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Book Review: This Book Isn’t Safe By Colin Furze
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This Book Isn’t Safe
Hardcover | Kindle
By Colin Furze
Publisher: Razorbill | Penguin Random House
Release date: September 12, 2017

Have you ever wanted to build your own concrete crusher boots, but didn’t know how? Are you tired of other people giving you wedgies when you just want to give one to yourself? Dreamt of drifting away on your own raft? Well, dream no more! I have the book for you! An extremely ridiculous, yet somehow practical and completely nifty tome of crazy inventions is packed with instructions on how to make the above dreams come true.

Such is This Book Isn’t Safe by YouTuber Colin Furze. Check out more on his new book, plus some of his other inventions in the videos below.

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The Drill Down 460: Nintendo Switches It Up
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The Drill Down 460 Nintendo Switch

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, President Trump’s social media strategy, President Obama’s last act for Chelsea Manning, Nintendo’s new console, crowdfunding’s shaky ground, and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 455: The End Of Time
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Drill Down Podcast: Pebble Watch RIP

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, Pebble’s dead, Google goes green, UK’s Snoopers Charter, Amazon Go, a DIY gif bot, some amazing game trailers, and much, much more.

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Win Halloween With These DIY ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Evil Dead,’ and ‘BioShock’ Props (Videos)
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Negan's Bat Lucille

Some people are content simply purchasing whatever is available for who or what they want to be for Halloween. More crafty folks, such as cosplayers, might prefer taking the long road and building their costumes and props from scratch.

YouTube series DIY Prop Shop has been doing some great videos recently, perfect for this time of year. They offer tutorials on how to build replicas of Negan’s bat Lucille from The Walking Dead, Ash’s chainsaw hand from the Evil Dead movies and TV show, and an ADAM syringe from BioShock.

Learn how to make your very own replicas of these props in the videos below.

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How To Build Your Own ‘Rick and Morty’ Portal Gun (Video)
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Rick and Morty

For fans of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty who are currently suffering through the painful wait for season three to arrive, here’s something to help pass some of that time.

YouTube series DIY Prop Shop has released a new video offering a tutorial on how to create your own Rick and Morty portal gun, which Rick Sanchez uses to get himself and Morty to various parallel universes and dimensions and so on.

See how to build the prop replica in the video below.

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How To Make Your Own ‘Fallout’ Pip-Boy and Elder Scroll Replicas (Videos)
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Fallout 4 Pip-Boy

The do it yourself prop crafting tutorial YouTube series DIY Prop Shop is always a fun place to find low-budget ideas for creating replicas of your favorite geeky goodies such as the flux capacitor and hoverboard from Back to the Future, the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis from Evil Dead, and Captain Mal’s gun from Firefly, just to name a few.

But if you’re a fan of the games of Bethesda Game Studios, their recent videos will be of great interest to you. Not only have they released a video showing how you can make your very own Elder Scroll from the Elders Scrolls series, but also a video on how to make an impressive Pip-Boy replica from the Fallout universe. Fair warning: these are by no means easy things to pull off, but if you have the time, patience, and some crafting skills, they’re definitely doable!

You can check out both videos below.

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The Drill Down 421: The Falcon Has Landed
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The Drill Down 421

This week, a new HTC phone, Facebook’s developer conference, a camera that’ll kill the green screen, biotech that’s improving lives, DIY braces, and… is a proposed bill the end of American privacy?…All this and more this week on The Drill Down podcast.

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DIY: How To Make Captain Mal’s ‘Firefly’ Gun (Video)
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Firefly -- Captain Mal's Gun

The DIY Prop Shop is back with a new video that fans of Joss Whedon‘s still inexplicably dead space western Firefly will be interested in seeing.

The YouTube series’ latest video will show you how to make your very own prop replica of the recognizable handgun that Captain Malcolm Reynolds (played by Nathan Fillion) wields on the show. It will take a bit of work if you want to pull it off, but it’s a good option if you don’t have the money purchase an actual replica.

You can check out the video below.

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Make Your Own ‘Evil Dead’ Necronomicon This Halloween (Video)
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Evil Dead Necronomicon Ex-Mortis

With Halloween later this week, which also brings with it the arrival of Ash vs. Evil Dead on Starz, it’s the perfect time to make yourself a cool prop. Thankfully the YouTube series DIY Prop Shop has you covered, offering tips on how you can make your very own “Book of the Dead,” the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis seen in the Evil Dead movies.

The prop seems fairly easy to make, especially if you’ve got some arts and crafts and/or cosplaying skills, and should only cost you around $18 to $33 give or take depending on the materials you’re able to get for it.

You can learn how to make your own Necronomicon Ex-Mortis from the Evil Dead movies the video below.

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How To Make Your Own ‘Back To The Future’ Flux Capacitor (Video)
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Back to the Future Flux Capacitor

If you’ve ever wanted to own your own flux capacitor from Back to the Future, a new DIY video shows you how you can have just that, and for a very reasonable amount of coin and a little bit of arts and crafts work.

The video comes from DIY Prop Shop, one of the many web series produced for the YouTube channel AWE me. You can check out the video below, along with a second older Back to the Future related video in which you’ll learn how to make your own prop hoverboard.

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