Tech & Gear

  • “Connected Whopper”: New Burger King Ad Hijacks Google Devices (Video)

    “Connected Whopper”: New Burger King Ad Hijacks Google Devices (Video)

    It’s been less than two weeks since Burger King unveiled Whopper Toothpaste, and now they’re trolling everybody with a voice-activated Google device (as well as Google itself) with a new advertisement. It’s called the “Connected Whopper,” but what it really is is a commercial that activates your phone to ask Google about the chain’s signature […]

  • Gorillaz App: Band Releases Mixed Reality App in Advance of Album (Video)

    Gorillaz App: Band Releases Mixed Reality App in Advance of Album (Video)

    Gorillaz has a new album coming out, but you still have a couple weeks to wait until it actually gets released. In the meantime, you can occupy yourself with the band’s remastered videos, its singles (and their accompanying videos), and even a “new multimedia story.” And now we have one more piece of the Gorillaz […]

  • Google AutoDraw: Turn Your Doodles Into Art (Video)

    Google AutoDraw: Turn Your Doodles Into Art (Video)

    Some of us, as the saying goes, can’t draw a straight line to save our lives. There are a variety of different aids to help those of us with these difficulties, but the latest is the first to use Google‘s artificial intelligence technology. It’s Google AutoDraw, available now for your doodling pleasure. Google AutoDraw uses […]

  • Elretron Penna: A Retro Wireless Keyboard (Video)

    Elretron Penna: A Retro Wireless Keyboard (Video)

    I’m just barely old enough to have used a typewriter when I was a kid, so I can state with firsthand authority that there’s nothing quite like an old-school typewriter keyboard for sonic and tactile satisfaction while typing—modern computers can’t match it, and smartphones and other wireless devices DEFINITELY can’t. Enter the Elretron Penna, a […]

  • Tamagotchi: Original 90s Virtual Pet Gets Re-Release (Video)

    Tamagotchi: Original 90s Virtual Pet Gets Re-Release (Video)

    One of the signature items of any 90s kid ensemble is the Tamagotchi, the digital pet that fit in your pocket and provided a pleasant distraction from schoolwork in the days before 24/7 social media contact with friends and enemies. Now, the original 90s model from Bandai is reportedly coming back, just like Seinfeld, The […]

  • Wax & Jackson Record Tote Bag

    Wax & Jackson Record Tote Bag

    There was a time when carrying a record bag marked you as a member of the musical underground, shunned from professional society and cursed to roam the Earth in search of the perfect beat. Today, though, we have the Wax & Jackson Record Tote Bag, which gives you a way to lug records and various […]

  • FedEx SoundTrack: “Experience a Package’s Journey Through Sound”

    FedEx SoundTrack: “Experience a Package’s Journey Through Sound”

    Watch your back, Domino’s Pizza Tracker: There’s a new online delivery tracker in town, and it makes your little cartoon chef look like a pathetic little bore. It’s FedEx SoundTrack, which purportedly allows users to do no less than “experience a package’s journey through sound.” That lofty description refers to FedEx SoundTrack’s function of creating […]