Smart Grids 101: Connectivity of the Future

The Obama administration has included $3.5 billion in grid modernization in its budget for the 2016 fiscal year. On top of that, the smart grid IT market is expected to double by 2024 and the future for implementation of smart grid technology is all but certain, with cities like Austin, Chicago and Sacramento leading the more »

TechnologyTell Review: Justin 5400mAh Power Bank

External battery packs are totally useful, that is, until you happen to forget the cable. There’s nothing worse than having a need unfulfilled because of just one missing element. Fortunately, some manufacturers, such as Innovative Technology, has taken this into consideration. You’re not going to lose a cable that’s built-into the battery itself! Design The more »

Ex-search giant Lycos selling patents

Lycos, a top search engine name from the early days of the popular Internet, announced that it is selling off a group of patents related to search and online advertising. According to its announcement, Lycos is making the move ahead of the launch of “a suite of hard good products in the coming weeks.” “For more »

Don’t miss these must-have, eco-friendly Kickstarter gadgets

It’s not very often that one finds multiple, totally incredible projects funding on Kickstarter all at the same time. I think that the hardest part of it all is having to choose which one(s) to support while staying within the gadget budget! But if you want something to distract and excite during the long workday, more »

iHome Debuts a Speaker That’s Shaped Like a Flask

iHome has released a new line of speakers, several of which are shaped like drinking flasks. Seriously. It’s the SoundFlask line. The flagship product is the iBT32 Rechargeable Flask Shaped Stereo Bluetooth Speaker with Speakerphone & USB Charging. The IBT32, retailing for $99.99, is a Bluetooth-enabled wireless 4 speaker stereo system with built-in fully functional more »

TechnologyTell Review: Life N Soul KiiTAG Bluetooth locator

Bluetooth trackers are still kind of new, but definitely very neat. Especially if you happen to be a person who tends to leave things here or there. Most trackers let you find your smartphone with the tracker itself, or find where the tracker is (it’s usually attached to something of importance) with the accompanying app. more »

Deal Alert: Save 40% on Goal Zero Bundle at REI

Summer is almost upon us! Although, if we’re going to get technical, the spirit of summer has been hammering down on many for months, depending on where one lives. Well, whatever. It’s close enough to the time of trading pencils, books, and dirty looks for sun, fun, and freedom. So you’re ready to head out more »

Turn anything into gold with Orbit1’s pocket electroplating device

Cover your 3D-printed projects in gold with the Orbit1 pocket electroplating gadget.

Kickstarter Project Spotlight: Peeple

Well, once again thanks to Kickstarter, my hypothetical dreams are becoming realities…hopefully. But it needs your funding. Enter the Peeple: caller ID for your door!

TechnologyTell Review: Neo Smartpen N2

TechnologyTell Review: Neo Smartpen N2

Want better sleep? These new gadgets could be your solution

It’s no secret that the quality of our sleep has a direct impact on our daily lives. Our very busy lives – it’s almost like a vicious cycle. Days that are overpacked and/or demanding require more and better rest in order to do the same the next. But we tend to sacrifice sleeping hours in order to find the time to finish what needs to be done.

How this Korean nanogenerator could revolutionize the future of wearables

Korean researchers may have made a huge step in creating better wearable tech.