In the future, smartphone displays will be embedded in our eyewear

Probably for the first time, spectacle wearers may be at a strategic advantage as North acquired all of Intel’s Vault AR patents. The company aims to build and launch, in the near future, smart AR glasses that are incredibly light and indistinguishable from regular glasses. They’re stylish (and look nothing like the abomination that was Google Glass), and come with a module built into the side of the glasses (the stem) that projects an image on your spectacle lens and uses the glass of your ey...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Glasses, Design, Wearable, Intel, Smartphone, Eyewear, Hud, Ar, North, Display, Smart Glasses, Patent, Alexa, Product Design

Gift Guide: 6 rugged gifts for outdoorsy friends and family

Shopping for someone who prefers hiking and camping to the great indoors can be tricky. Not only are outdoor enthusiasts usually less impressed by traditional gifts (clothes, games, etc.) but their preferred realm of technical gear is vast and confusing. If you’d rather not go deep on the research yourself, we’ve got some solid touchpoints for expert outdoor gear gifting. 1. Party tent Okay, hear me out. As a pack weight-conscious backpacker the idea of a light-up tent sounded ridiculous at fi...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Tech, Sony, Pacific Northwest, Garmin, Suunto, Fenix, Big Agnes, Garmin Fenix, Gift Guide 2018

Geek Chic Cheap: Inexpensive, Nerdy Gifts That Make Great Stocking Stuffers 

There are precious few days left to get gifts for the geek in your life. If you’re running out of time, and the holiday slush fund is running dry, these inexpensive-but-nerdy gifts can pad out the space under the tree.Read more...
Tags: Christmas, Geek, Gifts, Lifehacks

'Who Microwaved Fish?': This Smart Oven Humiliated Me

I’m not a terrible cook, but I am incredibly impatient when it comes to preparing my own food. After a long day of work, the idea of cutting vegetables, marinating meat, stirring a pot, and then waiting somewhere between 30 to 60 minutes to eat is excruciating. Still, microwaving ready-made meals is sad and a diet of…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Review, Appliances, Kitchen Gadgets, Smart Homes, Kitchen Appliances, Brava Oven Review

Analog privacy leak: discarded label maker cartridges

Peter Sobot, an engineer at Spotify, noticed something unsettling about his Brother label maker. Though apparently high-tech, under the laptop-style case they still use old-timey printing ribbons that retain an image of everything they ever spit out. Don't discard: destroy! Thermal label makers solve this problem, but don't offer quite so attractive a result. So I use an old-timey Dymo embosser [Amazon] , with the type wheel and rigid tape: the letterpress of labelmakers.
Tags: Gadgets, Spotify, Post, News, Privacy, Don, Peter Sobot

Ford comes up with a prototype noise-cancelling kennel to shelter dogs from fireworks

Dogs have a much wider range of hearing than humans do and noises that don’t bother us can give them a very ruff time. Fireworks are especially tough on many pups and also hard on owners who have to calm their panicking pets. To potentially help them, Ford has developed a noise-cancelling kennel prototype that it says was inspired by the noise control technology introduced used in its Edge SUV to soften engine and transmission noises. When microphones inside the kennel detect the sound of firewo...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Dogs, Pets, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Noise Cancelling, Max Motor Dreams

This fake package covers porch thieves in glitter and fart spray

Having a package stolen off your front porch sucks. No matter what’s inside the box, it just feels… violating. Someone came into your space and took your stuff just because they could probably get away with it. And even if you go to the cops with license plates and high-res face photos, they’ll often respond with a big, apathetic shrug (particularly around Christmas when package thefts skyrocket). After having one of his own packages nabbed, engineer/YouTuber Mark Rober decided to take things in...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Tech, Mark, YouTuber Mark Rober, Sean Hodgins