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Elgato Stream Deck +

Elgato Stream Deck +

The latest of Elgato’s programmable desktop controllers combines screens, buttons, and knobs for greater versatility. It has eight LCD-backed buttons, four push-button analog dials, and a touch-sensitive LCD information screen. It’s a great tool for controlling podcasts, live streams, and audio and video editing tools.

The Fascinating History of Fonts

The Fascinating History of Fonts

After looking at the variety of fonts on his computer, vlogger and documentarian struthless wanted to know more about their origins. But as he started to pull at that thread, he learned so much more – about the history of written language, design, pop culture, and communication.

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Forever Young: Symphonic Edition

Forever Young: Symphonic Edition

’80s kids surely remember the Alphaville track Forever Young – as will fans of Napoleon Dynamite. Singer Marian Gold proves he’s still got it with this epic symphonic version of the track performed with the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg for the album Eternally Yours. Now enjoy some Big in Japan.

Magware Magnetic Stacking Utensils

Magware Magnetic Stacking Utensils
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Full Windsor, maker of the Muncher multi-utensil, makes these great slimline aluminum eating tools. This literal flatware has embedded magnets and couplers for easy stacking in your drawer or backpack or for stacking them together at the table. Perfect for camping, or carry them daily to reduce environmental waste.

Making Eyeglasses from Coffee Grounds

Making Eyeglasses from Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds aren’t easy to dispose of in an eco-friendly way. A startup in Kyiv, Ukraine, came up with a clever use for the waste – eyeglass frames. Business Insider shows us how OCHIS combine the grounds with plant oils and other sustainable elements, presses them until solid, then cuts them into eyeglass parts.

Bare Barrel Home Bartender Set

Bare Barrel Home Bartender Set
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This 14-piece bartending set includes all the tools you need to make great cocktails. It includes a stainless steel shaker, a double jigger, two strainers, ice tongs, three pourers, a corkscrew, a muddler, 35 recipe cards, and a mixing spoon, all set into a modern bamboo organizer. Available in five color combinations.

Mentallica: Land Down One-der

Mentallica: Land Down One-der

Can’t tell if this is true or dream… Bill McClintock’s latest musical mashup imagines what might have happened if Metallica and Men at Work were the same band and created this oddly pleasing combination of Down Under and One. Does anyone else have a taste for a Vegemite sandwich?

The Brightest Flashlights

The Brightest Flashlights

You might already have flashlights for emergencies or daily use, but do you have a light that can illuminate an entire football field? Everyday Carry shares a dozen of the brightest LED flashlights you can buy from the 14,000-lumen Olight Marauder 2 to the blinding Imalent MS18W, which outputs 100,000 lumens.

Prepared4X Carabiner Multitool

Prepared4X Carabiner Multitool
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This versatile stainless steel carabiner clip from Prepared4X hangs from your keychain, belt loop, or bag, and packs in 10 useful tools. Functions include Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers, a bottle opener, wrenches, a box cutter, a wire cutter, a hex wrench, and a short ruler.

KeebMonkey Air Duster Keyboard Cleaner

KeebMonkey Air Duster Keyboard Cleaner
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If you’re like us and eat at your desk, you’ve got crumbs between your keycaps. The KeebMonkey Air Duster is a high-power blower designed for cleaning keyboards. Its long nozzle and brush tips get between keys, and blast debris away in seconds. It’s 6000 mAh battery provides up to 30 minutes of cleaning per charge.

Cleaning + Recoating a Giant Telescope Mirror

Cleaning + Recoating a Giant Telescope Mirror

Geek out as a team of scientists remove the old coating and apply a new one to the mirror from the Air Force Research Lab’s huge Advanced Electro-Optical System telescope. The process must be performed from time to time to ensure the telescope remains functional in its job of tracking low-earth satellites and ballistic missiles.

Cthulhu Chia Pet

Cthulhu Chia Pet
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If Bob Ross and Dr. Zoidberg had a kid, it might look something like this Cthulhu Chia Pet. H.P. Lovecraft’s creepy creature is ready to drive you insane with its beady eyes and tentacled face. Simply coat its head with the chia seeds, and in two weeks or less, your nightmares will come true.

8-in-1 Screwdriver + Light

8-in-1 Screwdriver + Light
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This light-duty screwdriver has eight different blades that flip down from its handle. It has four each of Phillips and flathead drivers in sizes from 1.6 mm to 5.0 mm, plus a built-in LED light for illuminating screws.

