Tech & Gear

  • Spire: A Health Tracker Attached to Your Clothes

    Spire: A Health Tracker Attached to Your Clothes

    The health tracker that can track your health even after you forget to put it on ain’t been invented yet. But Spire comes close, since the whole idea of it is that you can attach it to your clothes and then forget about it, with updates on your health, physical activity, sleep, and so on […]

  • KFC Internet Escape Pod Priced at $10,000

    KFC Internet Escape Pod Priced at $10,000

    It feels like every day now brings a new weird thing plastered with the face of Colonel Sanders, expressly designed to get as much free ad space as possible. It’s all part of the cyclical, relentless nature of the internet, which is why the KFC Internet Escape Pod seems so appealing. The KFC Internet Escape […]

  • Bose Sleepbuds: Noise-Masking Earbuds from Bose

    Bose Sleepbuds: Noise-Masking Earbuds from Bose

    There are few things worse on this Earth than not being able to get a good night’s sleep because of noisy surroundings. Inversely, there are few things better than going to sleep in absolute quiet. Bose Sleepbuds are a new innovation from a company whose general specialty is filling a room with sound that purportedly […]

  • KFC Christmas Tree Ornaments Revealed by KFC New Zealand

    KFC Christmas Tree Ornaments Revealed by KFC New Zealand

    It’s important to remember as the holidays approach the real reason for the season: Fast food fried chicken. KFC New Zealand obviously recognizes this, with the unveiling of a new line of KFC Christmas tree ornaments that will be right at home next to these. The KFC Christmas tree ornaments include ‘ments in the shape […]

  • Ideenzug German Luxury Train Concept

    Ideenzug German Luxury Train Concept

    Travel by train is romantic and all, but it often isn’t too comfortable – and that gets truer the longer you’re stuck on a train. Germany’s state-owned train company Deutsche Bahn has unveiled a potential exception to this rule – a luxury train concept that’s essentially a high class hotel on tracks, called the Ideenzug. […]

  • Balolo: Wood Covers for Your Electronics

    Balolo: Wood Covers for Your Electronics

    Modern life is a sea of electronic equipment, most of it encased in harsh plastic that calls to mind nothing as much as Darth Vader’s own personal aesthetic. But maybe you’re looking to warm things up a bit – in which case there’s now Balolo, a German start-up that provides walnut coverings for myriad electronic […]

  • Oliver Sweeney Secret Shoe: CONTROL-Worthy Footwear

    Oliver Sweeney Secret Shoe: CONTROL-Worthy Footwear

    I’m not sure if there’s even any point in noting the similarity between the new Oliver Sweeney Secret Shoe and the shoe phone favored by Agent #86 Maxwell Smart on the classic TV series Get Smart  – I mean, it’s just so obvious, and the people at Oliver Sweeney seem aware of it when they […]

  • Vortx: Feel the Elements from TV, Movies, and Video Games

    Vortx: Feel the Elements from TV, Movies, and Video Games

    4D effects: They aren’t exclusively the province of weird tourist attractions in towns like Gatlinburg or San Antonio anymore. Now, there’s Vortx, a gadget that you can hook up to your TV or computer in order to feel on-screen elements – like wind and fire – inside the comfort of your own home, which presumably […]