Tech & Gear

  • Helmut Lang Trash Bags Cost $500

    Helmut Lang Trash Bags Cost $500

    It sounds like a piece from the early 2000s Derelicte fashion campaign, but with the advantage of actually being real: Helmut Lang Trash Bags let you store and haul your garbage in the height of deluxe style, with price tags ranging between $450 and $495 to match. Helmut Lang Trash Bags come in miniature and […]

  • Nebula Mars Portable Cinema: The World is Your Movie Theater

    Nebula Mars Portable Cinema: The World is Your Movie Theater

    Here comes Mr. Cinema Man, that reliable harbinger of autumn, with his magical cinema briefcase that brings joy to children and children at heart all over the world. This isn’t an excerpt from a lost Ray Bradbury novel – it’s one possible application for the Nebula Mars Portable Cinema from JBL. JBL’s Nebula Mars Portable […]

  • ‘Brand Knight’: Illustrator Turns Brands Into Action Figures (Pics)

    ‘Brand Knight’: Illustrator Turns Brands Into Action Figures (Pics)

    It’s been a while since I wrote up one of those illustration projects where somebody turns famous brands into something else – it’s kind of a played out idea by this point, but Dexter Maurer has breathed new life into the concept with Brand Knight, a series of illustrations that reimagine various brands as the […]

  • Amazon Instant Pickup Rolled Out in Select Markets

    Amazon Instant Pickup Rolled Out in Select Markets

    They say technology is cyclical, but I have to admit I’m still a little bit surprised that Amazon has gone and invented – or maybe that should be re-invented – the convenience store. In a handful of select college campus markets, online shoppers now have the option of using Amazon Instant Pickup. Amazon Instant Pickup […]

  • OJO: A Dedicated Projector for the Nintendo Switch

    OJO: A Dedicated Projector for the Nintendo Switch

    Playing video games projected on a giant screen – or, better yet, a wall – is one of the great underrated pleasures of modern life. So it’s good news that the “world’s first projector for Nintendo Switch,” as it’s billed, is on the way. It’s OJO, soon to be the subject of a crowdfunding campaign […]

  • Facebook Watch: Facebook Testing New Video Platform

    Facebook Watch: Facebook Testing New Video Platform

    If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to bust out that brilliant web series concept, Facebook recently announced its own video platform designed for users to do just that. It’s called Facebook Watch, and it’s engineered for video content that’s divided into episodes – either recorded or streamed live. Facebook Watch is clearly meant to […]

  • ‘More Covers’: Artist Animates Vintage Textbook Covers (Video)

    ‘More Covers’: Artist Animates Vintage Textbook Covers (Video)

    It’s getting to be mid-August, which means that school is starting up for all those unlucky students out there. Henning M. Lederer is an artist who is trying to put a, ah, positive spin on organized education, with his series of animations based on vintage textbook covers. The latest installment, More Covers, might even make […]

  • Alpha Centauri Hydroplane Superyacht Tender Concept

    Alpha Centauri Hydroplane Superyacht Tender Concept

    A quick terminology primer for those unlucky individuals to whom a tender is a cheap piece of chicken: In yachting lingo, a tender is the boat you take from the shore to your yacht and back again. And the people at Alpha Centauri have come up with a concept tender that makes even that purely […]

  • WIRED x ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Timepieces

    WIRED x ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Timepieces

    What time is it right now? If you have a correctly tuned watch, you know. What time is it in New York? Los Angeles? London? Tokyo? Wellington? If you have a fancy-enough watch with world clock features, you know. What time is it in the Mushroom Kingdom? No matter how nice your watch is, you […]