If you’re old enough to remember MacGyver, the 80’s TV show that featured a bright know-it-all dude who knew how to make the most of any dire situation and figure out a way to get out of it, then you’re probably excited to hear a new MacGyver series is in the works. Show More Summary
There’s something alluring about radial engines. The Wasps, the Cyclones, the Gnomes – the mechanical beauty of those classic aircraft engines can’t be denied. And even when a radial engine is powered by solenoids rather than internal combustion, it can still be a thing of beauty. The solenoid engine proves that he has some mechanical chops. Show More Summary
An old piece of ATM malware is back, and reportedly more dangerous and harder to detect than ever. According to security researchers from Kaspersky Labs, an updated piece of malware dubbed Skimer has infected numerous Windows-based ATMs...Show More Summary
Though Siri is now more user-friendly and capable than ever, its functionality seems frustratingly limited when compared to competing intelligent assistants from the likes of Google and Amazon. Siri's relative shortcomings were on full...Show More Summary
An emerging YouTube star loves to crush things with a hydraulic press, and people can’t seem to get enough of his videos. He's not the only game in town with a hydraulic press though, and now other people have started experimenting with all sorts of different things they can crush with their presses. Show More Summary
Google is slowly building Her. In case you haven’t seen the 2013 sci-fi movie, it’s a disturbing love story about a regular guy falling for a voice-based operating system. And while Google is far from announcing a computer OS that’sShow More Summary
Everyone who’s donated blood, gotten an intravenous (IV) line put in, or has taken a blood test knows that little bit of anxiety before the needle goes in. Will this be a one stick operation, or will the phlebotomist do their impression of drilling for oil while tying to find a vein? Some of us are blessed with easy to find blood vessels. Show More Summary
Google’s new Android-based virtual reality platform Daydream is likely a step in the right direction, as it’ll help the VR ecosystem grow in the coming years. But the VR experience Google demoed on stage during its I/O 2016 keynote, as impressive it may be, isn’t the kind of VR I’m looking for. Show More Summary
It’s fun for the occasional tech demo, but now we know the real reason that Google Glass, and other augmented reality solutions, have failed to catch on. The future they’ve promised us will eventually turn into the same nightmare that surfing the web has become—a sea of intrusive ads and countless another annoyances trying to sell you something. Read more...
One of the more intriguing and highly anticipated new TV shows of the summer is AMC's The Preacher. Set to premiere this coming Sunday, the show follows former criminal Jesse Custer (played by Dominic Cooper) who, in an effort to get...Show More Summary
Star Trek fans still trying to make sense of the world after enduring J.J. Abrams's Star Trek Into Darkness will be happy to be reminded that new journeys into deep space are on the horizon. Star Trek Beyond is set to premiere in theaters in late July, but an all new storyline will arrive on smaller screens soon after. Show More Summary
It’s tough times for 3D-printing. Stratasys got burned on Makerbot, trustful backers got burned on the Peachy Printer meltdown, I burned my finger on a brand new hotend just yesterday, and that’s only the more recent events. In recent...Show More Summary
Raise your hand if you hate dealing with airports. As soon as you’re done waiting in line to drop off your luggage, you’re off to a second line to go through the security check and then a third line to wait to board the plane. Add to that restaurant lines and even bathroom lines, and you’re in for an awful experience. Show More Summary
Chinese restaurants can be really fun and lively places, where family and friends gather around giant banquet tables to talk, drink, and laugh together—all while eating food that’s constantly being spun around a Lazy Susan. Anatola Howard’s short animation Giraffe Soup captures the essence of eating Chinese food at a Chinese restaurant perfectly. Read more...
This is what happens when you give Norwegian engineering students half a year to develop an ROV for their class. The team utilized 3D printing to design and print their own thruster propellers and ducts for the ROV. It’s powered by HobbyKing motors with VESC speed controllers. Show More Summary
Google I/O is well underway and the search giant has already revealed a number of compelling hardware and software announcements. Just a few moments ago, Google announced some exciting new Virtual Reality developments with the introduction...Show More Summary
The first major European football final of 2016 is here, and you can stream it online for free this year right on YouTube. The 2016 Europa League final game between Liverpool and Sevilla kicks off at 8:45PM CET (that’s 2:45PM EDT), and...Show More Summary
Google already has a messaging app, but good as Hangouts is, it isn't "smart." Google is changing all that, by launching another messaging app, named Allo. According to Google, it's based off your phone number, much like WhatsApp. But...Show More Summary
There are plenty of worthwhile shows airing this summer, but Preacher is one you might want to keep an eye on. Based on the comics by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher follows a reformed criminal trying to get his life back on track...Show More Summary
The right editing can turn anything into a song. We’ve watched a guy turn a bass with no strings into a sweet beat. Hell, Andrew Huang’s built an entire YouTube channel on the concept. But this is the first time I’ve seen it done with a live animal. Read more...