Tech & Gear

  • CopScore: New Website Like Yelp, but for Cops

    CopScore: New Website Like Yelp, but for Cops

    If you’ve been paying attention to current events lately you know that a lot of people out there are upset about a perceived lack of accountability for the law enforcement officers of the cities and towns of the United States. It’s enough to make a person wish there was a website out there where you […]

  • Marco Polo: iPhone Call and Response App

    Marco Polo: iPhone Call and Response App

    Your iPhone can probably do a lot of impressive things, including answering when you ask it a question. But, weirdly, it might not be as good at simple call-and-response, especially if it’s not listening or you have it set to silent. But with the new Marco Polo iPhone app you can find your lost iPhone […]

  • Leatherman Tread Wearable Multi-Tool

    Leatherman Tread Wearable Multi-Tool

    The word “wearable” tends to apply to stuff like smartwatches or fitness trackers these days, but there is another subset of products that are wearable in a more low-tech, timeless way. For instance, there’s the new Leatherman Tread, Leatherman’s multi-tool designed to be worn on the wrist. Basically, each metal link that makes up the […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens: Holographic Virtural Reality Helmet Unveiled (Video)

    Microsoft HoloLens: Holographic Virtural Reality Helmet Unveiled (Video)

    I’m not a big Star Trek fan, but even I am familiar with the Holodeck, the chamber that lets users step inside a completely realistic holographic simulation of any environment they choose. And at a recent Microsoft live event, it appeared that we’ve come one step closer to the Holodeck reality, with the unveiling of […]

  • Superhydrophobic Metal Repels Water Like Magic (Video)

    Superhydrophobic Metal Repels Water Like Magic (Video)

    We’ve all seen examples of waterproofing, from plants in the natural world that water beads off of to similar effects in clothing. But at the University of Rochester, what’s being called a superhydrophobic metal blows all that stuff out of the water (so to speak). Even more amazingly (once you see it in action), the […]

  • Narrative Clip 2: Capture the Story of Your Life (Video)

    Narrative Clip 2: Capture the Story of Your Life (Video)

    Almost everyone with a social media account is acting as their own autobiographer, with photos and video as well as text. Narrative Clip 2 is the second version of a camera that helps you out in this capacity by taking photos automatically – you sort through them later and choose the ones you want to […]

  • 1995 Apple Watch: Watch Offered by Apple in 1995 Rediscovered (Video)

    1995 Apple Watch: Watch Offered by Apple in 1995 Rediscovered (Video)

    If someone told you they could get you an “Apple Watch,” you’d probably get pretty psyched about the upcoming Apple smartwatch set to come out later this year. But actually, there’s another product that goes by that name, which came out back in 1995 with nothing in the way of smart technology. And until now, the […]

  • LEFF Tube Audio: Speakers Built to Sound and Look Great

    LEFF Tube Audio: Speakers Built to Sound and Look Great

    The sweet spot for any home audio equipment is the intersection between not just sounding good but looking good too.  No amount of quality audio is worth having to look at a speaker that doubles as an eyesore every time you wake up in the morning. One of the coolest recent contributions to that sweet […]