Today we bring you the coolest gadgets and tech toys that will make everyone around you go: Ooh, what’s that? Kick off the holiday season with the latest tech gear and never run out of power! Here are our favorite top 10 holiday gadget gifts for geeks and techies. Continue reading
Undoubtedly, one of my favorite scenes in a movie, on a purely child-like fun level, is in The Minority Report when Tom Cruise’s character John Anderton manipulates a massive glass computer-type screen with his hands, pinching and gesturing to shift around data. Of all the imaginary and realized modern technologies, this gesture-computer thing would be the one for which I wish. Maybe, it is a very real possibility that such a technology will exist in my lifetime for the average consumer. Continue reading
With everything we have to keep track of, there seems like there’s less time to actually keep track of anything. Especially when it comes to our physical well-being, a good record of our health is rather hard to manage. The best thing to do these days is to defer that responsibility to our digital devices and let them handle it. And it’s important to keep track of your physical fitness, because throughout our busy and stressful days, the recognition that we burned a few calories can keep our spirits up. Continue reading
Monthly data plans organized by the big telecommunication providers excite at first with pronouncements of “unlimited” service. Often, they end up leaving us a little burned when we realize the particular unlimitedness of our 4G data is in fact very limited. There are some, though, who are trying to simplify the big data process and enabling consumers a little more.
Karma is a 4G mobile hotspot that uses a pay-as-you-go system of $15 per gigabyte used, which is a lot of e-mails sent and YouTube videos watched. If you don’t use more than a gigabyte per month, the advantage of Karma over a big telecom is that you will not continue to be charged a full monthly contract fee. Continue reading
Although the abundance of Android smartphones has made watching Netflix and YouTube on a very small screen ubiquitous, Google is attempting to enhance the viewing experience for consumers with the Chromecast. Designed like a standard USB thumb drive, the Chromecast plugs into any HDTV, connects to an accessible Wi-Fi signal and streams video content from just about every source available. Continue reading
I’ve always tried to make whatever television or computer setup I have resemble a movie theater as much as possible. I dreamed of pocket projects that would blast a film onto my old, completely white college dorm room wall. I bought big, external monitors for my laptop that sit high above my bed to produce a somewhat cavernous cinematic feel. Knowing of celebrities that built home theaters in their houses with soda cup holders and unlimited popcorn, I cannot help but think I will never have an impressive setup such as theirs. Continue reading
For all our adventures into the digital, there’s something undeniably perfect about a really tactile gaming experience. I remember having to spend almost an hour setting up complicated board games with three-dimensional pieces, and there is nothing more satisfying than watching a Jenga tower wobble and fall. And in a way, the Sifteo Cubes is a digital recreation of this older, more tactile gaming world. Continue reading
Book-sized solar panel, plus battery pack, plus USB inlet, equals technology in the wild. The Guide 10 Solar Panel Charge pack from Goal Zero will allow business travelers, freelance creatives and intrepid explorers to keep electronic devices alive even when far from a socket. Continue reading
Little did I know that HDTV signals are broadcast over the air, and they don’t need expensive digital cable and satellite TV services to transmit to your home. But who would want to use the old antenna that looks like kite skeletons? No longer does Dad need to risk his life out on the roof to pivot the antenna in a storm to receive a signal. Continue reading
The Lapka personal environment monitor is ready to provide you with a whole lot of information about your immediate surrounding that you didn’t get to see before. Unlike anything else on the market really, this device is a gadget that measures radiation, electromagnetic fields, humidity and ‘organicness’(chemical presence) in anything you touch. It then links to your iPhone and generates live recordings on an app, powered only by the phone without the need for extra cables or batteries.
Pretty.damn.neat. Continue reading