Tech & Gear

  • Orbiter Executive Fidgeting Toy From TEC Accessories (Video)

    Orbiter Executive Fidgeting Toy From TEC Accessories (Video)

    The following is a partial list of items I have fidgeted with in my career as an amateur neurotic: Pens, mechanical pencils, staplers, remote controls, cell phones, smartphones, calculators, lighters, my own hands, etc. Now here’s a list of items I hope to fidget with in the future: The Orbiter, a desk toy from TEC […]

  • Stealth: Fitness App Uses Video Games to Encourage Exercise (Video)

    Stealth: Fitness App Uses Video Games to Encourage Exercise (Video)

    Sometimes I think the difference between people who exercise and people who don’t isn’t that the former are more committed or driven but instead they just find exercising pleasurable, so it’s (relatively) easy for them to commit to it. It’s true that they say if you want to exercise consistently you should find ways to […]

  • Imitated Human Skull Fire Gas Logs

    Imitated Human Skull Fire Gas Logs

    I’m no marketing expert, but if I were the proprietor of Myard DELUXE Logs, I would try to come up with a catchier name for my Imitated Human Skull Fire Gas Logs. For instance, and this is just off the, uh, top of my head: Skull Logs, Grilling Skulls, Fire Skulls. All GREAT names, very marketable. […]

  • Eye by ESTI: Smart iPhone Case Gives Users Android Features (Video)

    Eye by ESTI: Smart iPhone Case Gives Users Android Features (Video)

    I wasn’t under the impression that there were too many iPhone users out there clamoring for the experience of owning an Android smartphone, but evidently there are enough of them to justify the development of Eye by ESTI—a “smart iPhone case” that’s essentially an Android device all on its own that happens to house your […]

  • The Frame: Samsung’s New TV Doubles as an Art Piece

    The Frame: Samsung’s New TV Doubles as an Art Piece

    For decades the debate over whether television counts as art has raged, but now Samsung is putting an end to it in the way nobody expected. They’re doing it with The Frame, one of their new line of HDTVs that features an “Art Mode” with the user’s choice of at least a hundred images in […]

  • Nimuno Loops: Tape That Can Make Anything LEGO Compatible

    Nimuno Loops: Tape That Can Make Anything LEGO Compatible

    It’s possible, if unlikely, that you have one or two prized possessions that are not LEGO related. This can be a drag when you try to incorporate your all-consuming love of LEGO building bricks into, say, your passion for framed Godzilla movie posters or plush Nintendo toys. But now, there’s Nimuno Loops. Nimuno Loops is […]

  • Joto: “The First Connected Display That Draws With a Pen”

    Joto: “The First Connected Display That Draws With a Pen”

    Imagine, if you will, a whiteboard that syncs up with your smartphone to create messages, sketches, or doodles, but that delivers them not in digital bits and bytes but in the form of actual ink. That’s the reality offered by Joto. Joto is billed on its Kickstarter listing as “the first connected display that draws […]

  • Flippy: The Robot That Flips Burgers (Video)

    Flippy: The Robot That Flips Burgers (Video)

    “Burger flipping” is sometimes used as an offensive shorthand for menial tasks that require no skills or brainpower, but think about it—it’s actually a pretty high-level skill, which is why it’s taken so long for a robot that can flip burgers to be developed. And now, Flippy, a robot that flips burgers, has been born. […]

  • i.Con: The World’s First Smart Condom

    i.Con: The World’s First Smart Condom

    Film, music, and technology festival South by Southwest started in Austin, Texas today, so it’s only appropriate that today would be the day I learn of the existence of the i.Con, the first ever example of smart condom technology. And in a cynical ploy to get you to keep reading, I’ll introduce this little tidbit […]

  • Facebook Messenger Day: FB’s Snapchat Knock-Off Unveiled

    Facebook Messenger Day: FB’s Snapchat Knock-Off Unveiled

    You’ve known it was coming for years now: Facebook is finally aiming to cut into that sweet Snapchat action. They’re doing it with Facebook Messenger Day, a new service that allows users to share and view photos and other forms of content that disappear after 24 hours—or a “Day,” in Earthling terms. Here’s what Facebook’s […]