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ATLAS Is Getting Faster and Faster At Simple Human Tasks

Oh sure, we all pointed and laughed at ATLAS when it was first revealed, stumbling over simple obstacles. But it was because deep down we all knew that like our original iPods, it would quickly evolve into something far more capable. And here we are, just over a year later, and ATLAS is already tackling simple obstacles with ease. Read more...

The KitchenAid You Deserve, A New Pair of Jeans, and More Deals

You've always wanted a KitchenAid, and today, they're only $210 brand new from Best Buy. You even get to pick from five different colors. [KitchenAid 4.5 Quart Stand Mixer, $210] Read more...

So Far the Future of Virtual Reality Is Just Lame Ads

Since the 1980s, we've been dreaming about the resplendent future of virtual reality; one day, headgear like the Oculus Rift will be used to pour immersive entertainment into our brains. No part of this dream includes corporate sponsors shellacking our vision with brand messages. Show More Summary

Whatever You Think of Edward Snowden, Go See Citizenfour Now

I have mixed feelings about Snowden. After spending more than a year reporting on the whistleblower patriot traitor spy skinny guy from North Carolina, I've gone from lauding his regard for American civil liberties to deeply distrusting his intentions and methods for exposing state secret. Show More Summary

The Best Device For Reading Is Still the Phone In Your Pocket

For long-time book lovers, reading on an electronic device can be disorienting experience. The most obvious choice for those going down the e-book path is a device like the Kindle, completely and utterly dedicated to emulating the traditional experience of reading. Show More Summary

My First Kindle: How I Learned To Stop Multitasking And Love The Novel

Still don't have an e-reader? I can respect that. Physical books just feel better. Print is sacred. I'm with you—or at least I was, until our reviews editor thrust a Kindle in my hand and made me use it. Read more...

The Best Extensions for Safari in iOS 8

When Apple unleashed iOS 8 on the world, it didn't exactly break down the boundaries of its walled garden—but it did put in one or two windows. Apps can now share with each other more easily, and there's improved integration for third-party tools in Safari thanks to the new extension support. Show More Summary

US Special Force's New Sniper Scope Works Like a Human Eye

Conventional sniper scopes may allow for superlatively long shots but they are far from perfect, requiring a time-consuming refocusing of the sights should the target (or shooter) have to move position. But with the new RAZAR scope from Sandia National Labs, that refocus is handled almost instantly with the push of a button. Read more...

There's a Knock-Off Segway For Kids Who Hate Walking Too

It was heralded as the device that would change cities and urban landscapes forever. But thanks to a price tag that put it in direct competition with a used car, the Segway ended up a punchline instead of a revolution. Will that ever...Show More Summary

The Story Behind the Brooklyn Bridge's Most Famous Photo

You know that ubiquitous photo of workers hanging off the Brooklyn Bridge's wires? The one plastered on every coffee cup, poster, and pint glass sold in NYC? It wasn't always so famous. In fact, it was lost for decades before it made its big comeback. Read more...

Amazon's Fire TV just got some new apps and games, most notably good-Amazon-Prime-Music-alternative

Amazon's Fire TV just got some new apps and games, most notably good-Amazon-Prime-Music-alternative Spotify, and season two of Telltale's fantastic Walking Dead game series. Read more...

Seek Thermal Review: Cheaper Predator Vision For Your Smartphone

What's better than having a thermal camera capable of finding the freshest cinnamon buns — among other prey? The FLIR ONE accessory gave iPhones Predator-like thermal vision which turned out to be as awesome as it sounds, and now a company...Show More Summary

This Tiny Pocket Drone Flies For Two Hours With a Thin Wire Tether

Living in a mostly wireless world is a fantastic experience: were it not for constant connectivity issues, competing wireless protocols, limited ranges, and terrible battery life. That last issue is of particular concern for tiny reconnaissance drones like this hexcopter from Cyphy that work best when remaining aloft for hours. Show More Summary

Man, the Original Star Wars Trilogy Was a Bloodbath

When I think back on watching Star Wars as a kid, I remember it as a pretty tame. After all, those stormtroopers had terrible aim. Turns out that maybe I'm misremembering. That original trilogy was kind of a bloodbath, and this supercut from Digg turns it into a tidy little 3-minute snuff film. Read more...

Google's Launching a Special Store Just for Project Ara Hardware

Everybody's favorite modular phone project, Google's Ara, is about to get little bit more interesting. Recently, the company quietly announced that it would be launching a hardware store for developers to sell their own Ara components. It'll be a little bit like the Play Store, except with hot-swappable hardware instead of apps. Read more...

A Hacked Lamp Turns Multiple Mobile Devices Into a Single Giant Display

How many mobile devices do you carry with you on a daily basis? A couple of smartphones, and maybe a tablet? When you get to work that makes for quite a few displays floating around, and researchers at MIT have come up with software that can let them all function as one giant touchscreen, no matter how they're arranged on a desk. Read more...

io9 Can You Name the Horror Movies Depicted In These Minimalist Posters?

io9 Can You Name the Horror Movies Depicted In These Minimalist Posters? | Jalopnik RIP The Affordable Midengine Sports Car | Jezebel OKCupid Dick: 'I'm the Most Published Person On the Planet' | Kotaku A Good, Horrible Look at Korea KFC's Double Down Read more...

The 5 Coolest New Parks and Public Spaces In the U.S.

Urban Land Institute has announced its Open Space Awards, celebrating five exceptional new parks and public spaces across the U.S. But what's even more exciting is what these green spaces replaced: A freeway, a mall, a truck-loading facility, a rail yard, and a cemetery. Read more...

The Queen Just Sent Her First Tweet

Pray silence...for the Queen's first tweet. 88-year old Elizabeth II sent a message from the royal @BritishMonarchy account this morning to mark the grand opening of the Science Museum's new Information Age Gallery. Bless. Read more...

Can You Help CERN Identify What's Happening in These Archive Images?

As an institute full of scientists, you might think CERN was good at keeping records. But it's happened upon a stash or archived images that seem to make no sense whatsoever—and it wants you to help it work out what they show. Read more...

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