This Dangerous-Looking Dog Tag Is Actually A Handy Multitool

Do you like to be prepared? Then you’ll love this standard issue dog tag tool from Prometheus Design Werx. The titanium accessory is the exact same size as a standard American military issue dog tag, but it can do much, much more.


This Nexus Smartwatch Concept Is Bonkers

Video: We’ve complained before that some smartwatches are just boring remotes for your smartphones, and that they need to actually do something genuinely useful. But what if you didn’t need to purchase a secondary smartwatch device to have a phone on your wrist? What if you had a flexible phone that transformed into a wrist-cuff? That’s the key point of this new Nexus 360 concept.


Report: Apple Will Begin Making A Jewellery-Classified Gadget This Month

We’ve been following the emergence of Apple’s sapphire production plant in Arizona closely this year, since it tells us a lot about the products coming down the line. Now, Mark Gurman reports, filings from Apple indicate that not only is the company manufacturing a new sapphire product this month — it’s being classified as jewellery.


This Australian-Designed Pen Is Beautiful Enough To Make Me Want To Write In Ink

This pen is smooth, sleek, beautiful; it’s solid but gracious. And it’s even called Nautilus. All things considered, it’s enough to make me want to write something in ink instead of typing.


Google Patents A Less Obvious Tech-On-The-Inside Version Of Glass

Google has come up with a way to make Google Glass (a little) more socially acceptable — by tucking the guts inside to hide the obvious parts out of view.


A Bluetooth Padlock That Keeps Your Valuables Secure Anywhere You Go

While we’ve seen plenty of smart locks — and debated their effectiveness — this one’s particularly nice for two reasons: It’s made by a highly reputable design team, FŪZ Designs, and it’s an ultraportable padlock.


A Brilliant Device That Completely Reinvents Crutches

Modern crutches are still less than a century old, and dozens of designers have taken a stab at improving them. But while most attempts are variations on a familiar theme, one entry to James Dyson Foundation’s annual Dyson Award proposes a solution that improves on even the best recent alternatives.


This Simple Chip Could Turn All Your Clothes Into Activity Trackers

These little chips may not look much, but in fact they’re a new breed of super-small, super-cheap accelerometers that could make motion sensing ubiquitous — even in the clothes you wear. The chips, made by mCube, measure just a couple of millimetres across — less than half the size of most accelerometer chips.


The Hue's New Lights Glow Warm White At Half The Price

We’ve been raving about the Philips Hue smart lighting system since it first dropped. Well we’ve been raving about everything except its outrageous pricing — $US60 a bulb ($69.95 in Australia), are you serious? But with the new Hue Lux, you can get a basic white smart light at a fraction of the price.


This LED Torch Is Powered By Spherical Solar Cells

Solar-powered torches consistently suffer from one glaring problem: They’re ugly as hell. But that’s nothing that a multidisciplinary creative collective from Japan can’t solve.