A Rechargeable Tower Fan That Lets You Take a Breeze Wherever You Need

A fan is only a useful way to beat the summer heat if you're in range of its blast. So to ensure the use of this GreenFan isn't limited by the location of your outlets or the length of its cord, it features an optional rechargeable battery so you can place it exactly where you need to cool off. » 7/02/14 3:00pm 7/02/14 3:00pm

A Luxurious Mechanical Paper Fan That Cools You Like a Pharaoh

Well before air conditioning and oscillating fans kept us cool in the hot summer months, servants waving giant palm leaves was the ideal way to beat the heat. And Thanko's new USB-powered mechanical paper fan provides a similar experience, without requiring you to keep a professional fanner on staff. » 6/23/14 9:42am 6/23/14 9:42am

Dyson's Bladeless Fans Are Now 75 Percent Quieter

It's been over four years since Dyson introduced a fan that somehow worked without visible blades. And besides releasing a few new models over the years, the company hasn't announced any major updates to its Air Multiplier line since 2009. But it turns out that's because Dyson's engineers were finding clever ways to… » 3/05/14 8:54pm 3/05/14 8:54pm

This Thermal Wristband Tricks You Into Never Being Too Warm or Cold

We all know someone who can never seem to get comfy, no matter the temperature. They're always pulling off sweaters because they're too hot, or cranking up the heat because they're too cold. But soon, salvation for these folks could come in the form of a special wristband that uses a copper heatsink to fool your body… » 10/18/13 5:20pm 10/18/13 5:20pm

This Glowing Orb Keeps Your Laptop Running Cool in Extreme Conditions

The easiest way to keep your laptop running at peak efficiency is to just keep it cool and comfortable. Its processor can get pretty toasty crammed in that ultra-thin housing, so Thermaltake's created a miniature portable air conditioner called the GOrb II that promises to keep your system comfortably cool, even if… » 4/22/13 1:20pm 4/22/13 1:20pm

Your Fridge Is a Sauna Compared to This Tiny Quantum Freezer

We've all got refrigerators to keep our leftovers not-rotten, but compared to National Institute of Standards and Technology's latest creation, our hulking cooling boxes hardly compare. This tiny quantum prototype, no bigger than a few inches, packs as much power as a window air conditioner the size of the Lincoln… » 3/17/13 10:10am 3/17/13 10:10am

Spray-On Sweatbands Provide Instant, Silly Relief From the Heat

You can already buy shirts and other garments specifically designed to keep you cool while battling the heat, but they're no where near as revolutionary as this refreshing Cold Foam. It comes ready-to-spray like a can of silly string, and once released the foam immediately chills to just over 1 degree Fahrenheit, and… » 10/04/12 12:04pm 10/04/12 12:04pm

The Five Biggest Myths About Saving Energy in the Summer

This summer has already set temperature records around the nation, and we're still in the dog days of August. With money tight, and temperatures high, there's a temptation to test out unconventional ways to beat the the heat. But these odd home remedies can end up wasting energy and costing more money. Here's how to… » 8/13/12 2:20pm 8/13/12 2:20pm

Beautifully Depressing Ice Bucket Constantly Reminds You Of the…

Kitchen accessories that do double-duty are the best way to maximize the space in your drawers and cabinets. But the only thing this lovely Polar Ice Bucket does—besides keeping your ice dry while it melts—is to remind you of the dwindling polar ice caps and rising sea levels thanks to global warming. » 7/22/12 7:00pm 7/22/12 7:00pm