Archived Articles from Technology
Everyone loves gadgets and all good geeks appreciate the intersection of geeky art and design, from memes turned into living works to technology scrap turned into new design objects. From innovative light art to unique drawing techniques, here are our favorite works of art that will inspire the geek in anyone - as well as our top gadgets for everyone who wants to have their very own piece of future tech.
Wearable Tech: Mask Gives Users Superhuman Senses
A set of futuristic-looking masks that fit over the mouth and ears or the eyes enhance audio and visual perception, giving the wearers superhuman senses.
Future Present: 7 Soon-to-Be Wonders of Technology
Chatting with holograms, controlling computers with our minds and harvesting energy from power lines are among the innovations predicted for the next five years.
Fighting the Future: 3D-Printed Gun Fired, Blocked by US
Within days of a successful test firing of the Liberator, this working 3D-printed weapon has attracted the attention of the United States government.
Creepy Portraits Made Using DNA from Gum & Smokes
DNA samples collected from discarded cigarette butts and chewed gum are processed into life-sized, three-dimensional masks of the people who left them behind.
Future Past: 7 Weird Wonders Predicted 100+ Years Ago
In the year 1900, an article printed in the Lades Home Journal envisioned what life would be like in 2001, with some predictions more accurate than others.
Odd-Wheel Wonders: 11 Novel Vehicles with 1 or 3 Wheels
When you get around, it's usually on two or four wheels. But the inventors of these crazy vehicles decided to go a different route by using one or three wheels.
The Stunning Instrument That Sounds Like an Orchestra
Stringed instruments have been in use since antiquity. There has never been one as breathtaking as the Wheelharp, which sounds like an entire orchestra.
All-in-One Bicycle Helmet: Sleek Integrated Lights & Signals
Incredible design is not just about looking good (which this does) or working well (which this does), but weaving these solutions neatly together.
In The Fold: 10 Futuristic Folding + Flexible Computer Ideas
The shapes of computers have changed drastically in the past decade, but the evolution isn't done yet - keep an eye out for these radical folding designs.
Origami Kayak: Packs Flat, Folds Up to Form its Own Case
Portaging in the wild is one thing, but try walking your canoe or kayak down the street and you may smack some unsuspecting pedestrian in the head.