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Finally, a Pair of Waterproof Chucks That’ll Survive a Soaking

Finally, a Pair of Waterproof Chucks That'll Survive a Soaking

Converse's All Star Chucks have such an iconic design that they can even be paired with a formal suit without fashion critics batting an eye. Unfortunately they're mostly designed for casual wear, nothing adventurous, but that's why Converse is releasing a couple of limited edition pairs that have been upgraded with Polartec fabric that lets the canvas sneakers easily shrug off a soaking.

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Andrew Liszewski

September 19th

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Finally, a Pair of Waterproof Chucks That’ll Survive a Soaking

Finally, a Pair of Waterproof Chucks That'll Survive a Soaking

Converse's All Star Chucks have such an iconic design that they can even be paired with a formal suit without fashion critics batting an eye. Unfortunately they're mostly designed for casual wear, nothing adventurous, but that's why Converse is releasing a couple of limited edition pairs that have been upgraded with Polartec fabric that lets the canvas sneakers easily shrug off a soaking.

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Andrew Liszewski

September 19th

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An App That Tells You How Obsessed You Are With Checking Your Phone

An App That Tells You How Obsessed You Are With Checking Your Phone

Deep down you know you have a problem with obsessively checking your phone for status updates, messages, emails, and countless other distractions. But do you really know how often you check it? A simple free app called Checky will keep count for you, but first you'll want to make sure you really want to know the harsh truth.

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Andrew Liszewski

September 19th

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Meet the Man Who Designed Ghostbusters’ Most Iconic Props in Two Weeks

If you're spending millions of dollars to make a movie, it seems like it would only make sense to make sure everything is ready for day one of filming, right?. Apparently Hollywood doesn't work that way, because as the designer of Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters reveals in this fun interview, they only started building the now iconic props two weeks before filming began.

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Andrew Liszewski

September 19th

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3D Printing Just Wireframe Models Can Vastly Speed Up Prototyping

When 3D printing technologies were first adopted for manufacturing decades ago, they were referred to as rapid prototyping machines because compared to old methods, they were able to churn out parts with remarkable speed. But even today's 3D printing technology has room for improvement, and a new technique that involves printing only simple wireframe models should expedite the earliest stages of prototyping a new product.

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Andrew Liszewski

September 19th

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A Nut-Cracking Hammer That Stops Shell Shrapnel

A Nut-Cracking Hammer That Stops Shell Shrapnel

Although the nutcracker seems like an outdated piece of technology given you can buy nuts with the shells already removed, a small chunk of the population seems to still prefer doing it themselves. So nutcracker makers keep plying their trade, coming up with better and better designs, like this satisfying hammer that prevents shattered shells from becoming dangerous projectiles.

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Andrew Liszewski

September 19th

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Conan Thinks Apple Should Have Released an All-Encompassing U2-Remover

Despite how edgy and "punk rock" U2 thinks burdening millions of iPhones with its latest album was, there was still enough public outcry for Apple to create a custom tool to get that "music" off a user's device. But did Apple go far enough? Conan thinks it shouldn't have stopped at just getting U2 off your phone.

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Andrew Liszewski

September 19th

Apple

A Jacket That Protects You From Germs on Public Transit

A Jacket That Protects You From Germs on Public Transit

The growing bedbug issue on New York's subways sounds pretty awful, but you know what's worse? All the parasites and invisible germs you don't see while taking public transit. You might as well be rolling around in a petri dish when you step on a bus, unless you've got protection. Say, gallons of hand sanitizer, or Betabrand's new germ-fighting transit jacket.

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Andrew Liszewski

September 18th

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This All-Seeing AC Unit Can Spot Room Obstacles and Blow Around Them

This All-Seeing AC Unit Can Spot Room Obstacles and Blow Around Them

It seems like those of us on the American side of the Pacific ocean are missing out on some fantastic innovations in air conditioning. In Japan, Hitachi is introducing a new wall-mounted unit packed with cameras and sensors that's able to redirect its chilly blasts towards people, parts of a room that are too warm, and even around obstacles.

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Andrew Liszewski

September 18th

Gadgets

Drop $400 on a BTTF Mr. Fusion and Never Pay For Plutonium Again

Drop $400 on a BTTF Mr. Fusion and Never Pay For Plutonium Again

Unless you turned your daughter's room into a nuclear reactor after she went off to college, you're probably stuck paying the exorbitant market price for plutonium. It's obscene, but the folks at Diamond Select Toys might have a solution. For $400 they'll sell you a Mr. Fusion unit, just like the one used to power the time machine in the Back to the Future movies, solving all of your energy needs.

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Andrew Liszewski

September 18th

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