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Cable Cradle Concept

Cable Cradle Concept

Andrew Ferrier’s Cable Cradle is a concept for a power outlet faceplate that helps with cable management. The disk-shaped faceplate lets you wrap cords or cables around it. It also has a rib at the top that can be used as a phone stand.

Arcade Sofa

Arcade Sofa

Harkening back to the shape of classic arcade machines, Harow’s compact sofa looks like a great place to chill out and play video games at home. It can be made with custom artwork, and custom sizes, and is made from recycled wood, steel and velvet-covered cushions.

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Wood Trick Mechanical Puzzles

Wood Trick Mechanical Puzzles
$15-$80  Buy Link Comment

Part puzzle and part mechanical toy, Wood Trick designs construction sets that anyone can build. The sets include vehicles, weapons, and rides. Each kit can be assembled within 30 minutes to under 2 hours. Their mechanical nature extends the fun.

Cooking the Swanson

Cooking the Swanson

Binging with Babish shows us how to cook the Swanson, a turkey leg wrapped in bacon that Ron Swanson casually showed off in Parks & Recreation. As expected, it takes a lot to make just a couple of these bad boys, especially when turkey’s not in season.

Cubepacks

Cubepacks
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Revelar Workshop’s Cubepacks put a simple but revolutionary twist on packing cubes. Each Cubepack also works as a standalone bag: the large cube turns into a backpack, the medium cube turns into a shoulder pack, and the small cube turns into a sling or hip pack.

Battery Bounce Test Slow-mo

Battery Bounce Test Slow-mo

Here’s a little life hack – if you drop an alkaline battery on its end, it should bounce higher if its depleted than when charged. Warped Perception decided to test this out in front of his slow-motion camera, to see how differently-charged batteries behave.

Gold Party Cup

Gold Party Cup
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A fun take on the classic Solo cup design, Fred’s whimsical stainless steel 16 oz. cup has a shiny gold-tone finish that will make all your buds with cheap red plastic cups jealous. Also available in rainbow anodized or copper-plated finishes, the latter being perfect for mules.

Thunderstruck String Quartet

Thunderstruck String Quartet

The women of Thalia Strings tear up the place with an effervescent cover version of AC/DC’s 1990 rock classic Thunderstruck, arranged for acoustic strings by Amy Cave. Prefer Aerosmith to AC/DC? They’ve got you covered.

Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei’s P30 Pro features four rear cameras, including a 40MP main camera with a maximum ISO rating of 409,600 for excellent low light photography. It also has a 8MP periscope camera that allows for 5x optical zoom and a staggering 50x digital zoom.

District 9: The Board Game

District 9: The Board Game

Weta Workshop teamed up with Trishula Entertainment to create a board game based on the movie District 9. Set in the movie’s timeline, the game has you play one of four factions, with the goal of gathering the most tech and surviving until the end.

A Father’s Day

A Father’s Day

(Gore) In Mat Johns’ post-apocalyptic dramatic short film, a zombie takes a young fellow undead under his wing. They end up enjoying many of the same things that normal humans do. But what happens when the inevitable occurs?

LEGO Life-Size McLaren Senna

LEGO Life-Size McLaren Senna

LEGO and McLaren worked together to make a life-size model of the Senna supercar based on the Speed Champions’ color scheme. The model is made of 467,854 pieces and took 30 people 2,725 hours to build. It has functioning lights, doors, and infotainment system.

Jakarta Joy

Jakarta Joy

Photographer Joerg Daiber paid a visit to Jakarta, Indonesia to capture vibrant, moving images of its lights, buildings, and people as they go about their days and nights in this enormous, and rapidly-growing city.

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Beddingo Bed Sheets

Beddingo Bed Sheets

Beddingo bedding comes with a base that has an elastic band, reinforced corners and Velcro strips that latch onto the Velcro strips on the actual sheets. Combine that with the Egyptian cotton fabric and you get a sheet that stays tucked and resists wrinkles.

8 Stop-motion Tricks

8 Stop-motion Tricks

Want to make your own stop-motion animation? Animator Edu Puertas shows off a few simple tricks using household items like tape, wire, aluminum foil, and pillow stuffing to embellish your creations with, and give them a more finished look.

