The Last of Us Part II (Gameplay)

The Last of Us Part II (Gameplay)

The sequel to Naughty Dog’s excellent zombie shooter may have been delayed, but it’s looking like it’s worth the wait. Watch as the game’s developers walk us through gameplay refinements, new character movements, and level designs that expand the gameplay dynamics. The game arrives on PS4 on 6.19.20.

Making Yosegi Veneers

Making Yosegi Veneers

Builder Pask Makes shows off a technique based on ancient Japanese woodworking. He starts off by laminating boards of scrap wood, slicing them into strips, then assembling them side-by-side to create a pattern. Once thoroughly glued into place, he shaves off layers with a plane and irons them to create beautiful veneers.

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The Filipino Beatles

The Filipino Beatles

Meet the REO Brothers. Based out of Tacloban, Philippines, the rock band is exceptionally talented, and does an amazing job covering tracks from The Beatles like While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Penny Lane, Something, and In My Life. They also do quite the Alan Parsons Project cover.

Mattel Thank You Heroes

Mattel Thank You Heroes

To pay tribute to our brave and dedicated frontline workers, Mattel is creating toys that include figures based on nurses, doctors, EMTs, and delivery drivers, as well as police, fire, rescue, garbage, and delivery vehicles. Proceeds from purchases made through 5.31.2020 will go to #FirstRespondersFirst. (Thanks Pat!)

Masterclass: Dad Loads a Dishwasher

Masterclass: Dad Loads a Dishwasher

We’ve all seen those ads for Masterclass, with their haughty explanations of skills to be taught by leaders in their respective fields. Jim Cameron is an expert too. But he’s not the guy who made Terminator or Avatar. Nope, he’s just Kathleen Cameron’s dad – and he knows the one right way to load a dishwasher.

UGears Wood Model Deal

Drop by The Awesomer Shop and save 10% on these flat-pack wood models from UGears. Choose from a working safe, a steam locomotive, treasure box, vintage grand prix car, butterfly, or monowheel, each offering a challenging glue-free build and working mechanisms.

CleverMade Collapsible Crates

CleverMade Collapsible Crates

CleverMade’s lightweight plastic crates make it easy to store and carry loose items, but then get out of the way when they’re not in use. They have built-in handles and their removable lid secures to the bottom of the crate. Available in a variety of sizes, with either solid or open sides. Sold three to a pack.

How Motorsport Tires Are Made

How Motorsport Tires Are Made

Everyday car tires are made mostly by machine, but the high-end tires used for racing are made by hand. In this clip from Street FX Motorsport TV, they take us inside Michelin Motorsport’s HQ in France for a look at the tire-making process, building up layer by layer of rubber, textiles, steel, and adhesive on spinning drums.

GPD WIN Max Handheld Gaming PC

GPD WIN Max Handheld Gaming PC

This ultracompact gaming PC is designed to play the latest AAA games. It runs Windows 10, and packs a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, an Intel Iris Plus G7 GPU, a 512GB SSD, and 16GB RAM into a mag-aluminum chassis. It has an 8″ 1280×800 display (189ppi), dual analog gamesticks, a D-pad, ABXY, and shoulder buttons.

Star Trek Soprano

Star Trek Soprano

During the Rainer Hersch Orkestra’s 2019 New Year’s concert, Soprano Laura Ruhí Vidal came on stage to perform a “warm up” after arriving in England from Spain. To stretch her vocal cords, she belted out a goosebump-inducing rendition of Alexander Courage’s original theme from Star Trek.

Höhenwahn (Thin Air)

Höhenwahn (Thin Air)

While on a ski vacation with his family in the Swiss Alps, a father experiences a series of unexpected and terrifying incidents. Writer/Director Jonas Ulrich’s haunting short film conjures similar feelings of isolation and fear that we experienced watching Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

The Last Days of American Crime

The Last Days of American Crime

(PG-13: Language) This Netflix action flick envisions a world in which the government plans to stop all criminal acts with a mind-control signal. But before the broadcast can happen, a crew of robbers plan to commit the heist of the century. Based on the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini. Drops 6.5.20.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa

2021 Porsche 911 Targa

Porsche’s famed retractable-roof model now gets the sleek new front and rear seen in the latest 911 coupes. The Targa 4 gets a 380 hp 3.0-liter flat-6 that zooms to 60 mph in 4.0s, while the Targa 4S gets 444 hp and a 0-to-60 time of just 3.4s. Every car packs Porsche’s excellent AWD system, and the 4S can be equipped with a 7-speed manual.

