Tech & Gear

  • Mother Smart Sensors Maternally Monitor Your Home (Video)

    Mother Smart Sensors Maternally Monitor Your Home (Video)

    They say that one’s mother is the first person we meet during our life on this planet, and arguably the most important. Which might be why it feels a little bit creepy that the new smart sensor system from Sen.se is called Mother – or maybe it’s just because I remember the evil computer by […]

  • The Beer Peen Hammer Hybrid Bottle Opener

    The Beer Peen Hammer Hybrid Bottle Opener

    If you’ve ever been in a hardware store or tool shed while craving an ice cold beer, the thought of opening one up with a ball peen hammer has probably occurred to you. But even though it seems like it should work, the fact of the matter is that ball peen hammers are built to […]

  • The Power Pen Has a Built-In Smartphone Battery

    The Power Pen Has a Built-In Smartphone Battery

    A lot of feature-packed pens have been featured on this site, but none of them have had the killer app that makes the Power Pen special. According to the people at Firebox, the Power Pen is the world’s first to feature a built-in designated smartphone battery, for those emergency situations when you don’t have time […]

  • Iconeme: An App That Lets Your Smartphone Talk to Mannequins

    Iconeme: An App That Lets Your Smartphone Talk to Mannequins

    Mannequins make great clothing models because they can stand still indefinitely and don’t complain about poor working conditions or being objectified. But one thing they traditionally have not been able to do is answer questions about what they’re wearing, a tradition which is now coming to an end thanks to Iconeme. Iconeme is a new […]

  • Amazon Prime Now: Hour-or-Less Delivery Rolls Out in Manhattan (Video)

    Amazon Prime Now: Hour-or-Less Delivery Rolls Out in Manhattan (Video)

    It’s been reported for a while now that Amazon.com‘s vision of the future is one where small automatic drones deliver all manner of goods to people’s homes, sometimes in a matter of minutes after they’ve placed the order. Now, that vision is being tested in the company’s Manhattan market, in the form of a service […]

  • The Dr. Dreidel Had to Happen Eventually

    The Dr. Dreidel Had to Happen Eventually

    The internet has done a lot to get people interested in bad puns and other forms of wordplay again. So it was only a matter of time before this product was going to hit the market, destined for success in an online environment in which people not only love puns but also old-school hip hop […]

  • Desolenator: Solar-Powered Water Purification

    Desolenator: Solar-Powered Water Purification

    Everybody loves water, but not everybody has access to as much clean water as they need. There are a lot of different possible solutions for this problem, many of which depend on various conditions and situations, but the Desolenator works for pretty much all of them. It’s a small, affordable, mobile, and solar-powered water purification […]

  • ‘Moments Like These’ Brings Disney Characters to New York City (Photos)

    ‘Moments Like These’ Brings Disney Characters to New York City (Photos)

    I doubt if the world really needed yet another portrait series of Disney characters in unusual situations, but photographer Harry McNally managed to take a tired theme and make it really work with his Moments Like These series. It combines classic Disney characters like Alice and Jasmine with the photographer’s own black-and-white photos of New […]

  • Messograf Caliper Pen Does A Lot More Than Just Write

    Messograf Caliper Pen Does A Lot More Than Just Write

    We all dream of having a pen in our pockets that can do anything – stir drinks, change channels, turn off faucets, excite animals and children, etc. The Messograf Caliper Pen is not quite that pen, but it does have a lot more features than a typical writing too, and that makes it an easy recommendation […]