Tech & Gear

  • Dot Watch: “The First Braille Smartwatch” (Video)

    Dot Watch: “The First Braille Smartwatch” (Video)

    An anonymous poet once wrote, “envy the blind, for they cannot see the horrors that await them.” That may or may not be so, but now there’s another reason to envy the blind that has nothing to do with unseen horrors: It’s the Dot Watch, billed as “the first braille smartwatch” ever invented. The Dot […]

  • Braeön Universal Repair Plastic

    Braeön Universal Repair Plastic

    It’s like something out of William Gibson: A material that’s strong, durable, and versatile enough to repair almost anything. But it’s not science-fiction, it’s Braeön, a new plastic ribbon-like material that’s purportedly “as strong as steel, as flexible as rope and as malleable us putty.” Braeön works by heating it up and molding it to […]

  • ‘GhostPaint’ VR Graffiti App From Epic Games

    ‘GhostPaint’ VR Graffiti App From Epic Games

    VR graffiti is so hot right now. The latest app to capitalize on this trend is from Epic Games, the developers of Unreal Engine, and it’s called GhostPaint, a cool title that evokes the “ghostman” moniker in Blackhat (or maybe that’s just me). Designed for the HTC Vive, GhostPaint will let you explore a wide […]

  • Mindset: Smart Headphones Engineered to Optimize Concentration

    Mindset: Smart Headphones Engineered to Optimize Concentration

    As a freelance writer, I often think to myself about how much more I could get done if I could just improve my concentration. I’m probably not alone in that regard, which is why there’s a market for Mindset, a new set of smart headphones that are designed specifically to aid concentration. Music’s power to aid […]

  • Cinder: “The World’s First Countertop Precision Grill” (Video)

    Cinder: “The World’s First Countertop Precision Grill” (Video)

    George Foreman must be getting old, because as far as I know he has not kicked the ass of the inventor of Cinder, billed as “the world’s first countertop precision grill,” a clear shot at Foreman’s own iconic countertop grilling appliance. Far be it for me to start any conflict between George Foreman and whoever […]

  • Bit Bar EDC Screwdriver Fits Inside Your Pocket

    Bit Bar EDC Screwdriver Fits Inside Your Pocket

    New from Big Idea Design is a pocket-sized EDC screwdriver for your go-anywhere arsenal. It’s called Bit Bar, essentially a screwdriver that works along the same principles as a pocketknife. But even though Bit Bar’s defining feature is its small size, it doesn’t sacrifice anything in the realms of power or durability. Each one is […]

  • Wheel Minimalist Turntable From Miniot

    Wheel Minimalist Turntable From Miniot

    I didn’t realize that the future would be composed largely of minimalist turntables, but here we are. The latest is called Wheel from Miniot, which flips the script on the typical turntable design by, and you may want to sit down for this, putting the needle under the record. The primary effect of this innovation is that […]

  • ‘Tipping’ Cabin Concept by Christophe Benichou (Pics)

    ‘Tipping’ Cabin Concept by Christophe Benichou (Pics)

    Tipping may not be a city in China, but it is a striking and bold concept for an outdoor cabin recently whipped up by artist and designer Christophe Benichou. True to its name, this cabin appears to tip over the edge of a cliff—or at least it would if it ever got actually built in […]

  • Nokia 3310 Makes Triumphant Return

    Nokia 3310 Makes Triumphant Return

    Smartphones are nice, but it’s not unusual for people to lament the simplicity and elegance of the previous era of mobile phone technology—an era exemplified by the Nokia 3310. So it’s cool that Nokia is bringing back the 3310 in an updated version, but not one that’s just a smartphone in disguise. The new Nokia […]

  • Folding Steak Knife From Kai

    Folding Steak Knife From Kai

    I have a fondness for products that double as sight gags, and it’s been a blue moon since I saw one as funny as the Folding Steak Knife from Kai. I mean, just think of it.  Why in the world would you ever need to unexpectedly produce a steak knife? But, being prepared means expecting […]