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.
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.
Cranking Out Memories: Analog Playback for Digital Videos
Being able to store old videos in digital formats has helped preserve some of the world's most important footage, but it comes at a cost.
Warped Reality: Media Mis-Coverage of Invisibility Cloak
Any expert can call them out as fakes. How is it, then, that these photos misled 5,000 publishers worldwide and, consequently, an awed global audience of millions?
The Future That Never Was: 12 Funny Gadget Predictions
These 12 retrofuturistic gadget ideas from the '20s - '60s envisioned a 21st century full of robots, jet packs and bizarrely impractical kitchen appliances.
Of Love & War: 3D Printing Dazzling Dresses & Daring Guns
From cars to houses, 3D printing seemed to be everywhere ... but now things are really heating up with everything from stunning outfits and home-printable arsenals.
Elemental Elegance: 14 Amazing Photographs of Elements
The elements are everywhere, but it isn't often that we get a good, close-up look at them. This series of photos gives a stunning new perspective on them.
Harvest Energy from Power Lines to Recharge Your Batteries
A small hand-held 'parasite' gadget harvests wasted electromagnetic fields from cell phones, home appliances and power lines to charge a battery.