Apple News+

Apple News+
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Apple’s News+ is a subscription service accessible through MacOS and iOS devices. It offers content from over 300 magazines, newspapers and other publications, such as National Geographic, Wired, GQ, New York Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

Better Butts

Better Butts

Director James Curran’s lighthearted animation features talking butts of all shapes and sizes. The first 40 seconds are amusing in their own right, but things take an unexpected turn after that, and the clip turns into a surprisingly well executed public service announcement.

Evolution Hoodie

Evolution Hoodie
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The fabric of Coalatree’s Evolution Hoodie is made by recycling coffee grounds and plastic bottles. The resulting fabric is quick-drying and odor-resistant. The hoodie also has a zippered compartment. It packs into its own pocket for storage or for use as a pillow.

Hello World

Hello World

“Oh, will I find a love? Or a power plug?” Louie Zong wanted to test a program that synthesized a singing voice out of text. He ended up making an adorable bossa nova song about a digital computer filled with existential thoughts.

How Spider-Verse Was Made

How Spider-Verse Was Made

Wired spoke with Danny Dimian, Visual Effects Supervisor, and Josh Beveridge, Head of Character Animation for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse about the movie’s art style, how the animation and effects reflect the characters and scenes, and more.

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Fromaggio Home Cheesemaker

Fromaggio Home Cheesemaker
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A tabletop kitchen appliance that makes the process of creating cheese as simple as possible. Its companion app walks you through every step. The app also lets you discover more recipes as well as order ingredients. The device shown here is clearly a rough prototype.

Ch(eat)ing Death

Ch(eat)ing Death

POV shooter Buttered Side Down tosses a couple of grapes up in the air to see if he catch and swallow them whole. Then, as usual, he quickly ramps things up to expert level. Does anyone up in here know the Heimlich maneuver?

Jackery Explorer 160 Power Station

Jackery Explorer 160 Power Station
$140  Buy Comment

This high-capacity power storage unit stores up to 167Wh, making it perfect for juicing up all your gadgets while outdoors. It has USB-C, USB-A, 12V, and 110V AC (100w max) ports, and can be recharged via car, wall socket, or solar panel. Also available as a 240Wh model.

GOSPACE SuperCharger

GOSPACE SuperCharger
$45  Buy Comment

Charge up to four devices at once with this compact gadget. It can run off a wall plug or its built-in 10,000 mAh battery, and has 2 USB-A, 1 USB-C ports, and a Qi charging pad. Save an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop with code MADNESS15 (through 3/31/19)

How to Clickbait

How to Clickbait

We really do our best to avoid hyperbole and overblown clickbait content around here. But if you’re a content creator and are desperate for eyeballs no matter the cost, check out Materialisimo’s brief tutorial on “guaranteed” YouTube success.

SOG Snippet Multitool

SOG Snippet Multitool
$28  Buy Link Comment

Scissors in multitools are often small and hard to hold. That’s not the case with SOG’s Snippet, which has a pair of scissors as its central tool. It even has finger loops for precision. It also has a blade, a screwdriver, a nail file, a toothpick, tweezers and a bottle opener.

Laser Etching a Bitcoin

Laser Etching a Bitcoin

Heads or Tales Coins & Collectibles presents a wonderfully satisfying video showing a laser etching machine making a cold storage coin – a physical manifestation of cryptocurrency. These coins feature a unique private key which can be used to unlock its bearer’s Bitcoins.

No Such Thing as Fancy Vodka

No Such Thing as Fancy Vodka

American law states that vodka should be distilled or treated until it has no “distinctive character, aroma, taste or color.” So why are some vodkas more expensive than others? NPR points us to businessman Sidney Frank.

Dubler Studio Kit

Dubler Studio Kit
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Vochlea Music’s hardware/software combo is a vocal recognition MIDI controller. It consists of a custom made USB microphone and a Mac and Windows program that lets you control synths and trigger samples with your voice. It works with practically any DAW.

The Bizarre Physics of Fire Ants

The Bizarre Physics of Fire Ants

You never want to get too close to a mound of fire ants. But from the comfortable distance of your browser, they’re neat little buggers. Vox explores some of the fascinating ways in which colonies stick together to form structures, and how they can act as both a solid or fluid.

Mini: 60 Years

Mini: 60 Years
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2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the Mini. Voted the most second influential car of the 20th century (behind only the Ford Model T), the original Mini was in production from 1959 until 2000. Learn about its origins and more in this retrospective book by Giles Chapman.

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