This Sharpener Turns Tiny Stubs Into Longer Pencils

If you stop and think about it, it’s almost impossible to use an entire pencil because after repeated sharpenings you eventually end up with a tiny unusable stub. What a ripoff. There’s a solution to that problem, though. A clever new sharpener with multiple blades that lets you stack a stub onto a brand new pencil… »4/01/15 10:30pm4/01/15 10:30pm

Now You Don't Even Have to Boil Water to Make Perfect Pasta

Even those completely unskilled in the kitchen can manage to successfully boil a pot of water and make pasta. But Barilla doesn't want to stop there, it wants even those who can barely differentiate between a stove and a fridge to be able to make spaghetti, and so has created a new line of pastas called Pronto that… »3/26/15 12:20pm3/26/15 12:20pm

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 5:59pm2/26/15 5:59pm

Outward-Arched Curtain Hooks Make Any Shower Feel Gigantic

The only thing more annoying than having to shower in a cramped bathtub doing double-duty is having the curtain constantly blowing in, minimizing what little space you have already. An arched curtain rod is one solution, but that is nowhere near as easy to install as these Curvit arched hooks that push your shower's… »1/12/15 10:39am1/12/15 10:39am

Fake LED Flames Indicate How Hot Samsung's New Induction Stove Gets

Induction stove tops might be more energy-efficient than electric or gas burners, but many chefs miss the obvious visual cues about what temperature they're cooking at—a red-hot burner is hard to misinterpret. So for its new Chef Collection Induction Slide-in Range, Samsung is introducing a clever new feature that… »10/22/14 8:00am10/22/14 8:00am

Genius app instantly solves math problems by using a phone's camera

I've seen the future and it is math less and it is awesome and it is this PhotoMath app that solves math problems just by pointing your phone's camera at them. It's like a cross between a text reading camera, a supremely sophisticated calculator and well, the future. Point and solve and never do math again. »10/21/14 9:02pm10/21/14 9:02pm

You'll Never Lose a Music Festival Schedule Temporary Tattoo

An opportunity to hear many of your favorite bands isn't the only reason to attend a music festival. There are other recreational activities to enjoy, but they don't always leave you in a state where you can remember who's performing next at which stage, where you left your schedule, or even your first name. So a … »10/14/14 4:24pm10/14/14 4:24pm

A Simple Plastic Adapter That Fixes Stupid Hotel Hangers

Somewhere near the top of the list of travel annoyances are those proprietary hotel hangers with detachable hooks designed to stop guests from stealing them. They make it impossible to hang your clothes anywhere but in the designated closet, but you can finally fight back with a simple plastic adapter called the … »9/17/14 4:45pm9/17/14 4:45pm

Striped Electrical Tape Makes It Easy To Find the Starting Edge

How many laps of a roll of tape do you usually need to find the starting edge with your fingernail? Three? Four? You won't even need fingernails with with this clever roll of electrical tape that features a wavy double-stripe pattern making the starting edge impossible to miss—all you need to do is spot the break in… »9/02/14 8:46am9/02/14 8:46am

Clever Chairs Stack Horizontally So You Don't Need To Lift a Thing

Filling a venue with temporary seating is a time-consuming process—both during setup and take down—since it requires heavy chairs to be unstacked and then stacked again. But the designers at Seoul-based Centimeter Studio realized there was a better way. Their Sleeed chairs slide together and stack horizontally, so a… »8/27/14 4:47pm8/27/14 4:47pm

Paperclip Thumbtacks Let You Hang Photos Without Stabbing Them

The thumbtack and the paper clip haven't seen much improvement since they were introduced to the office supply world—but that's because they haven't needed any. So it's surprising how useful the two can be when merged into one tool called the Pinclip that lets you hand documents or photos without having to pierce them… »8/05/14 11:27am8/05/14 11:27am

The daily schedules of the world's greatest geniuses

How did Beethoven, Mozart, Freud, Dickens, Darwin, Le Corbusier or Benjamin Franklin managed to be so productive and create some of the most important work in the history of art and science? Check out this great visualization by Info We Trust and find solace in the fact that some of them didn't actually work that much. »4/02/14 11:08pm4/02/14 11:08pm