A Slim Filter That Purifies Water Bottles From the Inside

You can be relatively certain the water inside a bottle is clean and pure when you first open it, but what about when you refill it from a tap or drinking fountain? That's where a water filter can help prevent you from getting sick, or just save your taste buds. And few look as easy to use as the WaterBean, which… » 10/28/14 5:00pm 10/28/14 5:00pm

7 Gmail Filters to Make Email Less of a Chore

Hundreds of millions of people use Gmail but only a small subset of them dig deeper into the advanced features that are available in their inbox, such as filters. Setting up new rules for incoming can seem like an onerous task that doesn't justify the effort put in, but here are seven filters that are easy to create… » 10/16/14 11:08am 10/16/14 11:08am

A Pleated Filter Eliminates the Slow Drip of Purified Water

Camelbak's made a name for itself when it comes to proper hydration, at least when it comes to outdoor activities. But now the company has set its sights on your kitchen—and Brita—with its new Relay pitcher that uses an exposed dual-pleated filter that lets water flow 10x faster than what we're all probably used to. » 3/14/14 4:00pm 3/14/14 4:00pm

The Grayl Cup Is the French Press of Water Filtration

As simple as a Brita pitcher is to use for filtering water, who has time to wait for gravity to do its work when you're not at home? With a little downward force on your end, the Grayl cup will purify 16 ounces of water in just 15 seconds, making it better-tasting and safer to drink. It's basically a french press that… » 1/17/14 3:40pm 1/17/14 3:40pm

These Fantastic Funnels Filter Faucets as Fast as They Flow

Whirlpool is tackling the issue of wasteful plastic water bottles with a new product that finally lives up to the company's namesake. The EveryDrop looks a giant plastic drip, but when turned upside down it works as a funnel that filters water from a faucet as fast as it flows—so there's no waiting hours for thousands… » 11/08/13 5:20pm 11/08/13 5:20pm

YouTube Comments Will Soon Be Less Racist, Homophobic, and Confusing

Ever read the comments on a popular YouTube video? There is no faster way to strip yourself of faith in humanity. It's a cesspool. And this is coming from someone who writes for the Gawker network. We know a little something about rowdy comments sections. YouTube's is worse, but it's finally about to smarten up. » 9/24/13 3:01pm 9/24/13 3:01pm

Taio Cruz Builds Social Network, Reminds Us Of His Existence

It already feels like time for I Love The 10s. There's plenty of throwback material. Example: Inception. Alternate example: Gangnam Style. And Taio Cruz would definitely make the cut for Break Your Heart and Dynamite. But he also apparently exists in the here and now. And he made a social network called KeWe » 8/18/13 12:48pm 8/18/13 12:48pm

Shooting Challenge: Lens Reflections

Your city has a beautiful skyline, and with a couple of cameras you can capture a truly unique perspective of the office towers and skyscrapers that give it its distinctive silhouette. But why stop there? For this week's Shooting Challenge we want you to capture an image—anything you can think of—as reflected in your… » 8/07/13 4:20pm 8/07/13 4:20pm

What Famous Photos Would Look Like If They Were Taken with an iPhone

Because we all carry smartphones and because we all fancy ourselves as photographers and because we're all just satisfied with good enough, the pictures we take hardly ever reach the full potential of a shot. Even worse, they're run through filters that destroy the tone, they're squared off to limit the scope and… » 8/06/13 1:00am 8/06/13 1:00am

A Website Exposes Instagram Frauds Who Use Filters But Tag #nofilter

As sacred a hashtag as #tbt is on Instagram, the hashstag #nofilter is right there with it. If the selfie's purpose is to crown your own face with likes, not using a filter on a picture and then bragging about it through a hashtag is to megaphone your arrival as an artist. Like saying you could totally be a… » 7/01/13 8:00pm 7/01/13 8:00pm

Panasonic's Developed a Simple Sensor Tweak That Vastly Improves Low…

Researchers at Panasonic's imaging division have found a way to increase the sensitivity of digital camera sensors, which in turn equates to almost double the brightness in photos taken in low light conditions. But the discovery has nothing to do with the sensor itself; instead, the company's improved the color… » 3/28/13 12:00pm 3/28/13 12:00pm