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Woodturning with Drinking Straws

Woodturning with Drinking Straws

Embedding things in clear resin, then carving them allows for the creation of all kinds of unique objects. In this clip from Wood Workshop, he shows off a neat vase he made using cut up pieces of drinking straws, resin, and walnut that he shaved down on his lathe.

Replitronics Mini & Micro Boomboxes

Replitronics Mini & Micro Boomboxes

New Wave Toys expands their lineup of retro-inspired miniatures with a pair of detailed, working boomboxes. The M90 Mini is about 40% of the size of its muse, with dual 2.5″ speakers and 16w of amplification, while the teensy M90 Micro is a 1/6th scale replica that looks perfect alongside Replicade arcade machines.

Woodburning with Sunlight

Woodburning with Sunlight

Woodburning isn’t a unique craft, but artist Hye Sea of Magnify the Sun executes it differently than others. Rather than electric tools, she uses a variety of magnifying lenses to focus bright sunlight onto a plywood canvas. If you’re interested in having a portrait commissioned, you can make an inquiry here.

Zeus Wallet

Zeus Wallet

This slick, technically-styled wallet is made of engraved 6061 aluminum, and features modular, swing-out compartments for accessing individual cards. Optional modules include a sliding box for loose change, bills, or keys, as well as a loss tracker with alarm, flashing lights, and Bluetooth integration.

Gaining Super Powers 2

Gaining Super Powers 2

A while back, Buttered Side Down acquired a handful of useful super powers. Now, like most superhero franchises, he’s back with a sequel whether we wanted it or not. This time, he gains extraordinary strength, the ability to rip holes in the fabric of the universe, and the power to outrun his treadmill, among other skills.

Celebrities During Quarantine

Celebrities During Quarantine

“I’m suffering just as much as you are during this.” JP Sears satirizes the disparities in wealth and lifestyle that celebrities enjoy compared to normal human beings, making their version of “suffering” during the lockdown seem comical at times.

Social Distancing Bundle Deal

Being stuck at home gives you time to work on self-improvement. This bundle is a good start, with lifetime subscriptions to Rosetta Stone’s extensive language learning system, 12min’s library of book summaries, and KeepSolid’s VPN Unlimited to protect your online privacy.

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Smootherpro Hex Bolt Pen

Smootherpro Hex Bolt Pen

A bargain-priced bolt-action pen, CNC machined from brass, and featuring a hexagonal body to prevent rolling off of your desktop. Available in natural brass, or antique bronze finishes, and accepts easily-found refills from Parker, Fisher and Schneider.

Dog in a Car

Dog in a Car

“How did he get his license?” David Beukes‘ silly short film is about a dog who meets up with a friend and gives him a ride to the Post Office. This family-friendly, low-fi animation is just the kind of mindless silliness we could use these days.

Helix Circle Maker Tool

Helix Circle Maker Tool

Want an easy way to draw perfect circles? This handy art tool features a rotating interior disc with pre-marked locations for circles up to 6″ in diameter. Simply place your pen or pencil into one of the holes, and spin. The exterior markings double as a 360º protractor, so you can easily draw precise arcs too.

Painting Rugs with Yarn

Painting Rugs with Yarn

Artist Trish Andersen grew up in Dalton, Georgia, aka The Carpet Capital of the World, so it’s no coincidence yarn is her primary medium. She uses an electric tufting gun to “paint” abstract images onto a backing fabric. Art Insider shows us a bit of her technique, which is sort of like using a giant, handheld sewing machine.

AdapTableTop Gaming System

AdapTableTop Gaming System

The AdapTableTop is a modular tabletop system that lets you build gaming surfaces of varying colors, sizes, and heights. Its platforms attach to interlocking towers which let you place cards, drinks, game pieces, and other accessories under your game board. All kits include .STL models for 3D printing unique thematic legs.

Best EDC Pocket Knives 2020

Best EDC Pocket Knives 2020

When it comes to everyday tools, a pocket knife would likely rank as the number one item on most lists. These portable blades can be used to open packages, cut rope, slash seat belt webbing, and support self-defense. Everyday Carry picked out their 20 favorite models for 2020 (so far) – at least one of which belongs in your pocket today.

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