Gadgets and Toys

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Your Own Sake Making Kit by Norse Hutchens

Traditional Japanese sake production can be complicated and exacting, but this kit makes it easy with everything you’ll need (except 1 lb. of white raisins and 2.5 lbs. of sugar) to brew multiple one gallon batches of your own sake in a hands-on exploration of ancient art and science. Hailing from Nara period Japan (8th century CE), sake is a time-honored rice “wine” steeped in Japanese culture, but you can bring a bit of this rich tradition to your kitchen without a trip to Kobe’s legendary breweries.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Orée Pebble 2 | Your Wireless Smartphone Charger, Speaker and Microphone

A smartphone wireless charger + 360° Bluetooth speaker and mic in a single block of artisanally crafted solid wood or marble. Oree Pebble 2 elegantly fits your lifestyle at home or in the office. Just place your phone on the Pebble 2 and magic happens: your phone starts charging automatically and syncs instantly via Bluetooth to the audio system built inside the Pebble. You can now enjoy rich and pristine sound on your hands-free calls and music.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

NHL 15 | Living Worlds Trailer

This new NHL 15 trailer, which is titled “Living Worlds”, EA Sports shows off some of the amazing stadiums and crowds that will feature in the upcoming game. Presentation has been a big element of EA Sports title over the last few years, with a heavy emphasis on TV-like presentation. This reaches a new level with NHL 15 and its enhancements in regards to the physical stadiums being recreated, and the crowds being simulated inside of NHL 15.

Monday, August 25th, 2014

What’s New with NBA 2K15?

2K has released the latest trailer for NBA 2K15, and while it does show a good deal of dribbling and dunking, it also showcases the game’s presentation–including the new pre-game show starring TNT’s Ernie Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The World’s First “Unstealable” Bike

As grieving cycle enthusiasts the world over know all too well, a bike is an easy target for theft. A trio of engineers from Chile have teamed up and created the prototype for a supposedly unstealable bike. Dubbed “The Yerka Project”, the cycle’s frame closes in on itself to secure the bike, meaning the only way it can be stolen is by breaking the frame itself.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Debunked | 5 Common Phone Charging Myths

When it comes to getting the most of your phone’s battery life, there are many rules to follow, but rumors and out-dated advice can make it confusing. Lithium ion smartphone batteries from major retailers like Samsung and Apple, should last between three and five years, if you take proper care of them. Follow these facts to learn how.

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Nomad Collapsible Portable Hot Tub

The Original Nomad Collapsible Tub sets up in 20 minutes and reaches a water temperature of 100º in about an hour. It’s extra portable, bring it camping or set it up in your own backyard. Grab your own today for $550.00.

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

EGOTRIPS + Bjoern Von Schulz | Sneaker Sundays

A few months ago Egotrips and artist Bjoern Von Schulz was distrubed called the “Need More” series which featured their favorite kicks. Since then they started a new project called “Sneaker Sunday” where bjoern draws one of his favorite sneakers every single Sunday and is put online for sale. The hand drawn fine art prints are limited with 100+3 and signed by the artist.

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Madden NFL 15 – Madden Season Commercial

Starring Kevin Hart and Dave Franco. Featuring Conway. Rejoice, Damian Lillard and Epic Meal Time. It’s Madden Season and friends will turn into enemies. Don’t ask why. Pre-order Madden NFL 15.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Pharrell Talks NBA 2K15 Soundtrack

Fortunately, the soundtrack to NBA 2K15 is quite impressive, due in large part to Pharrell Williams, who served as its curator. As revealed today, the tracklist includes the likes of Lorde (“Team”), The Strokes (“Under Cover of Darkness”), The Rapture (“House of Jealous Lovers”), A Tribe Called Quest (“Scenario”), Depeche Mode (“Personal Jesus”), and Clipse (“Grindin’”). As to be expected, also included are a whole bunch of Pharrell songs, such as “How Does It Feel?”, “Can I Have It Like That”, and his collaboration with Major Lazer, “Aerosol Can”. Pharrell sat down with IGN to share some insight on his decisions as he curated the NBA 2K15 soundtrack.