Tech & Gear

  • Lofree: Keyboards Inspired by Typewriters

    Lofree: Keyboards Inspired by Typewriters

    One of the things that have more or less gone extinct in the last 50 years is the completely satisfying click-click-clack of an old-school mechanical typewriter. But now there’s a new tech brand in town attempting to bring back at least one aspect of that bygone age in the form of mechanical keyboards inspired by […]

  • GS1 From JHO Knives: At Last, Your Arm is Complete Again

    GS1 From JHO Knives: At Last, Your Arm is Complete Again

    JHO Knives have, if you’ll pardon the phrase, carved out quite a niche for themselves as a maker of clever and novel pieces of cutlery, like the finger-sized Nug recently featured on this very site. Their latest joint takes its design cues from the classic straight razor: the GS1. The “GS” in GS1 stands for […]

  • ‘Infrared NYC': Photographer Puts City in a Different Light

    ‘Infrared NYC': Photographer Puts City in a Different Light

    You might remember Las Vegas in Infrared, which showed how different a city bathed in neon can look under infrared light. Now, photographer Paolo Pettigiani has given New York City a similar treatment, with a project he calls Infrared NYC. Unlike its Vegas equivalent, Infrared NYC is focused on the infrared properties of plant life—specifically, […]

  • ‘Shoot Portraits Not People': Art Installation Features Guns Made From Cameras (Video)

    ‘Shoot Portraits Not People': Art Installation Features Guns Made From Cameras (Video)

    Photographer Jason Siegel is tapping into some serious linguistic voodoo with his new art installation Shoot Portraits Not People. Ever noticed how the terminology surrounding photography and firearms is kind of similar? Shooting, reloading, film/ammunition cartridges, etc, and the idea behind the installation is gun-like devices made from real camera components. For Shoot Portraits Not […]

  • NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge: The Best Mars Home Concept

    NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge: The Best Mars Home Concept

    I don’t think I’ll be exaggerating when I say that recent world events have made the prospect of living on Mars more appealing than ever. A recent design contest from NASA shows what living on Mars might actually look like in the not-too-distant future: The NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, the winner of which has now […]

  • Etch Clock Engraves the Time Before Your Eyes

    Etch Clock Engraves the Time Before Your Eyes

    When you look at the Etch Clock, it’s hard not to think about that old saying about how any sufficiently advanced technology would seem like magic to the people of a previous era. It’s a clock that, through either science or sorcery, appears to “engrave” the time on its own surface, in real time. For […]

  • Elago W3: Turn Your Apple Watch Into a Vintage Mac

    Elago W3: Turn Your Apple Watch Into a Vintage Mac

    One of the things that fans love about Apple is the sense of continuity between products and designs, sometimes seeming like one big piece with multiple components. But there’s a new product that lets you draw a direct line between the Apple Watch and the classic Macintosh computer that not even Steve Jobs could have […]

  • Micro Cabin From Larocque Elder Architects

    Micro Cabin From Larocque Elder Architects

    More and more these days I find myself dreaming about an off-the-grid existence, away from the everyday hustle and alone with my own thoughts (and perhaps an Amazon Prime account to keep me from going insane). Given that, it’s hard not to be intrigued by the Micro Cabin from Larocque Elder Architects. The Micro Cabin […]

  • Nikon 100th Anniversary Celebrated With Retrospective Video

    Nikon 100th Anniversary Celebrated With Retrospective Video

    In 1917, a company then known as Nippon Kogaku K.K., now simply Nikon, was born. Like all brands that are lucky/devious enough to survive a hundred years, it’s now Nikon’s solemn responsibility to commemorate their existence, and to do that we now have a pretty cool video looking back on the last century in honor […]

  • RediTape: Duct Tape That Fits In Your Pocket

    RediTape: Duct Tape That Fits In Your Pocket

    Duct tape gets bandied about often as the ultimate convenience product, the magic fix that can solve almost any problem. But have you ever noticed a typical roll of the stuff can’t even fit in your pocket? So how convenient could it really be? That’s a matter for debate among duct tape enthusiasts, but it […]