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Lawnmower-powered Zamboni solves a classic Canadian problem

A gang of good old boys from Estey’s Bridge, N.B., who were looking for a faster and easier way to clear off the community’s outdoor skating rink …

Atari Table Pong cleverly re-creates the classic video game using physics

The nostalgia wave was strong at CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. I got a taste of it when I saw Atari Table Pong, a mechanical and digital table game in which you spin foam paddles to play.<p>It’s sort of like an air hockey table, with the action taking place under a glass …

Retrogaming

Crazy Russian Hacker Opens a 65 Year-Old U.S. Military Sleeping Bag in a Vacuum Sealed Can

Taras Kulakov the “Crazy Russian Hacker” released a video where he opens a 65 year-old military sleeping bag that was vacuum sealed in a metal can. …

What It's Like to Play Ping-Pong With a Robot

The first thing that I should say about FORPHEUS is that it’s gentle. The artificially intelligent Ping-Pong tutor built by Omron is not trying to …

Robotics

Zapata Flyride: Hit the barrel roll button on a flying 2-up boatercycle

The result was his original Flyboard, which strapped powerful water jets to your feet (and originally your arms, too), and was capable of rocketing …

16 'Simpsons' Life Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

<i>The Simpsons</i> has been around since the dawn of time. Sure, we give it credit for constantly predicting the future, but we always forget that it was …

11 Computer Tips and Tricks You Should Really Know About

There's bound to be at least one trick you didn't know about. Become a PC or Mac power user with our help!<p>Even though you use your computer every single day, that doesn't mean you know how to use it to its full potential. We wanted to share some tips so you can take full advantage of your Mac or PC.<p>…

Software

Create Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts to Do Anything on Windows and macOS

Keyboard shortcuts are your not-so-secret weapon in the quest to maximize your productivity and blitz through applications and webpages at top speed. …

Operating Systems

Here are some secret places at home to hide your valuables in

It seems like common sense to keep your cash in the bank and other tangible valuables in a safe at home.<p>But your safe is also probably the first …

Dark highway underpass transformed into a brilliant tunnel of light

Design studio antyRAMA collective converted a dark underpass in the city of Katowice, Poland, into a colorful neon-lit sound installation. The music …

This Wild Concept Car Puts a Gigantic Screen in the Front Seat

For years, major automotive players like Ford, Honda, and Toyota have flaunted their latest advancements in smart car technology at CES. But what may …

CES 2018: 4 Startups Aiming to Reinvent Luggage--and Make Travel Hassle-Free | Inc.com

Away was among the first startups to shake up the luggage industry in recent years, thanks to the mass appeal of its smartly and attractively designed rolling suitcases. As often happens with a breakout product, Away now has a crop of competitors--each with its own take on smart suitcases. They …

Tread Setters: 15 Wheely Cool Spare Tire Covers

[ By Steve in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]Circular spare tire covers mounted on SUVs and Jeeps double as convenient creative canvases for drivers …