Tech & Gear

  • Flopstarter: Crowdfunding for Extremely Bad Ideas

    Flopstarter: Crowdfunding for Extremely Bad Ideas

    Good ideas are sometimes said to be in the air, just waiting for some lucky brain to catch them and, hopefully, execute them in some way. Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter have made it a lot easier for those ideas to be funded, but what about bad ideas? For them, there’s Flopstarter. Flopstarter is an evidently real […]

  • Zen Float Tank: Float Your Troubles Away

    Zen Float Tank: Float Your Troubles Away

    It seems like more and more often these days I feel like locking myself in some kind of suspended animation chamber. Unfortunately I don’t think that type of Farmerian stoning technology exists quite yet, but the Zen Float Tank looks like the next best meditational thing. The Zen Float Tank is billed as the “only affordable home […]

  • Hiuni: “A Smart, Connected GoTo Telescope”

    Hiuni: “A Smart, Connected GoTo Telescope”

    Stargazing is great but it leaves a little to be desired as a social, group activity. There’s a new kind of telescope now raising funds on Kickstarter that’s seeking to change that: Hiuni, which is a new smart telescope that’s engineered to give groups of people a simultaneous stargazing experience. Hiuni is a computerized telescope that’s […]

  • Colonel Sanders Floatie from KFC

    Colonel Sanders Floatie from KFC

    Summer and fried chicken, they go together like … well, they go together better than Colonel Sanders and pool accessories, I know that. But that hasn’t stopped the folks at KFC from coming up with an official Colonel Sanders Floatie that will make you feel like you’re floating in the pool on top of the […]

  • Official Dick Tracy Watch with Working Two-Way Communicator (Video)

    Official Dick Tracy Watch with Working Two-Way Communicator (Video)

    Perhaps you read about the Level III Pac-Man watch earlier today and decided it was out of your price range. But if your heart is set on a watch commemorating the exploits of another yellow adventurer, good news: There’s an official Dick Tracy watch with a working two-way communicator “radio” (actually a Bluetooth speaker that syncs […]

  • Level III Pac-Man Watch by Romain Jerome (Video)

    Level III Pac-Man Watch by Romain Jerome (Video)

    Maybe this is just me, but if I’m spending thirteen grand on a Pac-Man watch, I want to be able to play Pac-Man on it, or some watch-shaped variant of same. But Romain Jerome’s third collaborative Pac-Man watch, entitled Level III, just tells the time surrounded by Packy and his perennial ghostly enemies. Even though it’s not interactive, […]

  • Saucy_AF: Arby’s Unveils New Font

    Saucy_AF: Arby’s Unveils New Font

    I’ve always sort of thought of Arby’s as being able to speak for itself. Want to send a message? Do it with a Double Beef and Cheddar. But if for some bizarre reason you don’t want to do that, you can now send a message using Saucy_AF, a new downloadable text font from Arby’s. As the […]

  • Frozen Treats Forever Stamps: USPS Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps

    Frozen Treats Forever Stamps: USPS Scratch-and-Sniff Stamps

    Summer is here, and the time is right for ice cream in the streets. But in case the ice cream truck isn’t around, you’ll soon be able to catch a whiff of your favorite ice cream truck delicacies on the back of a postcard, thanks to a new line of scratch-and-sniff stamps from the United […]

  • Chill-Can: A Beer Can That Chills Itself (Video)

    Chill-Can: A Beer Can That Chills Itself (Video)

    For decades Man has dreamed of a beer can that, somehow would be able to keep itself cold. The Chill-Can is a newly developed piece of technology that does that dream one better by purportedly chilling itself in about sixty seconds. I’ll be honest, the Chill-Can’s website doesn’t really fill me with confidence that it’s legit, since […]

  • ‘I ♥ NY': Famous Graphic’s Creator Explains Work in Short Video

    ‘I ♥ NY': Famous Graphic’s Creator Explains Work in Short Video

    Everybody loves New York, but have you ever wondered why everybody says they love New York? Milton Glaser, the famous graphic designer who came up with the “I ♥ NY” graphic that has become near-ubiquitous since it was first developed in 1977. And now, a short video documentary of the same name and produced by Dress […]