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The ATHENA laser weapon can take down aircrafts, and just about anything else, in just a few quite seconds. This futuristic Star Wars like weapon was developed for the US military by Lockheed Martin. As long as there is a power source the weapon can continue to fire. In other words, it is a gun that never runs out of ammunition. The Lockheed Martin ATHENA (Advanced Test High Energy Asset) can be mounted on boats, vehicles, and more. How does it work? On the most basic level, ATHENA destroys threats with heat. It is similar to when folks...

If you drive a car, it is only a matter of time before a rock gets kicked up and leaves a nice chip or crack on your windshield. Such is life I suppose. Normally when you get a chip in the windshield glass (often called a bullseye, star, or crack) it is an expensive repair or a call to the insurance company. That is no longer the case with this inexpensive windshield chip repair kit at just $8. Read the instructions first and watch a couple of videos before...

BioLite FirePit In Action

We are big fans of the BioLite CampStove 2 and have used it on several trips with great results. The BioLite FirePit $199 (currently on Kickstarter with May 2018 shipping) continues on the tradition of air injected conbustion. This is BioLite’s biggest oven/stove system yet, perfect for sitting around as a campfire or cooking with wood or charcoal. All this goodness with less smoke and a more efficient fire. Sign me up. More after the break. (more…)

Posted on Sep 13 2017 - 10:23am by gchoe
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That is it, I am selling my legos. This guy is a level 10 and I am somewhere near a 1. Worth a watch of this quick video showing a wooden lego rollercoaster (after the page break). ...

The Honda 150SS Racer is a new concept bike, not a Honda Grom with mods. The Honda 150SS Racer was unveiled, as a concept (for now), at the Bangkok Motor Show this year. From the looks of it, the engine is from a Honda CBR150R which is a much sportier beast than the Grom’s motor. It is half retro and half modern/futuristic. Some key features of yesterday include disc style wheels, solid brake rotors, and a round headlight. On the modern side of things there is a rear mounted gyroscopic camera, a clear race number holder, and a under-body...

Another strange one from the “you can’t make this stuff up” section. Apparently Dain Yoon has too much time on her hands (get it) and made this creepy set of selfie fingernails. The hair makes them look like mini voodoo dolls to me. Either way, I hope this doesn’t become a trend. More pictures of these selfie fingernails with hair after the break. ...

Posted on Sep 8 2017 - 8:42am by Craig
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Ever wondered what happens when aluminum and mercury mix things up? Pretty cool stuff. Video after the break. ...

The crowded market of Bluetooth speakers continues to grow. Bose is adding a new speaker to their SoundLink line with a tiny/portable speaker, the SoundLink Micro ($110). The Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker is just 1.5-inches high and 3.75-inches square and weighs 0.64-pounds. We can expect to see this speaker for sale around...

Just like the augmented reality filters on your smartphone that allow you to wear glasses, hats, and other silly faces, dentists are getting in on the game. Researchers in Switzerland have developed a “virtual mirror” that allows patients to try on their new smile ahead of the surgery. This technology was created by Kapanu and is called the Kapanu Augmented Reality Engine. After the patient’s entire mouth is 3D scanned the software can begin overlay some better looking choppers. The software allows for users to see...

Apparently this is a “thing” as there are multiple manufacturers of this car tent umbrella gadget. I have yet to see one of these car tent things in the real world. For around $239 you can have a remote controlled umbrella for your car. You simply put it on the roof of your car, hit the button on the remote, watch it unfold, then strap it down. Or you could buy a car cover for $20. I’m...