Tech & Gear

  • Word. Notebooks Firework Series

    Word. Notebooks Firework Series

    If you missed out on watching fireworks this Fourth of July weekend, or if you’re still jonesing for more, the people at Word. Notebooks have a new collection that will satisfy your explosive urges while filling the practical purpose that creative types use notebooks for. It’s the Word. Notebooks Firework Series. The Word. Notebooks Firework […]

  • Timahawk Survival Multi-Tool

    Timahawk Survival Multi-Tool

    It’s a good thing that survival expert Tim Ralston’s parents gave him the name “Tim” and not “Joe” or “Steve” or “Dick,” because if they had gone with anything other than Tim or Tom, we wouldn’t have the Timahawk, a survivalist multi-tool that packs an incredible number of functions into a single bladed instrument. The […]

  • Here One Smart Earbuds

    Here One Smart Earbuds

    If you’re walking around with earbuds crammed in your ears most of the time, you may have at some time or another wished they could do more than just play audio from a connected device (maybe? Possibly??). If so, you may be interested in a pair of Here One smart earbuds, which pack a lot […]

  • Google My Activity: See and Manage All the Goods Google Has on You

    Google My Activity: See and Manage All the Goods Google Has on You

    Remember in Ex Machina when reference is made to the main guy’s “pornography profile” being used to create an attractive woman robot for him to interact with? Creepy stuff, but it represents real anxieties people feel about the information Google and other internet companies are collecting on them. Google is striking a blow against that […]

  • ‘Mindless Violence': An Adult Coloring Book From Modern Toss

    ‘Mindless Violence': An Adult Coloring Book From Modern Toss

    Adult coloring books are a hot trend these days, but they tend to focus on either abstract patterns or tranquil scenes that don’t reflect real adult life at all. You know what does reflect real adult life? Mindless Violence, a new adult coloring book now available from Modern Toss. Mindless Violence, as its title suggests, […]

  • Wonky Mr. Potato Head: Limited Edition Toy Made to Fight Food Waste

    Wonky Mr. Potato Head: Limited Edition Toy Made to Fight Food Waste

    Mr. Potato Head has been the de facto spokesperson for eating your vegetables for generations now, even though some would classify potatoes as a starch. Now, Hasbro has joined forces with FareShare, a UK anti-hunger charity organization to create a limited edition Wonky Mr. Potato Head toy, in order to celebrate the sometimes-wasted misshapen vegetables […]

  • YInMn Blue: Newly Discovered Shade of Blue Made Commercially Available

    YInMn Blue: Newly Discovered Shade of Blue Made Commercially Available

    Many of science‘s greatest discoveries have been accidental in nature—take the one stumbled upon by Mas Subramanian in 2009, when he was working on a series of experiments toward developing new materials for use in electronic equipment. He and his team of scientists accidentally created a new shade of blue—one that doesn’t fade in oil […]

  • Freedom 251: Indian Tech Brand’s $4 Smartphone Ships Soon

    Freedom 251: Indian Tech Brand’s $4 Smartphone Ships Soon

    Ringing Bells is a tech brand in India that recently announced plans to release a smartphone to the public at a price point of only $4. Many analysts and consumers suspected some kind of pyramid scheme or publicity hoax, but now the Freedom 251 smartphone has been confirmed as a real thing, with the first […]

  • Rock N Roller Multicart: For All Your Stuff-Moving Needs

    Rock N Roller Multicart: For All Your Stuff-Moving Needs

    A good, solid handcart can be an invaluable possession if you ever find yourself moving heavy stuff from place to place, even if only every once in a while. If you’re in the market for one, consider the Rock N Roller Multicart, which can be reconfigured into a variety of different shapes for whatever job […]

  • SoilCam: Special Camera Shows What’s Done in the Dirt (Video)

    SoilCam: Special Camera Shows What’s Done in the Dirt (Video)

    Dirt: What’s it hiding? Inventor Josh Williams has come up with a way to find out for sure, by photographing all the crazy photosynthetic processes that happen while we’re busy not literally watching grass grow. It’s called SoilCam, and the images it’s been able to capture are surprisingly compelling. SoilCam is a homemade rig controlled via Raspberry Pi […]