2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

The recently redesigned Toyota RAV4 gets its most potent and fuel-efficient variant ever. Packing a plug-in hybrid AWD powertrain, the RAV4 Prime produces 302hp, and can do 0-to-60 in 5.8 sec. It can make short hops on pure electric power, while still working like a gas-electric hybrid for road trips, with an estimated 90MPGe.

Making a Glass Dragon

Making a Glass Dragon

Glass artist James Mongrain and a team of assistants demonstrate the painstaking process of turning a molten blob of glass into an intricately scaled dragon in this 1-hour video from the Corning Museum of Glass. It’s also the most soothing thing you’ll watch today.

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2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

Lexus presents a drop-top version of its sexy and powerful LC 500 Coupe. It’s still got concept car looks and that growly 471 hp V8, but now you can enjoy the exhaust note with the wind in you hair. Limited to 100 units, the Inspiration Series gets Structural Blue paint, a beautiful white leather interior, and chrome/black 21-inch wheels.

Nebo Big Poppy Lantern

Nebo Big Poppy Lantern

Nebo’s handy USB-rechargeable light offers three modes: 300-lumen lantern, 120-lumen spotlight, and 10-lumen flickering flame. It also works as a power bank for USB devices. Through 11/24/19, buyers get a free TiNO pocket flashlight.

How Escalators Work

How Escalators Work

As long as we’re not carrying a heavy suitcase, we generally take the stairs when given a choice. But for those times when you feel like giving your legs a break, the escalator is quite the invention. Jared Owen provides an animated explanation of the inner workings of this engineering marvel that dates back to the mid-19th century.

Hexagon Toy Displays

Hexagon Toy Displays

Do you collect miniature toy figures? Present and preserve them with this unique hexagonal storage display. Sold as a set of 12 clear cubbies, they measure 4″h x 4.75″w x 2″d. They can be used individually, or snapped together to form larger tabletop displays.

How to Daft Punk

How to Daft Punk

“Generally, Daft Punk likes to have A-Major good time.” Do you want to make music just like the robots? Then watch Imaginary Ambition’s lighthearted video tutorial, and if you work harder, better, faster, stronger, and you’re doing it right, you might just get lucky!

GoSafe S780 Dash Cam

Keep a watchful eye around your car with Papago’s front and rear dashcam set. It features two wide angle cameras, including a Sony Starvis front sensor, which captures crisp images, even at night. Its G-sensor automatically saves recordings in the event of an impact. Take an extra 15% off with code BFSAVE15 (expires 12/15/19).

Guild Chamomile Flavored Gin

Guild Chamomile Flavored Gin

Winner of the Double Gold, Best of Show at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Guild Gin is just one of the stars in Watershed Distillery’s collection. Made in Ohio from local apples and corn, Guild mellows the usual juniper jolt with infused chamomile, and a botanical mélange of citrus, nutmeg, and rose petal.

Fingerstyle Theme Songs

Fingerstyle Theme Songs

Musician Marcos Kaiser likes to arrange versions of classic movie, cartoon, and video game theme songs to play using fingerstyle guitar technique. The Spongebob theme is awesome, but we also enjoyed his Terminator, Star Trek, and Flintstones themes too.

Sisyphus Toilet Paper Shelf

Sisyphus Toilet Paper Shelf

The myth of Sisyphus sees a man being rolling a massive boulder up a hill, only to have it roll back down before the top, then repeat the task endlessly, reminding us that the journey is more important than the destination. Now, your toilet paper can experience that journey, thanks to Artori Design’s playful, diagonal bathroom shelf.

DIY In-Wall Hardware Storage

DIY In-Wall Hardware Storage

Builder April Wilkerson was looking for a way to get all of the small hardware items out of the way and organized in her shop, so she opened up a section of wall, and built in a series of slotted wooden beams which hold dozens of plastic storage bins. It’s a great idea for an unused interior wall.

Drone Chases Roller Coaster

Drone Chases Roller Coaster

Racing drone flyer Viggo Koch captured this epic aerial footage as he chased down the twisty and turny Helix roller coaster at Liseberg park in Gothenburg, Sweden. Note that the coaster was unoccupied at the time of the shoot for safety reasons. Check out more of Koch’s amazing drone vs. roller coaster footage here.

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MoKo Leather Cable Organizers

MoKo Leather Cable Organizers

Keep your headphones and other cables neat and tidy with these leather organizers from MoKo. The set of three pieces includes an earphone wrap, and two straight bands for different size charging cords. Each one holds closed securely with metal snaps.

World’s Fastest Pit Stop

World’s Fastest Pit Stop

It’s a well-known fact among auto buffs that Formula 1 pit stops are the fastest in racing. And now, thanks to the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 pit crew, we now have the fastest of the fast. Watch in awe as they complete a tire change on driver Max Verstappen’s car during the 2019 Brazilian GP in just 1.82 seconds.

Quadrant Straight Flipper Knife

Quadrant Straight Flipper Knife

Gerber’s modern flipper knife features a boldly-designed straight blade, and elegant bamboo handle scales. Its finger notch makes it easy to deploy, and it’s perfect for everyday cutting tasks. Its blade measures 2.7″ long and is made from long-lasting 7Cr17MoV stainless steel.

