Tech & Gear

  • Apple Energy: Apple Creates Company to Sell Off Solar Energy

    Apple Energy: Apple Creates Company to Sell Off Solar Energy

    Apple is what’s known in the industry as a “hot brand,” but I respect the intelligence of my readers too much to go for some kind of pun involving that phrase and their most recent endeavor to sell off excess solar energy collected on its Cupertino and Nevada solar farms. It’s called Apple Energy LLC. […]

  • Samsung Gear IconX Fitness-Tracking Earbuds

    Samsung Gear IconX Fitness-Tracking Earbuds

    Earbuds are standard gear for regular exercisers these days, so it’s an impressive flash of inspiration from someone at Samsung that produced the Samsung Gear IconX, a pair of earbuds that also works as a fitness tracker. They might as well while they’re up there, right? The benefits of listening to music while you work […]

  • Mercury: “The World’s First Universal Camera”

    Mercury: “The World’s First Universal Camera”

    The world of photography is a sometimes-confusing maze of different formats, lenses, shutter speeds, light levels, etc. A single camera that can handle all known photography formats would be an easy way to cut through a little bit of that clutter, but it’s taken until now for such a camera to be developed: The Mercury. […]

  • Grovemade Pocket Knife

    Grovemade Pocket Knife

    Hey, want to see a pocket knife? It’s made in the USA but inspired by the Japanese higonokami tradition, it has an Elmax steel blade that’s sharpened by hand, and its wood handle (in your choice of either maple or walnut) has been sanded and given a vegetable oil finish, also by hand. It’s the […]

  • Bose QC35: Noise-Cancelling Headphones Now Wireless

    Bose QC35: Noise-Cancelling Headphones Now Wireless

    Audio brand Bose has made a couple of new innovations in the noise-cancelling headphones field recently, but the one that concerns us here today is the Bose QC35, which are essentially just like the earlier QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones but with new wireless capabilities. That means a pair of Bose QC35 headphones will completely eliminate the […]

  • ZeroHour Apex Tactical Pen With Tungsten Tip

    ZeroHour Apex Tactical Pen With Tungsten Tip

    A “tactical pen” kind of sounds like a pen you might use in combat situations, but the people at ZeroHour probably don’t intend for their ZeroHour Apex tactical pen to be jammed through any lower-jaws—except in cases of absolute self-defense, of course. Instead, the ZeroHour Apex is a pen outfitted with enough functions to make […]

  • FoldiMate Robotic Laundry Folding Machine (Video)

    FoldiMate Robotic Laundry Folding Machine (Video)

    Folding laundry is easily one of the most tedious household chores that exist, but unless you want to live the life of living out of your hamper there’s really no way to get around it. That’s changing soon, though, thanks to the FoldiMate, a robotic laundry folding machine that’s been recently unveiled. FoldiMate actually does […]

  • Felipe Pantone: Street Artist Paints Paris Highway Tunnel (Photos)

    Felipe Pantone: Street Artist Paints Paris Highway Tunnel (Photos)

    Visitors to the A86 Duplex highway tunnel in Paris on May 22nd, an area that is usually restricted to the public, were treated to a psychedelic visual feast courtesy of street artist Felipe Pantone and the Lasco Project. Luckily, photos of the installation are widely available now, even if you weren’t able to make it […]

  • ORCA Extra Heavy Duty Cooler: Keep Beers Cold for 10 Days

    ORCA Extra Heavy Duty Cooler: Keep Beers Cold for 10 Days

    About a month ago I told you about the Igloo Trailmate cooler, which can keep a hundred beers cold for up to four days. I kind of thought that was the end of the cooler-longevity war, but there’s a new brand that has a cooler that can purportedly keep beer cold for more than twice […]