Disney+ heads into the holidays with another Phase 4 MCU TV series. Set in New York City after The Blip, Clint Barton aka Hawkeye is on a mission to reach his family for the holidays. But when a threat from his past reappears, he teams up with Kate Bishop, a young archer who becomes his protégé. Premieres 11.24.2021.
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Thanks to modern technology, low-voltage, electronically-controlled lighting can be integrated into all kinds of things. Immerge Interactive shows off a project they did where they embedded colorful LED illumination into a Fender Telecaster guitar. It works with their software to display patterns in sync with the music.
Stellar Factory’s imaginative deck of cards takes us inside a top-secret facility run by robots. The face cards are illustrated with robots performing tasks like testing games and printing playing cards, while the rest of the deck is embellished with binary code and circuit traces.
Unlike other gaming chairs designed to sit at a desk, the Respawn-900 is meant for your game room. It offers a racing-style bolstered back, reclining leg support, wide armrests, and a drink holder. It reclines up to 135º, swivels 360º, and holds adults up to 275 lb. Though we wish it included a lumbar support pillow.
The Blazer Low ’77 looks particularly great in this vibrant hue. Nike calls the color “Team Blue” but we prefer “Sonic the Hedgehog Blue.” The all-suede sneakers have white leather swooshes, Vucanized construction, and a solid rubber outsole with a classic herringbone pattern for traction. Coming to Nike.com 10.1.2021.
Artist Love Hultén is a genius at designing and building retro-modernist technology. His EC1 is a custom analog synthesizer and beat making machine that folds up briefcase style when not in use. Someday, we hope to commission Love to build us something for The Awesomer HQ.
Geoff Castellucci has an incredible voice – and the looks to go with. After vibrating our eardrums with his deep bass, he breaks out into a multi-layered a capella performance of The Animals’ House of the Rising Sun that shows off his vocal range. Dig it? Check out his covers of Sixteen Tons and High and Dry.
This 2,064-piece LEGO set offers a challenge for Nintendo fans. It looks like a 3D question mark block, but hiding inside are four levels from Super Mario 64: Peach’s Castle, Bob-omb Battlefield, Cool Mountain and Lethal Lava Trouble. The set includes 10 Super Mario microfigures, and interacts with LEGO Mario and Luigi figures.
If you can believe it, September 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. To celebrate the occasion, here’s a compilation of the original promo segues that ran between shows on the late-night animation block. Soon enough, that’ll be us swimming with the old folks in the pool.
Sandgrain Studio creates minimal posters inspired by classic motion pictures and TV shows. Using a clean and contained color palette of muted greens and oranges, they bring a quiet sophistication to everything from Robocop to The Big Lebowski to Back to the Future. They also make Star Wars, Avengers, and Lord of the Rings sets.
The TAU battery pack is small enough to fit on your keychain or hang from your belt loop. It packs a 1400 mAh battery and has integrated USB-C, Micro-USB, and Lightning connectors, so you can charge any phone without carrying around a cable. It comes with a charging dock that can sit on a desk or mount on a wall.
The Nite Ize S-Biner Ahhh is a heavy-duty S-shaped carabiner perfect for carrying keys, or hanging lightweight outdoor gear. It doubles as a bottle opener so you can reward yourself with a cold brew once you’ve set up camp. It comes in five colors: stainless, black, red, blue, and green.
No more dead batteries. The solar-powered quartz movement of the Light-Wave Watch by Nixon is a timely stroke of genius, and eco-friendly with its recycled plastic case and comfy band made from recovered ocean trash. Good minimalist design and durability plus good planet stewardship equals a wonderful daily timekeeper.
The fifth season of Rick and Morty just wrapped up with quite the ending. But how did we get here? Jesse Gill and Michael Swaim of IGN provide a great retrospective on the series to prepare you for a rewatch of that epic finale. Be sure to bookmark this so you can watch it again before season six drops.
Roark’s oversize backpack has a 55-liter capacity, making it ideal for longer outings. It’s got tie-down elastic straps, a dedicated laptop compartment, a hidden passport pocket, and much more, and is made from water-repellent ripstop nylon. We especially appreciate the side handle for carrying it through tight airplane aisles.
A wonderfully soothing video featuring close-up look at some of the teensy scale model submarines, boats, and ships floating in the water tanks at Miniatur Wunderland. If you’re ever fortunate enough to be in Hamburg, Germany, you must visit this incredible tiny world.
For the ninth year, thousands of bars, restaurants, retailers and Negroni fans will celebrate the popular three-ingredient cocktail to raise funds for charities. Campari – Italy’s iconic red aperitif – kicks off Negroni Week 2021 (Sept. 13-19) with a $100,000 donation, joined by MiniBar, Shaker & Spoon , and Imbibe Magazine.
Swordsmith Ilya Alekseyev of That Works walks us through the process of making the weapon that won the Best Sword of the Year award at Bladeshow 2021. The ornate, hardened steel sword incorporates a beautiful mosaic Damascus, along with incredible engraving and inlay work.
Despite being just 2.7″ long, this pocket-size flashlight manages to crank out an impressive 1500 lumens in its maximum power mode. It has a CREE XHP50 LED light source, Firefly, Turbo, Strobe, and stepless dimming modes, and recharges via a USB cable. Available in neutral white or cool white LED color temperatures.
Practice your short game any time, any place with this roll-up golf mat. It resists creasing and has a rubber backing to prevent slipping. Its artificial turf simulates medium-to-fast greens and provides about 9 feet of practice ground. Includes a carrying case. Save an extra $4.99 with code PUTT4 at checkout.
Movies and TV shows use a mix of practical, optical, and digital visual effects to simulate natural disasters. Insider compiled behind-the-scenes footage from eight movies where VFX pros brought storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other acts of Mother Nature’s fury to life.
If you know how to make a silicone mold, you could easily make yourself a record out of chocolate or candy. But would you want to put one on your turntable and gunk up the stylus? Techmoan bought a chocolate record from Etsy seller FoodIsArt to see what it sounds like when played. Freezing the disc helps quite a bit.
Thomas Pavitte’s clever illustrations offer a unique spin on adult coloring books. Each image is hidden within a pair of concentric spirals, which only reveals itself as you fill in the lines. Use two colors to create a duotone. Choose from music icons, cities, or animals.