Tech & Gear

  • SoFi – “The Soft Robotic Fish” from MIT (Video)

    SoFi – “The Soft Robotic Fish” from MIT (Video)

    We all know that robotic fish tend to be rigid, inflexible beasts that reflect their robot heritage. But the folks at MIT have come up with a new kind of robotic fish that can blend in with all manner of sea life, allowing for new possibilities of exploration for intrepid users out there. It’s called SoFi, […]

  • ‘Double Elvis (Ferus Type)’ by Andy Warhol to Sell for $30M

    ‘Double Elvis (Ferus Type)’ by Andy Warhol to Sell for $30M

    In the art world, pictures of Elvis are among the least respected, but Andy Warhol had and continues to have a knack for making the disreputable extremely reputable among art collectors and admirers. Take, for example, his life-sized portrait of the King of Rock and Roll in full Rio Bravo mode (but actually from a publicity shot […]

  • Songwriters Fonts: The Handwriting of Famous Songwriters, Now Downloadable

    Songwriters Fonts: The Handwriting of Famous Songwriters, Now Downloadable

    An underrated but still crucial part of the art of songwriting is the actual physical process of writing lyrics down on paper. Today this probably happens on computers and smartphones, but back in the day(s) famous songwriters like Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Lennon, and so on wrote what would become generation-defining lyrics in their […]

  • Aurora Station: An “Affordable” Space Resort from Orion Span

    Aurora Station: An “Affordable” Space Resort from Orion Span

    Orion Span is rushing into the space tourism field to fill the market vacuum of people who want to travel into space, but don’t want to spend the $20 million to $40 million it costs now to travel to the International Space Station. Aurora Station is the “affordable” alternative, priced at around $9.5 million for an […]

  • AlterEgo: Control Devices with Silent Speech (Video)

    AlterEgo: Control Devices with Silent Speech (Video)

    You heard it here first, folks: The future belongs to people who talk to themselves. MIT researchers have developed a device that allows users to control devices through subvocalization. It’s called AlterEgo, and it could be a game-changer for how humans interface with technology. Here’s how it works: “AlterEgo is a wearable system that allows a […]

  • NASA X-Plane Concept: Sonic Thumps Instead of Booms (Video)

    NASA X-Plane Concept: Sonic Thumps Instead of Booms (Video)

    I grew up in the suburbs at least an hour’s drive from the nearest international airport, so I guess I have a tendency to underrate the effect sonic booms had on the populace below. But they are a major reason that the Concorde ended up being shuttered, and now NASA is working on a plane […]

  • Bosch EasyCut 12 Miniature Chainsaw

    Bosch EasyCut 12 Miniature Chainsaw

    Now here’s a device that makes you wish that noted Italian horror film director Dario Argento was still in his prime. It’s called the Bosch EasyCut 12, but that’s only because the folks at Bosch evidently didn’t want to come out and just call it a miniature chainsaw. Let’s take a look at the bullet points, […]

  • Nintendo Game Boy Alarm Clock

    Nintendo Game Boy Alarm Clock

    Nostalgia is a funny thing. When you think about your childhood, it’s possible that you have just as many fond memories about the superficial or tactile aspects of things than you do of the things themselves (personal example: Most of my early memories about trips to Disney World are wrapped up in the trams, monorails, […]

  • Lighter Cufflinks: Cufflinks That Are Also Lighters

    Lighter Cufflinks: Cufflinks That Are Also Lighters

    As a fairly devout slacker I don’t really know much about the worlds of elegant dinner parties and formal attire. But I imagine that all such events would be significantly improved by some innovative gadgetry, such as that which is found in Lighter Cufflinks from Uncrate Supply. I’m sure there are plenty of practical uses for Lighter […]