Tech & Gear

  • Amazon Instant Pickup Rolled Out in Select Markets

    Amazon Instant Pickup Rolled Out in Select Markets

    They say technology is cyclical, but I have to admit I’m still a little bit surprised that Amazon has gone and invented – or maybe that should be re-invented – the convenience store. In a handful of select college campus markets, online shoppers now have the option of using Amazon Instant Pickup. Amazon Instant Pickup […]

  • OJO: A Dedicated Projector for the Nintendo Switch

    OJO: A Dedicated Projector for the Nintendo Switch

    Playing video games projected on a giant screen – or, better yet, a wall – is one of the great underrated pleasures of modern life. So it’s good news that the “world’s first projector for Nintendo Switch,” as it’s billed, is on the way. It’s OJO, soon to be the subject of a crowdfunding campaign […]

  • Facebook Watch: Facebook Testing New Video Platform

    Facebook Watch: Facebook Testing New Video Platform

    If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to bust out that brilliant web series concept, Facebook recently announced its own video platform designed for users to do just that. It’s called Facebook Watch, and it’s engineered for video content that’s divided into episodes – either recorded or streamed live. Facebook Watch is clearly meant to […]

  • ‘More Covers': Artist Animates Vintage Textbook Covers (Video)

    ‘More Covers': Artist Animates Vintage Textbook Covers (Video)

    It’s getting to be mid-August, which means that school is starting up for all those unlucky students out there. Henning M. Lederer is an artist who is trying to put a, ah, positive spin on organized education, with his series of animations based on vintage textbook covers. The latest installment, More Covers, might even make […]

  • Alpha Centauri Hydroplane Superyacht Tender Concept

    Alpha Centauri Hydroplane Superyacht Tender Concept

    A quick terminology primer for those unlucky individuals to whom a tender is a cheap piece of chicken: In yachting lingo, a tender is the boat you take from the shore to your yacht and back again. And the people at Alpha Centauri have come up with a concept tender that makes even that purely […]

  • WIRED x ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Timepieces

    WIRED x ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Timepieces

    What time is it right now? If you have a correctly tuned watch, you know. What time is it in New York? Los Angeles? London? Tokyo? Wellington? If you have a fancy-enough watch with world clock features, you know. What time is it in the Mushroom Kingdom? No matter how nice your watch is, you […]

  • Token Smart Ring Coming Soon (Video)

    Token Smart Ring Coming Soon (Video)

    I just rewatched Minority Report last night, which means I’m newly terrified of the future’s encroaching surveillance state (which may already be here by most objective standards). Still, the convenience that is purportedly offered by the Token smart ring seems pretty appealing. Token is a smart ring that is designed to be worn by the […]

  • Trompe L’oeil Technical Wetsuit by Thom Browne

    Trompe L’oeil Technical Wetsuit by Thom Browne

    The classic suit and the wetsuit have more in common than you might immediately imagine. They’re both dark, sleek, functional, stylish, and slick, and they both make the wearer feel somewhat like James Bond when worn correctly. Now, the suitmasters at Thom Browne have come up with a hilarious combination of the two: The Trompe […]

  • Hyperface: An Artificially Intelligent Mask Displays Human Emotions

    Hyperface: An Artificially Intelligent Mask Displays Human Emotions

    Most people were born with masks over their skulls that are able to, among other things, visually display emotional states. They’re called faces, but a designer named Eun Kyung Shin has come up with a 21st century, well, let’s call it an enhancement to the standard face: It’s called Hyperface. The experimental Hyperface is a […]