Tech & Gear

  • Sideclick: Additional Controls for Streaming Box Remotes

    Sideclick: Additional Controls for Streaming Box Remotes

    If you have an online streaming box like Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV, you know about the potential hassle in keeping track of those little remotes that come with them. A novel solution would be to combine the small remote with a larger one that handles TV controls like power and volume, which […]

  • Nixon Ultratide Smart Surf Watch (Video)

    Nixon Ultratide Smart Surf Watch (Video)

    Surfing may be the sport most dependent on time in order to compete at the highest level. It’s all predicated on tides, after all, and for your maximum surfing potential to be reached you need to have access to as much data as possible – which is where the new Nixon Ultratide comes in. Billed […]

  • Aivvy Q: Headphones With Built-In Streaming

    Aivvy Q: Headphones With Built-In Streaming

    Headphones are great, but if you’re stuck in a place without any quality music, what good are they really? The concept of music deserts will come to an end for you once you get a pair of Aivvy Q headphones, since they sync up to the cloud and stream all the music your ears can handle, […]

  • 3D Robotics Solo: “The World’s First Smart Drone” (Photos)

    3D Robotics Solo: “The World’s First Smart Drone” (Photos)

    The phrase “smart drone” sounds a little like an oxymoron if you think about it – isn’t the whole point of “drones” that they AREN’T smart, and that they do whatever their human users tell them to do? But that hasn’t stopped the people at 3D Robotics from unveiling what they refer to as the first […]

  • Lockpick School in a Box: Lockpicking Made Easy

    Lockpick School in a Box: Lockpicking Made Easy

    Lockpicking is one of those skills that is nice to have, even if you never plan on using it for dishonest purposes. For one, think of how impressive it could be on a date. And if you want to learn how to become an expert lockpick without becoming the protege of a master criminal, the Lockpick […]

  • Photojojo Disposable Camera App (Video)

    Photojojo Disposable Camera App (Video)

    I’m old enough to remember a time before omnipresent digital cameras, and one of my fondest memories from that era is taking a disposable camera with me on field trips or vacations.  There’s just something exciting about the whole disposable camera ethos, which is exactly what the people at Photojojo are trying to recapture with […]

  • Sleevebucks: Artist Turns Cardboard Starbucks Sleeves Into Art (Photos)

    Sleevebucks: Artist Turns Cardboard Starbucks Sleeves Into Art (Photos)

    People have debated for centuries what separates artists from regular people. I don’t have an answer, but it might have something to do with the impulse to do something other than throw away those cardboard beverage sleeves from Starbucks – and turn them into art instead. That’s the premise of Sleevebucks, a new art form from […]