Category: Gear

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This Vintage Nixie Clock Is Old School Cool

The “Numeric Indicator eXperimental No. 1″ or Nixie tube was an electronic tube used to display numbers and other symbols. The tubes were produced from the 1950s into the 1990s but are becoming increasingly rare. Luckily, the skilled artisans at Nuvitron came across an unused batch of tubes manufactured in…

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The 50 Most Eye-Catching Apple Stores On Earth

At today’s big Apple event in San Francisco, CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple has sold 700 million iPhones to date, a staggering figure that’s perhaps better visualized through the sheer reach of the company’s brick-and-mortar stores. Today, Apple operates 453 stores in 16 countries, 188 of which are outside of the…

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Ferrofluid Makes Lava Lamps Cool Again

For a brief period in the 90s, easy access to designer drugs and the ubiquity of Spencer Gifts resulted in many of us purchasing lava lamps. After a few hours of watching melted balls of wax float around, the drugs wore off and we regretted ever buying the stupid things.…