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Ad of the Day: How Good Is This Vacuum?

We’d like to preface this story by saying “Don’t try this at home,” but we already know somebody—probably in Ukraine—is going to seize the opportunity anyway. Having warned you, we hereby assuage our consciences.
Companies like GoPro and Samsung have made a mark on YouTube culture by using powerful demonstrations—from smart surfboards to sledding toddlers—to punt their fare. Now, LG’s jumping into the fray with something we can’t quite recall seeing before.
It partnered with 2015 U.S. Extreme Rock Climbing medalist Sierra Blair-Coyle, who, in a video that defies belief, scales a skyscraper Spiderman-style, using suctions powered by two LG Code Zero K94SGN vacuum cleaners mounted on her back:

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White Ribbon House

This family home overlooking Lake Zurich in Switzerland, has a ribbon-like surface folding its way through the home, defining the various floors. The home, designed by Evolution Design, resembles a futuristic vessel that has sailed in from the lake and found itself a natural place to dock. Continue reading

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Wooden Record Case by D Jong & Co.

Featuring two spaces for your vinyl and wooden 45 adapters (plus a trick hidden compartment), this beautifully made, simply box is perfect for only the rarest of rare records in your collection. $850

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Hands-Free Bike Bell

If you’re riding your bike on a crowded trail or path, you’re familiar with constantly have to activate your horn or yell “on your left” to everyone else on the trail. Timber’s Mountain Bike Bell makes that entire ordeal less hazardous and annoying because the cowbell design is activated automatically when the bike is in motion, so you never have to take your hands off the handlebars while riding. When you want to silence the bell completely, or adjust the volume, you just have to use the simple on/off lever. With a quick-release mount that works on handlebars from 22mm to 35mm, it’s also easy to switch the bell from one bike to another depending on what terrain you’re riding or take it with you when you lock it up. $20

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Soofa

New Yorkers will soon be able to have a seat and recharge their phone, because the city will be installing five of these special solar-powered benches, according to the New York Daily News. The benches, named Soofa, were developed by the MIT Media Lab and originally launched in Boston, but are now in 12 States and 5 countries.

So if you happen to be in New York and want to see one of the benches for yourself, they’re being installed at Highbridge Park in the Bronx and upper Manhattan.

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WRIO HEXAGONAL KEYBOARD

Smartphone keyboard keys are rectangles. Our fingertips are not. The Wrio Hexagonal Keyboard uses its unique shape and layout to better match our own physiology and increase our accuracy and speed. Its layout is based on QWERTY that, combined with the large hexagonal key shape and personalized auto correction, will boost your typing speed by up to 70%. It also incorporates gestures for even faster editing and switching, supports up to five languages at once, and has over 1,000 built-in emoji for those times when words simply aren’t enough. $2.99

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FRANK SINATRA HAS A COLD

Widely regarded as one of the best magazine articles ever written, Gay Talese’s 1966 Esquire profile of the legendary singer was a groundbreaking piece of journalism. This new edition of Frank Sinatra Has a Cold presents the article as never before. Printed in traditional letterpress, the article is illuminated further by reproductions of Talese’s manuscripts, letters, and storyboards, as well as by duotone photographs from Phil Stern, Ol’ Blue Eyes’ chosen photographer for over 40 years. It’s limited to just 5,000 numbered copies, comes with a silkscreened hardcover inside an embossed paper case, and is signed by the writer himself. €200

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‘The Force Awakens’ vinyl soundtrack is etched with holograms

If you haven’t already emptied your savings account on Star Wars memorabilia, Disney is back to tempt you once more. Another version of The Force Awakens soundtrack is on the way as a two LP set that has 3D holograms etched onto the surface of the records. Of course, you’ll need to find the proper viewing angle in order to catch a glimpse of the spinning illustrations of a TIE Fighter and the Millennium Falcon. Disney recommends that you just shine your phone’s flashlight on the vinyl to reveal the animated artwork.

Etched records aren’t a new development, but that doesn’t make them any less fun. Jack White’s so-called “Ultra LP” that was released in 2014 featured similar etched art from Infinity Light Science’s Tristan Duke. The illustrations on this new Star Wars set were also created by Duke. You’ll have to wait until June 17th to nab it from Disney’s Music Emporium or Amazon. When the time comes, expect to part with $50 to secure your copy. Continue reading

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Post-It Note Art War

Over the last few weeks, a pretty nerdy Post-It note war has been escalating on Canal Street in New York City, with ad agencies like Havas Worldwide, Horizon Media, Cake Group, Biolumina, Harrison and Star getting in on the action.

Well, Havas just went nuclear—and the shockwave could be felt for miles.

Surrender is imminent, but you can follow the battle as it unfolded on Twitter at

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AIRBUS H160 VIP

Just this week Airbus unveiled their insane luxury helicopter for the millionaires and billionaires of the world; a $22 million H160 VIP variant of the most technologically-advanced choppers in our skies today. In short, it’s a super villain lair that flies.

Each VIP is based on the H160, which is known as the world’s first all-composite civil helicopter that can cruise at speeds of up to 185 mph with a range of 500 miles. Each copter boasts seating capacity for 12 and two fuel-efficient Turbomeca Arrano turboshaft engines that provide these flying Maseratis with over 1,300 shaft horsepower. The interior is nothing short of impressive either, upholstered in rich leather with wooden and metallic features customizable to buyers specifications. Orders for these helicopters are set to begin delivery in 2018. Prototypes have been able to reach an altitude of 20,000 feet and performed turns at up to 2.2Gs. Continue reading

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