Tech & Gear

  • Hemmelig Rom: A Secret Library Nestled in New York State Woods

    Hemmelig Rom: A Secret Library Nestled in New York State Woods

    Imagine, if you will, that you’re lost in the woods of New York State, seeking shelter and maybe, possibly, a place to charge up your phone so you can call for help. Now imagine again that instead of an out-of-the-way gas station you find a black cottage loaded with books and a quiet space to […]

  • LIFT: A Stand and Case for Your MacBook Pro

    LIFT: A Stand and Case for Your MacBook Pro

    If you’re a MacBook Pro user, it’s possible that you’re interested in taking your computer to the next level, even when it comes to how you lug it around. With LIFT, you can, since it combines elements of a carrying case, bag, and stand, specifically designed for the MacBook and to “go beyond carrying” it. […]

  • ‘Space Station Fisheye Fly-Through’ From NASA (Video)

    ‘Space Station Fisheye Fly-Through’ From NASA (Video)

    The International Space Station is undoubtedly one of the greatest collections of hardware ever assembled, but you pretty much have to be an astronaut to fully appreciate it. However, the folks at NASA have allowed the general public to come one step closer to hanging out on the ISS, with a new Space Station Fisheye […]

  • Bonjour: “The World’s Smartest Alarm Clock” (Video)

    Bonjour: “The World’s Smartest Alarm Clock” (Video)

    I don’t know if any of the Iron Man movies show Tony Stark waking up in the morning, but if they did his alarm clock might be similar to Bonjour. It’s billed as “the world’s smartest alarm clock,” and it’s designed to serve as an artificially intelligent digital assistant in addition to its traditional morning […]

  • Auxilite Portable Headphone Adapter for Smartphones

    Auxilite Portable Headphone Adapter for Smartphones

    The iPhone 7, as you may have heard, shocked the world by not having its own designated headphone jack. There’s now a cottage industry of devices and gadgets to help mend that gaping wound, but one of the most versatile is the Auxilite, which acts as a two-way headphone adapter for any smartphone you might […]

  • Eclipse Universal Charger Gets Rid of Messy Cable Tangles

    Eclipse Universal Charger Gets Rid of Messy Cable Tangles

    If you have the average gamut of mobile and other electronic devices in your home, you are doubtlessly familiar with the dreaded charging cable tangle, an impenetrable mass of myriad cords, cables, wires, and plugs that is as stressful to look at as it is to deal with. Eclipse is a new universal USB charger that does […]

  • ‘Sorayama': Artist’s Trademark “Sexy Robots” Become Celebrities

    ‘Sorayama': Artist’s Trademark “Sexy Robots” Become Celebrities

    If you’re not familiar with the name Hajime Sorayama, here’s a quick primer: He’s an artist who specializes in “Sexy Robots” (he’s the guy who did the cover of that one Aerosmith album, just as a for-instance). And now, a new exhibition entitled simply Sorayama is coming to the Jacob Lewis Gallery in New York […]

  • Shift: The Drone You Control With Your Thumb (Video)

    Shift: The Drone You Control With Your Thumb (Video)

    Drones are fun and all, but sometimes it seems like you need to be some kind of a technological wizard to use one. Shift is a new kind of drone designed to be controlled with just one hand—even more precisely, just your thumb.  And it’s so easy to use that it’s purported to be the […]

  • Wicked Lasers Flashtorch Mini: Strong Enough to Light Fires

    Wicked Lasers Flashtorch Mini: Strong Enough to Light Fires

    As the song goes, “someone like you should not be allowed to start any fires.” That was in reference to an individual person, but it could also be applied to flashlights, particularly the Wicked Lasers Flashtorch Mini, which burns brightly and powerfully enough to start fires, whether it should be allowed to or not—and in a […]