Rock Skipping Skills Are Vital For This Captain America Ricochet Game

Captain America's super powers might not exactly be super, but boy can he whip that shield of his with incredible accuracy and power. Kudos to Marvel for actually getting kids excited about playing with a garbage can lid, or this Shield Trainer game which has them calculating trajectories and ricochets to take out… » 10/30/14 9:04am Today 9:04am

LG's New Smartphone Display Has the World's Thinnest 0.7mm Bezel

The best way to maximize the screen real estate on a smartphone without turning it into a massive phablet is to whittle away as much of the wasted space around the display as possible. And with its new 5.3-inch full HD LCD panel, LG has managed to reduce the size of the display's bezel to just 0.7mm—which is thinner… » 10/30/14 8:26am Today 8:26am

A Reversible Hoodie Hides a Warm Puffy Vest On the Inside

For those times when it's a little chilly to step outside without an outer layer, but not quite cold enough for a jacket, Nike's Tech Fleece Aeroloft Windrunner serves as an extra-insulated hoodie thanks to a warm built-in vest filled with 800-fill down. And for those times when the puffy vest look isn't quite working… » 10/29/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

A Suction Cup Seesaw Is Like a Balance Board Meets Bubble Wrap

Coming soon to the 'guaranteed to drive parents insane' section of your local toy store is the Teeter Popper. Embracing the odd satisfaction one gets from meticulously popping a sheet of bubble wrap, the Teeter Popper is a small balance board covered in suction cups on the underside. As a child rocks back and forth on… » 10/29/14 2:17pm Yesterday 2:17pm

Tattletale Smoke Detector Knows When and What You're Smoking

Just because it's illegal for people to smoke in certain areas, it doesn't necessarily mean they won't, and putting up a 'No Smoking' sign isn't much of a deterrent. So Joseph BelBruno, a chemistry professor from Dartmouth College, has turned his research on second-hand smoke into a new kind of smoke detector that's… » 10/29/14 12:12pm Yesterday 12:12pm

These Ski Goggles Change Color To Adapt To Conditions Around You

The weather and lighting conditions on a snow-covered mountain can change in a heartbeat. But instead of carrying around a small collection of swappable tinted goggle lenses to match the conditions, UVEX's new Snowstrike VT goggles employ a thin LCD in the lens that can instantly switch between clear, red, blue, and… » 10/29/14 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

Ikea Must Have Inspired These Build-It-Yourself Action Figures

Despite the fact that it's really not that different from the chores they despise, kids still love building stuff. Be it a spaceship made from Legos, or a castle built with wooden blocks. So maybe Bandai's on to something with its Sprükits sets that have kids assembling their own fully-articulated action figures… » 10/29/14 9:04am Yesterday 9:04am

New Laser Projector Makes 3D Images That Hang In Mid-Air

Maybe the solution to touchscreen displays that don't get washed out in direct sunlight is to skip the screen altogether. Researchers at Aerial Burton are working to perfect a new kind of display technology that uses lasers to produce 3D pixelated images that appear to hang in mid-air and are still visible no matter… » 10/29/14 8:56am Yesterday 8:56am

A Slim Filter That Purifies Water Bottles From the Inside

You can be relatively certain the water inside a bottle is clean and pure when you first open it, but what about when you refill it from a tap or drinking fountain? That's where a water filter can help prevent you from getting sick, or just save your taste buds. And few look as easy to use as the WaterBean, which… » 10/28/14 5:00pm Tuesday 5:00pm

The World's Smallest 7x7x7 Rubik's Cube Is Still Massively Frustrating

Don't be fooled by its diminutive size, the world's smallest 7x7x7 Rubik's Cube puzzle, designed by Matt Bahner, is still a considerable challenge, even for a master cube solver. In fact it might actually be even more of a challenge than the larger versions because you need to be far more precise with your finger… » 10/28/14 2:12pm Tuesday 2:12pm

You Can Fly This Impossibly Tiny Drone Even If You Live In a Closet

Can an RC toy still be considered fun when you can no longer see it? That's the question Swann's new Xtreem Atom Mini Drone brings to mind because with rotors just 1.25-inches long, you have to wonder if eventually these tiny flying toys will be as small as mosquitoes, and as equally difficult to spot. » 10/28/14 11:37am Tuesday 11:37am

If These Shuttle Slippers Aren't NASA Standard-Issue, They Should Be

There are very strict weight limitations on what astronauts can bring with them when they blast off into space. But in addition to a few creature comforts, we sincerely hope that NASA, and other space agencies around the world, will be equipping their brave space farers with these adorable plush Space Shuttle slippers. » 10/28/14 10:56am Tuesday 10:56am

You Can Actually Wear This Collapsible Scooter As a Belt

How often have you found yourself needing to get home from a late night party but lacking the necessary funds to hail a cab or hop on the subway? Designer Ádám Török might have come up with a solution too this all too common problem with a concept scooter that transforms into a wearable belt, merging questionable… » 10/28/14 9:39am Tuesday 9:39am

Logitech's New iPad Keyboard Hides Mechanical Keys in a Spillproof Skin

Cleaning up after a spill is made even worse when your toppled drink also destroys your keyboard. So it looks like Logitech has removed the waterproof keyboard from its iPad cases and turned it into a standalone wireless unit, called the Keys-To-Go, that's designed to work with your iOS devices, Apple TV, and of… » 10/28/14 8:54am Tuesday 8:54am

All Restaurants and Bars Should Use Pop-Up Menus

Did you know that some bars and restaurants use menus that are completely devoid of pictures of the drink or entree you're thinking about ordering? It's absurd. Not only should menus feature photos of what your meal could optimistically look like, but venues should consider borrowing a page from this amazing pop-up… » 10/27/14 5:45pm Monday 5:45pm

A Double-Duty Flippable Mug Holds Coffee Or Espresso

If your office doesn't pay for a cleaning service, and every employee is left to wash their own dishes, you'll want to maximize every cup, plate, and spoon you bring to work. So when it comes to caffeine you might want to swap your current mug for this $14 double-duty alternative that holds 5.5 ounces of coffee, or… » 10/27/14 5:00pm Monday 5:00pm