Tech & Gear

  • Summers Place Dodo Skeleton Going Up for Auction

    Summers Place Dodo Skeleton Going Up for Auction

    Climate scientists agree that we’re going to be seeing a lot more extinct species in the next few years. Now, you have an opportunity to pay tribute to all past and future wiped-out animals through the most iconic of them all: The dodo bird. It’s the Summers Place Dodo Skeleton, a composite piece hitting the […]

  • BoardUp: “The World’s First Self-Folding Longboard”

    BoardUp: “The World’s First Self-Folding Longboard”

    The first self-folding longboard in the world is now in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Not to be confused with “Bird Up,” the worst show on television, it’s BoardUp, a longboard that circumvents many of the issues associated with lugging such boards around by way of an ingenious self-folding hinge in the middle. […]

  • Middle Finger Candle: For Rude Candle Lovers

    Middle Finger Candle: For Rude Candle Lovers

    Candles, as I understand them, are intended to create an inviting, comfortable, and soothing atmosphere in one’s home or place of business. But it seems that one might often have other priorities entirely when choosing a candle, and for those times the Middle Finger Candle would be more than appropriate. The first thing I notice when looking […]

  • PhotoScan by Google Photos Digitizes Old Photos (Video)

    PhotoScan by Google Photos Digitizes Old Photos (Video)

    By my estimation, there are approximately 98,000,000 embarrassing photos that haven’t made it onto the internet yet. A newly unveiled app from Google Photos may drop that figure significantly though, so you better be prepared.  It’s PhotoScan by Google Photos. PhotoScan by Google Photos basically turns your mobile device’s camera into its own portable scanner […]

  • ‘LEGO Outside LEGOLAND’ by Domenico Franco (Pics)

    ‘LEGO Outside LEGOLAND’ by Domenico Franco (Pics)

    Photographer Domenico Franco has taken to the streets of Rome to answer one question and one question only: “What if actual objects in our lives were made of LEGO, but giant-sized?” And this investigation resulted in LEGO Outside LEGOLAND, a new photo series from the artist that answers that question visually. LEGO Outside LEGOLAND is mostly […]

  • Matrix PowerWatch: A Smartwatch Powered by Your Own Body Heat (Video)

    Matrix PowerWatch: A Smartwatch Powered by Your Own Body Heat (Video)

    A common feature of smartwatches is step-counters and other functions in the service of fitness tracking. But even if your body is kept in perfect working order thanks to encouragement from your watch, your watch isn’t going to get much in return from this bargain—unless you (in the near future, that is) have a Matrix PowerWatch. The […]

  • ‘Depart': A Coffee Table Book About Travel and Photography

    ‘Depart': A Coffee Table Book About Travel and Photography

    There’s no easier way to travel through the world than through photography, and a new coffee table book from MENDO is all about the intersection of those two worlds. It’s called, simply, Depart. Depart features work from three different photographers, handpicked by MENDO, to document some of their favorite travel destinations in the world. Visuals […]

  • Solartab C: “The World’s Quickest Solar Charger”

    Solartab C: “The World’s Quickest Solar Charger”

    Solar energy: It may be on the verge of losing all its government funding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t invest in it a little yourself. And with Solartab C, you don’t even have to sacrifice charging speed for the power of the sun, since it’s billed as “the world’s quickest solar charger.” Solartab C […]