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  • Toyota Setsuna Concept Car: Made Almost Entirely From Wood

    Toyota Setsuna Concept Car: Made Almost Entirely From Wood

    Toyota has unveiled a concept car that will almost certainly remain so for a variety of reasons. For one, the Toyota Setsuna is made almost entirely from wood, constructed according to an ancient Japanese technique that joins planks together without nails or screws – an impractical way to build a car in a production context, […]

  • The Stone Cup: “The Most Refined Drinking Experience of All Time”

    The Stone Cup: “The Most Refined Drinking Experience of All Time”

    Drinking out of a cup made from stone might sound like something out of The Flintstones at first. But the makers of The Stone Cup are extremely adamant that their masterpiece is anything but primitive, describing it on Kickstarter as “the most refined drinking experience of all time,” among other things. The Stone Cup is […]

  • Constellation Umbrella From London Underground

    Constellation Umbrella From London Underground

    When it’s raining, there are clouds in the sky. And when there are clouds in the sky, you can’t see the stars. Those aren’t David Bowie lyrics but instead the rationale for the Constellation Umbrella from London Underground, which has an interior constellation pattern for your viewing pleasure when the weather is too wet for […]

  • No More Voicemail App Eliminates Voicemail

    No More Voicemail App Eliminates Voicemail

    Of all the myriad communication options we have in the year 2016, the most controversial is probably voicemail. Some believe that leaving a voicemail when they don’t pick up the phone is a perfectly acceptable way to provide information and to set up a future conversation, while others would rather shove hot nails into their […]

  • NASA QueSST Passenger Jet: Not With a Sonic Boom, But a Whimper

    NASA QueSST Passenger Jet: Not With a Sonic Boom, But a Whimper

    Supersonic commercial flight has been extinct since the Concorde stopped making flights back in 2003. But NASA, of all people, has announced plans to get it back up and, uh, flying, with the NASA QueSST Passenger Jet, hopefully on track to make its first flight in 2020. The “QueSST” in NASA QueSST Passenger Jet stands […]

  • L08 Damascus Blade Meteor Scales : Made From a Meteorite

    L08 Damascus Blade Meteor Scales : Made From a Meteorite

    Perceval is a brand that specializes in unique, handcrafted knives that are worthy of proud display rather than being tucked away in a silverware drawer when they’re not being used. One of their new offerings is the L08 Damascus Blade Meteor Scales, the most novel feature of which is the fact that their handles are […]

  • Hands Free: Google App Lets Users Pay for Purchases With Voice (Video)

    Hands Free: Google App Lets Users Pay for Purchases With Voice (Video)

    There are a lot of voice-control devices out there, but Google has released a new app that conquers yet another behavior that previously required hands: paying for stuff at the store. It’s called, simply, Hands Free, and it will give your credit card’s tired magnetic strip a welcome rest. In retailers that are set up […]

  • ‘untitled unmastered': Surprise Kendrick Lamar Album Now Streaming

    ‘untitled unmastered': Surprise Kendrick Lamar Album Now Streaming

    Last night, the world was treated to that increasingly commonplace special treat: A surprise album release from a major artist. This time it’s Kendrick Lamar, and the record is called untitled unmastered, and that’s not a misnomer. The purposefully unpolished sound of untitled unmastered is a far cry from the dense, layered production of To […]

  • biēm Butter Sprayer: Turn Butter Into a Delicious Spray

    biēm Butter Sprayer: Turn Butter Into a Delicious Spray

    Liquid butter is great on popcorn at the movies, but there isn’t often a good way to use it practically in the home (to be honest, that may not be the worst thing in the world, at least from a nutritional standpoint). But now you can, with the unfortunately-pronounced biēm Butter Sprayer invented by Doug […]