Tech & Gear

  • 15 Useful Winter Hacks to Help You Survive the Next Few Months

    15 Useful Winter Hacks to Help You Survive the Next Few Months

    The first six weeks of winter are always pretty tolerable. Sure, it’s cold and icy, but you’ve got Christmas and New Year’s Eve to look forward to, with all the parties and merriment…and booze. Hell, you even find yourself hoping for snow come December 23rd or so, simply because some dude named Irving wrote a […]

  • Epson Moverio BT-200 Augmented Reality Glasses (Video)

    Epson Moverio BT-200 Augmented Reality Glasses (Video)

    One trend that you can expect to see a lot more of in the coming years is “augmented reality,” which is the concept of enhancing your minute-to-minute visual perception with data and graphical overlays, most famously represented by Google Glass. But Google isn’t the only augmented reality brand in town, as the new Epson Moverio […]

  • The HD100 Helmet: The “Dark As Knight” Concept Now Available

    The HD100 Helmet: The “Dark As Knight” Concept Now Available

    Remember Helmet Dawg’s “Dark As Knight” motorcycle helmet, heavily inspired by Batman? It was August, 2013 when we first wrote about it here, when it was just a one-off concept that might never see the light of day. Well, that day is finally here, because Helmet Dawg has made the helmet—with the significantly less catchy […]

  • Google Spends $3.2 Billion on Smart Appliance Brand Called “Nest” (Video)

    Google Spends $3.2 Billion on Smart Appliance Brand Called “Nest” (Video)

    Even if you’re used to news of Google dropping a ton of money on one new tech company or another, the news that they recently spent $3.2 billion to acquire Nest might attract your attention. That’s because Nest was a relatively low-profile company, producing “smart” appliances like thermostats and carbon monoxide alarms that sync up […]

  • Burritobox: A Burrito Vending Machine

    Burritobox: A Burrito Vending Machine

    Let me paint a little picture for you: You’re in front of your favorite Redbox location trying to decide on the night’s movie. But you feel a hunger, a craving really, deep inside, for a piping hot burrito. Now imagine a future in which standing right next to the Redbox is a Burritobox, a vending […]

  • Artist Harry Heaton Makes LEGO-Style Album Covers (Pics)

    Artist Harry Heaton Makes LEGO-Style Album Covers (Pics)

      If you’ve ever gone to a record store right after an appointment at the optometrist, some of these “LEGO Albums” by artist Harry Heaton will probably look a little bit familiar to you. That’s because they’re from his current project which is to take album covers and digitally alter them so they appear to […]

  • Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector

    Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector

    Another glimpse of the future is here from Sony. This time it’s the Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector, which takes the usual wires, cords, and hardware associated with wall projectors and condenses it all into one sleek case that you can put right up against the wall for an Ultra High-Definition image that’s up […]

  • Sony XSP-N1BT In-Car Smartphone Cradle Receiver

    Sony XSP-N1BT In-Car Smartphone Cradle Receiver

    The next time you’re at a red light, take a minute to look around at the other drivers around you. Chances are, most of them are staring at their phones. Even at a stoplight this is dangerous, so it’s good that the people at Sony have developed the XSP-N1BT, billed by Sony as “the first […]

  • Polaroid Socialmatic Camera Finally Coming Out

    Polaroid Socialmatic Camera Finally Coming Out

    It seems like the Polaroid Socialmatic concept camera has been in the air for a really long time. The concept combines the retro appeal of a Polaroid camera with 21st century upgrades engineered towards sharing the user’s work across their social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and more. Now, almost 2 years after the Polaroid […]

  • ’60 Minutes’ Profiles Kim Dotcom, Founder of Megaupload (Video)

    ’60 Minutes’ Profiles Kim Dotcom, Founder of Megaupload (Video)

    It’s been January 2014 for over a week now, so chances are you’re not at your parents’ house anymore and, thus, have little reason for watching 60 Minutes. But if you have an interest in “Hollywood‘s Villain,” Kim Dotcom, founder of download site Megaupload, you may also be interested to know that 60 Minutes recently […]