You Can Rearrange the Letters and Spell Out Any Message On This Scrabble Tile Rack Lamp

The most effective way to tell your co-workers you don’t want to be bothered is to close your office door. But if you’re stuck in cubicle purgatory, that’s not an option. Instead, try this Scrabble tile rack desk lamp that lets you spell out seven-letter warnings like ‘GO AWAY’, ‘NOT NOW’, or other, blunter messages if your office lets you get away with it. Read More >>

This Plug Senses Outlets and Glows So You Never Have to Shock Yourself Again

Blindly reaching under your desk to find an available outlet to plug in your dying laptop is never a safe idea—I’ve had it go wrong... it was not pleasant. Reaching for a torch is a safer approach, but Ten One Design’s new Stella plug is an even better one. It’s got its own built-in torch that only turns on when electricity is detected nearby, illuminating the outlet and reducing the risk of getting shocked.. Read More >>

Adobe Squeezed the Best Parts of Its Video Editing Suite into a New Mobile App

Adobe has embraced mobile photo editing with open arms, releasing robust apps like Lightroom for processing and perfecting your images on a phone. It hasn’t been quite as committed when it comes to mobile support for video production, which is why it’s nice to see its four-year-old Premiere Clip app being eclipsed by its new Project Rush which merges parts of Premiere, After Effects, and Audition into an all-in-one video app that lets producers master videos right from a mobile device. Read More >>

Nvidia Is Using AI to Perfectly Fake Slo-Mo Videos

One of the hardest video effects to fake is slow motion. It requires software to stretch out a clip by creating hundreds of non-existent in-between frames, and the results are often stuttered and unconvincing. But taking advantage of the incredible image-processing potential of deep learning, Nvidia has come up with a way to fake flawless slow motion footage from a standard video clip. It’s good thing The Slo-Mo Guys both have day jobs to fall back on. Read More >>

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An Amazon Shipping Box Turned Into a Knife Will Give You the Worst Paper Cut Imaginable

How many times have you accidentally given yourself a papercut after excitedly tearing open a delivery from Amazon? As Japan’s most resourceful knife maker demonstrates, those papercuts could be a lot worse if you spend hours painstakingly turning those cardboard boxes into a razor-sharp chef’s knife. Read More >>

VR Shoes Were Thankfully Not the Best Hardware We Saw At E3

There were rumours of a PlayStation 5 and news on the next generation of Xbox, but this E3 was ultimately pretty light on the cool hardware. We knew that was the case given the sheer amount of VR accessories most of us can’t or won’t use any time soon. Read More >>

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Just Watching Video of This Dizzying, Spinning Ride Is Making Me Want to Puke

Every summer, amusement parks compete to lure visitors with bigger, faster, and more terrifying thrill rides. This year, Six Flags Great Adventure in the US state of New Jersey is hoping that people will actually line up to ride its new Cyborg Cyber Spin that churns stomachs along three different axes. Read More >>

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Mad-Scientist Dad Just Won Father’s Day By Building His Son a Jet-Powered Scooter

What was the best thing your parents ever built for you? A treehouse? Maybe a go-kart? I’m afraid their efforts pale in comparison to the jet-powered scooter Colin Furze built for his son who finally has a definite answer to the question, “which parent do you love the most?” Read More >>

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You Can Build This Cardboard Darth Vader Costume in Less Time Than It Takes to Watch Star Wars

When October 30th rolls around, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a memorable, last-minute Halloween costume that will just end up hanging in the back of your closet the rest of the year. A Japanese stationery brand has created a cheap, build-it-yourself cardboard alternative that still looks like you spent a lot of time on your Darth Vader costume. Read More >>

The Invisible Radio Waves All Around Us Let MIT’s New AI See People Right Through Walls

The information age has generated far more data than humanity can ever hope to manually process, but with the help of artificial intelligence, that avalanche of data is now revealing itself to be far more useful than we ever thought possible. The omnipresent wireless signals that keep us connected can now be used like X-rays to see and track the movements of people, even when hidden behind walls. Read More >>

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Talented Hacker Turns Amazon’s Alexa Into Lando’s Sass-Talking L3-37 Droid

One of the best parts of Solo: A Star Wars Story is Lando Calrissian’s piloting droid, L3-37, who’s been uniquely pieced together and upgraded from parts of other droids. Patrick Stefanski has essentially done the same thing to turn Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant into a desktop version of L3-37 who answers to your beck and call. Read More >>

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It’s OK To Be Jealous of This Toddler’s Magnificent Star Wars Sandcrawler Toy Box

I always assumed I wasn’t the kind of person who’d be willing to take candy from a baby. A lollipop is easy to resist, but this epic toy box built to look like a miniature Star Wars Sandcrawler? Someone distract Matthew Regonini’s son so I can sneak this wonderful creation into my trunk. Read More >>

Now You Can Play the Switch With Just the Most Adorable Controller Ever

Playing classic 8-bit side-scrollers with a touchscreen is awful, so 8BitDo’s releasing an updated version of its tiny, keychain-sized Zero gamepad with support for the Nintendo Switch, and motion controls, so it should be easier to be perpetually prepared for any retro gaming emergency. Read More >>

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The Hypnotic Wavy Fins on This Swimming Alien-Like Robot Make It Agile as Hell

Replicating the complicated muscle structure that allows fish to wiggle their bodies and dart through the water is no easy feat. But not every underwater creature moves that way. Cuttlefish instead use long fins that undulate in waves to propel themselves, which is an approach that robotics maker Festo found relatively easy to replicate. Read More >>

This Computer Actually Works Better With Windows

Wyatt Little has designed the first computer that performs much better with Windows — and lots of sunlight. In many ways, this Little Computer Planter is vastly superior to your laptop. There’s no email to deal with, no internet, no Twitter, and it will turn the CO2 you exhale with every saddened sigh into life-giving oxygen. Read More >>