Tech & Gear

  • Night Cable: Weighted for Staying on Nightstands and Tables

    Night Cable: Weighted for Staying on Nightstands and Tables

    Most charging cables, to put it as generously as possible, were made with the goal of being as lightweight and portable as possible. But that eye towards convenience has an unintended side-effect: A slight draft can knock them off and/or behind your nightstand or table, where they become a real pain to reach. The Night […]

  • Life Paint: The Life You Save May Be Your Own (Video)

    Life Paint: The Life You Save May Be Your Own (Video)

    I don’t have any pertinent statistics on hand, but it’s well-known that bicycling or even walking at night without properly reflective material on your person can lead to a very serious or even fatal accident if you happen to be where there are any cars around. If you’ve been avoiding taking this precaution for aesthetic […]

  • Kiba Smart Home Video Camera (Videos)

    Kiba Smart Home Video Camera (Videos)

    Imagine, if you will, that you and your family had the financial resources to hire a videographer to document everything your family does, then curate the best moments to be enjoyed later. Kiba is a home video camera that does this all by itself, thanks to advanced technology that allows it to be running all […]

  • Chris Wilson: Meet the Ex-Con Artist Who Paints With Skittles (Video)

    Chris Wilson: Meet the Ex-Con Artist Who Paints With Skittles (Video)

    Skittles are famously sold under the ad slogan “taste the rainbow,” but Chris Wilson is an artist who goes the extra mile in appreciating the candy’s unique visuals. Interestingly, he does this using a technique he developed while serving a lengthy prison stay at San Quentin. In prison, access to conventional painting materials can be […]

  • Plazmatic X: Flameless Dual Plasma Beam Lighter

    Plazmatic X: Flameless Dual Plasma Beam Lighter

    Lighters, no matter how elaborate or cosmetically ostentatious they may get, have all worked under the same basic principle: Create a small flame for various uses. The Plazmatic X is the first post-flame lighter, though, which uses a dual plasma beam for all of its lighting functions. The Plazmatic X doesn’t need any hard-sell tactics […]

  • LEGO Batcave Replicates Iconic 60s TV Series

    LEGO Batcave Replicates Iconic 60s TV Series

    One of the cool things about living in 2016 is that you have plenty of different options for the Batcave of your imagination. Is it the one in the 1990s animated series? The Tim Burton Batcave, perhaps? Maybe the one in the Chris Nolan films? Those are all fine, but the best Batcave of them […]

  • ExoLens: “Professional Grade Photography Gear for Your iPhone” (Video)

    ExoLens: “Professional Grade Photography Gear for Your iPhone” (Video)

    iPhone cameras, like all smartphone cameras, are great for casually documenting your life, but fall short of the professional standard employed by most photographers. But with an ExoLens, you can take professional-grade photos with the same device you use to order pizza with emojis. What a world! The ExoLens works by hooking onto the back […]

  • Eight: “The Most Advanced Heating Pad”

    Eight: “The Most Advanced Heating Pad”

    In most parts of the western hemisphere, this winter has been unseasonably warm from the start, but you wouldn’t know that from when you get out of bed in the morning. However, to achieve the next step in bed warmth technology, you pretty much have to turn to Eight. Eight is billed as “the most advanced […]

  • Ruggie: “The World’s Best Alarm Clock” (Video)

    Ruggie: “The World’s Best Alarm Clock” (Video)

    Getting out of a warm bed on a cold morning is roughly equivalent to eulogizing your parents or drinking a grass-and-egg smoothie on the list of terrible things to have to do. There are lots of alarm clocks out there that purport to make this awful task a little bit easier/more pleasant, and perhaps the […]

  • Funky 3D Faces: Turn Your Head Into a Small LEGO Head

    Funky 3D Faces: Turn Your Head Into a Small LEGO Head

    A few months ago I told you about Mini-You, a service that allowed users to create a custom LEGO minifigure photo of themselves. At the time it was the best way to realize the dream of being a LEGO minifigure, but time marches on, and now we have Funky 3D Faces. Funky 3D Faces isn’t […]