Tech & Gear

  • The Fifth Element: An “Intergalactic Horological Weather Station” (Video)

    The Fifth Element: An “Intergalactic Horological Weather Station” (Video)

    “Intergalactic / horological / horological / intergalactic.” That’s probably the Beastie Boys parody I would propose if I were on the board at MB&F, which has collaborated with L’Epée for what they describe as an “intergalactic horological weather station” called, with apologies to Bruce Willis and Luc Besson, The Fifth Element.  The Fifth Element has four pods, each […]

  • Shower Beer Holder: A Holder … for Your Shower Beer

    Shower Beer Holder: A Holder … for Your Shower Beer

    Ah, the shower beer. A timeless beverage that only seems to grow more flavorful and enjoyable the older one gets. Ideally, you have a loved one in there with you to switch off beer holding duties with, but when that’s impractical or impossible there’s now the Shower Beer Holder.  The Shower Beer Holder is a silicone […]

  • Xbox Game Pass: More Than 100 Games Streaming from the Cloud

    Xbox Game Pass: More Than 100 Games Streaming from the Cloud

    Microsoft evidently forewent a big publicity push for this service, but since it’s essentially Netflix for video games such a push probably wasn’t necessary. It’s Xbox Game Pass, and it’s now providing Xbox One users with cloud access to over a hundred games at ten bucks a month. For now, the Xbox Game Pass is just […]

  • HAL 9000 Replica from Master Replicas Group (Video)

    HAL 9000 Replica from Master Replicas Group (Video)

    This year is the 50th anniversary of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the tributes are pouring in. There was this book all about the movie I wrote about a litle over a week ago, and now there’s a pretty cool gadget revealed by the Master Replicas Group: A functional HAL 9000 Replica.  The HAL 9000 Replica can […]

  • Pixel Food Printer: Enjoy 3D Printed Sushi (Video)

    Pixel Food Printer: Enjoy 3D Printed Sushi (Video)

    If you’ve ever looked at foodstuffs in old 8-bit video games and felt that special kind of hunger that comes from craving something that doesn’t exist in the real world, good news: The people at Open Meals have finally figured out how to 3D print sushi, and due to the limitations of the Pixel Food Printer the […]

  • HyperWhistle: The Loudest Whistle in the World

    HyperWhistle: The Loudest Whistle in the World

    You might think you can whistle pretty loud. You might think your little coach’s whistle can make a pretty loud, high note, that gets everybody’s attention. You might even think that when you blow through it pretty hard you can make the loudest whistle in the world. But you can’t! Unless you have a product […]

  • Mario Time: Google Maps Commemorates Mario Day with ‘Mario Kart’ Feature

    Mario Time: Google Maps Commemorates Mario Day with ‘Mario Kart’ Feature

    Tomorrow, March 10th, (or, my sources tell me, MAR10 in leetspeak) is Mario Day. There are myriad options available for individuals to celebrate this occasion, and Google Maps has added to that extensive list with a new limited time feature known as Mario Time. When you enter Mario Time, here’s what happens: Wahoo! Now you can navigate the […]

  • Samsung QLED TV Blends Into Your Wall

    Samsung QLED TV Blends Into Your Wall

    In the 1993 thriller When a Stranger Calls Back, a killer hides from Carol Kane in plain sight by painting himself to look like the brick wall he’s standing in front of. Now, that method of camouflage has been co-opted not for murder but for televisions that turn practically invisible when they’re not being watched: The Samsung […]

  • Readme Hanging Magazine and Book Rack

    Readme Hanging Magazine and Book Rack

    Hey, you like to read? Books, magazines, comic books, and so on? One of the biggest yet unsung components of any habitual reader has to do with storage, where you keep whatever it is you’re reading at the present moment. A new storage solution for books and magazines is called Readme, billed as a “modern hanging […]

  • PET De Lux Custom Retro Game Console

    PET De Lux Custom Retro Game Console

    Swedish designer Love Hultén is back with another piece inspired by the golden age of video games. Additionally, it’s an homage to the Personal Electronic Transactor or PET, the first line of personal computers released by Commodore back in the late 1970s. It’s called the PET De Lux. Unlike the original PET, the PET De Lux is primarily for […]