Tech & Gear

  • Wonky Mr. Potato Head: Limited Edition Toy Made to Fight Food Waste

    Wonky Mr. Potato Head: Limited Edition Toy Made to Fight Food Waste

    Mr. Potato Head has been the de facto spokesperson for eating your vegetables for generations now, even though some would classify potatoes as a starch. Now, Hasbro has joined forces with FareShare, a UK anti-hunger charity organization to create a limited edition Wonky Mr. Potato Head toy, in order to celebrate the sometimes-wasted misshapen vegetables […]

  • YInMn Blue: Newly Discovered Shade of Blue Made Commercially Available

    YInMn Blue: Newly Discovered Shade of Blue Made Commercially Available

    Many of science‘s greatest discoveries have been accidental in nature—take the one stumbled upon by Mas Subramanian in 2009, when he was working on a series of experiments toward developing new materials for use in electronic equipment. He and his team of scientists accidentally created a new shade of blue—one that doesn’t fade in oil […]

  • Freedom 251: Indian Tech Brand’s $4 Smartphone Ships Soon

    Freedom 251: Indian Tech Brand’s $4 Smartphone Ships Soon

    Ringing Bells is a tech brand in India that recently announced plans to release a smartphone to the public at a price point of only $4. Many analysts and consumers suspected some kind of pyramid scheme or publicity hoax, but now the Freedom 251 smartphone has been confirmed as a real thing, with the first […]

  • Rock N Roller Multicart: For All Your Stuff-Moving Needs

    Rock N Roller Multicart: For All Your Stuff-Moving Needs

    A good, solid handcart can be an invaluable possession if you ever find yourself moving heavy stuff from place to place, even if only every once in a while. If you’re in the market for one, consider the Rock N Roller Multicart, which can be reconfigured into a variety of different shapes for whatever job […]

  • SoilCam: Special Camera Shows What’s Done in the Dirt (Video)

    SoilCam: Special Camera Shows What’s Done in the Dirt (Video)

    Dirt: What’s it hiding? Inventor Josh Williams has come up with a way to find out for sure, by photographing all the crazy photosynthetic processes that happen while we’re busy not literally watching grass grow. It’s called SoilCam, and the images it’s been able to capture are surprisingly compelling. SoilCam is a homemade rig controlled via Raspberry Pi […]

  • ‘Apollo 11′ Poster Collects Everything NASA Mission Sent to the Moon

    ‘Apollo 11′ Poster Collects Everything NASA Mission Sent to the Moon

    The historic Apollo 11 mission was about exploring the limits of human scientific ability, and investing in the future by doing something many thought was impossible—sending humans to the moon. But it wasn’t just Armstrong & Aldrin that we shot up there, as a cool new poster by Rob Loukotka proves. The poster is simply […]

  • Netflix Unveils New Brand Icon

    Netflix Unveils New Brand Icon

    If you’ve been seeing a big red “N” on your social media feeds and various video-playing devices recently, don’t freak out, it’s just the new “Icon” of Netflix. But, evidently it’s not replacing the old logo, nor is it even considered a logo, as per the company’s official Twitter account: @jjleedesign Nope! Just added a […]

  • Concrete Desk Set From Areaware

    Concrete Desk Set From Areaware

    If you’re sitting at a desk right now, take a look around. See any concrete? Unless your desk is at a concrete factory (or maybe a construction site), probably not, but the folks at Areaware have used America’s Favorite Quick-Hardening Substance to craft the Concrete Desk Set, which can handle all of your office staples […]

  • KFC Watt A Box: Holds Chicken, Charges Phones (Video)

    KFC Watt A Box: Holds Chicken, Charges Phones (Video)

    KFC has long been at the forefront of incorporating unnecessary technology into their restaurants for the sake of attention online. The latest entry in this category is the KFC Watt A Box, a “5-in-1 Meal Box” that can wirelessly charge smartphones in addition to its chicken-holding functionality. Now for the bad news: If you’re reading […]

  • ‘The Floating Piers': Installation Lets Visitors Walk on Water (Photos)

    ‘The Floating Piers': Installation Lets Visitors Walk on Water (Photos)

    New from the artist known as Christo is an installation on the surface of Italy’s Lake Iseo, connecting coastal town Sulzano with the Island of Monte Isola and the Island of San Paolo using 100,000 square meters of fabric and 220,000 polyethylene cubes. It’s called The Floating Piers, and the coolest thing about it is […]