Gadgets

A Simple Stamp Turns A Beach Into A Temporary Chess Board

Even if the water’s too cold to take a dip, there’s still lots to do on a beach besides soaking up the sun. With this cube stamp you can even resort to playing board games without the risk of losing anything in the sand, because this chess board and its pieces are all temporary.


This Revolving Ring Keeps Your Keys And Saves Your Fingernails

Nothing Apple announced on Tuesday has as much life-changing potential as this revolving keyring does. It’s apparently based on a clever design from the late 1800s that was either lost to time, or confiscated by aliens to slow mankind’s progress. Either way, it’s back, and ready to save your fingernails every time you need to remove a key.


Report: iWatch Might Face Battery Life Issues

We’re already well aware that no matter how great a gadget might seem, none of that means anything if it dies almost as quickly as it turns on. And according to a new report from The Information, the long-awaited iWatch’s battery power is going to be “disappointing”.


Moto G 2014 Hands-On: Bigger Bang For The Same Buck

Guess what Motorola’s top-selling phone of all time is? Nope, it’s not the Razr, it’s last year’s Moto G. For 180 bucks off-contract and unlocked, it was a hell of a lot of phone. Well, the 2014 model is here, and it’s bigger and better, and it costs just the same.


Moto X 2014 Hands-On: Better, Smarter, Bigger

Here at last! The Moto X was one of our favourite phones from last year, and now the sequel is here. It’s called… the Moto X. Guess the X+1 thing was just a codename. Labels aside, we’ve spent a good half day with the new Moto X, and so far it lives up to the lofty promise of its name.


This Tiny Audio Mixer Would Let You Turn Smartphones Into Turntables

Want to mix music in a hurry or on the go? You’ll like the sound of Openmix, a teensy new audio mixing tool being developed right now. With it, you can connect your iPhone to a Walkman with a cassette of rare bongo concerts, or switch between your laptop and tablet.


The Bublcam: Live 360-Degree Video With No Blind Spots

At first glance, the bublcam looks kind of like a Poké Ball, but it’s actually an impressive HD camera capable of taking completely 360-degree panoramas, live. The spherical little wonder isn’t just a fantasy; it works pretty damn well.


A Simple Ceramic Watch Born From Dieter Rams' Design Philosophy

At $US440 it’s not the cheapest or most functional timekeeper you can strap to your wrist, but if aesthetics are your priority when buying a watch, you’re not going to find anything simpler or cleaner than one created using Dieter Rams’ design philosophy.


16 Ways To Use FLIR's Incredibly Fun Predator-Vision iPhone Camera

There’s no doubt about it, being able to see more than just the visible spectrum is the closest thing most of us will ever have to superpowers. Seeing the world through its heat signature is almost like having x-ray vision, and let’s not forget, even the Predator made sure to bring his thermal camera with him on his hunting trip to earth.


The Largest Mammal On Earth Makes For The Perfect Pot Strainer

If adorable is the only criteria you look for in kitchen accessories, your hunt for a new pot strainer just ended. Taking inspiration from how a Blue Whale strains the ocean for krill using the baleen in its mouth, Fred & Friends’ $US10 Big Blue pot strainer quickly drains a pot leaving only pasta, veggies, or whatever you’ve boiled behind.


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