This Iron Man Glove Shoots Lasers And Metal Bolts

Everybody, it seems, is into making Iron Man replica-gloves these days. And why not, when they’re totally badass looking? Not every would-be Iron Man, however, can shoot lasers and metal bolts out of his hand.


A Clever Flip-Dot Display Uses Lego Brick BitmapsĀ 

Flip-dot displays certainly have an old-school charm about them, and they win extra points for energy efficiency. But I think I like them even better when they’re controlled by Lego bitmaps and built to spell out the word “awesome” like this one is.


Moto Maker For The Moto 360 Hands-On: Pretty Watch Gets Prettier

The last time we played around with Motorola’s Moto Maker it was for the original Moto X. You could change the colour of the back, the front, the metal accents, and even add a custom engraving to the back. Well, Moto is back at it but this time with the Moto 360 smartwatch. Let’s check it out.


New Software Turns Nearly Any Touchscreen Into A Biometric Scanner

In an effort to fix our broken password system, manufacturers are looking to the world of biometrics, sticking fingerprint scanners into everything from photocopiers to school buses. Now, a team of Yahoo researchers might have come up with a way to extend biometric recognition to anything with a touchscreen.


Why I Bought The Apple Watch Even Though It Makes No Damn Sense

Even though I know better and am fully aware of the very real technological limitations and have read all the tepid reviews on the stupid thing and know that first generation Apple products aren’t worth the trouble and like most humans, enjoy having a bigger number than a smaller number in my bank account, I still bought an Apple Watch. Here’s why.


Put A Pair Of USB Ports Where You Really Need Them: In Your Couch

Instead of stuffing a 9m long USB charging cable into your couch — the one place your smartphone needs power most — this simple power station stays hidden between cushions so you’ll never have to go hunting for it.


How I Finally Learnt To Love 3D Printing

I started thinking about 3D printing, I mean really started thinking about it, in 2012. I was eking out an existence as a penny-pinching grad student at the time, so a $US3000 machine that squirts out hot plastic and builds frivolous knick-knacks wasn’t exactly fixated in my cerebrum.


This Life-Sized Iron Man Helmet Is Actually A Bluetooth Speaker

We all want our own Iron Man suit, complete with flying capabilities and palm cannons. The reality is none of us are billionaire geniuses, so we’ll have to make do with what we’ve got. And that’s this to-scale helmet from Tony Stark’s famous costume that you don’t so much wear on your head as, uh, listen to. Yes, it’s a speaker.


The Coolest Apple Watch Feature Is Silent, Invisible And 65 Years Old

On the first day of Apple Watch pre-orders, I put on a $17,000 wristputer and tried to figure out what was so special about it.


These Sping-Loaded Skate Trucks Make Me Wish I Knew How To SkateboardĀ 

Skateboard suspension is an idea that sounds long overdue — modern skateboarding is a lot rougher than it was when my parents were young. Professional riders fly through the air, grind across metal rails and land on hard concrete after jumping down enormous flights of stairs. They do it all without suspension, forcing them to make hard landings. It sounds unpleasant.