Completely Negate the Thinness of Your iPad or Macbook with These…

Well done! You bought a Blackbox case, crafted from bamboo, for your Apple device and now you're eco-friendly and green, and sustainable and so on and so forth. But now your Apple whatever is also wonderfully bulky. » 9/07/11 1:09pm 9/07/11 1:09pm

Air France Flight Recorders Point at Crew Error, Says Airbus

According to an Airbus telex sent to all airlines using their A330, the flight recorders on Air France flight 447 confirm that their airplane didn't suffer any failure and they shouldn't take any precautionary measure: » 5/17/11 1:00pm 5/17/11 1:00pm

The Secret Sauce of an Airplane's Black Box

A flight data recorder—the "black box" in every commercial airplane—is a crucial tool for dissecting what went wrong in the aftermath of a crash. Here's the key to its survival. » 1/10/11 9:20am 1/10/11 9:20am

Wooden Blackbox Macbook Cases Show Great Character

These wooden Blackbox Macbook cases are more stylish than the one's we've seen before and even more detailed. Each case is hand oiled, hand sanded, hand rubbed and individually numbered. It only weighs 1.5 pounds too. » 11/27/10 9:00pm 11/27/10 9:00pm

Online Flight Data Recorder: Best Idea In a Long Time

Every time there's an airplane crash and they can't find the flight data recorder I ask the same question: Why don't they transmit all the data and record it in a server in real time? That's what Iridium thinks too. » 7/22/10 11:20am 7/22/10 11:20am

Bitch-Busting, Ammo-Counting Aliens Gun Is Real, Scary

At Milipol, I was walking around FN Herstal's booth, playing with futuristic-looking P90s, Five-Sevens and F2000s when I noticed a camera-toting tourist pretend-blasting with something very very cool: The Armatronics "Black Box" suite with Moving Red Dot Fire Control. » 11/20/09 5:20pm 11/20/09 5:20pm

A Look at the Mysterious 'Black Box'

Any time a plane goes down, the black box recorder, once again, becomes a mythical machine whispered about in the back alleys of news broadcasts. So Wired assembled a technological rundown on the device. » 3/06/09 2:40pm 3/06/09 2:40pm

Gear4 BlackBox Micro is Micro Black Box Speaker For MP3 Gear

Last time we talked about Blackbox gizmos from Gear4 it was a largeish Bluetooth speaker, but this new one is different. It's wired, USB-powered and designed to be a portable companion for an MP3 player. You may think size sacrifices bass power, but apparently it's got an "SFX gel" base, meaning it uses any flat… » 7/02/08 10:15am 7/02/08 10:15am

Black Box Case Mod Scoffs at Server Crashes

While most of us wonder why planes aren't built of the crash-proof "black box" flight recorder material, one modder has requisitioned a black box of his own to use as a PC case. While the package itself is quite large (and disappointingly red), the interior is so cramped that only a Mini-ITX motherboard could fit… » 6/12/08 9:45am 6/12/08 9:45am

Telepresence Frame: A Black Box for Life Support Patients

Someone finally found a good use for a digital picture frame. The Telepresence Frame by Revital Cohen displays a live-feed of a patient's vital stats for his or her entire family to see. Cohen, an artist studying the increasing relationship between humans and machines, shows through the frame that a patient on life… » 2/08/08 9:55am 2/08/08 9:55am

Drive Recorder Is Honda's Car Black Box

Honda's Drive Recorder will detect impacts and save information for the 12 seconds before and 8 seconds afterwards, aircraft black-box-style: forward-view imagery, along with sound and data on speed and deceleration rates all get stored on an SD card in its main unit, ready to be uploaded to a PC. » 2/01/08 6:30am 2/01/08 6:30am

Clarion DriveEye Records Your Next Car Accident

The cops won't be the only ones with those wild car wreck videos any more, because now you can clamp this Clarion DriveEye recorder onto your car's windshield and record some really rad video as soon as you get into your next accident. But wait, who would buy this? Someone who's planning to have an accident later… » 7/25/07 9:33am 7/25/07 9:33am

KangaRoom Power Strip Organizer Hides Your Shame

The area under our desk is a prime fire zone seeing since the wires and power strips are all tied in the biggest knot this side of Gordium. That's fine hidden under a desk, but awful in the living room or somewhere that actual people can see. Voila, the Black Box Cord organizer from KangaRooM. It's a plastic heat… » 3/23/07 3:00pm 3/23/07 3:00pm

BenQ-Siemens Black Box Concept Phone

Unlike previously mentioned, BenQ is still making phones in Asia, just no longer in the German market. This is one of the concept phones being worked on—the Black Box. No keypads, no buttons, just a big ass touchscreen. From the initial pictures it looks like the interface changes on the fly. I'm digging the black… » 9/29/06 3:07pm 9/29/06 3:07pm