A Pumping Piston Tells Time on This Engine-Inspired Watch

Breitling's watches have always been the perfect accessory for pilots wanting a timepiece to match their passion. But when it comes to cars and motorcycles—the most popular transportation choice of the masses—Miki Eleta's new Timeburner is a more appropriate choice. Because instead of rotating hands, it uses a pumping… » 3/18/15 12:15pm 3/18/15 12:15pm

A Car Bumper Laser Helps Prevent Rear-End Collisions in Fog

It's one of the most passive forms of weather on the planet, but fog accounts for countless pileups and accidents on roads and highways because drivers simply can't see the cars in front of them. But this simple bumper-mounted laser promises to help remedy that by shining a bright red line on the road, 15 to 20 feet… » 2/06/15 9:30am 2/06/15 9:30am

OnStar Can Now Assess Your Driving For Cheaper Insurance Rates

Starting this summer, OnStar will become the electronic version of nervous parents in the back seat of a teenager's car, providing drivers with an opt-in program that will evaluate their driving over a 90-day period. Once complete, it will not only give drivers an objective assessment of their skills behind the… » 1/04/15 7:00pm 1/04/15 7:00pm

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 10:03am 12/19/14 10:03am

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 7:58am 9/29/14 7:58am

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 12:00pm 8/05/14 12:00pm

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 12:14pm 7/24/14 12:14pm

Handheld Jet Thrusters Make Any Sport Instantly Extreme

If you're wondering how this snowboarder is moving so fast on flat ground, the answer is simple. He's holding powerful jet thrusters in his hands. Yes, jet thrusters. This is awesome. » 4/11/14 9:20am 4/11/14 9:20am

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 4:07pm 1/08/14 4:07pm

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 9:31am 8/27/13 9:31am

WSJ: The FAA Is Ready to Ease Restrictions on In-Flight Electronics

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Federal Aviation Administration is about to loosen its restrictions on in-flight gadget use—more than a year after it first announced it was mulling the idea. » 6/21/13 6:14am 6/21/13 6:14am

Top 10 Ways to Hack Your Car

You spend an awful lot of time in your car every day, especially if you have a long commute—so why settle for what you're given when you can make it better on the cheap? Here are 10 ways to do just that. » 6/08/13 8:00am 6/08/13 8:00am

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 9:41am 5/09/13 9:41am

This Chinese Device Helps You Drive Drunk Without A Seatbelt And It's…

Do you hate wearing a seatbelt? Do you love driving drunk? Here's a cheap little device to help you out, courtesy of the Chinese auto accessory industry. » 3/14/13 4:00pm 3/14/13 4:00pm

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

Do You Really Have To Turn Off Your Electronic Devices When The Plane…

We're now officially in the midst of what marketers like to call "the holiday season," and for many of us, that means traveling to see friends and family. » 12/22/12 3:00pm 12/22/12 3:00pm

Everything You Need to Get From Point A to B While Looking Like an Idiot

Sometimes you need to get somewhere in a hurry, but a car can be an expensive accessory, particularly if you live in a downtown setting. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives to just taking a bicycle to where you need to go. Including plenty that look just look downright stupid. » 6/19/12 3:20pm 6/19/12 3:20pm

Vibrating Car Seats Ensure Your Butt's The First To Know About Danger

A few days ago we reported on how a prototype vibrating steering wheel could provide GPS directions with minimal driver distraction. And now it turns out that Cadillac will implement a similar system using vibrating seats to grab a driver's attention. » 4/15/12 12:00pm 4/15/12 12:00pm

Secretly Track Anyone Using This Fully-Functional GPS Unit

By all accounts the LiveWire NavGenius is your typical gray-market GPS navigation device, with touchscreen functionality and basic mapping software. But tucked away inside is an extra bit of hardware that lets the unit remotely tattle on its location. » 4/10/12 4:15pm 4/10/12 4:15pm