You can pick up a cheap paper shredder for about 20 bucks, but what fun is that when you can build your own? The Q shows off a homebrew shredder that does the trick using sharpened metal discs. It’s missing the safety mechanisms that production shredders offer, so DIY at your own risk.
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We love sleeping with our Rumpl blanket. Now, puppers can have his own comfy Rumpl, and you can take it with you. The machine-washable dog bed rolls up small for easy travel, with soft fleece on one side, a water and dirt-repellent surface on the other, and an optional air mattress that adds 2″ of cushioning inside.
We’re doubtful that the makers of The LEGO Movie franchise will ever make a zombie movie, but that’s okay, because Paramotion Films has already gone and done it for us, with their extremely well-executed short film that proves that dismemberment doesn’t have to be gory – at least when it comes to minifigs.
Motorola’s classic Razr flip phone is back. It features a foldable 6.2″ OLED display in its center, offering up an Android 9 UI on a gadget that folds down to half its height in your pocket. It also has a 2.7″ “Quick View” display when closed. It’s not the most advanced phone, but it’s some really slick design work. Exclusive to Verizon.
When shooting photos underwater, there’s often a hazy blue-green layer that gives everything a murky look. Engineer and oceanographer Derya Akkaynak has developed an algorithm which digitally removes that tinge, allowing images to appear sharper and more brilliant than ever. Read more on Scientific American.
Keep your choppers gleaming white with this electric toothbrush. It vibrates 40,000 times per minute, cleaning teeth, and stimulating gums in the process. Includes a travel case and 8 brush heads. Save 71% off the original price in The Awesomer Shop.
House of Marley’s wireless headphones offer enveloping sound from their 40mm hi-def drivers. They have memory foam ear cushions, Bluetooth 5.0, a 24-hour runtime, and USB-C quick charging. They’re made from sustainable wood, steel, recyclable aluminum, reclaimed hemp, organic cotton, and recycled plastic bottles.
Modern Awesome Labs’ unique playing cards are printed with a special ink that reacts to body heat. Simply swipe your fingertips over the surface of the cards, and the images on their fronts transform to new shades. After you put them down, they reset to their original color after about 30 seconds.
Martin Kristiansen of My Microscopic World used a polarized light source, a lab microscope, and an iPhone to capture these incredibly detailed, colorful, and otherworldly images of insect larvae, isopods, and tiny crustaceans. Check out more amazing close-up images on his Instagram feed.
The Cardshark asks us to fully embrace our inner geek, adding a variety of useful office tools to a retractable ID badge holder, including a marker clip, a screwdriver, box cutter, SIM card holder, USB flash drive, utility hook, bottle opener, and storage nook that’s just the right size for mini sticky notes.
In this classic sketch from Key & Peele, the duo poke fun at crime dramas. Peele potrays a suspect who attempts to use his calm demeanor and lying skills like Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects. But he’s not quite as effective at making up his answers off of stuff he sees on the cop’s wall.
Keep the water out while you stay comfortable underneath adidas‘ fully-waterproof jacket. It’s got three layers of fabric to keep heat from getting trapped. Its deployable hood and tall collar provide added shelter from the storm, while shoulder straps let it hang when the sun comes out. Available in gold or black.
Remember Nyan Cat, the ridiculous pixel art kitty meme from 2011? Digital artist Raven Kwok decided to revamp the Pop Tart cat by breaking up each part of its body and rainbow emissions into separate windows, resulting in a totally different Nyan experience. Raven, we need this running on our computer now. With music.
McLaren’s exclusive roadster was inspired by Bruce McLaren’s minimal 1960s racers. The carbon fiber two-seater is the lightest production car they’ve ever made, but still packs an 804bhp turbo V8 to rocket it to 62 mph in less than 3 seconds, and 124 mph in 6.7 seconds. Just 399 of the cars will be made, starting at $1.67 million each.
The hurdy gurdy is already an unusual instrument, with its keyboard, strings, and cranked bow-wheel that rotates across them from underneath. But for the track Break Your Crank on his album Visions, musician Guilhem Desq took his hurdy gurdy to the next level, adding electronic distortion, and giving it a rock edge.
Hot on the heels of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer, AOK is here to deliver the Sonic movie we really want, a story about a spiky-haired video game character who loses his pet fox to a gang of evil robots, and is hellbent on revenge. He’s coming to kick your ass, Robotnik.
The new MacBook Pro can be had for the first time with a 16″ display. The screen has a crisp 3072×1920 resolution, while the keyboard has been upgraded for better feel. It comes with a 2.3GHz or 2.4GHz 8-core Intel Core i9 CPU, 1TB to 8TB SSD, 16GB to 64GB RAM, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, and an AMD Radeon Pro 5500M GPU.
Get a great deal on one of the best 4K TVs on the market. At half of its original price, the 55″ 2018 LG B8 offers up stellar colors, great contrast, and rich, inky blacks that only an OLED display can produce. It’s got support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG HDR formats, and LG’s excellent suite of Smart TV apps on board.
Full Windsor, maker of the Muncher multi-utensil, extends its lineup with these slimline aluminum eating tools. This literal flatware has embedded magnets and couplers for easy stacking in your drawer, backpack, or for grouping them together at the table. Carry them every day, and cut down on environmental waste.
Made from a coarse, unbleached canvas, Rough Enough’s compact gear bag is built for durability. It has a large compartment that can hold small tools, accessories, chargers, knives, and more, and a mesh zippered pouch for pens and other items. It measures 9″ x 4.5″ x 2.5″, and comes in army green, black, or camo.
The 3400 Autocrat is Benchmade’s first out-the-front knife with composite handles, blending the durability of G10 with a pop of color. The 3.71” double-edge dagger is looking sharp with an ambidextrous blue-anodized release button and blue sapphire titanium oxide PVD-coated hardware. Be sure to check your local knife laws.
In the mood for some ice cream cake? Check out this footage that Michael Wilson-Roberts captured inside UK ice cream maker Wall’s factory back in 2002, as machines churn out delicately rippled layers of ice cream and chocolate for those fancy looking Viennetta frozen desserts.
Hollywood Collectibles Group (HCG) presents an awe-inspiring, life-size replica of the Queen xenomorph from Aliens, as she bursts forth from Level 5 of the starship Sulaco ready to take on Ripley in one final epic battle. The handmade fiberglass sculpture measures 37″h x 32″w x 20″d, and is sure to terrify all who face it.
Visual artist Rogier van der Zwaag eschews digital effects for his motion graphics projects, instead painstakingly creating his images with practical effects, like the 4085 colorful rectangular blocks featured in this 2011 video for his collective Nobody Beats the Drum. Be sure to check out his tricky illusion videos on Instagram.
Like other Casio PRO TREK watches, the PRT-B50 is packed with useful features for outdoor adventures, like a step counter, compass, altitude, barometric, and temperature sensors. Now it adds Bluetooth connectivity to sync trip data with the PRO TREK Connected mobile app for Android or iOS.