Tech & Gear

  • Aire: An Indoor Flying Robot

    Aire: An Indoor Flying Robot

    Personally, I’m only just now getting used to the fact that I can ask Alexa questions on my TV. But I know there’s a whole population of early adopters out there who are primed and ready for the next stage of smart home assistants, and for them there’s Aire, an indoor robotic assistant that earns […]

  • Octopod Clock from MB&F and L’Epée 1839 (Video)

    Octopod Clock from MB&F and L’Epée 1839 (Video)

    A new joint collaboration from L’Epée 1839 and MB&F is a must-own for anyone who believes their home timepieces just aren’t evil enough. It’s the Octopod, said to be inspired by “cephalopods, marine chronometers and The Abyss.” And, naturally, as per the clock‘s official press release, it takes a heavy portion of its design from the […]

  • Dime Novel Edition Field Notes (Video)

    Dime Novel Edition Field Notes (Video)

    The phrase “dime novel” is a common figure of speech even today, used to indicate silly or contrived dramatic scenarios. But many people don’t realize what the phrase actually refers to: Cheap, pocket-sized paperbacks published as far back as the 1860s, priced at a dime, and usually containing lurid genre fiction of one variety or […]

  • VR Coaster Coming to LEGOLAND Florida

    VR Coaster Coming to LEGOLAND Florida

    Deep in the heart of central Florida, the American mecca for LEGO enthusiasts is nestled about 45 minutes away from Walt Disney World. Today, LEGOLAND Florida issued a press release regarding a new attraction coming to the park next year, and The Great LEGO Race VR coaster is also of interest to anybody excited for our upcoming […]

  • Central Park Tower: Proposed Project Would be Tallest Wooden Structure on Earth

    Central Park Tower: Proposed Project Would be Tallest Wooden Structure on Earth

    Creative studio DFA has proposed an architectural project that hearkens back to the days before concrete and glass, while simultaneously breaking a new record if it actually gets completed. It’s the unassumingly named Central Park Tower, and if DFA’s plans come to fruition it will be the tallest wooden structure on Earth. Here’s DFA founder […]

  • ‘Plastic Surgeon’ Exhibition by Sculptor Jason Freeny

    ‘Plastic Surgeon’ Exhibition by Sculptor Jason Freeny

    Unless you’re Ghostface or someone equally deranged, there’s a very strong chance that you have never even idly wondered what cartoon characters’ insides look like. Sculptor Jason Freeny has done more than just wonder about it, though, in a new exhibition called Plastic Surgeon. Mario, SpongeBob SquarePants, and even a chocolate Easter bunny go under […]

  • ‘Obama: An Intimate Portrait’ by White House Photog Pete Souza

    ‘Obama: An Intimate Portrait’ by White House Photog Pete Souza

    It feels like 50 years ago, but it really wasn’t so long ago that Barack Obama was president. His White House photographer Pete Souza became a well-known name for his visual chronicling of the Obama presidency, and now he’s putting his work together for “the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama’s historic Presidency.” It’s called […]

  • GovDeals: Buy Stuff the TSA Confiscated at Airports

    GovDeals: Buy Stuff the TSA Confiscated at Airports

    Ever wonder what happens to stuff that the TSA confiscates from travelers too rushed to make arrangements to keep whatever the dangerous object is? A lot of it ends up at auctions put on by GovDeals, which “provides services to various government agencies that allow them to sell surplus and confiscated items via the Internet.” […]