Tech & Gear

  • Sensorwake Trio: “Smell-Based Alarm Clock to Improve Your Day”

    Sensorwake Trio: “Smell-Based Alarm Clock to Improve Your Day”

    Waking up to a fresh scent wafting to your bedroom from your kitchen is one of the great underrated pleasures. In these futuristic cyberpunk days, you can get this sensation if you don’t even have a kitchen — all you need is a Sensorwake Trio, the next generation Sensorwake alarm clock that earns its new name by […]

  • Pencil Dice: Pencils You Can Gamble With

    Pencil Dice: Pencils You Can Gamble With

    In my many years as an old-timey con artist and huckster I have sought to find some manner of practical usage for my pocket full of dice. Unfortunately, none seems to exist, and dice only exist for the devil’s handiwork. However, I was looking at the problem all wrong, and it turns out it’s a […]

  • Paving for Pizza: Domino’s is Now Filling Potholes

    Paving for Pizza: Domino’s is Now Filling Potholes

    Everyone knows that the United States of America’s infrastructure of roads, bridges, railroad tracks, and so on, the arteries that keep the country alive and which was once the greatest in the world, is crumbling. But I don’t think too many people could have predicted that Domino’s, rather than the federal government, would step in […]

  • Haddock House by Frank Lloyd Wright is Up for Sale

    Haddock House by Frank Lloyd Wright is Up for Sale

    A lesser known work by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright located in Ann Arbor, Michigan is now up for sale. It’s called Haddock House, originally designed for a (presumably pretty well-off) schoolteacher in 1938. But it took more than 40 years from that point for the house to actually be constructed, when Charles Montooth of Taliesin Assoc. […]

  • ‘Logofonts’ by Italian Designer Emanuele Abrate

    ‘Logofonts’ by Italian Designer Emanuele Abrate

    I don’t know if I can really say it’s a slow news day today, since the whole internet is hopping about various announcements and trailers coming out of E3. But since I don’t think I can just write up video game trailers all day, I have to turn to this somewhat interesting project from Italian designer […]

  • Open Homes: Airbnb Lets Hosts Volunteer Homes in Emergencies

    Open Homes: Airbnb Lets Hosts Volunteer Homes in Emergencies

    There are a lot of people who believe that Airbnb is crippling local communities by eliminating properties from the rental market and displacing residents in favor of tourists all year round, but a new program from the service might be a good way for guilty gentrifiers to relieve their consciences. It’s called Open Homes, and it […]

  • ‘Pornhub Nation': An Interactive Art Installation by Pornhub

    ‘Pornhub Nation': An Interactive Art Installation by Pornhub

    It seems like there’s something in the air that’s bringing outer space weirdness back into popular culture (maybe it’s that new Parliament album). Pornhub is now getting in on the action with what they call “ASSA, the future’s first space program dedicated to interstellar intercourse,” as part of their new interactive art installation entitled Pornhub Nation.  […]

  • ‘Moonshot VS.004′: A $2500 Porcelain Basketball

    ‘Moonshot VS.004′: A $2500 Porcelain Basketball

    I’m pretty sure my old grandad used to say “that’s about as useful as a porcelain basketball” when he saw something that he deemed pointless and/or useless. But sculptor Victor Solomon and ceramicist Brock Deboer have teamed up to make a real porcelain basketball, a limited edition piece called Moonshot VS.004. There are only three Moonshot VS.004 sculptures in […]

  • Charcoal Book Club: A New Coffee Table Book Every Month

    Charcoal Book Club: A New Coffee Table Book Every Month

    Book clubs, for various reasons, tend to be focused on content rather than collectibility. But we live in an age when there’s a subscription service for just about everything — like the Charcoal Book Club, which gives subscribers the opportunity to receive a new handsomely mounted coffee table photography book every month. The Charcoal Book Club’s […]

  • ‘Because You Watched’ Pop-Up Exhibit from Netflix

    ‘Because You Watched’ Pop-Up Exhibit from Netflix

    Netflix is getting into the comic book business, but their quest for absolute cultural domination doesn’t end there. The streaming service also has a pop-up exhibit coming to the Raleigh Studios Hollywood gallery next month, and it gets its title from one of the linchpin phrases of the Netflix experience: Because You Watched. Here’s what it’s all […]