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Would You Dare? Card Game

Would You Dare? Card Game
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Apothic Wines double dares you to get the party started with Would You Dare? a conversational 21+ game for those who aren’t afraid to play without rules. The 54-card deck features bold prompts such as “reveal your deepest desire.” Guaranteed to make the night more interesting, especially after a bottle of wine.

The Astronomy Book

The Astronomy Book
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Part of DK’s Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Astronomy Book is a great way to learn about a typically dense subject. The book explores the history of astronomy, space exploration, and the concepts surrounding astrophysics in terms that anyone can understand.

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Chrome Kursk AW 2.0 Pro Bike Sneaker

Chrome Kursk AW 2.0 Pro Bike Sneaker
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These clipless, flat-pedal bike sneakers combine skid-resistant Panaracer rubber and Chrome’s urban cycling gear knowhow. The low-profile Kursk Pro is built for durability, weather resistance, and night visibility. Flexplate technology boosts pedal power when on the bike and walking comfort when off.

Anthénea Floating Pod

Anthénea Floating Pod

The Anthénea offers the ultimate getaway. The solar-powered pod floats on water, offering 360º views both above and below the surface. Its interior is decked out with luxurious fixtures and finishes, along with smart home technology. While it’s meant mostly as a hotel room, you can buy one for yourself if money is no object.

Last Stop for Lost Property

Last Stop for Lost Property

New York City’s public transit system carries millions of passengers each day, so it’s bound to have its share of items left behind on its seats and platforms. Vicente Cueto’s documentary short film tells the story of lost items and their owners, as told by Sonny Drayton of NYC’s Subways and Buses Lost & Found department.

Day of the Dead Playing Cards

Day of the Dead Playing Cards
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Official Día de los Muertos celebrations took place in early November, but with this deck of cards, you can pay tribute to those who came before us any time. Artist Brad Fulton, Illustrator Jeff Trish, and Art of Play created these fantastic playing cards featuring a heaping helping of skulls and skeletons living their best afterlives.

Tech Noir: The Art of James Cameron

Tech Noir: The Art of James Cameron
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Insight Editions offers a glimpse inside the mind of filmmaker and adventurer James Cameron. The 392-page coffee table book is packed with exclusive images from Cameron’s personal archives, revealing concepts that led to classics like The Terminator, Aliens, Titanic, and Avatar, plus other films that were never produced.

On the Handlebars

On the Handlebars

Freestyle BMX rider Mike “Hucker” Clark shows off his balance by riding around a skate park standing on a bike’s handlebars. Redditor Bengcord3 provided the perfect description for the video: “I’ve never seen someone so talented do something so difficult while looking like an absolute amateur at that thing the entire time.”

Knife Organizer + Display Case

Knife Organizer + Display Case
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Do you collect pocket knives? Keep them organized and easily accessible in this clamshell organizer case. It holds up to 64 knives in its four storage flaps, each lined with numerous elastic straps. You can also use it to store other kinds of pocket tools.

Video Game Music on Percussion Instruments

Video Game Music on Percussion Instruments

Musician Joe Porter plays a variety of percussion instruments. Sit back and enjoy as he performs a sampling of video game music on an instrument made from plastic soda bottles, timpani drums, steel pan, and more. He has an earlier video game medley and a collection of commercial jingles that are worth a listen too.

Skullcandy Hesh ANC Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Skullcandy Hesh ANC Noise-Cancelling Headphones
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Clear sound and active noise-canceling tech make Skullcandy’s wireless Hesh ANC Headphones a sound buy at a great price. The over-the-ear cans offer the same perks as more expensive competitors, such as 22-hour battery life; Rapid Charge; call, track and volume control; built-in Tile location tech; and popular color options.

Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle

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This easy-to-use desktop 3D printer is designed for kids. The printer works with a mobile app filled with hundreds of toy designs and includes eight filament colors (aka “printer food”) for cranking out creations. Save an extra 20% on Black Friday with code BFSAVE20 in The Awesomer Shop.

She’s a Trooper

She’s a Trooper

The 1980s gave us quite the variety of music. Bill McClintock imagines what might have happened if Iron Maiden and Michael Sembello went on tour in 1983 and performed a song together. We would have gone with the title “She’s a Maniac Trooper,” which sounds much more like a 1980s sci-fi action movie.

