Tech & Gear

  • ‘Knight Rider’ K.I.T.T. USB Car Charger From ThinkGeek (Video)

    ‘Knight Rider’ K.I.T.T. USB Car Charger From ThinkGeek (Video)

    “Where are we going, Michael?” If you’re a fan of the 80s television classic Knight Rider, you probably read that sentence in the distinctive tones of William Daniels as K.I.T.T., Michael Knight’s artificially intelligent talking car from the show. Now, thanks to ThinkGeek, you can pretend to drive K.I.T.T. yourself and charge your mobile devices […]

  • Znaps: Magnetic Charging Adapter for Any Device

    Znaps: Magnetic Charging Adapter for Any Device

    Magnetic charging ports are nothing new, having been built into MacBooks for a while now. But most devices don’t have them, which is why a magnetic charging adapter might be useful. Enter Znaps, a product designed to fill that gap, seemingly without any regard for pronunciation. Znaps are gadgets that you plug into whatever charging […]

  • Albert: Digital Clock Requires Math Practice to Tell Time

    Albert: Digital Clock Requires Math Practice to Tell Time

    It’s pretty common to hear people talk about how math skills you develop in middle and high school have no application in real life. But is that a good thing? Being good with numbers is one of my most envied talents in other people, and maybe if I’d had something like Albert before I became […]

  • Arckit Architectural Modeling System (Video)

    Arckit Architectural Modeling System (Video)

    I know a lot of perfectly respectable adults are really into LEGO, so I don’t want to condescend those people and describe the Arckit architectural model building system as “LEGO for adults.” But I can’t help it – that’s exactly what I think of when I see it in action, since it’s essentially LEGO but […]

  • ORIGO Boat: Foldable and Environmentally Friendly

    ORIGO Boat: Foldable and Environmentally Friendly

    Here’s the thing about boats – no matter how graceful it can cut through the water, it’s almost always a cumbersome, unwieldy mess when it’s outside its aquatic element. But the people at ORIGO have come up with a solution – it’s the ORIGO Boat, a foldable, portable, and environmentally friendly alternative to more traditional […]

  • Latitude 12 Tablet by Dell Designed to Withstand Just About Anything

    Latitude 12 Tablet by Dell Designed to Withstand Just About Anything

    It sometimes seem that as technology gets more and more advanced, it gets more and more fragile (we all remember the infamous bending iPhone 6‘s from a little while ago). But Dell has just unveiled a step in the opposite direction, in the form of the Latitude 12 tablet, the first in the company’s new […]

  • Stary: “The World’s Lightest Electric Skateboard”

    Stary: “The World’s Lightest Electric Skateboard”

    I’ve never used an electric skateboard, but apparently excessive weight is an issue with most of them – I guess it’s a problem akin to the automatic drive on push lawnmowers, which adds a lot of extra weight to the mower. But there’s a company taking to Kickstarter with a design they say is for […]

  • Prisma Guitars: Guitars Made From Recycled Skateboards (Photos)

    Prisma Guitars: Guitars Made From Recycled Skateboards (Photos)

    Skateboarding is cool, and playing the guitar is cool, but except for creatures of extraordinary balance and concentration, the two disciplines are extremely difficult to combine. Until now, that is, with the introduction of Prisma Guitars, guitars crafted from old skateboards by Nick Pourfard. Pourfard has experience as both an industrial designer and a woodworker (with […]