Tech & Gear

  • Urwerk AMC: An “Atomic Master Clock” (Video)

    Urwerk AMC: An “Atomic Master Clock” (Video)

    Back in the 18th century, a clockmaker by the name of Abraham Louis Breguet came up with something called a “sympathique watch,” which was a pocket watch that would be regularly corrected by a precision pendulum clock, so that it could keep more or less perfect time in the user’s pocket. At Baselworld 2018, Urwerk has […]

  • Morsel Spork: The Spork, (Somehow) Upgraded

    Morsel Spork: The Spork, (Somehow) Upgraded

    Many have tried and failed to introduce new design elements to the classically innovative utensil known as the spork. There was Dr. Phineas Farocles in 1907, who perished in a laboratory fire while developing the cigarette-lighting spork. Then there was Ethel Beasley, an amateur inventor who died of electrocution in 1957 before perfecting the world’s […]

  • ‘Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce’ at Sotheby’s Australia

    ‘Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce’ at Sotheby’s Australia

    Russell Crowe has always struck me as a man who probably knows his way around a divorce. Now, he’s literally elevating it to an art, and liquidating some assets in the process. He’s selling off a bunch of stuff from his private collection in order to cover the costs of his impending divorce from Danielle Spencer, […]

  • Balispoon: A Spoon Inspired by the Infamous Butterfly Knife

    Balispoon: A Spoon Inspired by the Infamous Butterfly Knife

    The technical name for the infamous and mostly illegal “butterfly knife” is “balisong,” and you have to know a guy to get one in most parts of the world these days. But the law ain’t yet been writ that says you can’t carry a spoon around in case you run into any sudden bowls of […]

  • UNA Tree Tent from Tentsile

    UNA Tree Tent from Tentsile

    Many is the day when I idly dream about ditching all my worldly possessions and trekking into the woods for a while. I’d probably last less than a weekend, but perhaps with the Una Tree Tent from Tentsile I’d at least be able to get a good night’s rest. Tentsile claims it’s the ideal piece […]

  • The Fifth Element: An “Intergalactic Horological Weather Station” (Video)

    The Fifth Element: An “Intergalactic Horological Weather Station” (Video)

    “Intergalactic / horological / horological / intergalactic.” That’s probably the Beastie Boys parody I would propose if I were on the board at MB&F, which has collaborated with L’Epée for what they describe as an “intergalactic horological weather station” called, with apologies to Bruce Willis and Luc Besson, The Fifth Element.  The Fifth Element has four pods, each […]

  • Shower Beer Holder: A Holder … for Your Shower Beer

    Shower Beer Holder: A Holder … for Your Shower Beer

    Ah, the shower beer. A timeless beverage that only seems to grow more flavorful and enjoyable the older one gets. Ideally, you have a loved one in there with you to switch off beer holding duties with, but when that’s impractical or impossible there’s now the Shower Beer Holder.  The Shower Beer Holder is a silicone […]

  • Xbox Game Pass: More Than 100 Games Streaming from the Cloud

    Xbox Game Pass: More Than 100 Games Streaming from the Cloud

    Microsoft evidently forewent a big publicity push for this service, but since it’s essentially Netflix for video games such a push probably wasn’t necessary. It’s Xbox Game Pass, and it’s now providing Xbox One users with cloud access to over a hundred games at ten bucks a month. For now, the Xbox Game Pass is just […]

  • HAL 9000 Replica from Master Replicas Group (Video)

    HAL 9000 Replica from Master Replicas Group (Video)

    This year is the 50th anniversary of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the tributes are pouring in. There was this book all about the movie I wrote about a litle over a week ago, and now there’s a pretty cool gadget revealed by the Master Replicas Group: A functional HAL 9000 Replica.  The HAL 9000 Replica can […]

  • Pixel Food Printer: Enjoy 3D Printed Sushi (Video)

    Pixel Food Printer: Enjoy 3D Printed Sushi (Video)

    If you’ve ever looked at foodstuffs in old 8-bit video games and felt that special kind of hunger that comes from craving something that doesn’t exist in the real world, good news: The people at Open Meals have finally figured out how to 3D print sushi, and due to the limitations of the Pixel Food Printer the […]