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This Bluetooth Air Filter Will Tell You Just How Filthy Your Air Is This Bluetooth Air Filter Will Tell You Just How Filthy Your Air Is

If you’ve reached the stage of life where you’re a responsible homeowner, you know there’s an endless list of maintenance projects you need to stay on top of. But remembering to check the air filters on your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is no longer one of them, because 3M’s new filters…

Gaze Into the Future of Scotch Tape With 3M's Amazing New Dispenser Gaze Into the Future of Scotch Tape With 3M's Amazing New Dispenser

Few of us touch or even think about Scotch tape between holidays, birthdays, and whenever a gift needs to be wrapped. But some people deal with the sticky stuff all day long, so 3M enlisted designer Joongho Choi to help create a better tape dispenser, and the results are surprisingly impressive.

Intel Is Experimenting With Fully Immersed Cooling for Computers Intel Is Experimenting With Fully Immersed Cooling for Computers

Forget your water-cooled gaming rig: Intel is experimenting with a cooling system which fully immerses the entirety of a computer's electronics in liquid to increase efficiency.

3M's Paint Defender Spray Film Lets You Peel the Dirt Off Your Car 3M's Paint Defender Spray Film Lets You Peel the Dirt Off Your Car

A dirty car not only looks bad, it can also lead to reduced fuel efficiency if it affects your car's aerodynamics. But who wants to spend every weekend washing their vehicle, or ponying up for car washes? No one, especially when 3M has created the perfect alternative: a spray-on invisible film that can be easily…

Color-Changing Hard Hats Highlight Brittle Sun Damage Color-Changing Hard Hats Highlight Brittle Sun Damage

Over-exposure to the sun is of course bad for your skin, but that's not the only thing adversely affected by its rays. Man-made materials like plastic will slowly degrade when left out in the sun, so 3M has developed a new line of hard hats featuring a color-changing UV sensor that tells the wearer their head…

3M Streaming Projector with Roku Review: Can't Wait Until They Get This Right 3M Streaming Projector with Roku Review: Can't Wait Until They Get This Right

Do you want a small, portable projector that can stream a near-endless supply of movies and TV shows onto any surface with no extra hardware? Of course you do! Which makes 3M's Roku-streaming projector such a welcome concept—and such a let down.

Fingerprints Magically Fade Away On 3M's New Screen Protectors Fingerprints Magically Fade Away On 3M's New Screen Protectors

If you'd rather spend your time actually using your touchscreen tablet, instead of wasting hours buffing away fingerprints, 3M's new Natural View Fingerprint Fading Screen Protectors might be just up your alley since—like an old soldier—fingerprints will just fade away.

Futuristic Paper Reflects Light Like 3D Objects and Might Just Save Printed Media Futuristic Paper Reflects Light Like 3D Objects and Might Just Save Printed Media

File this one under Straight Out of Our Sci-Fi Dreams. When you shine a light on a photo from different angles, nothing happens to the image. But what if the shadows on it could change as if it were a real, three-dimensional object? That day is closer than you think.

These Super-Efficient Reflectors Could Light an Entire Room With Just a Single LED These Super-Efficient Reflectors Could Light an Entire Room With Just a Single LED

The same company that made it impossible to forget things thanks to a small sticky note, could one day revolutionize interior lighting with a highly-engineered reflector that's capable of spreading the light from a single LED bulb over an incredibly large area.

Pixel Qi Hits the Big Time Pixel Qi Hits the Big Time

Pixel Qi's Transflective LCD technology has been blowing minds since late 2009 but has yet to gain much traction in the market—beyond the Notion Ink Adam, that is. But that may change with its latest round of funding, provided largely by 3M.

7 Tools to Stay Dry When the Levee Breaks 7 Tools to Stay Dry When the Levee Breaks

It shouldn't take a tragedy like the South Korean floods to convince you to be prepared for your own water-based crisis. These seven tools will keep you safe when the waters rise.[top art via Shutterstock]

3M's Silicone Medical Tape Will Make Bandage Removal a Painless Process 3M's Silicone Medical Tape Will Make Bandage Removal a Painless Process

Imagine taking off a band-aid or medical tape, not grimacing in pain as the bandage adhesive pulls hair and skin cells with it. That is what 3M is promising with their new silicone tape technology, which bonds with skin in a way that other tape adhesives don't.

These Lightweight 3D Glasses From Dolby Will Still Make You Look Foolish, Trust Me These Lightweight 3D Glasses From Dolby Will Still Make You Look Foolish, Trust Me

True, the bridge of your nose might appreciate the lessened weight, but to those around you, you'll still look like a goggle-eyed bandit. Compatible with Dolby 3D Digital Cinema screens, they also have anti-theft RFID tags so cinemas can try and stop the blatant pilfering which still seems to be going on. You'd think…

3M Owns the Color Purple (But Not How You Might Think) 3M Owns the Color Purple (But Not How You Might Think)

And here I was, ready to paint my bedroom purple. But if 3M owns it, I can't, right? Wrong! Although under US law 3M strangely does have a claim to the the color, it's not as bad as it sounds.

3M's USB 3.0 Monitor Wastes Two Ports While Saving Energy 3M's USB 3.0 Monitor Wastes Two Ports While Saving Energy

This 18.5-inch screen doesn't exactly look exciting with its 1366 x 768 resolution, but it has a secret: It draws about half the power of a standard monitor and it does it through two USB 3.0 ports.

3M's Flashy New Privacy Filters Turn Your Laptop Screen to Gold 3M's Flashy New Privacy Filters Turn Your Laptop Screen to Gold

There are plenty of privacy filters out there that prevent snoopers from seeing what's on your laptop screen from an angle. But how many show said snoopers flashy gold? Just one, that's how many. [3M]

3M Upgrades MPro150 Pico Projector With 1GB of Internal Storage 3M Upgrades MPro150 Pico Projector With 1GB of Internal Storage

3M only updated their pico projector range last August, claiming it was their "second generation" model. Meet their third-gen pico: the MPro150. The resolution is still just VGA quality, but there's now 1GB of internal storage.

3M MPro120 Pico Projector Review: Highly Evolved 3M MPro120 Pico Projector Review: Highly Evolved

Pico projectors were all the rage when they were in development, but as the first wave of products hit, so did a reality-induced malaise: They weren't that great. Fortunately, 3M's MPro120 goes far to outshine the original MPro110.

The 3M MPro120: It's About Time Pico Projectors Grew Up The 3M MPro120: It's About Time Pico Projectors Grew Up

3M pitching the MPro120 mini-projector as a "second generation" piece of hardware. For them, that means it's the first with the new MM200 projection engine. For everyone else, it could mean the first truly decent pico projector.

Nuclear Grade Duct Tape: You Wouldn't Want To Be Gagged With This Stuff Nuclear Grade Duct Tape: You Wouldn't Want To Be Gagged With This Stuff

In case you missed it, there is a bigger, badder duct tape in town. Used mostly in the nuclear power, shipping and steel industries, this stuff can handle just about anything.

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