Author Archives: Erik Hyrkas

Kickstarter Project Aims to put a Total Body Gym in your Bag

Working out while traveling or without gym facilities nearby can be a struggle for those looking to exercise without taking up space in their home or going out of their way. Thankfully, in 2017, there’s a Kickstarter for that first world problem.

The DoubleFlex Black, invented by Paul Francis and created by Oyo Fitness, intends to replace flimsy bungee cords and those room-filling total body gyms with a tension-based exercise machine you can take anywhere. Using “Spiraflex” tension technology, the DoubleFlex Black is an exercise tool that uses resistance via steel cables, which allows more fluid movement than rubber bands. In fact, the same technology is used on the International Space Station to keep astronauts fit. 

NASA Unveils New Starliner Spacesuits

Today NASA unveiled its brand new spacesuits made by Boeing for the CST-100 Starliner’s future astronauts. The bright blue suits were announced on NASA’s website this morning in a blog post, along with photos and a video of astronauts wearing the specialized clothing. The suits were engineered with modern features such as touchscreen-sensitive gloves, zippered entry, and boots worthy of cross training. 

The Best Protest Signs from the Women’s March on Washington

The District of Columbia has had an incredible influx of people this weekend, many attending the inauguration of President Donald Trump. However, following Friday’s festivities, it appears even more Americans have come to show their support for women’s rights during the Women’s March on Washington on January 21. In solidarity, with cities across the United States and around the globe (66 countries are participating), women and men are gathering to make their voices heard, with estimates in attendance ranging from 1-2 million this afternoon.

Below you’ll find dozens of photos we took today. We’re posting them in order to highlight many of the best and most controversial signs spotted during the Women’s March on Washington.

Let us know which ones you like best.

Popsockets Review: The Best Smartphone Accessory

Smartphones are ubiquitous these days as are the problems associated with owning one. Many of these include hardware issues, but I’m talking something even more relatable–gravity. Dropping your phone, trying to pick up your phone, and looking at your phone from an awkward angle in bed are constant issues people tend to deal with.

Four Alternatives to Apple AirPods

Apple’s new Airpods have some fantastic innovations, including decent wireless audio quality and instant Bluetooth connection with Apple products. However, the new product leaves a few things to be desired, including design (Is that a q-tip in your ear?) and the price: $159.

Thankfully, there are other options available as competitors work to build their own hassle-free and cord-free Bluetooth earbuds to the market. Below you’ll find a list of these alternatives.

Amazon Go to Eliminate Checkout from Retail Shopping

Amazon, the online shopping giant, is looking to change the world of retail shopping with a brand new service known as Amazon Go. In a video released this week, Amazon demonstrates a brand new system of purchasing items that eliminates the need for self-checkout or even employees at a register.