Climbkhana Two

Climbkhana Two

Chief Hoonigan Ken Block is back to shred some more Toyo Tires, drifting through the most dangerous road in China – the 99 turn thriller that snakes through Tianmen Mountain. Watch in awe as he slides sideways through every corner in his Hoonitruck, a highly-modded 1977 Ford F-150 that makes 914hp.

Best Travel Bags 2019

Best Travel Bags 2019

Are you a road warrior? Constantly traveling from town to town for work trips? Then you need a good carry-on bag that can get you through the next couple of days. Everyday Carry offers their advice about some of the best backpacks, duffels, and other easy-to-travel-with bags out there.

Jawbreaker Guitar

Jawbreaker Guitar

Jawbreaker candies are known for their toughness, so Burls Art decided to work with them much like any other building material, sawing and sanding them, then coating them in resin to create a truly sweet “flying V” guitar like no other.

World Champion Whistler

World Champion Whistler

WIRED introduces us to Sean Lomax, International Grand Champion whistler. With years of practice honing his unique skill, Sean has delighted audiences around the world. Along the way, he provides some tricks and techniques to improve your own whistling abilities. One of his secrets? Eat a peach before you pucker up and blow.

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5-Day Mule Pack

5-Day Mule Pack

Roark’s oversize backpack has a 55-liter capacity, making it ideal for longer outings. It’s got tie-down elastic straps, a dedicated laptop compartment, hidden passport pocket, and much more, and is made from water-repellent ripstop nylon. We especially appreciate the side handle for carrying in and out of tight airplane aisles.

Osaka Power

Osaka Power

Filmmaker Christoph Gelep takes us on a exhilarating visit to the city of Osaka, a vibrant place that at once is at once living in a neon-lit, cyberpunk present, while still embracing Japanese traditions. The juxtaposition of frenetic hyperlapse footage and close shots of of its residents is a perfect reflection of its culture.

Sony SRS-WS1 Wearable Speaker

Sony SRS-WS1 Wearable Speaker

Sony’s unique audio device sits around its wearers shoulders and neck, providing an immersive sound field and vibrations you can really feel. It comes with a base station transmitter so you can enjoy TV shows or other audio sources without wires for up to 7 hours per charge. Save $50 on orders placed between 11/18/19 and 12/1/19.

The Last Man on Earth…

The Last Man on Earth…

Animator Junyi Xiao’s short film The Last Man on Earth Sat Alone in a Room has a Rick and Morty-esque warped sense of humor. It tells the story of a lonely man who spends his days sitting in front of his computer, and who makes quick work polishing off a visitor who comes to his door. But all is not what it seems in the end.

Sketchboard Pro iPad Stand

Sketchboard Pro iPad Stand

This stand gives artists the ideal work surface for Apple’s tablets. The 20º angle and flush borders improve ergonomics and comfort for your wrist and arm. It has fold-out legs, a charging port, and a pencil cradle. They’re molded to each 2015 to 2019 iPad model for a perfect fit, and 2018+ iPad Pros hold in place magnetically.

Paper Mario Bros.

Paper Mario Bros.

Fans of Nintendo’s classic 8-bit game will love this hand-drawn animation, which lovingly replicates World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. Kisaragi Hutae 6 combined paper cutouts and line drawings in his notebook to create this awesome little stop-motion short.

Pyro Putty

Pyro Putty

Between wind, cold, and damp conditions, getting fires started in the outdoors can be a challenge. This moldable putty can be stuck to logs, torches, or tinder, and will burn for up to 15 minutes with just a quarter-sized dab, giving your fire a better chance of getting going. Available in summer, winter, and eco blends.

3D Printed Soft Robots

3D Printed Soft Robots

With their high-tech 3D printer that can print up to 8 different materials with a single nozzle, engineers from Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS are showing how they can create tiny soft robots which use a mix of hard and flexible substances. By introducing a vacuum into its chambers, it’s able to walk without motors.

Leaf Blower RC Airplane Mk2

Leaf Blower RC Airplane Mk2

After a earlier and not very successful attempt, maker Peter Sripol and his friends managed to build a lightweight, remote-controlled airplane that gets its propulsion entirely from an off-the-shelf leaf blower. By improving upon the materials and aerodynamics, this version fared better in the air… eventually.

Lifting a Cruise Ship

Lifting a Cruise Ship

So when you’ve got to dry dock a big ship, you need to get it out of the water somehow. Watch in awe as Boskalis show off their BOKA Vanguard, the world’s largest heavy lift sea vessel. Measuring over 900 feet long, it’s capable of lifting even the enormous Carnival Vista cruise ship.

24OT Splinter Carvin’ Knife

24OT Splinter Carvin’ Knife

Old Timer’s unique multi-blade knife is designed specifically for people who enjoy carving and whittling wood. It’s got a 1.5″ straight blade for detail work, along with hook-shaped, gouging, and V-shaped tools among others.

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