Archived Articles: gadgets

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Pay Phones to Free Wi-Fi Hubs: NYC to Replace Outdated Booths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

Bye Bye Big Brother: Airplane Mode House Severs Signals

The curtain of the future might filter out not just light and prying eyes but also electronic signals to give us peace and privacy of another kind. The RAM ...

Lego Limb: Bionic Arm for Kids Makes Prosthetics Playful

This modular twist-and-lock prosthetic arm for kids is designed specifically for integration with LEGO parts, turning it into a fun toy that makes it easier to ...

Printable Electronics Make These Headphones Just 1mm Thick

While an ordinary pair of headphones might consist of 50-something energy-intensive components from various manufacturing processes, this ultra-thin design ...

Light Footed: Smart Shoes Paint with Light As You Dance

Paint with light in real-time with a pair of shoes that not only have 100 LED lights embedded into the sole, but are also fitted with advanced motion tracking ...

35 Years in 60 Seconds: Evolution of Modern Computer Desks

Almost everything we once kept at our desks is now packed into our personal computers, but rarely is this phenomena so brilliantly illustrated as in the ...

Surfing Without Waves: Electric Wakeboard Powers Itself

Surfers living inland, or anyone who’s ever eyeballed their city’s river wishing they could use it to get around stalled traffic, could make their ...

CityCharge: Solar Gadget Charging Stations Installed in NYC

Anyone passing through New York City’s Bryant Park can avoid the headache of searching for free outlets at coffee shops to juice up their phones, ...

Wi-Fi Visualized: Signals Translated to Ghostly Light Orbs

Translated into glowing orbs of light with a rainbow of colors representing signal strength, these visualizations of wi-fi signals are like Victorian spirit ...

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