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I'm Farhad Manjoo, Tech Columnist at the New York Times, and This Is How I Work

There’s something about Farhad. Tech reporters can quickly become jaded and cynical about their work, but Farhad Manjoo’s lucid writing lacks any sense of needless snark when he discusses how technology affects our lives. Though when I talk about Farhad’s writing, I’m really talking about his tweets. » 8/27/15 6:25pm Thursday 6:25pm

A Clever Accessory Ensures You'll Always Know When You're Drilling Straight

The vast majority of time you’re using a drill, you want your hole to end up as straight as possible. And the BullseyeBore promises to make it a lot easier to keep your drill at a perfect 90-degree angle using a series of laser-projected rings that distort when it’s not straight. » 8/20/15 12:15pm 8/20/15 12:15pm

Aww, There's a Colander Spoon Version of That Adorable Loch Ness Ladle

The internet nearly lost its mind over the adorable Loch Ness monster Nessie Ladle we posted earlier this year. It was fun and functional at the same time, and its creator, OTOTO Designs, has returned with a new colander spoon version it’s calling Mamma Nessie given it’s slightly larger. » 7/09/15 9:15am 7/09/15 9:15am

Watch a blacksmith masterfully forge a pair of tongs

It is an incredible amount of work to forge a pair of fireplace tongs. Like, this blacksmith should be awarded with a medal that lets everyone know that they should pat him on the back. Like he should think about retirement after shaping these tongs from metal. Watch the epic process of blacksmith Torbjörn Åhman » 6/24/15 10:30pm 6/24/15 10:30pm

Making a stone axe without any tools is really impressive

Get a giant stick. Shape a big stone. Put the stone in the stick and you have a celt stone axe made without any tools other than what nature gave you. Watch as Primitive Technology uses rocks to sharpen rocks and then fire to burn a hole into a large stick and then put it altogether so that it’s strong enough to chop… » 6/22/15 11:13pm 6/22/15 11:13pm

This Millennium Falcon Multitool Is a Suitable Wookiee Replacement

You think it’s an inconvenience when your car breaks down on the side of the road? Imagine that happening to your ship in the vacuum of space. That’s why you always need to keep the right tools for emergency repairs on hand, whether it’s a handy walking carpet named Chewbacca, or this Millennium Falcon-shaped multitool » 6/11/15 12:30pm 6/11/15 12:30pm

Dewalt's Bluetooth Batteries Can Be Shut Down To Deter Tool Thieves

To make it easier to manage the mountain of tools you’ll usually find on a construction site, and to help deter theft, Dewalt is introducing a new line of Bluetooth rechargeable batteries that can be connected to a smartphone app for checking their charge status—or remotely disabling them. » 6/10/15 2:00pm 6/10/15 2:00pm

You Can Now Fix Pretty Much Anything Using Star Wars-Branded Duct Tape

Star Wars Celebration has officially opened the flood gates for a tidal wave of new Star Wars merchandise. And if you thought for one second that Lucasfilm had lost its marketing magic after being bought by Disney, you can now buy officially-branded Star Wars duct tape—perfect for fixing the power converters you… » 4/17/15 6:20pm 4/17/15 6:20pm

Stop and Stare In Awe At a Chainsaw-Powered Marble-Firing Machine Gun

His true passion might be designing and building some of the most ridiculous slingshots the internet has ever seen, but even Joerg Sprave needs to stretch his creative wings from time to time. Which is why Joerg's most recent creation is an insane chainsaw-powered wooden machine gun that can decimate a target firing… » 4/06/15 1:41pm 4/06/15 1:41pm

With Better Built-In Shock Absorbers, These Power Tools Barely Vibrate

The worst thing about working with handheld power tools is the constant and intense vibrations from oscillating parts that leave your hands and arms shaking, and make it harder to do detailed precision work. So researchers developed a handheld oscillator with 70 percent less vibration and half the noise. » 3/30/15 9:20am 3/30/15 9:20am