Gadgets

The Apple Store Fitted Me For A $15,000 Watch I Could Never Afford

This morning, I made a 30-minute appointment at the Apple store for a “fitting” of the Apple Watch Edition — a gadget which starts at $US10,000. I could never afford one, much less the $US15,000 watch I actually tried. Apple didn’t seem to mind.


This Device Shows Us 10,000 Years Of Lunar Cycles

If you often find yourself lying awake at night wondering what the moon will look like in a thousand years, you can rest easy now. NYU design student Yingjie Bei has built a device that will tell you everything you were wondering about the lunar cycle, and probably, much much more.


How We Underestimated The iPad

The iPad just turned five. That’s five years of reading emails at breakfast on slabs of glass and aluminium. Five years of wondering what the hell we were thinking when we first heard about this subtly transformative device. Five years!


Spire Fitness Tracker Review: Keep Calm And Keep On Walking

The Spire is a fitness tracker that also measures your breathing, so you can keep tabs on your lungs as well as your steps. Why would you want to do that? Creators Jonathan Palley and Neema Moraveji, of the Stanford’s Calming Technology Lab, claim it can help make you a calmer person.


This 3D-Printed Television Will Transport You To The 1950s

Once upon a time, long before Twitter or Xbox live, you could turn on a TV that looked a lot like this and watch spacemen valiantly defeat their enemies with rayguns and plutonium-powered rockets. We can’t travel back to that simpler age, but we can re-create the experience using 3D printing.


This Simple Smartwatch Claims A 30-Day Battery Life

If all the talk of weak battery life has left you lukewarm about the idea of a smartwatch, or if you’re interested but still prefer the look of an analogue timepiece, you’ll want to keep an eye on Vector, the company that swooped onto the smartwatch scene out of nowhere this week.


This Gorgeous Steampunk Lamp Would Look Perfect In My Flying Ship

I wish I had the disposable income to purchase niceties like this and pretend I’m some sort of swash-buckling captain of a steampunk boat of the skies. Until this fantasy becomes reality (never), I’ll just have to admire the handwork of others, with this excellent lamp from a crafty fellow by the name of Leander Lavendel being a prime example.


Breitling's First Smartwatch Isn't Overloaded With Functionality

Many have criticised Apple for trying to cram too much functionality into a wearable device with a tiny touchscreen and short battery life. Breitling’s first smartwatch is simpler: the B55 Connected will wirelessly communicate with your smartphone too, but only to make the watch’s core functionality easier to use.


You Can't Burn Yourself With This Teapot

Someone at OSHA probably has a terrifying stat about the number of workplace injuries caused by teapots. But if everyone rushes out and buys this gorgeous glass hot beverage receptacle, we can do something about this critical national issue.


The Humble Binder Clip Just Became Much More Useful 

Just because a product seems perfect doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t room to squeeze just a little more usefulness out of it. Take the humble binder, or bulldog clip, as it’s often called. Its simple design lets it keep giant stacks of paper in order, prevent loose cables from sliding off your desk — but with a tiny design tweak, it can also serve as a handy spot to hold a cup of coffee.


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