Howard’s Home Snack Soaps

Howard’s Home Snack Soaps
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Etsy seller Howard’s Home makes unbelievably realistic soaps made to look and smell like various pastries and other snacks, including doughnuts, cinnamon buns, popcorn and gummy worms.

My Drunk Kitchen: Gingerbread

My Drunk Kitchen: Gingerbread

Hannah Hart dips into the egg nog (and rum) to fix us all a delicious gingerbread house. If we were gingerbread men, we’re thinking we wouldn’t want her to architect our homestead.

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Homemade Death Ray?

Homemade Death Ray?

Yeah, we thought the Mythbusters proved a solar death ray was impossible, but Eric Jacqmain claims his 5,800 mirror-tile-covered satellite dish has the “Power of 5,000 suns.” Um, you be the judge.

I Want to Sell My House

I Want to Sell My House

(NSFW: language) Anyone out there wondering whether or not to sell their home right now will likely make up their minds after watching this awfully amusing animated video. (Thanks Craig!)

Western Digital My Book Live

Western Digital My Book Live
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A dead simple home network and storage solution, the My Book Live has a built-in media server and backup software. Stream to any network-connected Mac or PC, DLNA device and even iOS devices.

Homemade Chinese Robots

Homemade Chinese Robots

2 different videos here for Chinese farmer Wu Yulu, who has created an army of homemade scrap metal robots. Some of his self-described “sons” will be at the Shanghai Expo in person later this year.

Infamy: Modern Warfare 2

Infamy: Modern Warfare 2
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Last night’s Sunday Night Football fans were treated to a new Modern Warfare 2 trailer titled Infamy; if the screenshot above isn’t obvious, let’s just say this one hits very close to home.

Funny: Homeopathic A&E

Funny: Homeopathic A&E

If New Age mysticism ever replaced medical science in the emergency room, it’d be a lot like Homoepathic A&E, a goofy skit by UK comedy show That Mitchell and Webb Look.

Jimmy Fallon x Project Natal

Jimmy Fallon x Project Natal

Easily the most gamer-friendly talk show host, Jimmy Fallon demos Project Natal; the clip above is both fun and funny, but like Jimmy we’d love to have one to take home now.

GT Academy Winners

GT Academy Winners

Sony’s GT Academy (real life, not a PS3 game) has finally picked two winners after an eight month competition. They’ll now go to boot camp for 4 months and race in Dubai in January.

Freetles Freeze Dried Skittles

Freetles Freeze Dried Skittles
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What happens when you remove all of the moisture from Skittles? Crunchy candy magic, that’s what. Salt City Treats is one of several candy makers selling these tangy-sweet treats that might just convert you from regular Skittles. Though if you get hooked it might be cheaper to buy plain Skittles and your own freeze dryer.

Pop-up Memes

Pop-up Memes

Artist PaulDeGraaf aka PaperPaul creates awesome pop-up cards based on memes. Among our favorites are Leonardo DiCaprio laughing, Disappearing Homer, and of course Shut up and take my money! Most of them aren’t available for sale, other than the Dumpster fire and an upcoming This Is Fine collab.

Gadget Discovery Club

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Subscribe to the Gadget Discovery Club and get a box filled with at least $150 worth of unique and innovative gadgets every three months. Mystery items include smart home devices, music tech, wearables, smartphone accessories, and more. This digital voucher gets you your first box for $90; then, future boxes are $99 each.

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Mini Dog Treat Maker

Mini Dog Treat Maker
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Betcha the Shiba Inu that sold cigarettes in Tokyo could’ve made a doggone mint selling homemade pet yummos with this Mini Dog Treat Maker by Dash. The nonstick plates heat evenly to cook fresh bone-shaped treats in minutes, and the Recipe Guide shows how to use pet-safe natural ingredients already in your home kitchen.

Stray (Gameplay)

Stray (Gameplay)

The last time we checked in on Stray, we were wowed by its environments. Now we have a look at how it plays. In the game, you play a lost kitty who must navigate a mysterious city on a quest to find its home. Along the way, you’ll encounter puzzling obstacles, wave after wave of fast-moving enemies… and furniture to claw.

