Walkie-talkies have been around for decades, and they haven't changed drastically in years. OnBeep, a company that launched a wearable push-to-talk device called Onyx today, wants to bridge the gap between clunky hand-held sets and smartphones.
No longer content to just have their notorious bricks serve as props, Lego are using their bricks for actual gadgets, including a digital camera, MP3 player, boombox, walkie-talkie and—my personal favorite-a stop motion video camera.
Kids love gadgets almost as much as they love Legos, so for the company to release a line of brick-infused cameras, MP3 players and walkie-talkies is just good business sense. But wait! There's a catch.
If you want to build a skyscraper 2,275 feet tall, you will face engineering challenges comparable to those of the Space Shuttle just because its sheer size. One of them is communications. When the unbelievable Burj Dubai started to get really high, the construction workers discovered one problem that seems obvious…
People may say that Walkie Talkie's have lost their appeal since we were children, but people are managing to release cool gadgets like this to spark my appeal and completely forget about the slew of cell phones, pagers, push-to-talks, and string/can gadgets in my pocket. The range on this goes upwards of 1.5 miles…
By Brendan I. Koerner