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Concept faucet makes saving water beautiful

A faucet designed by a Royal College of Art student employs cunning perforations to create a gorgeously patterned flow of water.

By March 8, 2015

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Mattel's View-Master gets a Google VR makeover

The stereoscopic toy leaps into the 21st century as Google scopes out uses for its Cardboard virtual-reality tech.

By February 13, 2015

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Appliance Science: The well-done physics and chemistry of the toaster

The humble toaster is a combination of physics and chemistry that produces a tasty treat. Find out all about the science of toasters and toast in appliance science.

By February 2, 2015

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Should you ever pay more for a toaster?

Premium toasters can cost anywhere from $100 to $500. Are they simply expensive to appeal to the high-end market, or do they actually offer more bang for your buck?

By December 15, 2014

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No movie magic needed for this on-demand popcorn maker

The Westbend On Demand Hot Air Popcorn Popper stores popcorn and measures portions when it's time to pop. It couldn't be easier.

By November 21, 2014

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Tie one on: 'Back to the Future'-style auto-lacing shoes are here

The future is (almost) now as a self-lacing shoes arrives on Kickstarter with a lofty funding goal that may be hard to reach.

By November 17, 2014

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Seatylock: Stash a foldable bike lock under your butt

A clever combination of a bike saddle and a lock is looking to replace clunky and inconvenient old-school locks.

By September 25, 2014

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Canon reveals details for future telephoto lens line

A new 400mm supertele is just the beginning. Canon also says it plans a replacement for its 100-400mm zoom and new compact models using diffractive optics.

By September 15, 2014

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Slice, cover, and repeat with the Boska cheese board

The Boska Petit Paris Cheese Board features an integrated wire cutter. The cheese serving platter also comes with a lid.

By July 30, 2014

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ScenePast reels you in with film sites then and now

Want to know what a street corner from the 1958 movie "Vertigo" looks like today? Take a click through this cool app for movie buffs.

By June 24, 2014