Adam's favorite things of 2020 include the Oculus Quest 2, Elite Headstrap, and Cubism. I didn't know he was so into VR!
Here's a puzzle from Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games column, which ran for many years in Scientific American. I found it in his low-priced Dover edition anthology, My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles. Imagine that you have three boxes, one containing two black marbles, one containing two white marbles, and the third, one black marble and… READ THE REST
What's more fun than playing The Legend of Zelda? Not making Perler bead art of the characters and icons in the game, that's for sure. But Perler beading is enjoyable, in a non-creative way (unless you are using it to make art without a pattern, which makes it enjoyable and creative) . If you aren't… READ THE REST
Tim from Grand Illusions (which sells cool cabinet-of-curiosity style stuff) demonstrates the Assassin's Teapot: This teapot comes from China, and it is a trick teapot! Inside there are two separate compartments, and depending where you place your fingers – either covering one hole or covering another hole – you can get the teapot to pour… READ THE REST
For the uninitiated, bone conduction audio almost feels like magic. The concept that you can hear clean distinct music and other sounds with nothing physically filling your ears while no one else can hear a thing has a strange, vaguely sci-fi feel to it. Yet, the allure of hearing both music and the outside world… READ THE REST
Versatility isn't just an added feature in today's tech. It's now an absolute marching order. With our stash of EDC carry items growing seemingly daily, anything that gets added to your regular device rotation can't be a hyper-specialist. In fact, it not only has to serve one role with indispensable distinction, but it also better… READ THE REST
If there's anything Americans love more than guns, it's grilling. Putting the two together might be the biggest no-brainer in the engineering history of the nation. In fact, it's almost amazing that it took the world's most can-do country over 200 years to come up with one of its most logical extensions ever: the GrillGun.… READ THE REST