Famed nature documentarian Sir David Attenborough looks back at his more than 90 years on Earth, along with some of his greatest experiences. Along the way, he describes the dramatic changes he’s seen in our planet’s ecosystem during his lifetime, and offers solutions to help save our planet. Drops 10.4.2020 on Netflix.
Artist Yamamoto Motoi creates intricate landscapes using salt as his only medium. Among his creations is this labyrinthine design he created for an exhibition celebrating “Mono-no Aware” an ancient Japanese term acknowledging the ephemeral nature of things. The work took Motoi 10 days and 330 lb. of salt to make.
Musician Matt Brockman plays the trumpet alongside himself in this fun medley of familiar tunes from movies, TV, and pop music. The arrangement was put together by Kevin McKee, but the performance is 100% Matt and his lips. We also enjoyed his performances of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here and the theme from Jaws.
Gerber’s popular micro multitool looks great in this flashy purple color. It measures just 2.3″ long when closed, but manages to pack in spring-loaded needle-nose pliers, a wire cutter, a fine edge knife, a package opener, spring-loaded scissors, a Phillips driver, a flat driver, a file, tweezers, and a bottle opener.
In 2019, Subaru Tecnica Int’l. built just 209 of the STI S209, a rocket of a car powered by a 341hp Boxer engine, a 6-speed manual gearbox, and all-wheel drive. Enter to win this one in Crystal White Pearl with Satin Gold wheels, and support veterans and children’s charities with your donation. Awesomer readers get 50% bonus entries.
Miniature model maker Hoo’s mini world shows off an incredible build, a teensy version of a Leica M10 camera, complete with a removable lens. No detail was overlooked, from the curvature of the lens glass, to the leather case, to the aperture settings on its lens ring.
This unique modular shelving system features boards made entirely from recycled chopsticks. The sustainably-made shelves come in three widths and attach securely to metal wall frames to provide height flexibility. Mix and match components to make exactly the shelving unit you want.
Director James Molle and students from Gobelins animation school take us along for a boy’s journey of discovery, as he struggles with worry and seeks answers from a world occupied by strange, anthropomorphic characters. The low-res pixel animation style and lack of speech compliment the mystique of the short film.
Science education channel Kurzgesagt teamed up with storytellers Wait But Why to create their first official mobile app, an interactive plaything that lets you view the relative size of things in the universe. Swipe left to zoom in. Swipe right to zoom out. Then tap on objects for fun facts about them. Available on iOS and Android.
The ultimate incarnation of Acura’s sporty RDX crossover gets slathered in the rich Thermal Orange Pearl paint from the NSX supercar. It also gets the RDX Advance and A-Spec packages, SH-AWD, 20″ black alloy rims, gloss black trim, and leather, Ultrasuede, and orange stitching inside. Just 360 of the vehicles will be made.
With the launch of iOS 14, Apple users can finally add widgets to their home screens. Combined with loading icons via the Shortcuts app, you can give your device a whole new look. We particularly love the clean black and white minimalism of Traf’s custom 80-icon set, which looks great against a dark- or light-grey background.
Watch and listen in awe as violinist Dmitry Rotkin lets his fingers do the talking in this far too short pizzicato jazz improvisation, inspired by Duke Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing). His arrangement of The Beatles’ Come Together is pretty incredible as well.
Paul Scardino of Winchester City, Virginia likes to collect Funko POP! figures. At this point, he’s amassed an incredible 5,306 of the big-headed vinyl toys, which makes him the Guinness World Record holder. The crazy thing is that he still has more than 3,000 more POP!s he’s yet to procure.
This heavy-duty outdoor blanket is made from lightweight, dual-layer polypropylene with corner grommets. It works as a waterproof tarp, an impromptu shelter, or an emergency blanket. Its Mylar side reflects heat, and also can help signal for help by reflecting light. Measures 60″ x 82″ when opened, and stows in a zipper pouch.
Macrofying’s video gives us a really, really, really up-close look at everyday objects. See if you can guess what you’re looking at before the camera zooms out. We managed to get a couple right, but most of them are pretty tricky to figure out. Be sure to check out their amazing flying macro zoom video while you’re at it.
Never be caught without the proper driver again. This kit includes 90 magnetic bits to fit just about every small screw head, with bits for flat, philips, micro-torx, pentalobe, tri-wing, square, Posidriv, and triangle heads. It also includes a flex extender, tweezers, mini metric sockets, and other tools for working with small parts.
French musician MEZERG kicks out some groovy sounds using one of the silliest musical instruments – a watermelon. He connected slices of the melon – along with cantaloupe and a kiwi – to a Playtron MIDI Controller to create an edible keyboard. His cover of The Doors’ Light My Fire is pretty awesome too, even if it has no fruit.
The guys at Screen Junkies take a break from blasting movie trailers to provide their honest take on the streaming services that bring countless movies and TV series into our living rooms every day. At the moment, we’re just grumpy that HBO Max doesn’t work on Amazon Fire, Roku, or LG TVs. Also, we don’t get Quibi at all.
Furniture designers Mateo’s adjustable height desk is built from baltic birch or hardwood and offers electronic height adjustments from 28.5″ to 48.5″. Its top has a small drawer, a felt-lined tray, and built-in cable management. Add-ons include a tack-friendly felt partition, an LED lamp, a shelf, and a business card holder.
“A once proud city has descended into a den of crime, sin, and misery. A corrupt police force and criminal underworld make every day a savage struggle… Yet one man will attempt a daring escape…” It sounds like quite the premise, but Mark Butchko’s animated short film is basically a modern tribute to the video game Zaxxon.
From the Mickey Mouse to Muppet Babies to the latest Japanese anime, cartoons have a long history of memorable theme songs. Stoic pianist Lord Vinheteiro looks takes us back in the rewind machine with a great medley of songs from animated programs from 1928 to the present day.
LEGO is showing off an awesome set based on the flying Batwing from Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. The 2,363-piece advanced set measures 22″ wide and 20″ long once complete, and includes minifigs of Batman, The Joker, and the Boombox Goon. Now you just need a moon lamp to hang it in front of. Drops 11.1.2020.
If you think our galaxy’s sun is big, wait ’til you get a load of Kurzgesagt’s latest science video, which explores the universe in search of the biggest, brightest, densest, and most energetic stars. Along the way, you’ll learn how a star’s age can influence its size dramatically.
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