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40 New Tricks For Your Amazon Echo

Amazon recently announced that the Alexa AI powering its Echo and other hardware has now learned 1,000 “skills” (up from just 135 in January). In case you’re not up to speed with all the new tricks, we’ve picked out 40 of our favourites — you can discover the other 960 yourself.


A 3D-Printing Soap Suds Pen Takes Bubble Baths To The Next Level

Replacing desktop 3D printers with hand-held 3D-printing pens never quite lived up to the promise of letting users turn sketches into real-life objects. And that’s partly because 3D-printing pens aren’t as forgiving as this 3D Foam Pen that swaps melted plastic for soap suds.


Every Wave's A Towering Wall Of Water For This Tiny RC Surfer

Powered by an electric motor and a small propeller hidden beneath the board, this tiny, remote-controlled surfer can hit speeds upwards of 16km/h even without a wave pushing it along. But with a rushing wall of water behind it, Mother Nature decides its top cruising speed.


Wow, This Credit Card Skimmer Is Sneaky

Video: ATM skimmers are so successful because they’re nearly impossible to catch. They’re cheap and easy to make and just slide onto anything you might use to swipe a card, stealing your information in the process.


Wearable Liquid Nitrogen Blasters Give You X-Men Powers Without The Mutation

For some reason every superpower has to come with a downside. The X-Men, for example, are rejected from society for being mutants. But why can’t it just be win-win? It turns out it can — you just need to be a mad scientist like Colin Furze, and build your superpowers yourself.


How To Wash And Maintain Your Down Jackets And Sleeping Bags

Down has the highest warmth-to-weight and warmth-to-packed size ratio of any widely available material. And quality items made from it can last for decades. If you take care of them. Here’s how.


The World's Biggest Nerf Gun Can Shoot Darts At 40 MPH

Every child and every adult who wants to be a child again loves a good Nerf gun. They’re fun to shoot, whether you’re playing in your yard or across cubicles, and they’re fun to be shot at with, because Nerf guns are mostly harmless. Well, the game done changed. Mark Rober has invented the world’s biggest Nerf gun and it is beyond awesomely badass while being totally hilarious.


A Motion-Detecting Camp Lantern Promises To Keep Blair Witches At Bay

If you’ve got years of camping experience under your belt, you’re probably able to just tune out those things that go bump in the night. But if you only head out into the great outdoors once a year for a weekend camping trip, you’ll appreciate the CampGuard lantern which will stand guard and automatically sound an alarm to scare off forest intruders.


Watch A Terrifyingly Fast 185km/h Drone Race A Sports Car

Drone racing is exciting in its own right, but for spectators the sport still can’t quite match the horsepower and top speeds of auto racing — or can it? Nissan’s GT-R drone, designed and built by Tornado XBlades Racing, can hit a top speed of 185km per hour. It can accelerate from zero to 96km in under 1.3 seconds.


You Can Wrap SanDisk's New Flash Drives Around Your iPhone

It doesn’t matter how much storage Apple stuffs into the latest iPhone, your ever-growing music, photo, video and app collections will max it out in no time. Instead of constantly having to delete files so you have room to keep adding new media, SanDisk’s new iXpand Memory Case will simply boost your iPhone’s storage capacity.


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