Seek's Smartphone Thermal Camera Can Now Focus On Targets Far, Far Away

Just a few weeks ago at CES FLIR announced an updated version of its FLIR ONE thermal camera for smartphones with a compact new form factor similar to the Seek Thermal. And to keep the smartphone thermal camera arms race going, Seek Thermal has now returned fire with its new Seek XR that introduces an optical focusing… » 1/20/15 9:00am 1/20/15 9:00am

A Smaller Ceiling Light-Fan Combo Can Squeeze Into the Tiniest of Rooms

Because you don't necessarily want to put up with the droning sound of your air conditioner all summer long, a ceiling fan can be almost as effective at cooling your home by keeping air circulating. But for those rooms where the blades of a ceiling fan just won't fit, or where you think they just look downright… » 1/14/15 8:44am 1/14/15 8:44am

This Curvy Flash Drive Hides Behind Your iPhone So It's Less Intrusive

If you're regretting your decision to save a few hundred bucks on your iPhone or iPad by opting for the smaller 16GB model, there are ways to boost your smartphone's storage capacity. But because swapping in a larger microSD card just isn't an option in the Apple world, you'll have to settle for an external storage… » 1/05/15 12:01am 1/05/15 12:01am

Did these crazy Russians catch a lightning bolt, make one, or wtf?

Not having enough with hanging from buildings and just driving through their Mad Max roads, the crazy Russians now spend their days playing with high voltage electricity. I think here they are trying to emulate Benjamin Franklin catching a lightning with a kite, but I'm not sure what the hell is going on. » 11/12/14 9:26pm 11/12/14 9:26pm

Smartphone Charging Cables Don't Get Much More Portable Than This

Thin smartphones also mean thin batteries, and carrying a charging cable so your phone can last the day is basically a fact of life now. To make the situation a little more convenient there have been countless keychain-friendly solutions for charging your smartphone, but none as perfectly tiny as the inCharge. » 11/11/14 10:03am 11/11/14 10:03am

That Charging Cable With a Built-in Alarm Just Got Even More Useful

Remember the ChargerLeash? It was a replacement USB charging cable for your smartphone that featured a built-in audible alarm so that when it was unplugged, there was little chance you'd forget it and leave it behind. Now there's a new 'Pro' version with a simple silencer so you can also use the cable at home, without… » 11/03/14 5:00pm 11/03/14 5:00pm

Just Add Water and This Tiny Emergency Flashlight Glows For 72 Hours

Because batteries have a limited shelf life, that flashlight you've been saving for an emergency might not actually work when you need it to. So instead of stocking up on candles, grab a couple of these tiny emergency lights from Eton that simply need you to add water to keep them lit for three full days. » 10/02/14 10:46am 10/02/14 10:46am

A Festive Lightning Charging Cable With Built-in Christmas Lights

Deck the halls, deck your desk, and charge your iPhone or iPad this holiday season with a USB Lightning cable featuring festive LED bulbs along its length—even if Christmas is months away. It's the easiest and most useful way to bring holiday cheer wherever you go, even if those ten power-sipping LEDs mean your device… » 9/16/14 5:00pm 9/16/14 5:00pm

Philips' New Headphones Connect Digitally To an iPhone's Lightning Port

It was widely assumed that when Apple bought Beats a few months ago we'd soon see a set of Apple-branded headphones that connected directly to the iPhone or iPad's digital Lightning port, instead of the analog headphone jack. But it seems like Philips has actually beaten Apple to the punch with its new … » 9/10/14 9:20am 9/10/14 9:20am

Amazing photo shows lightning striking an airliner flying in a rainbow

Stunning photo of a lightning striking an Boeing 777 that seems to be in the middle of a perfect rainbow, taken by German photographer Birk Möbius. The image was captured yesterday from an aerodrome in Taucha, Germany. Check out the zoomed image to see the plane being hit by the lightning. » 8/28/14 9:22pm 8/28/14 9:22pm

A Small Danish Suburb Is a Lab for the World's Smartest Streetlights

If you happen to drive through Albertslund, Denmark starting next month, you could become part of a massive experiment on the future of street lighting. The Copenhagen suburb is getting hundreds of smart lamps connected to all sorts of sensors. It makes sense this would happen in Albertlunds—a suburb already known for… » 8/11/14 4:29pm 8/11/14 4:29pm

Lightning can be heard halfway around the world via radio

Lightning, as we know, is an awesome burst of energy. When lightning strikes, some of that energy can be converted into radio waves that then zip through space along Earth's magnetic field, so that lightning in Alaska can be heard as "whistlers" on a radio receiver all the way in New Zealand. » 7/25/14 5:57pm 7/25/14 5:57pm