Emergency Cash Stash

Emergency Cash Stash

True Utility’s Cash Stash capsule is designed to carry a single note of paper currency on your keychain. It’s made from anodized aluminum, and features a waterproof “O” ring seal and an internal clip to secure your bill. Its exterior features embossed grip surfaces for easy opening and closing.

16 Ways to Hold a Guitar

16 Ways to Hold a Guitar

There are lots of different ways to play the guitar, and musician Lucas Brar wants us to know there are just as many ways to hold the instrument while playing. Here, he demonstrates a variety of playing positions, from classical, to rock and roll, to downright silly.

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UPK-M2 Multitool Knife

UPK-M2 Multitool Knife

UPKnife’s unique multitool packs a 3-position, bolt-action hybrid tanto blade with OTF operation. Functions include a saw, bottle opener, box wrenches, a 1/4″ bit driver, a wire stripper, and a tungsten carbide glass breaker. Each one is made in the U.S. entirely from stainless steel.

Imperial Medieval March

Imperial Medieval March

No, I am Thy Father. Musician Samuel Kim has been building a library of Star Wars tracks reimagined in a medieval style. Among the collection is this version of John Williams’ Imperial March that feels right at home among the knights and castles.

Mozart Fingerstyle

Mozart Fingerstyle

Musician Luca Stricagnoli proves once again that guitars know no genre bounds. Listen and watch as his fingers fly across the fretboard as he performs an acoustic cover of Mozart’s “Rondo Alla Turca” (Turkish March), a tune typically performed on a piano, harpsichord, or clavichord.

Descent

Descent

If you’ve lived with anxiety, you can probably relate to this short film from director Helen Takken, in which a young woman experiences a severe panic that can only be described as the sensation of drowning. The visual metaphor is brilliantly executed, and reminds us to keep an eye on the people around us.

Kajillionaire (Trailer)

Kajillionaire (Trailer)

Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins, and Evan Rachel Wood star in this decidedly indie comedy about a family that gets through live by scamming and stealing every chance they get. But when they invite a stranger into a heist, their worlds are changed forever. From writer/director Miranda July. Drops 9.18.2020.

Making a Wooden Computer Monitor

Making a Wooden Computer Monitor

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, television cabinets made out of wood were the norm, but modern flat-screen displays are pretty much all encased in plastic. The Q wanted a PC monitor to match his wooden mouse and wooden keyboard, so he built a new case for his display, complete with PHILIPS logo and burnt wood control lettering.

Inside Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo

Inside Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo

Richard Branson revealed details of Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo’s sleek interior cabin. Each of the six reclining passenger seats minimize g-forces during boost and re-entry, relays flight data on a personal screen, has a pilot communication system, and comes with an out-of-this-world ticket price: $250,000.

Carbon Fiber Tire Tread Ring

Carbon Fiber Tire Tread Ring

This handmade ring from Trust Ring Co. is the perfect wedding band or gift for an automotive or motorcycle geek. Its core is made from smooth titanium, while its outside is wrapped in black carbon fiber, textured to look like the treads on a tire. As an added bonus, it will never go flat.

Mountie+ Secondary Display Grip

Now that you can use your iPad as a secondary display for your Mac, you need a way to mount it. This clamp from Ten One Design makes it easy to attach just about any tablet side-by-side with your laptop screen. With a gap of only 4mm (0.16″) it’s perfect for working on wide spreadsheets, or opening multiple documents.

Can Musicians Play Together Online?

Can Musicians Play Together Online?

With so many people staying at home and live concerts canceled all over the world, is it possible for musicians in remote locations to play in sync with each while in different locations? NPR’s Jazz Night in America explores this question and the physical and technological challenges that come with it.

DIY No-Dip Bubble Wand

DIY No-Dip Bubble Wand

Normally, if you want to blow big bubbles, you need to dip a bubble wand in a pool of soap bubbles. But designer pojken shows off a fun and easy gizmo that uses a pressurized garden sprayer, a wand, and a string frame to continuously feed giant bubbles on demand. Learn to build your own on Instructables.

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Happy Happy Joy Joy (Trailer)

Happy Happy Joy Joy (Trailer)

In the early 1990s, the Nickelodeon series Ren & Stimpy blew up televisions with its over-the-top characters, insane storylines, and unique animation style. Now go behind the scenes of the series, and the madness, chaos, and controversy that creator John Kricfalusi brought with him. Hits VOD on 8.14.2020.

