Tech & Gear

  • HyperWhistle: The Loudest Whistle in the World

    HyperWhistle: The Loudest Whistle in the World

    You might think you can whistle pretty loud. You might think your little coach’s whistle can make a pretty loud, high note, that gets everybody’s attention. You might even think that when you blow through it pretty hard you can make the loudest whistle in the world. But you can’t! Unless you have a product […]

  • Mario Time: Google Maps Commemorates Mario Day with ‘Mario Kart’ Feature

    Mario Time: Google Maps Commemorates Mario Day with ‘Mario Kart’ Feature

    Tomorrow, March 10th, (or, my sources tell me, MAR10 in leetspeak) is Mario Day. There are myriad options available for individuals to celebrate this occasion, and Google Maps has added to that extensive list with a new limited time feature known as Mario Time. When you enter Mario Time, here’s what happens: Wahoo! Now you can navigate the […]

  • Samsung QLED TV Blends Into Your Wall

    Samsung QLED TV Blends Into Your Wall

    In the 1993 thriller When a Stranger Calls Back, a killer hides from Carol Kane in plain sight by painting himself to look like the brick wall he’s standing in front of. Now, that method of camouflage has been co-opted not for murder but for televisions that turn practically invisible when they’re not being watched: The Samsung […]

  • Readme Hanging Magazine and Book Rack

    Readme Hanging Magazine and Book Rack

    Hey, you like to read? Books, magazines, comic books, and so on? One of the biggest yet unsung components of any habitual reader has to do with storage, where you keep whatever it is you’re reading at the present moment. A new storage solution for books and magazines is called Readme, billed as a “modern hanging […]

  • PET De Lux Custom Retro Game Console

    PET De Lux Custom Retro Game Console

    Swedish designer Love Hultén is back with another piece inspired by the golden age of video games. Additionally, it’s an homage to the Personal Electronic Transactor or PET, the first line of personal computers released by Commodore back in the late 1970s. It’s called the PET De Lux. Unlike the original PET, the PET De Lux is primarily for […]

  • Google Song Maker: A New Feature of the Chrome Music Lab (Video)

    Google Song Maker: A New Feature of the Chrome Music Lab (Video)

    The Google Chrome Music Lab is designed as a space on the internet where anybody can learn about music and how it works, and now there’s a new feature that goes beyond education and into the field of actual music-making. It’s called Google Song Maker, and you don’t even need a Google account, let alone any […]

  • Light Phone 2: “A Phone That Actually Respects You”

    Light Phone 2: “A Phone That Actually Respects You”

    Smartphone anxiety is probably one of the most pervasive in modern-day society, it’s not hard for smartphone users to feel that their lives are being invaded by their miniature devices. That’s why a device like the Light Phone 2 is appealing enough to appeal to more than 500 IndieGoGo backers so far. The Light Phone 2 is […]

  • Nokia 8110: Neo’s Phone in ‘The Matrix’ Is Back (Video)

    Nokia 8110: Neo’s Phone in ‘The Matrix’ Is Back (Video)

    I was just 11 years old when The Matrix came out, so while I remember its advertising campaign and eventually seeing the movie itself on home video quite vividly, I wasn’t really aware of any tech or fashion trends to come out of the movie’s unique visual style. Which is why I’m only just now learning about […]

  • ‘Hash 2 Ash’: Museum Installation Turns Selfies Into Ash (Video)

    ‘Hash 2 Ash’: Museum Installation Turns Selfies Into Ash (Video)

    I don’t recommend you think about this too much or else you’ll get depressed, but it’s true that with so much of our lives and culture on the internet, much of it is doomed to melt away in the future. A new installation called Hash 2 Ash at the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw drives this […]

  • Jet Capsule: A Luxury Mini Yacht for the Refined Gentleman

    Jet Capsule: A Luxury Mini Yacht for the Refined Gentleman

    There’s no shortage of unusual aquatic vehicles targeted at the ultra-wealthy these days. But few if any of these triumphs of excess have ever looked quite as supervillainous as the Jet Capsule, which appears all the world to be like some kind of giant floating helmet that Lex Luthor would take to his Legion of Doom […]