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Repairing a Wondergram

Repairing a Wondergram

Retro gadget expert Techmoan fixes up a wonderful gizmo from the 1950s, a turntable about the size of a book, known as the Wondergram. It doesn’t sound great, and clearly isn’t good for vinyl, but it’s a nifty bit of engineering for its time.

Diablo 1 Re-release

Diablo 1 Re-release
$10  Buy Comment

Good Old Games worked with Blizzard to release an updated copy of the classic action RPG Diablo. The game now supports Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. It has support for higher resolutions as well as a lot of bug fixes. As with all GOG games, it is DRM-free.

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LWT: Robocalls

LWT: Robocalls

(PG-13: Language) John Oliver takes on those irritating automated calls that fill our phones on a daily basis. From political campaigns to tax scams, technology has made it cheap and easy for just about anyone to flood phones with junk calls, and to spoof caller ID info.

Pull Start Fire Firestarter

Pull Start Fire Firestarter
$18/3 pcs.  Buy Link Comment

Pull Start Fire is designed to be stupidly easy to use. All you have to do is pile wood around it and pull its string. It works even in 200+ mph winds, light rain, and with wet wood. It burns for over 30 minutes, more than enough to get a fire going.

Airplane Laser Light Show

Airplane Laser Light Show

The daredevil stunt plane Scandinavian Catwalk performed this epic light show at Australia’s 2019 Avalon Airshow. Watch in awe as the plane shoots a stream of fireworks and laser beams, perfectly timed to the music, all while performing flips and rolls in the sky.

Autocomplete: The Book

Autocomplete: The Book
$16  Buy Comment

“From what age can babies… fight to the death?” Justin Hook gathered a collection of more than 200 of the most amusing search engine autocomplete suggestions he could find. While you wait for the book to arrive this May, try a round or two of his Google Feud.

The Epic Mac Bundle

The Epic Mac Bundle

Load up your Mac with eight great productivity and utility apps for a one great price. You’ll get Fantastical 2 for managing your calendar, Flux 7 for building websites, PDF Expert for taming documents, and much more. Save more than 90% in The Awesomer Shop.

Pasta Shredder Photo Trick

Pasta Shredder Photo Trick

Photographer Kensuke Koike shows off a neat trick you can do with any image on heavy paper and a pasta maker. By shredding the picture into strips, the image can be duplicated into progressively lower resolution versions of itself.

Koenigsegg Jesko

Koenigsegg Jesko

Koenigsegg’s new track monster. The Jesko has a twin-turbo 5L V8 that produces up to 1600 hp, theoretically launching the car to speeds up to 300 mph. It has a proprietary seven-clutch, nine-speed gearbox that automatically chooses the right gear for the situation.

The Quest for the Grail

The Quest for the Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of the best and most absurd comedies of all time. But to prove that the way a movie’s trailer is edited can dramatically change the tone of a film, Testudo Aubreii turned the Python’s flick into a serious, and action-filled period piece.

FREIGHT

FREIGHT

Sava Zivkovic’s computer animated short film follows an alien creature who must deliver a mysterious object back to its home. The story only scratches the surface of the mystery, but the mood it sets is incredibly captivating. Go behind the scenes with its creators here.

Atypical Belt

Atypical Belt
~$38+  Pledge Comment

This highly-adjustable belt uses a track system that gives you 32 size options. It also uses full-grain leather on either side for maximum durability. You can choose from two buckle designs with four colors each, and three belt colors.

A Film of Flags

A Film of Flags

Filmmaker Daniel McKee selected over 2,000 flags from throughout the ages, and painstakingly arranged and edited them so they not only blend between related colors and imagery, but so they lined up perfectly with the music of Beethoven.

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Night Book Lamp

Night Book Lamp
~$216  Buy Link Comment

YSM’s Night Book is an LED lamp that looks like a book. It turns on when you take it out of its cover, making it perfect for sitting alongside actual books in a bookshelf. You can use it vertically or horizontally. Despite its price, it’s sold out as of this writing.

Firestarter: A Tribute

Firestarter: A Tribute

Resident metalhead Leo Moracchioli pays tribute to the The Prodigy lead singer Keith Flint in the best way possible, with a perfectly amped-up cover version of their 1997 hit track Firestarter, loaded with intense vocals and powerful guitar riffs. Rest in peace, Keith.

Hook & Albert Garment Weekender Bag

Hook & Albert Garment Weekender Bag
$395-$595  Buy Comment

Hook & Albert’s take on the garment bag is equally stylish and practical. It can carry up to two suits, accessories and a pair of shoes. Once filled, it folds up into a duffle bag. It folds flat for easy storage. It’s available in nylon or leather.

