Tech & Gear

  • McDonald’s Boombox is Made from Recycled Drink Trays

    McDonald’s Boombox is Made from Recycled Drink Trays

    McDonald’s isn’t the only fast food joint that is apparently favoring a “why not?” policy towards promotional gimmicks. The latest fruit of that approach toward pointless innovations is the McDonald’s Boombox, made from recycled drink trays to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the McFlurry. OK, sure, why not. In case any younger readers don’t know […]

  • Wavegrower: Hypnotic Animated GIFs Based on Mathematical Concepts

    Wavegrower: Hypnotic Animated GIFs Based on Mathematical Concepts

    I was never much of a math whiz, and most of the time I feel OK about it. But a new project from French animator Frédéric Vayssouze-Faure is giving me a little bit of FOMOOMRS – Fear Of Missing Out On Mathematics-Related Stuff – and luckily for me Wavegrower is pretty visually stimulating even if […]

  • Amazon Hub: New Amazon Lockers Specifically for Apartment Residents

    Amazon Hub: New Amazon Lockers Specifically for Apartment Residents

    It’s possible you’ve had a chance to use an Amazon in your town, in which case you know how they work – basically, they’re electronic delivery lockers for Amazon parcels that are located in publicly accessible areas for easy pickup and drop-off of Amazon packages. Now, Amazon has unveiled a similar product engineered specifically for […]

  • Apollo Penlight: Inspired by Real NASA Penlights

    Apollo Penlight: Inspired by Real NASA Penlights

    This is just me, but my ideal penlight would be one modeled after the one used by The Shadow in his one-man war on crime. But since that probably isn’t going to happen, I’ll have to settle for the Apollo Penlight, a new penlight based on the ones produced for actual NASA astronauts on Apollo […]

  • CasusGrill: A Totally Biodegradable Disposable Grill

    CasusGrill: A Totally Biodegradable Disposable Grill

    The phrase “disposable grill” gets abused a little bit out in the marketplace, since most of these disposable grills will collect dust in a compost heap for decades rather than being truly disposed of, in the global sense. But CasusGrill, fresh off winning a “Feel Good” 2017 Danish Design Award, is different. CasusGrill is a […]

  • Loveflutter: A Dating App Exclusively for Verified Twitter Users

    Loveflutter: A Dating App Exclusively for Verified Twitter Users

    The blue check mark used on Twitter means that you can rest easy knowing that that’s the real James Woods, the same who starred in Casino and John Carpenter‘s Vampires, tweeting about Hillary Clinton all day. But it can also serve a more positive purpose, like serving as a badge of entry into Loveflutter, a […]

  • KFC Gamer’s Box 2.0: A Fried Chicken Box/Video Game Controller

    KFC Gamer’s Box 2.0: A Fried Chicken Box/Video Game Controller

    I imagine most who write or talk about the new KFC Gamer’s Box 2.0 will categorize it as something like a “fried chicken box that’s also a video game controller.” That’s totally accurate, and completely in line with KFC‘s recent strategy to do a bunch of crazy stuff to get people to tweet their brand […]

  • Taco Mode: Lyft Partners with Taco Bell

    Taco Mode: Lyft Partners with Taco Bell

    Taco Bell is the late-night spot of choice for people who either don’t want to get out of their car or who don’t live in Waffle House country. Rideshare app Lyft recognizes this, and in doing so has partnered with Taco Bell for the new Taco Mode feature, reportedly rolling out later this week for […]