Tech & Gear

  • Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Camera

    Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Camera

    Durability is the primary engineering principle behind this camera from Olympus. Appropriately enough, it’s the Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-3, a camera that’s designed to be able to get snapshots in an array of different environmental conditions. Those conditions include water (with water resistance at up to depths of 50 feet), freezing cold (with resistance to […]

  • Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph

    Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph

    Most non-digital watches are designed under the principle that you can get the time from your watch, and the date from a calendar, like God intended. And if our old friends Day and Month do get any consideration, it can sometimes just be for decoration rather than function. But the new Annual Calendar Chronograph from […]

  • The HotTug Mobile Hot Tub (Photos)

    The HotTug Mobile Hot Tub (Photos)

    Maybe I just have a filthy mind but I’m actually relieved to learn that the product called HotTug is a mobile hot tub and not whatever it was I was thinking. It’s a portmanteau of “hot tub” and “tugboat,” and as you might imagine it’s a hot tub you can either tug behind another boat […]

  • ‘MacGyver”-Inspired Action Hero Toolkit

    ‘MacGyver”-Inspired Action Hero Toolkit

    A guilty confession: I’ve never seen a single episode of MacGyver. But I know enough about the show and the character by cultural osmosis to know that MacGyver is some kind of adventurer who often uses household items to get out of dangerous jams. And that’s pretty much all you need to know to appreciate […]

  • Google Glass Teams Up With Luxottica

    Google Glass Teams Up With Luxottica

    Most early adopters of technology are used to the idea of looking like dorks. That was definitely the case with early users of Google Glass, who were apparently okay with looking like Universal Soldiers in exchange for Google Glass’ numerous technological features. But now, Google Glass is partnering with Luxottica—a company with ownership of stylish […]

  • EGO Power+ String Trimmer

    EGO Power+ String Trimmer

    We’re getting into peak yard maintenance season now that winter is finally going away. And if you have (or have ever had) a lawn to maintain, you know that gas-powered yard tools are loud and annoying, just to name two of their more notable qualities. The EGO is different, though, being powered by a lithium-ion […]

  • Artist Recreates 20 Bands in LEGO (Pics)

    Artist Recreates 20 Bands in LEGO (Pics)

      It’s probably due to the recently released The LEGO Movie, but LEGO fever is continuing to hit the internet in somewhat unexpected ways. The latest is from artist Adly Syairi Ramly, who has rendered 20 famous bands out of LEGO. The project represents a pleasing mix of bands.Those bands include iconic bands such as […]

  • 9 Best Safes Money Can Buy

    9 Best Safes Money Can Buy

    Buying a safe to protect your valuables can seem unnecessary when your “valuables” consist of two leftover slices of pizza and a DVD copy of Moneyball. But once you’ve actually acquired some items worth stealing, a safe might be a good idea for your home. But what kind of safe is right for you? That […]

  • Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch (Pics + Video)

    Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch (Pics + Video)

    Smartwatches have been an increasingly big part of the technology field lately, and like most new technologies, style generally takes a backseat to hardware. But the new Motorola Moto 360 is a smartwatch that also happens to look like a watch any normal person might actually wear, which puts it safely ahead of much of […]

  • Samsung NX mini SMART Camera: World’s Smallest Interchangable-Lens Camera

    Samsung NX mini SMART Camera: World’s Smallest Interchangable-Lens Camera

    It’s no secret that technology is continuing to get smaller and smaller, but it’s still always a little bit surprising when a new milestone in tininess is reached. And that’s exactly what the new Samsung NC mini SMART Camera represents.  According to Samsung, it’s “the world’s slimmest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera,” with a weight of […]