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  • Amazon Tap Portable Voice-Controlled Speaker

    Amazon Tap Portable Voice-Controlled Speaker

    The Amazon Echo has been one of the most beloved new tech products in recent memory thanks to its innovative voice control interface and Siri-like emblem in Alexa. Now, Alexa is available in a more portable form known as the Amazon Tap, now available from the online retail giant. Amazon Tap (as in “just tap […]

  • Wipebook Pro: Wipebook Upgrade Now Available (Video)

    Wipebook Pro: Wipebook Upgrade Now Available (Video)

    Back in November of last year we told you about the Wipebook, the journal that inventively combines the functions of a journal and a dry-erase board. Now, the Wipebook has been granted a few upgraded features, resulting in the Wipebook Pro. The Wipebook Pro differs from the plain old Wipebook in a few key areas. […]

  • Marble Machine: Band Creates Instrument Using Thousands of Marbles (Video)

    Marble Machine: Band Creates Instrument Using Thousands of Marbles (Video)

    Swedish band Wintergatan may seem at first to have lost their marbles, but a closer look will demonstrate that the exact opposite is true. Band member Martin Molin has built a machine that makes music using the perpetual motion of 2,000 marbles in various permutations, and it’s called the Marble Machine. The Marble Machine boasts […]

  • Plastic Bottle Cutter: Turn Bottles Into Rope

    Plastic Bottle Cutter: Turn Bottles Into Rope

    We all know the ungodly damage plastic does to our environment when it’s thrown into the ocean, but even if you’re dutifully recycling all of your used plastic bottles, you’re still letting a lot of potentially-useful material go to waste. That’s why there’s the colorlessly but accurately named Plastic Bottle Cutter. Those seemingly insubstantial plastic […]

  • Drone vs McLaren: Video Shows Race in Dubai (Video)

    Drone vs McLaren: Video Shows Race in Dubai (Video)

    Drone racing hasn’t been a thing for very long, but it’s already crossing over into the field of interdisciplinary competition in advance of the upcoming World Drone Prix in Dubai. A promotional video for the event shows a Drone vs McLaren race that should put to rest any questions about drones’ ability to compete. Just […]

  • Bernie Weisse: Beer Inspired by Bernie Sanders

    Bernie Weisse: Beer Inspired by Bernie Sanders

    Bernie Sanders is a surprisingly popular dude these days, given his self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” leanings and his cranky, abrasive persona. Which is why it’s only appropriate that a beer has now been named after him, and that it’s billed as being “slightly sour and forward-thinking,” just like our boy Bernie. It’s Bernie Weisse from the […]

  • ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Gets First Official Trailer (Video)

    ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Gets First Official Trailer (Video)

    Paul Feig’s all-lady Ghostbusters reboot has been hotly anticipated/scornfully not-looked-forward-to for months and months, but the first official trailer for the movie has only hit the internet today. And it appears to promise an all-new, all-different Ghostbusting team, but with plenty of nods to the dynamic of the original movie and its sequel. Somewhat confusingly, […]

  • Mushroom Packaging: Eco-Friendly Fungus Packaging Adopted by IKEA

    Mushroom Packaging: Eco-Friendly Fungus Packaging Adopted by IKEA

    Styrofoam is great and all, but it’s notoriously bad for the environment and in all honesty it’s probably well past time to stop using it. IKEA is pledging to do that this year, replacing it with something called Mushroom Packaging, a completely biodegradable form of packaging taken from the root-equivalent in mushrooms and made by […]