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SKRAWL Tactical Pen

SKRAWL Tactical Pen
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StatGear’s SKRAWL pen features a lightweight aluminum case with a tapered, ergonomic design. It has a bolt-action mechanism and a carbide-tip window breaker tool on its tail end. It comes with a Schmidt 4889 pressurized cartridge that can even be used to write while inverted.

Planktonium

Planktonium

Filmmaker Jan van IJken offeers a look at the microscopic world of plankton. These fascinating organisms can be found everywhere you find water and are a critical part of our ecosystem. Some provide food for marine life, while others produce oxygen through photosynthesis. Stream the full 15-minute version here.

Mathmos Saturn Giant Lava Lamp

Mathmos Saturn Giant Lava Lamp

The classic lava lamp finally gets the rocketship makeover it deserves. Created by lava lamp originators Mathmos, the Saturn Giant floor lamp measures 5 feet tall and stands on a trio of shiny aluminum legs. Each one is handmade in the UK and can be ordered in one of 10 lava color combinations.

Low-Budget Virtual Production Rig

Low-Budget Virtual Production Rig

We’ve seen how The Mandalorian uses a giant wraparound screen and camera tracking tech to produce immersive environments. Jelle Vermandere doesn’t have a Disney-sized budget, so instead, he built a homebrew rig that uses a ring of lights synced with a virtual environment to match his lighting to the scene.

RAAL-requisite SR1a Earfield Headphones

RAAL-requisite SR1a Earfield Headphones
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RAAL-requisite’s high-end SR1a headphones use an innovative “Earfield” technology for precise and full sound without influence from room acoustics or surface reflections. Their specialized ribbon drivers accurately reproduce sounds from 30Hz to 30kHz, combining a wide-open soundfield with impressive low-end response.

Honest Shang-Chi Trailer

Honest Shang-Chi Trailer

We really enjoyed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Except for the typical MCU CGI battle scene at the end, it offered a fresh approach to the superhero genre by making a fun martial arts movie instead. Screen Junkies enjoyed it too, but still took an opportunity to roast some of its more clichéd moments.

Autonomous WorkPod

Autonomous WorkPod

The Zen Work Pod provides a soundproof space that’s perfect for getting away from the kids while you work. It’s made from wood, aluminum, and tempered glass, and comes with shelving, a SmartDesk Connect, a ErgoChair Pro+, and more. Assembly takes just a day. It’s currently on sale for $21,000, including free US shipping.

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Man of Constant Sorrow Live

Man of Constant Sorrow Live

The Coen Brothers’ 2000 movie O, Brother Where Art Thou featured a fantastic bluegrass soundtrack, highlighted by George Clooney’s lip-syncing to Dan Tyminski’s version of Man of Constant Sorrow. Nearly two decades later, Tyminski stopped by the Paste Magazine offices for this flawless performance of the tune.

Pixar: Automaton

Pixar: Automaton

This experimental short film from Pixar effects artists and director Krzysztof Rost is quite the departure from their story- and character-driven productions. Instead, we’re presented with a wordless world to bear witness to nature’s fury. We’d love to see a crisp 4K version, as YouTube’s compression algorithm destroys the detail.

Fintic LED Tickers

Fintic LED Tickers

Get up-to-the-minute information on stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies, and more with the Fintic desktop scrolling LED ticker. The 128×32 full-color display can also show sports scores, news, weather, instant messages, animated GIFs, and more. It measures 15.3″ w x 4.3″ h x 2.3″ d. Stack multiples for information overload.

Jurassic World Dominion: Prologue

Jurassic World Dominion: Prologue

This 5-minute prologue to Jurassic World Dominion sends us 65 million years into the past. It starts off with a quiet look at prehistoric times and the moment when the mosquito that started it all gulped down some dinosaur DNA, then fast-forwards to the modern-day consequences of man playing God.

XSplit VCam Premium Background Replacer

Do you stream and share videos? VCam Premium offers quick and easy background replacement for podcasts, vlogs, and game streaming, all without a green screen. It also works with various Mac and Windows streaming and video conferencing apps. Save 51% on a lifetime subscription in The Awesomer Shop.

Neiko 4-in-1 Utility Knife

Neiko 4-in-1 Utility Knife
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Every tool kit needs a utility knife for opening packages and breaking down boxes. Neiko’s folding knife also functions as a screwdriver, with its built-in hex driver and storage for Phillips and slotted bits. Its cleverly-designed blade holder provides a razor-sharp wire stripper, and the case has storage for spare blades.

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