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Treblab Z2 Headphones

Treblab’s over-the-ear wireless headphones are great for blocking out background noise. They pack high-performance 40mm neodymium drivers, Bluetooth 5.0 with AptX support, and offer active noise canceling tech. Plus, they can run for up to 35 hours on a charge. Save $10 in The Awesomer Shop today.

3D Printing a Boat

3D Printing a Boat

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center now has a 3D printer that can crank out objects up to 100 feet-long, 22 feet-wide, and 10 feet-high. In this brief time-lapse, watch 72 hours condensed down to 30 seconds as it outputs a 25 foot-long boat that weights 5,000 pounds. And yes, it floats.

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Philips Hue Filament Bulbs

Philips Hue Filament Bulbs

Philips continues to expand their Hue smartbulb line with a series of bulbs that look like vintage Edison-style filament lights. There are numerous LED bulbs with this look these days, but only these ones can be remotely controlled via the Hue app. Available in A19, ST19, and G25 styles.

How a Mellotron Works

How a Mellotron Works

Bell Tone Synth Works provides a look inside a keyboard that predates the digital sampler. The Mellotron used multiple strips of magnetic tape to play sounds recorded from other musical instruments. The M400 shown here is from the 1970s, but you can see an earlier model here.

Chasing Cars at Gotthard Pass

Chasing Cars at Gotthard Pass

A duo of Porsches takes to one of world’s best roads – Gotthard Pass in Switzerland, and DJI was on hand to capture the action with their Mavic 2 Pro drone, FPV system, and Osmo Action camera. Whether you’re into cars, cinematography, technology, or travel, there’s a little something for everyone in this brief clip. BTS here.

Amazon Echo Studio

Amazon Echo Studio

Amazon’s largest Echo speaker is a direct shot across the bow of Apple’s HomePod – for a hundred bucks less. It uses five speakers to fill your room with rich, dynamic sound, and self-calibrates to your space. It supports lossless audio streaming, Dolby Atmos, and 3D audio formats. Naturally, it fully supports Alexa.

2021 Toyota Mirai Concept

2021 Toyota Mirai Concept

Toyota went back to the drawing board with its hydrogen-electric sedan, turning a frog into a prince in the process. The stylish new car will move from FWD to RWD, riding on the same platform as the Lexus LS, enhancing its overall performance, and targeting 30% more range. Now if only the hydrogen infrastructure would catch up.

DIY Stair-Climbing Robot

DIY Stair-Climbing Robot

Builder Navin Khambhala aka “Mr. NK” shows us how to create a nifty, low-budget RC car that can climb stairs thanks to its Mars Rover inspired wheel mechanisms. It’s made from easy to find parts like PVC, hose clamps, and off-the-shelf motors and wheels.

Retro Tech: The Famicom Titler

Retro Tech: The Famicom Titler

Back in 1989, Sharp took the electronics from a Nintendo Famicom 8-bit gaming system and tricked them out to create an early piece of home video wizardy – a tool that could be used to create titles and graphics to overlay on video recordings. Nostalgia Nerd got up close with this obscure gadget to see what it could do.

Skydio 2 Drone

Skydio 2 Drone

Skydio’s latest drone makes tracking subjects easier than ever. Its autonomous flying tech uses AI and six 4K cameras to map out the world around it, allowing it to avoid obstacles, and to track people and vehicles at speeds up to 36 mph. Captures video up to 4K 60 in HDR, flies for up to 23 minutes, with a 3.5km wireless range.

Divoom Timebox Clock

Divoom Timebox Clock

This bedside alarm clock uses a matrix of 121 RGB LEDs to display the time. It also works as a Bluetooth speaker, and can display colorful images and animations you program via a smartphone app. Available in white or black plastic, or wood. They also make a mini version.

Google Morphing Clay

Google Morphing Clay

FutureDeluxe shows off a cool project that was on display during the Google China Developer Days – an interactive display which allows people to create unique ceramic vessels simply by moving their bodies. Each virtual work of art changes shape as the person in front of the camera changes poses. More here.

Polar Backup Cloud Storage

There’s nothing worse than losing the files stored on your computer and struggling to recover them. Polar Backup provides cloud-based storage that ensures reliable backups and recoveries from your PC or Mac, encrypting your data along the way. Sign up for a lifetime plan today in The Awesomer Shop.

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Programming Languages 1965-2019

Programming Languages 1965-2019

If you look back at how computers have been programmed over the years, the languages used have shuffled around quite a bit. From the early days of Fortran, to the rise of BASIC, to the explosion of Java, PHP, and Python, Data Is Beautiful charted the changing popularity of each major language over more than 50 years.

What’s Inside a Tesla Motor?

What’s Inside a Tesla Motor?

The What’s Inside? channel presents one of its more costly videos, as they rip apart open one of the powerful drive motors from a Tesla Model S to see all of the gears, goo, and other goodies inside. This particular rear motor dates back to 2012, and was purchased off of eBay.

