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  • Skalpel: A Steak Knife That Looks like a Scalpel (Video)

    Skalpel: A Steak Knife That Looks like a Scalpel (Video)

    I’ve often wondered if surgeons ever feel tempted to use their tools for other purposes at home. I still don’t know whether they do or not, but I do know that there’s now a steak knife especially for those who have long desired to cut through a tough piece of meat with a scalpel. It’s […]

  • Monopoly Cheaters Edition Encourages Bad Behavior

    Monopoly Cheaters Edition Encourages Bad Behavior

    When classic board game Monopoly was developed back in the 1930s, it was intended as a not-so-subtle critique of capitalism during the Great Depression. But it’s 2018 now, and it’s more than time for that critique to have its barbs resharpened – and so, we now have the Monopoly Cheaters Edition. As anyone who’s ever played a game […]

  • Animoji Grammy Ads Feature Childish Gambino and Migos (Videos)

    Animoji Grammy Ads Feature Childish Gambino and Migos (Videos)

    If you were watching the Grammys over the weekend, you might have noticed a couple of new ads for the iPhone X’s Animoji feature, and their unusually current soundtrack choices. But in case you weren’t, you can see both of the ads right here. First up is “Animoji: Alien,” starring some extraterrestrial Animojis lipsynching to “Redbone” by Childish […]

  • GENiUS Ball: A Smart Golf Ball to Improve Your Game (Video)

    GENiUS Ball: A Smart Golf Ball to Improve Your Game (Video)

    Feedback on your golf game can come from many places – friends, family, strangers – but traditionally the humble golf ball is more of a silent partner in the greatest game ever played. Now, however, there’s the GENiUS Ball, a smart golf ball that’s packed with tech for improving your game. The GENiUS Ball is also […]

  • ‘Mute': Duncan Jones’ Futuristic Thriller for Netflix (Trailer)

    ‘Mute': Duncan Jones’ Futuristic Thriller for Netflix (Trailer)

    There must be something floating around in the cultural air these days to make people interested in some nebulous cyberpunk future. First there was Blade Runner 2049, then we have the upcoming Netflix series Altered Carbon, and now there’s Mute, a movie by Duncan Jones (director, Netflix is eager to remind us all, of Moon, Source Code, and Warcraft) that appears to fit […]

  • ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ Trailer Premieres (Video)

    ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ Trailer Premieres (Video)

    Doing an Ant-Man movie without The Wasp was, I think we can all agree now, was a mistake. It’s like eating chocolate chip cookies with Diet Coke, or a peanut butter sandwich without jelly – fine, I guess, but why? Anyway, that mistake is now being rectified, with the first trailer for the upcoming Marvel […]

  • Avya: A Battery-Powered Steam Inhaler

    Avya: A Battery-Powered Steam Inhaler

    Whether it’s flu season, cold season, allergy season, it’s easier to tally up the portions of the calendar that don’t result in nasal congestion for big swaths of the population. New on Kickstarter is a device to help keep the ol’ nasal passages clear and functional: Avya from Aura Medical. Avya is purported to be “the only truly effective […]

  • ‘Rapture': A Hip Hop Documentary Coming to Netflix (Trailer)

    ‘Rapture': A Hip Hop Documentary Coming to Netflix (Trailer)

    Rappers Nas, Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2Chainz, and Just Blaze are the subjects of a new hip hop documentary coming out later this year on Netflix. It’s called Rapture, and yesterday Netflix released an announcement trailer for the series, reportedly described by one of the show’s directors Sacha Jenkins like this: “Way back, when hip-hop culture was […]

  • LW-Monofu: A 28-Foot-Tall Mecha Available for Parties (Video)

    LW-Monofu: A 28-Foot-Tall Mecha Available for Parties (Video)

    New from the Sakakibara Machinery Works Co., a project that’s been six years in the making. It’s almost 28 feet tall, weighs in at 16,000 pounds, and can be rented for birthday parties and other events. Oh, and the LW-Monofu is a real-life giant robot suit piloted and controlled by a cockpit in the chest, just like Voltron.  Of […]

  • ‘Unsane': A New Thriller by Steven Soderbergh (Trailer)

    ‘Unsane': A New Thriller by Steven Soderbergh (Trailer)

    Steven Soderbergh appears to be back in his formerly prolific swing of things. HBO’s Mosaic saw its five-night run last week, and now we have a trailer for an upcoming psychological thriller from the director, a tense film about a stalker-pursued woman entitled Unsane.  Unsane appears to tap into modern day concerns about predatory men, taking them to a […]