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Fund this: Pigeon is the digital photo frame for grandparents

Highly automated and app-savvy, this smart frame makes it easy to share photos with tech-challenged relatives.

By February 27, 2015


Zombie flamingos turn your lawn into a yardpocalypse

Meet the undead plastic flamingos that will eat your neighbor's lawn gnomes alive.

By September 11, 2015


Self-rolling yoga mat: Slap bracelet meets downward dog

You just spent an hour stretching, so why strain yourself to roll up your yoga mat? The YoYo mat curls itself up automatically.

By September 8, 2015


Confessions of a smartphone thief

Almost 2 billion people around the world use smartphones -- typically worth hundreds of dollars a pop on the black market. A former smartphone thief explains their allure to street criminals.

By November 24, 2014


10 ways the Internet overanalyzed Apple's invitation

Apple's September 9 invitation is out, and as the yearly tradition follows, some people took to analyzing the invitation. In some cases, folks of the Internet took it too far.

By August 28, 2014


Little girl persuades Google to give dad day off (with cute letter)

A little girl writes to Google and complains that her daddy gets only Saturdays off from the company. And it's his birthday. Google relents.

By June 21, 2014


Anonymous isn't synonymous with ominous

[commentary] Just because a site or app lets you post anonymously doesn't mean it's dangerous. There are lots of good uses for these services.

By April 14, 2014


Watch your step -- with a Bluetooth-connected insole

Even as Nike moves to wrist-worn electronics, a company called 3L Labs at CES announces FootLogger, which builds sensors into a person's shoe. Expect them in the second half of 2014.

By January 6, 2014


The Caterham SP/300.R made me feel like a racer

XCAR's producer took a spin in the track's only Caterham SP/300.R. He liked it.

By October 30, 2013


The other side of the iPhone line: Homeless people left unpaid

Outside the Pasadena Apple store, some homeless people claim a businessman failed to pay them for standing in line on his behalf.

By September 20, 2013