A Bot Writes Batman

A Bot Writes Batman

Comedian Keaton Patti claims to have fed an AI system 1000 hours of footage from Batman movies (we didn’t know there were that many), and then let its tech produce a new script based on what it learned. Nerd Odyssey posted the very silly result of his efforts, with animation by C4DNerd.

Riding in a Self-Driving Race Car

Riding in a Self-Driving Race Car

Roborace is a new racing series with autonomous vehicles. Science reporter and smart guy Tom Scott scored some time with his hands off the wheel of one of these cars, while it did all of the work driving him around the UK’s famed Silverstone circuit. We’d love to see this at full speed, though safety concerns prevent that at present.

Fireflies LED Cardistry Cards

Fireflies LED Cardistry Cards

These light-up playing cards aren’t playing cards at all. They’re props for cardistry performers to enhance their visuals, and to help beginners learn moves. Sold in sets of four, each one has LED lighting inside that illuminates a detailed pattern that appears on both of its sides. Available with blue or green lighting. (Thanks Kory!)

PIQO Pocket Projector

The PIQO pocket projector measures only 2″ on each side, yet can project up to a 240″ screen. It has 1080p resolution and outputs 200 lumens of light. It runs on Android 7 and has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay and screen mirroring connectivity. Grab one today in The Awesomer Shop.

Controlling an Excavator with LEGO

Controlling an Excavator with LEGO

The LEGO Technic Control+ app lets you remotely control motors and other components using your phone. To prove its muscle, LEGO and Sariel’s Workshop teamed up to see if they could use it to control a real Liebherr 9800 excavator using only the parts from the Technic version. Behind-the-scenes video here.

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Aunu M50 Wireless Headphones

These truly wireless headphones fit snugly in your ears, and offer up to 6 hours of runtime between charges in their portable charging case. They’re IPX7 water resistant, have dual microphones for phone calls, and work with Aunu’s companion mobile app to provide language translation. Save 56% in The Awesomer Shop.

Tai-Hao Dice Keycaps

Tai-Hao Dice Keycaps

Roll your dice and move your mice every time you sit down to your computer keyboard. These playful Cherry MX-compatible keycaps are great for number or function keys. They’re sold in six different transluscent colors, so you can match or complement the design of your current keyboard.

Retro Tech: LASER FX

Retro Tech: LASER FX

Techmoan managed to get his hands on an a truly 1980s gadget, unopened and in its original box. The LASER FX was a home light show that attempted to replicate the experience of a concert with a laser light show. Unfortunately, its lack of an actual laser beam was its downfall. Fortunately, these days we have the LaserCube.

Ultimate Adobe CC Training Bundle

Build your skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, After Effects and more with this series of online lessons designed to help beginners advance to the next level using Adobe’s ubiquitous and useful suite of tools for digital artists. Save 98% in The Awesomer Shop.

The First Video Game

The First Video Game

Ahoy presents an incredibly in-depth analysis of the origins of video games, swiftly debunking any confusion that Pong was the first video game ever, and looking back at early titles like Computer Space, SpaceWar!, Tennis for Two, and their programmers. Turns out hunting down the very first video game isn’t that simple.

Microsoft Surface Neo

Microsoft Surface Neo

Microsoft is betting big on multiscreen devices in with its upcoming Windows 10X operating system. One of the first devices to support the tech the Surface Neo, a tablet with dual 9″ screens, and the ability to convert into a small notebook computer with a keyboard and small secondary information display. Available late 2020.

Every Programming Tutorial

Every Programming Tutorial

If you’ve ever tried to learn how to write code from another developer – especially one on YouTube, you know it can be a frustrating process. Jombo sums up these so-called tutorials in under 30 seconds. He also did a great job demonstrating the myth vs. reality of programming.

RC Projection Trick

RC Projection Trick

Remote teleoperation company Voysys shows off a how a first-person video projected onto a curved surface can immerse a viewer. Here, their tech is used to remotely control a toy car and place a driver behind its tiny steering wheel. We’d love to use it to replicate the tricycle scene from The Shining.

Sennheiser MOMENTUM 3 Headphones

Audio expert Sennheiser’s new premium MOMENTUM 3 wireless over-the-ear headphones offer up rich and balanced studio-quality sound, along with sophisticated noise cancelling tech. They’re substantial but comfortable, with softly cushioned earpads, and a leather headband. Available now at Best Buy.

Zoom V6 Vocal Processor

Zoom V6 Vocal Processor

Are you a singer? Zoom’s foot pedal gadget offers up a ton of useful performance features, including a variety of vocal effects, from tweaking octaves, to adding harmonies, to pitch correction, to reverb, chorus, and a formant pedal for adjusting vocal texture, It’s also got a built-in looper for up to 3:30 of recording.

Infrared Burnout

Infrared Burnout

We’ve seen (and smelled) our share of smoked tire rubber over the years, but we’re totally captivated by Engineering Explained’s video of a burnout captured in front of a $40,000 FLIR T1K thermal camera that shows exactly which parts of the tires and brakes get hottest.

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