Saw Blade Wheels, Frozen Lake

Saw Blade Wheels, Frozen Lake

(PG-13: Language) One upside to living in Finland is the ready access to frozen lakes. Lauri and Anni of the Beyond the Press channel decided to take advantage of this by driving a Subaru with tires made from giant circular saw blades onto the ice to see what would happen.

Ready or Not (Trailer)

Ready or Not (Trailer)
$40  Buy Link Comment

Ready or Not is a first-person tactical shooter that focuses on realism. You play as a SWAT officer armed with both lethal and non-lethal tools. It will have a story mode, co-op and PVP multiplayer modes, and an intriguing commander mode where you direct A.I.

1-Course MBA

1-Course MBA
$15  Buy Comment

Don’t have the time or money to go to business school? Taught by an award winning professor and venture capitalist, this series of online lessons promises to teach you many useful concepts which will help further your business acumen, minus the fancy piece of paper.

Inuk Tripod

Inuk Tripod
~$44+  Pledge Link Comment

The Inuk is a thin and light tripod for mobile devices and cameras. It folds down to the size of a smartphone and weighs just 0.35 lb, thanks to its carbon fiber construction. It comes with straps, but it becomes infinitely more useful with the optional suction cups and magnets.

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Tetris: Big Band Cover

Tetris: Big Band Cover

The 8-Bit Big Band is back with another phenomenal cover of a classic video game tune. This time, they take on block-stacking fun of Tetris, adding a bit of swing and a cinematic flair to the Soviet-era sounds of the theme song.

Volkswagen ID. Buggy Concept

Volkswagen ID. Buggy Concept

While many carmakers unleashed their biggest guns at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen brought out this silly little number. The ID. Buggy is a modern take on the Meyers Manx buggy. This electric off-roader has a 201 hp motor and has a 155 mi range.

Stealth Pen V2

Stealth Pen V2

Lioe Design’s Stealth Pen V2 has an eye-catching teardrop design. Its wide body also makes the pen easier to grip than others. It’s made of aluminum, has a built-in pocket clip, and uses Parker-style Schmidt G2 refills.

The Way Things Are (Trailer)

The Way Things Are (Trailer)

A brief look at the silly sense of humor of Juan Pablo Zaramella, whose upcoming 52-episode TV series Así Son Las Cosas (The Way Things Are) takes us inside the secret lives of everyday objects, brought to life through the magic of stop-motion animation.

August View Doorbell Camera

August View Doorbell Camera

The August View is a doorbell camera that you can install anywhere in your house, thanks to a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 6 months per charge. It also has swappable faceplates. Pair it with August smart locks to unlock the door from your phone.

Alternate Versions of Captain Marvel

Alternate Versions of Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is shaping up to be a blockbuster. Variant Comics jumps in on the movie’s hype by sharing the most notable versions of the hero/heroine. That includes the original version, one who defeated and then restored Death itself, and even a villain.

Vans ComfyCush Era

Vans ComfyCush Era
$60-$65  Buy Comment

Vans refreshes its timeless Era silhouette with ComfyCush, an airy foam and rubber sole that makes the shoe significantly lighter and more comfortable than its regular counterpart. It also has a one-piece interior and added arch support for more comfort.

Holzkern Helix Teak Watch

Holzkern Helix Teak Watch
$279  Buy Comment

The beautiful Helix contrasts its teak dial and bezel with stainless steel electric blue accents. It features a Citizen quartz movement, and a 42mm case. Sadly, it’s backordered until 7/2019, so you might want to check out Holzkern’s other styles too.

Lexip Pu94 Gaming Mouse

Lexip Pu94 Gaming Mouse
$130  Buy Link Comment

The gaming version of Lexip’s groundbreaking 3D mouse. Like its predecessor, the Pu94 doubles as two joysticks – it’s body acts as one, and it also has a thumbstick. Its software lets you map not just movement but keys and macros. It also has replaceable ceramic feet.

Screw the Box

Screw the Box

Stig Pryds was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2008. It cost him his business and more. But 5 years into the pain and drug dependency, he went cold turkey and sought alternative ways of fighting his ailment. Daan Verhoeven’s short film is a true inspiration.

Reto3D Camera

Reto3D Camera
$89+  Pledge Comment

The Reto3D is an affordable and easy-to-use 35mm film camera that takes three pictures at a time. Using its app, you can stitch the images together to make a short animated gif with an extra sense of depth. It has a built-in flash and is focus-free.

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