Piquing our Geek: The Original Egg-Bot

Piquing our Geek: The Original Egg-Bot

You have to be pretty hard core about your Easter Eggs to invest $195 in a machine that makes them look awesome. But that’s just what the creators of the Egg-Bot were thinking when they invented this open-source robot that applies computer controlled motion to...
Piquing Our Geek: Refrigerators without the HFC

Piquing Our Geek: Refrigerators without the HFC

We’re all for greening up our homes and lives wherever we can, and sometimes that comes from the manufacturers, who give us better options in the first place. We read this week that General Electric plans to introduce the first HFC-free refrigerator for US...
Piquing Our Geek: Amazon’s bad gift exchange system

Piquing Our Geek: Amazon’s bad gift exchange system

This morning we read about the new bad gift exchange system patented by Amazon, and we had to ask ourselves: Best idea ever? Or the end of graciousness as we know it?CNN described it as “the nuclear option for gifts” – a kind of system that would...
Piquing Our Geek: Custom Headphones for Lyric Freaks

Piquing Our Geek: Custom Headphones for Lyric Freaks

I know people that I can describe as a man or woman of their word, but that’s being taken to a whole new level when words become a style of personalization for gadgets.  A pair of The Street Headphones are a holy, major, unabashed splurge at $1,100, but...

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