Archived Articles: 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.

Germany Puts Stoplights in Sidewalks for Distracted Pedestrians

Walkers preoccupied with their mobile devices as they traverse Augsburg, Germany, are starting to notice something new in their peripheral vision: ...

Radical Aquatic Recreation: 10 Extreme Designs for Water Sports

Whether powered by jet packs or taking the capabilities of the human body to whole new depths (literally,) these water gadgets and activities multiply the fun ...

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Lightweight & Portable Egg-Shaped Drone Folds Up Into Shell

Boasting practical portability with an eye to aesthetics, the new PowerEgg stands out against its more ungainly competitors, able to fold up into a smooth oval ...

Mattel ThingMaker: New Device Lets Kids 3D-Print Their Own Toys

Toy-maker Mattel has announced a 3D printer with a novel application: a way for children to make their own custom toys using a simple digital interface. The ...

Pay Phones to Free Wi-Fi Hubs: NYC to Replace Outdated Booths

If you’re old enough to remember making quarter calls on pay phones, you might also be old enough to recall an edgier, grittier, graffiti-covered New York ...

Not Your Average Model Train: Self-Propelled Mechanical Toys

There are no batteries or power cords needed to propel this steam train and a series of other mechanical models, which come in kits of laser-cut plywood so you ...

World’s Brightest Flashlight: Brilliant 1000-Watt DIY Lantern

Lighting up the night sky like artificial lightning, this incredible homemade lamp boasts a 90,000-lumen output (over 100 times that of a typical Maglite) that ...

Sound Sculptures: Music Translated Into Transforming Objects

An experiment in intentional synesthesia, this combination of sculpture, music and technology enables us to actually see the physical form of individual songs. ...

Bio-Wearables: Tech Tattoos Put Working Circuits on Your Skin

Tech Tats use conductive inks to create a circuit board right on your skin, providing a passive and unobtrusive alternative to standard wearables. Smartwatches ...

Gadget Gifts: 15 Slick Smartphone Add-Ons & Accessories

We may as well admit that our smartphones have become permanent extensions of our hands, and accessorize them as such. While these indispensable palm-sized ...

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