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This Large Hadron Collider Umbrella Keeps You Dry With Science

As CERN's Large Hadron Collider attempts to discover unknown particles that could unravel the mysteries of our universe, this LHC-themed umbrella will help you deal with more common particles as they fall from a raincloud. Read More >>

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A Smiling Backup Battery That Gets Sad When it Loses its Charge

We've come to rely on blinking dots and obscure icons to tell when a device's battery is low, but the human face is just so much easier to read and decipher. You wouldn't want to have to flip a baby over and check a set of LEDs to see if it was happy, so the expressive face on this Mr Pow backup battery reflecting its charge level just makes sense. Read More >>

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An Erasable Whiteboard Elephant That Never Forgets Your Shopping List

Random text files can get deleted, sticky notes can go missing, but the chances that this ceramic elephant disappears from your desk are slim—who would dare steal such a thing? And that's why it makes for the perfect spot to quickly jot notes and things that need remembering. Well, that and it functions like an erasable whiteboard. Read More >>

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This Folding Knife and Spork is Plastic Cutlery Evolved

If there's one downside to a summer spent relaxing at garden parties and backyard barbecues, it's having to dine with disposable plastic cutlery. It's flimsy and it's awkward—and thanks to designer Wei Young, you'd be far better off just bringing this reusable set that folds away. Read More >>

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12 of the Best Cases to Guard Your Samsung Galaxy S5

Along with one of the biggest phone releases this year, the Samsung Galaxy S5, the usual flurry of cases are also being announced to defend your new pocket pal. With a more solid design than its predecessor and the inclusion of a waterproof and dustproof rating of IP67, there is no question that the S5 is a durable phone -- but will that stop an errant key or coin creating what might-as-well-be the Grand Canyon on the back of your phone? Read More >>

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An Axe-Shaped Tea Strainer, Because Even Lumberjacks Need a Break

Despite Monty Python's efforts to the contrary, lumberjacks are still stereotyped as the roughest, toughest folks you'll ever find in the forest. But who's to say they don't enjoy a spot of mid-afternoon tea? And what could be better suited to the task than this axe-shaped tea infuser? Read More >>

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These Cartoon Drawings are Actual Pencil Cases

It might be hard to believe, but these colourful illustrations of 3D pencil cases are just an optical illusion. They're all real pencil cases that use bold lines and strategic angles to seem like they're 3D from the right angle. Read More >>

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This is the Power Glove Oven Mitt You Want to Buy

About a year ago we brought news of a Power Glove themed oven mitt that made anyone who grew up playing the NES excited to do some baking. But that version was made of heatproof fabric and while it looked convincing enough, it can't hold a candle—or a hot tray of cookies—to this amazingly detailed silicone Power Glove oven mitt. Read More >>

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3D-Printed Adapter Turns Bamboo Skewers Into an Easy-Clean Whisk

If there's one tool that's a necessary evil in your kitchen it's the whisk. Its ability to blend and whip is matched only by its resistance to being cleaned. But if you have access to a 3D printer and a bag of bamboo skewers, this simple adapter could mean you'll never have to clean out the nook and crannies on a whisk ever again. Read More >>

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A Little Bit of Wood Panelling to Spruce Up Your iPhone

Those two little glass panels on the back of the iPhone 5 are a little silly. They look pretty cool, I guess. But what are you supposed to do if they break? It's definitely not worth getting a new phone. Well, thanks to a sympathetic designer, you now have a very pretty option: wood. Read More >>

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A One-Kilo iPhone Case Turns Texting Into a Workout

What if every call you answered, every text you sent, and every Facebook status update you posted actually worked to improve your fitness? It's kind of a ridiculous notion, but the ToneFone—which is basically the heaviest case you'll ever slap on your iPhone—offers just that. Read More >>

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Watch This Phone Screen-Protector Handle a Drill and Knives with Ease

There's nothing quite as frustrating as a deep gouge on your new phone's screen. Still, it can be hard to bring yourself to put on some stupid-looking screen protector. Unless it's as tough as this one that we attacked with a hammer. And a drill. Read More >>

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Lightsaber BBQ Tongs for the Evil Sith Grillmaster in Your Life

The Star Wars movies kind of painted the Sith as evil, unredeemable monsters. But between blowing up planets and wiping out the Jedi, even Darth Vader and the Emperor must need some R&R time, and presumably that involves the occasional BBQ where these lightsaber tongs would be invaluable. Read More >>

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InkCase Adds a Yota-Like Second E-Ink Screen to Your Smartphone

Do you like the Yota Phone's secondary e-ink display, but are not keen on the phone itself? No problem -- Singapore-based Oaxis want to put an e-Ink display on the back of every phone, with its InkCase. Read More >>

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Watch Out for These Misleading Computer Cables

Misleading cables are nothing new, but new ones are popping up all the time. The folks at Gamers Nexus detail three cables that aren't really what they seem. Read More >>

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All the Crappy Kickstarters You Shouldn't Fund in 2014

Kickstarter is great, sometimes -- it's the bringer of life to unique products like the Pebble or Oculus Rift. A side-effect, though, is an unfiltered look into what some people deem to be good ideas. Read More >>

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