• Here’s how to make The Boring Company’s flamethrower

    Here’s how to make The Boring Company’s flamethrower

    Obligatory disclaimer: Don’t be dumb. What follows is a video showing high level instructions on how to build a nearly exact copy of The Boring Company’s flamethrower. Basically, gut this $125 Airsoft gun and insert a propane torch. The total bill of goods should be under $200, well under the $500 The Boring Company was charging until it sold out of the 20k units. As many pointed… Read More

  • NFL teams will now be fined for posting videos and GIFs during games

    NFL teams will now be fined for posting videos and GIFs during games

    The NFL just announced a new social media policy that is about as anti-fan friendly as it gets. According to league memos obtained by ESPN, the league’s social media policy (which takes effect tomorrow) effectively bans all video-based social media during games. First, it restricts them from going live on apps like Facebook Live or Periscope during or after the game. Previously… Read More

  • Stocking Stuffer: Fake pregnancy test

    I’m just reporting, of course, so let’s not kill the messenger. Don’t think of this fake pregnancy test as a cruel/hilarious joke to play on your significant other but as more of a relationship barometer. Read More

  • Breathe easy, friends – Pantone has finally announced the 2010 color of the year

    Geez make us wait FOREVER, Pantone! You have no idea how excited I was to see amongst the near-endless list of press releases this morning that PANTONE HAS FINALLY ANNOUNCED THE COLOR OF THE YEAR FOR 2010!!! Read More

  • Steering wheel table increases productivity, fast food intake

    Perhaps your job has you driving miles and miles and miles in a relatively straight line. You might as well rig your steering wheel up with a surface suitable for eating, computing, and playing solitaire. Whup, wait, scratch the solitaire. You can play solitaire on your computer instead — the computer that rests on this $25 Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray. Read More

  • PooTrap: For people who shouldn't own dogs in the first place

    No, no, no, no, no, no, no. No. This is the PooTrap, an elaborate apparatus that you strap to your dog. It holds a bag in place right about where the you-know-what comes out of the you-know-where. It costs between $30 and $40 depending on the size of your dog. Read More

  • Girl falls down manhole while texting, lawsuit pending

    Only marginally less hilarious than the man who ran into a tree while Twittering comes this story of a Staten Island teen who fell into a manhole while texting. Her story isn’t quite as funny because she’s suing the Department of Environmental Protection for leaving the manhole uncovered and unattended. Read More

  • DDR-style alarm clock forces you to finger-dance first thing in the morning

    If you enjoy being frustrated and agitated first thing in the morning, then you’ll appreciate this DDR-style alarm clock that forces you to finger-dance various combinations on the built-in four-way pad in order to get the alarm to stop making noise. Read More

  • Retractable mouse pads aren't selling well

    The Boynq Pad2Go Retractable Mouse Pad has just been deeply discounted at Radio Shack. It’s now $3.99 down from $19.99. The Pad2Go is billed as “the ideal travel mousepad that can be stored in any type of luggage.” Know what other type of mousepad can be easily stored in luggage? Any regular mousepad. Read More

  • Refreshment, thy name is Sippin' Seat

    Mmmm, this cushion can hold liquid. How refreshing. Nothing like a cold drink on a hot summer day. Or perhaps a drink that used to be cold but is now hot because you’ve been sitting on it for a couple hours. Read More

  • Microsoft wants to change 'netbook' to 'low cost small notebook PC'

    Digitimes is reporting that “Microsoft plans to redefine mini-notebooks that Intel has categorized as netbooks with a new term — low cost small notebook PC.” Oh that’s much simpler, thank you. Read More

  • Channel your inner Zack Morris with the 'Brick Style Mobile Phone Holder'

    Miss the 80’s? Me neither. If you have a friend or loved one who does, though, perhaps you should buy them this Zack Morris-style cell phone holder. Yes, it’s a cell phone holder that looks like a gigantic old-school cell phone from the decade that time, common sense, and style forgot. Read More

  • Smittens: World’s dumbest mittens

    These mittens are called “Smittens” because they’re mittens for lovers. Your outside hands will be free to grab, poke, and point at things, while your inside hands will be locked together inside a single mitten so you can interlock your fingers while you stroll about your favorite small town and/or scenic forest trail – awwww! Read More

  • For the child who’s not spoiled enough, there’s the $480 Porsche sled

    If you constantly find yourself with a backache caused by sitting on all of the $100 bills in your wallet, you might consider dropping $526 on a sled made by Porsche. Read More

  • ‘Netbook’ trademarked already, we’re all doomed

    Whuh oh. Looks like every utterance of the word “netbook” might come under fire from Psion Technologix, makers of such fine blast-from-the-past products as the Revo. Read More

  • You disappoint me, America: $10,000 worth of iPhone farting apps sold (so far)

    Way to go, America. Since Apple loosened its grip on the App Store some $10,000 worth of farting apps have been sold. That may not be the reason why “they” hate us, but it’s reason enough for me to be disappointed in you today. Congrats. Read More

  • ‘The Hills’ breaks down the Large Hadron Collider

    Sigh… Above, please reference what girls between the ages of 10 and 30 think is cool. Also, as it happens, the same reason MTV will be blocked from every TV in the Aamoth household if I ever have a daughter. Transcription to follow for those of you who can’t access YouTube at work… Read More

  • Dumb: Clergyman gets caught leering at porn using church computers

    A Swedish clergyman is in a bit of hot water after it was discovered that he used the church’s computers to download an insane amount of pornography. I bring this up because A) it’s funny and B) it’s yet another reminder to compute responsibly. Surfing whatever it is that tickles your fancy in the privacy of your own home, and without dumb script kiddies eavesdropping on… Read More

  • Analyst predicts computer mouse dead in 3-5 years

    Gartner analyst Steve Prentice has predicted that the computer mouse will become a thing of the past over the next 3-5 years. "The mouse works fine in the desktop environment but for home entertainment or working on a notebook it’s over," he said. In other news, “my ass.” Prentice cites such groundbreaking interface devices like the Guitar Hero controller and… Read More

  • Great Moments in Non-Greatness: No Dell netbook until 'later this summer' because of the keyboard

    Some reporters (not me) met in Austin, Texas at Dell’s headquarters to hear about a bunch of stuff that’s going to be happening over the coming months. Most notably were some scant details about Dell’s netbook that’s supposed to be released this year. APC is reporting that members of Dell’s staff “refused to elaborate on the hardware specs, target price or… Read More