Superhero Shoe Horns Can Only Save Your Sneakers

There are two ways to avoid having to keep tying and untying your shoes whenever you go out: You can switch to the garish monstrosity that is velcro and just put up with that wretched tearing noise, or you can keep a shoe horn on hand to make it easy to slip in and out of laced-up sneaks. And the latter option is made… » 2/20/15 5:00pm 2/20/15 5:00pm

Find Out Where All Our Space Probes Are Right Now

The many space agencies of Earth have sent out a number of probes over the years to explore our solar system and beyond. Now Spacehack founder Ariel Waldman and SETI web developer Lisa Ballard have created a helpful guide to all our currently functioning probes — along with amazing minimalist designs for each one. » 2/19/15 7:05pm 2/19/15 7:05pm

The amount of detail that goes into making these headphones is unreal

These Fostex TH900 headphones run for $1,300 which is completely silly and ridiculous and insane until you watch how they get made. The amount of detail put into each part, the careful consideration of each step, it's all pretty impressive. I know I would never spend that much money on headphones but I can't say… » 2/18/15 11:30pm 2/18/15 11:30pm

How Disasters, Emergencies, and Survivalism Are Shaping Home Design

You peer warily out of the single window in your zombie-proof steel box. The street seems deserted—except for a lone figure who is staring at you from a distance. Is it 2079, in the years after the Great Drought Plague!? No, it's 2015 in Royal Oak, Michigan, and that zombie is a curious local Fox reporter. » 2/18/15 1:15pm 2/18/15 1:15pm

Get Trippy on Poker Night With These Glitch Playing Cards

Boy do I love fancy playing cards. Not only do they make playing cards more fun. They also make you want to play cards more often—which is generally healthy, so long as you don't struggle with a gambling edition. My favorite card game is spades, and boy would that be fun with a trippy deck of GLITCH cards. » 2/16/15 7:30pm 2/16/15 7:30pm

Inside Ikea's Globe-Spanning Project to Make Solid Wood Furniture

Ikea is one of the largest furniture company on Earth. It's one of the largest companies on Earth. When a company this big decides to make even a slight change to how it makes or sources its products, it's a massive undertaking. That's exactly what Ikea is doing right now—and I got an inside look at the process. » 2/16/15 11:20am 2/16/15 11:20am