The Xbox 360 had one of the best game controllers ever. Hyperkin is readying a new version that’s compatible with the Xbox Series X/S and Windows 10 and 11 devices. It’s very similar to the original, with the addition of Menu, View, and Share buttons, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack and detachable USB-C cable.
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When it comes to watching our diet, counting calories is one of the most common methods of tracking food intake. AsapSCIENCE explains how the nutritional composition of foods, our individual metabolisms, genetics, and microbiomes affect how we process food, impacting our health far more than calories alone.
This handmade pocket multitool from Birch and Bark Designs packs a sturdy pry bar, can and bottle openers, a 1/4″ bit driver, and a multi-size wrench. It’s made from AR500 armor steel, and features interchangeable handle scales. It also doubles as an effective self-defense tool.
Since Elon Musk acquired Twitter, there’s been a newfound interest in alternative social media platforms. One of the more popular has been the decentralized Mastodon. Squirrel Monkey imagines what it might have been like if you had to install the service using 3.5″ floppy disks. Funny thing is, there’s a Mastodon DOS client.
Add an artful splash of color to any space with this unique flame-inspired light bulb. Each bulb is handcrafted from a swirl of orange and yellow pigments submerged in resin. The 100-lumen LED light source provides a warm, ambient glow and is cool to the touch. It’s also available with a wooden or vintage metal and wood base.
If there’s one thing humans use a lot of, it’s toilet paper. This video from Process X takes us inside Japan’s Marutomi Paper Co., a factory that cranks out millions of rolls of the stuff every month. They start with stacks of paper pulp that they wet and press into massive rolls, which they then print, wrap around cores, and slice.
Once you knock dominoes over, you generally have to set them back up by hand. But in the case of this LEGO Technic machine by Grant Davis, the dominoes stand themselves back upright. Running in an infinite loop of 10 dominoes at a time, it can knock down and stand up dominoes at a rate of 120,000 per day.
This handy and durable bag keeps your campsite kitchen gear organized and easy to access. It can be opened and hung vertically or laid flat on the ground and has compartments for pans and plates, pouches for utensils and spices, and two bonus side pockets. Its bottom strap holds a roll of paper towels or a dish cloth.
(Spoilers) Since Andor takes place a few years before 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV, it only stands to reason that the TV series should have come out in the mid-1970s. Auralnauts created this retro-style TV intro based on the Disney+ show about the reluctant hero who would rise to become a hero of the Rebellion.
James Cameron goes all-in on CGI and 3D with the long-awaited sequel to Avatar. The Way of Water follows the continuing story of the Sully family as Jake, Neytiri, and their children battle to keep each other safe against a new series of threats from those who wish to exploit their world. Expect lots of underwater action this time.
These days, a typical non-stop flight from New York City to London takes about seven hours. But when the Concorde was still operating, it could perform the feat in just three hours. Bright Sun Films looks back at the rise and fall of this iconic supersonic jet that never reached its true potential.
Firehouse Projects makes rugged bags from retired firefighting gear. Their largest piece is this 40-liter duffel bag made from recycled materials attached to a sturdy canvas base. It has reflective striping, a quilted lining, an exterior zipper pocket for small accessories, and Velcro on front for attaching patches.
Red Bull skateboarder and X-Games gold medalist Leticia Bufoni performed this crazy stunt called the “Sky Grind”. She started out on her skateboard inside an aircraft. After a brief rail grind, she let the board fly and deployed her parachute as she headed 9,000 feet to the Earth below. Behind-the-scenes footage here.
(PG-13: Language) This science fiction short from filmmaker James Parris starts out with a man having a mid-life meltdown, leading to an argument with his girlfriend. But as the Black Mirror-esque story advances, we learn not all is what it seems between the woman and her troubled companion. (Thanks, Rob!)
Austin, Texas-based JFR Glass hand blows every piece of glassware they sell. This handsome rocks glass features a swirled design reminiscent of woodgrain but that also beautifully compliments spirits inside the glass. Made from 100% soda lime glass, it holds 8 oz. Sold individually.
People taking photos of themselves blew up with the advent of smartphones. But the first occurrence of what we now refer to as selfies happened way before the 21st century. Michael from Vsauce digs deep to unwind the origins and evolution of self-portraits in this informative history video.
This compact cutlery kit is great for dining outdoors and for reducing environmental waste from plastic utensils. It includes a stainless steel spoon, fork, and serrated knife, which stack and hold together using magnets. Each utensil has a handle that folds out and locks securely in place.
Two of our favorite bands are Daft Punk and Beastie Boys. So when Dangerous Minds turned us on to this 2014 remix album by producer Peter Chapman aka COINS, we had turn it up loud. The free-to-play album includes eight amazing remixes, kicking things off with a groovy combo of Alive and Intergalactic.
Looking for a gift for a book lover who already has a full library? These solid wood coasters from Cutting Boredom make a great present for bookworms. They come in more than 20 different designs, each inspired by the cover of a classic piece of literature. Sold in sets of two or more.
Maker Maciej Nowak is back with another awesome miniature weapon. This time, he shows how he created a tiny crossbow that’s powered by a spring and a length of skinny sailing rope. The crossbow has an aluminum body for strength and fires skinny projectiles made from wooden skewers and nails.
CGI technology keeps getting more impressive. But it still takes a lot of time and effort to create photorealistic environments. Wren from Corridor Crew introduces us to a tech called Neural Radiance Fields, aka NeRFs, which can produce a texture-mapped 3D environment with realistic lighting from 2D photographs.
This handy bit of kit puts a fork, knife, and multitool inside a convenient pocket-size holder. The knife blade has both straight and serrated sections, along with a built-in bottle opener and wrenches. Choose from blue, black, or red cases. Orders include a bonus STB pen light.
This three-piece set is a great addition to any fisherman’s toolkit. It includes a titanium-coated, salt-proof fillet knife along with a folding cutting board and a carrying bag. The board has non-slip rubber feet and a built-in knife sharpener on its edge. Available with a 7″ or 8.5″ knife.
This pint-sized flashlight from Fenix outputs up to 1200-lumens, but measures just 2.64″ long and weighs less than 2oz with its rechargeable battery installed. It has five selectable brightness levels plus a bright, emergency strobe mode. It has an A6061-T6 aluminum body and is IP68-rated waterproof.