Google+ Stories Might Actually Make Photo Albums Beautiful (and Easy)

Raise your hand if you've ever gone on a vacation (or even to an event for a day), taken a bunch of photos, sworn you'll put them in an album for your friends and family to see, only to leave them languishing on phone or SD card for many months. I do it pretty much every time. Google+ Stories, a feature that begins… » 5/20/14 10:49am 5/20/14 10:49am

Teach An Old Car New Tricks, Toothbrushing 2.0, E-Ink Kindles $20 Off

Whether you just want to save on gas money, or actually learn better driving habits, you should take a good, hard look at Automatic. This Bluetooth dongle plugs into your car's OBD-II port (found on almost any car made since 1996) and communicates with your iPhone or Android device phone to track driving habits,… » 4/28/14 1:45pm 4/28/14 1:45pm

Every Home Needs This Amazingly Simple DIY Automatic Closing Screen Door

Patio screen doors are fantastic at letting the breeze in and crucial in blocking insect intruders. But in a perfect world, we wouldn't even need them. In the real world, they'd somehow close themselves so we wouldn't be bothered with them. We can make that happen. Genius Clan McArthur rigged his screen door so it… » 7/16/13 9:30pm 7/16/13 9:30pm

Automatic Is a Little Piece of Hardware That Tells You How You're…

There's an outlet located under your steering wheel in your car that connects to your vehicle's onboard diagnostic computer. You probably don't think about unless you're taking your ride to be serviced. But you can take advantage of a bunch of data it tracks with a new piece of hardware called Automatic. It has the… » 3/12/13 8:00am 3/12/13 8:00am

The World's Smallest Automatic Umbrella: Drench Protection That Fits in…

The Weather Channel reporters, with all their talk of Doppler radars and satellites and fear mongering weather graphics, are, in the end, just a bunch of liars. They may say you're in for sunny skies, but just hours later you'll find yourself beneath a torrential downpour, umbrella-less and unprepared. Hammacher… » 3/07/13 11:16am 3/07/13 11:16am

This Ramen-Making Machine Can Feed an Entire City

Manna may have come from heaven, but ramen comes from machines. In eight hours, Bullex's Bigger Automatic Instant Noodle Production Line produces nearly a quarter million bags of noodles. Enough to feed the citizens of Springfield, Illinois two (literal) squares a day—just like instant ramen's creator intended. » 6/22/11 12:30pm 6/22/11 12:30pm

Plexidor is Automatic Star Trek-Like Door for Your Pets (and Only Yours)

Now, if this door makes the classic Pphssshshm Star Trek door noise when it opens and shuts, the manufacturers are onto a winner. It sounds like a neat solution for dogs and cats that like to roam: you pop a weatherproof RFID tag in their collar, and when they approach the Plexidor pet door it automatically slides up… » 7/28/08 4:31am 7/28/08 4:31am