Tech & Gear

  • ‘Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale)': Made from 10,000 Pounds of Recycled Plastic

    ‘Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale)': Made from 10,000 Pounds of Recycled Plastic

    Brooklyn’s own StudioKCA was commissioned to create a piece for the Bruges Triennial 2018 in Belgium. They came up with a massive piece called Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale), and it’s not just a piece of momentary distraction of the eye but also an environmental statement, made as it is from more than 10,000 pounds of plastic that had […]

  • Oculus TV: A Hub for Watching TV in Virtual Reality (Video)

    Oculus TV: A Hub for Watching TV in Virtual Reality (Video)

    In the world of virtual reality, it’s possible to go anywhere, do anything. Fly above the nighttime streets of New York, travel back to 19th century Paris, hang out with the Brady Bunch, anything your imagination can conjure can happen within the virtual world. And now, thanks to Oculus TV, you can watch TV in virtual […]

  • SupPorter: Kickstarter for Nonprofits and Political Campaigns

    SupPorter: Kickstarter for Nonprofits and Political Campaigns

    ‘Sup Porter is the name of a hip hop themed 1930s screwball comedy throwback script I’m working on, but it appears that I’m going to have to find a new title, because a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter for political campaigns and nonprofit organizations called SupPorter has launched. According to one of the site’s founders, part of the appeal of […]

  • Boxing Bells from Bevin Bells (Video)

    Boxing Bells from Bevin Bells (Video)

    There’s nothing quite like the sound of an old-timey boxing bell. Bevin Bells has come up with a way for you enjoy that unmistakable sound in your own home, preferably without the violence and potentially life-threatening injuries that usually follow it, with a pair of old-fashioned Boxing Bells.  Bevin Bells Boxing Bells come in black as […]

  • TRIWA: Watches Made from Recycled Illegal Guns

    TRIWA: Watches Made from Recycled Illegal Guns

    The world would be a much better and more peaceful place if every gun was replaced with a stylish timepiece, don’t you think? TRIWA is a new Swedish watch brand that’s doing its small part to make that unlikely scenario come to pass, by making watches from melted down confiscated firearms. IM Swedish Development Partner is a […]

  • Lumen Augmented Reality Projector is Essentially a Magic Flashlight (Video)

    Lumen Augmented Reality Projector is Essentially a Magic Flashlight (Video)

    We’re all familiar with the old cliche about any sufficiently advanced technology being indistinguishable from magic, but we’ve reached a point where nothing but that cliche will do in attempting to describe a new “augmented reality projector” called Lumen. Lumen essentially takes augmented reality, previously the domain of smartphone screens and VR sets, into the actual […]

  • ‘Scrabble’ Tile Lights Spell Good Decor

    ‘Scrabble’ Tile Lights Spell Good Decor

    Despite a love of words, I’ve recently begun to think of Scrabble as a game for my always expanding list of “theoretically fun” items. But the game still carries some deep, primal appeal, as evidenced by the fact that I think these officially licensed Scrabble Tile Lights from Firebox are pretty cool. The Scrabble Tile Lights’ key feature is probably the jumbo […]

  • KIDULT EXTINCTOR by Street Artist Kidult

    KIDULT EXTINCTOR by Street Artist Kidult

    Street artist Kidult has put out a limited edition “paint extinguisher” that does not actually extinguish paint (such a device would be antithetical to a street artist, I imagine) but instead sprays it in a new way. It’s called the KIDULT EXTINCTOR, and here are the official specs: -Matte black ‘KIDULT’ and body finish -All Metal […]

  • Moon Pod: “A Zero-Gravity Beanbag for All-Day Deep Relaxation”

    Moon Pod: “A Zero-Gravity Beanbag for All-Day Deep Relaxation”

    Despite the best efforts of Jeff Musk or Elon Bezos, most of us have not made it into space. Which in turn means that most of us have not experienced the sensation of floating in a zero-gravity environment. But we can get just a bit closer in the near future, thanks to the Moon Pod.  The Moon […]

  • Disney Orgy 6 Skateboards Commemorate ‘The Disneyland Memorial Orgy’

    Disney Orgy 6 Skateboards Commemorate ‘The Disneyland Memorial Orgy’

    Wally Wood’s The Disneyland Memorial Orgy is one of the most famous bootleg illustrations of all time, a gleefully tasteless, well, orgy that first appeared in the underground magazine The Realist in 1967. Now, it’s back, and in skateboard form, for a collection of Disney Orgy 6 skateboards from Boom-Art. When placed side by side, the Disney Orgy 6 skateboards reproduce The […]