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The Futuristic Steam Train of Our Dreams

This is a concept design for a retro-futuristic steam train that can run on or off the rails. And holy crap is it gorgeous. Read more...

?Opera Founder's Fancy New Web Browser Won't Even Need A Mouse

Tired of using your mouse cursor to scroll and click through the web? No, probably not—but a new web browser may give you the option to unplug the sucker anyhow. It's called Vivaldi, and it springs from the mind of the co-founder and former CEO of Opera. In other words, a man who knows his browsers. Read more...

Watch a drone shoot fireworks at people from the drone's point of view

Some guys essentially weaponized a drone by strapping Roman Candles onto the flying machine and making it fly around and shoot fireworks at people (themselves). The video made by PIEROGRAM is totally crude but is also a preview of how the world will end. Death by laser shooting drones and human stupidity. Read more...

Terrifying Medical Instruments Found on Blackbeard's Sunken Ship

The jolly good life of a pirate was not a jolly healthy one, what with the syphilis and scurvy and ship-raiding. Archeologists excavating Blackbeard's flagship off the coast of North Carolina have unveiled their latest findings: a cache of medical instruments that include this rather horrifying urethral syringe. Read more...

Incandescent Bulbs, 135 Years Ago and Today

On January 27th, 1880, Thomas Edison was awarded a patent for an incandescent lamp. It was still two years before his first power grid would flicker to life in NYC, and Edison was living on the precipice of a new age. Oh, how things have changed. Read more...

You'll Waste Hours Watching the Time Tick By On this Nixie Tube Clock

Though the technology is ludicrously outdated, Nixie tubes have actually remained a popular alternative to LEDs and LCD displays—at least in devices where function follows form. So it's no surprise that MB&F, known for its over-the-top watches and music boxes, has embraced them on its new Nixie Machine clock that people won't be staring at just to read the time. Read more...

What's the Most Broke-Ass Piece of Technology You Still Use Every Day?

I'm not sure there's anything more frustrating than tech that promises you every feature and widget and benefit you could want, delivers them, but then also just breaks all the time. We all have our love-hate tech relationships. What's yours? Read more...

Inventor of the Laser Dies

Charles Townes, the physicist whose work would help lay the foundations for the development of the laser died today. He was 99. His career also ranged far beyond an interest in lasers, into astronomy and a fascination with spirituality. Read more...

65% Of Americans Have No Idea What Bitcoin Is, What Are You Even Saying

Most Americans have no idea what Bitcoin is. A survey from Bitcoin organization Coin Center using Google Consumer Surveys showed 65% of respondents call themselves "not familiar at all" with Bitcoin. Read more...

Tim Cook: Apple Watch Will Ship in April

During Apple's earning call when the company revealed how they had sold a shit-ton of iPhones (74.1 million to be exact), Tim Cook also gave us a little update on another highly anticipated iDevice saying the the long-awaited Apple Watch will actually ship sometime in April. Read more...

New Malware Can Bring Down Drones Mid-Flight

It's easy to forget that drones are essentially flying computers. And as autonomous flight features become the new standard, drones are quickly becoming computers that think for themselves—which is exactly why Maldrone is such scary software. Read more...

Inverted Skyscrapers Hang Like Glowing Stalactites From Your LED Bulbs

LED bulbs are not only more energy-efficient than the incandescents they're slowly making extinct, they also run cool to the touch. Which means if you're bored by their uninspired shape, you can snap on these wonderful 3D-printed hanging skyscrapers that glow like stalactites, turning your living room into an art-deco oasis. Read more...

FCC Finally Lays Down the Law: Hotels Can't Block Wi-Fi 

The FCC released a blunt warning to hotels today: Stop blocking guests' personal Wi-Fi connections. Read more...

We've Officially Entered a New Age For Mega-Airports 

Today, Dubai International Airport announced that it's reached a milestone. It is now the busiest airport in the world for international travelers, a claim that has long belonged to Heathrow, in London. Here's the thing: It won't be for long. Read more...

The Long, Arduous Plan to Lay a Trans-Arctic Internet Cable 

Laying new a transoceanic internet cable is a massive undertaking—laying one across the Arctic especially so. Arctic Fibre has grand plans to venture across the ice and the unmapped ocean floors, threading a trans-Arctic cable to finally connect London and Tokyo directly. Here's how. Read more...

John Deere's New Ride-On Mower Is One of the First To Have Airless Tires

Michelin and Bridgestone have been racing to take the air out of everyone's tires—but in a good way. Both companies have been developing open-air wheels that will never puncture or deflate, and while they've mostly seen use in research and military vehicles to date, John Deere will finally offer a ride-on mower that uses Michelin's see-through Tweels. Read more...

8 Cities That Have Their Own Distinctive Fonts 

What does a world-class city need these days? Museums, skyscrapers, leafy parks, and, perhaps, a custom typeface. Read more...

Reading App Permissions Aloud Makes You Realize How Scary They Are

Most people don't bother reading the terms and conditions when they download apps. Because they're boring. The downside of swiping and tapping without actually looking at app permissions is that we often allow broad permissions without thinking, like downloading an app that wants to gets all your text messages and not even knowing it. Show More Summary

A Basic Guide To Cheap Outdoors Gear For Broke Adventurers

On a budget but still want to be comfortable and safe on your outdoors adventures? Here's a guide to what you need to spend money on, what you don't and how to find effective clothing, tools, boots, bags and whatnot on a budget. Read more...

How Not to Be Wrong When You're Talking About Smartphone Displays

A lot of amazing engineering and design goes into making your smartphone. And smartphone displays are one of the most important parts — they're your window onto the internet, and the world. But the technical terms we use to describe them can be pretty confusing. Here's how to sound like you know what you're talking about when it comes to displays. Read more...

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