No matter how many more times DeNiro plays guys like old man Focker, his performance in Taxi Driver remains golden. And now nearly 40 years after the movie’s debut, Taschen is releasing a 400-page photography book featuring never-before-published still images from Taxi Driver’s production, shot by “special photographer” Steve Shapiro.
Daddy is so busy he doesn’t even have time to scrape the black char off the barbecue before tossing on the steaks. Enter the Grillbot, a robotic grill cleaner. Push the button and watch its 3 wire brushes work while saving your bicep strength for those 12-ounce curls.
The 3Doodler pen takes drawing and doodling into the third dimension. Like a handheld 3D printer, this pen extrudes a heated, quick-drying ABS plastic allowing you to take your artistic creations from flat surfaces into the air to become 3D objects. Instead of a lowly “doodler” suddenly, you’re a “sculptor.”
Don’t worry you won’t have to read this book because actually, it’s a light. A lamp: bright enough for reading, ambiance, & hunting in the back of the closet. Its unique fold-up design also makes it super portable. Open it anywhere or mount it instantly on metal surfaces with the magnets that are built into the covers.
Ultra-Ever Dry is a waterproof coating that repels almost any liquid as well as dirt, dust, and most forms of muck, oil, scunge, mud, & the like. It also prevents ice build up by repeling the water before it can freeze. Use it to protect and extend the life of tools, equipment, hardware, lumber—pretty much anything you want to keep dry. Peek at the video – it’s insane.
iPhone accessories are so last week. And probably next week, too, so this week here’s one for Google’s Android-powered iPhone alternative, the Nexus 4. It’s a wireless QI charger that holds your device in comfortable viewing position while recharging to full power in 4 hours.
A lightweight, portable campstove that burns wood instead of fossil fuel. That’s cool. It’s also an off-grid USB charging station. Even better. And now the BioLite campstove gets one more genius point for this new attachment that turns it into a packable backcountry barbecue grill. Cue the meat.
Mophie finally put their juice pack on a diet. The new Helium case/backup power supply for your iPhone 5 will extend battery life by 80% but won’t feel like a brick in your pocket. It’s leaner and lighter and looks much happier now that it lost the weight.
This weather forecasting apparatus couldn’t be any less accurate than your local weather service, and unless your local meteorologist has globes this big, you may find the Tempo Drop more interesting to look at. Inside the clear glass orb water, camphor, and ethanol react to changes in external pressure signaling upcoming weather events.
Maybe putting your phone inside this case made of vegetable tanned leather and recycled wool felt will help you break your habit of picking it up every 15 seconds and staring at the screen. Probably not though.