Ultron can cut his strings, but can you cut the ones that bind you to coffee? Why would you want to when you have the Avengers 2 Age of Ultron 20 oz. Ceramic Mug? Coffee? Tea? Me? Whatever you like to start your day with, you can get things going the right way by having […]
Awesome news for everyone who loves 1Gbps Internet services: Google Fiber is starting to expand much more aggressively. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google Fiber will announce an expansion into four new markets this week: Atlanta, Nashville, and two cities in North Carolina, Charlotte and Raleigh. Show More Summary
Scientists have spent a lot of time trying to lengthen battery life, but safety and thickness matter, too. Just ask Boeing about that first problem -- its 787 Dreamliner was grounded for months thanks to battery fires. However, a group of University...
Microsoft is continuing development of its latest desktop and mobile operating system, Windows 10, and revealed some more details at a media briefing last week. Here's a look at some notable new features and design changes in the latest build of the desktop OS... Show More Summary
Video: Ted became the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time when came out in 2012. I freely admit I haven’t seen it — not my cup of tea — but plenty of people have, and plenty of people like its CGI bear namesake’s particular brand of off-colour humour. Well, now there’s a new one coming out in the middle of this year. More »
Though set “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” it isn’t hard to see in the Star Wars films a vision of our own not so distant future. But Anthony Jones, a physician with a long background in health care technology development, sees the Star Wars vision of medicine’s future as sheer fantasy. Show More Summary
Weather forecasting is a notoriously inexact science. According to San Francisco-based tech startup Spire, this is partially because there are currently less than 20 satellites responsible for gathering all of the world's weather data – what's more, some of the older ones are using outdated technology. Show More Summary
A toolbox isn't something you'd ever think of as being "cool." After all, it's designed to be a simple repository for your tools, nothing more, nothing less. Unless, that is, we're talking about Coolbox, a toolbox with more than a few...Show More Summary
The folding Oru Kayak goes from flatpack to floating in just minutes. Tough enough for the real world? We took it down the Colorado River, armed with a shotgun, to find out. Read more...
Students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have built an ice replica of Gaudi's famous Sagrada Familia basilica. Fittingly, like the actual Barcelona landmark, the simplified model was incomplete by the time it was due to open. Show More Summary
Better question: what arewe doing about peak food? The world hit peak wheat in 2004, peak eggs in 1993, and peak dairy way back 1989—all according to a recent study in Ecology and Society that leads to the worrisome conclusion we could be running out of food. Read more...
WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council – a body that strives to promote the benefits of building with wood – recently announced the 16 winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards. The event offers an opportunity to judge the...Show More Summary
Drone delivery is inherently dangerous—regardless of how excited companies like Amazon are getting about the idea, the thought of airborne robots weaving in between skyscrapers and over cars is downright unnerving. That's why it took months of preparation for a group of hobbyists to stage Hong Kong's first drone delivery. Read more...
Google may be dominant in the battle of the search engines, but its ever-evolving page rank algorithm and straightforward list of results don't always get you the information you want – especially when you're not sure precisely what keywords to use. Show More Summary
You’ll have to trudge through most of February before The Order: 1886, the first major PlayStation 4 exclusive of the year, hits store shelves. In the meantime, Sony wants to make the wait a little easier with its latest selection of free games. Show More Summary
For the first time in its 168 year history, the Smithsonian Institution may be "coming home," in a manner of speaking. Originally founded with funds from British scientist James Smithson, it has never established a longterm exhibition outside the United States. Show More Summary
Selling winter sports gear is a tough gig. You're severely limited by climate and geography, and even in places with the ideal mix of snow and terrain, you'll still find loads of people that aren't interested in playing in the cold. Then there's the whole global warming thing hanging over your head. Show More Summary