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2001: A Space Odyssey

50 years ago, Stanley Kubrick's <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> turned what was capable in film on its head. Revolutionizing special effects, telling a story …

Kindling Cracker

Designed by a school-aged kid looking to keep her digits intact by avoiding axes, the cast iron Kindling Cracker can easily create ideal …

kindling

5 All-time Favourite Classic Mercedes Benz Automobiles

Unlike middle-aged women in Hollywood, Mercedes-Benz cars age gracefully. No nips, tucks, or tweaks of any kind are needed on the beautiful facades …

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes Motoring

Cruising around with Mercedes Motoring owner J.G. Francis, we learned plenty about preserved Mercedes-Benzes. With a strong passion for the brand, Francis and his team search the country for vintage Mercedes-Benzes from the '60s to '80s, and then bring them to his Glendale, CA shop to preserve …

Use Your Car to String up Your Hammock - Technabob

Hammocks are a great way to relax, whether in your backyard or when you are camping. But what if you can’t find two good trees to string your hammock …

Gear & Gadgets

The Quadsaw Lets Your Drill Cut a Square Hole - Technabob

Drills make round holes. That’s just the way it is. You can’t drill a square hole with a drill. Or can you? Yes you can, and without reaching for the …

Supercharge Your System with WD Blue + Green SSDs - Technabob

If you’re still running traditional hard drives or first generation SSDs on your computer, you owe it to yourself to upgrade to a new SSD. Today’s …

Compensation

Airblock Programmable Modular Drone: Flying Bots Assemble! - Technabob

Most drones come in a fixed form, and are pretty inflexible. The Airblock is a modular drone that encourages experimentation. It’s easy to assemble …

Your First Look at the Mercedes-Benz Pickup Truck

Look for the full reveal next Tuesday.<p>Last year, when Mercedes announced its plans to build a pickup truck, we were as surprised as anyone else. Technically, the G63 AMG 6x6 was a truck, but it was built in tiny numbers. Mercedes has built work vans for a number of years, but a pickup would be …

How Hackers Wrecked the Internet Using DVRs and Webcams

Smart home gadgets—not computers—likely did the bulk of the nefarious work today.<p>The internet was on shaky footing for the better part of Friday thanks to a large-scale attack on a company that runs a large portion of crucial internet infrastructure. It's still too early to know exactly who is …

Hard Crash-Landing May Have Wrecked Europe's Mars Probe

Pictures taken by a NASA satellite show a black spot where the Schiaparelli lander was meant to touch down Wednesday.<p>Scientists say Europe's experimental Mars probe has hit the right spot but may have been destroyed in a fiery ball of rocket fuel because it was traveling too fast.<p>Pictures taken by …

Space

Aer Is a Giant Dart That Lets You Safely Throw Your GoPro - Technabob

These days, shooting aerial video is getting easier and easier with drones like the GoPro Karma and DJI Mavic Pro. The price is steep for some at …

Drones

Flybrix lets you create toy drones with Lego bricks

Flybrix is piggybacking on a toy-making giant to let kids build drones using Lego bricks. Now you don’t need to use your imagination to see your Lego creations fly.<p>Aimed at kids ages 14 and older, the drone is “crash-friendly” and rebuildable because the parts are made of Legos.<p>The product comes …

Ghost Robotics' Minitaur Quadruped Conquers Stairs, Doors, and Fences and Is Somehow Affordable

This robot uses innovative direct-drive motors to go pretty much anywhere Photo: Ghost RoboticsGhost Robotics' Minitaur quadruped robot. Bipedal and …

Robotics

The Tetris Effect

It's one of the most well known video games ever, and in The <i>Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World</i> the story surrounding the game's rise …

Retrogaming

Wazer Waterjet Cutter

Traditional waterjets are huge, expensive, and a pain to maintain. The Wazer Waterjet Cutter is none of those. Able to sit on most desktops or work …

Carbon Fiber

This Nike Shoebox Is Actually a Safe - Technabob

You can buy safes that look like all kinds of things: soda cans, shaving cream, etc. The idea is to hide your valuables in something that looks not …

Riley the Robot Has Tank Treads, Speakers, and a Mic - Technabob

I like robots, and I like stuff that I can control remotely that will help me facilitate pranks on my unsuspecting family. I think Appbot Riley would …

Deal: MicFlip Fully Reversible Micro USB Cable - Technabob

It’s a decidedly first-world problem, but one that’s still really annoying. You go to plug your phone in by the side of the bed, and the stupid Micro …

Micro USB

New Nintendo Book Looks Like a Giant NES Game Cartridge - Technabob

<i>Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics</i> is a new book from strategy-guide publisher Prima Games. It is coming this November, which is great because …

Beastgrip Pro Turns Your Smartphone into a Pro Camera - Technabob

Smartphones these days have remarkable cameras, but they aren’t shaped like a camera, so they aren’t easy to control while shooting, especially when …

Mobile Photography

Hyperkin Smart Boy to Launch in December for Android - Technabob

Remember that Hyperkin Smart Boy case thingy that we saw last year? It was a case that slid onto an iPhone and turned it into a GameBoy from the …

Retrogaming

Pong Table

The first arcade game to be based on a real-life sport, Pong has now gone full-circle, entering the real world in this Pong Table. Created by Daniel …

Arcade Games

Married friends pretending to feel sorry for divorced man

<b>THE married friends of a recently divorced man are trying very hard to sound like they feel sorry for him, it has emerged.</b><p>Stephen Malley, 36 from …

Nick Barclay's Abstract Movie Posters

Sydney-based art director Nick Barclay branches outside his traditional covers and spreads for international magazines and political campaigns for something a little more playful. In his latest endeavor, the designer has re-imagined classic film posters, applying an interesting circular twist on …

Street Fighter II World Warrior Travel Posters: Capcom Street View - Technabob

Fro Design Company turned the stages in <i>Street Fighter II</i> into a series of beautiful 18″x 24″ travel posters. The illustrations don’t copy the entire …

Could IBM’s ‘Macromolecule’ Be The End Of All Viruses?

Viruses are an enormous problem right now. Zika is spreading in South America. Ebola is an ever-present worry in Africa. And they’re evolving all the time to resist antivirals and medical treatments. So IBM has decided to create something that they can’t evolve around: The Macromolecule.<p>Virus Vs. …

Public Health

Pavilion Speaker

Bluetooth speakers tend to find themselves in the midst of our lives — on dinner tables, kitchen counters, the edge of a bathtub. So it's important …

Rechargeable Batteries

Pictar iPhone Camera Grip

Every year, the camera in your iPhone gets better. Every year, the controls stay the same. Take full advantage of your most used camera with the …

Batteries