Tools

3D-printed drill is smaller than a quarter, and it actually works!

3D-printed drill is smaller than a quarter, and it actually works!

We've seen some amazing 3D-printed things these days. From sonic art installations to human noses ready for transplant, the 3D printers of today know no bounds. At first, it seemed the trend in 3D printing was to go bigger and better. Companies were dreaming big and creating 3D printed houses. Now, 3D-printing is going the opposite direction as makers are creating tiny objects to showcase their skill. Introducing the world's tiniest drill, engineered using CAD and a 3D printer by Lance Abernathy, who hails all the way from New Zealand.

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Coolbox is a toolbox for your gadgets (and tools)

Coolbox is a toolbox for your gadgets (and tools)

Coolers have received a modern makeover, and so why not the trusty ol' toolbox? Enter the Coolbox, a toolbox for your tools and gadgets with some oft-used integrated technologies. LED lights, for example, are built into the toolbox to provide light when needed, and the lid has a magnet inside that'll keep loose hardware (like nuts and bolts) in place. There's also a built-in battery and charging ports for powering or juicing up one's smartphone or tablet, both of which can be propped up on the lid.

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Leatherman Tread wearable multitool has 25 features

Leatherman Tread wearable multitool has 25 features

I have a Leatherman multitool that lies around in my junk drawer because I don’t want to wear something that bulky everywhere I go. The sad fact is that often I wish I had it with me because I need a tool in random places, especially at work. Leatherman is one of the biggest names in multitools and the company has a new offering coming soon that features 25 different tools.

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Google unveils tools that track and secure your online life

Google unveils tools that track and secure your online life

Used to be identity theft only revolved around cards and social security numbers, but these days our virtual identities are just as important and even more vulnerable. With the enermous power that it wields over our Internet lives, Google is in the prime position to help mitigate the effects or sometimes even prevent incidents from happening in the first place. That is why it is releasing two new security tools that will let users check up on their online activity and, if necessary, batten down the hatches.

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Ryobi Phone Works combines your smartphone and power tools

Ryobi Phone Works combines your smartphone and power tools

Your DIY home repairs don't have to be archaic, at least as far as Ryobi is concerned. The power tools manufacturer has released a new line of "smart" power tools designed to work with your smartphone and a related app, which when combined give the tools additional functionality they wouldn't have on their own. This allows the tools themselves to be priced cheaper than they would if each provided the extra tech as integrated features, and gives you an excuse to pull out your phone while working.

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gTool PanelPress torture chamber wants to fix bent iPhones

gTool PanelPress torture chamber wants to fix bent iPhones

You are probably tired of the endless debates, videos, proofs, arguments, and counter arguments about the bendable properties of the iPhone 6 Plus, and perhaps other smartphones as well. But no amount of talking will actually fix those already bent devices and you are just unlikely to get an open admission from manufacturers as you are to get answers from a wall. One company, however, has rolled up its sleeves to offer a fix in the form of the gTool PanelPress.

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Gerber’s new Steady multitool has a tabletop tripod inside

Gerber’s new Steady multitool has a tabletop tripod inside

I have seen a bunch of Gerber multitools over the years and I have even owned a few of them. I tend to lose them though. Everyone has a digital camera today and a bunch of people carry those little digital cams with them everywhere and a tripod would come in handy in many instances. The Gerber multitool has a new feature in some of the latest versions.

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Gedore adjustable wrench can be used as a hammer too

Gedore adjustable wrench can be used as a hammer too

I think that most of us will admit that we have used things that were never meant to be a hammer to driving small nails. I know the last time we moved years back I couldn't find my hammer for anything and some pictures had to be hung on the way right then according to the wife. I ended up washing nails into the wall with a dress shoe heel and then resorted to using my adjustable wrench. Whacking too many nails with an adjustable wrench will eventually break your tool.

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Bounty Hunter Karabiner Doubles as Knife and Key Ring

Bounty Hunter Karabiner Doubles as Knife and Key Ring

Nothing makes a statement like having a key ring that is bigger than the keys. Well the Karabiner from Bounty Hunter does one better, it comes with its own knife. Always looking for manly gadgets, this one got our attention. Not all gadgets can be useful and potentially dangerous at the same time. This one has the best of both worlds. The Karabiner’s knife is in its back, or rather inside the metal body.

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