Tech & Gear

  • ‘Moonshot VS.004′: A $2500 Porcelain Basketball

    ‘Moonshot VS.004′: A $2500 Porcelain Basketball

    I’m pretty sure my old grandad used to say “that’s about as useful as a porcelain basketball” when he saw something that he deemed pointless and/or useless. But sculptor Victor Solomon and ceramicist Brock Deboer have teamed up to make a real porcelain basketball, a limited edition piece called Moonshot VS.004. There are only three Moonshot VS.004 sculptures in […]

  • Charcoal Book Club: A New Coffee Table Book Every Month

    Charcoal Book Club: A New Coffee Table Book Every Month

    Book clubs, for various reasons, tend to be focused on content rather than collectibility. But we live in an age when there’s a subscription service for just about everything — like the Charcoal Book Club, which gives subscribers the opportunity to receive a new handsomely mounted coffee table photography book every month. The Charcoal Book Club’s […]

  • ‘Because You Watched’ Pop-Up Exhibit from Netflix

    ‘Because You Watched’ Pop-Up Exhibit from Netflix

    Netflix is getting into the comic book business, but their quest for absolute cultural domination doesn’t end there. The streaming service also has a pop-up exhibit coming to the Raleigh Studios Hollywood gallery next month, and it gets its title from one of the linchpin phrases of the Netflix experience: Because You Watched. Here’s what it’s all […]

  • Flopstarter: Crowdfunding for Extremely Bad Ideas

    Flopstarter: Crowdfunding for Extremely Bad Ideas

    Good ideas are sometimes said to be in the air, just waiting for some lucky brain to catch them and, hopefully, execute them in some way. Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter have made it a lot easier for those ideas to be funded, but what about bad ideas? For them, there’s Flopstarter. Flopstarter is an evidently real […]

  • Zen Float Tank: Float Your Troubles Away

    Zen Float Tank: Float Your Troubles Away

    It seems like more and more often these days I feel like locking myself in some kind of suspended animation chamber. Unfortunately I don’t think that type of Farmerian stoning technology exists quite yet, but the Zen Float Tank looks like the next best meditational thing. The Zen Float Tank is billed as the “only affordable home […]

  • Hiuni: “A Smart, Connected GoTo Telescope”

    Hiuni: “A Smart, Connected GoTo Telescope”

    Stargazing is great but it leaves a little to be desired as a social, group activity. There’s a new kind of telescope now raising funds on Kickstarter that’s seeking to change that: Hiuni, which is a new smart telescope that’s engineered to give groups of people a simultaneous stargazing experience. Hiuni is a computerized telescope that’s […]

  • Colonel Sanders Floatie from KFC

    Colonel Sanders Floatie from KFC

    Summer and fried chicken, they go together like … well, they go together better than Colonel Sanders and pool accessories, I know that. But that hasn’t stopped the folks at KFC from coming up with an official Colonel Sanders Floatie that will make you feel like you’re floating in the pool on top of the […]

  • Official Dick Tracy Watch with Working Two-Way Communicator (Video)

    Official Dick Tracy Watch with Working Two-Way Communicator (Video)

    Perhaps you read about the Level III Pac-Man watch earlier today and decided it was out of your price range. But if your heart is set on a watch commemorating the exploits of another yellow adventurer, good news: There’s an official Dick Tracy watch with a working two-way communicator “radio” (actually a Bluetooth speaker that syncs […]

  • Level III Pac-Man Watch by Romain Jerome (Video)

    Level III Pac-Man Watch by Romain Jerome (Video)

    Maybe this is just me, but if I’m spending thirteen grand on a Pac-Man watch, I want to be able to play Pac-Man on it, or some watch-shaped variant of same. But Romain Jerome’s third collaborative Pac-Man watch, entitled Level III, just tells the time surrounded by Packy and his perennial ghostly enemies. Even though it’s not interactive, […]

  • Saucy_AF: Arby’s Unveils New Font

    Saucy_AF: Arby’s Unveils New Font

    I’ve always sort of thought of Arby’s as being able to speak for itself. Want to send a message? Do it with a Double Beef and Cheddar. But if for some bizarre reason you don’t want to do that, you can now send a message using Saucy_AF, a new downloadable text font from Arby’s. As the […]