Tech & Gear

  • ‘Casa Brutale': A House Built Right Into the Side of a Cliff

    ‘Casa Brutale': A House Built Right Into the Side of a Cliff

    The people at architecture firm Open Platform Architecture have released plans for a very cool project they’ve named Casa Brutale. The house will be built directly into a huge cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, with only the house’s rooftop, glass-bottomed swimming pool visible from the ground. According to the plans, sunlight […]

  • TOC Vertical Record Player by Roy Harpaz (Video)

    TOC Vertical Record Player by Roy Harpaz (Video)

    Apparently vertical record players are so hot right now. It was just a couple weeks ago that I was writing up the Floating Turntable, and now here I am writing up another example of the form, this one from designer Roy Harpaz. It’s called TOC, and it has a lot to offer besides its novel […]

  • MAGKEY: Magnetic Key Holders Silence Your Keys

    MAGKEY: Magnetic Key Holders Silence Your Keys

    There’s nothing more embarrassing than showing up in a room and finding out everyone there heard you coming from a mile away, thanks to your keys jingling and jangling as you walked. This doesn’t have to happen to you anymore, and not just because you bought a pair of pants with tighter pockets – but […]

  • Bare Light: Transparent Glass Light Sockets

    Bare Light: Transparent Glass Light Sockets

    Some people just enjoy being able to see inside the stuff in their house, whether there are any moving parts to look at or not. The next time you’re visiting somebody like that, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if you saw a bunch of bulbs attached to Bare Light sockets illuminating everything in […]

  • Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger (Video)

    Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger (Video)

    If you can’t afford a DeLorean time machine but you still want to show a little love to Doc Brown’s signature creation, you might be interested in the Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger from ThinkGeek. Unlike its fictional counterpart in the Back to the Future movies, the Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger won’t let you […]

  • ‘One Dollar Bill’ by Andy Warhol Sells for $30.7 Million

    ‘One Dollar Bill’ by Andy Warhol Sells for $30.7 Million

    Pop art lore says that a friend once asked Andy Warhol to paint what he loved most, and the result was One Dollar Bill, one of the all-time great odes to the Almighty Dollar. Now, his painting has sold at a Sotheby’s auction for around 30.7 million one dollar bills. One Dollar Bill is kind […]

  • Survival Laces From Wasatch Outdoors: Much More Than Shoelaces

    Survival Laces From Wasatch Outdoors: Much More Than Shoelaces

    Shoelaces are not really one of the things I find myself thinking about very often.  In fact, the only time I do think about them is when I’m tying them, and sometimes not even then. But someone at Wasatch Outdoors has clearly put a lot of thought into the potential of shoelaces, because now we […]

  • Garmin Varia Rearview Radar for Bicycles

    Garmin Varia Rearview Radar for Bicycles

    One of the reasons bikes are a bit riskier on the open road than cars is because of the lack of conventional rear-view mirrors, but a new product from Garmin actually does a mirror one or two better. It’s the Garmin Varia Rearview Radar. The Garmin Varia Rearview Radar is a radar unit designed to […]

  • Kamawatch Hypercolor Watch Changes Colors With Temperature (Photos)

    Kamawatch Hypercolor Watch Changes Colors With Temperature (Photos)

    Smartwatches are great and all, but sometimes you just want a watch that tells you the time – and, uh, the temperature. To satisfy those requirements in a very cool-looking way is the Kamawatch Hypercolor, a watch that uses thermal technology to change color along with the temperature – much like a mood ring, but […]

  • The Anchor From Elevation Lab Stores Headphones Under Your Desk (Photos)

    The Anchor From Elevation Lab Stores Headphones Under Your Desk (Photos)

    One common quandary that never gets talked about is headphone storage. Where are you supposed to keep your headphones, especially if you, perish the thought, have two pairs? Elevation Lab has the answer: Right under your desk, with The Anchor. The Anchor is a simple yet brilliant two-sided hook that mounts on the bottom of […]