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At some point in a child's life they eventually make the connection that a long plastic ruler is not unlike the barrel of a gun, and suddenly maths homework gets a lot more enjoyable as they blast away at imaginary aliens between problems. The folks at Atypyk have taken that idea one step further with a pair of plastic toy ray guns that double as rulers and protractors.


Here's a simple but rather clever design improvement for clear plastic rulers that most of us would have probably welcomed back in grade school. Nendo's new Contrast Ruler features metric markings that fade from black to white, so no matter what colour of surface you're working on and shows through, you can always easily discern the tick marks.


Sure, that laser rangefinder made short work of measuring every dimension in that room you plan to renovate. It's just too bad you jotted all those measurements down on the back of an old receipt that promptly went missing. That's why Bosch has given its new GLM 100 C laser rangefinder Bluetooth capabilities and an accompanying app so every last measurement is accurately documented.


Classroom warfare is tough. You have teachers hounding your stash, cute girls to impress, punk kids coming up with punkier ways to punk you - basically a lot to worry about. That's why you need this rubberband shooting ruler.


For a device with a 3-inch screen, the iPhone has a pretty impressive resume: phone, map, camera, sketchbook, dedicated Doodle Jump playing machine. And for $1.19, the newly revamped Ruler 2 app makes it a pretty decent measuring thinger too.