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Satisfying Magnetic Cubes

Satisfying Magnetic Cubes

Magnet fanatic Magnetic Games shows us how to build cube structures using neodymium metal rods and spheres. He starts out with a single cube, then builds on it to create a much more substantial cube. The sounds the magnets make as they snap into place are wonderfully satisfying too.

Roli Lumi Keyboard

Roli Lumi Keyboard

Roli’s nifty portable keyboard is designed to help anyone learn to play piano. It features light-up RGB, pressure sensitive keys with 92% of the travel of an actual grand piano and can connect to other Lumi keyboards and Roli blocks. It works with a companion mobile app for learning.

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Greenlight TV & Movie Cars

Greenlight TV & Movie Cars

Greenlight makes these collectible die-cast car models based on iconic vehicles from TV and movies. They include Smokey and the Bandit’s Trans Am, John Wick’s ’69 Boss Mustang, Starsky & Hutch’s striped Gran Torino, and The Dude’s beater Gran Torino, Jake and Elwood’s The Bluesmobile, and even the A-Team’s GMC Vandura.

Zonegrace Insulated Cups

Zonegrace Insulated Cups

Made from double-walled stainless steel, these 12 oz. cups are perfect for sipping cocktails, wine or other cool beverages while enjoying outdoor concerts or picnicking. Sold in a set of four, they include lids, reusable metal straws, and straw cleaners. Available in a variety of colors.

Mezmocoin

Mezmocoin

This coin-sized metal fidget toy is designed to spin for 13 minutes or more thanks to its precision machining and fast-spinning tungsten carbide tip. The spiral design on top produces a hypnotic effect as it spins round and round. Available in brass, copper, or stainless steel.

8-Bit Symphony @Home

8-Bit Symphony @Home

Fans of classic video games will love this nearly 2-hour-long recording, featuring symphonic arrangements of 8-bit game music. The audio was captured during a performance by C64Audio and Hull Philharmonic Orchestra at Hull City Hall. Available for a limited time, so listen now, or better yet, buy the box set!

Playing Other Instruments on a Violin

Playing Other Instruments on a Violin

You’d think that a violin could only sound like a violin, but OddViolin proves that wrong by making his sound like a flute, harmonica, cello, and even bagpipes. Previously, he convinced the string instrument to sound like animals and make various sound effects.

ABCD: The Rock Alphabet

ABCD: The Rock Alphabet

Illustrator Andrew Morgan’s thick-paged kids book is perfect for teaching toddlers their ABCs. But instead of animals and everyday objects, each letter of the alphabet is illustrated with a rock and roll god or goddess. He also makes a version for budding rap stars.

Minecraft Dungeons (Trailer)

Minecraft Dungeons (Trailer)

Minecraft meets Diablo in Mojang’s upcoming action RPG, Minecraft Dungeons. Set in the pixelated Minecraft universe, the game features procedurally generated levels, and online and local co-op for up to four players. Drops Spring 2020 for consoles and Windows.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is an action adventure game that takes place across all nine Star Wars films, modified of course with more whimsy and humor. You’ll be able to jump to any movie setting and progress as you wish. Coming to consoles and Windows in 2020.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Gameplay)

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Gameplay)

This lengthy gameplay video of the upcoming Nintendo Switch tactical RPG Fire Emblem: Three Houses showcases some of the game’s numerous activities and characters. It also demonstrates a few of the new combat mechanics and features. The game drops 7/26/19.

Cool Coin Stacks

Cool Coin Stacks

The Q usually makes things that involve hot glue to hold them together. But this time, he created a couple of really cool structures by patiently stacking lots of coins. Stick around long enough, and you’ll get the satisfaction of seeing them tumble.

Xbox One Elite Controller 2

Xbox One Elite Controller 2

The Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is even more comfortable, durable and customizable than its predecessor. It has a profile switch button, the option to program a button to act as a Shift key to map more commands, and an internal battery that lasts up to 40h per charge.

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21,000 Domino Cube

21,000 Domino Cube

Domino fanatic DominoJOJO set out to break the record for the largest ever cube made out of the little plastic tiles, using more than 20,000 dominoes to create a Minecraft-inspired cube. First enjoy a brief time-lapse of the build, then watch it all come crashing down in seconds.

Making Gourmet Twix

Making Gourmet Twix

Bon Appétit’s Claire Saffitz is back in the test kitchen to make yet another popular snack. With their layers of chocolate, caramel, and crunchy cookies, it turns out that the shape, flavor, and texture of Twix bars are incredibly challenging and frustrating to replicate.

Toyota Bluegrass Tour

Toyota Bluegrass Tour

On our recent trip to Kentucky, we enjoyed a mix of horses, horsepower, baseball, and bourbon. We also visited Toyota’s largest factory in the world. Georgetown’s TMMK plant makes about 2,000 cars a day, and serves as a living monument to our global economy, where Japanese and American ingenuity and skill come together.

