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Implicit Playing Cards V2

Implicit Playing Cards V2
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Nathan Darma’s cards offer up – as he calls it – “big deck energy,” and we agree. From the shimmery foiled backs to Gart’s colorful and abstract court card illustrations, they’re just as good for cardistry as they are for distracting your opponents from your poker tells.

Toy Story 4 (Trailer)

Toy Story 4 (Trailer)

Woody and his pals are spending time with little Bonnie these days, and the kid has decided to add a new toy to her collection – “Forky” (or is that “Sporky?”). But the plastic utensil is reluctant about his new role, and leads the toys on a wild new adventure.

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Lucy in the Sky (Teaser)

Lucy in the Sky (Teaser)

The feature film debut of Noah Hawley (creator of FX’s Fargo and Legion) features Natalie Portman in a story about an astronaut who loses her grip on reality after returning from a mission. The story is reportedly inspired by that of Lisa Nowak, and her unusual behavior.

DIY Felt Robots

DIY Felt Robots

Artist Hah Jeong-hee started making felt toys for her kids. She’s made dozens of small toys, but recently she became interested in making robots. Her creations are so detailed that people sometimes mistake them for model kits. Turn captions on.

Baba is You

Baba is You
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In Baba is You, each stage is a puzzle depicted as a crude drawing. But also inside the drawing are the puzzle’s rules, which exist as blocks of words that you can push, and thus change. So Baba doesn’t have to be You. Available for PCs and the Nintendo Switch.

Pedro Pascal on His Characters

Pedro Pascal on His Characters

(PG-13: Language) Actor Pedro Pascal is best known for his roles on Narcos, The Good Wife, and his all-too-short run as Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones. In this GQ interview he speaks about what made each character tick, and proves to be as likeable as we hoped.

The Professor and The Madman (Trailer)

The Professor and The Madman (Trailer)

Mel Gibson and Sean Penn star in this adaptation of Simon Winchester’s novel. When the Oxford English Dictionary was being created, the committee behind it received 10,000 entries from one man. Then they found out that he was a criminal and deemed insane.

Brick Formation x Homeworld Kits

Brick Formation x Homeworld Kits
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Brick Formation is a new company focused on creating beautifully-designed, limited-edition kits using genuine LEGO parts. Their first kits include Interceptor (500pc), Ion Cannon Frigate (705pc), and Destroyer (1365pc) models from Gearbox Software’s classic Homeworld 2.

Keep Your Eye on the Marble

Keep Your Eye on the Marble

5MadMovieMakers used some fun video tricks to keep the steel marble in this clip perfectly centered as it makes its way through a twisty, turny Quercetti Skyrail roller coaster track. Try playing the video a second time with your finger on the ball.

A Flock of Metal

A Flock of Metal

Musician and producer Andy Rehfeldt transformed the 1980s classic I Ran (So Far Away), leaving the original vocals intact, and then re-recording the instrumentals with his own original hard rock arrangement. He should do a whole new wave album like this.

The Golf Ball That’s Too Good

The Golf Ball That’s Too Good

Technology is stretching the boundaries of sports. Innovation is normally good, but at what point does it become cheating? It’s a question that’s been asked for decades when it comes to golf balls, and the Titleist V1 Pro brought the debate back.

LEGO Steamboat Willie

LEGO Steamboat Willie
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Building on szabomat90’s LEGO Ideas design, this fantastic kit is based on the boat from Mickey Mouse’s debut cartoon, Walt Disney’s 1928 classic Steamboat Willie. The 721-piece model measures over 10″ long when complete, and includes new Mickey and Minnie figures.

Enter Sandman: Bowie Style

Enter Sandman: Bowie Style

Anthony Vincent focuses on a single style for another cover of Metallica’s Enter Sandman, done in the sonorous style of David Bowie, with instrumentals reminiscent of Let’s Dance. That’s Talor Steinberg on guitar, Mat Graham on trumpet, and Rocky Yera on sax.

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The Head Hunter (Trailer)

The Head Hunter (Trailer)

(Gore) The Head Hunter is an intriguing medieval fantasy horror film. It’s about a warrior who hunts down monsters and the occult. He gets a second chance to kill the beast that took his daughter’s life, but it may be too much for him to handle.

Hypnospace Outlaw

Hypnospace Outlaw
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Hypnospace Outlaw is a love letter to the modern Wild West that was 90’s Internet. You play an online moderator in an alternate 1999 where people can go online while they sleep. Police the primitive web, download apps, and customize your desktop.

