Tech & Gear

  • Holus: “The Interactive Tabletop Holographic Display”

    Holus: “The Interactive Tabletop Holographic Display”

    In a more innocent age, one of the promises of the future was always holograms. And yet, here in 2015, daily life is depressingly short on holograms, and the ones we do have are impersonating dead rappers and comedians and aren’t even real holograms anyway. But soon we’ll have Holus, an “interactive tabletop holographic display” […]

  • June Intelligent Oven: An Oven Smarter Than You (Video)

    June Intelligent Oven: An Oven Smarter Than You (Video)

    It had to happen eventually – an oven that can recognize what you put inside it, and cook it automatically. It’s the June Intelligent Oven, an oven connected to the cloud and equipped with a touchscreen, not one but two built-in temperature probes, and even an HD video camera, all with the goal of making this […]

  • Meriwether Tents From Shelter Co. Supply (Photos)

    Meriwether Tents From Shelter Co. Supply (Photos)

    If the only thing holding you back from going on a camping trip this summer is a lack of luxury tenting options, good news: Shelter Co. Supply has you covered with a new line of luxury canvas tents. It’s the Meriwether Tent, with a 16-foot diameter and nine and a half feet tall, with enough space […]

  • ‘Sisyphus': Machine Creates Patterns in Sand With Magnets (Video)

    ‘Sisyphus': Machine Creates Patterns in Sand With Magnets (Video)

    Artist Bruce Shapiro has taken a process normally reserved for industrial purposes and used it to make a work of art. The process is called “Motion Control,” technology involving the computerized control of movement, and the work of art is known as Sisyphus, a kind of table-shaped platform with a layer of sand manipulated into various […]

  • BETTER RE Turns Old Phone Batteries Into Power Packs

    BETTER RE Turns Old Phone Batteries Into Power Packs

    What happens to the battery power in an old phone when you replace it with something better? Perhaps you’ve never considered the question before now, but actually there’s a way to convert those old phone batteries to power packs for your new phone, and it’s called BETTER RE (say it out loud). BETTER RE sports […]

  • Yaskawa Bushido: Robot Arm Defeats Master Swordsman (Video)

    Yaskawa Bushido: Robot Arm Defeats Master Swordsman (Video)

    “Robot Arm Defeats Master Swordsman” sounds like the name of a particularly whacked-out Shaw Bros movie, but it’s actually an accurate description of a recent sword-wielding competition between swordsman Isao Machii and the Yaskawa Bushido industrial robot arm, in which the machine came out on top. Of course, the “competition” is actually just an advertisement for the Yaskawa Electric […]

  • WWDC 15: Keynote Reveals Lots of New Stuff From Apple

    WWDC 15: Keynote Reveals Lots of New Stuff From Apple

    Today was Apple’s 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference, otherwise known as WWDC 15. While there weren’t any brand new blockbuster devices unveiled at the event, there was some exciting improvements to existing Apple products and services, like the new Mac OS X, new iOS for the iPhone and iPad, and upgrades to stuff like Maps, Notes, and Apple […]

  • Blockbuster Box: Pizza Hut Unveils Pizza Box That Projects Movies (Video)

    Blockbuster Box: Pizza Hut Unveils Pizza Box That Projects Movies (Video)

    Pizza Hut has been making no bones about their efforts to inject some novelty juice into their flagging brand lately, but it’s up to this point been mostly restricted to weird sauces, crusts, and other pizza ingredients. As for their latest gimmick, it represents an upgrade to the box that the pizza comes in – it’s […]

  • Toasting Knife Invented by Colin Furze (Video)

    Toasting Knife Invented by Colin Furze (Video)

    We all know the expression “the best thing since sliced bread,” but isn’t it about time that bread slicing itself got an improvement? Inventor and host of Furze’s Invention Show Colin Furze has made that improvement in the form of the Toasting Knife, a homemade knife that toasts bread as it slices. Before you get your hopes […]

  • Moschino Looney Tunes iPhone Cases

    Moschino Looney Tunes iPhone Cases

    I kind of thought that the trend of putting Looney Tunes cartoon characters in hip hop gear was over, but apparently I was wrong or it’s making a comeback in the form of a new line of Moschino Looney Tunes iPhone cases. The collection shows favorites like Porky and Sylvester in streetwear and intimidating poses that will […]