Moby Whisk Is a Great (Egg) White (Mixing) Whale For Your Kitchen

It seems the recent trend of giant sea creatures invading your kitchen isn't going away anytime soon—and we're not talking about calamari made from giant squid. This adorable mixing tool, affectionately known as Moby Whisk, is the perfect accompaniment to that Nessie Ladle from last week. » 1/29/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

A Game Where You Build Ikea Furniture Without Instructions Is Madness

Even with an instruction manual, assembling Ikea furniture can challenge the most amateur of do-it-yourselfers. But in this simple Mac and PC game called Höme Improvisåtion, players are challenged to assemble a box of parts into lamps, desks, and other furniture without any manuals, guidance, or idea of what the final… » 1/29/15 2:01pm Yesterday 2:01pm

The First Super Bowl Played Under LEDs Will Use 75 Percent Less Power

It might seem like LED bulbs are only for early-adopters hoping to cut down their monthly Con Ed power bill, but come Sunday, the energy-efficient lighting alternative will take center stage at one of the greatest spectacles on Earth. This will actually be the first Super Bowl to be entirely lit by LED bulbs. » 1/29/15 12:55pm Yesterday 12:55pm

The First Self-Charging Smart Bracelet Is Obscenely Expensive

As smartwatches get more and more capable, many have wondered how luxury watch makers will compete. Will Rolex eventually introduce a timepiece with smartphone notifications? One company that might have the answer is Britain's Christophe & Co. who's developed a smart bracelet called the Armill that blends luxury and… » 1/29/15 11:20am Yesterday 11:20am

A Thanos Figure That Finally Does Marvel's Greatest Villain Justice

It's no longer much of a surprise that Marvel is working to bring one of its great comic book series to the big screen. In the Guardians of the Galaxy we finally got a full look at Thanos as he works to gather the Infinity Gems to eventually assemble the Infinity Gauntlet, and thanks to Hot Toys, we finally have a… » 1/29/15 10:17am Yesterday 10:17am

Skip the Microwave, the Popcorn Monsoon Makes Snacking a Spectacle

It's certainly a thrill when a bag of microwave popcorn starts its cacophony of tiny explosions, but the magic is hidden away inside a paper bag, masking the thrill of popping corn. So designer Jolene Carlier re-imagined the hot air popper with her Popcorn Monsoon that's as entertaining as watching a hamster dash… » 1/29/15 9:25am Yesterday 9:25am

A Jacket With Its Own Laugh Track Makes You As Funny As Seinfeld

A blazer and jeans is just about the official uniform for stand-up comics with a modicum of success, and to guarantee you keep bringing down the house once you've made it, the folks at Adafruit have put together a tutorial showing you how to make a jacket with a built-in laugh track (and other useful sound effects). » 1/29/15 6:35am Yesterday 6:35am

Eggs Shaped Like Golf Balls Mean It's Finally OK To Play With Your Food

Playing with your food is a real no-no when you're a kid. But once you're old enough to head off to college, it suddenly becomes OK—at least if Animal House taught us anything. And OK or not, it's all but impossible to resist playing around with a boiled egg that's been molded into the shape of soccer, tennis, and… » 1/28/15 5:00pm Wednesday 5:00pm

It's Not the Megatron Figure You Remember, But It's Still Pretty Great

Not one of the 150-or-so Michael Bay Transformers movies gave us the same Autobots vs. Decepticons experience we remember enjoying as kids. And while the re-imagined robots looked nothing like the Transformers toys that made the '80s so great, the detail that ILM put into the character design was definitely… » 1/28/15 10:30am Wednesday 10:30am

These Dominoes Are Stuffed With Actual Cold Hard Shredded Cash

When you're a kid, dominoes are for stacking and toppling in magnificent chains circling your bedroom floor. But when you're older, and realize that all those dots can be used to play an actual game, suddenly dominoes become yet another form of competition. And nothing says you're in it to win it like playing with a… » 1/28/15 9:36am Wednesday 9:36am

Inflatable Stickies Make Building Robots as Easy as Arts and Crafts

In recent years, taking a simpler approach to science and engineering has paid off handsomely in certain fields. It's part of the reason there are now rovers exploring Mars, and many feel it will be the easiest way to make robots more commonplace. After all, what could be a simpler way to build an automaton than with… » 1/28/15 9:25am Wednesday 9:25am

You'll Waste Hours Watching the Time Tick By On this Nixie Tube Clock

Though the technology is ludicrously outdated, Nixie tubes have actually remained a popular alternative to LEDs and LCD displays—at least in devices where function follows form. So it's no surprise that MB&F, known for its over-the-top watches and music boxes, has embraced them on its new Nixie Machine clock that… » 1/27/15 7:00pm Tuesday 7:00pm

Inverted Skyscrapers Hang Like Glowing Stalactites From Your LED Bulbs

LED bulbs are not only more energy-efficient than the incandescents they're slowly making extinct, they also run cool to the touch. Which means if you're bored by their uninspired shape, you can snap on these wonderful 3D-printed hanging skyscrapers that glow like stalactites, turning your living room into an art-deco… » 1/27/15 5:00pm Tuesday 5:00pm

John Deere's New Ride-On Mower Is One of the First To Have Airless Tires

Michelin and Bridgestone have been racing to take the air out of everyone's tires—but in a good way. Both companies have been developing open-air wheels that will never puncture or deflate, and while they've mostly seen use in research and military vehicles to date, John Deere will finally offer a ride-on mower that… » 1/27/15 4:10pm Tuesday 4:10pm

This Chris Evans Captain America Figure Could Not Be More Perfect

If you thought Avengers: Age of Ultron could sneak into theaters without a monumental amount of movie merchandise accompanying it, you've clearly been living on Mars for the past decade, in a cave with your eyes shut, and your fingers in your ears. Hot Toys new sixth-scale Captain America figure isn't the first bit of » 1/27/15 1:23pm Tuesday 1:23pm

The Best Pet Ever Is a Life-Size Version of Ravage From Transformers

What does a child of the '80s who really wants a dog or cat as a pet without ever having to clean up after them do? Obviously they hack apart a bunch of foam floor mats and turn them into a life-size replica of Ravage from the Transformers. This version doesn't transform into a cassette tape, but that's ok because it… » 1/27/15 9:30am Tuesday 9:30am

A Hologram of Emperor Marcus Aurelius Floats Above This Watch

When you're spending just shy of $55,000 on a watch (or $60,000 if you prefer the look of white gold) you're going to want something that catches people's eyes so they know just how affluent you are. And as Back to the Future 2 proved, nothing grabs someone's attention like a hologram floating in mid-air. Or in this… » 1/27/15 9:15am Tuesday 9:15am

Batteries Made With Bulletproof Kevlar Fibers May Never Explode

One of the most common reasons that batteries explode and catch fire—like on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner—is because over time small conductive pathways grow inside the battery's inner structure that eventually cause it to short out with disastrous results. But Nicholas Kotov, a professor at the University of Michigan, and… » 1/27/15 8:15am Tuesday 8:15am

You Can Remotely Control This LED Camping Lantern With a Smartphone

Is there anything worse than entombing yourself in a warm sleeping bag only to realize you'll need to face the cold of night again to turn off the lantern in your tent? For those who like their camping on the comfier side, Brunton's new Lightwave Amp can be controlled remotely using a Bluetooth connection to an app on… » 1/26/15 7:00pm Monday 7:00pm