Tech & Gear

  • Stay-Brella: An Umbrella That Stands On Its Own

    Stay-Brella: An Umbrella That Stands On Its Own

    Anyone who has ever regularly used an umbrella is probably familiar with the age-old routine of attempting to balance your umbrella perfectly in the corner between two walls, knowing full well that the margin for error is so low as to be nonexistent. But the makers of the Stay-Brella at the Nendo design firm are […]

  • Penball: Foosball Pencil Erasers Make Mistakes Fun

    Penball: Foosball Pencil Erasers Make Mistakes Fun

    So maybe you’re not in your twenties anymore, and those carefree, hard-partying days of yore are a thing of the past. Nowadays, instead of having your fun in the usual, socially accepted places like bars and nightclubs, you have to grab it wherever you can, including in the form of novelty pencil erasers. Once you’ve […]

  • Onyx Wearable Group Communication From OnBeep (Video)

    Onyx Wearable Group Communication From OnBeep (Video)

    Modern technology has kind of killed the walkie-talkie, but it still can’t be beat for keeping in real time contact with a large group of people. Or at least it couldn’t be beat before the Onyx by OnBeep hit the scene. Onyx is a wearable communication system that works everywhere you go, as long as […]

  • Mr. Coffee 10-Cup Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker (Photos)

    Mr. Coffee 10-Cup Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker (Photos)

    The makers of the Mr. Coffee line of coffee makers have finally advanced beyond the point of innovation seen in the Mr. Coffee cameo in Spaceballs with the Mr. Coffee 10-Cup Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker, equipped with the WeMo app. The Mr. Coffee 10-Cup Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker’s WeMo app allows you to control your […]

  • ‘Fat and Famous': Artist Reimagines Pop Culture Figures as Overweight (Pics)

    ‘Fat and Famous': Artist Reimagines Pop Culture Figures as Overweight (Pics)

    A graphic artist or illustrator in “the real world” is usually under societal pressure to deliver characters that are in conventionally attractive shapes—no pot bellies or love handles to be found. But artist Alex Solis wasn’t bound by these restrictions in his project Fat and Famous, which turns familiar pop culture icons into versions that […]

  • GEAK Watch II Pro: First Round-Faced Smartwatch (Photos and Video)

    GEAK Watch II Pro: First Round-Faced Smartwatch (Photos and Video)

    If you’ve spent any time at all keeping track of the new smartwatch trend, you might have noticed that the vast majority of them have big, weird-looking square faces. While it’s probably necessary for a lot of scientific and functional reasons, it’s easy to imagine hardcore watch enthusiasts grinding their teeth as they look at […]

  • EDC Retrieval Tool: The Next Best Thing to a Grappling Hook

    EDC Retrieval Tool: The Next Best Thing to a Grappling Hook

    The grappling hook would have to be one of the most coveted pieces of adventure gear, all the more so because it’s not like you can go down to Target and pick one up for yourself. And even though that hasn’t changed, you can pick up an EDC Retrieval Tool from the Cool Material shop, […]