Tech & Gear

  • Hyperlapse: Instagram App for Time-Lapse Videos

    Hyperlapse: Instagram App for Time-Lapse Videos

    Everybody loves time-lapse photography, but before recently the effect was difficult for the average, non-professional photographer to achieve without spending a lot of money and, uh, time. Now, thanks to Hyperlapse from Instagram, anybody with an iPhone can get cool time-lapse videos—they still need time in order to do it, though. Hyperlapse also includes some […]

  • Casio EX-FR10 Action Camera

    Casio EX-FR10 Action Camera

    I guess everyone has plenty of action in their lives that’s worth recording, because the market for action cameras in the vein of the GoPro is exploding. Newest to the block is Casio, which recently unveiled their entry into the action camera game, the wearable (not to mention detachable) EX-FR10. The most notable distinguishing feature […]

  • Army Survival App

    Army Survival App

    The United States Army is now in the app development business, with the release of Army Survival, a mobile app for would-be adventurers all over the world (not just in the US, which I guess is a nice step towards global unity). Army Survival is an app based on the U.S. Army Field Manual 21-76, […]

  • Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub

    Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub

      Hot tubs are great, but have you ever tried to fold one up and take it on the road? With most hot tubs, that’s impossible, but the people at Nomad have come up with a hot tub that can go just about anywhere, along with the generator that makes (and keeps) it hot. The […]

  • FLIR Captures Thermal Vision Footage of Formula One Racers (Video)

    FLIR Captures Thermal Vision Footage of Formula One Racers (Video)

    It’s true that Formula One racing is already one of the most visually impressive sports out there, but seeing it from another dimension really takes it to the next level. In this case, that dimension is heat, seen through the thermal imaging cameras from FLIR. The most surprising thing to me about FLIR’s thermal vision […]

  • Buster + Punch Light Switches

    Buster + Punch Light Switches

    Light switches might be the most boring thing in the world. If you think about it, it’s actually kind of impressive how the powers that be somehow managed to achieve such an incredible level of standardization in the field of lighting, to the point where pretty much all light switches are the same.  Often, the […]

  • ‘The New Yorker’ Unveils Next Week’s Ferguson Cover Image

    ‘The New Yorker’ Unveils Next Week’s Ferguson Cover Image

    There hasn’t been much cause to write about it on a website like this, but over the past couple weeks the situation in Ferguson, Missouri has bounced between terrible and terrifying pretty consistently. The mainstream media has been slow to pick up on many aspects of the story, but next week’s cover of The New […]

  • Noke: The World’s First Bluetooth Padlock

    Noke: The World’s First Bluetooth Padlock

    Worst thing about securing your stuff with a padlock is that you might lose the key or forget the combination, which then requires you to go through an awful lot of trouble (not to mention time and expense) to get the lock open so you can start all over. That’s just one problem that won’t […]

  • Oyster: Like Netflix for Ebooks

    Oyster: Like Netflix for Ebooks

    In today’s media landscape it seems like we’re heading towards a world where everything has an equivalent to Netflix. Netflix for ice cream, Netflix for ties, Netflix for pornography. Netflix for ebooks, then, should be a no-brainer, which is why it’s weird that I’m just now hearing about Oyster. According to its website, Oyster “offers […]

  • B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver From AudioEngine

    B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver From AudioEngine

      The sound system of the future (or maybe it’s the present – hard to tell these days) absolutely must be Bluetooth compatible. Otherwise, how are you going to get the music from your phone or computer into your expensive speakers? And the top of the line for this particular problem is AudioEngine’s B1 Bluetooth […]