Cardboard has long served as an inexpensive plaything for cats. It’s a cheap material you can use to build a climbing structure, or a cozy place for them to hide. Far from a weekend craft project, these cardboard landmarks won’t be an eyesore sitting in the corner of your living room.
A drone crash can be catastrophic no matter where it happens, but watching your expensive toy plummet into a lake is especially tragic because water and electronics don’t mix. There’s now a relatively simple way to ensure your drone survives an unexpected water landing, though. The inspiration? Insects.
Your typical Hot Wheels car is 100 percent powered by imagination. But we’re at the point where you can cram a lot of technology into a 1:64-scale toy car, which is what the creators of Pocket Racing have done to bring these tiny rides to life as they interact with a new iPad game.
Statistically speaking, most Kickstarters aren’t failures. But boy, when they fail, do they fail big.
The team behind a new Kickstarter campaign isn’t the first bunch astronomy enthusiasts to create a detailed globe based on our nearest lunar neighbor. But using topographical data gathered by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, this Moon globe is the first to accurately recreate all of its craters, mountains, and…
The formula for inventing a new gadget used to be simple: have an idea, set up shop in your parents’ garage, eat only ramen, and eventually create a multi-billion dollar company. Crowdfunding has changed all that. Promising ideas go from a web page to million-dollar production runs in no time. But is it really working?
Wanting to know how we performed on a motorcycle is ingrained in anyone who’s ridden a bike, but anything short of the most expensive motorcycles available today doesn’t have the technology to detect and record telemetric info. Well, unless you add this little box to your bike.
There’s lots of reasons why we can’t have nice things; when it comes to bicycles, it’s because assholes enjoy stripping them for parts, or stealing them outright. This project is trying to fix that, one oddly-shaped magnet at a time.
The tangled mess of wires under your desk isn’t just an eyesore. It can also make it impossible to figure out where every gadget on your desk is plugged in. Is it safe to unplug this adapter? Oops, there goes the backup drives. Unless, of course, everything was properly labeled with easy to interpret stickers.
If camping for you is more about an enjoyable weekend away from the big city than an extreme survival situation, there’s no shame in making the trip more comfortable and more convenient. And the Bundle Beds sleeping bags promise to give you a better night’s sleep—with less stuff to pack.
The verdict is still out on whether smartwatches are a legitimately useful thing to strap to your wrist. But setting Apple Watch dweebiness aside, a very limited, completely dedicated wristputer for winter sports could make real sense.
Big Rope has a stranglehold on the ‘tying things down’ industry, and if you’re tired of paying through the nose for a few feet of twine, you’ll want to consider backing the Kickstarter campaign for this simple tool that can turn empty plastic bottles into super strong plastic rope.
Everything is better with butter on it, but to make sure you’re not overdoing it and putting yourself on the road to a heart attack, the Biēm Butter Sprayer lets you lightly dole out a stick of that golden deliciousness by almost instantly turning it into a spray.
Before USB Type-C replaces every charging cord you have to wrangle, the LMcable promises to play nice with both iOS and Android devices at the same time. Its brilliantly engineered connector supports Lightning ports, and microUSB ports, at the same time, without the need for adapters.
Last year saw the introduction of the first Hillary Clinton action figure, and as the 2016 presidential election heats up, it’s only fair that Bernie Sanders be miniaturized as well. So starting today you can pre-order the first Bernie figure, and help his campaign at the same time.
Last week the Internet learned that “Anyone Can Quantum,” when actor Paul Rudd faced off against Stephen Hawking in a game of quantum chess. The 12-minute video has racked up more than 1.5 million views, with Fast Company declaring it one of the best ads of the week. And soon we’ll all be mastering the rules of the…
A couple of New York-based architectural and design firms are Kickstarting what could be the ultimate souvenir of the city—next to those tiny Statue of Libertys you can find everywhere. Imagine hanging an incredibly detailed 12-foot long model of the entire island of Manhattan on your wall.
Cutting boards don’t need to be complicated: big, preferably wooden thing that you can chop on. Simple. But despite the flawless logic above, I still want this ludicrously expensive bells-and-whistles cutting station.
The number of devices in your home demanding access to power increases every year, but odds are the number of outlets available hasn’t changed since you moved in. The solution isn’t major electrical renovations, though, it’s this clever replacement wall plug that pops out to reveal two more outlets.