Most of us will have spent the idle hours of our youth while sitting in a room where a teacher was standing at the blackboard explaining iambic pentameter or the Diet of Wurms, daydreaming about the amazing exploits we could have created if only we had an Evil Lair stuffed with all the tools our fertile imaginations demanded. Show More Summary
Felicity Jones plays Jyn Erso, the newest hero in the Star Wars universe. Jyn will lead a band of daring rebels in Rogue One, hunting down the schematics of the Empire’s most dangerous new weapon. But while we wait for Rogue One to hit...Show More Summary
Considering how well it's done at the box office, there's a good chance you've already seen Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It's a fun romp through a familiar world, but it'll probably leave you wanting the good old days with...Show More Summary
Google and Amazon have the two best voice-enabled virtual home assistants in Google Home and Amazon Echo. Both devices were on sale through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and each of them should be a great addition to your smart home project. Show More Summary
With November coming to an end, Sony has finally announced the selection of free games that will be available on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita for PlayStation Plus subscribers in December. As always, you need to have an active subscription to...Show More Summary
What do you get when you combine a Tesla coil, 315 film canisters and a fortune wheel? The answer is of course a film canister Gatling gun. [ScienceBob] has taken the simple film canister cannon hack to a whole new level. The idea is...Show More Summary
Depending on how clumsy you are or how often you put your phone in precarious situations, watching a drop test before buying a new phone might be a necessity. In fact, broken displays have become so common that Motorola went as far as...Show More Summary
There’s nothing more freeing than to be an engineer with no perceptible budget in sight. [BrendaEM] walks us through a teardown of a machine that was designed under just such a lack of constraint. It sat inside of a big box whose job...Show More Summary
To create those amazing bullet-time shots in The Matrix, the filmmakers used a bunch of cameras to simultaneously capture the action from all angles. But Google Engineer Ben Krasnow found an easier and cheaper way to do this by simply spinning a high-speed camera capable of shooting at speeds of up to 21,500 frames… Read more...
Stephen Hawking is, by all accounts, a genius. The 74-year-old physicist and author has more awards and honors than you have hairs on your head, and he's go something to say about you spending nights with your butt on the couch, covered...Show More Summary
At this point, preprogrammed jokes have become a staple of digital assistant software, but most attempts at humor by Siri and the like have skewed closer to “cute” than “funny.” One possible explanation is that these assistants work better as comedy duos than solo acts, a possibility strongly supported by a new video… Read more...
The holidays are a stressful time for all of us, but normally that angst translates into Black Friday fistfights, not vehicular assault. In Los Angeles, a fight over a parking spot went from a simple disagreement to bloody knuckles and...Show More Summary
It’s not exactly a shiny new concept that stories get recycled and retold, or that movies borrow liberally and sometimes steal from other movies, or that people like watching and hearing the same thing over and over again. But this video, by Will Schoder, illustrates just how similar the stories are to each other.… Read more...
One of the coolest things about Iron Man is his ability to fly, but since we don’t have access to Tony Stark’s technologies just yet, these jetpack-wearing daredevils, flying alongside an Air Force aerobatics display for the first time, are the next best thing. Read more...
It takes The Slow Mo Guys a few attempts and false starts to hit the burning wick of a candle with an air gun. But when they actually do, it’s damn impressive to see in slow motion, because it basically vaporizes on impact and the candle’s flame follows the bullet in a wonderful, fiery trail until it disappears. Read more...
When Mythbusters announced in 2014 that popular team members Kari Byron, Tory Bellecci and Grant Imahara would be leaving the show, returning the format to a two-host affair with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, there were lots of unhappy fans. Show More Summary
There might be one more reason to avoid buying the brand new MacBook Pro right now: Apple’s newest laptop could have some serious GPU issues that Apple is yet to explain and fix. DEAL ALERT: The best Cyber Monday sale of the season is...Show More Summary
The Last Guardian has been almost a decade in the making, with countless delays, disappearances, and finally a resurrection that brought us to a late 2016 release date. The game is set to arrive on December 6th, which is just next week,...Show More Summary
A while back I looked at lubricants for the home shop, with an eye to the physics and chemistry behind lubrication. Talking about how to keep parts moving got me thinking about the other side of the equation – what’s the science behind...Show More Summary
After announcing the internet TV streaming service just weeks ago, AT&T will tell us everything we've been dying to know about DirecTV Now during a live event today in New York City. While the event is invitation-only, you can watchShow More Summary