Tech & Gear

  • ‘Arctica: The Vanishing North’ by Sebastian Copeland

    ‘Arctica: The Vanishing North’ by Sebastian Copeland

    The holiday season is a great time to remind yourself that thanks to human pollution of the atmosphere, Santa Claus’ home in the North Pole is rapidly melting away. One way to do this is to check out a new coffee table book about that exact subject from author/photographer Sebastian Copeland, entitled Arctica: The Vanishing […]

  • Amazon Flex: Make Money Delivering Packages for Amazon

    Amazon Flex: Make Money Delivering Packages for Amazon

    One of the entities at the forefront of the predicted “gig-based economy” is Amazon with a new program that’s kind of like Uber or Lyft but for delivering packages to Amazon customers. It’s called Amazon Flex, which allows users to deliver packages within their own scheduled blocks of time for $18-$25 an hour. A little […]

  • AirBar: Make Any PC Display Into a Touchscreen (Video)

    AirBar: Make Any PC Display Into a Touchscreen (Video)

    Touchscreens are a huge part of daily life for many people nowadays, but there are still plenty of screens that don’t do much of anything (and certainly nothing good) if you touch them. That figure can be significantly reduced, though, by using the AirBar, a sensor that can convert any PC screen to a control-by-touch […]

  • Tom Yoo is Selling LEGO Sneakers at Resale Value

    Tom Yoo is Selling LEGO Sneakers at Resale Value

    Everyone knows that the secondary sneaker market is ridiculous, with coveted pairs selling for unimaginable four-figure sums. But now things have gotten even more absurd, as LEGO sneaker wizard Tom Yoo begins selling his signature LEGO sneaker replicas for about how much the real things sell after retail. Tom Yoo’s LEGO sneakers include ten different styles in […]

  • Roger Communication App

    Roger Communication App

    Most of us probably remember the bad old days of Nextel, where you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing that annoying chirp-chirp sound followed by some unintelligible squawking from someone’s cell phone. You might have thought those days were over, but a new app from the people who brought us Spotify is bringing back the convenience […]

  • Davek Alert Smart Umbrella

    Davek Alert Smart Umbrella

    It’s been said that with umbrellas, it’s better to have one and not need it than to need one and not have it. But weather if often unpredictable (or, at least, unpredicted by those less mindful of it), and it’s not an uncommon occurrence to be caught in the rain without an umbrella – a […]

  • SpeakEmoji App Converts Speech to Emoji (Video)

    SpeakEmoji App Converts Speech to Emoji (Video)

    Words: What were they? Whatever they were, they couldn’t have hoped to compete with the almighty emoji in terms of pure communicative power, which is why an app like SpeakEmoji had to come around sooner or later. SpeakEmoji is an app that converts certain words into their corresponding emojis, which could in theory allow emoji-ignorant […]

  • Bob’s Your Uncle Vinyl Collection Puzzle

    Bob’s Your Uncle Vinyl Collection Puzzle

    If there’s someone in your life who’s both a hardcore vinyl collector and a puzzle fan, there’s really only one adequate holiday gift for this person/Venn diagram overlap this year – the Bob’s Your Uncle Vinyl Collection Puzzle, a puzzle from a photograph of the record collection of Martin Yeeles, founder of the Bob’s Your Uncle […]

  • Wild Weather App Combines Forecasts With Hand-Drawn Animations

    Wild Weather App Combines Forecasts With Hand-Drawn Animations

    One of the things the internet and the smartphone revolution have given people is a seemingly infinite variety of ways to get information about the weather. Given that that’s the case, why not introduce a little bit of aesthetic appreciation into your forecast consumption? With the Wild Weather app, you can. Lots of weather apps […]

  • Amber Boobs Lamp From Nobl

    Amber Boobs Lamp From Nobl

    It’s the holiday season, so one is helpless not to think about the legendary “leg lamp” from Bob Clark’s A Christmas Story when one sees the Amber Boobs Lamp by Nobl, an even more explicit example of electrified sex, possibly gleaming in a window near you very soon. The Amber Boobs Lamp is, to put […]