Tech & Gear

  • Google Glass Teams Up With Luxottica

    Google Glass Teams Up With Luxottica

    Most early adopters of technology are used to the idea of looking like dorks. That was definitely the case with early users of Google Glass, who were apparently okay with looking like Universal Soldiers in exchange for Google Glass’ numerous technological features. But now, Google Glass is partnering with Luxottica—a company with ownership of stylish […]

  • EGO Power+ String Trimmer

    EGO Power+ String Trimmer

    We’re getting into peak yard maintenance season now that winter is finally going away. And if you have (or have ever had) a lawn to maintain, you know that gas-powered yard tools are loud and annoying, just to name two of their more notable qualities. The EGO is different, though, being powered by a lithium-ion […]

  • Artist Recreates 20 Bands in LEGO (Pics)

    Artist Recreates 20 Bands in LEGO (Pics)

      It’s probably due to the recently released The LEGO Movie, but LEGO fever is continuing to hit the internet in somewhat unexpected ways. The latest is from artist Adly Syairi Ramly, who has rendered 20 famous bands out of LEGO. The project represents a pleasing mix of bands.Those bands include iconic bands such as […]

  • 9 Best Safes Money Can Buy

    9 Best Safes Money Can Buy

    Buying a safe to protect your valuables can seem unnecessary when your “valuables” consist of two leftover slices of pizza and a DVD copy of Moneyball. But once you’ve actually acquired some items worth stealing, a safe might be a good idea for your home. But what kind of safe is right for you? That […]

  • Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch (Pics + Video)

    Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch (Pics + Video)

    Smartwatches have been an increasingly big part of the technology field lately, and like most new technologies, style generally takes a backseat to hardware. But the new Motorola Moto 360 is a smartwatch that also happens to look like a watch any normal person might actually wear, which puts it safely ahead of much of […]

  • Samsung NX mini SMART Camera: World’s Smallest Interchangable-Lens Camera

    Samsung NX mini SMART Camera: World’s Smallest Interchangable-Lens Camera

    It’s no secret that technology is continuing to get smaller and smaller, but it’s still always a little bit surprising when a new milestone in tininess is reached. And that’s exactly what the new Samsung NC mini SMART Camera represents.  According to Samsung, it’s “the world’s slimmest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera,” with a weight of […]

  • LifeStraw Go: Instantly Purifying Water Bottle

    LifeStraw Go: Instantly Purifying Water Bottle

    It was about a year and a half ago when we told you about the LifeStraw, a portable water purifier that turns almost any outdoor water supply into a body of safe drinking water. But it’s a little tough to use, since getting close to a creek or river and slurping up the water through […]

  • Artist Zach Jordan’s Pop Culture Portraits (Pics)

    Artist Zach Jordan’s Pop Culture Portraits (Pics)

      The internet is home to a lot of aesthetically dubious representations of pop culture characters, but it’s a little bit unusual to see a professional artist devote much time to “fanart.”  Zach Jordan is the exception, as he has a whole section on fanart (that’s actually the term he uses) on his website, and […]

  • Surf Sauna: Winter Surfing Made Bearable

    Surf Sauna: Winter Surfing Made Bearable

    Technology hasn’t quite reached the point where the super-rich can control the weather. But we are getting a little bit closer, at least in one specific subculture, with the Surf Sauna. The Surf Sauna is designed specifically for people who are so obsessed with “hanging 10″ (and other surf-related phrases) that they can’t stop seeking […]

  • PhoneSoap: UV Phone Sanitizer

    PhoneSoap: UV Phone Sanitizer

    You don’t have to own a microscope to know that your cell phone is probably awash in nasty bacteria and other microbes. And cleaning them can be difficult, especially if you don’t have one of those waterproof phones. But even if you do, you can’t sanitize anything with just water, which is where PhoneSoap comes […]