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Watch: 104-year-old Dr. Pepper fan boasts of outliving doctors who told her to stop drinking soda

It’s always great to see someone maintain their joie de vivre late in life and that’s certainly the case with 104-year-old Elizabeth Sullivan, who told CNN this week that she’s been drinking three Dr. Peppers a day for decades and that she’s never been to the hospital unless it’s to give birth or have her tonsils removed. Show More Summary

This Might Be The Craziest Way Of Introducing A New Car Model

Video: Jaguar unveiled its new car model to the world — the #NewXF — making it cross the Thames river, in London, over a 34mm wide and 240m long high-wire. The car made it successfully to the other side, establishing an extraordinary new world record. More »      

Hands-On Othermill Review Grinds Out Sparkling Results

We’ve been on the lookout for alternatives to chemically etching circuit boards for years. The problem has been that we don’t particularly want to devote months of or lives learning how to build precision CNC mills. Off in the distance there may be an answer for that quandary if you don’t mind parting with twenty-two Benjamins. Show More Summary

How a Virus Can Make Water Boil Faster

Here are some things that won't make water boil faster: watching the pot, adding salt. And here's something that does: nanostructures made from plant viruses, which subtly alter the physical properties of bubbling water. Read more.....

Why your password isn’t as safe or secure as you think

Because people are generally unable to come up with rock-solid passwords on their own, many websites that require user-generated passwords employ “password strength meters” which inform users how secure their chosen password is. If you...Show More Summary

What's Inside A Shotgun Shell And Why

A shotgun shell can achieve anything from lightly peppering a clay target at close range to taking down a deer at 35 yards. And that huge variance in capability can all come out the business end of a single gun. That's because you can precisely tailor what's inside a shell to your specific needs. Here's how. Read more...

Dragster Bicycles Prove Once and For All Who's Fastest On Two Wheels

Getting your first bike means two things: you're free to explore your neighborhood farther than you ever could, and you can finally prove which of your friends is indeed fastest—a coveted honor when you're six-years-old. So if it's speed on two wheels you're after, what could possibly be faster than a dragster bicycle? Read more...

Deal Of The Day: 33% Off On ‘Blue Pine Studio’ 3D-Illusion Lighting Sculpture

We didn’t expect the ‘Blue Pine Studio’ 3D-Illusion Lighting Sculpture to sell quite as well as it did. But since you guys seem to like it, we’re bringing the deal

Your first in-depth look at Avengers: Age of Ultron newbies Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch

Joss Whedon wants Avengers: Age of Ultron viewers to know that super-powered newcomers Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) are “massively important new characters.” In fact, he said exactly that in...

Amazon forces warehouse workers to sign 18-month non-compete

If you can’t wait to quit your warehouse job — marking off the days on a box-themed calendar that you pinned up in a secret box fort you built in the back of […]

Marvel gives first preview of Star Wars Rebels comic spinoff

It’s time to add another Star Wars comic book from Marvel to the ol’ pull-list! The latest fruits of the union between Marvel and Lucasfilm — both owned by Disney — focus on […]

ElecFreaks Is Selling (And Giving Away) A DIY VR Drone

A new 3D-printed drone called the ELF VR Nano is available for pre-order on Indiegogo and for download on Thingiverse. That’s right: you can either buy the product and receive pre-printed parts or you can simply print it yourself. It’s...Show More Summary

Fujitsu's Lifebook GH77/T Is Half Tablet, Half Desktop PC

While its 15.6" touchscreen makes it large for a tablet, Fujitsu's latest Lifebook uses its matching oversized dock, plus some top-secret wireless technology, to attain desktop-class performance. Too bad about the battery life, thou...

Do this now: Secure your home Wi-Fi network with just one click

Recent reports have shown that Wi-Fi routers are frequent targets for hackers who try to reroute some of the Internet traffic from the homes of unsuspecting users to fake websites that masquerade as genuine trusted sites. From there,...Show More Summary

Mortal Kombat X preview: A heart-pounding leap into the new generation

I’m not very good at Mortal Kombat X. This was immediately, and embarrassingly, apparent as I proceeded to get trounced by two opponents in the opening moments of the game’s story. But no matter how many times I failed, I felt the urge to restart and try again. Show More Summary

These New Semiconductors Look Just Like Lollies

This isn’t a new kind of tooth rotter, but an exotic new breed of nanoribbon and nanoplate semiconductors. Made from silicon telluride, they may go on to be used in the batteries of the future. More »      

This Robot Arm's Water Balloon Gripper Is Inspired By a Gecko's Tongue

Five fingers at the end of an arm has turned out to be a fantastic tool for humans, but coordinating so many digits is a lot to ask of a robot. So inspired by the stretchy tongue on a gecko, engineers at Festo have come with a bulbous-looking water-filled gripper that's just as adept at picking things up as the human hand is. Read more...

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