Tech & Gear

  • Loveflutter: A Dating App Exclusively for Verified Twitter Users

    Loveflutter: A Dating App Exclusively for Verified Twitter Users

    The blue check mark used on Twitter means that you can rest easy knowing that that’s the real James Woods, the same who starred in Casino and John Carpenter‘s Vampires, tweeting about Hillary Clinton all day. But it can also serve a more positive purpose, like serving as a badge of entry into Loveflutter, a […]

  • KFC Gamer’s Box 2.0: A Fried Chicken Box/Video Game Controller

    KFC Gamer’s Box 2.0: A Fried Chicken Box/Video Game Controller

    I imagine most who write or talk about the new KFC Gamer’s Box 2.0 will categorize it as something like a “fried chicken box that’s also a video game controller.” That’s totally accurate, and completely in line with KFC‘s recent strategy to do a bunch of crazy stuff to get people to tweet their brand […]

  • Taco Mode: Lyft Partners with Taco Bell

    Taco Mode: Lyft Partners with Taco Bell

    Taco Bell is the late-night spot of choice for people who either don’t want to get out of their car or who don’t live in Waffle House country. Rideshare app Lyft recognizes this, and in doing so has partnered with Taco Bell for the new Taco Mode feature, reportedly rolling out later this week for […]

  • Radio Flyer ‘Star Wars’ Landspeeder: You Know, for Jedi

    Radio Flyer ‘Star Wars’ Landspeeder: You Know, for Jedi

    When the original Star Wars movie came out, the Hollywood Toy Industrial Complex was still churning out cheap Planet of the Apes action figures, and was nowhere near its current size and power. That’s the only explanation I can come up with for why it’s taken 40 years for the Radio Flyer Star Wars Landspeeder […]

  • IBM Model F Keyboard Makes a Comeback

    IBM Model F Keyboard Makes a Comeback

    Nostalgia is kind to almost everything in the past, even massive, clunky, ten-pound keyboards like the IBM Model F. The famous, and ridiculously large by 2017 standards, keyboard is making a comeback courtesy of New York historian Joe Strandberg, who’s produced a new version of the keyboard for use with modern technology. Not only is […]

  • Reebok Floatride Space Boot SB-01 Being Tested Now

    Reebok Floatride Space Boot SB-01 Being Tested Now

    Space boots are always cool by virtue of the fact that they’re space boots – go ahead, try and imagine what a lame pair of space boots would even look like, I dare you – but that hasn’t stopped Reebok from trying to raise the bar for space boot style. They’re doing so with the […]

  • Fender Bluetooth Speakers Inspired by Classic Amplifiers (Video)

    Fender Bluetooth Speakers Inspired by Classic Amplifiers (Video)

    Everyone knows and loves the look of the classic Fender amp. Sometimes, when I’m shredding my ax onstage as part of my pop-punk Sun Ra tribute band Fun Ra*, I become overwhelmed by the desire not to hear blasphemous guitar licks coming from the onstage amp, but an episode of This American Life instead. For […]

  • Sandman Doppler: “The World’s Best Alarm Clock”

    Sandman Doppler: “The World’s Best Alarm Clock”

    Everyone hates getting up to an alarm in the morning, so a product that’s purported to be “the world’s best alarm clock” has either a very low or very high bar to clear, depending on your perspective on the matter. The Sandman Doppler is such a device. The Sandman Doppler seeks to earn its designation […]