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  • Ideal Conceal: A Real Gun That Looks Like a Smartphone

    Ideal Conceal: A Real Gun That Looks Like a Smartphone

    For the discreet gun-owner who doesn’t want everyone in the room to know he has a gun (should this hypothetical individual actually exist), there’s Ideal Conceal, a kind of transforming pistol that when it’s holstered in your pocket looks all the world like a garden variety smartphone—but it actually fires bullets with lethal force. Double-barreled […]

  • BioLite PowerLight Mini: “On-the-Go Light and Power”

    BioLite PowerLight Mini: “On-the-Go Light and Power”

    It’s hard not to think of two more important things than light and energy, especially when those particular items are scarce. So an item that provides both in a portable fashion could be pretty useful—an item like the BioLite PowerLight Mini, for example. The BioLite PowerLight Mini is rechargeable via USB and fits extra battery […]

  • ‘The Story of Vans': Vans Celebrates 50th Anniversary (Video)

    ‘The Story of Vans': Vans Celebrates 50th Anniversary (Video)

    Earlier this week was the 50th birthday of legendary skate shoe brand Vans—March 16th, 2016, to be exact. And as all brands must do when a nice, round, multiple-of-10 anniversary rolls around, Vans is celebrating its birthday with a spate of promotional materials, including a spot called The Story of Vans. The Story of Vans […]

  • ‘How to Steal the Mona Lisa: and Six Other World-Famous Treasures’

    ‘How to Steal the Mona Lisa: and Six Other World-Famous Treasures’

    It’s a good time for infotational books with a criminal bent.  A Burglar’s Guide to the City came out late last year, and now we have How to Steal the Mona Lisa: and Six Other World-Famous Treasures, a book that provides tongue-in-cheek info on how to pull off your own heist based on seven real-life heists. […]

  • HERO Smart Pill Manager

    HERO Smart Pill Manager

    Why should healthy, robust people reap all the benefits of smart technology? Answer: They shouldn’t! Enter the HERO, a pill dispenser that manages, dispenses, and organizes regular-taken medication, eliminating the need for guesswork and significantly reducing the possibility of potentially dangerous human error. HERO holds up to ten different medications in pill form on your […]

  • Nixon Mission: “The World’s First Action Sports Smartwatch”

    Nixon Mission: “The World’s First Action Sports Smartwatch”

    Durability has not exactly been the strong suit of the smartwatch, which makes it a risky proposition even for regular day-to-day activity, let alone high impact adventures across treacherous landscape. The Nixon Mission is purported to be the exception, billed as “the world’s first action sports smartwatch.” The Nixon Mission has all the usual smartwatch […]

  • Nike Air VaporMax: No Midsole Necessary (Video)

    Nike Air VaporMax: No Midsole Necessary (Video)

    This year’s Nike Innovation Summit is producing a lot of very cool technology that we can expect to see in Nike sneakers and other products very soon. One of the coolest is Nike Air VaporMax, a sole that takes the promise of “Nike Air” to its logical conclusion and eliminates the need for foam midsoles […]

  • World of Beer Seeks Brewery-Touring, Beer-Drinking Interns (Video)

    World of Beer Seeks Brewery-Touring, Beer-Drinking Interns (Video)

    If someone were to sit down and try to conceive an almost comically awesome internship, I don’t imagine they would be able to do much better than the one currently being offered by World of Beer, a beer website currently seeking three “Drink It Interns” to get paid, travel the country, and drink beer. The […]

  • Bento Watch: A Tiny Meal Inside a Timepiece (Video)

    Bento Watch: A Tiny Meal Inside a Timepiece (Video)

    Before today I thought the last word on edible watches was the “Rollicks” gummy watch, and that thing didn’t even tell time more than twice a day. But the people at Takii Seeds have knocked the Rollicks so far down in the dirt you’ll never be able to get it clean again, with a project […]