gadgets

Performance Art

Artist Figured Out How To Control Water With Her Mind

An EEG, a few speakers, and some metal plates filled with water compose the artist's brain wave-bending installations.
Beckett Mufson
7.3.17
Design

Hackers Built an Ad-Blocking AR Headset

This DIY headset built from the ground up at PennAppsW2015 can effectively recognize and eliminate pesky ads thanks to augmented reality.
Beckett Mufson
6.12.16
Design

Eternal Sunshine Could Come from Solar-Powered Palm Trees

The sun never sets under Drzach and Suchy's solar powered flora.
Beckett Mufson
4.8.15
Design

Will This Floating Platform Be The World's Smallest Aircraft?

Its creator calls the AirBoard, "the Segway of airplanes."
Beckett Mufson
2.9.15
Design

It's a Thumb-Shaped Thumb Drive

Justin Poulsen housed thumb drives in realistic dismembered thumb sculptures for an attention-grabbing portfolio.
Beckett Mufson
2.3.15
Design

Finally, Your Weird Ears Can Have Perfectly-Sized Headphones

The future of form fitting earwear will be 3D-printed.
Beckett Mufson
1.26.15
neckbeards

2014 Was a Great Year to Be a Geek

A look back at the year's best comics, board games, webseries, and gadgets.
Giaco Furino
12.18.14
Design

A Wearable Focus Pod Gives You Naptime in a 'Nutshell'

The Nutshell is a wearable pod designed by student Eden Lew to enable private moments for naps and snacks in the midst of a busy schedule.
Beckett Mufson
11.17.14
tech

How Deep-Sea Mud Found Off a Tiny Japanese Island May Change the Gadget Economy

China pretty much dominates the world market for rare earth elements, but a huge find underneath Japan's seas may now help break that stranglehold.
VICE Staff
3.29.13
tech

The Upside to a Giant Gadget Orgy

To view a trade show like CES solely through the risk-free booths of the big boys ignores the opportunity present to check out what's cooking on the fringes.
Derek Mead
1.14.13