Tech & Gear

  • Looie: More Than a Bathroom Locator App

    Looie: More Than a Bathroom Locator App

    We all remember that during Larry David’s ill-fated Seinfeld reunion episode, as chronicled by a season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, George Costanza finally hit it rich with an app that directs the user to the nearest clean toilet anywhere in the world. But there’s a problem with that business model – what if there aren’t […]

  • E1: World’s Smallest 4K UHD Camera

    E1: World’s Smallest 4K UHD Camera

    New from Z Camera comes a camera that can capture 4K, Ultra HD images through a micro 4/3 lens and in a form that’s smaller than any other comparable camera. It’s the E1, reportedly designed by an engineer with a few years of experience at another company known for its smaller-than-imaginable cameras, GoPro. The Z […]

  • Amazon Premium Headphones

    Amazon Premium Headphones

    There are few things more important to a modern person’s daily life than a good set of earbuds – you take them with you wherever you go, and experience all of your music, podcasts, and other assorted audio through them, so it’s important they be functional, durable, and comfortable to wear. Hopefully, if you’re on […]

  • Beme: “Authentic” Social Media for the iPhone (Video)

    Beme: “Authentic” Social Media for the iPhone (Video)

    With the massive success of Snapchat, it’s clear that a social media app can be popular because of the limitations it places on users, which means the race is on to find the next big thing in social media and how it will restrict how people can use it. One contender is Beme, which is […]

  • Solar Paper: “The World’s Thinnest and Lightest Solar Charger”

    Solar Paper: “The World’s Thinnest and Lightest Solar Charger”

    No, Solar Paper isn’t notebook paper that somehow absorbs and uses energy from the sun. The “paper” in the name is instead a reference to its size – more precisely its thinness, as the product is billed by its makers at YOLK as “the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger.” Solar Paper is just .15 […]

  • UO Smart Beam Laser Projector (Video)

    UO Smart Beam Laser Projector (Video)

    New from United Object, it’s a high definition projector that harnesses the power of lasers for a projector that doesn’t sacrifice image quality for its small size and convenience. It’s the UO Smart Beam Laser, only 2.2 inches tall, wide, and deep. Within the UO Smart Beam Laser’s tiny body is a laser diode joined […]

  • Ross McGouran Test Rides Lexus Hoverboard (Video)

    Ross McGouran Test Rides Lexus Hoverboard (Video)

    The Lexus Hoverboard has been in the public sphere for a while, but now it’s getting another public glimpse courtesy of professional skateboarder Ross McGouran. Unfortunately, Ross McGouran’s test ride of the Lexus Hoverboard isn’t being shown to the public in full—at least not yet. Instead, it’s the subject of another teaser for the board, […]

  • Grado GH1 Headphones Carved From Single Brooklyn Tree

    Grado GH1 Headphones Carved From Single Brooklyn Tree

    John and Jonathan Grado of the Brooklyn consumer goods manufacturer Grado found out that a tree in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park was being torn down, so they decided to find a use for it that fit within their company’s wood-crafting MO. And so we have the Grado GH1 headphones, each one carved from the same departed […]

  • Casa Invisibile by DMAA: A Mirror-Covered House for Bending Light (Photos)

    Casa Invisibile by DMAA: A Mirror-Covered House for Bending Light (Photos)

    The technology required to make a truly invisible house is still at least a few years off (or at least that’s what the government wants us to think), but the people at Delugan Meissl Associated Architects have come up with a pretty cool substitute in the meantime. It’s Casa Invisibile, a house covered in mirrors for […]