Tech & Gear

  • ZeTime: “World’s First Smartwatch with Hands Over Touchscreen

    ZeTime: “World’s First Smartwatch with Hands Over Touchscreen

    As technology continues to march on and innovation continues to spread, the bar on being the first product in the world to do a certain thing gets higher and higher. And that bar has been raised once more with the unveiling of ZeTime, billed by its makers at MyKronoz as the “world’s first smartwatch with […]

  • Letto dayBed for Pampered Dogs

    Letto dayBed for Pampered Dogs

    I’m no economist but I’m pretty sure that if you have a daybed, you’re doing okay. And that’s 1000 percent truer if you also happen to be a dog, a species which is known to be able to fall asleep in mounds of its own filth. But that didn’t stop luxury pet brand MiaCara (Italian […]

  • Hobo Coins Based on Depression-Era Designs

    Hobo Coins Based on Depression-Era Designs

    The Great Depression was also the golden age of the yegg, traveling vagabonds also known as hobos. Back in those days, one of the most prevalent pastimes for hobos was the engraving of US coins with personal designs.  Coins that received this treatment have somewhat ironically gone onto become valuable collectors’ items. Now, artist Chris […]

  • Orbiter Executive Fidgeting Toy From TEC Accessories (Video)

    Orbiter Executive Fidgeting Toy From TEC Accessories (Video)

    The following is a partial list of items I have fidgeted with in my career as an amateur neurotic: Pens, mechanical pencils, staplers, remote controls, cell phones, smartphones, calculators, lighters, my own hands, etc. Now here’s a list of items I hope to fidget with in the future: The Orbiter, a desk toy from TEC […]

  • Stealth: Fitness App Uses Video Games to Encourage Exercise (Video)

    Stealth: Fitness App Uses Video Games to Encourage Exercise (Video)

    Sometimes I think the difference between people who exercise and people who don’t isn’t that the former are more committed or driven but instead they just find exercising pleasurable, so it’s (relatively) easy for them to commit to it. It’s true that they say if you want to exercise consistently you should find ways to […]

  • Imitated Human Skull Fire Gas Logs

    Imitated Human Skull Fire Gas Logs

    I’m no marketing expert, but if I were the proprietor of Myard DELUXE Logs, I would try to come up with a catchier name for my Imitated Human Skull Fire Gas Logs. For instance, and this is just off the, uh, top of my head: Skull Logs, Grilling Skulls, Fire Skulls. All GREAT names, very marketable. […]

  • Eye by ESTI: Smart iPhone Case Gives Users Android Features (Video)

    Eye by ESTI: Smart iPhone Case Gives Users Android Features (Video)

    I wasn’t under the impression that there were too many iPhone users out there clamoring for the experience of owning an Android smartphone, but evidently there are enough of them to justify the development of Eye by ESTI—a “smart iPhone case” that’s essentially an Android device all on its own that happens to house your […]

  • The Frame: Samsung’s New TV Doubles as an Art Piece

    The Frame: Samsung’s New TV Doubles as an Art Piece

    For decades the debate over whether television counts as art has raged, but now Samsung is putting an end to it in the way nobody expected. They’re doing it with The Frame, one of their new line of HDTVs that features an “Art Mode” with the user’s choice of at least a hundred images in […]

  • Nimuno Loops: Tape That Can Make Anything LEGO Compatible

    Nimuno Loops: Tape That Can Make Anything LEGO Compatible

    It’s possible, if unlikely, that you have one or two prized possessions that are not LEGO related. This can be a drag when you try to incorporate your all-consuming love of LEGO building bricks into, say, your passion for framed Godzilla movie posters or plush Nintendo toys. But now, there’s Nimuno Loops. Nimuno Loops is […]