Tech & Gear

  • ‘BLOCKBUSTER': Harmony Korine Makes Sculptures from VHS Covers

    ‘BLOCKBUSTER': Harmony Korine Makes Sculptures from VHS Covers

    Nostalgia is a hell of a drug. It can make you feel affection for TV shows that weren’t funny, movies that weren’t any good, or even technology that was by any objective measure totally substandard and inadequate. Take the VHS tape, which has been subject to fetishization and reminiscence for years now, Harmony Korine’s (Spring […]

  • Oddball: “The Drum Machine Crammed in a Ball” (Video)

    Oddball: “The Drum Machine Crammed in a Ball” (Video)

    I’m a big fan of Brian Eno, whose specialty (or at least one of them) for the last few decades has been setting up music that creates itself with minimal direct guidance. So if anyone out there can forward this to him, I think he’d appreciate it: Oddball, a drum machine that also acts as a […]

  • LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Coming Soon

    LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Coming Soon

    Indonesia may have Venom Cheese, but we have a LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5, so really, don’t these sorts of things have a tendency to level off in the end? As per the folks at LEGO, this building set is a fitting tribute to the most iconic automobile of James Bond’s illustrious career (so […]

  • Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane

    Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane

    Paper airplanes are fun and all, but if you’re someone who grows frustrated by lack of control their penchant for aimless gliding can be a dealbreaker. Enter the Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane from Power Up Toys, which lets you steer and maybe even land with the help of your trusty phone: “The Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane works […]

  • Contact Warhol Project Releasing More Than 130,000 Unseen Photos

    Contact Warhol Project Releasing More Than 130,000 Unseen Photos

    It’s really too bad that legendary Pop Artist Andy Warhol didn’t live to see the age of social media, because his brand would be a perfect fit for Twitter or Instagram. The guy loved to take selfies, usually with a celebrity or famous face in tow, and now the Andy Warhol Foundation is releasing more […]

  • Event Horizon Spin Coin from J. L. Lawson & Co.

    Event Horizon Spin Coin from J. L. Lawson & Co.

    Who can say why the market for novelty spinning coins appears to be booming? Perhaps it’s an illusion brought on by the need of lifestyle sites to constantly churn out more and more content, or maybe we just live in especially indecisive times. In any case, the latest such coin to come across my metaphorical […]

  • Blea Electric Surfboard Lets You Surf Anywhere

    Blea Electric Surfboard Lets You Surf Anywhere

    The great, sometimes fatal limitation of the sport of surfing is that you have to have waves in order to participate. For the sufficiently affluent, those days are now over, because the 4+ years of research and development into an electric surfboard that can be used in any body of water, regardless of waves. It’s […]

  • CIMON: A Free-Floating AI on the International Space Station

    CIMON: A Free-Floating AI on the International Space Station

    Real life’s ceaseless march towards a scifi cyberpunk future continues, this time thanks to Airbus, which has developed a free-floating AI droid for use on the International Space Station. It’s called the Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN, or CIMON for short. Here’s Manfred Jaumann of Airbus in a press statement on CIMON’s significance: “We are the first company in Europe […]