Tech & Gear

  • Google Developing Smart Contact Lens for Diabetes Patients (Video)

    Google Developing Smart Contact Lens for Diabetes Patients (Video)

    If you see a headline that says something like “Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens,” you could be forgiven for assuming that it’s the next generation of Google Glass, a contact lens that lets you check Facebook while driving and whatnot. But actually, Google Contact Lens has a much more specific and admirable purpose: to help […]

  • The Wolfram Cabinet: Stock Up for Emergency

    The Wolfram Cabinet: Stock Up for Emergency

    One of the side-effects of a complete global collapse is that all that money in your bank account will become instantly worthless. So why not sink an irresponsible amount of it into something you’ll actually be able to use once the machines take over? Something like, for example, the Wolfram Cabinet, a $14,500 “survival cabinet” […]

  • Quirky’s Thor Ice Scraper: The Thunder God of Ice Scrapers

    Quirky’s Thor Ice Scraper: The Thunder God of Ice Scrapers

    Until they invent a laser-powered ice scraper/melter, scraping sheets of ice off your windshield will never be fun. But hopefully the Thor Ice Scraper by Quirky will make it a little easier and more efficient. That’s because of its dual-blade design that lets scraping take place in a back-and-forth motion, rather than just one or […]

  • 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 […]