Australian Hackers Build An ATM That Plays Doom

Imagine walking up to the ATMs at your local bank and being able to do more than just cash cheques and make withdrawals. What if you could also play Doom? It’s a bizarre alternate universe this pair of Australian hackers is exploring, and it’s kind of awesome.


A Smart Headband That Keeps Your Kids Safe (and Forever Alone)

No one wants their young kids to fall into an unattended pool. It’s (one of) a parent’s (many) worst nightmare(s). iSwimband is designed to let you know immediately if the worst should happen. And probably also to keep your kids from making any friends.


Skully AR-1 Helmet Hands-On: The World's First HUD Motorcycle Helmet

With a 180-degree rearview camera, Bluetooth and futuristic styling, Skully Helmets is bringing a fighter pilot-style Heads Up Display (HUD) to your everyday motorcycle ride. We’re the first publication to experience Skully in the real world.


TorrenTV Streams Pirated Videos Straight To Your Apple TV

Apple sure won’t be happy about this. If you have an Apple TV media streamer, you’ll know that it’s a bit of a walled garden — it’s difficult to stream any content that you haven’t purchased legitimately off the iTunes Store or from your iPhone or iPad. (And that’s the way that it should be, since Apple isn’t in the business of enabling piracy.) By cleverly hijacking the Apple TV’s AirPlay support, a new piece of software called TorrenTV can stream downloading torrents straight to your big screen.


Missile Launch Looks Like Hilarious Fail Until You See What Happens Next

When I started to watch this video I thought “oh, that’s funny, a failed missile launch.” Obviously, it didn’t fail at all. That’s exactly how the nuclear-capable anti-submarine missile RPK-2 Viyuga is launched: Just throw it in the water and it will come alive to deliver its warhead up to 28 miles away.


We Put The Waterproof Kindle Through Hell

When we heard about Waterfi’s custom waterproof Paperwhite, we were delighted at the prospect, but reserved final judgement until we could put it through the wringer ourselves. And after some highly scientific experimentation, we can confirm: This thing is a goddamn rock.


A Multi-Function Clip That Hides A Toolbox In Your Hair

A Leatherman multi-tool hanging off your belt is a great way to stay prepared for emergencies, but it means you look like someone with a Leatherman hanging off their belt — and that part’s not so great. This innocuous hair clip is a better alternative. It manages to replicate the functionality of quite a few tools, but will all but disappear when used to keep your bangs at bay.


What's Your Favourite Gadget To Aimlessly Fool Around With?

I just picked up a cheap infrared thermometer, a laser-aimed sensor that tells you the surface temperature of whatever you point it at. I didn’t really need one. But now I can’t put it down. I’ve been playing with it for days. And I’m sure there’s a gadget you find equally, aimlessly amusing.


The Watch That Walked On The Moon Gets An Anniversary Upgrade

Believe it or not not, the watch that Buzz Aldrin wore as he took those first steps on the moon wasn’t some custom contraption engineered by NASA to endure the vacuum of space. It was an Omega Speedmaster Chronograph, and 45 years later the watchmaker has released a commemorative follow-up called the Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 — now made from space-age titanium.


Samsung's Gear VR Headset Plans Outed By Leaked Official Companion App

Samsung’s Gear VR headset thing is the subject of a new leak, with a mobile companion/control app for the gadget now unofficially available.