Pennyworth (Trailer)

Pennyworth (Trailer)

Learn about the origin of Batman’s faithful butler, Alfred Pennyworth, in this upcoming Epix series. Set in the 1960’s, the show sees Alfred leaving the British special forces to form a security company. This leads him to work with Bruce’s father, Thomas Wayne. Premieres 7/28/19.

Stayin’ Alive: Piano Edition

Stayin’ Alive: Piano Edition

Musician Francesco Parrino splashes a shiny coat of paint on the Bee Gees’ disco classic Stayin’ Alive, giving it a vibrant and jazzy new sound from his piano bench. Be sure to give his arrangement of Elton John’s Rocketman a listen too.

Bike Lane Trainer

This indoor bicycle trainer helps build your endurance and fitness regardless of the weather outside. It holds road bikes or mountain bikes securely by its quick-release rear axle, and a smooth-spinning steel flywheel with magnetic resistance. Grab one today in The Awesomer Shop.

Making a Resin Chess Set

Making a Resin Chess Set

Epoxy resin lets you cast just about any shape into a durable and rigid form. In this DIY clip from Dread CraftStation, he shows us how clear resin can be tinted, molded, and sanded to form a complete set of see-through chess pieces. The resulting set looks super slick when placed on a board with lighting underneath.

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Transformers G1 Super Cyborg Figures

Transformers G1 Super Cyborg Figures

Super7’s Transformers G1 Super Cyborg is a line of action figures that depict our beloved Autobots and Decepticons in their classic cartoon style, with the added bonus of a removable chest plate that exposes their inner workings. The Megatron figure is available from TF Source.

Classicbot Plush Computer

Classicbot Plush Computer

Fans of classic Macintosh computers will just love this jumbo-sized plush from Classicbot. Created in collaboration with Dark Label HK, the 19″ tall plush all-in-one computer will look great sitting on your couch, and makes a wonderful snuggle buddy. Drops August 2019.

Aerodynamic Symphonic Cover

Aerodynamic Symphonic Cover

Symphoniacs play orchestral arrangements of popular and classical music with a modern flair. Here, they perform an excellent cover version of Daft Punk’s Aerodynamic, on violin, cello, piano, and electronics. We also rather enjoyed their rendition of Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars.

Doctor Sleep (Trailer)

Doctor Sleep (Trailer)

Now grown up, Dan Torrance is still haunted by that year he spent at the Overlook Hotel, and retains his psychic abilities. He meets a young girl who also has “the shining”, which makes her a target of a cult who feeds on gifted children. Ewan MacGregor stars in this adaptation of Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining.

Final Fantasy VII Remake (Gameplay)

Final Fantasy VII Remake (Gameplay)

Square Enix has shared a lot of details about Final Fantasy VII: Remake. It will be split into multiple games, the first of which drops 03/03/20. The game will feature a mix of hack-and-slash and tactical combat, and appears to expand the story of the original.

Thickest Flipbook Ever

Thickest Flipbook Ever

Andymation spent over 35 days over the course of 3 months creating this insanely-thick flipbook. The 658-page anime-style sequence only takes about 50 seconds to watch, but it’s a serious testament to the artist’s illustration skill and dedication. Skip to 15:07 for the money shot.

DIY Micro Pinball Machine

DIY Micro Pinball Machine

We’ve seen a number of tiny arcade machines, but what we really want someone to produce is a teensy digital pinball machine like this one from maker Matt “Circuitbeard” Brailsford. It uses a tiny Windows 10 computer called the LattePanda and runs Visual Pinball on its dual LCD screens. Build details here.

Looney Tunes: Dynamite Dance

Looney Tunes: Dynamite Dance

Despite their political incorrectness, we still love us some classic Looney Tunes cartoons. While Warner Bros. has all but buried the old ones, this brand new cartoon captures the look and outlandish slapstick style of the classics, and serves to tease a new series coming from the studio.

Leonid & Friends: Spinning Wheel

Leonid & Friends: Spinning Wheel

What goes up, must come down, even in Russia. Musician Leonid Vorobyev and his bandmates crank out a fantastic cover version of the Blood, Sweat & Tears R&B classic Spinning Wheel, complete with the big, vibrant horn section that makes the original so damned good.

Xbox Game Pass for PC

Xbox Game Pass for PC

Microsoft is bringing Xbox One and Xbox 360 games to Windows 10 computers with Xbox Game Pass for PC. Enjoy unlimited access to a growing library of games – including Forza Horizon 4 and the upcoming Gears 5 – for just $5 a month. There’s also a $15 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate that covers both PCs and the Xbox One.

Remnant: From the Ashes: Story Trailer

Remnant: From the Ashes: Story Trailer

While we’re not sure the trailer for this upcoming co-op action RPG really explains the story at all, it does show off some insanely-great and creepy looking monsters you’ll be facing should you decide to buy this upcoming title when hits PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on 8/20/19.

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