Brought to you this week by the day-long shedding of Smoth Mealer’s tentacle skin, be sure to check out the all new episode of Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff! By the way, we love our SolidSmack readers! Have something cool you’ve come across and want to share it on SolidSmack? Don’t hide it in your neck skin! Send it on in to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kick it!
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The SolidSmack Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff is GO. This short video features some of the coolest finds we’ve discovered on the web this week.
This week we look at:
Barisieur Alarm Clock – If making a cup of joe when you wake is too much hassle, then slap the Barisieur alarm clock next to your bed. Josh Renouf designed a built-in coffee brewer/timer to make mornings more pleasant. See it at JoshRenoufDesign.com.
World Clock – And in the same vein of time and space, World Clock by ElevenPlus features an internal rolling mechanism that rotates the clockface depending on what time zone you’re in. If crazy, designery world clocks are your thing, $49 on the elevenpl.us website.
Asana Mobile – If you’re hip to task apps, it’s hard to imagine what life would be like without Asana. The free cloud-based task and team management solution just overhauled their iOS app to offer a more personalized and welcoming experience. On iTunes!
Bolt – Instagram has announced their new messaging app Bolt that aims to make photos and video sharing lightning-quick! Like SnapChat , you can to set your files to self-destruct once read… like my spaghetti cat photos. Expect it to launch in the US soon!
Playhive – If the young‘uns have used up their water balloon supply for the day, set them loose on those hot summer nights with the DIY Playhive. An easy-to-build structure that’s essentially a wooden igloo that doubles as a climbing structure and shady hideout den. Check it out over at 2Modern.com.
Moss Bath Mat – When living in the middle of a forest becomes a LOGistical nightmare, bring the forest to you with the DIY Moss Bath Mat. Step 1! Carefully cut foamboard. Step 2! Store-bought moss. Step 3. Starting your day with nature. Instructions at Fishki.net.
Man-Made Leaf – The possibility of man living in space just got a tad closer to reality with Man-Made Leaf. Created by Julian Melchiorri from the Royal College of Art, the synthetic leaf absorbs carbon dioxide and water to produce oxygen just like the real thing. See it on JulianMelchiorri.com
Mad Max Fury Road – Finally, good news for all of us who have waited decades for a new Mad Max movie. The trailer for Mad Max Fury was released at Comic-Con 2014 and features all the apocalyptic car chases, weird looking people, and oil-rig explosions that you expect. Enjoy it on YouTube.
And there you have it!
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