Tech & Gear

  • Layers Stalaclights: Lighting Inspired by Inverted Skyscrapers

    Layers Stalaclights: Lighting Inspired by Inverted Skyscrapers

    I don’t know if there were any mind-altering substances involved in this flash of inspiration, but somebody somewhere had the thought that upside-down 1930s art deco skyscrapers look just like stalactites. And thus, the Layers Stalaclights were born, 3D-printed LED lamp covers that look like either skyscrapers or stalactites, depending, on whether you’re upside-down or […]

  • Barebones Living Canyon Lantern

    Barebones Living Canyon Lantern

    New from Barebones Living, it’s a light which has a simple, (dare I say it?) bare-bones exterior that belies the sophisticated lighting technology underneath. It’s the Barebones Living Canyon Lantern, a piece of lighting equipment that can light your way through a dark canyon or just give you a reading light in a dark room. […]

  • Snapchat Discover: New Feature Launched (Video)

    Snapchat Discover: New Feature Launched (Video)

    It’s extremely doubtful that anyone with a Snapchat account has ever thought to themselves, “I wish there was a way for me to interact with brands in a more expansive manner on Snapchat.” But, that’s the way the game works, and now we have the launch of the new Snapchat Discover feature. Basically, Snapchat Discover […]

  • Prynt: The Smartphone Case That Also Prints Photos

    Prynt: The Smartphone Case That Also Prints Photos

    The appeal of the old Polaroid camera is long-lasting and obvious, even if the cameras themselves might come and go. There’s just something cool about snapping a photo and having a tangible copy in your hands within seconds – which is the sensation being brought back by Prynt, a smartphone case that doubles as an […]

  • Funny Or Die Weather App: Forecasts With Jokes

    Funny Or Die Weather App: Forecasts With Jokes

    Many have lamented the loss of the “Funny Weatherman” archetype in the age of the internet and smartphones. Why get your weather from a jovial overweight jokester when you can just glance at your phone instead? But the people at Funny Or Die have resurrected the intersection between weather reporting and jokes with the Funny […]

  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy Flight Animation Makes Debut (Video)

    SpaceX Falcon Heavy Flight Animation Makes Debut (Video)

    SpaceX, the corporation that’s going to (hopefully) revitalize space exploration, recently unveiled the rocket that’s going to take them (and, by extension, humanity) back towards the stars. It’s the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, the in-development spacecraft that recently made its online video debut courtesy of SpaceX. The CGI-animated video shows the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launching into […]

  • Twitter Group Messages Launched (Video)

    Twitter Group Messages Launched (Video)

    One of the most basic aspects of communicating through Twitter is being changed, with the introduction of Twitter group messages. Previously, the site’s direct messaging system only worked between parties of two, but now they’re allowing users to exchange private messages among groups. What this means for Twitter in the long run remains to be […]

  • DTV Shredder: ATV Meets Segway Meets Tank

    DTV Shredder: ATV Meets Segway Meets Tank

    Segways are cool. ATVs are cool too, as are tanks. So it’s not rocket science that if you take these three vehicles and mash them together into one overstuffed design, the result will be pretty darn cool. The people at BPG Werks have done just that, and it’s called the DTV Shredder. The DTV Shredder […]

  • MB&F Nixie Machine: Like No Other Clock You’ve Seen

    MB&F Nixie Machine: Like No Other Clock You’ve Seen

    The Mechanical Art Device Gallery is a retail concept by timepiece brand MB&F that marries function with art. And there’s no better example of that marriage in action than the new MB&F Nixie Machine by designer Frank Buchwald. The MB&F Nixie Machine gets its name from the six 1960s Nixie tubes that display either the […]