Tech & Gear

  • 9 Things to Know About E-Cigs

    9 Things to Know About E-Cigs

    “In the future, even the cigarettes are electronic” might sound like a Philip K. Dick opening line, but we’ve reached a point where it’s the actual honest to God truth. Electronic cigarettes have been around long enough now that we can probably rule them more than a fad, but what exactly is the deal with […]

  • Postalco Jogging Wallet

    Postalco Jogging Wallet

    If your wallet is a little bit on the clunky side (and whose isn’t?), then you might find yourself dreading taking it with you on nightly runs. But Postalco has an item that lets you carry a few essentials in a package that won’t weight you down or compromise your aerodynamic capabilities. It’s called the […]

  • Soto Pocket Torch

    Soto Pocket Torch

    Anyone who ever had an irresponsible older brother knows the trick of cracking open a lighter and adjusting it so that it creates much bigger flames than intended. But the new Soto Pocket Torch provides this giant flame without any handiwork. The Soto Pocket Torch, just like your older brother’s method, works with pretty much […]

  • Sense: Monitor Your Entire Sleep Environment

    Sense: Monitor Your Entire Sleep Environment

    Now on Kickstarter, there’s a sleep monitor that expands its reach from the user’s immediate person to the entire room in which they sleep. It’s called Sense, and it doesn’t just monitor your activity overnight, but things like ambient light, noise, temperature, and humidity, so you can get a better grip on why you sleep […]

  • IcyBreeze Cooler/Portable Air Conditioner (Video)

    IcyBreeze Cooler/Portable Air Conditioner (Video)

    Imagine this: You’re at a barbecue, with a frosty cooler full of ice-cold beer and soda only a few feet away. But you’re so drained by the sweltering summer heat that you can’t … quite … make it … to the cooler. Instead you fall down dead of heat exhaustion. While this scenario was all […]

  • 9 Things We Think We Know About iPhone 6

    9 Things We Think We Know About iPhone 6

    The (presumably) upcoming iPhone 6 from Apple is the source of hot debate and rumor-milling that only an Apple product can engender. So it might be useful to compile nine of the most interesting iPhone 6 rumors in one place. This, as you have probably already figured out, is that place. So take a look […]

  • 9 Unconventional Tool Boxes and Belts

    9 Unconventional Tool Boxes and Belts

    So you need something to hold your tools in, but you don’t want to look like a tool about it. Understandable, given that there are few groups more fashion-conscientious than handymen. But how can you lug your tools from job to job without doing it like everyone else? That question is ultimately up to you […]

  • Artist Photographs Plants in Space (Pics)

    Artist Photographs Plants in Space (Pics)

    Space used to be called “the final frontier,” but it’s beginning to seem mighty familiar to a lot of Earthling artists and scientists as of late. The latest is Azuma Makoto, who has unveiled a new project known as Exobiotanica, a series of images showcasing various plants in outer space. Exobiotanica was achieved by way […]

  • Jibo: Your New Robot Friend (Video)

    Jibo: Your New Robot Friend (Video)

    Robots tend to get pretty rough treatment at the hands of the media – they’re either mindless laborers or superintelligent killers. But Jibo is a robot that flies in the face of those stereotypes by being friendly, helpful, and (hopefully) not secretly plotting to kill all humans. I’ll be honest, the first time I saw […]

  • 1-Hour Photo: An App for the Patient

    1-Hour Photo: An App for the Patient

    It wasn’t that long ago when places like CVS or Walgreens would advertise “One-Hour Photo” development, the implication being that an hour was no time at all to wait for a completed roll of photographs. A lot has changed since then, though, and now people are used to seeing and sharing photos pretty much instantly. […]