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Lizzo Metal

Lizzo Metal

(PG-13: Language) Who doesn’t love the Lizzo track Truth Hurts? Well, resident metalhead Leo Moracchioli certainly enjoys it, and shows how the song lends itself surprisingly well to a hard rock arrangement. It certainly had us banging our heads and throwing devil horns here in the office.

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The Glenlivet Capsule Collection

The Glenlivet Capsule Collection

Described as “glassless cocktails,” scotch whiskey maker The Glenlivet’s uniquely packaged booze is sure to raise some eyebrows. Each edible pod is filled with a 23ml whiskey cocktail, offering up a burst of flavor much like taking a shot. While they’re a cool idea, they’re not headed to the US at this point.

Star Trek: Picard (Trailer 2)

Star Trek: Picard (Trailer 2)

CBS All Access drops another look at the upcoming Jean-Luc Picard series, which kicks off with the best Starfleet Captain ever coming out of retirement to come to the aid of a mysterious young woman. And the Captain now has two Number Ones – his cat, and Lieutenant Riker. Premieres 1/23/20.

Best Black Men’s Watches 2019

Best Black Men’s Watches 2019

Let’s face it. Black goes with everything. So you can’t go wrong with a watch with a black face and band. Our pals at Everyday Carry picked their favorites of the year, including both analog and digital models, along with our fave, the versatile and well-priced Timex Expedition Field Chronograph.

Kosynier Boardtrack Electric Bicycle

Kosynier Boardtrack Electric Bicycle

Kosynier makes electric bikes that look like vintage boardtrack motorcycles. Nearly everything about the bike is custom, including the frame, the “tank” that holds the batteries, and the front suspension. It goes up to 31 mph and can be equipped with a 5000W motor.

Rock Me Debussy

Rock Me Debussy

Archaelogist dusted off Claude Debussy’s famed classical piece Arabesque No. 1 and reworked it as a masterpiece of prog rock, giving it a powerful edge we’re certain the composer could have never envisioned back in the late 19th century when he wrote it.

Star Wars x Le Creuset

Star Wars x Le Creuset

This is the droid cookware you’re looking for. The R2-D2 Mini Cocotte casserole is just one of eight licensed Star Wars kitchen pieces cooked up by Le Creuset to precede the December debut of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Priced $20-$450, the collection drops 11/1/2019 in a retail shop, not so far, far away.

Why We Love TRD Pro Trucks

Why We Love TRD Pro Trucks

A year after we hit the muddy trails of the Northwest OHV Park in Bridgeport, Texas to check out Toyota’s TRD Pro line, we returned to the spot with a fleet of Army Green 2020 Tacomas, Tundras, 4Runners, and Sequoias to get things dirty once more, and to answer the question: Just why are TRD Pro trucks and SUVs so good?

Bellagio Indian Summer Display

Bellagio Indian Summer Display

Ape gods, and tigers and talking trees, oh my! Even by Vegas standards, this is a little extreme. Bellagio Resort & Casino changes its intricate Conservatory & Botanical Garden displays seasonally, but for Autumn 2019, they’ve fallen for a “Indian Summer” fever-dream fantasy celebrating the colorful world of India.

How Scary Sounds Work

How Scary Sounds Work

In a just barely Halloween-themed episode, musical expert 12tone walks us through the complexities of distortion, and what it is about such sounds that make them more creepy and off-putting than others – sort of like the way he draws from right to left across the page.

Canku C13 Carabiner Tool

Canku C13 Carabiner Tool

This folding carabiner-style clip packs a dozen tools, including phillips and slotted screwdrivers, metric and spoke wrenches, a wire cutter, and bottle opener. It’s made from stainless steel, and also comes in a curved variant.

Such Great Heights on Marimba

Such Great Heights on Marimba

Music teacher and arranger Michael Charles Smith knows how to get the most out of the marimba, as is demonstrated by his students Preston Bushnell, Sophia Domreis, Tyler Griffith, and Baden VanHuis cover of The Postal Service’s 2003 classic Such Great Heights.

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APG Military Sling Bag

APG Military Sling Bag

This sling style leather and canvas bag is perfect for carrying small items when traveling or hiking. It’s smaller than a backpack or traditional messenger bag, but big enough to carry a 9.7″ tablet, and has pockets for tissues, eyeglasses, mints, and other accessories.

Egg McMuffin Animations

Egg McMuffin Animations

Motion designer Matthieu Braccini created a series of 15 wonderfully polished and appetite-stimulating animations to promote the Egg McMuffin for McDonald’s. We still think perfectly round eggs are unnatural, but they seem right at home in this geometrically-pristine universe.

