Get Your Whole Neighborhood Together with Block Party in a Box

Every city street is actually a block party waiting to happen, a coiled spring of neighborly hangouts and community come-together yearning for a release. Kevin Van Lierop decided to make that process a little less daunting with his "Block Party in a Box." Now your neighborhood has no excuse not to get down. » 3/13/14 4:20pm 3/13/14 4:20pm

Instant Badminton Court: Just Add a Lazy Sunday Afternoon

There's a greater chance of an alien spacecraft landing on earth in the next five minutes than there is of a badminton net surviving more than one summer afternoon. They're not exactly designed to be long-lasting, or easy to setup, which is why this all-in-one badminton court kit could be a great investment as the snow … » 2/24/14 5:00pm 2/24/14 5:00pm

Using an Excavator As a DIY Water Park Ride Is Death Defying Fun

It's the middle of August. It's hot. You want to break open every fire hydrant you see. You view ice cubes as a precious resource. You see air conditioning as the greatest invention ever created. You can't wait to forget that you are a sweaty pig. You are jealous of these three guys in Russia who have hitched… » 8/20/13 2:00am 8/20/13 2:00am

How Hot Does It Get Inside a Parked Car? (Spoiler: SO FREAKING HOT)

It's summer. It's stinking hot. And for any silly person who leaves their pets (or any imbecile who leaves their kids) inside a parked car, watch this video where a doctor traps himself inside a parked car to see how how it gets. Even with all four windows cracked down a bit, the car temperature reaches 117 degrees in… » 7/03/13 1:00am 7/03/13 1:00am

8 Cool Gadgets To Help You Survive the Summer Heat

Summer is rearing its sweaty head, and there's nothing we can do to stop it. We can fight back though, and our very own Giz readers have offered up some stellar ideas on how to beat the heat until it slinks off into a corner and leaves us all alone. Time to start building your arsenal. » 6/21/13 9:00am 6/21/13 9:00am

What Are Your Must-Have Gadgets for Getting Through the Summer?

I'm sitting here, sweatily blogging away in my not-very-breathable pleather blogging chair, and that can only mean one thing: summer's here. Some lunatics like the heat, but the rest of us prefer to fight like hell, and you've got to have the right arsenal to do it. » 6/01/13 4:00pm 6/01/13 4:00pm