Use a Fake Wall To Create a Clean Charging Station

Here's a simple DIY project from Kitesurfer that'll let you charge your devices without the distracting clutter of power strips and wall worts. » 9/14/11 8:57pm 9/14/11 8:57pm

A Bike That'll Break When Stolen

Andrew Leinonen created the ultimate deterrent to bicycle theft - a lock that's integrated into the bicycle's frame. He calls his invention the StayLocked Bike. » 9/12/11 7:22pm 9/12/11 7:22pm

How Did An iPhone Take This Picture?

Unless the blades of this airplane propellor can defy gravity and float, the iPhone's camera totally distorted reality with this picture. How did this happen? No, it's not Photoshop. It's because of the camera's "rolling shutter". » 8/29/10 8:00pm 8/29/10 8:00pm

Exploding Painting Frame Reassembles Itself

I can't have enough mechanical contraptions that turn everyday objects into wicked animated things. Like this painting frame that explodes just to re-assemble itself again. Or the bed that grows legs and walks while singing and dancing like Gene Kelly. » 12/03/09 11:00am 12/03/09 11:00am

Tarzan's Making His Reservations At This Frame Hotel

Finding a room service guy who doesn't even blink if you're running around in a loin cloth (or less) shouldn't be tough in this Dubai hotel. The place already almost looks like a jungle on the inside. » 10/26/09 10:20pm 10/26/09 10:20pm

Japanese Company Prototypes an Android Photo Frame

And why wouldn't they? As a concept, it's pretty sound. Android is relatively cheap—cheaper than making your own OS—relatively stable, and fairly full featured with proper support for everything you'd want to do (including internet + touch). Makes sense for us. [Tech On] » 5/14/09 8:36pm 5/14/09 8:36pm

Naolab ChargerFrame Turns Your Charging Gizmos into Work of Art

Shanghai-based designers Naolab have turned their creative talents towards the universal gadget charging station, and come up with ChargerFrame. It's designed to put your charging gadgets on display... in a chaotic, randomly wiry, Pollock-meets-cats-cradle kind of way. It has sockets built all around the frame, a… » 7/29/08 10:00am 7/29/08 10:00am

GSM Picture Frame, For Spies and Voyeurs

Here's a scary simple way to bug a room for $250. The GSM Bug Frame is an innocent looking accessory that features a microphone and built-in GSM phone. With batteries lasting two weeks on standby, you can call its number any time to eavesdrop for your surely innocent intentions. While a completely silent, one-way call… » 2/11/08 9:47am 2/11/08 9:47am

World's Largest: Smartparts 32-Inch Digital Picture Frame is Aptly Named

Well Hung: When we saw the first announcement of the Smartparts 32" digital picture frame, we were wondering just how good the 1366x768 panel would look. We saw it tonight, and it's super-sharp. It's so big, it needs mounting hardware if you're hanging it on your wall, but it just might be worth the trouble. While… » 1/06/08 11:48pm 1/06/08 11:48pm

eStarling Wifi Picture Frame (Verdict: Third Time's the Charm)

You may recall that hapless eStarling picture frame we tested last year at this time, where version 1.0 had a Wi-Fi radio that didn't work for diddly squat. Version 2.0 didn't fare much better with its screen that was so bad it was barely tolerable. Well, we're here to tell you that eStarling has now busted out… » 12/20/07 11:30am 12/20/07 11:30am

15-inch Gigantor Digital Photo Frame Comes Cheap

The Gigantor photo frame isn't only big on size, like its name, but it's big on value as well. For $249, you'd normally only be able to get an 11-inch photo frame, but the Gigantor gives you 15 inches of mother-in-law- viewing glory (as opposed to the 19-inch monstrosity that is the PhotoVu). It even has built-in… » 8/01/07 1:35pm 8/01/07 1:35pm

DIY Linux Photo Frame Kit

If you're tired of getting pre-made digital photo frames that kinda work but kinda don't, then give this RedPost Linux photo frame a shot. Sure, it costs $549, but comes with a 19-inch LCD monitor, a 200MHz CPU, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and is custom-built running Damn Small Linux. » 6/21/07 2:20pm 6/21/07 2:20pm

ThinkGeek to Make Amends for Defective PF Digital eStarling Photo Frames

The ugly duckling of digital photo frames, the PF Digital eStarling, has gone into full recall mode, where its online retailer ThinkGeek will graciously exchange all of the original defective units that were shipped with a new version 2.0 model sometime next month. It looks like most of the problems with the first… » 2/21/07 7:39am 2/21/07 7:39am

eStarling Digital Picture Frame Hands-On (Verdict: Almost…

The long-awaited eStarling digital picture frame is finally available, and now here's the first hands-on review we've seen. The reviewer gives it a big thumbs-up, lauding its Wi-Fi connectivity and easy setup. He also likes the way you can set up an e-mail address that can receive pictures from anyone, but doesn't… » 12/22/06 9:57am 12/22/06 9:57am

DigitalSpectrum MemoryFrame MF-8104: WiFi Digital Pic Frame

The DigitalSpectrum MemoryFrame MF-8104 Premium is a 10.4-inch digital photo frame that can connect to your home network wirelessly via WiFi and is IP addressable. That's right, here it is, a picture frame that can match the feature set of the ill-fated eStarling frame that appeared early last year and then… » 10/10/06 11:37am 10/10/06 11:37am

Westinghouse DPF-0701 Multi-Picture LCD Frame

Westinghouse's new DPF-0701 photo frame can not only display your community college graduation picture, it can simultaneously show your kid's first step and your wedding pictures as well. The "MosaicView" enabled frame has 16MB of memory, which holds around 200 photos. » 7/12/06 4:30pm 7/12/06 4:30pm

Magnetic Levitation Photo Frame

Don't settle for just a plain old picture frame when you can have a picture frame suspended in mid-air. This magnetic levitation device uses a magnetic field to suspend pretty much any metallic object as long as it's not too heavy. While it's suspended, you can give it a little push to see it twist around—fun when… » 6/26/06 7:30pm 6/26/06 7:30pm