cube

22 by 22 3D-printed Rubik’s cube is almost too ridiculous to solve

Most folks struggle with the ol’ Rubik’s Cube, the puzzle that we often receive in our youth as a stocking stuffer on Christmas morning only to give up on them by the time the potato casserole comes out of the oven. Some folks can solve the puzzle at blistering speeds, like this kid who set a world record by completing a Rubik’s Cube in 4.9 seconds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh0W8E4cNkQ People like Lucas Etter can pretty much solve the...

ruggie alarm clock

Meet Ruggie: The floor mat alarm clock that forces you to stand on it to turn it off

We all know that those coffee commercials showing people waking up alert and happy and practically bouncing out of bed aren’t an accurate depiction of most people’s morning routines. A typical morning for most Americans is to wake up, hit the snooze button, wake up, hit the snooze button, and so on, until the inevitable can’t be delayed any further and you finally race to the shower and out the door. And even running on...

Octocopter, copter, drone

The five worst drone fails ever

2015 was full of drones, and 2016 probably won't be any different. However, not everything always goes according to plan. Here are some of the worst drone fails we found around the internet. 5. Return to home... fail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F74VKHUwn8s Many drones have a "return to home" feature that sends the craft back to a static base if there's ever a signal issue. It just so happens that there was a huge rock between the drone and home...

LEGOs

These incredibly detailed cityscapes are made from thousands of LEGO bricks

LEGOS are an integral part to many people’s childhoods—kids use them to build robots, buildings, and entire cities. Thankfully artist Ben Hecht is keeping the trend alive into his adulthood. Hecht uses drone photography alongside multiple physical media in order to create interesting pieces of landscape art. The first step requires taking his quadcopter high above the city to snap an aerial view of his subject. He’s calling the series Urbicus and it’s coming back...

drone light painting

The world’s first drone-based light painting will get you in the Christmas spirit

Light painting is a technique that creates some really interesting videos, and a German technology company recently became the first to apply the technique to the sky using the latest and greatest drone technology. Behold the world’s first drone-based light painting: The Christmas Edit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLCFCCEC19CD900D88&v=2T4mw5Qe4jE Light painting is a photography technique that uses moving lights and a camera set to long-exposure mode to create designs in the frame. Dragging a light across the frame leads to...

netflix

Knit yourself a pair of socks that pause your show as soon as you fall asleep

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s the time of year where we can make holiday cookies, spend time with our families, or sit around by ourselves at home binge-watching Netflix into the wee hours of the night. (Or is that just us?) Thankfully, Netflix is helping us with that last one by creating a pair of socks that will pause your show if you fall asleep, so you don't have to deal with...

tinder

True Love Tinder Robot detects your sweaty palms and swipes for you

Tinder has become one of the most popular apps to help you match with other searching singles in your area, but now, thanks to a "handy" robot, Tinder can now help you make love decisions better than you can. Using handprint-shaped sensors and an artificial hand, the True Love Tinder Robot can begin your matchmaking as easy as popping your phone into a new case, or in this case, the mechanoid’s phone cradle. According to CNET, if...

lego icing machine

This LEGO icing machine decorates Christmas cookies better than you ever could

Do you think that icing all those holiday cookies is a chore? Thankfully, a creative solution is available using only some LEGO bricks and a bag of icing. Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks has a YouTube channel dedicated to creating the most interesting LEGO creations using the Lego Mindstorms kit. Their most recent creation is a small robot that can decorate your holiday cookies so you don’t have to. It's also just mesmerizing to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AJYc3mPvRg I...

mailbox

Lazy people rejoice! Now you can find out what’s in your mailbox before you have to go check it

We’re living in an increasingly digital world—everything is connected to the internet and we’re relying less and less on physical media. However, snail mail is still used for some things, but it's mainly advertisements from the local grocery store or credit card solicitations you don’t care about. Maybe you'll get the occasional free sample...those are the best days. Thankfully, the US Postal Service realizes that most mail is junk and is taking steps to remedy...

vinyl lovers gift guide

The Ultimate Vinyl Lovers Gift Guide

With vinyl record sales rising by 260 percent over the last few years, and showing no signs of slowing down, odds are that there’s an old-school vinyl fanatic in your life. And that he or she could be of any age. Between new bands releasing music on vinyl, and old classics getting polished up with new mastering technologies, music lovers of all ages are hopping onto the vinyl bandwagon. Thus, we’ve teamed up with our...