Tech & Gear

  • ‘The History of Photography in 5 Minutes’

    ‘The History of Photography in 5 Minutes’

    Photography is an extremely rich art form with an equally rich history that stretches from the centuries before Christ to well into the future, but that didn’t stop the Cooperative of Photography from condensing it all into less time than a commercial break. The fruit of their effort is called The History of Photography in 5 […]

  • Versace Emoji App Now Available for iOS

    Versace Emoji App Now Available for iOS

    Emoji brand engagement has long been the territory of fast food chains and pizza joints, but now even luxury fashion brands like Versace are getting into the pictorial action. The brand recently unveiled the Versace Emoji app, as well as the #VersaceSharesLove capsule collection that emblazons the emojis on a line of t-shirts. And if […]

  • Starry Station: Ambient Touchscreen WiFi (Video)

    Starry Station: Ambient Touchscreen WiFi (Video)

    It’s 2016 but WiFi is still kind of a pain for most of us. Luckily, there are a few brands out there seeking to simplify the WiFi process, and make it more intuitive too – like the makers of the Starry Station, “the ambient touchscreen WiFi station.” The first thing that differentiates the Starry Station […]

  • View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack

    View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack

    Sometimes, it can be helpful to dress up a new phenomenon as something old in order to make it easier for the public to understand (kind of like how ancient Christians co-opted pagan holidays for their own ritual celebrations). That’s the principle that appears to be at work with the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack. […]

  • Diane Middlebrook Studios: Creative Seclusion

    Diane Middlebrook Studios: Creative Seclusion

    If you’ve always wanted to sit down and crank out your masterpiece, you might have noticed that modern life is so full of distractions it can even be possible to forget which is which. But the Djerassi Resident Artists Program has a way for you to find some time away from it all, by shacking […]

  • ‘Where’s Warhol?': Children’s Book Parody Features Andy Warhol

    ‘Where’s Warhol?': Children’s Book Parody Features Andy Warhol

    One of Andy Warhol‘s obsessions as an artist was turning himself into a mass-produced commodity, so it’s only appropriate that he’s been posthumously transformed into a Where’s Waldo? parody. The only surprise, really, is that it took so long for Where’s Warhol?, from authors Catherine Ingram and Andrew Rae, to exist. Where’s Warhol? is illustrated in […]

  • Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottles

    Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottles

    “Self-filling water bottles” might sound like some kind of made-up invention, but evidently modern technology makes such a thing quite possible.  As a result, we now have Fontus, billed as the first self-filling water bottle in the world. Fontus works by snatching moisture out of the surrounding air, for a water bottle that purportedly never […]

  • Belt Cable for Tangle-Free Storage

    Belt Cable for Tangle-Free Storage

    Charging cables have a way of always getting tangled up, either in its own cord or in stuff like headphones (or other charging cables). There are a lot of possible solutions out there, but one of the simplest is that which is offered by the Belt Cable. The Belt Cable is an Apple Lighting charging […]

  • Smart Mirror Developed by Google Employee Max Braun

    Smart Mirror Developed by Google Employee Max Braun

    I am not a Google employee, and one of the many reasons why is that my only aspiration for my bathroom mirror is that it get dirty enough for me to clean it every couple months or so. But Google software engineer Max Braun had greater hopes and bigger dreams for his bathroom mirror, which […]

  • Néit Luggage: “World’s First Smart, Collapsible, Hard Case”

    Néit Luggage: “World’s First Smart, Collapsible, Hard Case”

    Hard case luggage has its advantages and disadvantages compared to more conventional suitcases and bags, and one of the latter can be that it’s difficult to store when it’s not being used. Néit luggage sidesteps this problem with its collapsible structure, with smart GPS tracking technology to boot. Néit can make up to 70% of its […]