Articles by: John Tomelevage

3D-Printed Adapter Turns Bamboo Skewers Into an Easy-Clean Whisk

3D-Printed Adapter Turns Bamboo Skewers Into an Easy-Clean Whisk

If there’s one tool that’s a necessary evil in your kitchen it’s the whisk. Its ability to blend and whip is matched only by its resistance to being cleaned. But if you have access to a 3D printer and a bag of bamboo skewers, this simple adapter could mean you’ll never have to clean out the nook and crannies on […]

by · March 29, 2014 · 1 comment · Design, Home, Lifestyle, News
Camera used on Moon Landing Sold for $758,489

Camera used on Moon Landing Sold for $758,489

VIENNA (AP) — It was put on auction as a camera that made it to the moon and back. And it had its price — nearly $760,000. The Hasselblad 500 sold over the weekend is described by Vienna auctioneers Galerie Westlicht as part of the equipment carried by the 1971 Apollo 15 mission, the fourth manned mission to land on […]

by · March 28, 2014 · 1 comment · News, Photography, Technology
Carter Fears NSA is Spying on His Emails

Carter Fears NSA is Spying on His Emails

Former President Jimmy Carter (D) says he thinks the National Security Agency might be monitoring his emails. In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Carter said he sends messages to foreign leaders via snail mail instead. “As a matter of fact, you know, I have felt that my own communications were probably monitored. And when I want to communicate […]

by · March 28, 2014 · 1 comment · News, Politics
Usit – Contemporary Step Ladder That Doubles as a Stool

Usit – Contemporary Step Ladder That Doubles as a Stool

ENG-Usit originated in the desire to create a stepladder that fits into a contemporary interior. Today’s stepladders often look too utilitarian, and they are quickly returned to storage after being used. Although it is collapsible, the Usit doesn’t have to be packed away. The two-step version of Usit can be used as a seat, the three-step version as a high […]

App Turns Your Photos Into Music

App Turns Your Photos Into Music

Tech CEO Thomas Fisk started with a simple goal: make an app that turns one thing into another thing. He says his new service PicSong can do just that. (Brought To You By HBO’s Silicon Valley) Via The Onion

by · March 26, 2014 · 1 comment · Fun Stuff, Humor, News
Sparking Titanium Golf Clubs Might Be Causing California Wildfires

Sparking Titanium Golf Clubs Might Be Causing California Wildfires

Irvine, Calif., March 19, 2014-Titanium alloy golf clubs can cause dangerous wildfires, according to UC Irvine scientists. When a club coated with the lightweight metal is swung and strikes a rock, it creates sparks that can heat to more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit for long enough to ignite dry foliage, according to findings published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Fire […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 1 comment · News, Sports
Android Smartphones Can Finally Get Predator Vision Too

Android Smartphones Can Finally Get Predator Vision Too

Earlier in the year, FLIR got us all hot and bothered by revealing a thermal vision smartphone case that could actually see our excitement. Unfortunately it’s only for iPhone users, and won’t be available until the early summer. But Android fans will have the last laugh with their own thermal imaging add-on—the Therm-App—that’s already available. Working with Android 4.1+ handsets […]

3D Printed Tape Measure

3D Printed Tape Measure

Maybe the most practical dream of a 3D-printing future is on-demand widgets. Missing Ikea pieces, just a button-press away. But what about instant tools, completely assembled and usable straight from the printer? That future’s almost here. You can’t print a whole toolbox yet, but tinkerer AngryMonk has developed two plans—one for a tape-measure, one for a dial caliper—that print completely […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 1 comment · News, Technology
Walking Dead Tribute Beer – Made With Real Brains

Walking Dead Tribute Beer – Made With Real Brains

The folks at Dock Street Brewing Co. really love beer. They also apparently really love AMC’s The Walking Dead. Putting these two loves together was a no-brainer. Or wait. The exact opposite of that. Yes, the Philadelphia brewery will celebrate the season finale of The Walking Dead with Dock Street Walker, a beer brewed with actual noggin parts. But don’t […]

by · March 24, 2014 · 1 comment · Food, Lifestyle, News
Torque Audio t103z Earbuds

Torque Audio t103z Earbuds

Hey, we’re not here to judge, OK? We won’t say anything about you using Apple’s pack-in EarPods and you can keep your thoughts to yourself about us paying $180 for in-ear headphones. Cool? Cool. I came across Torque Audio at Engadget’s recent Expand conference and was genuinely impressed with its t103z headphones. As an avid musician, it’s unlikely you’ll find […]

by · March 24, 2014 · 1 comment · Audiophile, Gadgets, News, Technology