Disney USB Chargers Make Outlets Fun, Which, Uh… Guys?

For those us without kids, these Disney-themed USB chargers seem like an adorable way to replace the adapters that came with our smartphones. But to anyone with a toddler roaming the house, exploring every last nook and cranny, they also serve as an engraved invitation to start playing with power outlets. » 9/30/14 9:23am 26 minutes ago

Wrap Your Walls In a Glorious Tribute To Classic Cartridge Gaming

Nintendo has stuck with plastic cartridges for its portable gaming machines, but every other console you can buy today left them behind years ago. Which is too bad, because there was a certain charm to swapping those old seemingly indestructible game carts. And if you're feeling nostalgic for them, you can now deck… » 9/29/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

A Solar Cell Snowboard Powers Your Gadgets While You Cruise

A couple of years ago the folks at Signal Snowboards tried their hand at making a board with a thin layer of solar cells on top to charge a battery while it careened down the slopes. Not only was their creation a success, it actually worked so well the company decided to put it into production, and it's now available… » 9/29/14 4:33pm Yesterday 4:33pm

Shelving That Automatically Waters Your Plants, Even When You Forget

It might not be as heartbreaking as saying goodbye to a pet, but no one wants to see their plants die—it's a sign of failure. And since using a device that reminds you to water them is useless if you're never home, this simple set of shelving will serve as your horticultural assistant, keeping your plants watered—and… » 9/29/14 4:06pm Yesterday 4:06pm

Give Up Now, This Alien Human-Pilot Mask Already Won Halloween

You can go ahead and scrap your plans for that 'hilarious' bent iPhone costume you've been planning, because even though October's not even here yet, we've already clearly got a winner for this year's best Halloween getup. And it only takes mere seconds to put on, no hours spent in a makeup chair. » 9/29/14 12:37pm Yesterday 12:37pm

A Tetris-Playing Bracelet Is Where Fashion Meets Frustration

Earlier this year Kevin Bates revealed what had to be the best way to make an amazing first impression with any potential employer: a business card that actually played Tetris. That project is still in development (yes, you'll eventually be able to buy one) but in the meantime Kevin has reformatted the guts of his… » 9/27/14 12:56pm Saturday 12:56pm

Study the Science of Shots With a Chemistry Set For Your Bar

When you think about it, is there really much difference between someone with their PhD in chemistry and a bartender? Both are probably dealing with a crippling mountain of debt, both concoct solutions and mixtures, and both are hoping for a positive reaction. So why wouldn't a mixologist feel right at home serving… » 9/26/14 5:20pm Friday 5:20pm

If This Razor-Thin Dining Table Won't Bend, Why Should Your Phone?

Why the iPhone 6 Plus is mysteriously bending for a handful of users may never be fully known, but for the next version maybe Apple should talk to Alexander Purcell Rodrigues who has designed a stunning super-thin aluminum dining table that looks like a giant razor blade, and is promised not to bend or warp—even under… » 9/26/14 4:45pm Friday 4:45pm

Sony Includes a Ring Remote With Its New Underwater Headphones

The biggest issue with wearing all-inclusive wireless headphones like Sony's new waterproof WS610 series is that the playback controls usually end up sitting somewhere near your ears, and completely out of sight. So to save users from having to fumble around to find volume and track buttons on their heads, Sony has… » 9/26/14 9:19am Friday 9:19am

Brilliant Packaging For Invisible Clear Tape Makes the Box Look Empty​

When you wrap a gift in fancy paper, the last thing you want is ugly pieces of tape stuck all over it. That's why 3M created its Scotch-brand tape that's nearly invisible, and a selling point that Hamburg-based ad agency Kolle Rebbe perfectly drove home with this clever packaging for the product that looks like a… » 9/25/14 5:21pm Thursday 5:21pm

You Can Build a Cardboard Surfboard That Holds Up To Waves Just Fine

If you're lucky enough to catch a glimpse of cardboard's enemy list, you'll probably find water up near the top alongside cats and fire. The two just don't mix, which is why it's incredibly impressive that Ernest Packaging Solutions, working with the folks from Signal Snowboards, were able to make a surfboard out of… » 9/25/14 12:29pm Thursday 12:29pm

These Tiny Game Boy Headphones Are Wonderful, Even If They Sound Awful

When it comes to buying gadgets and electronics there's always going to be compromise. To get the features you want, you'll have to learn to live with things you don't. Take these headphones, for example. For just $20 they probably don't sound amazing, but the inline remote and mic is shaped like an adorably tiny Game… » 9/25/14 11:55am Thursday 11:55am

Ball-Balancing Robot Cheerleaders Make For One Heart-Warming Tech Demo

If you're an electronics company that builds cutting-edge sensors the average consumer never actually sees in a device, how do you go about promoting your work? Japan's Murata does so by building adorable little robots capable of impressive stunts—like riding unicycles or performing cheerleader routines while… » 9/25/14 10:22am Thursday 10:22am

The Seek Gives Your Smartphone Predator-Vision on the Cheap

Through apps and accessories our smartphones can be almost any digital tool we could ever need, including a thermal camera as FLIR showed us earlier this year. Not surprisingly, competing products to the FLIR ONE have started to appear, including the Seek thermal camera which promises a considerably smaller form… » 9/25/14 9:00am Thursday 9:00am