This Table Protects You From Burning Hot Beverages

What if your dining room table could show you when your coffee or cocoa is too hot to drink? That could be a reality today: hacker Ken Kawamoto shows us how with a technique called thermal projection mapping. » 12/29/14 10:00pm 12/29/14 10:00pm

What everyday life looks like under a heat detecting camera (NSFW)

BuzzFeed recorded normal, everyday things people do with a thermal imaging camera to see what our bodies' temperature looks like when we're, well, doing normal, everyday things. Spoiler: it makes a lot of things look really gross, especially exercise which looks like a damn disease. » 11/17/14 11:33pm 11/17/14 11:33pm

That Predator-Vision iPhone Camera Case Finally Goes on Sale Tomorrow

Back in January we stumbled across one of the most exciting iPhone accessories we've seen in years. FLIR took the thermal imaging technology it sells to law enforcement and the military and squeezed it down into a compact iPhone 5/5S case called the FLIR ONE that will finally be available for pre-order starting… » 7/22/14 11:09am 7/22/14 11:09am

Android Smartphones Can Finally Get Predator Vision Too

Earlier in the year, FLIR got us all hot and bothered by revealing a thermal vision smartphone case that could actually see our excitement. Unfortunately it's only for iPhone users, and won't be available until the early summer. But Android fans will have the last laugh with their own thermal imaging add-on—the … » 3/24/14 5:40pm 3/24/14 5:40pm

FLIR Just Turned Your iPhone 5 Into a Predator-Like Thermal Camera

When you're digging for CES gold, you can usually ignore about 99.99 percent of the iPhone accessories announced at the show. But in that last 0.01 percent is where you can find some real treasures. This year FLIR has managed to shrink the same thermal imaging technology it sells to law enforcement and the military so… » 1/07/14 4:01pm 1/07/14 4:01pm

What a Sweltering City Really Looks Like in the Summer

It seems like it's always hot here in NYC, but it's not only when the oppressive sun is beating down. No, the buildings like to help spread the love around by hoarding the heat and dishing it out themselves. This is what it looks like. » 9/01/13 3:00pm 9/01/13 3:00pm

New York's First Passive House Would Have No Problem Hiding From the…

Earlier today we talked about the Living Building Challenge, a certification system that rates the sustainability of a building over the course of a year. Here's a follow-up about 23 Park Place, a Park Slope townhouse designed by Fabrica718 that's probably the most energy efficient home in the city, thanks to its … » 4/22/13 6:44pm 4/22/13 6:44pm

Ultra Efficient Windows Turning Houses Into Death Rays

Remember how annoying it was when your neighbor blasted Katy Perry at 3 a.m.? Now just imagine if his windows were literally melting the side of your house off. Low-E insulating window panes look like they're doing just that. » 8/06/10 10:00pm 8/06/10 10:00pm

Soldier Without Night Vision Goggles + Puddle = Hilarity

A spy drone with an infrared night vision system captured this perfect moment when a solider without night vision gear discovered why it's such a useful piece of tech. You know, for spotting otherwise-invisible lurking bad guys in the dark ... and huge puddles right in your path. Brilliant. Thanks to whoever… » 5/18/08 10:40am 5/18/08 10:40am