Tech & Gear

  • Nuimo Universal Smart Home Controller

    Nuimo Universal Smart Home Controller

    If you’re old enough, you remember the feeling of power than accompanied the acquisition of a new universal remote. No TV was immune to your commands! Now there’s a new spin on that idea in the form of Nuimo, a universal remote for everything in your house. Nuimo is compatible with a host of different smart […]

  • ‘Cube': Artists Lernert and Sander Cut Foods Into Perfect Cubes (Photos)

    ‘Cube': Artists Lernert and Sander Cut Foods Into Perfect Cubes (Photos)

    Can food be art? Dutch artists Lernert and Sander have answered this question on their own, with Cube, a new photograph appearing in Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant. Basically, the concept of the photo is that the artists took 98 different food products and cut them into tiny, perfect 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm cubes. Why? I’m not […]

  • Lily Drone Camera: Just Throw and Shoot (Video)

    Lily Drone Camera: Just Throw and Shoot (Video)

    Most of the time if you see someone throwing a camera it’s because they forgot to take the lens cap off during a spectacular moment, but there’s a new drone camera that you’re actually supposed to throw. It’s Lily, purported to be the first camera in the world that is operated simply by throwing it into the […]

  • ELP Laser Turntable: Play Your Records Without Risking Damage

    ELP Laser Turntable: Play Your Records Without Risking Damage

    The thing about vinyl records is that they sound great, they look great, and they are great. But they’re pretty fragile compared to digital-era audio technology, and that fragility isn’t exactly helped by the fact that in order to listen to them you have to physically drag a needle across its grooves. But what if […]

  • Drumi: Environmentally Friendly Foot-Powered Washing Machine

    Drumi: Environmentally Friendly Foot-Powered Washing Machine

    Doing the laundry, no matter what power-saving settings your machine has, or how much of a hook-up your local laundromat gives you, is guaranteed to be a waste of time and energy. We only do it this way because there’s no better way – at least until now, with the unveiling of the Drumi from YiREGO, a […]

  • Penxo: Minimalist Aluminum Pencil (Photos)

    Penxo: Minimalist Aluminum Pencil (Photos)

    How exciting can a pencil really be? The answer probably varies depending on the person, but the people at BitsFactory have done their best to make the most exciting pencil possible. It’s Penxo, a minimalist lead writing implement crafted from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum. Penxo is probably the most thoughtfully designed pencil of […]

  • Soverin: New Privacy-Oriented Email Service

    Soverin: New Privacy-Oriented Email Service

    Gmail is the default go-to email client of choice these days, but it places a very low premium on privacy, as evidenced by the weirdly specific advertisements you’ll see online that seem to be inspired by your supposedly private emails. But there’s a new game in town, for people who want their emails to be […]

  • ‘The Night Cafe': Virtual Reality Vincent van Gogh Tribute (Video)

    ‘The Night Cafe': Virtual Reality Vincent van Gogh Tribute (Video)

    One might look at a painting by Vincent van Gogh and wish that they could step into the painting and walk around. Now, you can come as close as possible to doing that for real, thanks to The Night Cafe, a new virtual reality experience created by Mac Cauley and based on van Gogh’s painting Le Café de […]

  • SipaBoard: “Jet-Propelled, Self-Inflating, Smart Paddleboard”

    SipaBoard: “Jet-Propelled, Self-Inflating, Smart Paddleboard”

    The paddleboard has always carried with it a connotation of rugged outdoorsmanship and separation from modern conveniences, but now you can go paddle boarding with the aid of your wireless devices. It’s the SipaBoard, a “jet-propelled, self-inflating, smart paddleboard” now in the very tail-end of its fundraising phase on Kickstarter. The SipaBoard’s jet propulsion system not […]