Tech & Gear

  • Mind Control TV Technology Developed by BBC

    Mind Control TV Technology Developed by BBC

    It figures that in the future, our TVs will know what we want to watch before we know it ourselves. We’re not quite there yet, but thanks to the BBC we’re now a little bit closer, thanks to technology they’re calling Mind Control TV, a system that uses a headset to let users control a […]

  • Mercedes-Benz Home Battery Coming to Germany

    Mercedes-Benz Home Battery Coming to Germany

    As it turns out, Tesla isn’t the only company out there cooking up a home battery to change how consumers power their homes. There’s also a Mercedes-Benz home battery, being sold for now to customers in Mercedes‘ German home turf through Accumotive, one of the company’s subsidiaries. The Tesla Powerwall is already sold out through […]

  • Gingko Solar Tree iPhone and iPad Solar Charger

    Gingko Solar Tree iPhone and iPad Solar Charger

    Most solar chargers put an emphasis on functionality (assuming they’re thoughtfully designed at all), so it’s rare to see one that makes anything resembling a visual impression while it charges your stuff with the sun. The Gingko Solar Tree is different, though, taking its cues from the Japanese gingko so that it looks good as […]

  • Seawolf GoPro Submarine: Send Your GoPro 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Seawolf GoPro Submarine: Send Your GoPro 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    There’s a new GoPro accessory on the market that easily crosses the threshold from “useful” into “delightful.” It’s the Seawolf, a small submarine for a GoPro camera that allows it to collect underwater footage. I mean, think about it – a GoPro camera, sitting at the front of a tiny submersible craft, exploring undersea environments – […]

  • The New York City Subway Poster Includes All 468 Stations (Photos)

    The New York City Subway Poster Includes All 468 Stations (Photos)

    If you’re a fan of the iconic subway system of New York City, there’s now a poster that sums up your love in the most comprehensive manner possible. It’s The New York City Subway, a poster that depicts all 468 NYC subway stations in Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda’s famous 1967 sign designs. The New […]

  • The Turntable From Fern & Roby Combines the Old and the New

    The Turntable From Fern & Roby Combines the Old and the New

    If you’re looking for a top of the line record player that can capture the charm of a bygone era but with the all cutting-edge audio engineering that the 21st century has to offer, Fern & Roby has a new product that’s right up your alley (provided you can afford it). It’s called, loftily enough, […]

  • iPhone Photography Awards for 2015 Announced (Photos)

    iPhone Photography Awards for 2015 Announced (Photos)

    The more people that are doing something, the harder it is to recognize excellence in that thing. That’s why the iPhone Photography Awards, even though such a thing might seem silly at first, are so vital. 2015’s crop of IPPAWARDS have recently hit the internet, and they’re a good cross-section of what’s possible with smartphone […]

  • UE ROLL: Portable, Waterproof Speaker (Photos)

    UE ROLL: Portable, Waterproof Speaker (Photos)

    Portable speakers aren’t exactly hard to find these days, particularly with the advent of Bluetooth technology. But that portability tends to have a limit – you can only take the speaker to a place that’s dry enough not to gum up its internal workings. UE ROLL is different, a portable and waterproof speaker that you […]

  • You Can Buy a Real Velociraptor Claw for $12,500

    You Can Buy a Real Velociraptor Claw for $12,500

    With Jurassic World‘s record-setting opening weekend and the Rolling Stones touring again, dinosaurs are so hot right now. Which is why you might be interested to know that a real, fossilized Velociraptor claw is currently listed for sale at the Astro Gallery of Gems – where it’s priced at just $12,500. This Velociraptor claw is […]

  • Calbuco Volcano Eruption Captured in 4K and 8K Resolution (Video)

    Calbuco Volcano Eruption Captured in 4K and 8K Resolution (Video)

    Martin Heck and his German production company Timestorm Films didn’t set out to capture a volcano eruption in two different high-definition video formats – volcano eruptions are difficult to predict accurately, for one. But he did nevertheless, and his work documenting the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is stunning to watch. Heck’s footage of the […]