You Can Buy an Ejector Seat From an F-4 Phantom for Quick Escapes

If you're an aviation enthusiast, there's a lot of fun stuff to be found in Boeing's online store. But none are as unique—and some would say even historic—as this authentic de-commissioned ejector seat from an McDonnell F-4 Phantom II fighter jet, one of the U.S. military's workhorses of the Vietnam War. » 10/24/14 4:15pm Today 4:15pm

Tiny Self-Driving Race Cars Don't Need Your Help To Avoid Crashing

The tiny RC toy trend started with Tomy's Bit Char-G cars almost a decade ago, and over the years they've not only gotten smaller, they've also finally gotten rid of the need for human intervention. Part of Tomy's Choro-Q line, the new Q-eyes cars feature left and right sensors located under the headlights to detect… » 10/24/14 1:39pm Today 1:39pm

ATLAS Is Getting Faster and Faster At Simple Human Tasks

Oh sure, we all pointed and laughed at ATLAS when it was first revealed, stumbling over simple obstacles. But it was because deep down we all knew that like our original iPods, it would quickly evolve into something far more capable. And here we are, just over a year later, and ATLAS is already tackling simple… » 10/24/14 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

It's Almost Impossible To Topple These Tron-Inspired Scooters

It's tempting to call this pedal-less scooter a balance bike since kids simply use their legs to propel it. But rolling on a set of four extra-wide wheels it doesn't look like there's any balancing required to keep the yoMOTO upright. So it's safer for toddlers to live out their video game fantasies—as long as said… » 10/24/14 12:50pm Today 12:50pm

There's a Knock-Off Segway For Kids Who Hate Walking Too

It was heralded as the device that would change cities and urban landscapes forever. But thanks to a price tag that put it in direct competition with a used car, the Segway ended up a punchline instead of a revolution. Will that ever change? If we get kids addicted to never having to walk again with ride-on toys like… » 10/24/14 11:05am Today 11:05am

Seek Thermal Review: Cheaper Predator Vision For Your Smartphone

What's better than having a thermal camera capable of finding the freshest cinnamon buns — among other prey? The FLIR ONE accessory gave iPhones Predator-like thermal vision which turned out to be as awesome as it sounds, and now a company called Seek Thermal is promising the same with an iOS and Android-friendly… » 10/24/14 10:31am Today 10:31am

This Tiny Pocket Drone Flies For Two Hours With a Thin Wire Tether

Living in a mostly wireless world is a fantastic experience: were it not for constant connectivity issues, competing wireless protocols, limited ranges, and terrible battery life. That last issue is of particular concern for tiny reconnaissance drones like this hexcopter from Cyphy that work best when remaining aloft… » 10/24/14 10:13am Today 10:13am

A Hacked Lamp Turns Multiple Mobile Devices Into a Single Giant Display

How many mobile devices do you carry with you on a daily basis? A couple of smartphones, and maybe a tablet? When you get to work that makes for quite a few displays floating around, and researchers at MIT have come up with software that can let them all function as one giant touchscreen, no matter how they're… » 10/24/14 9:35am Today 9:35am

Two Of the Greatest Movies Of All Time On One Fantastic T-Shirt

Do you know what's better than dinosaurs and toys? Nothing. It's why the Dinobots were the best thing to come out of the Transformers toy line, and why this wonderful Toy Story meets Jurassic Park t-shirt is the only thing we want in our wardrobe. Seriously, goodbye dress shirts, goodbye sweaters, just give us seven… » 10/24/14 9:30am Today 9:30am

Compact SSDs That Outperform the Fastest USB Flash Drives

You might wonder why anyone would actually spend money on a USB flash drive when companies hand them out for free at trade shows. The answer is speed—a free flash drive copies files slower than a tired snail. You can always spend hundreds on a fast USB 3.0 flash drive to speed up file copies, but even the most… » 10/23/14 3:47pm Yesterday 3:47pm

Wage a War On Afternoon Naps With This Tiny Ride-on Tank

When you're a kid the biggest threat to playtime security is the dreaded afternoon nap. But what parent or nanny would dare try to interrupt your important afternoon activities with this tiny ride-on tank protecting your playroom? Even if you never engage your caregiving target, it's enough of a deterrent to ensure… » 10/23/14 12:37pm Yesterday 12:37pm

Hasbro's New Flexible Foam Hulk Hands Now Let You Smash and Squeeze

The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that leaked last night definitely has us excited about seeing the Hulk go toe-to-toe with Stark's Hulkbuster Iron Man Suit. But come February, well before the film hits theaters, you'll be able to get your hands on—and in—Hasbro's new Hulk Gamma Grip Fists that let you smash and… » 10/23/14 10:30am Yesterday 10:30am

Turn Playgrounds Into Game Controllers With This Motion-Sensing Clip

An afternoon spent playing on a smartphone or tablet isn't exactly the most healthiest way for a kid to spend their free time—but at this point mobile devices are a part of life and aren't going away. So a few enterprising folks came up with a clever over-sized clip called the Hybrid Play, that attaches to moving… » 10/23/14 9:08am Yesterday 9:08am

UFO Soap Pumps: Take Me To Your Lever

If you've seen War of the Worlds, then it only makes sense that if an alien race were to visit our planet, they'd be pretty strict about personal hygiene before making contact with humans. Those tiny bacterial organisms all over our hands pose a real threat to extraterrestrials, so what better way to scrub up than… » 10/22/14 5:00pm Wednesday 5:00pm

We'll Take One Of Every Iron Man Figure In This Hot Toys Poster

If Hot Toys really wanted to suck our wallets dry, they'd turn this amazing The Armors of Iron Man poster into a single comprehensive set of all of Tony Stark's creations. But instead, the poster was given away to anyone pre-ordering Hot Toys' sixth-scale Iron Man Peacemaker figure from Sideshow Collectibles. » 10/22/14 2:55pm Wednesday 2:55pm

Deck the Halls Of Cybertron With Light-up Transformers Ornaments

According to the good folks at Hallmark who've had ornaments on display for at least a month now, it's never too early to start planning your impending holiday decor. And that probably includes a tree covered in ornaments, though probably none that celebrate the 1980s as well as these light-up Transformers bulbs. » 10/22/14 12:15pm Wednesday 12:15pm

SimCity IRL: Be the Mayor Of Your Own Tiny 3D-Printed Metropolis

Automobile enthusiasts can collect die-cast cars, animal lovers can collect plush toys, but architecture fans can't really collect towering skyscrapers or sprawling art galleries. And that's what inspired Steve Fox, an architecture enthusiast himself, to create a collection of tiny noteworthy 3D-printed buildings that… » 10/22/14 10:39am Wednesday 10:39am

This Tiny Implantable Chip Is Powered By Sound

We've all but figured out how to make robots and machines tiny enough to operate inside the human body. The tricky part is figuring out a way to power them that's safe for the host. In lieu of bulky batteries or inconvenient wires, researchers at Stanford University have developed an implantable wireless chip that can… » 10/22/14 10:22am Wednesday 10:22am