This Playset Teaches Your Kids How to Take Care of a Real Car

It's well known that you're far more likely to get ripped off at a mechanic than at a restaurant. So why do we park our kids in front of tiny plastic kitchens to make imaginary meals when they could be learning important auto repair and maintenance skills instead? This engine repair set could actually end up saving… » 9/04/14 2:48pm 9/04/14 2:48pm

Anki DRIVE Is the Hilariously Fun Future of Weaponized Slot Cars

These tiny little speedsters are Anki DRIVE, the awesome 21st century take on the classic slot car. They use your iPhone as both a remote control and an artificial intelligence brain, so you can race against human or a computer opponent. And did I mention these cars also have laser guns and tractor beams? » 5/19/14 7:20pm 5/19/14 7:20pm

You Can Cook Tuna Steaks On This Crazy Japanese Aircraft Carrier Grill

I don't know how you cook steaks, but it's wrong, because you could have cooked on this. It's based on a WWII Japanese aircraft carrier (maybe the Akagi?) that produced 160,000hp, which somehow equates to 350 degrees Celsius of cooking power, at least according to the advertisement for this insane cooking device. » 4/28/14 4:15pm 4/28/14 4:15pm

You Can Finally Buy That Flying Fire-Breathing RC Dragon (For $60,000)

Thanks to Game of Thrones, dragons are en vogue again. And Hammacher Schlemmer is capitalizing on their renewed popularity by letting you buy one of Rick Hamel's amazing flying RC dragons. In the air it can hit a top speed of around 70 mph, and on the ground it actually breathes fire. What more could anyone ever want? » 3/21/14 5:33pm 3/21/14 5:33pm

Not Your Daddy’s Caddy. At the Wheel of The All-New Plug-In Hybrid ELR

An electric Cadillac. Many drivers on the road today can remember when a Caddy was as big as a diner and drank gas like Bukowski emptying pints at a pub. But such gas-guzzlers are a thing of the past. Today, GM engineers want you to know from the moment you switch on the first plug-in hybrid electric Cadillac, the… » 2/27/14 3:34pm 2/27/14 3:34pm

This Toy Building Kit Lets You Make Tiny Driving Robots

This is the work of Modular Robotic's MOSS Robotic Building Toy. It's a series of little building blocks that, when assembled, function as little robots. They can drive, they can react, they can be built any way you like. Above is a cool hands-on video from Engadget and below is Gizmodo's in-depth explanation on how… » 2/26/14 4:26pm 2/26/14 4:26pm