Tech & Gear

  • The Third Thumb: 3D-Printed Prosthetic Thumb Prototype (Video)

    The Third Thumb: 3D-Printed Prosthetic Thumb Prototype (Video)

    A prosthetic thumb, under conventional wisdom, would generally be thought of as an aid for people who have lost the use of one or both of their thumbs. But Dani Clode was inspired by the original definition of the word “prosthesis” when she invented The Third Thumb prototype: “The origin of the word ‘prosthesis’ meant […]

  • Book Darts: Small, Precision Bookmark Alternatives

    Book Darts: Small, Precision Bookmark Alternatives

    I wouldn’t have thought an invention as timeless and practical as the bookmark would need to be improved upon, but that’s probably why I’m not a millionaire inventor by now. Book Darts are an alternative to the classic bookmark that allow for greater precision and accuracy in marking where you left off in a book […]

  • Keymu: Functional Portable Console Fits on a Key Chain

    Keymu: Functional Portable Console Fits on a Key Chain

    When the Game Boy Advance SP came out almost 15 years ago, it was pretty much as small as portable video game consoles got. Now, it’s making an unofficial return as the model for Keymu, an open source invention developer c.Invent that’s like a miniature Nintendo Game Boy, so small it can fit on a […]

  • Ac2ated Speakerless Audio Demonstrated by Sound Continental (Video)

    Ac2ated Speakerless Audio Demonstrated by Sound Continental (Video)

    As of right now, the only way to get speakerless car audio inside your vehicle is to hire an a capella group, which is not only prohibitively expensive but also extremely annoying if they start getting involved in interpersonal conflicts while you’re trying to drive. Sound Continental has a more efficient version of this technology, with […]

  • Luzli ROLLER MK01 Headphones by TECA Roll Up Like Bracelets

    Luzli ROLLER MK01 Headphones by TECA Roll Up Like Bracelets

    The nicer and more substantial a pair of headphones is, the harder it can be to store or carry around with you – my own pair of Sennheisers often give me grief in rolling up its extra-long cord, even though they’re awesome in every other way. Design duo TECA have come up with a new […]

  • Airbnb Lux: Airbnb Launching Service for Ultra-Wealthy

    Airbnb Lux: Airbnb Launching Service for Ultra-Wealthy

    Airbnb is great and all, but if you’re accustomed to living in the veritable lap of luxury, you’re not always likely to want to spend a portion of your income roughing it in some hipster’s apartment. Tragically, this has in the past prevented you from using the Airbnb service, but soon that tragedy will end […]

  • MULTI: Horizontal-Vertical Elevator Concept from ThyssenKrupp (Video)

    MULTI: Horizontal-Vertical Elevator Concept from ThyssenKrupp (Video)

    Elevators have done one thing for the entire lifespan of the technology, no matter how much its advanced in the last century or so: Gone up and down. ThyssenKrupp is an engineering firm that sees the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory-like possibilities for a greater range of direction in elevators thanks to maglev technology, and they’ve […]

  • ‘The Watch Book: Rolex’ Traces 112 Years of Rolex History

    ‘The Watch Book: Rolex’ Traces 112 Years of Rolex History

    One way to gauge the importance of an art’s practitioner by how well the general public, rather than followers of the art form in question, know the practitioner in day to day conversation. By that metric, Rolex has to be the greatest watch brand of all time, since it’s quite possibly the only watch brand […]

  • Seaseeker: Underwater Snapchat Spectacles from Royal Caribbean (Video)

    Seaseeker: Underwater Snapchat Spectacles from Royal Caribbean (Video)

    Snapchat Spectacles are great and all, but what happens if you want to take them underwater? You can’t, that’s what. Unless you’re on a Royal Caribbean cruise this summer, in which case you might be able to get your hands on a pair of Seaseeker goggles that are essentially Snapchat Spectacles you use underwater. The […]