Blog Profile / The Awesomer

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8Bitdo SN30/SF30 Pro Gamepads

8Bitdo’s new SN30 Pro (SNES colors) and SF30 Pro (Super Famicom colors) wireless gamepads work with a variety of gaming systems, including the Nintendo Switch, the Raspberry Pi and PCs. It has two analog sticks, four shoulder buttons, a screenshot button and more.

Bury Me with the Lo On

(PG-13: Language) Lo Life was an ’80s New York City gang obsessed with Polo clothing. Pop culture caught on and spread the craze worldwide. This retrospective from Lo Lifes’ Thirstin Howl and photographer Tom Gould is a teaser for their eponymous book.

Bee Hotel

Etsy shop Dilnahammer makes ready-to-mount wooden homes for birds and other animals. One of the shop’s most popular products are honeycomb cell “hotels” for bees, ladybugs and other small insects. They come in different combinations and colors.

Building the Leica M10

Leica Camera shares footage from their spotless factory in Wetzlar, Germany, as technicians assemble their minimal new M10 digital rangefinder cameras. They may not have the mechanical complexity of film cameras, but the craftsmanship is still impeccable.

2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Featuring cleaner styling than ever, Porsche’s performance SUV now rocks a V8 that makes 550 hp and 567 lb-ft. of torque, improved handling, does 0-to-60 in as little as 3.7s with top speed of 177 mph. The new interior looks great too, with its plethora of digital displays.

Stranger Things’ References Pt.1

Stranger Things borrows heavily from three titans of ’80s film and literature: Steven Spielberg, slasher and horror flicks, and Stephen King. ScreenPrism starts its list of the Netflix series’ references and homages with ones related to Spielberg.

Moon Levitating Camera

The Moon camera has a base that allows for magnetic levitation and wireless charging. But it’s more than a floating eye. It can rotate itself towards a source of sound, and act as a home automation controller. It even has an IR blaster to control older appliances.

LEGO Millennium Falcon Speed Build

For those of us who don’t have the time (or the money) to build the 7500+ piece LEGO 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon set ourselves, Benjamin Große has condensed the process down to a 2-minute time-lapse. Check out BrickBuilder’s 52-minute video if you want more detail.

Red Sparrow (Trailer)

(PG-13) Hot on the heels of Atomic Blonde comes Red Sparrow. Based on Jason Matthews’ eponymous spy novel, the movie stars Jennifer Lawrence as one of the products of a Russian program that trains girls to become wily and seductive secret agents.

Nigel Stanford: Automatica

Musician Nigel Stanford is accompanied by a roomful of KUKA industrial robots in the video for his dynamic electronic track Automatica. The robot arms play guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, and of course wield deadly lasers. The brief behind the scenes video is worth a watch too.

Rickrolling in Church

We suppose it’s not officially a Rickroll unless it catches you off guard, but whatever you call it, Gud Nuse’s emotionally-charged piano and electric guitar arrangement of Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up is a legitimately awesome cover version.

Alms Motorcycle Tail Bag

Alms’ 12L Cargo Tail bag is designed to be strapped over a motorcycle’s tail. It’s perfect for city riders who don’t want to wear a backpack while on their bike. It’s made of water-resistant canvas, has a rubberized base with a hidden pocket, and comes with a removable cargo net.

A History of Rap’s Triplet Flow

(PG-13: Language) From Migos to Chance the Rapper, the triplet flow has defined 2010’s rap. Vox looked at the flow’s origins and how it works. We think they missed Snoop’s point though. It’s overuse combined with mumbling that makes for a homogenous sound.

Daylight Curfew x Rick and Morty Clothes

Daylight Curfew makes officially licensed and limited edition Rick and Morty clothes and merchandise. Their latest collection includes a dope Evil Morty knit sweater and more silhouettes with the Rick and Morty x Run the Jewels logo...

Kinacoustic: Ori and the Blind Forest

Jason Tang spent about a month arranging elements in the game Kinacoustic to perform a medley of tunes from Ori and the Blind Forest, arranged by pianist ThePandaTooth. The resulting video is as fascinating to watch as it is to listen to. Download the file here.

Iron Skull Bookends

Your books will never fall over again guarded by this pair of human skull bookends from UrbanTradingPost. Each one is made from painted cast iron, and weighs more than 3 pounds. The matte black is our fave, but they also come in white, grey, silver, or gloss black.

FlexSys Morphing Airplane Wing

Aviation International News shares an informative look at FlexSys‘ morphing wing flap technology, which improves the aerodynamics of airplanes by eliminating exposed hinges and rivets. Apparently it’s made using a carbon fiber honeycomb core and a flexible composite skin.

Brilliant & Memorable Movie Props

(PG-13: Language) “Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough…” A tool. A gag. A clue. CineFix presents its top 10 movie props of all time, be they extremely effective on their own or fully supported by the film itself. And no, the top pick isn’t Rosebud.

Ukiyo-e Heroes: Boss Fights

Ukiyo-e Heroes has been making geeky art inspired by Japanese woodblock printing for 5 years. Now they’re ready to create prints that are even more complex, both visually and technically. The new batch includes a tetraptych that features Overwatch characters.

Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion

An excerpt from Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion, a 45-minute animated history of the major events in Westeros leading up to the HBO series. It will come in a bonus disc bundled with the Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-ray and DVD.

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