Tech & Gear

  • ‘Fat and Famous': Artist Reimagines Pop Culture Figures as Overweight (Pics)

    ‘Fat and Famous': Artist Reimagines Pop Culture Figures as Overweight (Pics)

    A graphic artist or illustrator in “the real world” is usually under societal pressure to deliver characters that are in conventionally attractive shapes—no pot bellies or love handles to be found. But artist Alex Solis wasn’t bound by these restrictions in his project Fat and Famous, which turns familiar pop culture icons into versions that […]

  • GEAK Watch II Pro: First Round-Faced Smartwatch (Photos and Video)

    GEAK Watch II Pro: First Round-Faced Smartwatch (Photos and Video)

    If you’ve spent any time at all keeping track of the new smartwatch trend, you might have noticed that the vast majority of them have big, weird-looking square faces. While it’s probably necessary for a lot of scientific and functional reasons, it’s easy to imagine hardcore watch enthusiasts grinding their teeth as they look at […]

  • EDC Retrieval Tool: The Next Best Thing to a Grappling Hook

    EDC Retrieval Tool: The Next Best Thing to a Grappling Hook

    The grappling hook would have to be one of the most coveted pieces of adventure gear, all the more so because it’s not like you can go down to Target and pick one up for yourself. And even though that hasn’t changed, you can pick up an EDC Retrieval Tool from the Cool Material shop, […]

  • Amazon Echo Voice-Controlled Sound System (Video)

    Amazon Echo Voice-Controlled Sound System (Video)

    The new all-in-one sound system from Amazon might appear at first to have yet another meaningless, impressionistic name, but actually the Amazon Echo‘s name is quite descriptive. Like a natural echo, all you have to do to activate it is call out in the right direction, even from across the room. And it’s not just […]

  • Cocoon: “The World’s Smartest Home Security” (Video)

    Cocoon: “The World’s Smartest Home Security” (Video)

    A new home security system is capitalizing on the desire that some people must have to just wrap themselves up in a cocoon. That desire also inspired the name of the device – Cocoon, which is billed by its makers as “The World’s Smartest Home Security.” Cocoon works through technology called SUBSOUND, which can sense […]

  • Uboat Worx HP Sport Sub 2 Luxury Submarine

    Uboat Worx HP Sport Sub 2 Luxury Submarine

    If you loved the Uboat Worx HP Sport Sub, you’re going to go absolutely bonkers over the Uboat Worx HP Sport Sub 2. It’s the luxury vehicle for when life above the water just seems too boring or pedestrian to cope with, so you can cruise around the bottom of the sea in style and […]

  • Jawbone UP System Fitness Trackers (Video)

    Jawbone UP System Fitness Trackers (Video)

    The latest company to get on board the wearable fitness technology train is Jawbone, which has unveiled a new line of fitness trackers known collectively as the Jawbone UP System. The UP System includes wearable gadgets like the UP Move, the UP24, and the UP3, the latter billed as “the world’s most advanced tracker.” All […]

  • Luxe: On-Demand Valet Parking App Now Servicing San Francisco

    Luxe: On-Demand Valet Parking App Now Servicing San Francisco

    Valet parking is one of the great underrated luxuries of our times. To some it might seem like a decadent luxury, but anyone who’s ever been lucky enough to use a valet service knows how convenient it can be. And the makers of a new app are trying to expand the valet experience from fancy […]