The Turning Point

The Turning Point

Consistently awesome animator and illustrator Steve Cutts offers up a topsy-turvy take on the destruction of our environment and climate change, envisioning a world in which animals are destroying the place, and humans have to deal with the fallout of their actions. The Track is The Turning Point by Wantaways.

Stories Behind the Images

Stories Behind the Images

Adventure photographer Corey Rich travels to the edge along with his subjects to capture incredibly dramatic images of adrenaline junkies and outdoor athletes. From hanging off of a cliff to standing on the top of the mountain, this 288 page book takes us inside of the artist’s process and features 130 color photos of his works.

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The Mad Batter Machine

The Mad Batter Machine

As far as we know, the longest home run hit ever was 582 feet by Joey Meyer – and that was with the help of Denver’s thin air. But pesky human ball players are no match for Smarter Every Day and Jeremy Fielding’s terrifying motorized batter built to hit a ball at speeds up to twice as fast as an pro player – if it doesn’t self destruct first.

Most Popular EDC of 2019

Most Popular EDC of 2019

A new year is upon us, and it’s time to look back and reflect on what 2019 brought us. It certainly bestowed us with some great gear for our pockets and backpacks, and Everyday Carry has tallied up the 10 items that generated the most buzz in the past year.

Chubby Buttons Bluetooth Remote

Chubby Buttons Bluetooth Remote

It can be a pain to fumble around to control your music with gloves on. This water-resistant accessory straps around your arm and and gives you quick and easy-to-use oversize buttons to pause and play tunes, skip forward or backwards, adjust volume, or even snap selfies. It also can cling to bathroom tiles or mirrors.

DIY Cardboard Table Hockey

DIY Cardboard Table Hockey

We have fond childhood memories of playing one of those tabletop hockey games and trying to smash the puck into our friend’s goal. Maker Sean Yan Muk of SeansCrafts decided to build himself a version of the classic game using cardboard, curtain rods, popsicle sticks, springs, and toy soldiers.

Palm Socket Wrench

Palm Socket Wrench

This puck-shaped tool lets you carry a set of socket wrenches anywhere. Its universal Cr-Mo steel sockets fit 15 different SAE and Metric socket sizes, and can turn hexagonal, Torx, spline, square, and even damaged bolt heads. It also can hold hex driver bits with its magnetic 1/4″ holder.

Beetle: The Last Mile

Beetle: The Last Mile

The Volkswagen Beetle made its first appearance all the way back in 1938, and was produced in one form or another all the way until 2019 when the model was retired. VW sends off the bug with this moving animated tribute to the little car that could, accompanied by children’s choral version of the Beatles’ “Let It Be.”

LEGO Death Star Trench Diorama

LEGO Death Star Trench Diorama

Beyond the Brick shows off one of the most epic LEGO Star Wars builds ever. Anthony Ducre spent 7 months on this 50,000 piece diorama of the Death Star trench run from A New Hope, including an X-Wing fighter that “flies” through it on a track with Vader’s TIE Fighter on its tail. The crashed UCS Super Star Destroyer is a nice touch.

A Quiet Place Part II (Trailer)

A Quiet Place Part II (Trailer)

After the events of the terrifying A Quiet Place, the remaining members of the Abbott family head back out into the world to face more monsters that react to even the smallest sound. Along the way, they encounter new people and we get a glimpse at what happened at the start of the invasion.

Mac Mini Refurb Deal

This refurbished 2011 Mac Mini isn’t going to win any speed records, but it’s a cheap way to pick up a great little computer with lots of ports. It’s got a 2.3GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB HD, and measures just 7.7″ square by 1.4″ tall. Grab one today in The Awesomer Shop.

Schmoyoho: Goodbye, 2010s

Schmoyoho: Goodbye, 2010s

The Gregory Brothers aka Schmoyoho take us back in the rewind machine to some of the memes they songified over the course of the last 10 years. With classics like Bedroom Intruder, the Backin’ Up lady, and the Dayum Dayum Dayum guy, it brought a little tear to our eye.

