Tech & Gear

  • ‘Shoot Portraits Not People': Art Installation Features Guns Made From Cameras (Video)

    ‘Shoot Portraits Not People': Art Installation Features Guns Made From Cameras (Video)

    Photographer Jason Siegel is tapping into some serious linguistic voodoo with his new art installation Shoot Portraits Not People. Ever noticed how the terminology surrounding photography and firearms is kind of similar? Shooting, reloading, film/ammunition cartridges, etc, and the idea behind the installation is gun-like devices made from real camera components. For Shoot Portraits Not […]

  • NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge: The Best Mars Home Concept

    NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge: The Best Mars Home Concept

    I don’t think I’ll be exaggerating when I say that recent world events have made the prospect of living on Mars more appealing than ever. A recent design contest from NASA shows what living on Mars might actually look like in the not-too-distant future: The NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, the winner of which has now […]

  • Etch Clock Engraves the Time Before Your Eyes

    Etch Clock Engraves the Time Before Your Eyes

    When you look at the Etch Clock, it’s hard not to think about that old saying about how any sufficiently advanced technology would seem like magic to the people of a previous era. It’s a clock that, through either science or sorcery, appears to “engrave” the time on its own surface, in real time. For […]

  • Elago W3: Turn Your Apple Watch Into a Vintage Mac

    Elago W3: Turn Your Apple Watch Into a Vintage Mac

    One of the things that fans love about Apple is the sense of continuity between products and designs, sometimes seeming like one big piece with multiple components. But there’s a new product that lets you draw a direct line between the Apple Watch and the classic Macintosh computer that not even Steve Jobs could have […]

  • Micro Cabin From Larocque Elder Architects

    Micro Cabin From Larocque Elder Architects

    More and more these days I find myself dreaming about an off-the-grid existence, away from the everyday hustle and alone with my own thoughts (and perhaps an Amazon Prime account to keep me from going insane). Given that, it’s hard not to be intrigued by the Micro Cabin from Larocque Elder Architects. The Micro Cabin […]

  • Nikon 100th Anniversary Celebrated With Retrospective Video

    Nikon 100th Anniversary Celebrated With Retrospective Video

    In 1917, a company then known as Nippon Kogaku K.K., now simply Nikon, was born. Like all brands that are lucky/devious enough to survive a hundred years, it’s now Nikon’s solemn responsibility to commemorate their existence, and to do that we now have a pretty cool video looking back on the last century in honor […]

  • RediTape: Duct Tape That Fits In Your Pocket

    RediTape: Duct Tape That Fits In Your Pocket

    Duct tape gets bandied about often as the ultimate convenience product, the magic fix that can solve almost any problem. But have you ever noticed a typical roll of the stuff can’t even fit in your pocket? So how convenient could it really be? That’s a matter for debate among duct tape enthusiasts, but it […]

  • Lenovo Smart Assistant: An Upgraded Amazon Echo

    Lenovo Smart Assistant: An Upgraded Amazon Echo

    I like to imagine Alexa, the voice of the Amazon Echo, being frustrated by the limitations of her physical body. The reason I like to imagine this isn’t because I’m insane, but because now Alexa has another, better physical body, courtesy of Lenovo. It’s the Lenovo Smart Assistant. Where the Amazon Echo has seven far-field […]

  • Kuri: “The Home Robot That Just Might Change Your Life”

    Kuri: “The Home Robot That Just Might Change Your Life”

    Sometimes I feel like I am the only person left in the world who does not wish to have a robot friend in my home to help me with everyday tasks. But I will nevertheless dutifully report on the latest advancement in home robotics: Kuri, billed as “the home robot that just might change your […]

  • ‘Overview: A New Perspective of Earth’

    ‘Overview: A New Perspective of Earth’

    Satellite imagery isn’t the mind-blowing novelty it once was, thanks to services like Google Earth that put it at our fingertips 24/7. There’s still some juice left in the technology, though, as followers of the Daily Overview Instagram account are well aware.  And now a book based on that account is here. It’s called Overview: […]