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Hollywood Went to the Moon First

Hollywood Went to the Moon First

50 years ago, NASA landed the first humans ever on the moon. But prior to the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, Hollywood took us there thanks to a heaping helping of creativity and movie magic. The Royal Ocean Film Society looks back at some of these early science fiction films.

Zorg Industries ZF-2

Zorg Industries ZF-2

On a recent episode of his series Savage Builds, Adam Savage decided to see if he could replicate the functionality of the awesome 6-in-1 weapon known as the Zorg Industries ZF-1 from The Fifth Element. Here, he shows off the finished build. You’ll need to tune in to see it in action though.

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The Electric State: Animated

The Electric State: Animated

Artist Simon Stålenhag is known for his incredible vision of dystopian, hyper-commercial worlds. Ilya Plotnikov
a fan of his, has brought a small slice of his work to life by animating images from the book The Electric State, accompanied by music composed by Stålenhag himself.

It Was Supposed to Be a Vase

It Was Supposed to Be a Vase

Woodworker Matt Jordan shares an immensely satisfying woodturning video, in which he transforms a lumpy hunk of apple tree trunk into a beautiful work of functional art – though the final piece wasn’t exactly what he planned to make. The fillers are a mix of blue mica dust and ground coffee.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Academy award-winning actor Tom Hanks portrays childhood favorite Fred Rogers in the later years of his life, as he meets a cynical journalist assigned to write a story about him, and the friendship that ultimately formed between these two very different people.

BatteryPro Portable Charger

This portable battery pack offers up 8000 mAh of juice – enough to charge most phones almost 3 full times. But what makes it unique is its built-in magnetic charger for the Apple Watch, making it the perfect battery pack for camping and keeping your gadgets juiced up. Save 10% with code JULYSAVE10 (expires 7/31/19)

Super Mario Maker Dominoes

Super Mario Maker Dominoes

With the recent release of Super Mario Maker 2, TheDominoKing decided to pay tribute to the franchise with an epic setup of 127,055 dominoes, all arranged to form images from the Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, and Super Mario World styles from the game. It took him about 2 months in total to set it all up.

Eureka Ergonomic Z1-S Gaming Desk

Eureka Ergonomic Z1-S Gaming Desk

One of the slicker looking desks we’ve seen for PC gamers, the Z1-S features dynamic “Z”-shaped metal legs, a carbon-fiber inspired surface, and has built in blue LED lighting, a headphone hook, drink holder, and a stand for controllers and games. PC cart and monitor arms sold separately.

The Hellcat Miata

The Hellcat Miata

KarrMedia and VMP Performance worked to create and tune this tiny monster – an older model Mazda MX-5 Miata with a 707hp supercharged V8 Hellcat engine up front. They had to cut holes in the hood and firewall to make it fit, but connected to a 6-speed Tremec manual and a Ford 8.8 rear axle, it’s a bonkers little burnout machine.

Dremel VC60-01 Velocity 7.0 Tool

Dremel VC60-01 Velocity 7.0 Tool

Dremel’s versatile power tool can quickly rip through a variety of materials. It works as both a rough cutting machine and an oscillating tool, and can handle cutting, as well as scraping, sanding, grinding, and grout removal, making it the perfect multitool for remodeling jobs.

Lock Picking with Electricity

Lock Picking with Electricity

There are lots of videos out there which show you how to pick basic padlocks, but most of them don’t involve running 900 amps of current through them. This is that video, courtesy of LockPickingLawyer, who connected an ordinary Master lock between the electrodes of a powerful transformer. That sound is terrifying.

Bonobo: No Reason

Bonobo: No Reason

Reminiscent of the best in-camera visual trickery of the mighty Michel Gondry, director Oscar Hudson’s incredible music video for Bonobo and Nick Murphy’s chillwave track was created using forced perspectives with “a very small camera… and a very big set.”

Rocksete Retro Keyboard

Rocksete Retro Keyboard

Another retro keyboard from the makers of the Rymek has a design inspired by classic typewriters, with an art deco body, glossy finishes, and round keycaps. It also packs in a pair of JBL speakers, and has a built-in stand for holding a tablet. It’s still in the pre-pre-order stage, so we’re not sure when it will be available to purchase.

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Silicon Valley Digital Marketing Bundle

Whether you own your own business, or just have a side hustle, knowing your way around digital marketing can be the difference between failure and success. This bargain bundle of 11 online courses will teach you how to leverage social media, email, SEM, affiliate marketing, as well as how to write great copy.

LEGO RC 1:24 Crane Scale Model

LEGO RC 1:24 Crane Scale Model

Dawid Szmandra made one of the best LEGO creations we’ve seen. It’s a fully functioning, detailed and remote-controlled 1:24 scale model of the Liebherr LR11000 crawler crane. It’s strong enough to lift objects as heavy as a dining chair.

Canine Kleptomaniacs

Canine Kleptomaniacs

This family-friendly card game puts you in the paws of a pooch who likes to wander off with various household objects. Players must collect sets of items like stinky underwear, socks, shoes, and hide them away while you attempt to keep other dogs from stealing your improvised toy collection. Gameplay video here.

