Birds have a bad habit of flying directly into big machines, like planes or wind turbines. This phenomenon, dubbed “ birdstrike,” usually ends, well... badly for our feathered friends. But the key to saving these doomed birds could be another bird. Read more...
At Acer’s global press conference at 4 World Trade Center today, the brand unveiled two new fitness wearables to add to their Liquid Leap line of bracelets: the entry-level Liquid Leap Fit, and the fashion-conscious Liquid Leap Curve. Show More Summary
When it comes to accuracy in telling time, the atomic clock is at the top of the heap. In fact, an atomic clock is used right now to set the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is…
With just over one week left until the premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron, several of the film’s stars have kicked their publicity tours into high gear. We’re not sure how necessary publicity tours are at this point considering how hotly anticipated the movie already is, but we’re looking forward to seeing all of the interviews nonetheless. Show More Summary
Insiders who signed up for the Windows 10 Technical Preview beta program should know there’s a new release in town, build version 10061. The new Windows 10 version brings several additional features, including brand new apps for mail and calendar, as well as more user interface tweaks. Show More Summary
The LG G4 will be announced in all of its official glory come 28th of April, although we’re sure many are wondering how much will LG’s upcoming flagship handset cost them? So far Android flagship handsets have all been roughly priced the same, but it seems that things could change with the LG G4. Show More Summary
Apple has received plenty of criticism for the way it decided to handle the Apple Watch launch – opting for online orders only and announcing a “fake” April 24th retail store release date – but it turns out that eager Apple fans looking to line up in front of a store this Friday to buy the Apple Watch will be able to, after all. Show More Summary
This video by Joris Faucon Grimaud basically covers the entire history of filmmaking. The clips stretch from 1895 to 2015 and include all the movies you watched as a kid and as a teen and as an adult and those films you didn’t see but know you should have seen just because you’re human. More »
When it was first released, the ESP8266 was a marvel; a complete WiFi solution for any project that cost about $5. A few weeks later, and people were hard at work putting code on the tiny little microcontroller in the ESP8266 and itShow More Summary
Video: The Alchemist’s Letter by Carlos Stevens is a beautifully animated short film about a father’s letter to his son. It’s imaginative and touching and worth the watch just for the visuals alone. The story progresses through a machine that turns memories into gold and you get to see wonderful little worlds pop up in the most creative ways. More »
We all want our own Iron Man suit, complete with flying capabilities and palm cannons. The reality is none of us are billionaire geniuses, so we’ll have to make do with what we’ve got. And that’s this to-scale helmet from Tony Stark’s famous costume that you don’t so much wear on your head as, uh, listen to. Yes, it’s a speaker. More »
The Elon Musk-owned Telsa Motors might be on the cutting-edge of vehicle technology, but the company should probably give its web security the same level of attention. Earlier this morning, the Twitter accounts for Telsa as well as Musk himself were hacked, along with the car manufacturer’s website. More »
Until about lunch time, the coffee goes pretty fast in our office. Only a few of us drink it well into the afternoon, though, and it’s anyone’s guess how long the coffee’s been sitting around when we need a 4:00 pick-me-up. It wouldShow More Summary
Tragedy struck the world when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Kathmandu, Nepal earlier this morning. Over a 1000 people have died in the disaster that turned buildings into rubble and levelled the city’s 61m tall Dharahara Tower to the ground. The quake was so strong it caused an avalanche on Mount Everest and was felt in India, Tibet and Bangladesh. More »
If you live in LA, or any major city for that matter, you’ll know there’s something very unusual in the image above. It’s called the Milky Way, and it’s about as exotic as a cougar sighting. Read more...
One common joinery method used in wood working is the mortise and tenon. A mortise is basically a hole in a piece of wood and the tenon is another piece of wood cut to tightly fit in that hole. The tenon is usually secured in place with...Show More Summary
As reports of the devastation from this morning’s earthquake in Nepal continue to roll in, Google has launched Person Finder, a crowdsourced, missing persons database to help victims of the quake track down their loved ones. Read more...
Wanna look like a Wall Street tycoon who just purchased a $10 thousand dollar Apple Watch, but only got, say, $400 to show for yourself? Take a cue from Casey Neistat, who released this video yesterday showing us how any commoner with a steady hand can turn an ordinary Apple Watch gold. Read more...
A formerly-secret report on the NSA’s warrantless surveillance was published yesterday evening. It’s a detailed look into the history of the Stellarwind surveillance program—one that makes it clear that government officials repeatedly questioned its legality and efficacy. Read more...
The Philips Ambilight – a bunch of rear-facing RGB LEDs taped to the back of a TV – is becoming the standard project for anyone beginning to tinker with FPGAs. [DrX]’s is the best one we’ve seen yet, with a single board that reads and...Show More Summary