Tech & Gear

  • True North Spin Coin From J.L. Lawson

    True North Spin Coin From J.L. Lawson

    Coins, generally manufactured for use as currency, can also be used in various leisure activities.  Much like Pogs, you can flip ‘em, spin ‘em, collect ‘em, display ‘em, toss ‘em, etc. It’s the second one we’re concerned with here, however. Sure, a nice quarter might spin for a second or two, but if you’re ready […]

  • Twitter Verified Accounts: Now Available to General Public

    Twitter Verified Accounts: Now Available to General Public

    It’s the end of an era: Twitter‘s famous blue check mark, the universal symbol of “that guy on Twitter is really that guy,” is now available to the general populace, and not just to famous celebrities and notable figures through a process that few understood. Twitter verified accounts, the official name for accounts blessed with […]

  • Top-Tweeted Emojis by Country Released by Twitter

    Top-Tweeted Emojis by Country Released by Twitter

    How much can you tell about a person from which emoji they use the most? You might get a slight glimpse into their personality, one that fits into what you know about them as a whole, but if they’re a stranger I don’t know if you can tell too much. However, when you expand that to […]

  • Mercedes-Benz Future Bus (Video)

    Mercedes-Benz Future Bus (Video)

    Thinking about the future can be pretty stressful these days. But Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled a concept that makes riding the bus—a tedious if necessary proposition for many in the year 2016—seem cool and exciting. It’s the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus, a bus produced in conjunction with auto brand Daimler that requires no human driver. Instead, the […]

  • Cyclotron: Futuristic Bike Inspired by ‘Tron’

    Cyclotron: Futuristic Bike Inspired by ‘Tron’

    “Cyclo lives!” These are the words said by Space Ghost‘s arch-enemy Cyclo, but they could also serve as a passable slogan for a new futuristic bike that was clearly inspired by another science-fiction masterpiece: Tron. It’s called the Cyclotron, and its sleek lightcycle-like look is in keeping with its futuristic functionality as well. That’s because […]

  • BeatBringer Portable Speaker Backpack

    BeatBringer Portable Speaker Backpack

    The golden age of the boombox is far behind us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn something about its strengths and weaknesses in 2016. One fruit of those lessons is the BeatBringer, which combines the beat-bringing capabilities of a particularly high-end boombox with the more practical functionality of a backpack. The real emphasis of […]

  • Single Travel Hammock by LA SIESTA

    Single Travel Hammock by LA SIESTA

    It’s summer, a time when you just want to stretch out and catch an afternoon nap, and there’s no better way on God’s green Earth to do that than in a comfortable hammock. And if you’re planning on doing any solitary roaming this summer, the people at LA SIESTA have a Single Travel Hammock that […]

  • Insta360 Nano: Lightweight Panoramic VR Camera

    Insta360 Nano: Lightweight Panoramic VR Camera

    In the past, capturing 360-degree video for panoramic and/or virtual reality work required a bulky camera rig if it was possible at all. The Insta360 Nano is a new VR camera that weighs less than three ounces, and works through connection to the user’s iPhone. The Insta360 Nano can capture images in 3040×1520 resolution and […]