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Cold weather doesn’t have to end your backyard hangout sessions. You just need to be creative. Try popping a Breeo smokeless fire pit to your backyard hangout area. There are four Breeo models to choose from (Ablaze, Zentro, Double Flame, and Luxeve). The Breeo fire pits keep smoke at a minimum by using a double-wall, secondary combustion chamber. This means that the smoke is mixed with heated oxygen causing it to reburn. No more playing musical chairs to dodge the smokey areas. The Breeo fire pits are made in Lancaster, PA and...

How to brake titanium lock with gallium

This video shows how gallium reacts with the ABUS Titalium Padlock. Pretty amazing stuff going on here. Video after the break. (more…)

Ever come home from a long days work and just two things come to mind? A  warm shower and a cold beer. This is where the Sudski ($15) comes in. The Sudski is a drink can holder (in most cases for beer) that securely grips to your shower wall surfaces. It even has drainage so it doesn’t become moldy or water filled.    ...

Ever wanted to be alerted when motion is detected in your home, office, or garage without having a traditional alarm system? I have, and surprisingly there aren’t many options without subscription based services. I don’t want to add another camera or a costly alarm system. I just want to know when someone is in my garage for example. The only decent option that tends to come up is the D-Link DCH-S150 Wi-Fi Motion Sensor ($29). The DCH-S150 plugs into a standard wall outlet and detects motion up to 26-feet (100-degree horizontal...

I am a big fan of Apple Maps now that they have gotten better and don’t send me on wild goose chases. With that said, I often find myself using the Waze app when going on longer trips or when I may be driving a bit faster than the speed limit. For those of you not familiar with the Waze app, it uses crowd sourced data to update you of a where the cops are hiding (and other things as well). Pretty cool app. The Escort Max 360C ($700) might just be the next purchase as it not only uses crowd data for spotting police but also has...

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The Nerf Rival blasters can fire foam balls at up to 70 miles per hour. Pretty awesome right out of the box. Impressive, but not enough for YouTube’s Captain Xavier, who modded his Nerf Rival with a spinning feeder and a 2,000-shot backpack. If you do the math, that is about 20 foam balls for every second. If this heavily modded Nerf Rival has the trigger held down, it will devour 2,000 rounds in just over a minute and a half. Video of Captain Xavier and his crazy Nerf gun after the break. (more…)

Taking pictures of your dog can be tricky. They can have the attention span of a gnat, unless of course there is a ball involved. This clever smartphone gadget clips on your phone without blocking the camera and holds a tennis ball which guarantees Fido’s attention. Check out some of the dog selfies that were taken with the Pooch Selfie ($12.99).       ...

 

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This beautiful knife started off its life as a bunch of spent batteries (mostly). This talented blacksmith, with tons of time on his hands, recycles old batteries and an old Maglite flashlight (for the handle) into an amazing knife. Video of this batteries to knife metamorphosis after the break. (more…)

These giant ‘Lego style’ blocks are perfect for building just about anything you can imagine; desks, new rooms, walls, chairs, tables, bars, etc… They come in 16 other standard colors and even have options for adding doors and other items. These large lego blocks are made by EverBlock and seem to be catching on for quick room additions and the like. Get your giant EverBlock’s here.    ...

If you have ever had a freezing cold night of sleep while camping you know the value of this headed camping mat. The EURO Blackcan Heat Camping Mat ($389) is perfect for extreme outdoor conditions. The EURO Blackcan system works without external power supplies and can work in windy and rainy conditions. It is powered by butane gas canisters and can work for over 24-hours before needing a refill. ...