Sports has a new silver bullet and it’s no beer (but it will keep you from smelling like one)

Silver Edge Gear bag

Rock defeats paper.

Kryptonite defeats Superman. 

Silver defeats bacteria.

Silver has for a few thousand years (give or take) been used for medicinal purposes, treating microbial infections long before people actually knew microbes caused infection. Basically, silver was the gold standard (ha!) until Alexander Fleming discovered antibiotics, and the same antibacterial properties helping it treat wounds also proved an effective preservative for water shipped over long distances in the days before refrigeration.

Silver Edge Gear silver bullet shin guard linerThese days, we can do a little better in just about every respect, but that doesn’t mean relegating silver to jewelry and assorted industrial uses. No, silver can serve our olfactory needs like a champ, as demonstrated by the folks at Silver Edge Gear. Using fabrics coated permanently in Ag (meaning it won’t come out in the wash), they’re able to stop the development of odor causing bacteria in all sorts of athletic gear. As for any stuff not tricked out in the fancy fibers, they have bags designed to keep the stinky stuff isolated from the clean, and all the offending smells inside. Whether you’re a weekend court warrior limping back to your couch or a parent with a van full of mini-Wayne Rooneys, you can drive home in peace, without the windows open.

Adding to the cleverness, Silver Edge Gear also manufactures items designed to attack frequent smell-offenders that can’t themselves be hit with the silver bullet: Shin guard liners for soccer and field hockey players, shoe inserts, and skull caps (so those in helmet sports can keep their lids fresh). Silver Edge notes the moisture wicking and thermal conductivity of its fabrics – great for keeping dry and soothing fatigued muscles – but will you even need to worry about those things when you’re busy smelling this good?

Movies & TV

From Crystal to Kimmel, these are the most memorable Oscars hosts of all time

There have been 76 hosts of the Academy Awards over its 90 ceremonies to date, but they haven't all been award-winning performances. Here are the most memorable Oscars hosts of all time.
Home Theater

What is Netflix Roulette, and how exactly does it work?

For years, educated viewers have been using Netflix Roulette to broaden their horizons. The web app can help you find movies and shows you'd never think to watch! What exactly is it, though, and how do you use it? We explain it all.
Product Review

Galaxy Watch Active is the right size, no matter how big or small your wrist is

Launched among a massive array of other new products, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active could easily have been missed at Galaxy Unpacked 2019 -- which would be unfortunate. This is a sensibly designed, correctly sized smartwatch suitable for…
Product Review

Mercedes-Benz updates the timeless G-wagen for the modern world

For decades, the G-Class has been an outlier in the Mercedes-Benz portfolio, a body-on-frame brute with the soul – and driving manners – of an off-road pickup. With the all-new G550, Mercedes seeks to smooth out some of the rough edges.

Under Armour drops prices on Gore-Tex Jackets, Pants, and backpacks

The UA Outlet Exclusive sale is going on right now through Monday, February 18. During this time, you can get up to 40 percent off a huge range of outlet items, including Gore-Tex rain gear.
Emerging Tech

Global Good wants to rid the world of deadly diseases with lasers and A.I.

Global Good, a collaboration between Intellectual Ventures and Bill Gates, aims to eradicate diseases that kill children in developing nations. It tackles difficult problems with high-tech prototypes.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Grow veggies indoors and shower more efficiently

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Tom Brady uses these high-tech sheets for muscle pain, and they’re on sale now

Under Armour Recovery Sheets feature unique technologies that can speed your body’s post-workout healing process, and they’re on sale right now at discounts of up to $87. Read on to find out how these innovative sheets work (and how you…

Amazon slashes prices on Fitbit Versa smartwatches for Presidents’ Day

Amazon is offering a solid $30 discount on this great fitness tracking smartwatch right now. So if you're looking for a wearable that can help you track steps, sleep, and activity, now is a great time to pick one up for less.
Emerging Tech

No faking! Doctors can now objectively measure how much pain you’re in

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered the blood biomarkers that can objectively reveal just how much pain a patient is in. Here's why that's so important.

This Bowflex secret sale can save you over $1K on high-tech fitness equipment

With advances in technology, taking control of your fitness has become easier than ever, and with this huge discount on the Bowflex Max Trainer M7, it's affordable, too. Save more than $1,000 on a new fitness machine with this promo code.
Emerging Tech

FDA warns about the dangers of anti-aging blood transfusions

It turns out injecting old people with blood from healthy youngsters may not be the answer to health rejuvenation. That’s according to the FDA, which says such claims are dangerous junk science.
Health & Fitness

Immune cell discovery takes us one step closer to a universal flu vaccine

A group of international researchers have made a discovery which could take us one step closer to the universal, one-shot flu vaccine that people around the world have been dreaming of.

Did Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown fall victim to the Madden Curse?

Join us as we take a tour through the long-running history of the Madden Curse -- and Tom Brady's recent accolades. We all know John Madden is a longtime NFL talent, but is he also an agent of dark forces?