Tech & Gear

  • ‘SDO: Year 5′: NASA Releases Solar Highlight Reel (Video)

    ‘SDO: Year 5′: NASA Releases Solar Highlight Reel (Video)

    The sun: What’s it been up to? Sure, we see it almost every day up in the sky, but that doesn’t mean we really know what’s going on up there. Luckily, the people at NASA have been keeping an extra-close watch at the sun’s activities for the last five years with the Solar Dynamics Observatory, […]

  • ‘Descension': Sculptor Anish Kapoor Unveils Perpetual Whirlpool (Video)

    ‘Descension': Sculptor Anish Kapoor Unveils Perpetual Whirlpool (Video)

    When most of us hear the word “sculpture,” we think of something that’s totally static and unmoving, like a statue. But that’s not always the case, as evidenced by Descension, a new installation by sculptor Anish Kapoor that can best be described as a constantly swirling black whirlpool. Descension is the first site-specific art installation […]

  • Equil Smartmarker: The Smart Whiteboard Alternative (Video)

    Equil Smartmarker: The Smart Whiteboard Alternative (Video)

    The meeting room whiteboard is an office staple going back to whenever they stopped using chalkboards in offices. But it just might be time for an upgrade, and the Equil Smartmarker is here to provide just that. The Equil Smartmarker doesn’t do away with erasable ink on a whiteboard (or glass) surface, but instead amplifies […]

  • Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive

    Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive

    Cloud storage is fine for most of the data we have to our names these days, but there are some things that you might want to lock up securely, away from prying eyes or worse. For this, there’s the new Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive with top-of-the-line, easy to use security features that will make sure […]

  • Drone Waiters Serve Diners in Singapore Restaurant (Photos)

    Drone Waiters Serve Diners in Singapore Restaurant (Photos)

    Drones often get a bad rap in the media for their participation in cold, inhumane methods of warfare or spying on innocent citizens, but they can be put to less sinister uses too. Take, for example, drone waiters, which were recently seen in action at Singapore’s Timbre @ Substation. Timbre @ Substation’s drone waiters weren’t […]

  • Bond Handwriting Robot Automates Handwritten Letters (Video)

    Bond Handwriting Robot Automates Handwritten Letters (Video)

    When was the last time you received a handwritten letter? Now, think back even further and try to remember the last time you got a handwritten letter from someone who wasn’t related to you. It was nice, right? And now, the Bond Handwriting Robot is taking that warm, fuzzy feeling and handing it over to capable […]

  • Machine Era Wallet Solid Brass Edition (Photos)

    Machine Era Wallet Solid Brass Edition (Photos)

    If you’re looking for an unorthodox take on the traditional wallet, the new Machine Era Wallet Solid Brass Edition could be just the thing you’re looking for. The people at Machine Era went back to the fundamentals of wallet design and rethought practically every aspect of conventional wisdom on the subject, starting with the material that […]

  • Striker Folding Knife Designed by Skateboarder Geoff Rowley

    Striker Folding Knife Designed by Skateboarder Geoff Rowley

    I guess for professional skateboarders, options get a bit limited when you reach a certain age. For Geoff Rowley, that means expanding his brand from signature skate shoes for Vans and other skate-related endeavors to designing a new knife for Civilware Service. It’s the Striker Folding Knife, a stylish and compact cutting tool. My instinct […]

  • High There!: The Dating App for Marijuana Enthusiasts

    High There!: The Dating App for Marijuana Enthusiasts

    Marijuana has its share of positive side-effects, but abundant socializing isn’t one of them. It can be hard to meet people when everything in your apartment is just as entertaining as anything outside, which is why High There! is such a great idea for an app. The logline for it is “Tinder for pot heads,” […]