Tech & Gear

  • BMW HoloActive Touch: One Step Closer to ‘Minority Report’

    BMW HoloActive Touch: One Step Closer to ‘Minority Report’

    It’s hackneyed now to compare a new piece of technology to Minority Report, especially since that movie is now very close to being 15 years old. But there’s really nothing else you can say about BMW HoloActive Touch, that (if it works like it’s supposed to) will bring us a little bit closer to the […]

  • KNASA: The Chef’s Knife Inspired by NASA

    KNASA: The Chef’s Knife Inspired by NASA

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, I’m sad to say, isn’t what it used to be. Fifty years ago it held the eyes of the world as it raced against Russia to make it to the moon, not out of any practical necessity but in the name of scientific exploration. Those days are over, but […]

  • Roxxlyn: Tech Accessories Made Out of Ancient Stone

    Roxxlyn: Tech Accessories Made Out of Ancient Stone

    Plastic and metal are the dominant materials of everyday life in the 21st century, and if you’re lucky you might get to interact with some wood from time to time too, just to stay in touch with nature. Roxxlyn is a mobile tech accessory brand that takes a Flinstonian approach, crafting its products out of […]

  • Amazon Prime Air Makes First Delivery by Drone (Video)

    Amazon Prime Air Makes First Delivery by Drone (Video)

    One of Amazon‘s plans for the future that’s known to the general public is to begin delivering parcels via a fully automated process that includes final air delivery by drone. We’re still a ways off from packages being dropped from the sky like aid packages in war zones, but a new video from Amazon Prime […]

  • Torch Coat Heater: Stay Warmer in Any Coat

    Torch Coat Heater: Stay Warmer in Any Coat

    As winter turns colder and crueler every day, it’s very possible that your coat just isn’t warm enough. If so, there’s now a way for you to crank up the heat on virtually any coat you own or can borrow: The Torch Coat Heater, a new piece of wearable heating technology for the particularly cold-blooded. […]

  • Thumb Tani: Artist Specializes in Coin Sculptures (Video)

    Thumb Tani: Artist Specializes in Coin Sculptures (Video)

    Many of us have pocket change just sitting around doing nothing in a cup on our dressers. Japanese artist Thumb Tani puts us all to shame with his practiced specialty: Creating sculptures by stacking and interlocking regular coins together in ways that almost seem impossible to a novice. I don’t know how Thumb Tani came […]

  • Cascadia Candle Co. Candles Are Shaped Like Real Mountains

    Cascadia Candle Co. Candles Are Shaped Like Real Mountains

    If you’re looking for a way to put candles in your living environment that don’t look like other candles, there are a variety of options out there. But few are as topographically rigorous as the candles made by the Cascadia Candle Co. brand, made as they are from 3D printing techniques and using actual topographical data […]

  • Jet Engine Ceiling Fans From Phighter Images

    Jet Engine Ceiling Fans From Phighter Images

    On a truly sweltering summer day, it’s possible you’ve looked at a passing jet plane and pondered the cooling capabilities of one of those giant jet engines (humidity can sometimes do weird things to your brain). Such thoughts are basically irrational, but now you can satisfy them with Jet Engine Ceiling Fans by Phighter Images. […]

  • LEVO Oil Infuser (Video)

    LEVO Oil Infuser (Video)

    If you’re a graduate-level kitchen engineer, you may be familiar with the process of oil infusion. Historically, it’s been a difficult and tedious process, but a new counter-top appliance called LEVO makes it easy, and throws in some extra features in the bargain. LEVO can be used as a coffee or tea machine in addition […]

  • RokBlok: A Portable Record Player Like No Other

    RokBlok: A Portable Record Player Like No Other

    The phrase “portable record player” is generally one that should be taken with the proverbial grain of salt, given the inherent size and number of moving parts necessary to play a record in the first place, let alone with any vestige of sound quality. Now, there’s a new portable record player that dispenses with many […]