Standalone Kinect For Xbox One Is $150, Coming in October

Not long ago, Microsoft took the Kinect out of some of its Xbox One bundles, dropping the price of the console to $400 and giving devs extra power to play with. If you got one of those and want to add a Kinect later, you'll be able to in October, for $150. » 8/27/14 11:42am 26 minutes ago

This Megaphone Works Like a Sniper Rifle to Target a Single Listener

We're not sure what they've been pumping into the air at Fuji Xerox's R&D lab, but we definitely like the results. Following up on the robot printer that delivers documents right to your desk we've got another bizarre creation in the form of a telephoto megaphone that can amplify your voice but only for a single… » 8/27/14 11:36am 32 minutes ago

The Vyper Hands-On: This Vibrating Foam Roller Is Freaking Incredible

It's no secret that foam rollers have been a key part of physical therapy for years. Athletes use them not only to heal from injury, but also to increase flexibility before training and to speed recovery after strenuous exercise. The Vyper is the first foam roller to add vibration to the equation though, and holy… » 8/27/14 11:22am 46 minutes ago

Toshiba's New Robovac Uses Three Times the Sensors for Less Collisions

With countless new models released every year, the robovac arms race seems happy to ignore features like battery life, storage capacity, and even price. What's most important these days is how intelligently an autonomous vacuum can navigate its surroundings, so Toshiba's crammed some 27 sensors into its new Torneo… » 8/27/14 10:09am Today 10:09am

10,000-Buckyball cube destruction is the most satisfying video today

The deadly magnetic metal spheres known as Buckyballs may be officially banned, but they keep living in the homes and offices of rebels who keep making cool stuff with them. Like this massive cube assembled with 10,000 magnetic spheres—without a doubt the most satisfying video so far this month. » 8/27/14 10:04am Today 10:04am

Save 20% on a Huge Variety of Watches Today on Amazon

They might not vibrate every time you get an email, or need to be plugged in every night like smart watches, but...well actually, dumb watches sound pretty great. If all you need from a wearable are clean looks and a clock, Amazon is taking 20% off hundreds of different models right now with promo code 20TIME14. » 8/27/14 9:45am Today 9:45am

Your Favorite Smartphone Car Mount is $7 Off Right Now

The iOttie One Touch took home the prize of your favorite smartphone car mount, and I can say from experience that it's worth every penny of its usual $20 price. That said, if you don't own one yet, they're going for $13 right now. » 8/27/14 8:45am Today 8:45am

Ikea Is Betting Big on These Six Small Tech Companies

Ikea is one of the largest corporations in the world, and even the smallest change in its supply chain could have a gigantic impact on its business. After all, this is a company that uses 1 percent of the world's wood supply. In fact, Ikea operates a whole venture fund devoted to emerging tech, from ice cream to… » 8/27/14 8:39am Today 8:39am

These Sun-Tracking Devices Pipe Real Sunlight Into Shadowy Buildings

It's a necessary evil of designing in cities: Only the tallest or most perfectly situated buildings get much sunlight. A company called Sun Central thinks it has a solution—in the form of an autonomous sun-tracking mechanism that sucks up sunlight and pipes it into dark buildings. » 8/27/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

Harry Houdini Beat Death in a Staring Contest. Could You?

Amazement doesn't come easy in show business these days. With increasingly savvy audiences trained to dismiss the seemingly-unbelievable as a product of safety wires, stunt doubles and CGI trickery, it's easy now to forget that in the early 20th century, Harry Houdini was working without a net — and flaunting his… » 8/27/14 12:00pm 8 minutes ago

New Technology Will Set Your Previously PC-Bound Games Free

When most people think of mobile gaming on Android devices, they envision small, bite-sized experiences, scaled way back to fit in their pocket. And that's true, to an extent: the Android platform has its fair share of quick-hit, casual offerings that are great for a short on-the-go fix, but new tech is driving an… » 8/26/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm