Category Archive: Gadget

Apr 21 2014

Want: Tiny Robotic Printer

If you’ve ever had to set up your own or help anyone else with theirs you know that printers are the absolute worst technology on the planet. Everything about them is horrible. The ink is expensive, the software either doesn’t work or hijacks your whole computer, they constantly get paper jams because their paper tray …

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Apr 11 2014

Want: Personal Jet Engines for Extreme Sports

The future is here, or maybe it’s still coming, I’m not really clear on that. Dreamscience is currently working on the development of personal jet engines for use in extreme sports. We’re going to have to find a new term for them now. I suggest we break them into two classes. Unassisted Extreme Sports and …

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Apr 01 2014

Want: MB&F Starfleet Machine

A while back I wrote about an amazing MB&F Music Machine. Well they’re at it again, this time they’ve got a desk clock they’re calling Starfleet Machine because it draws inspiration from Star Trek Deep Space Nine. The clock lays horizontal, rather than being wall-mounted. It can rest on either end of its external structure …

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Apr 01 2014

Build me a Kitty: Magnetic 3D Bricks to Build Digital Images

What would you say if I told you that the technology now exists for you to digitize 3D objects? Hopefully you’d say “Old news,” because that kind of thing has been around for a long time. These are different though. These are Gauss Bricks. Little magnetic building blocks that allow you to create images on …

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Mar 28 2014

Feeling Left Out Again: First Cybernetic Olympics to be Held in 2016

I’ve got dreams man,  dream of one day competing in the Olympics. The problem there is I’m not one of those people, like my brother, with any sort of natural athletic talent. The only sports I am any good at still haven’t been accepted as Olympic sports and it’s likely if they were I’d learn …

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Mar 21 2014

Want: Bracelet Makes Anything into a Sound Making Toy

Here’s the perfect gift to get for your nieces and nephews. It’s a smart bracelet called Moff that lets you turn anything at all into a noise-making toy. Why would you not give your own children such an awesome gadget? Think about it for a second? Right, the noise-making part. Get your kid a Rubik’s …

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Mar 20 2014

The Best Thing Before the Calculator Watch

Remember in school that one kid who had the Casio calculator watch? Remember how you were always so jealous of his struggling to cheat on his math test without the teacher seeing and without going over the allotted time? Remember how he always sat one row too far away from you so you couldn’t look …

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Mar 20 2014

Donors Wanted: New App is Looking for “Voice Donors”

The company VocaliD has a unique business. They build voices for people who have lost theirs. That’s usually due to things like stroke, cancer, or cerebral palsy, but I imagine they would have helped out Ariel from the Little Mermaid if they’d have been around when Ursula stole her voice. VocaliD records the voices of …

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Mar 19 2014

It’s not You it’s Me: Brad the Toaster Wants to Break Up with You

Let’s be honest. how often do you use your toaster? Do you use it at least once a day? More? Do you really appreciate and love your toaster or do you just curse it for burning every single slice of bread you’ve ever put in there no matter what you set the control to? Or, …

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Mar 19 2014

See like Predator with Infrared Contact Lenses

You’ll recall how the Predator movies all came down to hiding your heat signature, the same way as that one sequel to Tremors did, and all the episodes of Cops where they’ve got a helicopter to help look for the fugitive. Well now there is another tool coming down the pipe that will give people …

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