A Squeezable "Glass" Water Bottle That Won't Collect Tastes or Smells

A plastic water bottle can survive the rigors of an active lifestyle, but over time it will collect odd smells and flavors that eventually can't be scrubbed out. A glass bottle is a better option, naturally eschewing mold and odors, but one wrong move and suddenly it's a pile of shards. These Squeezable Glass bottles » 7/30/14 5:52pm Yesterday 5:52pm

Being a Kitchen Timer Is R2-D2's Latest Side Job

As far as resumes for droids go, the skills and experience section on R2-D2's must be at least 100 holograms long by now. This latest Star Wars tie-in sees Artoo back in the kitchen as a simple $20 timer, counting off anywhere from one to sixty minutes with a quick twist of his rotating dome. When the time's up a… » 7/30/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Turn Your iPhone Charger Into a Portable Backup Battery

Even carrying your iPhone's charger everywhere you go doesn't guarantee you'll be able to keep your phone running all day. Sometimes outlets can be hard to find, and for those times the NomadPlus is here to help—transforming your iPhone's standard charger into a portable 1,500 mAh battery for back power on-the-go. » 7/30/14 2:19pm Yesterday 2:19pm

A Better First Aid Kit That Makes Suggestions and Knows What's Missing

Even a well-stocked first-aid kit is all but useless if you crack it open but have no idea what's actually needed for a particular emergency. So these aptly-named Clever Medkits feature a series of buttons and LED lighting that only illuminates the medical supplies needed for a specific injury, and it will even remind… » 7/30/14 1:29pm Yesterday 1:29pm

A Nest of Copper Foam Lets This Tiny PC Run Silently Without Fans

You eventually tune it out, but the constant whir of a desktop computer's cooling fans can take a toll on your psyche. It's like a buzzing mosquito that never strikes, and never stops. So the folks at a German company called Silent Power have created a compact desktop PC that trades noisy fans for a block of exposed… » 7/30/14 11:22am Yesterday 11:22am

Animated GIFs Have Finally Invaded Street Art

If you had to pinpoint one single reason the internet became such an integral part of our day-to-day lives, the obvious answer would be animated GIFs. They're what make staring at a screen all day long completely worth your morning commute. But now, a couple of artists have finally found a way to put animated GIFs… » 7/30/14 10:52am Yesterday 10:52am

This Rubik's Cube Fridge Will Forever Be Unsolved

If ThinkGeek's Star Trek Borg Cube mini-fridge didn't do it for you, maybe its follow-up effort will get your geeky juices flowing. Drawing inspiration from another cubic pop culture icon, this Rubik's Cube fridge doesn't spin so it can never, ever be solved. However, it does solve the problem of how to keep ice cold… » 7/29/14 5:00pm Tuesday 5:00pm

The Onion Profiles a New Kindle That Brags About Your Taste in Books

Bookworms who've balked at upgrading to an e-reader have a long list of reasons why they won't give up their paper copies. But there's only one real reason why anyone would carry around a book anymore: It lets them show off what they're reading in public. And as The Onion reveals, that's what led Amazon to create a… » 7/29/14 2:19pm Tuesday 2:19pm

A Robovac That Watches the Ceiling To Keep Track of Where It's Cleaned

In the robot world, vacuums don't rank very high on the intelligence scale. They're usually programmed to aimlessly wander around and clean until they run out of power, and hopefully by that point they've randomly hit every inch of your floors. With the Scout RX1, Miele takes a better approach by using a camera… » 7/29/14 1:17pm Tuesday 1:17pm

Banish Bruised Fruit By Floating It In This Webbed Elastic Bowl

Until scientists deliver zero-gravity fruit bowls, this clever creation from Scaleno is going to have to be our next best thing for keeping fruit from getting bruised. The Wassily bowl uses a web of stretchy silicone elastics to suspend fruit so it doesn't get all banged up every time you search for a snack. » 7/29/14 11:53am Tuesday 11:53am

The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply stockpiling enough vital supplies isn't going to cut it, which is what led Julian Melchiorri, a student at the Royal College of Art, to create an artificial biological… » 7/29/14 10:44am Tuesday 10:44am

A Weekender Duffel Bag That Can Handle Your Sleeping Bag and Tent Too

When you're not flush with weeks of vacation time, short weekend getaways are the best way to take advantage of those warm summer months. And whether you're spending that time in a cabin or a tent, Alite's Great Escape duffel bag can hold everything you need for a couple days worth of rest and respite. » 7/28/14 5:00pm Monday 5:00pm

Borg Cube Mini-Fridge: Freezistance Is Futile

It's apparently taken some 27 years for a marketing genius at Paramount to realize that the cube-shaped Borg ship introduced in Star Trek: The Next Generation bears an uncanny resemblance to a mini fridge. But someone has finally put two and two together resulting in what's easily one of the best Star Trek-themed… » 7/28/14 2:57pm Monday 2:57pm

Door Handle Sticky Notes Ensure Nothing Gets Forgotten When You Leave

Is there anything more frustrating than getting ten minutes away from home only to realize you forgot something important and have to double-back? It only takes one forgotten laptop or smartphone to make these $10 door hanger sticky notes completely worth it as a last-minute fail-safe reminder. » 7/28/14 2:06pm Monday 2:06pm