Tech & Gear

  • 2016 International Drone Photography Contest Winners Announced (Photos)

    2016 International Drone Photography Contest Winners Announced (Photos)

    It’s time for a reminder that drones aren’t just used to blow up police suspects or race through real-life video game courses, but that they can also take some pretty cool photographs too. And so we have the 2016 International Drone Photography Contest, the winners of which have now been revealed. Judges for the 2016 […]

  • Spector: Handheld Device Captures Typefaces, Colors Digitally

    Spector: Handheld Device Captures Typefaces, Colors Digitally

    Fiona O’Leary, design student at the Royal College of Art, has come up with a very cool gadget as a final project that will hopefully be available to use by the general public soon. That’s because Spector, as it’s named, is a handheld device that can capture typefaces and colors encountered in the real world, […]

  • Softub: A New Kind of Hot Tub

    Softub: A New Kind of Hot Tub

    There’s a very real reason why hot tubs are often used as a shorthand symbol for decadence and affluence – they are expensive as hell, and require a complicated installation process that also happens to be expensive. Not so with Softub – a new kind of hot tub that was designed decades ago but is […]

  • Octospot: The “World’s Greatest Action Camera for Diving”

    Octospot: The “World’s Greatest Action Camera for Diving”

    GoPro has a certain brand dominance in the field of action cameras, so much so that any footage spontaneously captured from its specialized first-person perspective is often referred to as “GoPro” footage even if the camera itself isn’t a GoPro camera. The next time you see some cool underwater footage that looks like it was […]

  • Laser Bazooka Unveiled by Drake Anthony (Video)

    Laser Bazooka Unveiled by Drake Anthony (Video)

    Drake Anthony, aka styropyro, is a man who specializes in constructing elaborate laser weapons and other exotic devices in his garage (hey, everybody has to have a hobby). His latest work is something he calls a laser bazooka. I’m not a scientist, and I can guarantee I know a lot less about the principles involved […]

  • Dakine Party Bucket: Show Your Bucket How to Have Fun

    Dakine Party Bucket: Show Your Bucket How to Have Fun

    A wise man once said “it’s always nice to have a dad-gum bucket.” But where he was referring mostly to a bucket’s practical uses in the home, Dakine has come out with an accessory that shows a typical five-gallon bucket how have a good time. It’s called the Dakine Party Bucket. Putting aside any semantic […]

  • SlideBelts Survival Belt May Keep Your Pants And Life From Falling Down

    SlideBelts Survival Belt May Keep Your Pants And Life From Falling Down

    We’re all familiar with Batman‘s famous utility belt, which stores everything the Caped Crusader needs to fight crime in Gotham City. While such a device may be impractical in the real world, the SlideBelts Survival Belt is a reasonable substitute. Crafted from a sturdy but flexible high-tensile-strength synthetic blend, the SlideBelts Survival Belt has a […]

  • Leather Wall Pocket From Tasche

    Leather Wall Pocket From Tasche

    The standard spot for magazines or other magazine-sized objects in a home or office is on the table—a coffee table perhaps, or maybe some other kind of table or desk. Tasche is a brand that has a new solution to the problem of where to put all your extra magazines and whatnot; a Leather Wall […]