Golf Chess Set

Golf Chess Set

Tee off on a different green with this handcrafted golf-themed chess set from woodcraft company Agresti. The board is made of Canadian bird’s-eye maple while the playing pieces are made of brass.

Vans OTW Leather Bedford

Vans OTW Leather Bedford

The Leather Bedford looks rugged and durable on the outside, yet comfy on the inside. Made of oiled brown leather and vulcanized gum sole. Might not be tough enough to actually skate with though.

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Kid History: Healthy Food

Kid History: Healthy Food

Mom wants the boys to grow up healthy and strong, but it doesn’t look like the kids have any desire to go that route in this episode of Kid History about good food and bad food. (Thanks John!)

One Second, One Beer

One Second, One Beer

We don’t know about you guys, but we prefer to savor our beer when we drink. But this strange character at a Japanese bar gulps down an entire mug of the cold, frosty stuff in one second flat.

2012 MINI Roadster

2012 MINI Roadster

We first saw the MINI Roadster in concept form, and now it’s going into production. We dig this go-kart inspired 2-seater soft-top and the available 211HP 1.6L turbo in the John Cooper Works edition.

BURN

BURN

Step inside the blazing-hot and thankless world of fire-fighting in Detroit with this incredible POV footage shot with a Contour HD helmet camera. Help fund the completion of the documentary here.

Zero Punctuation: Kinect

Zero Punctuation: Kinect

(NSFW: Language) It was only a matter of time before Zero Punctuation’s snarky game reviewer would get his hands on a Microsoft Kinect. Take one guess: Do you think he actually enjoys it?

How to Carve a Jack ‘O Lantern

How to Carve a Jack ‘O Lantern

Science teacher Chris Bergmann demonstrates the power of chemistry, while at the same time carving his Halloween pumpkin the best way possible. Why is it our teachers were never this cool?

First-Person Tetris

First-Person Tetris

We know what you’re thinking – how can you play Tetris with guns? You don’t. But you still get to play it as if you were the brick in this crazy, dizzying, browser-based game. We still want guns, though.

iPad Halloween Magic

iPad Halloween Magic

Magician Simon Pierro built his 2011 Halloween magic show using an iPad 2 and a custom iOS app as his primary gimmick. We wish our iPads would dispense jellybeans too. Maybe the iPad 3 will.

Stars & Stripes & Bricks Tee

Stars & Stripes & Bricks Tee

An American flag made of items from a Japanese video game that has an Italian plumber for a super hero. It’s a Benetton design. Cop it now from Ript if you like it because it’ll be gone tomorrow.

ParaNorman (Teaser)

ParaNorman (Teaser)

From the creators of Coraline comes ParaNorman, about a boy who uses his ability to speak with the dead to defend his town from the undead. We’re not sure yet if he can speak with them as well.

Alien Ice Trays

Alien Ice Trays

Officially licensed Alien silicone trays for making creepy ice. It’s a shame they won’t be released in time for this Halloween. Available in Alien Egg and Alien Head molds. No Chestburster?

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CoD MW3: Weapon Progression

CoD MW3: Weapon Progression

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 gives players more incentive to specialize in certain weapons, because guns now level up, unlocking attachments, camo and even passive abilities called proficiencies.

Manoteca Indoor Table

Manoteca Indoor Table

Manoteca makes clever use of a used wooden door, converting it into a multipurpose table by retaining its original form. The recycled rawhide pockets and wooden drawer add to its versatility.

Microsoft: Future of Productivity

Microsoft: Future of Productivity

A concept video by the Office Division of Microsoft shows a future where computers are integrated into everyday objects and structures, with voice and touch controls making them more intuitive.

PBS Arts: Video Games

PBS Arts: Video Games

PBS Arts’ Off Book episode on the history of video games. Featuring interviews with designers Eric Zimmerman and Syed Salahuddin, journalist Leigh Alexander and professor Jesper Juul.

B-Boy Photo Experimentation

B-Boy Photo Experimentation

It doesn’t matter that these breakdancers are speaking Portuguese. The incredible slow-mo, multi- and long-exposure images require no translation (and captions just get in the way.)

Arkham Asylum Suit

Arkham Asylum Suit

We need to give it up to the talent at XworkZ right here; they’ve created a simply spectacular rendition of Batman from Arkham City, right down to the colors and cowl. (Thanks Ian!)

Heavy Metal Halloween

Heavy Metal Halloween

We’re not too sure about his costume skillz, but Eric Calderone (aka 331Erock) sure knows how to shred, as he kicks out this hard-rockin’ medley of Halloween favorites.

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Cadbury’s Simply the Best

Cadbury’s Simply the Best

Cadbury is doing everything they can to keep Team GB pumped for London 2012 – check out Rebecca Adlington as her swim training is disrupted by a band of supporters. (Thanks Matt!)

IRIS 9000

IRIS 9000

HAL 9000’s younger, better-looking little sister sits on your desktop, adding a speaker dock to your iPhone 4S and so you can bark orders at Siri from across the room. Though she might not obey.

Porsche Design x Blackberry

Porsche Design x Blackberry

RIM and Porsche Design have created the sexiest Blackberry yet: the P’9981. Has 1.2GHz CPU, 768MB RAM, a 2.44″ touchscreen, 8GB storage with a microSD slot and a 5mp camera with flash.

Crossbow Snow Launcher

Crossbow Snow Launcher

The crossbow snow launcher has two parts: a snowball press that can make up to 3 snowballs at once, and the launcher itself that can lob the balls up to 60ft away. It also comes with a vinyl target.

Timberlake x Fallon: Rap Medley 3

Timberlake x Fallon: Rap Medley 3

Justin and Jimmy are up to their hijinks once again, educating us on the history of rap – taking on everyone from De La Soul to The Fresh Prince to Young MC to Coolio and the Beastie Boys.

Phantom Water Edit

Phantom Water Edit

Chris Bryan used a Phantom HD Gold in a custom underwater housing to make the ocean water look like it was made of liquefied gems, vibrant and glittering. Be sure to watch it in full screen and HD.

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