The Humble Binder Clip Just Became Much More Useful 

Just because a product seems perfect doesn't necessarily mean there isn't room to squeeze just a little more usefulness out of it. Take the humble binder, or bulldog clip, as it's often called. Its simple design lets it keep giant stacks of paper in order, prevent loose cables from sliding off your desk—but with a… » 2/27/15 2:33pm Yesterday 2:33pm

This Vacuum Chamber Is the Easiest Way To Perfectly Apply Decals To Toys

You know what skill kids are never taught in school? How to perfectly apply stickers and decals to their toys. And while it's hard enough to properly stick them on a flat surface without training, it's impossible to do so when it's curved. Or at least it was impossible until Mattel designed a kid-friendly vacuum… » 2/27/15 11:10am Yesterday 11:10am

You'd Never Know This Stylish Helvetica Watch Is a Fitness Tracker

Athletes were among the first to adopt and wear fitness trackers, which is why they're all styled to look like an athletic accessory. But since everyone can benefit from a little motivation to stay active, especially those stuck behind a desk, we're starting to see fitness trackers that look more like… » 2/27/15 10:20am Yesterday 10:20am

Swatch's Touchscreen Watch Gets Smarter With Fitness Tracking Features

Rumors of Swatch making a smartwatch of its own were recently confirmed to Gizmodo by the company, we just don't have any idea of when it will happen. So if you're tired of waiting to strap a genuine smart Swiss watch to your wrist, Swatch has just upgraded its touchscreen Swatch Touch with the slightly smarter Swatch… » 2/27/15 9:20am Yesterday 9:20am

Some Very Patient Genius Soldered a Digital Clock From 1,916 Components

You would need a microscope to be able to see all of the miniature components etched onto the single tiny microchip powering the clock in a digital watch. But you can see them all with the naked eye on artist Gislain Benoit's The Clock, which is made from 1,916 hand-soldered components that end up weighing a hefty 14… » 2/26/15 4:20pm Thursday 4:20pm

This Umbrella's Built-in Bluetooth Reminds You Not To Forget It

There's a never-ending debate when it comes to buying umbrellas: Do you spend a lot of money on an expensive one you'll probably end up losing, or do you buy a cheap model that will most certainly break in a light breeze? Davek wants you to go the former route, and is now upgrading its umbrellas with Bluetooth in the… » 2/26/15 3:40pm Thursday 3:40pm

Self-Sealing Water Balloons You Never Need To Tie

A water balloon fight is no fun when kids have to keep running back to their parents to tie the balloons for them. Using tiny elastics the Bunch O Balloons came up with a slightly better way to automatically tie 37 water balloons at once, but these Zorbz appear to have the best solution yet, automatically sealing… » 2/26/15 2:00pm Thursday 2:00pm

Japan Is Holding Actual Funerals For Sony's Robotic AIBO Dogs

When a decades old toy breaks down and stops working with no hope of repair, you usually just toss it or find some way to recycle the parts. But what if you're as attached to that toy as you were a pet? In Japan, people are giving Sony's robot AIBO dog actual funerals to say goodbye to their faithful, electronic… » 2/26/15 10:20am Thursday 10:20am

Top Gear Test Drives the Impossibly Fun Crazy Cart XL

They've tested some of the most amazing supercars ever engineered, but recently the folks behind Top Gear's magazine took Razor's Crazy Cart XL for a spin around one of the BBC's parking garages. And with a camera crew in tow the footage proves something we already knew: there are few vehicles on earth more… » 2/26/15 9:30am Thursday 9:30am

No One Asked For a Flux Capacitor Version of Yahtzee, But We'll Take It

It's impossible to improve the gameplay of classic board games like Monopoly, Scrabble, or even Yahtzee. So how do you go about convincing people to buy more copies of a game that stays playable for decades? You re-brand it. Monopoly is already available in about a thousand different flavors, and now it's time for… » 2/26/15 9:00am Thursday 9:00am

10 Popular Toys From the '80s That Are Back

The '80s were arguably one of the greatest decades in history to be a kid with an allowance burning a hole in your pocket, and a free afternoon to spend at a toy store. And decades later, toy companies have realized that all those kids buying the wonderful toys from the '80s are all grown up now with plenty of… » 2/25/15 4:00pm Wednesday 4:00pm

A Playmobil Martin Luther Is Finally Here To Reform the Toy Industry

Cheaper plastics, terrible battery life, buggy software, and about a million different toys based on Disney's Frozen? It's about time that someone stepped forward and gave the toy industry a good shakedown. And who better than this tiny Playmobil version of Germany's Martin Luther who was last seen nailing his latest… » 2/25/15 12:24pm Wednesday 12:24pm

RC Hulk Does Exactly What Kids Want Him To: Smash Stuff

As Marvel's most wantonly destructive character, there's only one feature kids are really looking for when they ask their parents for a Hulk toy. It has to smash stuff, and it has to smash stuff repeatedly until they get tired of smashing stuff. It's a simple list of demands, and JAKKS Pacific has met every one of… » 2/25/15 11:33am Wednesday 11:33am

Power Wheels Is Making Tiny Porsches Again

There's some great news from Mattel for parents who like to live vicariously through their kids and long ago had to trade their sports car dreams for a practical, spacious minivan. It's been almost a quarter century since Power Wheels offered a Porsche option, but come October kids aged three and older will be able to… » 2/25/15 9:20am Wednesday 9:20am

This New 17-Inch Hulk Figure Comes With Next-Level Chest Hair Detailing

With the Avengers sequel creeping closer and closer to its release date, it was only a matter of time before the talented artists at Hot Toys finally gave us a Hulk figure to top all other Hulk figures. With this new 17-inch tall version of an angry Bruce Banner they've certainly delivered, and with more detailed… » 2/25/15 8:50am Wednesday 8:50am

Recreate Your Favorite Calvin and Hobbes Comics With Tiny Snowman Molds

In the comics world, a little kid like Calvin can churn out a small army of miniature snowmen in a single afternoon. In reality, it takes a lot longer, and you'll end up with a pair of freezing soaking wet gloves well before you're finished. But if you have access to a 3D printer, you can make the process of building… » 2/24/15 12:40pm Tuesday 12:40pm

A Beer Bottle For Babies Helps Kids Unwind After a Long Day At the Park

If you thought pushing papers at the office all day was stressful, just imagine what your baby has to deal with. The average playground is a full-on obstacle course to an infant, with dogs to dodge, quicksand to avoid, and slides that seem a mile long. So when you kick back with a cold relaxing brew at the end of the… » 2/24/15 12:10pm Tuesday 12:10pm