Tech & Gear

  • Snapbots: Yellow Snapchat Spectacle Vending Machines (Video)

    Snapbots: Yellow Snapchat Spectacle Vending Machines (Video)

    If you see a new, yellow vending machine-like device in your hometown, do not approach in search of snacks or soda. That’s because it’s probably one of the Snapbots, a new whimsical vending machine from Snapchat that also happens to be the only way you can buy Snapchat Spectacles (for the moment). Snapbots are mobile, and […]

  • ‘Nick Fouquet’s Flame-Treated Hatmaking Masterclass’ (Video)

    ‘Nick Fouquet’s Flame-Treated Hatmaking Masterclass’ (Video)

    Nick Fouquet is the hatmaker behind Pharrell‘s famous oversized hats, among other things, and the artist recently gave the public a look at the processes he uses to make his unique signature creations. It’s called Nick Fouquet’s Flame-Treated Hatmaking Masterclass, and if you’ve got two and a half minutes to spare you can learn something […]

  • Ever Tires: Bike Tires That Won’t Go Flat for 5000 Miles

    Ever Tires: Bike Tires That Won’t Go Flat for 5000 Miles

    If you believe certain conspiracy theorists on the subject, the tire industry has had access to a no-flat tire model for decades, keeping it from the public for the obvious reason that people with tires that don’t go flat never have to buy new tires. Now, it seems, a group of freedom fighters behind the […]

  • Gonzo Guardz ForeverGlass: Indestructible iPhone Screen Protectors

    Gonzo Guardz ForeverGlass: Indestructible iPhone Screen Protectors

    There is almost nothing quite so demoralizing as a cracked iPhone screen. The Gonzo Guardz ForeverGlass is a new screen protector that can help you ensure that you will never have to check texts through a giant, horrific crack in reality, and it’s backed up by an attention-getting lifetime warranty. Gonzo Guardz ForeverGlass lives up […]

  • Sega Genesis is Coming Back Next Year

    Sega Genesis is Coming Back Next Year

    The retro gaming trend has officially gone mainstream.  Not only is the NES coming back to much fanfare, but it’s recently been announced that the Sega Genesis is also returning, albeit in a form that is probably not going to be as tempting to casual players. That’s because the Sega Genesis, unlike the NES Classic […]

  • Selfie Room Added to Russian Au Pont Rouge Department Store

    Selfie Room Added to Russian Au Pont Rouge Department Store

    The modern apparel shopping experience involves not just grabbing clothes off the rack and buying them, but also requires at least one selfie stop in order to maximize the social media capital from the excursion. Now, Russian department store Au Pont Rouge in Saint Petersburg have made that unofficial part of the ritual official with […]

  • Sherlock Holmes Vaping Pipe Concept

    Sherlock Holmes Vaping Pipe Concept

    Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest detective, was often known to sit inside his Baker Street flat for hours on end while smoking pipe after pipe of tobacco as his brain tackled a particularly difficult problem. Peterson of Dublin introduced their “Sherlock Holmes” line of pipes back in the 1980s to give modern-day armchair detectives their […]

  • InstruMMents 01: “The World’s First Dimensioning Instrument”

    InstruMMents 01: “The World’s First Dimensioning Instrument”

    Compulsive measurers rejoice! “The world’s first dimensioning instrument” is now here, and it’s small enough to fit in your pocket, as well as multi-functional enough to justify carrying it with you pretty much anywhere you go. It’s the InstruMMents 01, a mag roller that can measure just about anything with literal laser-precision. The InstruMMents 01 […]

  • Hype: An Interactive Video App From the Creators of Vine (Video)

    Hype: An Interactive Video App From the Creators of Vine (Video)

    A few days ago people all across the internet were shocked by the sudden announcement that the mega-popular social media video app Vine was coming to an end. But don’t worry: Some of the founders of Vine are coming back with a new social video app, called, audaciously enough, Hype. Despite the narrative satisfaction of […]

  • Lifeclock One: An ‘Escape from New York’ Smartwatch

    Lifeclock One: An ‘Escape from New York’ Smartwatch

    Snake Plissken: International criminal, flew the Gullfire over Leningrad, president-rescuer-for-hire … style icon? No, the eye patch is not coming back this year, but we do have the next best thing in the form of Lifeclock One, an officially licensed smartwatch meticulously based on the countdown clock Snake wears in John Carpenter’s Escape from New […]