Techmoan is usually showing off unusual retro tech, this time host Mat has something a bit different. Here, he shows how to play vector-style video games using Wicked Lasers’ LaserOS. Check out StandupMath’s video for a more impressive demo of a laser-based game.
The latest in illustrator Steve McDonald’s series of intricate coloring books features an array of wondrous mechanical and solid state creations, including a space station, submarine, jumbo jet, and a pinball machine. Be sure to grab the matching set of colored pencils for gift giving.
The area along Wacker Drive near State Street is one of Chicago’s most architecturally significant and iconic locales. Perhaps that’s why Hollywood loves to destroy it over and over again. The A.V. Club looks at some of the many movies which made a mess of the place.
Do you like sitcoms? Then check out this wonderful medley of theme songs from shows like Friends, Seinfeld, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Rec, and The Office, performed on acoustic guitar by Nathan Mills of Beyond the Guitar.
Satisfye’s Pro Gaming Grip makes playing with the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode more comfortable. Its asymmetrical design keeps your wrists in the proper position. It also has a built-in stand and comes with two pairs of pads for the Switch’s analog sticks.
Hundreds of millions of years ago, the earliest ancestors of cephalopods like squids rose up from the ocean floor, donning a hard shell. PBS Eons explores the evolutionary adaptations that caused the squid to shed its protective outer covering to improve its mobility.
Artist Noah Deledda creates amazing sculptures from ordinary soda cans. He first sands off the paint, then painstakingly forms intricate geometries with his fingertips. Check out his YouTube channel for a number of his designs. His works are available for purchase here.
A luxury carry-on bag from leather goods specialist Hard Graft. The Overhead Holdall is made from undyed natural washed veg tanned leather that will gradually turn deep brown as it ages. It also has a large external pocket and a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap.
Most of the aircraft have traditional wings or helicopter-style blades to take flight. But this contraption works very differently. Watch as an ingenious kid named Finley shows Essential RC his plane that takes advantage of the spinning Magnus Effect to stay airborne.
Fans of the teutonic sports car manufacturer will love this vibrant retrospective from Porsche’s 9:11 Magazine which features a handful of truly memorable cars from the 1950s through the 2010s, including the original 911, the elusive 959, and the sleek, high-tech 918 Spyder.
A compact cordless screwdriver designed for making quick work of the screws on electronics, appliances, and other small items. It comes with 18 magnetic bits that work on standard, torx, pentagon, hex, and triangle heads, and has a bright LED flashlight to see your work area.
A simple, yet effective use of HAL 9000’s iconic red eye-light, printed as the face of an analog wall clock. While we wish it had an actual domed cover, the simulated reflections in the image provide an effective illusion of depth. Measures 10.25″ diameter x 2″ deep.
The Auxx-Lift is more affordable than many other ceiling storage systems yet is also easy to use and install. It comes with a remote control that can be used to operate up to two units. It has a 4ft x 8ft platform and two 0.5hp motors. Available in 400lb or 600lb capacity.