Firing a Bent Barrel Gun

Firing a Bent Barrel Gun

Perhaps on a mission to one-up the MythBusters, the guys at Demolition Ranch customized the barrel of a rifle to see what would happen if it were bent all the way back towards the shooter. Will it shoot backwards? Will it destroy the gun? Or will the bullet get stuck? The answer starts around the 13:21 mark.

ADV3NTURE Hoodie

ADV3NTURE Hoodie

Made in America, the updated ADV3NTURE hoodie packs lots of useful features, including a beverage pocket, an inflatable neck pillow, large kangaroo pockets, a passport pocket, bottle opener, and more. It has padded elbows, thumbhole mitts, a three panel hood, and knit ribbing. Comes in eight colors, and sizes XS to 5XL.

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Dragon X5 Mobile Gaming Controller

Dragon X5 Mobile Gaming Controller

Improve your mobile gaming experience and play with an actual game controller. The Dragon X5 connects to smartphones or tablets via Bluetooth, adding dual analog thumbsticks, ABXY buttons, a D-pad, and dual-shoulder buttons, making it perfect for FPS, action, arcade, and racing games. Save 29% in The Awesomer Shop.

NovelLife RGB “Nixie” Clock

NovelLife RGB “Nixie” Clock

Like the Gixie Clock, this tabletop digital clock uses RGB LEDs and sheets of laser-etched acrylic to simulate the look of an old Nixie tube clock, but with multiple colors. It offers a variety of color modes, supports 12/24 hour time formats, and has an alarm function. Requires a Windows PC or Mac for programming.

Production Knives by Custom Designers

Production Knives by Custom Designers

Custom-designed knives can be beautiful, but they’re usually quite expensive. Everyday Carry shows off 10 unique knives that were designed by custom blade makers, but benefit from the price advantage of a production knife. We’re particularly fond of the bold and colorful MKM Voxnaes Isonzo.

adidas ZX 2K 4D Running Shoes

adidas ZX 2K 4D Running Shoes

adidas‘ high tech running shoe features a digitally-printed resin midsole that’s precisely tuned to offer great heel cushioning, and a springy front for quick takeoffs. It has a breathable sandwich mesh upper, and its rubber outsole provides superior traction. There’s also a sweet triple black colorway in the works.

Driven: 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

Driven: 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

We already know that the Lexus LC 500 is one sexy and magnificent sports car. Now find out how the new drop-top variant stacks up to the coupe, and what other changes come along with the convertible roof. Read on to learn more about this luxurious performance car.

ToughBuilt C700 Sawhorse

ToughBuilt C700 Sawhorse

Get rid of those cheap sawhorses, and upgrade to heavy duty steel. ToughBuilt’s folding sawhorses hold up to 1300 lb each and offer support arms that hold 2x4s or 4x4s, adjustable height legs, and side brackets for holding sheet goods. Buy two, and create a work table by inserting 2x4s into their end slots. Sold individually.

Music & Clowns

Music & Clowns

“He understands how you feel. Probably better than you do.” Director Alex Widdowson’s documentary short film uses animation to tell the story of his brother Jamie, a man with a profound learning disability. It delves into his appreciation for the little things in life, and how his family has adapted to their situation.

How to Be Correct About Everything

How to Be Correct About Everything

(PG-13: Language) Modern day philosopher exurb1a offers a rambling, but still captivating essay that covers everything from the history of human civilization, how we’re not really as smart as we think, how not to win an argument, and how compassion is core to our very existence.

Sony Alpha 7S III Camera

Sony Alpha 7S III Camera

Sony’s Alpha 7s camera ups its video game, capturing full-frame 4K at 60 or 120fps, with blazing fast autofocus, and low light performance to 409600 ISO. It can output 16-bit RAW video via HDMI, or HEVC/H.265 compressed, and its 5-axis stabilization offers a new Active mode for run-and-gun shooting. Sample footage here.

Screaming NERF Gun

Screaming NERF Gun

While The Hacksmith’s latest build isn’t as awe-inspiring as a working lightsaber or real doomfist, it’s still entertaining. Watch as they take an off-the-shelf NERF gun, and modify it to produce bloodcurdling screams (and other sounds) as its moved or fired, inspired by the screaming gun in Borderlands 2.

The Fuzzies

The Fuzzies

This party game from the makers of Wavelength and Monikers is sort of a soft and round version of Jenga. Players draw a card to pick a color, then pluck and stack one of its fuzzy balls higher on its tower. Knock some off, and you’ll have to draw that many cards next turn. Topple the tower, and it’s game over, man.

