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Through the Google lens: search trends October 17-23

So what’s the word on the (internet) street these days? Search trends has you covered with the latest news that had everyone talking this past week. The hard goodbyeThis week, searchers paid their respects to legendary clothing designer Oscar de La Renta, who he passed away on Monday at the age of 82. Show More Summary

This Simple iPhone Trick Is Perfect For Reading In The Dark

Ever turn down the brightness on your iPhone and wish it could go even darker? Well, you're in luck — there's even an easy shortcut so you don't have to poke around in your iPhone's menu the next time you're browsing in bed or in a movie theater. Show More Summary

7 Of The Coolest Easter Eggs In The Game 'Destiny' And How To Find Them

"Destiny" has been revered as one of the best video games of the year.  It made $325 million in its first five days. The game was an instant hit, even before it was officially released.  Now that it's been out for awhile, people areShow More Summary

Apple iPad mini 3 unboxing and first impressions (Video)

Along with Apple’s iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3 also hit store shelves during a silent weekday release. If you don’t currently own an iPad mini, it’s probably a better time than ever to pick one up, but I wouldn’t really recommend getting Apple’s latest and greatest. Let me tell you why… Inside of […]

7 Coming Technologies That Will Radically Transform Sex

Sex has been getting an assist from technology ever since the first condom was invented some hundreds of years ago. But until recently, the role of electronics in our erotic lives has been relatively modest; a sext here, a vibrator there,...Show More Summary

Apple iPad Air 2 first look: Unboxing, benchmarks, and camera performance (Video)

Today we’re taking a look at Apple’s fastest and thinnest tablet to date. The iPad Air 2 is more than just a pretty shell. This tablet packs some decent performance over its predecessor. While we haven’t had enough time with it to put together a full review, there are some main points we wanted to […]

Android: Be together. Not the same.

Good things happen when everybody’s invited. A few years ago, we had the thought that phones (and stuff that hadn’t even been invented yet like tablets and smart watches) would be way more interesting if everyone could build new things together. Show More Summary

Microsoft Tries To Take On Snapchat With Its 'Skype Qik' Messaging App

Microsoft has released its own ephemeral messaging app, "Skype Qik," in an attempt to prove there still is some innovation left in the increasingly crowded messaging space. Skype Qik marks Microsoft's first Skype app since, well, the original Skype app. Show More Summary

Here's Everything We Know About Magic Leap, The Crazy-Sounding Startup Google Might Invest Hundreds Of Millions In

Google and other major investors like Andreessen Horowitz could be on the brink of making a major $500 million investment in a "cinematic reality" startup called Magic Leap, sources tell Re/code's Liz Gannes and Peter Kafka.  Magic Leap...Show More Summary

Inside New York's Atom Smasher: Recreating The 7-Trillion-Degree Conditions Of The Early Universe

The early evolution of our universe can be recreated at a New York lab. Although scientists don't really know what happened before the Big Bang, they have a pretty good idea of what the universe looked like immediately after. Supporting...Show More Summary

One Of Snowden's Most Ardent Defenders Is Also His Most Important Critic

"Citizenfour," the Laura Poitras documentary featuring Edward Snowden, debuted this weekend at The New York Film Festival and has received rave reviews. The film is an utterly fascinating account of the week Poitras and Glenn Greenwald...Show More Summary

The New Snowden Documentary Is Utterly Fascinating — And Critically Flawed

Warning: Spoilers. Documentarian Laura Poitras spent a lot of time with Edward Snowden in his Hong Kong room from June 3 to June 10, and her new fi lm sets the stage for what may be the biggest national security leak in history. " Citizenfour"...Show More Summary

This Animation That Moves Across More Than A Dozen Phones, Tablets, And Laptops Will Mesmerize You

The band Brunettes Shoot Blondes created an amazing music video for their song Knock Knock where the animation moves across more than a dozen smartphones, tablets, and laptops.  At the beginning, you see a bunch of people pressing "play" on their phones at the same time. Show More Summary

This 20-Year-Old From Brooklyn Is So Successful, He Owns His Own Chinese Factory

Many people dream of inventing a product and growing rich. 20-year-old inventor Alex Shlaferman, founder of Vante Toys, has already done it, and not just once, but multiple times. The first time he was only 15. And 2014 will be another milestone year, he says. Show More Summary

Territorial Hawk Attacks Drone Mid-Flight

Be careful where you fly, drone-owners. Drone owner Christopher Schmidt would recommend staying away from Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, at least if there are any aggressive birds of prey out. His drone was attacked by a Hawk on Oct 8 — and he caught it all on camera. Show More Summary

Ikea Brags Its New Furniture Takes Only 5 Minutes To Assemble — Here's The Truth

Earlier this week, IKEA unveiled a new line of furniture called REGISSÖR. The company claims it takes less than 5 minutes to assemble, and they even released a video showing someone putting together a bookcase in 3.5 minutes. To test...Show More Summary

Why Did A Lightbulb Win The Nobel Prize?

The results are in for the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics. If the brilliant light show above doesn't give it away, then let me enlighten you. On Tuesday, Oct. 7, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that they awarded the prize...Show More Summary

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