Make Me a Sandwich

Make Me a Sandwich

(PG-13) After years of abuse and humiliation from her horrible husband, a woman has has enough of his demands, and decides to do something about it. This short from Deformed Lunchbox has its share of gross-out moments, and is the perfect bite-sized horror film.

Echo Dot Clock Deal

Echo Dot Clock Deal

Sign up for 2 months of Amazon Music Unlimited ($19.98 total), and get a 3rd-gen Echo Dot Clock (a $59.99 value) for just $9.99. The smart speaker provides access to Alexa voice commands, music playback, and can display the time, outdoor temperature, or timers. (Limited time offer, subscription auto-renews)

Zeroelectrodrum and the Chickens

Zeroelectrodrum and the Chickens

Musician and street performer Zeroelectrodrum introduces two honorary members of his one-man band, Mr. Green and Mr. Pink, a pair of rubber chickens that he uses to add an extra layer of sound when playing his Blue Man Group-esque PVC pipe xylophone.

Ghost in the Shell 4K

Ghost in the Shell 4K

Mamoru Oshii’s anime classic Ghost in the Shell gets remastered in ultra high-definition, with a release on 4K UHD disc, along with Blu-ray and digital copies. The 25th anniversary SteelBook includes both Japanese and English audio tracks in Dolby Atmos, as well as Dolby Vision HDR support. Drops 9.8.2020.

Mechanical Prosthetic Hand

Mechanical Prosthetic Hand

Ian Davis needed a prosthetic to replace four fingers on his left hand. Rather than purchase a commercial model, he engineered an awesome metal hand that looks like something out of The Terminator. It’s capable of opening, closing, and the unique ability to splay its fingers, and makes satisfying sounds as it flexes.

Why Daft Punk Wears Helmets

Why Daft Punk Wears Helmets

Part of what makes Daft Punk so iconic is their appearance, with the musical duo donning shiny, high tech helmets for much of their career. Vinyl Rewind digs into the story behind the headgear to explain why Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo choose to conceal their faces in public.

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Maratac Domed Strobe Flashlight

Maratac Domed Strobe Flashlight

Need to be seen in the dark? This 3.25″ long pocket flashlight light features a domed diffuser and a bright LED source that runs on a single AA battery. In strobe and high output modes it pushes out 350 lumens of brightness. Its case is made from aluminum with knurled grips, and has a removable, reversible pocket clip.

E.T. Honest Trailer

E.T. Honest Trailer

As the number of new movies in theaters is temporarily low, Screen Junkies continues to turn to the past for inspiration, this time setting fire to the 1982 Spielberg classic “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” with a roast that smells like melting Reese’s Pieces. Though the knock-off “Mac and Me” actually got the brunt of the criticism.

BetterBook Notebook

BetterBook Notebook

The BetterBook fits neatly in front of your keyboard thanks to its ultrawide 18×9 ratio. Its shape and black border improve mobile scans too. The spiral-bound notebook lays flat, and comes with blank, grid, or or dotted grid papers. Each set includes both a desk-size (310x160mm) and pocket-size (130x70mm) 40-sheet notebook.

Two Board Freestyle Skateboarding

Two Board Freestyle Skateboarding

Pro skateboarder Isamu Yamamoto shows off her sharp and creative freestyle moves, which include everything from handstands on the edge of a board, to some crazy double-board maneuvers. She performed the routine as part of the World Freestyle Round-Up 2020 Online Showdown.

FH Money Clip Slim Wallet

FH Money Clip Slim Wallet

Forest & Harold’s handsome and slimline wallet is stitched from top-grain leather. It holds 4 to 8 cards in its pockets, and up to 12 bills in its removable stainless steel money clip. Comes in a variety of stylish two-tone colorways.

Metal Supergroup Covers RUSH

Metal Supergroup Covers RUSH

Two Minutes to Late Night’s Mutoid Man managed to gather members of Coheed and Cambria, Mastodon, Primus, and Tool to record a totally badass work from home cover of the 1975 RUSH track Anthem, layered thick with guitar distortion, power bass, and impassioned vocals that would make Geddy Lee proud.

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