Archived Articles from Gadgets & Geekery
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.
Hell is Other People: Avoid Your Friends Using Social Media
'Hell is Other People' is a smartphone app that will show you where all your friends are in a map based on social media check-ins - so you can avoid them.
Futuristic Food: Edible Wonders of the 3D-Printed Revolution
Chocolate brains, bacon mobius strips, sugar sculptures and instant burritos are among the future food wonders made with 3D printing technology.
Smart Glass: Flip a Switch to Make Opaque Turn Transparent
Smart glass can shade rooms on demand, making them transparent and reducing thermal gain with the flip of a switch or turn of a key.
Thinker Thing: 3D-Printed Object Made Using Brain Waves
A headset that detects brain patterns analyzes responses to visual stimuli and sends them to a 3D printer to create sculptural objects.
Kite Cameras: Aerial Photography Accessible to Anyone
Towers convey power, and height is both literally and metaphorically connected to broader and better views ... but now, relatively simple kites can too.
Solar Socket: Portable Plug-In Creates Free Energy to Go
With batteries running low, your eye roams the room for a place to plug in, but then you remember: you brought your own power supply - all you need now is a window.
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.
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.
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.
Lunar Power: Solar Spheres Energized by Both Sun & Moon
This sphere is so powerful in its ability to turn light into heat that it can not only harvest the rays of the sun, but even draw on energy reflected from the moon.