Tech & Gear

  • GENiUS Ball: A Smart Golf Ball to Improve Your Game (Video)

    GENiUS Ball: A Smart Golf Ball to Improve Your Game (Video)

    Feedback on your golf game can come from many places – friends, family, strangers – but traditionally the humble golf ball is more of a silent partner in the greatest game ever played. Now, however, there’s the GENiUS Ball, a smart golf ball that’s packed with tech for improving your game. The GENiUS Ball is also […]

  • Avya: A Battery-Powered Steam Inhaler

    Avya: A Battery-Powered Steam Inhaler

    Whether it’s flu season, cold season, allergy season, it’s easier to tally up the portions of the calendar that don’t result in nasal congestion for big swaths of the population. New on Kickstarter is a device to help keep the ol’ nasal passages clear and functional: Avya from Aura Medical. Avya is purported to be “the only truly effective […]

  • LW-Monofu: A 28-Foot-Tall Mecha Available for Parties (Video)

    LW-Monofu: A 28-Foot-Tall Mecha Available for Parties (Video)

    New from the Sakakibara Machinery Works Co., a project that’s been six years in the making. It’s almost 28 feet tall, weighs in at 16,000 pounds, and can be rented for birthday parties and other events. Oh, and the LW-Monofu is a real-life giant robot suit piloted and controlled by a cockpit in the chest, just like Voltron.  Of […]

  • ‘Use This If You Want to Take Great Photographs’

    ‘Use This If You Want to Take Great Photographs’

    Everybody’s an amateur photographer these days, but not everybody’s got The Eye – a cursory glance at your Instagram account will bear that out as likely as not. But there is a way to improve, to hone, to refine your skill as a photog, and a new book that purports to help you do that […]

  • Wemo: Slap Bracelets for Notes and Memos

    Wemo: Slap Bracelets for Notes and Memos

    Hey, remember slap bracelets? Like a recent college graduate coming home for Christmas, they’re back, but a little more practical. A new brand called Wemo is essentially an old-fashioned slap bracelet but with the added functionality of being able to take notes and memos. It’s nice to think that human life has not been so invaded by […]

  • Williams Tactical Key Unlocks Self-Defense

    Williams Tactical Key Unlocks Self-Defense

    Like a lot of people, I’ve sometimes wondered how I would fare if I had to fight somebody off armed only with my keys. Women, unfortunately, have much more occasion to wonder about things like that, but the efficacy of the technique has pretty much been debunked. Unless, of course, you have the Williams Tactical Key.  […]

  • Die With Me: A Social Network for People Whose Phones Are About to Die

    Die With Me: A Social Network for People Whose Phones Are About to Die

    There’s an elite cadre of smartphone users out there, those who choose to live their lives on the edge, to drain their smartphone batteries to the absolute limit before recharging. Previously, there hadn’t been any way for these hardcore phone adventurers to find one another, but now there’s Die With Me, an app exclusively for people […]

  • Flamenco Ice Tower from Structural Ice is World’s Tallest

    Flamenco Ice Tower from Structural Ice is World’s Tallest

    The world can sometimes seem to be decaying at an alarming rate. But not everything is getting worse – take the field of ice towers, for example, the best days of which may very well be in the future. That’s the message behind the newly erected Flamenco Ice Tower by Structural Ice, the tallest ice tower in the […]