It’s nearly time for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, the world’s toughest row 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua. Teams and solo rowers battle the elements, sleep deprivation, exhaustion, and the occasional marlin beak piercing their boat hulls. Celebrate with Talisker 10-Year and watch last year’s recap.
Working from home doesn’t seem to have reduced the number of unnecessary work meetings. If you’re spending way more time on Zoom calls than you should be, then you need this mug from artist Will Bryant. The 14oz. diner mug says “I Survived Another Meeting” on one side, and “That Should Have Been an Email” on the other.
Most books have covers made from thick paper, though you might find some vintage ones made from wood. What you won’t find are any books with covers made from cast aluminum. Black Beard Projects teamed up with Nerdforge to create just that, and the result is a impressive work of readable art. Watch part two here.
Even though we’re weren’t very good at it, we always enjoyed playing Skee-Ball at Chuck E. Cheese. If we had this vintage Skee-Ball toy, it might give us a chance to perfect our skills. All we’ve got to do is watch and wait as Rescue & Restore sandblasts off the old paint and rust, and makes it as good as new.
The James Brand’s pocket tool offers a smooth-spinning, magnetic hex-bit driver at one end, and a storage chamber at the other. Use it to hold bits when not in use, or use it as a cache for pills or rolled up cash. Made from aluminum with a black anodized finish, and includes Phillips, Torx, and slotted bits.
The opening theme of The Cleveland Show is certainly catchy, but it’s not exactly representative of contemporary music. So producer June Jissle Music got to work sampling and remixing the track into something a little more relevant with a little help from the Kanye/Kenny West episode. Original video on Instagram.
SOG’s small, fixed-blade knife is perfect for carrying on your belt, boot, or around your neck. It has a 2.3″ satin-polished sheepsfoot blade, while its single-piece steel body has finger holes and a grip notch. Includes a snap-fit hard sheath and ball-chain lanyard. Great for cutting rope, opening boxes, and other everyday tasks.
This gadget lets you add a backup camera to older vehicles with ease. The FenSens wireless backup camera mounts around your license plate, and adds a fully-wireless that can stream 1080p video to your smartphone’s screen via Wi-Fi. It recharges solar power. Save an extra 20% with code BFSAVE20 (exp. 11.27.2020).
ROCCAT’s award-winning Vulcan Pro gaming keyboard gets a tenkeyless (88-key) version, cutting down on its footprint, while still retaining its great design and responsive opto-mechanical keys. Its Titan switches are extremely long-lasting and feature slick floating keycaps along with programmable RGB backlighting.
The Q shows off a goopy compound they made from wood glue, nail varnish, and match sulfur that lets homemade matches burn even when fully submerged in water. This is definitely one you shouldn’t try at home, given the risks of both fire and the unknown consequences of breathing the vapors the chemicals produce.
What could be better than winning a mid-engined 2020 C8 Corvette? How about winning a C8 AND a 1962 Corvette? The folks over at Dream Giveaway are giving one lucky winner both of these amazing sports cars, while supporting veterans and children’s charities. Awesomer readers receive 50% bonus entries!
It might seem like zooming around the galaxy with Baby Yoda is all action and adventure. The Mandalorian’s Din Djarin explains how much work it is to take care of a 50-year-old poop machine in this clip that we’re sure many parents can relate to. A fun and charming fan parody from the guys at The Warp Zone.
The DeLorean DMC-12 is best known as the time-traveling car in the Back to the Future movies. While the real DeLorean could eventually hit 88mph, it didn’t exactly do it quickly with its 130 hp V6. Electric Future checks out a modded DMC-12 that can zoom from 0-to-60 in about 5 seconds thanks to parts from a Nissan Leaf.
Swiss-Danish watchmaker Linde Werdelin teamed up with James Thompson of Black Badger to create this stunning limited-edition automatic dive watch. It features a lightweight aerospace-grade ALW case, and a multi-layer glowing blue dial that gets more saturated as your environment gets darker. It’s waterproof to 300 meters.
The members of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain bring their own unique spin to the 1977 Stiff Records track Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, originally performed by Ian Dury and the Blockheads. Being the afternoon tea-sipping sophisticates that they are, they tweaked the final chorus.
This BBC Earth nature series explores how our planet provides the ideal habitat for life to flourish, from volcanoes forming land to the endless movement of oceans to the importance of weather and climate. But as host David Attenborough explains, humans have disrupted that fragile balance and need to take action.
Jason of JK Brickworks shows of an amazing LEGO kinetic sculpture of Greek goddess Artemis. When a crank is turned, she draws her bow and fires an “arrow” made from a piece of flexible tubing. The mechanism’s design was inspired by a wooden automata created by Del Cat.
With today’s giant game consoles, it’s time to upgrade your media furniture. BDI’s cabinets look fantastic, hiding electronics on removable/movable shelves, with flow-through ventilation, cable management, and remote-friendly doors. Our faves are the Align 7479, Corridor 8179 and Elements 8779 with its artful laser-cut doors.
You’d think that creating a badge for a car would be no big deal, but in the case of UK luxury automaker Aston Martin, every little detail matters. Car fanatic Mr JWW visited Vaughton’s, the factory where they meticulously create each badge, and got to help make a custom badge for his special-edition DBX Q SUV.
(PG-13: Lyrics) “Keanu Reeves, cyber arm under my sleeve… I blast ’em all, watch ’em fall like autumn leaves.” Hip hop masters Run the Jewels contributed a song to the soundtrack of Cyberpunk 2077 under the pseudonym “Yankee and the Brave,” which happens to be the title of one of Killer Mike and EL-P’s other recent tracks.
NoCal’s Elation Hypercars is showing off its $2 million electric sports car. The Elation Freedom is slated to produce 1414 hp via its three liquid-cooled motors – or 1903 hp for buyers who opt for a fourth drive unit. It also features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, which should help offset the weight of its 100kWh or 120kWh battery.
Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan is slated to open in early 2021. From the looks of this flyover of the park, it’s going to look amazing when it’s all done, transporting Nintendo fans into the heart of their favorite games. We spy Peach’s and Bowser’s castles, a Mario Kart ride, and a Toad House among other details.
Whether you’re a DIYer or a construction pro, understanding math and geometry is critical. DEWALT’s reference guide includes 42 pages of useful equations and rules which will help you measure twice and cut once. Made from durable, toolbox-friendly materials with a spiral-bound edge. Also available for plumbing and wiring.
Do you stream and share videos? This software offers quick and easy background replacement for podcasts, vlogs, and game streaming, all without a green screen. It works in concert with various Windows streaming and video conferencing apps. Save an extra 40% in The Awesomer Shop with code BFSAVE40 (Exp. 11.27.20)
A while back, YouTuber Mr. Michal showed off a simple railway he built from coils of wire, batteries, and magnets. Now, he’s back with a much longer and more complex train set that still operates on the same electromagnetic principles. This time, the track measures in at over 20 meters long, or about 66 feet.
When the dreaded “check engine” and other dashboard warning lights flare, discover what’s wrong without a costly trip to a mechanic. The Innova 1000 Car Scan Mobile turns smartphones into advanced OBD2 diagnostic tools. It pairs with the RepairSolutions 2 app for systems health checks of most cars made since 1996.
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