In the wide world of crowd-funding unicorns, smart rings have been hustling for the top of the heap. Among them is Ring, a gesture device that promised to let you someday control your own home with a series of arcane finger wags. I just saw it in action and seems like it works but god damn does it look dumb.
Should you have happened to find yourself dining with Bulgarian royalty 700 years ago and the wine tasted a bit off, you would have been smart to put the goblet down. Bulgarian archaeologists have just discovered a medieval bronze ring explicitly designed to poison political foes—in the most discreet way possible.
Here's how to turn a bar of titanium into a ring with LED-illuminated jewels that light up when they're near a power source. One: fall in love. Two: a bunch of other stuff. Three: boom, magic-ring.
The Titanium Utility Ring is not a wedding ring per se. But since I don't like man rings and the only rings I've ever worn are three wedding rings, it is a wedding ring to me. I mean, if I had to marry a fourth time, I'd definitely get this thing.
You finally found that special someone, settled down, and tied the knot. This is the one person you're going to be having sex with from here to eternity. Here are ten gifts to add some kinky spice to forever.
If I asked you about your phone, would you call it a cell phone or a mobile phone? Does it really matter what you say or is one term more appropriate than the other?
Where does technology go when it dies? If it's lucky, designer Paola Mirai snaps it up and incorporates it into her Cirkuita collection, a mix of jewelry that combines circuits and transistors and other gear ephemera with a material called orotransparente to create wearable pins, rings, and baubles. Beats the junkyard…
These days smartphones let you do practically anything, but you still have to reach in to your pocket to use them. Now, researchers at Nokia aim to solve that problem with a magnetic ring dubbed Nenya, after a ring found in The Lord of the Rings, that you can twist around your finger to control your phone.
You didn't misread that headline. Your marriage—and wearing a loose-fitting wedding ring while playing Kinect—can destroy your television.
Despite a lifelong fascination with the pinkie ring and a brief flirtation with a Livestrong bracelet, I've never actually worn jewelry. I might have to revise that stance, though, for this ring forged by Samurai swordmaking technique.
Not content with your run of the mill giant rock, soon to be award winning husband Luke Jerram teamed up with a local jewelry designer to create a custom mini-projector wedding ring. And a chorus of ten thousand Awwwwwwws rang out.
Sometimes, and only sometimes, a piece of geek jewelry can rise above being tacky and decidedly unwearable to become tacky and borderline unwearable. Steve Wozniak's nixie tube watch is one such example. This ring with working microgears might be another.
Are you paranoid that your lover uses a lookalike stunt double on occasion? That her twin sister shows up instead of her? With the fingerprint ring, you can just compare fingerprints and know when it's the real thing.
See that tiny dot in the middle of that ring? That's Saturn. And the newly-discovered glowing ring is 13.4 million miles in diameter. The proverbial 800-pound gorilla has been discovered by the Spitzer Space Telescope, leaving every single astronomer speechless.
I couldn't believe it either, but this ring—called Yubi-nya—will allow you to remote control any device just using your fingers. And yes, it has the shape of a cat face. For good reason, I'm sure.