Tech & Gear

  • The Tempo App Speeds Up and Slows Down Your Videos

    The Tempo App Speeds Up and Slows Down Your Videos

    Video and film are the only media that can effectively manipulate time itself, which is why slow-motion (and it’s less cool cousin, fast-motion) are so effective. Tempo is a new app that lets you take advantage of the power of these techniques more easily and conveniently than before. Tempo gives users four speed settings (five if you […]

  • Memoji: Turn Yourself Into Emojis

    Memoji: Turn Yourself Into Emojis

    Even if you don’t know how to paint, write music, or dunk a basketball, there’s now another way for you to achieve true immortality: By turning your face into a set of emojis. It’s called Memoji (get it?), an app which gives you the ability to convey complex emotions in text messages or tweets with your […]

  • Porsche Design P’3135 Solid Gold Limited Edition Pen

    Porsche Design P’3135 Solid Gold Limited Edition Pen

    What would it take to make a pen exciting? Maybe some gadgets built into it by the people at Q Branch, or edible ink? The newest release from Porsche Design doesn’t fulfill any of those fantasies, but as far as pens go, the Porsche Design P’3135 is pretty darn cool anyway. The Porsche Design P’3135 is a […]

  • 8-Bit Camera Gun Prints Photos on Receipt Paper (Video)

    8-Bit Camera Gun Prints Photos on Receipt Paper (Video)

    Dmitry Morozov is an artist and musician living in Moscow, and his latest project is exactly the kind of useless-yet-cool invention that will drive people with a certain type of personality crazy with envy. It’s an 8-bit camera gun that instantly prints snapshots on receipt paper. Glorious! Even cooler than its functionality is the fact […]

  • kSafe: Lock Something Up for a Reinforcing Reward

    kSafe: Lock Something Up for a Reinforcing Reward

    It’s psychology 101 that one of the best ways to motivate behavior is through a reward after a completed task – a piece of cheese at the end of the maze, so to speak. And there’s a new product that lets you introduce this principle to your daily life more easily and reliably than ever […]

  • Melchior: Robot Clock From MB&F (Video)

    Melchior: Robot Clock From MB&F (Video)

    If you took someone from early last century and showed them the robots we have scooting around today, they probably couldn’t help but be a little disappointed. Instead of Rosie from The Jetsons we have little discs rolling across the floor cleaning up dirt. But this hypothetical person would be able to relate to at least one 21st-century […]

  • Napkin: Sketch Out Those Brilliant 2AM Ideas on Your Phone

    Napkin: Sketch Out Those Brilliant 2AM Ideas on Your Phone

    We’re all familiar with the old cliche of some brilliant idea or another having been written on a cocktail napkin at 2:00 in the morning. But it’s 2015 now, and who uses napkins anymore? Wipe your hands down with the now-standard moist towelette and fire up the Napkin app next time you have a brilliant […]

  • XM42: World’s First Commercially Available Handheld Flamethrower

    XM42: World’s First Commercially Available Handheld Flamethrower

    The late, great comedian George Carlin used to do a bit about flamethrowers, and part of it was that “we don’t have flamethrowers, the Army has them.” I just wish George had lived to see this day, when an affordable personal flamethrower has become available to the general public. It’s the XM42 personal flamethrower. The XM42 fits in […]

  • Storm: Heavy-Duty Weather App for the iPhone and iPad

    Storm: Heavy-Duty Weather App for the iPhone and iPad

    There are weather apps, and then there are weather apps. If you’re ready to take your technological weather awareness to the next level, you could do a lot worse than Storm, a new iPhone and iPad app from the people at Weather Underground. Storm is an app for people who want to have all the information they […]

  • Om Sound System: Solar-Powered Outdoor Speakers

    Om Sound System: Solar-Powered Outdoor Speakers

    The natural outdoors are known for providing a rich symphony to all of its visitors who care to listen. But you can only hear enough crickets and wind blowing through trees before you start craving a little slap bass or electric guitar or something. For those situations, there’s the Om Sound System, a speaker system designed […]