Jacob Collier: All Night Long

Jacob Collier: All Night Long

It took musician Jacob Collier hundreds of hours of video editing to put together this multitrack arrangement of Lionel Ritchie’s 1983 hit All Night Long, performed by Collier and dozens of collaborators, but we think the richly layered result is worth it, and is the perfect way to kick off any weekend.

Painting Canada’s Largest Mural

Painting Canada’s Largest Mural

Sudbury, Canada’s Old St. Joseph’s Hospital has been dormant for more than a decade, and may eventually be demolished. But before its bricks hits the ground, West Coast graffiti artist Kelly “RISK” Graval and a team of artists splashed the exterior of the 74,000 sq.ft. building into a bright and colorful work of abstract street art.

Puddles: Crazy Train

Puddles: Crazy Train

Inspired by their plans to go see Joker – and the passing train outside the window, Puddles the clown and his pal, guitarist RL Martin decided to record a little impromptu session – an awesomely stripped-down acoustic cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s 1980 rock classic Crazy Train.

Pool Party Machine

Pool Party Machine

This nearly 9-minute long chain reaction contraption from Sprice Machines and his pals features a hypnotic, yet needlessly complicated series of ball bearings, dominoes, blow dryers, and other random household objects work in concert to kick off the ultimate Rube Goldberg pool party.

Eli (Trailer)

Eli (Trailer)

A boy struggling with a rare autoimmune disorder finds himself at a treatment center who claims they can cure his disease, but he and his family get more than what they bargain for in this creepy Netflix horror flick. Talk about side effects. Drops 10/18/19.

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The First Video Game

The First Video Game

Ahoy presents an incredibly in-depth analysis of the origins of video games, swiftly debunking any confusion that Pong was the first video game ever, and looking back at early titles like Computer Space, SpaceWar!, Tennis for Two, and their programmers. Turns out hunting down the very first video game isn’t that simple.

2020 BMW X6 M

2020 BMW X6 M

BMW updates its monstrously fun X6 M crossover with a twin-turbo V8 that makes either 593 hp, or 617 hp in Competition trim, which rides on 21-inch front wheels and 22-inch rears. It rocks a rear-biased all-wheel drive system with an active differential, along with a suspension that was fine tuned on the Nürburgring.

Microsoft Surface Neo

Microsoft Surface Neo

Microsoft is betting big on multiscreen devices in with its upcoming Windows 10X operating system. One of the first devices to support the tech the Surface Neo, a tablet with dual 9″ screens, and the ability to convert into a small notebook computer with a keyboard and small secondary information display. Available late 2020.

Welcome to the Queen Parade

Welcome to the Queen Parade

Musician Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs freely admits he’s not Freddie Mercury, but he still has quite the vocal skills. In this clip he expands on a fan favorite snippet from his Welcome to the Black Parade video, performing the entire song in the style of Queen.

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Fender Amp Mug

Fender Amp Mug

Inspired by the classic Fender Twin Reverb guitar amp, this ceramic mug is the perfect gift for musicians who need their caffeine fix. It features a flat-face design, which makes it easy to store two side by side – though we don’t recommend stacking these amps.

How Pumpkin Seeds Are Harvested

How Pumpkin Seeds Are Harvested

We always assumed that the way they got seeds out of pumpkins was to scoop out the meat for things like canned pumpkin, then separate out the seeds. But from the looks of this video, pumpkins are smashed by machine right out of the patch, simply to extract the seeds. The process seems wasteful, but it’s still interesting to watch.

Full Windsor Muncher Multitool

Full Windsor Muncher Multitool

A titanium multitool that doubles as a set of eating utensils. It offers 10 functions including spork, knife, box cutter, plybar/flathead screwdriver, can opener, bottle opener, peeler and cord cutter, and comes with a Hypalon pouch with a fire flint and carabiner.

The Seers Laetus Playing Cards

The Seers Laetus Playing Cards

Designed for cardistry and magic, The Seers‘ latest playing cards feature a bold red and black geometric back design with an all-seeing eye at center. Their fronts offer high contrast designs that really pop, along unique, but easily recognizable suits, numbers, and face card images. The uncut sheets make sweet wall art too.

Mission Workshop Khyte Bag

Mission Workshop Khyte Bag

Mission Workshop’s weatherproof laptop messenger bag means business. It offers 22L of internal space, with an expandable main compartment, a padded 15″ laptop pocket, multiple zippered pockets, mesh compartments, and can be upgraded with Arkiv accessories. Pre-order by 10/10/19, and receive $160 in free add-ons.

Marble Vortex

Marble Vortex

Marble fanatic Jelle Bakker poured a stream of thousands tiny marbles, bearings, and other spheres into a giant hyperbolic funnel, creating an oddly soothing and hypnotic video that’s perfect for clearing your mind of clutter. Not enough marbles for you? Here ya go.

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