The Gadgets We Really Want This Year

With all the gear that passes through our grubby little hands, the number of gadgets we covet knows no bounds. And since we have to return most the objects our desire, there's always a few that stick with us just a little too hard. These are the ones we'll be aching for the hardest this holiday season. » 12/19/14 10:19am Friday 10:19am

GoPro Hero4 Hands-On: The Best Action Cam Goes 4K Beast, For a Price

After several gagillion leaks over the last few days, they're finally here: GoPro's 2014 line of action cameras. As rumored, there are in fact three models. There's the Hero, GoPro's new entry-level camera that comes in super cheap; the Hero4 Silver, which is basically last year's best action camera plus an LCD… » 9/29/14 11:54am 9/29/14 11:54am

This Heads-Up Display Puts the App Info You Need On Your Windshield

Using your smartphone or tablet while driving is not only illegal in most sane states, it's also just a dangerously stupid thing to do behind the wheel. But since access to your device can make your travels easier, the dashboard-mounted Navdy provides a heads-up display that shares info from your devices, and lets you… » 8/05/14 12:49pm 8/05/14 12:49pm

You Can Actually Buy a Flux Capacitor Car Charger Now

The folks at ThinkGeek put so much effort into their April Fool's Day prank products every year that often times they end up turning them into a reality. Remember the Star Wars Tauntan sleeping bag?, that started life as a prank. And of all the wonderful products ThinkGeek pretended to announce on April 1 this year,… » 7/24/14 2:13pm 7/24/14 2:13pm

Strap This Wind Turbine To Your Electric Car To Stay Juiced in Park

Electricity-generating windmills churn out free energy as long as the wind is blowing. So strapping one to the roof of your car where there's always a breeze as long as you're driving just seems obvious. The Transport Turbine—seen here as a 3D printed proof of concept—puts four small wind turbines on the roof of your… » 1/08/14 5:38pm 1/08/14 5:38pm

This Gas-Powered Surfboard Can Hit 35 MPH Without a Single Wave

If you've dreamed of becoming a surfer, but don't live anywhere close to waves big enough to ride, that's no longer a problem. The JetSurf board promises to turn anyone into a Big Kahuna, even on the calmest of lakes, thanks to a built-in 100cc gas engine that can propel the board up to 35 mph. » 8/27/13 12:09pm 8/27/13 12:09pm

This Portable Sound Camera Shows You Where It's Loud

Trying to pinpoint what exactly in your car is making that weird ticking noise can drive anyone to madness. As sensitive as our ears are, they're not always as great at precisely locating where a sound is coming from. Thankfully you have four other senses to help, particularly your sight, which this unique SeeSV-S205… » 5/09/13 10:34am 5/09/13 10:34am

The Most Wonderfully Unrealistic Gear from CES 2013

At CES every year, we cover hundreds of products. They're usually only barely differentiated from previous models. But sometimes, companies trot out devices and technology that could bring something new and wonderful to the market—it's just too bad the odds of this vaporware ever being for sale are slim to nil. Here's… » 1/10/13 2:40pm 1/10/13 2:40pm

How To Organize The Mess Of Technology And Cables In Your Car

While your car might not have the mess of cables you'll find underneath you desk, it has recently become a home for more technology than it is prepared to handle. Here's how you can keep those stray chargers, audio cables, and whatever else under control so you're not fighting wires while trying to concentrate on the… » 2/28/12 3:30pm 2/28/12 3:30pm