Tech & Gear

  • SHUT Unveils $15,000 Gold-Plated Skateboard (Pics)

    SHUT Unveils $15,000 Gold-Plated Skateboard (Pics)

      You could be forgiven for thinking that this gold-plated skateboard from New York skate shop SHUT is some kind of belated April Fool’s Day prank, but it’s apparently very real. And it’s also real expensive, with a price tag of $15,000. SHUT’s gold-plated skateboard definitely looks good, and according to the product description, its […]

  • Amazon Unveils Fire TV

    Amazon Unveils Fire TV

    A couple days ago, Amazon surprised a lot of people with the announcement of their new Fire TV service—a way to stream movies, TV shows, and (here’s the really exciting part) games to your TV. Amazon’s Fire TV costs $99 and works with not just your Amazon account, but other streaming services like Netflix and […]

  • 9 Things You Need to Know About Amazon Fire TV

    9 Things You Need to Know About Amazon Fire TV

    Online retailer Amazon is getting into the home video streaming game with Fire TV, a small black box you plug into your TV to stream content from all over the internet. Whether or not Amazon will successfully break into the club currently occupied by Google, Roku, and Apple remains to be seen, but there are […]

  • Grillbot: Outsource Your Grill Cleaning to the Machines

    Grillbot: Outsource Your Grill Cleaning to the Machines

    Cleaning a grill is toward the top of the list of tedious and annoying chores, somewhere in between toilet bowl cleaning and artificially inseminating a horse. But it’s 2014 now, and there’s no reason we shouldn’t let robots clean our grills for us, which is exactly what you can do with the Grillbot. The Grillbot […]

  • Casio Unveils April 2014 G-Shock New Releases

    Casio Unveils April 2014 G-Shock New Releases

      A new supply of G-Shock watches is on the way from Casio for April, 2014. Appropriately enough for the approaching summer season, many of the new G-Shock watches are engineered for underwater exploration. That would be the new G-Shock members of the G-LIDE family, the GLX-5600 and the GWX-8900, both with full tide charts […]

  • iPhone 6 Will Have Much Larger Screen, Schematics Confirm (Pics)

    iPhone 6 Will Have Much Larger Screen, Schematics Confirm (Pics)

      The general line on technology is that it will continue to get smaller and smaller until it will fit directly into our brains, but Apple would appear to be bucking that trend according to some schematics leaked from the company. The leaked Apple iPhone 6 schematics are in line with reports from earlier this […]

  • Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Camera

    Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Camera

    Durability is the primary engineering principle behind this camera from Olympus. Appropriately enough, it’s the Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-3, a camera that’s designed to be able to get snapshots in an array of different environmental conditions. Those conditions include water (with water resistance at up to depths of 50 feet), freezing cold (with resistance to […]

  • Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph

    Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph

    Most non-digital watches are designed under the principle that you can get the time from your watch, and the date from a calendar, like God intended. And if our old friends Day and Month do get any consideration, it can sometimes just be for decoration rather than function. But the new Annual Calendar Chronograph from […]

  • The HotTug Mobile Hot Tub (Photos)

    The HotTug Mobile Hot Tub (Photos)

    Maybe I just have a filthy mind but I’m actually relieved to learn that the product called HotTug is a mobile hot tub and not whatever it was I was thinking. It’s a portmanteau of “hot tub” and “tugboat,” and as you might imagine it’s a hot tub you can either tug behind another boat […]

  • ‘MacGyver”-Inspired Action Hero Toolkit

    ‘MacGyver”-Inspired Action Hero Toolkit

    A guilty confession: I’ve never seen a single episode of MacGyver. But I know enough about the show and the character by cultural osmosis to know that MacGyver is some kind of adventurer who often uses household items to get out of dangerous jams. And that’s pretty much all you need to know to appreciate […]