Because a thermite-blasting cannon isn’t crazy enough, Colin Furze used a pair of motors and propellers designed for parasailing to build himself a fully functional flying hoverbike. It’s easily one of the mad scientist’s most dangerous builds to date, but seeing how maneuverable it is almost makes us want to build…
Having already re-engineered vacuum cleaners and fans from the ground up, Dyson has now applied its expertise at moving air to an appliance you probably use every day, and despise doing so. The Dyson Supersonic wants to replace the hair dryer in your bathroom with a lighter, safer, and quieter alternative.
While every other port on your computer has become digitized and smarter, the good ‘ol 3.5mm headphone jack has remained as a bastion of analog data transmission. But Intel thinks the time has come for its replacement, and it looks like USB-C.
A drone crash can be catastrophic no matter where it happens, but watching your expensive toy plummet into a lake is especially tragic because water and electronics don’t mix. There’s now a relatively simple way to ensure your drone survives an unexpected water landing, though. The inspiration? Insects.
Apple’s Macbooks are known to be difficult (if not impossible) to repair, but there’s always been the option if you’re stubborn enough. But in a teardown of the latest extra-pink Macbook, iFixit discovered something more worrying: screws that change if you tamper with them.
The original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System arrived in North American well before wireless standards like Bluetooth or wi-fi were established—it wasn’t until the Gamecube that Nintendo even offered wireless controllers. But thanks to this simple adapter, your original NES can now use them too.
It might look like a chunky smartphone with the design stylings and dimensions reminiscent of the original iPhone, but Philips’ new Android-powered SpeechAir is actually a dedicated voice recorder with a touchscreen, wi-fi connectivity, and even a camera on the back.
Having a tripod always on hand can mean the difference between a mediocre or a great shot, but only if you can get it set up in time. By eliminating knobs, buttons, and gangly extending legs, Edelkrone has created an interesting tripod alternative that can be easily positioned in seconds.
The average smartphone’s battery provides around 2,500mAh of power—usually enough to get you through the day. Anker’s new PowerHouse, which is about the size of a cinderblock, boasts 120,600mAh. You can use it to recharge your phone for up to 40 days straight if for some reason your power has gone out.
Samsung has released a new, pinker version of the flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. But don’t call them Rose Gold—that’s Apple’s color! Instead, they are something totally different called “Pink Gold.”
Thermal vision might have been made popular by Predator, but infrared imaging is useful for humans as well as mutant aliens. Specifically, giving firefighters hands-free thermal vision could save lives, as well as making Hollywood jealous.
Unless you’ve somehow found a way to earn a living by torrenting and hoarding movies and TV shows, you probably don’t need LaCie’s new 12big Thunderbolt 3 storage solution. On the other hand, if you’re capturing and editing 4K video all day long, you’ll undoubtedly want the 96 TB behemoth.
An unknown breakthrough in consumer levitation technology has led to an influx of floating speakers that don’t sound any different, but look kinda cool—were this the mid-’80s. Before you write them off completely, someone has managed to find a way to make these novelties genuinely worthy of your desk space, as a tiny …
With three USB ports, it’s easy to expand the original Kangaroo Mobile Desktop’s 32GB of onboard storage with external drives. But the new Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro goes one step further, by adding a 2.5-inch bay that lets you install terabytes of extra dedicated storage.
Before the Segway, inventor Dean Kamen created a standing, self-balancing wheelchair called the iBot that gave users more independence and freedom. It also cost $25,000, and is no longer available. But a new all-mechanical alternative might provide the same improvements in quality of life for users, at a much cheaper…
All the predictive text and auto-correct tricks in the world can’t make a touchscreen keyboard as usable as a physical set of keys. LG has updated one of the most portable Bluetooth keyboards available with an extra row of keys so that it no longer requires an extra key press to type numbers.
A decent robot mower will set you back a couple thousand dollars, considerably more than the robot vacuum that’s patrolling your living room for dust. But if you’ve got access to a 3D printer and a bit of electronics know-how, you can print and build a robotic mower for a fraction of the cost.
Consumer tech has always been on a steady march towards the minuscule, and the most well-known anecdote is the PC. Computers once filled entire rooms, but laptops, now more powerful than ever, can slip comfortably into backpacks. Now, full Windows PC’s can fit in the palm of your hand, and within this new class of…
USB-C is a fantastic new standard for almost everything, unless you have a crappy cable, in which case you might accidentally fry your laptop. The people behind USB-C understandably see this as a problem, so a fix is in the works.
They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too, but when it comes to smartphones, consumers want more functionality, while expecting the hardware to keep getting thinner. With the G5, LG believes it’s found a way to meet those expectations by adding functionality through swappable modules.