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A Pop-Out Wall Plug That Instantly Doubles Your Available Outlets

The number of devices in your home demanding access to power increases every year, but odds are the number of outlets available hasn’t changed since you moved in. The solution isn’t major electrical renovations, though, it’s this clever replacement wall plug that pops out to reveal two more outlets.

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Andrew Liszewski

January 20th

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Can You Really Hate a Selfie Stick That Cleverly Transforms Into a Smartphone Case?

It’s easy to hate selfie sticks; they’re the seedy underbelly of the camera-equipped smartphones we carry around. But it’s really hard to hate on the brilliantly-engineered Stikbox that hides a telescoping 28-inch long selfie stick on the back of your mobile device.

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Andrew Liszewski

December 17th

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Earthquake-Proof Beds Might Be the Scariest Part of a Natural Disaster

The worst way to experience an earthquake has to be waking up in the middle of the night to all that chaos. So a Chinese inventor has revealed a new and improved version of an earthquake-proof bed that supposedly helps you survive a worst case scenario—but at what cost?

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Andrew Liszewski

December 16th

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Conventional Picking Tools Won’t Work On This Shielded Lock

By now we know that even the most secure-looking locks can be easily compromised . So we should all just leave our doors open and hope for the best, right? Maybe not, because a simple design change promises to make it impossible for someone to pick tumbler locks.

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Andrew Liszewski

December 2nd

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You Won’t Immediately Toss Christmas Cards That Magically Stick To Any Surface

There’s a good chance that all those Christmas cards you’re getting ready to mail out will end up in the trash shortly after being delivered. But the novelty of a holiday card that magically sticks to any flat surface—without glue or tape—is sure to save your good tidings from a garbage bin fate.

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Andrew Liszewski

October 20th

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The Shade on These Perfectly Flat Lamps Is Just an Optical Illusion

Using the same science that makes fiber optics and modern communications possible, these ultra-flat LED lamps look like they’ve each got a shade attached to them, but it’s all just an optical illusion.

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Andrew Liszewski

September 9th

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A Nixie-Powered Wall Clock Is the Ultimate Hipster Timepiece

Before dot-matrix displays took over the known world, Nixie tubes — glass lightbulbs containing light-up tubes for the digits 0-9 — were the best way of displaying changing numbers. One designer had the bright idea of taking the Nixie tube technology (and bulbs), and building a surprisingly beautiful analog clock.

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Chris Mills

September 2nd

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Land Rover Has Come Up With a Way To Make Trailers Invisible

Driving with a trailer in tow leaves with you a gigantic blind spot directly behind your vehicle. So to make it easier to keep an eye on traffic following you, Land Rover has come up with a way to make trailers appear to be transparent using strategically placed cameras.

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Andrew Liszewski

September 1st

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This Charging Station Might Help My Cable Nightmares

Tangled cables are an unfortunate staple of my life, thanks to the five different devices I have to juice up every night. Until good wireless charging is a thing, I suspect that will never change; but this USB hub with its neat cable-management system might stave off insanity a little longer.

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Chris Mills

August 27th

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It’s Easier To Tell Time Than do Math on This Slide Rule Watch

We now live in a time where kids think of calculators as just another app. But before they were even standalone electronic devices, mathematicians and engineers had to suffice with a confusing mechanical device called the slide rule. But don’t worry, this watch is much easier to use.

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Andrew Liszewski

August 25th

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