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The AI That Can Cry

The AI That Can Cry

UK tech company Sonantic has developed an AI-driven text-to-speech system that can generate digital voices with much greater expression than others. In this clip, you’ll hear “Faith” a completely artificial voice character act out a story with tremendous emotion. Look out voice actors, the robots are coming for you!

CRKT Hirin Knife

CRKT Hirin Knife

Limited to just 500 pieces, this unique flipper knife was designed by Dew Hara. It features a modern, skeletonized handle made from two-tone 6Al4V titanium, along with an open frame 3.39″ blade honed from Böhler M390 steel, and a smooth-action ball-bearing pivot. Made in Maniago, Italy for CRKT by lionSTEEL.

Transfiguration

Transfiguration

Using the latest in computer graphics software, artists from Universal Everything created this wild and hypnotic digital animation, in which a nondescript figure walks along the street, and gradually transforms its composition, from liquid, to fire, to hair, to molten lava, and more.

Humble Programming Book Bundle

Humble Programming Book Bundle

Expand your programming knowledge with an outstanding bundle of eBooks from renowned tech publisher O’Reilly. Pay what you want, but 15 bucks or more gets you all 15 titles, covering SQL, PHP, R, C#, Java, TypeScript, Python, Scala, Rust, and more.

Sheryl Crow + Sugar Ray + OMC

Sheryl Crow + Sugar Ray + OMC

Pomplamoose mashes up three very different tracks into one, combining Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up The Sun,” Sugar Ray’s “Every Morning,” and OMC’s “How Bizarre.” The marriage of these three strange musical bedfellows was the brainchild of guitarist Brian Green and backing vocalist Erin Bentlage, and it worked out brilliantly.

Keter Technician Tool Case

Keter Technician Tool Case

This sturdy and inexpensive carrying case from Keter is made from weather-resistant polypropylene, and offers plenty of space for organizing small tools inside. It’s got tool holders in its lid, along with adjustable dividers in its main compartment, and a removable bin for small parts. Measures 18.9″L x 14.96″W x 6.89″H.

FlexEx Hand Exercisers

Keep your digits from cramping up with these flexible resistance bands that slip around your fingers. Each pack comes with bands in three resistance levels to help improve finger, hand, and forearm strength and flexibility. Save 33% on a 3-pack (9 exercisers) in The Awesomer Shop.

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Mechanical Coin Mod

Mechanical Coin Mod

Artist Roman Booteen is a master at modifying vintage coins, engraving intricate details and augmenting them with added depth. His most impressive design is this 1921 U.S. Dollar coin with a mechanical hand that grips a sword in its center when a hidden button is pushed. He also makes some amazing lighters.

CRKT Knife Maintenance Tool

CRKT Knife Maintenance Tool

CRKT’s keychain Knife Maintenance Tool packs in a ceramic honing edge and tungsten carbide sharpener, so you can sharpen your pocket knives on the go. It also packs folding T8 and T6 Torx heads, a flathead screwdriver and a bottle opener.

LEGO Ideas Bowling Alley

LEGO Ideas Bowling Alley

Designed by LEGOParadise, this miniature bowling alley not only looks great, but it functions. Its mechanism separates bowling balls from pins, and has a crank-driven pinsetting machine, along with a working ball return. Show your support for the project on LEGO Ideas, and it could become an official set.

Making a Kumiko Lattice Screen

Making a Kumiko Lattice Screen

While his designs aren’t as intricate as the Japanese masters, builder Pask Makes is becoming quite adept at the Japanese craft of Kumiko. This time out, he wanted to hide an ugly water tank with a screen, and made quite the beautiful covering by cutting and assembling hundreds of pieces of plywood into repeating geometric patterns.

Open In Case of Emergency

Open In Case of Emergency

Stuck at home with the kids? Author Mike Rampton comes to the rescue with a compilation of more than 500 family friendly games and diversions to keep the boredom to a minimum. Each activity is ranked by energy level and can be played with stuff lying around the house.

How Memorable Movie Lines Work

How Memorable Movie Lines Work

“Bond, James Bond.” There are certain movie lines that are just insanely quotable. But what is it that makes these simple statements so memorable? Author and linguistics expert Mark Forsyth offers his thoughts on how at least one kind of line works in this clip from Little White Lies.

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