Pinball, Swords, Bad Air: What's Not Ruining Our Cities This Week

Long-suffering pinball fans can finally play free in Oakland. Swords are being returned to their rightful owners in New York City. And America is breathing better air than we have in a decade. Sometimes we like to look at the brighter side of urban life. It's our peek at What's Not Ruining Our Cities Anymore. » 6/28/14 1:00pm 6/28/14 1:00pm

A SlingSword Is A Sword/Slingshot Hybrid For Fighting Zombies

Joerg Sprave is expanding his horizons and moving The Slingshot Channel into a new era. He had blacksmith James Helm make him a small sword and this demo is a relaxing break for all of us. Just some good old fashioned coconut decapitation to test the blade. Refreshing! Oh, and the hilt of the sword also has a… » 6/02/13 4:56pm 6/02/13 4:56pm

The Pen and Sword Are Finally Equals With This Ninja Pen

Have you ever needed to secretly jot down a grocery list, or covertly sign a check? With this katana sword pen in your pocket, and roughly 25 years of ninja training, you'll leave people wondering how that signature appeared out of nowhere. At least until you trigger its neat "SHHINNG" sound effect and give yourself… » 4/03/13 8:45am 4/03/13 8:45am

Impale Your Books With a Katana Sword So They Never Topple

Samurais are a resourceful bunch, roaming the country looking for freelance work. So it's no surprise they've come up with a really simple way to keep books on a shelf from falling over: just stab them all through the heart with a sword. Or at least we're assuming that's how this Katana Bookend from Mustard works. » 1/11/13 6:20pm 1/11/13 6:20pm