Tech & Gear

  • Casio Releases ‘Gundam’ 35th Anniversary G-Shock GD-100

    Casio Releases ‘Gundam’ 35th Anniversary G-Shock GD-100

    The Gundam franchise has been around for 35 years now, and still going strong in some circles. The people at the G-Shock wing of Casio HQ must be one of them, since they’re putting out an officially licensed 35th anniversary Gundam GD-100 digital watch. I was never a Gundam watcher (we were a Thundercats household), […]

  • Patchnride: Fix Busted Bike Tires On the Move (Video)

    Patchnride: Fix Busted Bike Tires On the Move (Video)

    One of the perennial problems with being a bike rider is flat tires. Once they happen, you tend to be stuck, unless you just happen to be near a bicycle repair shop or you have a spare tire handy. But there’s a new product that’s designed to make flat tires an easily solved problem: Patchnride. […]

  • BIC Wants to Turn Humanity’s Handwriting Into a Font

    BIC Wants to Turn Humanity’s Handwriting Into a Font

    Pen company BIC is dealing with the 21st century’s relative lack of interest in writing instruments with a very cool internet-based experiment in penmanship. It’s called the Universal Typeface Experiment, and it’s collecting handwriting samples (including potentially yours) from all over the world in the hopes of creating a font out of all of them. […]

  • Garmin Approach S6 Golf Watch

    Garmin Approach S6 Golf Watch

    It is apparently a great time to be alive if you’re a fan of specialty watches. The latest is the Garmin Approach S6, a smart golf watch that Garmin says is their lightest and slimmest, among its other pretty impressive features. Those features combine those of two other pre-existing products – watches with GPS capabilities […]

  • 9 Things You Need to Know About the Amazon Fire Phone

    9 Things You Need to Know About the Amazon Fire Phone

    You’ve probably heard about the Amazon Fire Phone, the newest entry in the gadget world from Amazon. But you might be a little confused about what it is or why Amazon made such a big deal about unveiling it. If you’re curious, here are nine facts about the Amazon Fire Phone that you need to […]

  • Breitling Avenger Blackbird Watch

    Breitling Avenger Blackbird Watch

    New from watchmaker Breitling, it’s a watch that’s designed for maximum stylishness and durability. The Breitling Avenger Blackbird comes in an all-black titanium casing that Breitling says can withstand pretty much anything that could be thrown at it—an appropriate design principle given that “Avenger Blackbird” kind of sounds like a superhero. That black paint job […]

  • Amazon Unveils the Fire Phone (Video)

    Amazon Unveils the Fire Phone (Video)

    It wasn’t that long ago that Amazon introduced the Fire TV.  And now they’re continuing the excursion into unexplored tech territories with the Amazon Fire Phone, a smartphone that’s packed with attention-grabbing features, many of which seem designed to keep users buying stuff from Amazon. Those features include Firefly, which is a kind of Shazam […]

  • Ekocycle Cube: 3D Printing With Recycled Materials (Video)

    Ekocycle Cube: 3D Printing With Recycled Materials (Video)

    You’ve probably seen those ads featuring will.i.am and Coca-Cola that are all about recycling old stuff to make new stuff. Now, the two are partnering with 3D Systems to make that idea literal with the Ekocycle Cube, a 3D printer that will use recycled plastic bottles for its printing materials. When I first read about […]

  • Nixon Supertide (Photos and Video)

    Nixon Supertide (Photos and Video)

    New from Nixon, it’s the Supertide, a watch that does a lot more than tell you what time it is. It’s loaded with tidal information based on more than 270 surf-friendly areas. That pre-programmed data is at the user’s fingertips and visible on the Supertide’s high-resolution screen. The Nixon Supertide doesn’t get its information from […]

  • 9 Great Parking Apps for Your Daily Commute

    9 Great Parking Apps for Your Daily Commute

    Did you know that the average human spends approximately 12 years of his or her life looking for a parking space? No? That’s because I just made it up. But I do know that looking for parking is a hassle, especially if you don’t have designated parking at your job every day. So here are […]