gadgets
Candles That Light Themselves At the Push of a Button Are Perfect Overkill

A cheap, £10 barbecue lighter is an easy and safe way to light a candle. But if you demand maximised convenience for every aspect of your life, the Lumos Candle will automatically light its own wick for you, its creators say, with a simple push of a button. It’s technology for technology’s sake, and the best kind of overkill for the gadget-obsessed. Read More >>

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A Single Cable Promises to Charge Your iOS and Android Devices

Back in 2014, we were duly impressed with the inCharge, which made it easy to keep a tiny emergency USB charging cable on your keyring. Four years later, its creators have found a way to improve the inCharge with a new version featuring a connector that works with both Lightning and microUSB ports so you don’t need to carry a separate cable for your non-Apple devices. Read More >>

gaming
Atari’s Retro Console Launches Pre-Orders, Quickly Crashes Indiegogo 

After several delays and a whole lot of confusion, Atari’s retro console/set-top box thing is available for pre-order. We finally have more details on what this thing can do and apparently more people are hyped up about it than we expected. On Wednesday afternoon, Indiegogo was struggling to keep up with the influx of traffic. Read More >>

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3D Headphones Startup Shutters, Leaving Backers Empty-Handed and Distinctly Poorer

Ossic, the company developing the Ossic X over-ear headphones designed primarily for virtual reality headsets, has ceased production after failing to deliver pre-orders to crowdfunding backers and is shutting down “effective immediately.” While Ossic blames lack of demand for its niche product (in addition to manufacturing difficulties), the company sure did raise a lot of money with its headphone concept, and to say people are a bit annoyed they aren’t getting their fancy cans anytime soon is an understatement. Read More >>

space
Upcoming Video Series Explores the Retro-Futuristic Space Colonies of NASA Artists

There’s a new documentary series in development called Artist Depiction about NASA artists and their visions for the future. Or, in many cases, their past visions of the future. And it all looks incredible. Read More >>

gadgets
Cursed Throwable Camera Is Finally Dead After Six Years of Toil

In a time when your average smartphone can capture immersive 360-degree photos using a clever app, how can consumers justify spending £460+ on a spherical camera that does the same thing? It turns out they can’t, which is why the creators of the Panono have filed for bankruptcy, and are in the process of selling off the company’s assets. Read More >>

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These Crowdfunded Nintendo Switch Docks Are Just Rebranded USB-C Adaptors

The Nintendo Switch seems like it could be the perfect portable gaming console—were it not for the bulky dock required to connect it to a TV. That’s why gamers have gotten excited about a pair of compact Switch HDMI adaptors currently being crowdfunded, but you might be better off spending your money elsewhere. Read More >>

crowdfunding
This Is It: The World’s Most Pointless Gadget

There's a lot of weird stuff being crowdfunded by people with too much time on their hands, but it still baffles us what some people will spend their money on. Like Revolt, a 'Multicolored LED Fidget Spinner,' which is literally just a little light-up thing that spins. Read More >>

dogs
A Carpet Cleaning Company Made A Wet Hoover For Dogs

If you know the name Bissell at all, it's probably from their range of carpet cleaners, hoovers and floor sweepers. In other words, they do things for floors. Read More >>

design
Lego Tape is a Game Changer

It's finally happened. We have peaked as a species. This is it, this is the best we are ever going to do. Nothing will beat Lego tape. Read More >>

mechanical keyboards
Lofree Is The Mechanical Keyboard Of Wannabe Writers’ Dreams

There's something about typing on a mechanical keyboard that gives you a feeling of being a Proper Writer. Whether it's the typewriter-like clickety-clicking or just the general feeling that you're really exercising your fingers, it definitely feels better to write on one. Even if it's just a tweet. Read More >>

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UK Entrepreneur Crowdfunds Safety Handlebars After Almost Knocking Down Cyclist

Bike safety is something everyone gets pretty worked up about, from the cyclists risking their lives on terrifying London junctions to the drivers who have flashbacks of nearly hitting one. Read More >>

crowdfunding
Someone’s Crowdfunding A Dildo Selfie Stick

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the Hall of Bad Ideas our latest inductee: the Sexfie Stick. Read More >>

business
96 Companies Just Told Trump Where He Can Shove His Muslim Ban

Last night, 96 companies filed a legal briefing that objects to President Trump’s Muslim ban. But they’re not just doing it because it’s the right thing to do. The filing makes it clear that Trump is disrupting business. Read More >>

iphone
A Bulky iPhone Case With a Built-in Charger and Cord Just Might Be Brilliant

Until Apple stops chasing thinner iPhone designs at the cost of battery life, trying to find a way to keep your device charged will just be a way of life. But if you don’t mind adding a little bulk to your smartphone, a new iPhone case will ensure you can always be charging whenever an outlet is nearby. Read More >>