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An App That Tells You How Obsessed You Are With Checking Your Phone

Deep down you know you have a problem with obsessively checking your phone for status updates, messages, emails, and countless other distractions. But do you really know how often you check it? A simple free app called Checky will keep count for you, but first you'll want to make sure you really want to know the harsh truth. Read more...

Larry Ellison's Oracle Started As a CIA Project

Yesterday, Vox somehow managed to write an entire article about the history of Oracle and its founder Larry Ellison without mentioning the CIA even once. Which is pretty astounding, given the fact that Oracle takes its name from a 1977 CIA project codename. And that the CIA was Oracle's first customer. Read more...

Meet the Man Who Designed Ghostbusters' Most Iconic Props in Two Weeks

If you're spending millions of dollars to make a movie, it seems like it would only make sense to make sure everything is ready for day one of filming, right?. Apparently Hollywood doesn't work that way, because as the designer of Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters reveals in this fun interview, they only started building the now iconic props two weeks before filming began. Read more...

Police Can Still Get Data Off Your iOS 8 Device Without Apple's Help

Remember that promise Apple made about not turning your data over to police in iOS 8 ? It's not a lie! But as iPhone security experts point out, that does not mean police can't access your data. It's actually not even that hard. Read more...

The Evolution of Flying Ships

The invention of hydrofoils was one of the most revolutionary developments in the history of marine engineering. Hydrofoils are vessels that use wing-like foils below the hull in order to reach greater speeds on the water. The "wings"...Show More Summary

Five Awesome Cameras From the Biggest Photo Show In the World

The bi-annual Photokina show going on in Germany right now is the most important photography tech event in the world. We see some awesome gear, yes, but we also get a get a glimpse for what lies ahead. This year's show is particularly...Show More Summary

Boeing's New Space Taxi Has the Cleanest Cabin on Earth

With NASA's rather surprising decision to split the Commercial Crew Program prize between Boeing's CST-100 and SpaceX's Dragon 2 capsule, America is officially back in the manned space exploration game! Woohoo! And even better, our astronauts will be shuttled to the ISS in style aboard the spacious CST-100 from Boeing. Read more...

Even Death Can’t Come Between Joan Rivers and Her iPhone 6

Despite being having been deceased for the past week and half, Joan Rivers is, apparently, still very much suffering from a fever. iPhone 6 fever, specifically. Read more...

What iPhone Frenzy Is Like for an Apple Store Employee

It's iPhone 6 launch day, Christmas for Apple fanboys and girls—and for employees of the Apple Stores where eager customers are currently lined up around the block, it's a strange glimpse into the tech-obsessed human psyche. Read more...

3D Printing Just Wireframe Models Can Vastly Speed Up Prototyping

When 3D printing technologies were first adopted for manufacturing decades ago, they were referred to as rapid prototyping machines because compared to old methods, they were able to churn out parts with remarkable speed. But even today's...Show More Summary

Nobody Knows How These Strange Ridges Appeared on Mars

The technology used to map to Mars is advancing at a thrilling rate and uncovering all kinds of curiosities. The latest head-scratching image comes from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE). It reveals a series of mysterious sandy ridges. No one knows exactly how they got there. Read more...

Watch 2001: A Space Odyssey As a 60-Second Cartoon

2001: A Space Odyssey earns the term "epic" more than almost any other movie. The two-hour-and-forty-one-minute cinema classic is an absolute must-watch. But if you don't have that kind of time, Speedrun just very loosely condensed the plot down to a mere 60 seconds. Read more...

These Goofy Earmuffs Harvest Energy From Your Jaw as You Snack

Montreal researchers have invented earmuffs with a chin strap that turns your jawbone into an energy source, in case you were wondering how insane the quest for alternative energy sources has become. Read more...

Three Uses For iOS Parental Controls That Don't Involve Kids

Plenty of the features in iOS have secondary uses that you might not have thought about, and that includes the parental controls. You can find them under the Restrictions heading of the General tab in Settings and whether you're a parent or not, this special PIN-protected mode can come in very handy. Read more...

A Nut-Cracking Hammer That Stops Shell Shrapnel

Although the nutcracker seems like an outdated piece of technology given you can buy nuts with the shells already removed, a small chunk of the population seems to still prefer doing it themselves. So nutcracker makers keep plying their...Show More Summary

These USB-Equipped Power Outlets Bring Your Home Into the Present

I'm pretty sure most of us plug more things into USB ports these days than actual wall outlets, so it makes a ton of sense to build USB chargers directly into our homes. Today, you can do it for just $20 per outlet, or about $5 less than usual. Read more...

The Design of Spoons and Knives Can Change the Way We Taste Food

Chances are, you've spent more time thinking about the specs on your smartphone than about the gadgets that you use to put food in your mouth. But the shape and material properties of forks, spoons, and knives turn out to matter—a lot. Show More Summary

7 iPhone 6 Plus Cases That Don't Suck

Earlier this week, we asked you to help us prepare for today's big iPhone release by hunting down those few and far between cases that don't offend our most base sensibilities And you, dear readers, did not disappoint. Read more...

Conan Thinks Apple Should Have Released an All-Encompassing U2-Remover

Despite how edgy and "punk rock" U2 thinks burdening millions of iPhones with its latest album was, there was still enough public outcry for Apple to create a custom tool to get that "music" off a user's device. But did Apple go far enough? Conan thinks it shouldn't have stopped at just getting U2 off your phone. Read more...

The four more likely places to host alien life in the Solar System

NASA's astronomy picture of the day is nothing especial today. At least for more people. For me it is special because I like to look at the four moons that tantalize Earth scientists with the possibility of life—four moons that we should explore soon, shown here to scale. So beautiful, they never get old. Read more...

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