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1947-T Mk1 Time Accumulator

1947-T Mk1 Time Accumulator

This might look like some old industrial equipment, but it’s actually a clock. Ren Kitchener of Limaflo designed this unique timepiece that displays hours and minutes on analog gauges. It’s also got an oscillating “pendulum” gauge. Each one is handbuilt in a solid wood enclosure, with authentic Bakelite and glass gauges.

Analog Sky Space Binoculars

Analog Sky Space Binoculars

This kit lets you view the night sky not with one eye, but two, for sharper, brighter, and more comfortable stargazing. It can be ordered as plans only, optics and hardware only, as a BYO 3D printing kit, or a kit with pre-printed parts. In 2022, they’ll also open source the build plans. There’s also a large, assembled model, but it’s much pricier.

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Timex Ironman R300 GPS Watch

Timex Ironman R300 GPS Watch

Offering athletes powerful fitness features at a reasonable price, the IRONMAN R300 has fast and accurate GPS tracking, wrist-based heart rate monitoring, a sunlight-readable display, guided coaching, and is water resistant to 30 meters. Plus its battery runs for up to 25 days in smart mode and 20 hours with the GPS active.

GSK True Wireless Headphones

Give your ears a treat with GSK’s lightweight in-ear headphones, which offer clean sounds without wires. With Bluetooth 5.0 + EDR connectivity, you’ll get clear audio, and 4 to 6 hours of playtime per charge. They’re a great, low-price alternative to AirPods, and 70% off their original price in The Awesomer Shop.

Polestar Precept Concept

Polestar Precept Concept

Volvo spin-off Polestar shows off its vision for the near future, with a pure EV with clean, minimal styling. Its interior is made with sustainable and recycled materials, dramatically reducing the use of plastics. Its Android-powered UI is designed for clarity and ease of use, and it’s packed with the latest in safety tech.

Every Adobe App Explained

Every Adobe App Explained

Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere… these are just a few of the Adobe applications we use on a regular basis. But as Humtog points out, there are actually over 50 different programs that Adobe makes, some that overlap with others. His 10 minute video does a great job explaining what purposes each one is best suited to.

Squeakee Balloon Dog Robot

Squeakee Balloon Dog Robot

Moose Toys turned up at the 2020 New York Toy Fair with Squeakee, a robotic dog that looks just like a shiny balloon animal. It responds to basic commands and touch, and you can even “pop” it with a pin. While it’s certainly not as sophisticated as Sony’s Aibo, this toy is sure to be a big hit with its quirky character – and its $60 price tag.

Game Console Startups 1977-2020

Game Console Startups 1977-2020

YouTuber Swarki takes us on a trip back through the history of console gaming with a compilation of startup screens and sounds from video game systems from the last 40+ years. Along the way you’ll be treated to classics like the original PlayStation and Xbox, along with rarities like the Halcyon and the Video Challenger.

NYC 1911 @ 4K 60 FPS

NYC 1911 @ 4K 60 FPS

After wowing us with upscaled vintage train footage, Denis Shiryaev takes us on a tour of New York City, circa 1911. Using neural network tech, he injected extra frames to smooth out the choppy movements from this century-old slice of life film. He also boosted its resolution to 4k. We don’t care for the colorization though.

Learning to Dress

Learning to Dress

Computer science PhD students at the Georgia Institute of Technology are using artificial intelligence tech to try and help a computer learn to put clothes on like a human might – assuming humans were actually hot dogs with carrots for arms.

MOFT Z Standing Laptop Desk

MOFT Z Standing Laptop Desk

This fiberglass stand measures just 0.5″ thick when folded flat, but expands to provide a stable, elevated shelf for your laptop in seconds. It offers up to 10″ of lift for standing, and three angles for seated positions. It holds all kinds of laptops, and has a weight capacity of up to 22 lbs.

These Lyrics Do Not Exist

These Lyrics Do Not Exist

Looking to create your next big hit song? This AI-powered song lyric generator will craft the words for you automatically. Simply select a topic, choose a genre and a mood, and it’ll take care of the rest. Sure, your masterpiece might not make much sense, but that never stopped Duran Duran or David Bowie.

Ludwig Sentence Search Engine

This unique search engine helps you create well-written documents, papers, work projects and more. Enter a sentence in English or one of 52 languages, and it will provide contextual examples from reliable sources. This lifetime subscription deal gets you unlimited searches with up to 60 results per page.

