Jeremy Howard isn’t a doctor, but he can play one–scratch that; he can be one–by teaching a computer how to teach itself to do valuable diagnostic testing. Because the computers that Howard programs? Those computers know how to learn. What’s the difference between a computer that can obey and a computer that can learn? The […]
KEEP YOUR TECH ALIVE
- DOWNSIZE + RIGHT SIZE
- FOOD + FARMING
- KEEP YOUR TECH ALIVE
- OFF THE GRID
- URBAN SURVIVAL
- ZOMBIES, ETC.
You deserve the right to repair your own car. You deserve the right to jailbreak your own phone. You deserve the right to fix your own stuff. This is the manifesto of the iFixit revolution, which seeks to create a user-sourced repair manual and troubleshooting guide for… everything. Think of that thing that you own that, […]
That small 5th pocket in the front of your jeans was originally for a pocket watch, but the makers of this hex tool think they have a better use for it!
Keeping your tech alive in an emergent situation could be the difference between life and death- especially when things are happening fast. That’s where the SunMod kit comes in.
Introducing the FlameStower, a portable charger for small electronics that converts heat energy to electrical energy to keep your high-tech gadgets alive off the grid. Way off, if it comes to that. Why would you ever need to charge up your cell phone or iPad that far off the grid? I’m glad you asked! Consider […]
What will technology look like after an apocalypse? That’s a question that authors and film-makers have been trying to answer for generations – and the neat thing about imagining an apocalypse is that “what it takes” to survive one tends to be the same kind of “what it takes” to live and thrive off the […]
This is the Bushranger X-Jack – and, when your truck or SUV gets stuck in snow, mud, or sand who-knows-how-many miles away from the nearest rescuer, you’re going to think that bulbous little orange thing you see up there is the most beautiful piece of industrial design since Michael Graves’ “whistling bird” Alessi teakettle. One […]
Imagine a terrible disaster that leaves the air toxic and the soil contaminated with radiation. A disaster like that, one like Fukushima or Chernobyl or London towards the end of 28 Days Later, that humans might need to – but might not be able to – safely explore. In almost any scenario you come up […]