Anki Overdrive is the latest version of the popular adult toy-set Anki Drive racing game that uses cars with Artificial Intelligence driven by your smartphone. Due out in September, Overdrive features new cars & a modular, snap-together track,
The “big ideas” that get scrawled on the white board during the meeting usually go nowhere. But now they might. The Smart Marker streams notes straight from the whiteboard to your digital device allowing you to edit, organize, & share them.
Founding member of the Grateful Dead & the drummer for every one of their over 2,300 concerts, Bill Kreutzmann was center-stage for over 30 years in one of America’s most legendary bands. In this new book, he offers up full disclosure on life with the Dead—or as much of it he could recall considering all the drugs.
Most camp lanterns draw insects in from the darkness but the Repellent Lantern is designed to do the opposite. It creates a 15’ x 15’ zone of protection from biting pests like mosquitoes & No-See-Ums using butane cartridge refills and repellent “mats” that emit a synthetic copy of the natural repellent found in chrysanthemums.
France’s Meccano Home has created a collection of bright, colorful modular furniture that you configure & build yourself. The various tables, chairs, & desk modules are sold in easy-to-assemble kits.
Sixteen years of market research later & Heinz finally teamed up with the only sauce in America that rivals the popularity of ketchup. Now, they’ve combined the 2 into one, as condiment experts like us have been doing on our own since pretty much forever. The name: Sriracha Ketchup.
This book is a raw, first-hand look into the life of America’s private paramilitary warriors and their highly secretive work around the world. Written by Jamie Smith, a founding director of Blackwater & a paramilitary contractor with more than 20 years of operations in war-torn hotspots, this is no Brian Williams report, this is the real deal.
Too many drones die on their maiden voyage but the Hiro Action Sports Airframe is built for battle—so you can actually figure out how to fly it instead of reducing it to a scatter of plastic shrapnel in 11 seconds flat. This tough quadcopter case is designed with hard impact in mind: everything but the motors and propellers are encased in hard plastic.
The Tough XL from Fugoo is both bigger & tougher, two great features for a portable Bluetooth speaker. It’s mud-, snow-, water- & shockproof. It also features 8 acoustic drivers, 3 control buttons, a portable hand strap and a USB port you can use to charge your phone.
Tuna Knobs are small conductive dials that give touchscreen DJ & music-making apps a tactile feel & control that makes mixing feel more real. They work with apps from Korg, iDJ2GO, TouchAble, Lemur, TouchOSC, and many more. Another funded Kickstarter project.