We love how they’ve figured out how to make LED light bulbs that look like vintage filament bulbs. But this one has another trick: it doesn’t need to be screwed into a socket at all. Suck UK designed this glass and metal bulb to run wirelessly. Its rechargeable battery provides about four hours of light per charge.
What’s better than a delicious cupcake? A machine that can crank out cupcakes for you on-demand, that’s what. Skeyntific shows off a robotic factory line he built that first pours dough for each cupcake, moves it into a modified microwave for cooking, then applies toppings using motorized caulking guns.
Collective Carry’s polished kinetic toy flips, spins, and slides, giving your idle hands something to do while sitting at your desk on endless Zoom calls. Made from aerospace-grade zinc alloy, it comes in black, silver, and gold finishes in both hexagon and square designs. Save 23% in The Awesomer Shop.
Bats are often blamed for spreading disease, but is that their only skill? TierZoo looks at some of these little nocturnal flyers’ other abilities to determine just how capable they are of fending for themselves in the meta. They’re extremely mobile but have limited strength and defenses.
Richard Hammond and Tory Belleci star in this Amazon series, which drops the duo onto a deserted island with only their wits and various bits of junk dropped there from the producers to help facilitate their survival and escape. Science, engineering, and wacky hijinks ensue. Premieres 1.29.2021 on Prime Video.
More than a decade ago, a video went viral featuring a rather hostile man who was really perturbed that the doors to a Toronto shopping mall were locked. Now, Andre Antunes has dusted off this Internet gem and given it the heavy metal soundtrack that it always deserved.
KeySmart’s inexpensive keychain multitool incorporates a bottle opener, wrench, ruler, cutter, spoke wrench, flat- and Phillips-head screwdrivers, and a wire cutter. Its built-in carabiner clip attaches easily to a belt loop or bag too. They sell versions in other animal-inspired shapes, but they include fewer tools.
This animated short film plays out like a side-scroller action game, but the level design isn’t just some background scenery. Instead, the story of its protagonist’s tragic past relationship are recalled as she runs through the stages, fueled by a blast of caffeine. From director Hjalti Hjalmarsson and Blender Animation Studio.
These watches from G-SHOCK feature an analog main dial and a smaller digital display at the bottom. Their case, bezels, and bands are made from stainless steel for heft, while still offering shock-resistance. They feature Neobrite and dual LED illumination, solar power, world time, and automatic time calibration.
Looking for a unique, personalized gift? Kentucky artists The Davidson Workshop creates these wooden art pieces that look like record players. Each one comes engraved with the lyrics to a song of your choice, along with a custom message in the center of the wooden record sitting on its platter. Measures 13″ w x 9″ h x 1″ d.
(PG-13: Language) When the feeling’s gone and you can’t go on, it’s tragedy. Resident metalhead Leo Moracchioli presents an angry version of the Bee Gees’ 1979 disco hit Tragedy, a song which seems to be exceptionally relevant during these frustrating days when we can’t always be with our loved ones.
Give your over-the-ear headphones a proper place to rest when you’re not wearing them. This handmade stand from AmbiColoredLight features a head-shaped sandalwood-veneered base. At its center is a light-up acrylic porthole that displays a laser-etched waveform graphic that can change colors to suit your mood.
If you slap wheels onto a basic motorized LEGO vehicle, it will have a hard time climbing over obstacles. The Brick Experiment Channel tested out a variety of design and drivetrain modifications to their car to see what it would take to climb over stacks of books with the best results.
Regina King makes her directorial debut with this feature about a night when Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke found themselves in the same place and the pivotal role that evening played in their lives. Inspired by the play by Kemp Powers. Coming to theaters and Prime Video on 1.15.21.
Animator Oskar Alvarado offers up a dramatic black-and-white vision in his music video for the MachineCode track Every Ones & Nothings. The sci-fi imagery was loosely inspired by the Incan creation myth of the Mesoamerican serpent deity, Kukulkan. (Thanks Jeffery!)
Capturing video with the Matrix-style bullet-time effect usually requires a ring of multiple cameras shooting in sequence. But Philippines-based shooter Kris Gids came up with a way to produce the same effect with a single camera. The trick requires a group of subjects to freeze and a video camera set to 120fps or faster.
Grab a boost of caffeine any time with Pocket Latte’s ready-to-eat coffee snacks. Each square of their caffeinated chocolate has roughly the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. They come in cream and sugar, dark roast, hazelnut, and lavender-vanilla flavors. Sold in packs of 12 or 24. You can grab individual bars at Vat19.
Derek from Veritasium uses his body to demonstrate an set of windows that appear to start rotating in one direction, slow down, then change directions, despite constantly rotating in just one direction. He then goes on to explain how the Ames window illusion messes with our brains, and why it doesn’t work for everyone.
This compact LED lantern folds up for easy packing and opens up onto a kickstand when in use. It outputs up to 400 lumens of brightness and delivers smooth and even light in every direction. It’s just as useful for camping and working on indoor projects, and its integrated handle lets you hang or carry it while lit.
“I’d be very fortunate if I was trying to clean a wound.” Unemployed Wine Guy Prescott Vanmeyer III has been reviewing pretty much everything but real wine on his YouTube channel. In this video, he sips and samples the 190-proof grain alcohol that’s known for its terrible mouth burn and killer intoxication potential.
Arranging blocks of wood, foam, or fabric can help break up echoes in a room. These geometric acoustic panels from Shepit Workshop also double as a cool piece of modern wall art. They can be made in sizes from 25″ x 15″ up to 60″ x 40″, and in either stained or painted wood.
After making a splash on the international film festival circuit in 2019, Valentyn Vasyanovych’s Atlantis has a U.S. distributor. Set in 2025, the film offers a glimpse into a future where Ukraine defeats Russia, and where people struggle to live and love in a desolate and dystopian world.
First-person shooter games have been around in one form or another since the early 1980s. In this slick video from 4096, they seamlessly edited together footage from various FPSes, showing off the genre’s evolution while working in some impressive transitions to make it look like we’re watching a single game.
Accessory maker Craighill presents an elegant home for jewelry, coins, pills, or other small items you want to keep from getting lost. The Press Vessel is made from anodized aluminum, and its lid has a silicone o-ring for an airtight fit. Available in silver or black finishes. Measures appx. 2.5″ in diameter and 2″ tall.
Artist Jason Freeny is best known for his anatomical cutaway figures. He’s also sculpted a number of other characters, including some goofy toilet plungers. In this extensive video, he walks us through the complete process of sculpting one of his plunger monsters from start to finish.
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