanical keys with a slimline profile. It has an aluminum frame, hot-swappable keys, and RGB lighting. It connects wirelessly via 2.4 GHz RF or Bluetooth and has a wired USB-C port. The optional NuFolio V2 is a foldable case with a tablet and phone stand.

SOG Keytron 1 Folding Knife

SOG Keytron 1 Folding Knife
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SOG’s keychain-sized knife is perfect for everyday needs, like cutting twine, opening boxes, or slicing packing tape. It measures just 3.5″ long when closed, and has a built-in bottle opener and a smart key-latch ring for easy addition and removal of keys.

Lexus ROV Concept

Lexus ROV Concept

While it’s unlikely to be more than a showpiece, we appreciate Lexus’ chutzpah with the reveal of their ROV (Recreational Off-highway Vehicle) Concept. The upscale 2-seater differentiates itself from other UTVs by running on clean-burning hydrogen that propels a custom 1-liter direct-injected engine.

Working Halo Energy Sword

Working Halo Energy Sword

The energy sword is one of our go-to weapons in the Halo series. We’ve seen lots of cool replicas of the sword over the years, but they’re usually toys made from plastic. Hacksmith Industries went above and beyond with their working version of the iconic sword, which is basically a quad-blade version of their plasma lightsaber.

Hamilton PSR MTX Digital Quartz Watch

Hamilton PSR MTX Digital Quartz Watch

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original LED Pulsar, this remarkable watch has a green dot matrix display as a nod to The Matrix Resurrections. It has an all-black PVD-coated steel case and link bracelet, with a Matrix digital rain pattern inscribed on its case back and on its packaging. It’s limited to 1999 pieces.

Baseball Bat Helicopter

Baseball Bat Helicopter

Inspired by Smarter Every Day’s powerful home run machine, the guys from How Ridiculous wanted to try and beat Destin’s 717-foot batting record. So they teamed up with aeronautical engineering firm Innovaero to a create a batting machine that imitates a helicopter’s rotor blades. This thing is terrifying as it spins up.

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Sivga SCV021 Headphones

Sivga SCV021 Headphones
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The warm rosewood and tan leather accents of Sivga’s SCV021 headphones preview the warm and natural audio you can expect from their 50mm drivers. They offer a crisp and clean 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response with 105 dB sensitivity and envelop your ears with soft and comfy earcups.

Rise of the Calipersaurus

Rise of the Calipersaurus

Stephen’s 8×6 Workshop created this silly low-budget short film about a man who protects a prehistoric creature who also happens to be a tool from his workshop. But when the baby calipersaurus cries out, its parents aren’t too happy with the situation. We love the TARDIS sound effects. (Thanks, Steph!)

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One): First Look

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One): First Look

Miles Morales receives an unexpected visit from Gwen Stacy, who asks him to join her on a new Spider-venture. Expect more of Spider-Man 2099 and other Spidey variants as they travel the multiverse and encounter an even more villainous baddie than Kingpin in the sequel to Into the Spider-Verse. In theaters 10.7.2022.

Nested Circle Clock

Nested Circle Clock

Thanks to his Swiss heritage, Alexandre Chappel felt obligated to build a timepiece of some sort. So he set about making a unique tabletop clock that tells time on a series of nested circles. He used a CNC machine to cut all of the wooden gears. He should probably add a pointer, so you know where to look for the time.

OmniShelf Computer Workstation

OmniShelf Computer Workstation
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Equipped with industrial-strength magnets and suction cups, this portable folding shelf provides a laptop desk on the go. It sticks to smooth surfaces like windows, or metal ones like the side of a truck. It has four small magnets at top for holding tools or a smartphone, and folds up like a briefcase for travel. Holds up to 40 lb.

LEGO Firewood Factory

LEGO Firewood Factory

LEGO Technic machine expert The Brick Wall created an amazing working sawmill that turns long logs into individual pieces of firewood. The wood is delivered on the back of a LEGO truck, then the factory cuts the wood into smaller logs, then splits them into quarters, ready for lighting.

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