Snowmobile Drag Racing

Snowmobile Drag Racing

(Loud) When you’re freezing your ass off in the winter in Sweden, one way to keep yourself warm is to strap your butt to a pulsejet powered snowmobile, and fire yourself down an icy straightaway at speeds up to 150 mph. (Thanks Ola Andreas!)

Pokémon Dugtrio Brothers Figure

Pokémon Dugtrio Brothers Figure
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Now these are gym leaders. Ojitendo Studio designed this silly figure that imagines Pokémon’s goofy Dugtrio triplets as bodybuilders. The figure also comes with a pot and a soil effect for display, but why hide all those rippling, shiny muscles?

100 Familiar Songs

100 Familiar Songs

There are lots of instrumental pieces we’ve heard over the years, but don’t know the names of them. Pianist Vinheteiro decided to play a whole bunch of these pieces to help us connect these melodies with their names and composers. See how many you know.

Power Rangers Battle Grid (Gameplay)

Power Rangers Battle Grid (Gameplay)
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A 7-minute gameplay video of Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. The tag-team fighting game looks like it could use better background music and flashier effects, but the combat looks solid, and it’ll be fun to mix and match the heroes and villains. Drops Spring 2019.

Muse Ukulele Medley

Muse Ukulele Medley

Black Holes and Revelations is one of our favorite Muse albums. EatMyUke is a fan too, and put together this great medley from the album, including Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole, and Knights of Cydonia, which sounds particularly great on the ukulele.

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Onewheel Pint Electric Skateboard

Onewheel Pint Electric Skateboard
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Onewheel’s entry-level single-wheel skateboard is lighter, smaller, and more nimble than the standard OneWheel XR. It has a built-in handle, LED lights and an easy dismount mode. It goes up to 16 mph and lasts up to 8 mi per charge.

Fascination Is Fun

Fascination Is Fun

Tom Scott headed to Hull, Massachusetts to check out Paragon Boardwalk, one of the world’s few remaining Fascination parlors, in which players compete in a game that’s somewhere between an early version of pinball and Skee-ball to win actual money.

Batman Shogun Statue

Batman Shogun Statue
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XM Studios‘ latest masterpiece is this handcrafted and hand-painted 1:4 porcelain statue that depicts the Dark Knight as a samurai. The Batman Shogun statue comes with three heads, two left arms, two right arms, and two chest emblems.

MetaFly Winged Drone

MetaFly Winged Drone
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The MetaFly is a winged remote-controlled toy that flies and glides like a bird. It’s agile and safe enough to use indoors. But it’s also flexible and tough enough to withstand the outdoors. It lasts up to 8 min per charge and goes up to 11 mph.

The Prosthetics of Game of Thrones

The Prosthetics of Game of Thrones

Between the white walkers, wights, and stone men of Old Valyria, Game of Thrones is filled with creepy creatures. In this great behind the scenes clip from HBO, meet the makeup and prosthetics artists who bring these characters to life, and add battle scars to others.

Avengers: Endgame (Trailer 2)

Avengers: Endgame (Trailer 2)

The pillars of the Avengers look back on their adventures, and it looks like the team – at least, what remains of it – has found a way to undo or restore what Thanos did in Infinity War… and it requires them to wear matching Ant-Man suits.

Nendoroid Black Panther

Nendoroid Black Panther
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The Nendoroid action figure of our hero has two unmasked heads, one masked head and two slashing effect parts. But that’s not all – it comes with a miniature diorama of the Wakanda battle from Avengers: Infinity War.

Awayco

Awayco
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Awayco is a free service that connects you to a growing number of surf and ski shops around the world. Use Awayco’s website to rent up to five pieces of equipment up to 6 months in advance, so you can travel light. A premium subscription adds insurance and more.

Halo Master Chief for Windows

Halo Master Chief for Windows

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to Windows via the Microsoft Store and Steam. The collection will be released in parts, and consists of Halo: Reach, Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4. The games will support 60fps, 4K and HDR.

Winter Driving with Nissan AWD

Winter Driving with Nissan AWD

We spent a couple of chilly winter days North of Montreal, Canada covering hundreds of miles of snow- and ice-covered roads in the new 2019 Nissan Altima AWD and Murano AWD. On our arrival to the Mecaglisse ice circuit, we got to drive the insane snow-tracked Altima-TE.

Throw Throw Burrito

Throw Throw Burrito
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From Matthew Inman and Elan Lee, creators of the wildly popular Exploding Kittens comes a new game, in which you must collect matching cards faster than your opponents while ducking, dodging, and tossing squishy burritos. It’s like poker and dodgeball had a baby.

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