Tech & Gear

  • Optical Illusion Crosswalk Installed in Iceland

    Optical Illusion Crosswalk Installed in Iceland

    If you were driving down the street and saw the crosswalk in the above photo coming up in front of you, what would you do? If you haven’t been experiencing visual hallucinations long enough to make them no big deal, you’re probably gonna tap the brakes, right? That’s the idea behind the very real optical […]

  • Mitte: “Create Your Own Mineral Water, Just Like Nature”

    Mitte: “Create Your Own Mineral Water, Just Like Nature”

    The tech world is still licking its wounds over that whole embarrassing Juicero debacle, when it turned out that you could save hundreds of dollars on “the world’s first home cold-press juicing machine” by simply squeezing the juice packs with your hands over a glass. So I have to give it up to the folks […]

  • Under: An Underwater Restaurant Concept by Snøhetta (Pics)

    Under: An Underwater Restaurant Concept by Snøhetta (Pics)

    If scientists are correct and ocean levels continue to rise, a lot of us are going to need to get used to the idea of dining underwater. Luckily, Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta has come up with a concept that will allow a few lucky customers to do so in style – that is, if the […]

  • The Void Rug: A Rug That Looks like a Big, Round Hole in Your Floor

    The Void Rug: A Rug That Looks like a Big, Round Hole in Your Floor

    Remember the “Portable Holes” in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and a million other assorted cartoons? No, they aren’t real, and they’re never going to be as long as the laws of physics remained unchanged. But Scottish product designer Scott Jarvie has come up with a pretty cool riff on the idea, simply called The Void […]

  • Nucleus: An Arcade Coffee Table

    Nucleus: An Arcade Coffee Table

    The retro arcade cabinet is a fine addition to any home, until it comes time to actually find a place for one in your living room. It looks fine if you’re going for an “All That green room” vibe, but for a more mature home gaming solution, there’s now the Nucleus arcade coffee table. When […]

  • Solitaire Vision: A Watch Safe from Buben & Zorweg (Video)

    Solitaire Vision: A Watch Safe from Buben & Zorweg (Video)

    I don’t know if anyone else has this problem, but in the past I have been at a loss at how to display my deluxe watch collection, often resorting to wearing all of them on my forearms and calves at the same time. Thankfully, those humiliations are now over, thanks to the Solitaire Vision, a […]

  • Porsche Passport Program: Like Netflix for Porsches

    Porsche Passport Program: Like Netflix for Porsches

    Netflix for _____ is a common-enough shorthand for startups and other tech ventures these days, but I think Porsche has pretty much put the concept to bed with their latest project. It’s called the Porsche Passport Program, and believe it or not it’s more or less Netflix for Porsches. The Porsche Passport Program is currently […]

  • Amazon Doorbells to Admit Deliveries into Your Home Possibly on the Way

    Amazon Doorbells to Admit Deliveries into Your Home Possibly on the Way

    Amazon‘s product delivery system is like a well-oiled machine at this point – they’ve figured out how to get your stuff to you when the postal service is off, or in some cities within hours of when you placed the order. But there’s one problem they haven’t been able to solve: “Porch pirates,” which sounds […]

  • Nikon 2017 Small World Photomicrography Contest

    Nikon 2017 Small World Photomicrography Contest

    What is photomicrography? You can probably put it together by analyzing the word itself, but in case you can’t it refers to images captured by a microscope or some other magnifying device. The resultant images can be pretty stunning, and never more so than in viewing the finalists in the Nikon 2017 Small World Photomicrography […]