A Quiet Place Part II (Trailer 2)

A Quiet Place Part II (Trailer 2)

After the harrowing events of A Quiet Place, the Abbott family leaves their homestead. Along the way, they encounter survivors and new threats beyond the mysterious sound-sensitive creatures that brought such terror in the first movie. In theaters 5.28.2021. We highly recommend seeing it in a Dolby Cinema if you can.

Relax in Canadian Wine Country

Relax in Canadian Wine Country

Ready for a peaceful getaway? Take a road trip to this historic home on Canada’s Niagara wine route. Rosemount-on-the-Bench combines rustic charm and modern amenities with impeccably landscaped grounds, and is walking or biking distance from seven wineries. Check Canada’s travel restrictions before booking.

Gorillaz f/Robert Smith: Strange Timez

Gorillaz f/Robert Smith: Strange Timez

In the official music video for the track “Strange Timez,” Murdoc and friends land their Winnebago spaceship on the surface of a moon that happens to be home to the inescapable face of The Cure frontman Robert Smith… and a mysterious monolith. From Song Machine: Season One.

Soft Pretzel & Beer Cheese Kit

Soft Pretzel & Beer Cheese Kit

Do you love the taste of fresh-baked soft pretzels? Just add butter, and Farm Steady’s kit gives you everything else you need to make delicious and chewy homemade pretzels. The kit makes a dozen pretzels, along with yummy beer cheese to dip them in (BYO beer). Also available without the cheese.

Children of the Sea (Trailer)

Children of the Sea (Trailer)

Based on the manga by Daisuke Igarashi, Children of the Sea tells the story of a girl who feels drawn to the waters at the aquarium where her dad works. As she meets two other children with similar experiences, they come to find that fish are mysteriously disappearing from oceans around the world. Drops 8.31.20.

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Team Player Name Plate

Team Player Name Plate
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While it might be a while before you get back to working in your office, you can always start decorating your desk at home as if it was your cubicle. Remind others that there is an “m” and an “e” in “team” with this engraved desktop nameplate from Meriwether, who also makes the perfect e-mailer’s coffee mug.

Metal Supergroup Covers RUSH

Metal Supergroup Covers RUSH

Two Minutes to Late Night’s Mutoid Man managed to gather members of Coheed and Cambria, Mastodon, Primus, and Tool to record a totally badass work from home cover of the 1975 RUSH track Anthem, layered thick with guitar distortion, power bass, and impassioned vocals that would make Geddy Lee proud.

Lenny Kravitz Tiny Desk Concert

Lenny Kravitz Tiny Desk Concert

Without an arena (or the NPR offices) to perform in, Lenny Kravitz and his bandmates turned in this intimate three-song concert from Lenny’s chill home setting in Eleuthera, Bahamas. The tracks include “Thinking Of You,” “What Did I Do With My Life?,” and the 2020-appropriate “We Can Get It All Together.”

Fooling Yourself Orchestral Cover

Fooling Yourself Orchestral Cover

Crank up the volume and brighten your day as Styx lead vocalist and guitarist Tommy Shaw and the talented musicians of the Contemporary Youth Orchestra perform an fantastic at home cover version of the classic rock hit Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) from the 1977 album The Grand Illusion.

Stray (Teaser)

Stray (Teaser)

Among the many new games announced during the Sony PS5 reveal, Stray was one of the most intriguing to us. Set in the distant future, you take on the roll of a stray cat who must find its way home from a mysterious cyberpunk world filled with robots. Coming to both PS5 and PC in 2021.

30 for 30: Long Gone Summer

30 for 30: Long Gone Summer

While pro sports might be on hold in 2020, ESPN is keeping the dream alive with lots of great stories about the past. This episode of 30 for 30, docu-series looks back at the steroid-powered summer of 1998, as the Cardinals’ Mark McGwire and the Cubs’ Sammy Sosa battled it out for home run supremacy. Premieres 6.14.20.

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