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BEL-AIR

BEL-AIR

Now this is a story all about how… my life got flipped turned upside down. Filmmaker Morgan Cooper presents a modern take on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, in which Will Smith’s character is subject to 21st century problems as he adjusts from life in Philly to Souther Cali.

Throw Throw Burrito

Throw Throw Burrito
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From Matthew Inman and Elan Lee, creators of the wildly popular Exploding Kittens comes a new game, in which you must collect matching cards faster than your opponents while ducking, dodging, and tossing squishy burritos. It’s like poker and dodgeball had a baby.

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Bulletproof Rocks Glass Set

Bulletproof Rocks Glass Set
$35.50/set of 2  Buy Comment

Each of these handcrafted cocktail glasses has a real, solid copper bullet embedded into its side, freezing the projectile in time as it heads for the other side of your drink. Grab a pair today in The Awesomer Shop.

Toy Car Door Indicator

Toy Car Door Indicator

DIYer mathisox made door ajar indicators for his old van that keep the vehicle’s retro charm. He attached switches to the van’s doors that activate motors attached to a toy car. If a door on the van is open, the corresponding door would also be open on the toy.

SOG Keytron 1 Folding Knife

SOG Keytron 1 Folding Knife
$20  Buy Comment

SOG’s keychain-size knife is perfect for everyday needs, like cutting twine, opening boxes, or slicing packing tape. It measures just 3.5″ long when closed, and has a built in bottle opener and a smart keylatch ring for easy addition and removal of keys.

Samsung Galaxy Fold: ’90s Edition

Samsung Galaxy Fold: ’90s Edition

There’s much buzz these days about the upcoming barrage of foldable smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. Squirrel Monkey’s latest retro tech video imagines what these phones might have been like some 20 years ago.

Icon 1000 Slingbag

Icon 1000 Slingbag
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Icon 1000’s Slingbag combines the benefits of a backpack and a messenger bag. It has only one strap, so it’s easy to swing the bag to the front and get to your stuff. But its strap and Fidlock closure also ensure a snug and secure fit. It also comes with a tool roll.

The Art of Self-Defense (Teaser)

The Art of Self-Defense (Teaser)

After thugs attack and mug him, Casey gets tired of being a wimp. So he signs up for karate classes. But the dojo he enrolls at seems to be putting others down even as it builds him up. Jesse Eisenberg stars in this criticallyacclaimed dark comedy.

A Shoeshine Champion at Work

A Shoeshine Champion at Work

Tokyo-based shoe cleaning and repair shop The Way Things Go claims that its employee Naoki Terashima is “the winner of all Japan shoeshine championship 2019.” Watch him do his thing in this relaxing video. We await his anime biopic.

Society6 Coffee Tables

Society6 Coffee Tables
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Society6 lets artists sell their work on apparel, phone cases, mugs and more. The company recently branched out to bigger things, namely furniture. Its customizable coffee table measures 35.75″x 17.75″x 17″ and is made of baltic birch and steel.

How Freight Trains Connect the World

How Freight Trains Connect the World

In the world’s top economies, passenger trains have expensive tickets. Freight trains, on the other hand, move cargo at incredibly cheap rates. Wendover Productions explains why trains are more efficient than cargo trucks at moving goods across the Earth.

LifeStraw Home Pitcher

LifeStraw Home Pitcher
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LifeStraw is known for its outdoor water filter straws. The company is now bringing its expertise to the home with this elegant but highly effective two-stage filtration system. The Home pitcher also has an easy fill lid and is made of shatter-resistant glass.

Ghost Vocals Explained

Ghost Vocals Explained

We always assumed that the phantom vocal sounds we hear in some songs were intentionally placed there, but You Can’t Unhear This‘ explains how that’s not always the case, and how sometimes they’re simply a remnant of old school studio recording.

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NERF N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50

NERF N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50

NERF’s toy arms get bigger and badder thanks to the N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50. It’s a minigun-style launcher that fires eight darts per second. It has a 50-dart drum and comes with 50 foam projectiles. It will be available Fall 2019 for $100.

NOA G GSTEEL Watch

NOA G GSTEEL Watch
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Swiss watchmaker NOA’s limited-edition 44mm timepiece features a deepset face which gives it tremendous dimensionality. It’s made from sandblasted stainless steel, has a anti-scratch, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, Swiss ETA movement, and Superluminova index dots.

Booksmart (Trailer)

Booksmart (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) Valedictorian Molly and activist Amy are graduating from high school. They realize they missed out on a lot of fun stuff. Time to catch up. Olivia Wilde’s criticallyacclaimed debut looks like the female version of Superbad. Premieres 5/24/19.