Into the Flame

Into the Flame

(PG-13) After a moth burrows into a businessman’s ear, he starts to have visions which take hold and set him off on a new course through life. Hue&Cry’s short film is a beautifully animated and expressive tale of self-discovery and transformation.

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Moskito App-Controlled Airplane

A fun stunt flyer you control using your smartphone. It’s designed for easy operation, and comes with a special joystick that sticks onto your phone’s screen. Flies for up to 12 minutes per charge with a range up to 200 feet.

Behrens Spaceship Watch

Behrens Spaceship Watch

This analog watch features a truly unique mechanism for displaying time. As its central hub turns, two dials at the ends of its main hand rotate into position to display the hours and minutes. The resulting effect is like planets in orbit. The dials feature bright Super-LumiNova numerals.

SIN – Maestro

SIN – Maestro

Animator Bebop usually makes silly, but well-executed stop-motion films about food. But this clip is a bit more esoteric and abstract than their typical work. That doesn’t make this short film starring a disembodied hand any less compelling. We’re not sure what it all means, but it’s a cool work of visual art.

Soundcore Flare Speaker

Soundcore Flare Speaker

Anker’s 12-watt Bluetooth speaker kicks out a surprising amount of bass and delivers immersive 360º audio. It supports pairing two speakers for stereo sound, its LED light ring can pulse to the beat of your music, and it’s even waterproof. For even more volume, check out the 25-watt Flare+

time++

time++

Created by Raven Kwok for Shanghai’s TODTOWN, time++ is a computer generative artwork which displays the passage of time in a unique way. Particles appear on its screens representing the current second, and then migrate into position to display the hours and minutes as giant digits. Can we please have this as a screensaver?

Rainbow Space Bullet Pen

Rainbow Space Bullet Pen

This boldly-colored Fisher Space Pen features a smooth bullet shape and a case made from brass with a titanium nitride finish that produces an iridescent rainbow effect. Like other Space Pens, it can write at any angle, even upside-down, or in extreme temperatures.

What Happens to Hotel Soap?

What Happens to Hotel Soap?

While some hotels are moving to larger, bottled bath products to reduce waste, there are still many who provide individually packaged soaps and toiletries. Tech Insider introduces us to Clean the World, a socially-responsible enterprise that takes these items, sanitizes, recycles, and donates them to populations in need.

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Fingerbot

Fingerbot

The Fingerbot is a tiny machine you can install over existing switches for lights, appliances, and other devices, bestowing them with remote-control capability. Its modular design works with a variety of button and toggle switch styles. Grab the Adaprox Bridge to add Alexa, Google Home, Siri, and other cloud-based control.

Gambling Probability Comparison

Gambling Probability Comparison

Reigarw Comparisons recently shared with us the probabilities of how we might perish. But before we shuffle off this mortal coil, let’s see if we can get lucky. So let’s learn about the chances of various gambling outcomes. You have a better chance of being struck by lightning numerous times than winning the Mega Millions lottery.

Unigear Tactical Gear Pouch

Unigear Tactical Gear Pouch

This compact pouch has four pockets, offering up space for a pocket knife, lighter, phone, mini flashlight, pen, and more. It can be easily attached to MOLLE straps or other bags using a sturdy aluminum carabiner, and also has a belt loop attachment. Available in several colors.

Afterwork

Afterwork

Like Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, and Elmer Fudd, Groompy the rabbit perpetually plays the foil in his cartoons. But when he heads home, the monotony and frustration of his life lead him to a dark place. Luis Usón and Andrés Aguilar’s animated short film is brilliantly executed, but incredibly somber.

Embrite Glow Beacon

Embrite Glow Beacon

This 2″ x 3″ slab glows brilliantly for up to 12 hours once exposed to sunlight or a UV light source. Its got a hook and loop backing so you can Velcro it onto bags or other objects to improve nighttime visibility. Available in green or aqua, or with an optional biohazard symbol for added effect.

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