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Marble Chess Set Factory

Marble Chess Set Factory

Creative Workz takes us inside a factory where workers make beautiful chess sets by cutting, milling, and polishing marble. Each piece – from the squares on the boards to the individual game pieces – is made by hand. We’re guessing OSHA wouldn’t approve of the lack of respiratory and eye protection, though.

Copper Seed Starting Tray

Copper Seed Starting Tray
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Winter is upon us, so for those with a green thumb, that means more indoor growing. This lovely copper tray from Garrett Wade helps you get seedlings started in a controlled environment. It comes with 24 square, bottomless containers so young plants can sip water from the tray and slide out easily for potting.

Lords of the Orb

Lords of the Orb

RPGs and fantasy movies often send their characters on a quest for a mythical object. The Minute Hour and animator slouch take a jab at the trope with a cartoon about a man and his quest to capture an orb that possesses such mysterious powers that even we shall not understand them by the end of the video.

Forging a Knife That Splits in Two

Forging a Knife That Splits in Two

Black Beard Projects shows us how he created a unique weapon that looks like a single blade but can become two for dual wielding. Its halves required great precision to interlock and sandwich together so well. The design was inspired by Blade of the 47 Ronin, in which a mythical sword is split in two.

Custom Hot Wheels Cars

Custom Hot Wheels Cars
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Do you love your car? JDM Customz will customize a Hot Wheels car to look just like the real deal. Each 1/64-scale car is hand-painted to match your vehicle, and JDM can add spoilers, wings, wheels, and widebody kits and lower their suspension as well.

A Bike Frame Made of Nuts

A Bike Frame Made of Nuts

Each time The Q makes a new bicycle, we think he couldn’t possibly get outlandish. Well, he’s back with another unusual and creative bike build. This time, he arranged and welded together 147 nuts to create a functional bike frame. The structure is weight-bearing and could be used to screw in accessories if he wants to.

Deal: Apple Magic Trackpad 2

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Apple’s Magic Trackpad 2 offers a fast and easy way to interact with your Mac, and it’s on sale now in The Awesomer Shop. This smooth trackpad has an edge-to-edge glass surface and can detect various MacOS control gestures through multitouch. It’s also got four force sensors that can detect how hard you’re pressing.

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Diesel Black Reptile Watch

Diesel Black Reptile Watch
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This unique variant of Diesel’s hefty 44mm MS9 wristwatch features a stainless steel case and link band with a stamped reptile texture. That imprint carries over to the black watch face, which sits behind a durable mineral crystal lens. It’s powered by a quartz movement with a three-hand analog display and has a date display.

Dunkey on Sonic Frontiers

Dunkey on Sonic Frontiers

(PG-13: Language) Sonic Frontiers was one of the most hotly-anticipated video games of 2022. But does the high-speed, open-world 3D platformer live up to the hype? Videogamedunkey offers his honest take on the game, its level design and control quirks, visual glitches, and occasional moments of actual fun.

Dragonscale Titanium Pen

Dragonscale Titanium Pen
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This substantial metal pen is made from lightweight TC4 titanium alloy. It features a stone-tumbled finish and an engraved blue shield pattern reminiscent of a dragon’s scales. It takes standard Parker-style G2 refills and has a hardened window-breaker tool on its rear end. We also love MetaEDC’s hollow-body titanium pen.

Making a Blacksmith Rose at Maker Camp

Making a Blacksmith Rose at Maker Camp

Natasha, aka Cannon Doll-X, is just learning about blacksmithing. She recently attended Catskills Maker Camp, where she picked up some new skills and shows us some of what she learned by welding and hot-bending a metal rose. The event looks like a great opportunity for makers of all skill levels to get hands-on experience.

Spider-Man: Everyone’s Home

Spider-Man: Everyone’s Home

With the help of AI image generation tech, Corridor created this short fan film in the style of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The crossover imagines that The Avengers (and a whole lot of Spider-Men variants) found their way into the Spider-Verse as a result of the events of Doctor Strange’s actions. Go behind the scenes here.

A Psychiatric Evaluation of Star Wars Characters

A Psychiatric Evaluation of Star Wars Characters

When it comes to the characters in Star Wars, many of them have deep-seated issues driving their behavior. Psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr. Eric Bender sat down with GQ to analyze key characters and their motivations, including Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, and the Jawas, who are not simply kleptomaniacs.

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