How Buckyballs Fell Apart

As of last week, Buckyballs are dead. The magnetic toy has been officially recalled following a two-year battle with US regulators who sought to ban them. Here’s how a seemingly wonderful amusement became plaything non grata in the span of just a few short years.


The Birdwatchers On This Clock Are Trying To Spot A Rare Cuckoo

The designers at Studio Kuadra have deconstructed the iconic cuckoo clock for this amusing new timepiece that introduces a pair of bird watchers, obsessively hoping to catch a glimpse of the cuckoo in a nearby tree at the top of the hour.


Can Someone Please Stop Microsoft From Doing Whatever The Hell It Calls This, Please?

Video: Oh God. Please stop, Microsoft. Please.


Always Be Prepared With This Watch That Hides A Survival Kit

It’s not often that you find yourself stuck alone in the wilderness with no hope of being rescued. But if you did you’d want the Recon 6 Watch strapped to your wrist. The timepiece opens up like a treasure chest to reveal a full survival kit tucked neatly inside.


The Defender: A Smart Self-Defence Wand To Get You Out Of Trouble

You probably have a friend that doesn’t feel safe in their neighbourhood at night. It might even be you that doesn’t feel all that secure when roaming the streets. You might have a small knife, pepper spray or even a gun in your backpack, satchel or purse to deter potential assailants. If any of this rings a bell, you might want to consider backing The Defender: a “smart personal protection device” designed to keep you safe in dangerous situations.


'World's Dumbest Criminal' Fails To Successfully Rob A Harvey Norman

If you’re planning a major gadget heist from a store like Harvey Norman, you need a few things. Cunning, speed and a getaway car that works. Sadly, this alleged crim had none of the above, after police nicked him trying to get away from a freshly-robbed store in a broken down car.


LittleBits Now Lets You Build Your Own DIY Smart Home

We’ve known and loved littleBits for some time, and now it’s a lot more useful with the introduction of cloudBit. CloudBit is a module, a.k.a. bit, that brings internet connectivity to anything. With the rest of the littleBit library, you can now effectively create your own internet of things, no fancy Google products necessary.


An Automatic Parachute Will Keep You From Being Hit With A Drone

Here’s the thing about drones — and really any machine that flies: If something goes wrong, it will fall to the ground. And if you are in the way, it will hurt you. That’s why DJI is rolling out a new feature called DropSafe to ensure that a falling drone doesn’t fall too hard.


Kogan's New Fortis Fitness Band Is Cheap And Simple

$170 for a Jawbone UP24 too much for your wallet? $199 for the LG Lifeband turn you off? Kogan has the answer to your prayers: a $69 fitness tracker with a little screen that displays your steps and sleep stats.


The Earth Is At The Centre Of This Watch's Tiny Solar System

If deep down you just know that science was too quick to adopt the notion that the universe doesn’t revolve around the earth, with this Ptolemaic watch on your wrist you’ll be reassured we’re not just some random spec in the galaxy whenever you glance down to check the time.