How the most beautifully complicated watch movements in the world tell time

Tick, tock. Tick, tock. With these watches, telling time is so much more beautiful and intricate and complicated than that. These are some of the most sophisticated watch movements in the world with a ton of complications added to them and just to see all the fancy ways the mechanical engine moves is a delight. It’s a… »8/11/15 9:15pm8/11/15 9:15pm

How to Choose the Best Mechanical Keyboard (and Why You'd Want To)

Mechanical keyboards, or keyboards with full, individual switches under every key, have exploded in popularity recently, although the technology inside is as old as the keyboard itself. There's really no substitute for that solid, clicking sensation under your fingers as you type, and the satisfying sound each key… »6/04/13 3:56pm6/04/13 3:56pm

Computational Devices of the Past Were Beautifully Complex

Long before anybody dreamed of a shiny iPad or glistening ultrabook, engineers and scientists used to get down to business with mechanical calculators to compute their solutions. While the concept of a mechanical calculator sounds ludicrously simple these days, a peek inside one reveals that they're anything but. »3/21/12 5:50am3/21/12 5:50am