Last week, I wrote about how the DEA catfished drug dealers on Facebook by impersonating a woman arrested on drug charges. Today, Jezebel covered a disturbing story about a woman named Ellie Flynn who realized some dirtbag in her social circle used her photos to create fake Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and dating site accounts to talk to strangers. Read more...
It goes without saying that each edition of the Consumer Electronics Show over in Las Vegas would bring along with it its fair share of interesting hardware – ranging from which will obviously include products from some of the lesser known brands, but the ideas behind those products are no less “lightweight” in nature. Show More Summary
Have you ever wondered if a regular human could carry the health packs, guns, chainsaw and all the other stuff from Doom? Well, it looks like we're about to find out. The disproving duo of Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman tackle scenarios from that titl...
It’s surprisingly exhilarating to watch someone blast through a video game in minutes that would take a normal person hours to beat. We couldn’t take our eyes off of the ridiculous Super Mario World speedrun last week, good enough for...Show More Summary
A joke without a punchline is just a lie. And there sure are a lot of missing punchlines on the internet these days. You’ve probably seen these “fake news” websites floating around on social media recently. You might have even shared a story from one of them yourself! But don’t be ashamed. Show More Summary
Netherlands-based firm i29 recently transformed the interior of a small tower on the roof of Amsterdam's 19th Century De Bijenkorf department store into a novel studio that will host a series of artists-in-residence. The project is dubbed...Show More Summary
If it’s snowy outside where you are, you probably feel like you are on Hoth already. You might as well have a Tauntaun to ride. Redditor Xnipek posted this photo of their friend sitting on the…
After 12 years in orbit, the European Space Agency (ESA) is in the process of enacting its retirement plan for the International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (Integral). However, while the agency is adjusting the orbit of the satellite...Show More Summary
Not so long ago we featured the newly-announced Crazy Cart XL, an adult-sized version of the original drifting Crazy Cart. It looked like great fun. Well, it turns out that it's even more fun than it looks. It's also a little trickier...Show More Summary
When the Galaxy S6 launches later this year, just what chipset will it be packing? Although it’s been widely expected that Samsung’s next flagship phone would come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor, we’ve read reports saying that Qualcomm may be having trouble manufacturing enough Snapdragon 810s to meet high demand for the chipset. Show More Summary
As phablets grow in popularity, they also creep into tablets' turf. Perhaps you're wondering how Apple's biggest iPhone compares to its smallest iPad? Let's compare the features and specs of the iPhone 6 Plus and iPad mini 3... Continue Reading iPhone 6 Plus vs. Show More Summary
Smart people think that movies—not games—will be the first killer app for virtual reality. Maybe that's why Oculus is poaching Pixar veterans for its very own virtual reality film studio, and showing off its very first film at Sundance this week. Read more...
Both the ESA’s Sentinel-1A and CryoSat satellites have detected a significant degree of ice loss in the Austfonna ice cap, located on Norway’s Nordaustlandet island in the Svalbard archipelago. Parts of the ice cap have thinned by as...Show More Summary
Logitech is aiming to make it easier for businesses to have teleconferences, with the introduction of its new ConferenceCam Connect. In offices where conference rooms are not equipped with teleconferencing equipment, Logitech's new portable...Show More Summary
Until now, it has been generally accepted that a meteor constitutes a time capsule – a relic of the early creation of the solar system that has fallen to Earth, allowing us to delve into the distant past by looking at the composition of the essentially unchanged material that formed the basis of planetary formation. Show More Summary
A Harley-Davidson 1959 FLH Panhead owned since new by Rock & Roll's original "bad boy", Jerry Lee Lewis, sold for US$385,000 on Saturday night, becoming one of the 20 most expensive motorcycles ever sold at auction. Lewis, a lifetime...Show More Summary
Last week's CMT show in Stuttgart, Germany put the spotlight on a highly versatile Volkswagen camper van. The Bett Mobil carries a sliding pod (reminiscent of the DoubleBack van) inside a versatile camper-in-a-box package. The Bett Mobil's...Show More Summary
Robot drones that can both fly and move about on land would vastly improve their usefulness by increasing the areas in which they could operate. Adding wheels of sufficient size to handle most terrains, however, would adversely increase both the weight and size of such a drone. Show More Summary
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hard at work connecting the world with not only his social network, but with basic internet access, too. In another step towards doing so in developing areas, the folks in Menlo Park are rolling out Facebook Lite...