How to Turn Your Smartphone Into the Ultimate Spy Tool

You don't need to be Bond to get your own spy gadgets. You've already got the ultimate spy tool in your pocket: a smartphone. And who would suspect you're spying when you're probably just texting a friend? Here are the apps and peripherals you need to take your phone on a covert mission without Q in your corner. » 2/12/15 1:35pm 2/12/15 1:35pm

A Throwing Star Multitool Will Help Repair All the Damage It Causes

The folks who run the @Fuuwa Twitter account claim that if they can manage to get 2,000 retweets, they'll put this dangerous but handy-looking shuriken (aka throwing star) multitool into production. Despite assorted built-in screwdriver tips and wrenches, we all know this tool is only designed to fix one problem:… » 1/23/15 3:32pm 1/23/15 3:32pm

I'm Bill Nye, and This Is How I Work

For many of us Bill Nye is part of our childhoods, playing that crucial role as educator and illuminator of science when our impressionable minds might not have thought to ask why. With his television show he taught us why science is amazing by examining the details of how everything works, and he continues to be an… » 1/21/15 4:11pm 1/21/15 4:11pm

Loch Ness Kitchen Sightings Are Going to Skyrocket

For those who like their kitchen to look like something Willy Wonka might cook in, here's another adorable alternative to the boring spoon you've been using to serve soups and sauces. Designed by OTOTO to look eerily reminiscent of what we assume the Loch Ness monster looks like, this adorable Nessie Ladle is far less… » 1/20/15 5:00pm 1/20/15 5:00pm

Oh God They Made Shark's Teeth Into an Actual Saw Blade

It's every swimmer, surfer, and slow fish's greatest fear, but to understand just how deadly a shark's bite can be, researchers at Cornell University wanted to study the cutting power of various sharks' teeth. So they did what any mad scientist would: build a saw blade covered in shark's teeth, attach it to a… » 1/19/15 10:14am 1/19/15 10:14am

A Drawer Full of Kitchen Tools Is Hiding In This Fake Potted Plant

Everyone has that one drawer in their kitchen full of random tools and accessories that have no where else to call home. And finding the exact one you need in that mish-mash is often almost impossible. This adorable Fruits Plant, on the other hand, keeps everything you'll need for peeling, mashing, and cutting fresh… » 1/15/15 5:00pm 1/15/15 5:00pm

I'm Aaron Blaise, Animator and Illustrator, and This Is How I Work

You may not know his name, but you've seen his work—for over twenty years Aaron Blaise worked as an animator with Disney to help create some of their most memorable characters. From Beauty and the Beast to Aladdin, The Lion King, and more, Aaron's pencil has overflowed with life. » 12/17/14 4:18pm 12/17/14 4:18pm

How to cut a goose feather into a lovely quill pen

I'm not going to lie, I don't really need to know how to cut and make a quill pen from a goose feather. No one does anymore. But! I was completely fascinated by the process of it. It's funny how he uses both vintage tools (an 1800's era quill cutting knife) with modern technology (a NYC metro card!). » 10/22/14 11:04pm 10/22/14 11:04pm

Make Meals from Scratch Using This Turntable Grater

There are some that believe that even cracking a smile in the kitchen is an insult to the culinary arts. For the rest of us, the internet's a treasure trove of fun, but often useless, gadgets for the kitchen. This DJ Grater manages to be both whimsical and useful, letting you grate cheese like you were spinning on the… » 9/16/14 1:27pm 9/16/14 1:27pm