Tech & Gear

  • ‘Overview: A New Perspective of Earth’

    ‘Overview: A New Perspective of Earth’

    Satellite imagery isn’t the mind-blowing novelty it once was, thanks to services like Google Earth that put it at our fingertips 24/7. There’s still some juice left in the technology, though, as followers of the Daily Overview Instagram account are well aware.  And now a book based on that account is here. It’s called Overview: […]

  • Hollyweed: Vandals Upgrade the Hollywood Sign

    Hollyweed: Vandals Upgrade the Hollywood Sign

    2017 has been anticipated by many with a mixture of dread and terror, but the year actually began with, dare I say it, a pretty positive omen. It could be found in beautiful Hollywood, California, where the iconic Hollywood Sign was for a brief shining moment replaced with a sign reading “Hollyweed.” Around 3 AM […]

  • LEGO Nerf Maverick REV-6: A Functional Nerf Gun Made From LEGO (Video)

    LEGO Nerf Maverick REV-6: A Functional Nerf Gun Made From LEGO (Video)

    LEGO and Nerf, at first glance anyway, would seem to be fairly polar from one another thematically. LEGO is based on the creativity and imagination of building, while Nerf is all about pretending to kill your little brother with low-speed soft projectiles. The man behind Astonishing Studios has gone and combined them, though, and the […]

  • The Alpha Shovel: “The Most Badass Shovel for Everyone”

    The Alpha Shovel: “The Most Badass Shovel for Everyone”

    If you’re sick and tired of your coddled, effeminate, inadequate, and embarrassing shovel, there’s now a shovel that can meet anyone’s standards of masculinity and productivity.  It comes in the form of The Alpha Shovel, billed on Kickstarter as “the most badass shovel for everyone.” The Alpha Shovel can be used not just as a […]

  • ‘Ducati 90 Years: Stile Ducati: A Visual History of Ducati Design’

    ‘Ducati 90 Years: Stile Ducati: A Visual History of Ducati Design’

    2016 marks the 90th anniversary of the legendary Ducati motorcycle brand, but for some reason you have to wait until next year to be able to observe this milestone with an official book commemorating its history of design and performance. That book is called Ducati 90 Years: Stile Ducati: A Visual History of Ducati Design, […]

  • Darkr: Photo App Seeks to Replicate Darkroom Experience

    Darkr: Photo App Seeks to Replicate Darkroom Experience

    I watched a lot of TV shows as a kid, and one of the aspects of adult life that intrigued me the most in my misspent youth of watching detective shows, sitcoms, and movies was the photography darkroom. Unfortunately, by the time I actually became an adult, the darkroom became much less common thanks to […]

  • USPS Most Wonderful Ornament Tells When Your Gift is Opened

    USPS Most Wonderful Ornament Tells When Your Gift is Opened

    Thanks to the internet, the world is much smaller than it used to be, which means there are millions more people giving holiday presents to people from whom they are separated by thousands of miles. The United States Postal Service has recently unveiled a pretty cool ornament for just those situations: The USPS Most Wonderful […]

  • Traumahawk Survival Axe From Zombie Tools

    Traumahawk Survival Axe From Zombie Tools

    Will you ever find yourself in need of a “survival axe“? Who can say? If you do find yourself in need of a survival axe, will you want it to have a humorous name? That last question’s a lot easier: Of course you would! And so I bring you the Traumahawk from Zombie Tools. Zombie […]

  • ‘National Geographic Infographics’ From Taschen

    ‘National Geographic Infographics’ From Taschen

    Infographics are all the rage these days, but National Geographic have been doing them for 125 years and counting. Now, the magazine is teaming up with Taschen for a handsome hardcover collection of its infographics over the years/decades/century and change, entitled National Geographic Infographics. Featuring detailed infographics on subjects like “A History of Skis,” “Ocean […]