Tech & Gear

  • Crosley Revolution Portable USB Turntable

    Crosley Revolution Portable USB Turntable

    One interesting aspect of the recent surge in popularity for vinyl LPs is how poor a fit they make with today’s all-portable, all-tiny technology. But the people at Crosley have somehow managed a portable record player that you can purportedly take almost anywhere – the Crosley Revolution portable USB turntable. The Crosley Revolution takes up […]

  • ‘Los Angeles From Above’ by Patrick Lawler (Video)

    ‘Los Angeles From Above’ by Patrick Lawler (Video)

    Photographer Patrick Lawler has taken to the sky above Los Angeles to capture the images seen in his latest project, Los Angeles From Above. It’s a short film that, as promised, shows the City of Angels from vantage points well above sea level, and it’s definitely worth checking out. Lawler’s background is more environmentally focused, and […]

  • Trobla: A Wooden Amplifier for Smartphones

    Trobla: A Wooden Amplifier for Smartphones

    You might be familiar with the trick of putting your smartphone in a bowl in order to enhance its acoustical reach and quality. I bring it up only as a reference to how much better a “bowl” expressly designed for this purpose could do the job, which in a way is the idea behind Trobla, […]

  • Hello: Caller ID & Call Blocking App From Facebook for Android (Video)

    Hello: Caller ID & Call Blocking App From Facebook for Android (Video)

    The advance of technology has only made a call from an unfamiliar number more unsettling than ever. But the people at Facebook have developed a new Android app that will hopefully cut down on this scary phenomenon. It’s called Hello, and it integrates information from your Facebook account for caller ID and call blocking. On the latter count, one […]

  • Flyte Levitating Light Bulb Now Raising Funds

    Flyte Levitating Light Bulb Now Raising Funds

    Picture the coolest light bulb of all time, and it’s still just a light bulb. What does it do? What good is it, compared to other light bulbs? Where’s that “wow” factor? Well, Flyte has that last thing more than covered, billed as “Levitating Light” and appearing to deliver on that lofty promise. The force that allows […]

  • Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer

    Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer

    Thanks to Instagram and other similar services, the art of making photographs look like old Polaroids has been perfected, while actually printing them out has been a little trickier. But a new gadget from (who else?) Polaroid aims to make the process as simple as it was in the old days with the Polaroid Zip, an […]

  • Quadruple Rainbow: Rare Phenomenon Spotted in Glen Cove, NY

    Quadruple Rainbow: Rare Phenomenon Spotted in Glen Cove, NY

    I’m sure we all remember that guy who famously freaked out when he saw a “double rainbow all the way” and briefly became internet-famous. I don’t know where that guy is now, but someone should maybe check on him, since the recent appearance of a rare quadruple rainbow might have given him an aneurysm. The quadruple rainbow […]

  • Clear: Clean Up Your Social Media History

    Clear: Clean Up Your Social Media History

    You might know Ethan Czahor as the guy who had to resign from his job with the Jeb Bush campaign after a bunch of offensive tweets he made years ago surfaced. But he appears to have turned that experience into a positive, dovetailing it into the development of Clear, an app that can reach into your social media […]

  • Quest: Turn Everyday Tasks Into an 8-Bit Video Game

    Quest: Turn Everyday Tasks Into an 8-Bit Video Game

    I believe it was Mary Poppins who said that you can make anything fun if you turn it into a game. Once again, Poppins is shown to have been ahead of her time, because now her idea has been turned into an app. It’s Quest, the app that can turn any task on your to-do list […]