With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you.

This week we saw everything from a brilliant popcorn machine to the release of Microsoft Outlook on iPhone and…a blowdart for shooting laser-guided marshmallows (??!!)

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


Cork Surfboard


“From the beginning surfers have depended on Nature to make their boards. Over time, we have devolved, using materials that pollute the very ocean that we depend on. We can change that.”

Popcorn Monsoon


“Most popcorn machines are very dull though the simple process of making popcorn is exciting. Thats what this machine enlarges, its an experience for both children and adults.”


Alfred Remote


“Alfred Remote is your personal command centre for Alfred 2 for Mac. Your iPhone or iPad now becomes a perfect day-long companion to your Mac; Whether at work or play, be more productive than ever!”

Microsoft Outlook for iPhone


“Outlook automatically surfaces your most important messages – across all your email accounts. Swipe to quickly delete, archive, or schedule messages you want to handle later. Easily view your calendar, share available times, and schedule meetings. And attach files from your email, OneDrive, or Dropbox with just a few taps. “


Laser Guided Marshmallow Blowgun


“How to make a surprisingly powerful laser assisted blowgun, for under $3.”

Portable LEGO Creation Station


“… I decided something needed to be done to make our LEGO sessions as productive as possible. A few days of thought later I came up with this design.”


SpaceX Falcon Heavy Flight Animation

YouTube video

“When Falcon Heavy lifts off later this year, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. Thrust at liftoff is equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft operating simultaneously.”

Batman Evolution by the Piano Guys

“The Piano Guys started making music videos together for fun and their “hobby” turned into a worldwide phenomenon when their self-made YouTube videos amassed millions of views (over 500 million).”

And there you have it!

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