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Remember hoverboards? Half a million are being recalled as fire hazards

no-hoverboards1 Hoverboards! The must-have trash gadget of the holidays, now gathering dust in a million closets and garages nationwide, is being recalled in even larger numbers than before due to “a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.” Someone warn Justin Bieber! Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 6th

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Furby gets updated again for the smartphone era

Furby A good Furby doesn’t die, it just runs out of batteries. And maybe, if you’re lucky, it evolves every few years or so. Back in 2012, Hasbro brought the cuddly little iconic monster back from the toy grave with an electronic update. A few years on, the company is back with yet another major refresh to the line, aimed at an even more tech savvy consumer. Heck, it’s right there… Read More

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Brian Heater

June 30th

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I Had a Lot of Fun Repeatedly Crashing this Flying USS Enterprise (Don’t Tell Starfleet)

Having made drones easy enough for even a child to fly, Spin Master has taken one of its quadcopters—which impressed us in the past —and turned it into a flying version of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise . You don’t need any Starfleet training to take the controls, but you will want to spend a bit of time practicing piloting your starship.

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Andrew Liszewski

June 2nd

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This Build-it-Yourself Ghostbusters’ Proton Pack Is the Coolest Thing You Will See Today

You’ll get a lot more respect from other cosplayers when you can confidently say you built your own props. But for those us lacking the requisite skills to do so, Anovos has a new build-it-yourself Ghostbusters Proton Pack kit up for pre-order that ensures your results will still look movie-accurate—and not like a six-year-old’s craft project.

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Andrew Liszewski

May 11th

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The Most Beautiful Version of Monopoly Yet Celebrates Japanese Arts and Crafts

After licensing the classic board game to a company called USAopoly, there’s now a version of Monopoly for almost every fan base you can imagine. But the latest version of the game, which celebrates Japanese arts and crafts traditions, might be one of the most beautiful yet.

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Andrew Liszewski

April 22nd

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A Tiny Death Star Is the Only Reason You Should Buy a Levitating Speaker

An unknown breakthrough in consumer levitation technology has led to an influx of floating speakers that don’t sound any different, but look kinda cool—were this the mid-’80s. Before you write them off completely, someone has managed to find a way to make these novelties genuinely worthy of your desk space, as a tiny Death Star replica.

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April 15th

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Transformers Pop-Up Book Features Paper Robots That Actually Transform

Matthew Reinhart and Emiliano Santalucia have created what is easily the most impressively engineered pop-up book you’ll ever see. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the iconic Transformers toy line, it not only features pop-up paper versions of Autobots and Decepticons, but many of them also completely transform.

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April 11th

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This Website Can Teach You to Count Cards Like an MIT Math Genius

It turns out you don’t need to be an idiot savant like Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rain Man, or an MIT mathematics prodigy in order to count cards. There’s a relatively simple approach that can give you a slight advantage over the dealer when playing Blackjack, and this site can help you master it.

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April 7th

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Not Even Forrest Gump Could Survive This Ping-Pong Ball Gatling Gun

It seems like the best ping-pong players in the world have a sixth-sense for knowing exactly where the ball is going to be, often without even looking. But put them on the receiving end of slingshot-master Joerg Sprave’s new ping-pong ball gatling gun and they won’t stand a chance.

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April 7th

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Spinning top trick shots are infinitely more entertaining that you expected

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Elderly men throwing spinning tops across a room might sound like some kind of fever dream, but in actuality, it's one of the most impressive things you're likely to see all week. In a video produced by Kuma Films, a group of Japanese men wind strings around spinning tops and then try to toss them into increasingly tough spots.

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Jacob Siegal

April 7th

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