The Tiniest Buildings of the Year

The rest of the world may think of the US as a nation full of oversized people living in oversized houses, but the AIA Chicago wants to change the perception that American architecture is always too big. Its Small Projects Award (tagline: Not Everyone Needs a Skyscraper) focuses on something most other award programs… » 5/21/14 3:00pm 5/21/14 3:00pm

Landport Cubes Squeeze Powered Speakers In Just 1-Inch

Portable speakers for MP3 players are two a penny, but not many are not far off a penny in size: Landport's Cubes are though. They're just an inch cube, but fit in stereo speakers, 3.5-mm jack plug, rechargeable batteries and a mini-USB port. They'll run for 4-5 hours on a charge, too. Just don't go expecting… » 12/01/08 5:48am 12/01/08 5:48am

Tiny Imovio iKit Handtop Computer is a Decade Too Late

At first glance, the iMe » 10/21/08 6:57am 10/21/08 6:57am (sorry!) iKit handtop computer sounds pretty fandabbydozy: it's a tiny, folding, 2.8-inch screen, QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi-enabled, webcam and Bluetooth-packing, multimedia-playing computer. But then you learn that it's got just a 3-hour battery life in operation, doesn't have 3G connectivity…

Atomic Pen Writes World's Smallest Possible Letters

Researches at Osaka University have been doing some really tiny writing later, using their newly-invented atomic pen, which can draw atom by atom. The resulting letters, the words "Si" for silicon or "Yes" in Spanish, measure only 2 x 2 nanometers, roughly 40,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. According… » 10/17/08 1:15pm 10/17/08 1:15pm

This Brando Super Tiny Keyboard Could Be Smaller (In My Mind)

We've crossed the palm-sized threshold in the contest for the tiniest USB keyboard. Joel lusts for this one, and yet, Chen does not think such a device would be useful without a cellphone connector — Why? Cellphones already have text entry and clearly the USB keyboard's utility is all about its size. I can't wait for… » 9/23/08 3:17am 9/23/08 3:17am

Super Talent 8GB Flash Drive is World's Smallest

The chaps at Super Talent are not only incredibly modest, talented and super, but they must also be fantastically tiny to have put together the world's smallest 8GB flash drive. (Flawless logic, I'm sure you'll agree.) Retailing at $35, the price is pretty reasonable, at least until you drop it into your chest hair… » 4/08/08 5:34am 4/08/08 5:34am

Mini Mob Tiny Brick Phone Is Perfect For Midget Zack Morris

Using a retro brick phone doesn't have to be an exercise in giving up modern features as long as you're using the Mini Mob. Not only does it look like Zack's Kelly Kapowski booty call gadget, it's got an MP3 player, a camera, GSM compatibility and a slot for headphones. And best of all, it's only four inches tall,… » 11/29/07 2:59pm 11/29/07 2:59pm