Tech & Gear

  • Christoph Niemann’s Augmented-Reality Covers for ‘The New Yorker’ (Video)

    Christoph Niemann’s Augmented-Reality Covers for ‘The New Yorker’ (Video)

    This week’s cover of The New Yorker, for those in the new, isn’t just a regular cover. It’s one of Christoph Niemann’s augmented-reality covers—on both the front and back of the magazine—which can bring viewers on “a new kind of joy ride,” according to the magazine. Basically, Christoph Niemann’s augmented-reality covers work like this: You […]

  • Leather Keychain Ruler From Cool Material

    Leather Keychain Ruler From Cool Material

    Hey, when was the last time you measured anything? Unless you’re a carpenter or a middle school student (or the holder of probably dozens of vocations I don’t have time to enumerate here), it was probably a while ago, and if so it was in no small part due to the fact that you just […]

  • Timberleaf Trailers: “Quality at Every Turn”

    Timberleaf Trailers: “Quality at Every Turn”

    If you dream of living the nomad life, but don’t want to tie yourself to a traditional camping vehicle, Timberleaf Trailers are a possible alternative thanks to their relatively lightweight construction and efficient use of space. Timberleaf Trailers weigh less than 1,200 pounds, which means you don’t need a huge SUV or truck to take […]

  • SOAK Outdoor Wood-Fired Soaking Hot Tub

    SOAK Outdoor Wood-Fired Soaking Hot Tub

    Did you know that millions of pounds of coal are burned each year in order to provide hot baths to weary bathers? I have no idea if that’s true, but I do know that the SOAK Outdoor Wood-Fired Soaking Hot Tub is a much more energy-efficient solution to the problem of sitting in hot water […]

  • Chicago Skyline Cable Cars Coming to the Windy City (Video)

    Chicago Skyline Cable Cars Coming to the Windy City (Video)

    In case you thought the era of the cable car was at an end, the city of Chicago recently revealed plans to connect its downtown core with the tourist-heavy Navy Pier, river walk, and lakefront districts via a line of Chicago Skyline aerial cable cars. The Chicago Skyline project is in its early stages, but […]

  • Barisieur: Combination Coffee Brewer and Alarm Clock

    Barisieur: Combination Coffee Brewer and Alarm Clock

    The gadget world is full of clever combinations, with the camera phone being an extremely obvious example. But very rarely do two machines go together as gracefully or intuitively as the coffeemaker and the alarm clock, given the known aromatic properties of coffee in the field of waking you up in the morning. And so we […]

  • Giphy Keys App Puts Entire Giphy Library at Your Fingertips

    Giphy Keys App Puts Entire Giphy Library at Your Fingertips

    Giphy has been the internet’s premiere destination for when you words just can’t express how you feel and only an animated GIF will do. Now, the site has an app that makes its entire library of animated GIFs even easier to access for text messages and anything else you use your smartphone for.  It’s called […]

  • Jacob Jensen Air Quality Monitor

    Jacob Jensen Air Quality Monitor

    The Jacob Jensen Design Shop has a variety of different gadgets in its catalog, but the Jacob Jensen Air Quality Monitor is one that just might save your life, provided you’re unlucky enough to be in a living situation where you’re breathing in fatal contaminants in the air. Even if the air you’re breathing isn’t […]

  • Modern HiFi Stereo Console From Department Chicago

    Modern HiFi Stereo Console From Department Chicago

    Back in those golden, olden, pre-television days, the centerpiece of a typical living room was the radio/HiFi/record player. The people at Department Chicago have brought those days back in a big way with their Modern HiFi Stereo Console, a stereo cabinet that looks (not to mention sounds) good enough to command all the attention in […]