Making Capt. Marvel’s Helmet

Making Capt. Marvel’s Helmet

Odin Makes created a wearable replica of the badass mask and helmet from the fantastic Captain Marvel movie. As usual, he made most of it with craft foam. He put LEDs inside thin polyethylene sheets to make the glowing mohawk.

How Speech Synthesizers Work

How Speech Synthesizers Work

From Siri, to Google, to Alexa, voice based systems are pretty much ubiquitous these days. But how can a computer speak so many different words so well? The 8-Bit Guy looks back at the early days of digital speech synthesis, and how that led us to today’s innovations.

Aladdin (Trailer)

Aladdin (Trailer)

After positively freaking out the Internet with Will Smith’s blue-faced genie, the first full trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin looks far more entertaining than we first thought, and yes, it preserves the music that made the animated version a classic.

Culture V1 Noise-canceling Headphones

Culture V1 Noise-canceling Headphones
$135  Buy Link Comment

These over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones help isolate your ears from unwanted outside sounds. They offer touch-based controls, automatically pause music when removed, and can be set to pass through ambient sounds. Save 32% in The Awesomer Shop.

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Toyota Lunar Rover

Toyota Lunar Rover

Toyota and The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have teamed up to study mobility in space, with a fuel cell electric vehicle which could be used for human exploration on the moon. Despite energy transport limitations, its could cover 10,000 km in its lifetime.

Chemistry Lab Shot Glasses

Chemistry Lab Shot Glasses
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Barbuzzo’s miniature replicas of laboratory glassware are the perfect way to serve up the results of your mixology experiments. The set includes all four glasses shown here, each one labeled with volume demarcations for precise measurements.

Yeti 24oz Rambler Mug

Yeti 24oz Rambler Mug
$30  Buy Comment

Yeti’s durable Rambler mug is now available in a jumbo 24oz capacity. It has double-wall vacuum insulation, a puncture- and rust-resistant stainless steel body and handle, and is dishwasher-safe. It’s a great mug for everyday use and outdoor adventures.

How a Gumball Machine Works

How a Gumball Machine Works

It’s a requisite stop for every kid with change in their pocket. But have you ever wondered how dropping a coin into a gumball machine makes it dispense a chewy treat? Animator and explainer of things Jared Owen gives us a detailed breakdown of its mechanism.

Misery was

Misery was

(PG-13: Language) Exurb1a rushes through evolution and genetics to share a thought: if mental illnesses can be genetically edited out of us, should we do it? It’s hard to say without knowing the consequences, but a world where misery is extinct certainly sounds wonderful.

O’hene Savant: Rap Opera

O’hene Savant: Rap Opera

(PG-13: Language) Musician and producer O’hene Savànt just dropped what might be the most epic rap ever released, a 30-minute long autobiographical song comprised of “scenes” about a man whose love of music drives his life, and the struggles he faces along his path.

Google Chrome Dinosaur Set

Google Chrome Dinosaur Set
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We’re all familiar with the simple game that Google Chrome lets us play when the Internet is down. Artist Andrew Bell originally designed this real version of the dinosaur and cacti for Google, but now you can own them as well.

DJ Cummerbund: Happy with Jesus

DJ Cummerbund: Happy with Jesus

Remix magician DJ Cummerbund is back with another mashup that shouldn’t work, but does. He tossed Depeche Mode, The Turtles, Britney Spears, Gunhild Carling, King Kong Bundy, and Randy “Macho Man” Savage into a blender to create his latest amalgamation.

Folding Coin Knife

Folding Coin Knife
$10  Buy Comment

A super compact EDC knife that folds into a 1.77″ diameter disc. Has a 0.94″ long stainless steel blade, and is handy for opening all those packages you get from Amazon. Comes in a variety of colors, but we’d go for the rainbow finish design.

Zeppelin Ski Drop

Zeppelin Ski Drop

While helicopter skiing has become quite popular, this is the first time we’ve ever seen skiers dropped from a zeppelin. In this clip, adrenaline junkies Stefan Ager, Andreas Gumpenberger, and Fabian Lentsch each rappelled from a snow white blimp over the German Alps to kick off their run.

Good Boys (Trailer)

Good Boys (Trailer)

(PG-13) The red band trailer for Good Boys, a movie about the misadventures of three 12-year-old friends. It begins with one of them not knowing how to kiss, and ends up with adult toys, cops ,and more. They sound like little Jonah Hills. Premieres 8/2019.

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