Wingsuit daredevil flies inches above the ground [VIDEO]

If man was meant to fly, he would have wings, right? Well, what about a wingsuit?

That’s the next best thing for wingsuit daredevil Brian Drake, who thinks it’s no big deal to fly mere inches above the ground as he winds its way through the seriously steep Ensa Couloir, situated at the famed Chamonix ski resort in southeastern France. Continue reading

5 perfect gifts under $200

5 perfect gifts under $200
The countdown to Christmas marches on, with a mere eight days left (six if you’re shopping online). If you’re planning to splurge on a gift that costs $200 or less, I’m here to help you make a quick and easy decision.

I might even save you some money on one of these gifts, all of which look and perform like they cost a lot more than $200. You can’t go wrong with any of these five perfect gifts, guaranteed. Continue reading

Fantasy: Next year’s outlandish new iPhone Air [VIDEO]

iphone air concept

Speculation runs rampant about the next iPhone, and design group SET Solution has gotten serious with its visualizations of an imagined iPhone Air and iPhone 6C.

Take a look at these four videos and play along with the lovely fantasies of their designers, wondering along with me if technology circa 2014 is up to the task of these impossibly thin handsets. Continue reading

Pavati faucet creates twin waterfalls of hot and cold

Behold, the faucet of the future.

Now you can see hot and cold water mixing together with Pavati, a faucet that presents water to your hands in twin waterfalls of hot and cold that combine right in front of you. Continue reading

Smartbell doorbell shows you who’s at the door and more

Every time my doorbell rings, I find myself wishing I had a butler who would answer the door for me. That’s why I’m interested in Smartbell, a device that appears to do that job better than any butler can.

It’s a Kickstarter project that’s shaped like an iPhone that mounts next to your door, and it transmits an alert as well as a video signal to your iPhone or Android smartphone. Continue reading

JBL Pebbles computer speakers: hot sound, cool price [REVIEW]

JBL Pebbles review
JBL has been getting creative with its speaker design lately, and the JBL Pebbles Plug and Play Stereo Computer Speakers are certainly no exception. Just look at this attractive pair of USB-powered speakers that look like oversized hockey pucks, standing on end and plugging into your Mac or PC’s USB 2.0 port.

Do they sound as cool as they look? Let’s give them a close listen. Continue reading