Gorgeous School Furniture That Teaches Kids Good Posture

Turns out, sitting hunched over a desk for eight hours a day isn't all that great for a kid's posture, and the spinal contortions needed to lean over a flat desk certainly do nothing for a student's ability to focus on the day's lessons. However, this rolling chair from Dublin-based industrial design firm Perch aims… » 3/15/13 3:20pm 3/15/13 3:20pm

Gifts for the Road Trip Master

This isn't for your commuter friend who looks at a car wondering if it'll provide comfort while idling in traffic. This is for the friend who considers the drive from San Francisco to Portland a jaunt. Don't try to appease them with a silly, tree-shaped air freshener. Instead, give them the tools needed to do timed… » 12/09/11 8:00pm 12/09/11 8:00pm

Orange France Leaks Nokia Sun Windows Phone (née Nokia "Sea Ray?")

Known previously as the mysterious Nokia "Sea Ray," this leaked bit of mobile kit from Orange France is now apparently known as the Sun. The leak includes specs. Oh, the specs! » 10/09/11 1:35pm 10/09/11 1:35pm

The First Solar-Powered Charger I'd Actually Use

Solar-powered chargers make me feel like I'm doing something nice for the Earth. Too bad I never use the damn things because positioning them for optimal Sun-catching is a pain in the ass. The Ray solar charger's suction cup action solves that problem. » 10/04/11 8:59pm 10/04/11 8:59pm

Inventing the Death Ray

We're pretty obsessed with the idea of a death ray. After all, we constantly see these weapons of mass annihilation in movies, read about them in books, and run from them in nightmares. But why haven't we invented one yet? » 2/02/11 10:40pm 2/02/11 10:40pm

Manta Rays Don't Want To Be Filmed, They Want To Be Their Own Filmmaker

Imagine you're deep under the sea filming beautiful manta rays with a $5,000 camera. Out of no where one giant manta ray steals your camera and swims off with it. Sad? You bet. Until that manta ray returns your camera. » 9/18/10 6:00pm 9/18/10 6:00pm

Sharp Creates First 100GB Blu-ray Disc

Thanks to nifty lasers, Sharp has created the first 100GB Blu-ray disc. The new Blu-ray format, called VR-100BR1, uses a new triple-layer standard that allows storage space of up to 128GB on single-write discs and 100GB on re-writable discs. » 7/24/10 1:00pm 7/24/10 1:00pm

Davone Ray Speakers Look Like Eames Chairs For Ears

I've no idea how good Davone Audio's Ray speakers are, as I can't get past just how stylish they are. In a minimal, retro way, obviously. On sale next month for $6,000 a pair. [Davone via BoingBoing] » 6/16/10 7:18am 6/16/10 7:18am

Heat Ray Causes Unintelligible Yelping from 60 Minutes Reporter

Remember the US Military ray gun that makes people feel like they're on fire? Well, 60 Minutes sent out a reporter to see if he could take the heat. Standing in plain view of the ray gun made his body feel like "scalding water," so David Martin attempted, with little success, to hide behind a piece of plywood and… » 2/29/08 3:00pm 2/29/08 3:00pm

HD DVD Losing Its Arsenal in Japan

The HD DVD troopers are surely fighting the losing battle, as new research from Japan details a surge in Blu-Ray recorder ownership. The study surveyed buying trends from 2,300 electronic stores across Japan, and the statistics showed that next-generation DVD-unit sales rocketed from 6.1% in October to 20% in November… » 1/20/08 11:59pm 1/20/08 11:59pm

Kurzweil-National Federation of the Blind Reader

Ray Kurzweil is going to make big money from the blind—up to $3,500 a pop for his 'K-NFB,' a device that scans printed text and repeats it audibly.
» 7/06/06 8:18am 7/06/06 8:18am

Short for the modestly-named 'Kurzweil-National Federation of the Blind Reader,' the K-NFB was developed with the help of a $2 million grant from the federation that…