Ideas Worth Backing: DouBBleTime USB Charging Cable

Ideas worth backing

This post comes to you as part of our “Ideas Worth Backing” series, a monthly feature on our blog. Every month, we hunt down and help fund an awesome idea or clever invention on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo that we think is worth your attention (and maybe a contribution, too!) It’s just one small way we celebrate and encourage innovation. Found a project you think we should know about? We want to hear [Continue reading...]

Stuff We Liked in April

Stuff we like this month

It’s time for another monthly roundup of the cool stuff we came across while traversing the web this month. From zippered ear buds (it makes more sense than you think) to bamboo keyboards, we hunted down some of the coolest, most innovative products that we’d love to get our hands on. This month, we’ve got a theme: Innovation in the routing parts of your day – a “Spring cleaning” of cluttered spaces and a fresh [Continue reading...]

9 Must-Have Apps for Outdoor Adventurers

Outdoor Apps

Reasons to love the great outdoors: fresh air, falling leaves, the scent of wood burning in a bright, fiery bonfire, and… the opportunity to discover new mobile apps. (You didn’t really think we were that sentimental, did you?) While we appreciate the wilderness and the peaceful serenity that comes with it, at our core, we’re techies. So naturally, when everyone else is focused on disconnecting, we’re set on finding the best apps to enhance our [Continue reading...]

Barely There Tech: Innovative Ideas too Small to See!

Solar Window

Google is making contact lenses. Yup, you read that right. But they’re not just fancy eyewear – the project is an attempt to take on diabetes. Inside the lenses, a sensor will measure glucose levels, with a tiny RFID transmitter to send that data to a nearby device. Mind blowing? A little bit. And that’s only the beginning. You might not be able to see it, but teeny-tiny inventions in nanotechnology are forever changing the [Continue reading...]

Mobile Tech, Reimagined: Could These Crazy Concepts be the Future of Phones?

Kambala

You might’ve heard the old adage, “A rose is a rose is a rose.” So, in a world where every phone is more or less a skinny square you shove in your pocket, a phone is a phone is a phone… right? Not quite. We’ve come a long way since the first cell phone, a nine-inch long contraption that held over 30 circuit boards and just celebrated its 40th anniversary last April. But in the [Continue reading...]