A Charlie Brown Christmas Re-Recorded With Old Synths and Drum Machines

You've probably been watching A Charlie Brown Christmas since you were small enough to still believe in Santa Claus. But did you know it originally aired in 1965, almost 50 years ago? So it seems only fitting for the Blockhead Trio to re-record the animated special's instantly recognizable holiday soundtrack using… » 12/19/14 7:00pm Friday 7:00pm

Kids Will Always Have a Comfy Ride On this Curvy Plywood Balance Bike

When you're teaching a kid how to ride a bike, you don't really want it cluttered with distractions that make it hard for them to master the most important part: balancing on two wheels. That's why many consider a balance bike to be a great introductory ride, and the ZumZum looks to be about as simple as a bike could… » 12/19/14 4:00pm Friday 4:00pm

Watch the World's Most Complete Stegosaurus Skeleton Being Assembled

First discovered in Wyoming, the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeleton has found a new home across the pond at the Natural History Museum in London, England. And you can now watch the museum's curators and palaeontologists re-assemble one of the world's oldest and best-preserved jigsaw puzzles. The process… » 12/19/14 1:55pm Friday 1:55pm

Watch This Freaky Robot Arm Move Like a Snake Hanging in Mid-Air

As it demonstrates its incredible ability to precisely follow a pre-determined path while seemingly hanging in mid-air, OC Robotics' Series II - X125 system snakebot is also doing a really good job at being incredibly unsettling. Especially for those of us who hate snakes (robotic or real) and now realize there's… » 12/19/14 12:50pm Friday 12:50pm

Volvo Created a Bike Helmet That Warns Drivers About Nearby Cyclists

Though they share the road, bikes and vehicles don't always play nice together. So Volvo, known for making some of the safest cars on the road, has helped develop a new safety helmet that lets bikes and vehicles communicate so that both cyclists and drivers are aware of each other when in close proximity—even if they… » 12/19/14 10:30am Friday 10:30am

Indulge Your Inner Child and Lose a Few Hours To This Online Spirograph

We've got computer graphics software that's so powerful it can generate images that make it seem like dinosaurs are back. But they still can't compare to the simple satisfaction you get from making a really complex hypotrochoid or epitrochoid with a marker and some perforated gears. So Nathan Friend was kind enough to… » 12/18/14 12:15pm Thursday 12:15pm

Hot Toys' Posable Little Groot Is All We Want For Christmas

It will only dance in your imagination, but otherwise Hot Toys' new quarter-scale Little Groot figure is just about the most perfect Guardians of the Galaxy collectible you're going to find. It's even fully posable thanks to a wire armature inside, like an old Gumby figure, but with a far more detailed sculpt and… » 12/18/14 9:40am Thursday 9:40am

Mirrored Tea Cups Perfectly Match These Patterned Saucers

You've probably heard the story of the painter who was able to perfectly match the color of a room to a priceless vase by simply painting the vase to match. That's the basic idea behind this matching Waltz Cup & Saucer set, whose mirror-finished tea cup will match any surface on which it's placed. » 12/17/14 5:00pm Wednesday 5:00pm

Whirlpool's New Dryer Recycles Hot Humid Air So It Doesn't Need a Vent

With a breakthrough that will no doubt be lauded by every apartment dweller who has to trudge to a laundromat to clean their clothes, Whirlpool's new HybridCare Heat Pump dryer is actually able to recycle its own hot exhaust which not only makes it more energy-efficient, it also means it doesn't need to vent all that… » 12/17/14 4:20pm Wednesday 4:20pm

A Glowing LED-Lit Sled Keeps You On the Slopes All Night Long

It's too bad that snow really only falls during the winter months when the days are so short. It means that if you lose track of time, you'll find yourself careening down a snow and ice-covered hill on a sled in the dark of night, with no way to see what you're about to crash into. Unless you bring a flashlight, or… » 12/17/14 11:10am Wednesday 11:10am

Autonomous Carts Make the Easiest Part of Shopping Even Easier

The best part of grocery shopping isn't finding some exotic new flavor of yogurt or the free samples, it's tooling around the store like a rally car driver with your shopping cart. So why have researchers developed an autonomous human-tracking cart that follows you around the store? Seems like time better spent making… » 12/17/14 10:03am Wednesday 10:03am

Blank Action Figures Let You Customize Your Own Superheroes

Unimpressed with the current crop of action figures on the shelves of your local toy store? Convinced you've come up with a better superheroine or hero? With some paint, magic markers, and maybe even a little modelling clay, you can now create your own action figure without having to pay for a 100,000 unit production… » 12/17/14 9:05am Wednesday 9:05am

Researchers Figured Out How to Prevent That White Film on Chocolate

It doesn't hinder how it tastes in any way, but that white film that often appears on the surface of chocolate after a while looks really unappealing. Known as fat bloom, it affects even the highest quality of chocolate, and most often chocolate-covered treats. But it's only recently that Fraunhofer's researchers were… » 12/16/14 3:20pm Tuesday 3:20pm

You Will Never Want To Bounce These Stunning Leather Basketballs

Most of us don't mind playing with a basketball made from synthetic materials because they're just going to get all scuffed up on the court, and they're cheap. That being said, there are always those who prefer the finer things in life, and for them a game of hoops is only enjoyable when played with a ball made from… » 12/16/14 12:32pm Tuesday 12:32pm

What Every Minute of the Day Looks Like In Color

If you've got an extra tab to spare in your browser and a love of graphics or web design, check out this fun online clock that converts the current time into its corresponding six-character color hex code. The site's background also happens to reflect the current color value, and over the day it will slowly shift… » 12/16/14 12:30pm Tuesday 12:30pm

Hot Toys' Temple of Doom Indiana Jones Doesn't Come With a Single Snake

The tiny sixth-scale fedora alone makes Hot Toys' Indiana Jones figure a worthy addition to any collection. But as with all the plastic doppelgangers the company sells, everything from the convincing Harrison Ford sculpt, to his tired and torn outfit, to Indy's other iconic accessory, his whip, make this $230 figure » 12/16/14 10:00am Tuesday 10:00am

A Retro Analog Voltmeter Clock Perfect For a Mad Scientist's Lab

With a delivery date of sometime in April of 2015, this extra-analog clock unfortunately isn't going to arrive in time to be the perfect Christmas gift for the mad scientist on your list. But for those with patience and a soft spot for vintage machinery, the AWK-105 Analog Voltmeter Clock seems like it could be worth… » 12/16/14 9:23am Tuesday 9:23am