This Lego-Modded Glue Gun is A Handheld 3D Printer

Tired of the same old, boring laminated pattern that's in all of your 3D printed stuff? Industrial design student Vimal Patel was, and so he decided to fashion himself a 3D doodler, out of a hot glue gun which he modded with a custom Lego extruder. You know, obviously. » 3/15/15 10:00am 3/15/15 10:00am

Five Best Budget Computer Monitors

You don't have to break the bank to get a great display for your computer. Large, high-resolution monitors are more common—and more affordable—than ever. This week we're looking at some of the best computer monitors that offer screen size, features, and great image quality without a huge price tag. » 2/15/15 8:00am 2/15/15 8:00am

The Best Way To Recycle Your Old Gadgets

'Tis the season to get gadgets but what are you going to do with the one you've got? Folks will pay good money (or at least good karma) for your second-hand electronics. Here's how to hawk your legacy hardware online—or just give it away responsibly—and get an early start on next years Nice list. » 12/27/14 11:00am 12/27/14 11:00am

How to Set Up and Get to Know Your New PC, Mac, Android, or iPhone

You've unwrapped your presents and received everything you'd hoped you'd get. But now what? We've got you covered this holiday season with several guides to help you get acquainted with your brand new gadgets. » 12/25/14 4:30am 12/25/14 4:30am

Four Gadgets Predicted By Star Trek That Are Now Real

We might not have Jetsons-style mass-produced hovercars, but when you look at some of the tech humanity has developed, you could say we're kind of living in the future. So to speak. » 2/04/14 1:30pm 2/04/14 1:30pm

From Clothespin To Pocket Pistol In Just A Few Steps

Have a clothespin and some matches lying around? Then you already have much of what you need to make a cool mini matchstick gun—a toy which packs a surprising amount of power considering how silly it sounds. » 1/23/14 8:30pm 1/23/14 8:30pm

Simple Tricks To Make Your Gadget Life Easier

Its funny: you can use something every day and not realize that you're using it wrong, or not realize that there's some trick that could make your life slightly easier. » 1/23/14 4:30pm 1/23/14 4:30pm

Easily Turn Your iPhone 5 Into GTA V's iFruit

Grand Theft Auto has long been known for parodying everything from vehicles, to advertising, to pop culture, to even the technology that dominates the time. So it's not surprising to see one of the characters in the recently released GTA V using an iPhone parody called the iFruit. And now you can actually get your… » 9/30/13 1:08pm 9/30/13 1:08pm

A Visual Instrument That Turns Colors Into Music

Music may be something that you hear, but it does have a visual element. That visual aspect is different for everyone—I see melodies and harmonies as shapes, with a chord laid out as a fragment of its parent-scale. It's asily moved around and re-arranged, but it's always a part of a larger thing.


Other people… » 7/26/12 8:15pm 7/26/12 8:15pm

Kinect Fun Labs Delivers Object Scanning, Life-Like Avatars,…


Going live on the Xbox 360's Kinect hub later this morning, Kinect Fun Labs is a series of gadgets that deliver enhanced functionality to Microsoft's magical camera peripheral, including scanning in your face to create realistic avatars and unrealistic bobbleheads. » 6/06/11 11:00am 6/06/11 11:00am

Roxio Sub-$100 Video Game Capture Kit

For less than $100 Roxio's diminutive Game Capture kit lets you play in high-def while capturing video of your Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 gaming sessions. » 3/15/11 9:30am 3/15/11 9:30am

How Gadgets Are Rewiring Our Brains & How Games May Be Helping

Having access to the internet and its petabytes of easily available information is, for many of us, a good thing. Well, with the exception of our brains, which are being constantly distracted by e-mails, instant messages and video games. » 6/07/10 11:30pm 6/07/10 11:30pm

Nothing Says 'Welcome' Like a Pitfall! Croc

Bill collectors, petition gatherers, creepy neighbors, cheerful-looking people who want to talk to you about your relationship with God, tell them all it's safe to cross into your home when this Pitfall! croc shuts his mouth. » 5/23/10 7:00pm 5/23/10 7:00pm

Just Cause 2 DLC Brings Inventive New Ways To Cause Explosions

Want some parachute thrusters? How about a half-shotgun, half rocket launcher? All this and more is coming in two sets of Black Market downloadable content for Just Cause 2. » 4/23/10 6:20pm 4/23/10 6:20pm

New Tech Turns Your Skin Into a Game-Controlling Touch Pad

Imagine playing Frogger on your hand just by tapping your palm with a finger, or whipping through menus projected onto your arm. » 3/26/10 9:00am 3/26/10 9:00am

Just How "Wii-Like" Is LG's Magic Motion TV Remote?

Two of the ten bazillion HDTVs on display at this year's CES were the LE9500 and PK950, previously noted for manufacturer LG Electronics' claims of a "Wii-like experience," courtesy of its Magic Motion remote. Just how Wii-like was it? » 1/11/10 10:00pm 1/11/10 10:00pm