Us Cats

Us Cats

We’ve seen the trailer for the Cats movie musical, and the weird CGI cats just creep us out. Frankly, we think Ian Abramson’s version works much better, accompanied by Luniz’s I Got 5 on It, notable for its appearance in the trailer for Jordan Peele’s horror flick Us.

Unistellar Telescope

Unistellar Telescope

This motorized digital telescope uses a crowdsourced database help it track and point at celestial objects. Its light amplification tech captures series of short exposures to display color and detail not typically visible through traditional telescopes, and its optics are designed to limit the impact of light pollution.

Watchmen (Trailer)

Watchmen (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) “People who wear masks are dangerous. We should be scared of them… ‘Cause they’re hiding something.” Masked vigilantes take down criminals, but are treated as outlaws themselves in HBO and Damon Lindelof’s adaptation of the comic book by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, John Higgins. Premieres 10/2019.

Star Trek: Picard (Trailer)

Star Trek: Picard (Trailer)

Nearly 20 years after he left Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard has retired to his winery in France. But after an encounter with a mysterious young woman, he finds himself longing for adventure and back at the helm of a starship once again. We’re so excited to see a couple of other familiar faces.

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Signal

Signal

We just want to bottle up and drink the warm and dreamy visuals in filmmaker Hwang ji – lee’s animated short film. We can think of no greater application of the phrase “every frame a painting” than to this beautiful and captivating clip of otherwise mundane subject matter.

StowCo Cooler Briefcase

StowCo Cooler Briefcase

This compact and inconspicuous case is a great way to transport booze on the down-low. It holds up to 10 cans, 6 beer bottles, or 3 wine bottles. Its closed cell insulation and cold-retaining zipper help keep drinks chilled for up to 5 hours.

Retro Tech: 1996 SEGA Digio SJ-1

Retro Tech: 1996 SEGA Digio SJ-1

It’s hard to believe it, but digital cameras were just getting their start back in the 1990s. And like every tech gold rush, everyone was jumping on the low megapixel bandwagon, including video game maker SEGA. LGR got his hands on this $300 oddity from 1996, with its whopping 320×240 pixel resolution.

Jeri-Rigg Anchor Strap

Jeri-Rigg Anchor Strap

Named after both its inventor and the term associated with makeshift work, this handy strap can be wrapped around roof rails, roll cages, bumpers, closet rods, bike frames, and more, providing a secure and scratch-free tie-down point that can hold up to 3,000 lbs.

DIY Herringbone Plywood Table

DIY Herringbone Plywood Table

OSO DIY created this stunning coffee table using baltic birch plywood for its construction. But rather than attempt to hide the layers of the wood, he built it to show off its endgrain in a beautiful herringbone pattern. We really love the way the grain looks on the edges and the legs.

Ragged Edge Dopp Kit

Ragged Edge Dopp Kit

Accessory maker Ragged Edge’s grooming bag is made from marine-grade materials like sailcloth and a corrosion-resistant zipper. It wipes clean, and provides a barrier to keep leaky products from seeping into your luggage. They also make wallets, duffels, and bags from the same materials.

Rick and Morty Pocket Operator

Rick and Morty Pocket Operator

A special limited edition of Teenage Engineering’s awesome little Pocket Operator PO-35 Speak sampler and beatmaker, featuring a built-in mic, eight voice characters created by Justin Roiland himself, and Rick and Morty animations. Sadly, it looks like it’s already sold out, so it’s off to eBay for us.

Damasukasu Akuma Chef Blade Set

This premium set of Japanese kitchen knives is ready to slice and dice with absolute precision. Each features a hardened, carbon-rich stainless steel blade, and a triple-riveted handle. Includes an 8.5″ slicing knife, a 7″ vegetable knife,m and a 5″ utility knife, packed in a wooden box with a whetstone for sharpening.

NES Cartridge Drink Coasters

NES Cartridge Drink Coasters

Show your love for classic Nintendo games with this set of eight pressboard drink coasters made to look like flattened cartridges from the 8-bit gaming system. Includes Zelda, Metroid, ExciteBike, Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Duck Hunt, and Super Mario 2 and 3 designs.

Famous Vocoder Songs

Famous Vocoder Songs

From Earth, Wind, and Fire to Kraftwerk to ELO, the vocoder has been part of some of the most famous dance, disco, and electronic tracks ever. Musician Doctor Mix shows off his vocoder skills along with his nifty Behringer VC340, a modern day synthesizer that replicates the analog sounds of the ’70s and ’80s.

The Witcher (Teaser)

The Witcher (Teaser)

Inspired by Andrzej Sapkowski’s award-winning fantasy books, this Netflix series stars Henry Cavill as monster hunter Geralt, who uses his supernatural powers and fighting skills to take down bad guys. But he finds that the most frightening creatures aren’t always evil, and the worst monsters are often the humans around him.

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