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The Child Animatronic

The Child Animatronic

During Toy Fair 2020, Gizmodo got an up-close look at Hasbro’s awesome Baby Yoda animatronic toy. The $60 plush figure can move its head, wiggle its hears, open and close its big eyes, and makes adorable sounds. Available for pre-order now, with shipping December 2020. The high tech bassinet is sadly not included.

Fiber Laser Cutting Demo

Fiber Laser Cutting Demo

Prima Power shows off the power and speed of one of its impressive fiber lasers. Their 6kW Laser Genius slices through sheet metal of varying thickness like a hot, razor-sharp knife through butter. We can’t believe how easily it got through that metal at 1:20. More laser porn here.

Garmin Overlander

Garmin Overlander

Take Garmin’s Overlander when your adventure takes you off the beaten path. Its 7″ full color touchscreen shows on-road navigation, topography maps, campsites and off-grid guidance in North and South America. It can mount in your vehicle but its magnetic mount and rechargeable battery make it portable.

Surface Pro 4 Refurb Deal

Want a bargain price on an excellent portable computer system? Look no further than this refurbished Microsoft Surface Pro 4. This 2017 model has a sharp 12.3″ PixelSense touchscreen display, 256GB of SSD storage, and a zippy Core i5 processor. It comes loaded with Windows 10 pro, and has a built-in kickstand.

Sharpin Android Pinball Machine

Sharpin Android Pinball Machine

ETA Prime shows off an upcoming tabletop gaming system that plays digital pinball games like Zen Pinball and Pinball Arcade. It runs on Android, and has a 24″ full HD display that’s angled properly for gameplay. The machine will come in two versions with different levels of processing capability, and can also connect to a PC. Drops 3/2020.

HP Presidents’ Day Sale 2020

Save big on computers, peripherals, and accessories in the HP Presidents’ Day Sale. They’ve got great laptops, desktops, printers, monitors, and other gear at prices up to 60% off. From the HP Spectre X360 touchscreen laptop to the HP Color Laserjet Pro MFP, there’s no better time to upgrade your office or home. (Sale ends 2/22/20)

Apple MacBook Pro 13.3” Refurb Deal

If you long for the days when the MacBook Pro had a good keyboard and plenty of ports, check out this Grade-B refurbished 13.3″ system, with a 2.5 GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 500GB of storage. This 2012 model has a Thunderbolt port, two USB 3 ports, a Firewire port, and a SuperDrive. Bargain-priced in The Awesomer Shop.

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TREBLAB xFit Sports Headphones

TREBLAB xFit Sports Headphones

These true wireless headphones are designed to provide a great listening experience while your work out. They’re IPX6 waterproof to resist sweat, and offer a variety of ear-tips to ensure a good fit. They run for 5h per charge, while the case offers 25h of rechargers. Save an extra 15% with code PRESIDENT15 (expires 2/18/20)

Drone-killing Laser

Drone-killing Laser

Drones can capture amazing imagery, but they can wreak havoc in the wrong hands. To eliminate threats from UAVs, Israeli defense tech company Rafael has created Drone Dome, a system that can jam drone communication or pluck them out of the sky using a laser. It can spot objects as small as 0.02 sq. ft. from 2.1 miles away.

Gadgets Deconstructed

Gadgets Deconstructed

Dina A. Amin loves to disassemble everyday items, and neatly arrange their components. In this clip, she turned this process into a stop-motion animation, deconstructing a Walkman, a phone, a hairdryer, and a camera. She also likes to play a game where you guess how many parts are inside before it’s disassembled.

Beoplay A9 Blue Moon Speaker

Beoplay A9 Blue Moon Speaker

Luxury electronics maker Bang & Olufsen presents a special edition of its Beoplay A9 living room speaker. Designed in collaboration with pop artist Daniel Arsham, this model takes advantage of its circular shape, replacing the solid color face with an image inspired by the artist’s cratered blue moon globe.

All-at-once 3D Printing

All-at-once 3D Printing

Typical 3D printers build up objects one layer at a time. This new technology is capable of printing an entire, highly-detailed object at once. The one big caveat of EFPL and Readily3D’s volumetric printer is that it can only print really tiny objects. Since it can print in a sterile container, it could be used for biomedical applications.

Replicade Street Fighter II Arcade

New Wave ToysReplicade sixth-scale arcade machine is a playable miniature replica of the original Street Fighter II: Champion Edition cabinet. It’s got a 3.5″ color screen and working arcade controls. You also get a matching miniature USB fight stick. Save an extra 10% with code LOVE10 (expires 2/14/20).

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