Tech & Gear

  • FEBO: Engrave Wood With the Sun

    FEBO: Engrave Wood With the Sun

    Harnessing the power of the sun is a growing concern in recent years, thanks to new levels of environmental consciousness. But one method of solar power has been around for generations: using a magnifying glass to burn a hole in something. It’s this principle that powers FEBO, a device for wood engraving that uses nothing […]

  • Trees: Weed Delivery by Drone in San Francisco

    Trees: Weed Delivery by Drone in San Francisco

    Like some kind of neoconservative nightmare vision of a hellish future, there is now a service (limited to the San Francisco Bay Area, naturally) that allows customers to have marijuana delivered via drone. It’s called Trees, and all it requires is a valid marijuana prescription and at least $99. Trees has three different boxes that […]

  • Actual Lexus Hoverboard Demonstration Finally Released (Video)

    Actual Lexus Hoverboard Demonstration Finally Released (Video)

    I’m not sure why the people at Lexus thought that an actual working hoverboard required weeks and weeks of anticipatory promotional buildup before being revealed in full, but they did, and we’ve had to wait until now to see the thing in actual action – but I have to say, despite the fact that this […]

  • ‘A History of Time': Poster Celebrates Famous Watches

    ‘A History of Time': Poster Celebrates Famous Watches

    If you’re a watch fan, you probably pine for a way to celebrate your love of watches without having to spend a ton of money on a respectable watch collection, in which case your wall might have a home for A History of Time. It’s a poster featuring hand-drawn illustrations of iconic watches from recent […]

  • Dot Braille Smart Watch

    Dot Braille Smart Watch

    Even if your eyesight is so good that you don’t need glasses to read, you might be interested and pleased to know about the existence of the Dot Braille Smart Watch, a smartwatch specifically for the blind. The Dot Braille Smart Watch is loaded with features that previously were only available in prohibitively expensive equipment or […]

  • ‘LEGO Brands': Logos Digitally Rendered in LEGO Bricks (Pics)

    ‘LEGO Brands': Logos Digitally Rendered in LEGO Bricks (Pics)

    Two things that are extremely hot right now are LEGO and brands. Polish graphic designer Kamil Piatkowski had the thought to combine the two, using digital technology (not actual LEGO bricks, unfortunately) to render some of the most famous logos out there in LEGO for a series he calls LEGO Brands. I’m not enough of […]

  • BedUp: A Bed That Lowers From the Ceiling (Photos)

    BedUp: A Bed That Lowers From the Ceiling (Photos)

    In a modern home, space is often at a premium, and your bed can take up a lot of that valuable space. Short of a fold-up or Nate-Heller-style Murphy bed, there’s not much you can do about that – unless you get on board with BedUp from French company Décadrages. BedUp is a system that […]

  • GazeBox Foldable Garage (Video)

    GazeBox Foldable Garage (Video)

    There are times in a person’s life when he or she doesn’t have the two-car garage that society says you’re supposed to have – in which case that person’s car often spends the majority of its life exposed to the sometimes harsh elements. But maybe, if you’re lucky, you can get a GazeBox instead. A […]

  • Nipi: An Actually Smart Cooler and Portable Solar Generator

    Nipi: An Actually Smart Cooler and Portable Solar Generator

    It almost doesn’t seem sporting to call a product that doesn’t sync up to a smartphone a “smart” product – but Nipi is a cooler and solar charger with enough truly intelligent features that it earns the “smart” designation and then some. Probably the best of those features is Nipi’s built-in solar panel for charging […]