The debate over genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, is full of hype and misinformation. But a YouTube video made by the channel Piffle does an excellent job of explaining what a GMO is, and breaking down the science behind it. Humans have been breeding plants to have desirable traits for thousands of years. Show More Summary
Until today, there really wasn’t a good reason for any sane human to buy a consumer 3D printer. But thanks to animator Eran Amir, the tech has a raison d’etre: So that everyone can 3D print tiny baby sculptures and use them to shoot hilarious timelapse videos of an albino infant sprinting around the world. It should have been so obvious all along. Read more...
"The Internet and technology are incredibly important," Carly Fiorina said in response to an audience member on a snowy Friday in New Hampshire. Of course it is, but what would Fiorina do as president to ensure that Internet access is more affordable? That's when Fiorina fishtailed into a ditch. Show More Summary
Racing drones still isn’t considered as challenging as other vehicular sports given the pilots aren’t actually inside the vehicles they’re controlling. But watching the first-person footage of this drone absolutely tearing through a packed warehouse, you can’t argue there isn’t a ton of skill required. Read more...
In this short but intense classic of corporate cinematography, we get to watch as the Pacific Bell central office in Glendale, California is converted to electronic switching in a 47-second frenzy of cable cutting in 1984. In the 1970s...Show More Summary
The Tanners (and Kimmy) are almost back. Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber stopped by "Ellen" today to talk about reuniting for the upcoming "Full House" spin-off, and they showed the trailer for Netflix's "Fuller...Show More Summary
Today on In Case You Missed It: iRobot sold its line of military robots to a US-based firm to focus on Roomba and a new chameleon robot changes color to blend in; a student built a 3D scanner with cameras and Raspberry Pi that is much...Show More Summary
It’s 2016, and Skynet doesn’t need to send Terminators to wipe us out. A new gaming app ought to do the trick. I’ve seen the best minds of my generation destroyed, made starving and hysterical by Kim and Amber posting a selfie. The over-the-top tomfoolery of the current election in the U.S. Show More Summary
In early February, Jay Flatland and Paul Rose’s Rubik’s Cube-solving machine set a new world record with an astonishing time of just 0.9 seconds. But just two days before that happened, a new contender, Adam Beer’s Sub1, managed to solve a cube in just 0.887 seconds. Read more...
Apple has released iOS 9.2 beta 3 for the Apple TV, which includes a much simpler way to control the device. Inputting text on the TV was a struggle before as each character had to be selected via the remote. Now, however, Siri does...Show More Summary
Every year, roughly 110 million households (46% of Americans) tune into the most iconic football game of the year. When consumers have... read more
Every industry has a few bad eggs. For the egg industry, it was DeCoster Egg Farms. In 2010, DeCoster was harboring foul cages full of sick hens. Those hens laid 550 million eggs tainted with a toxic strain of Salmonella enteritidis, which in turn ended up on grocery store shelves. Show More Summary
Social Intelligence in Mario Bros (YouTube) — collaborative agents built by cognitive AI researchers … they have drives, communicate, learn from each other, and solve problems. Oh, and the agents are Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Toad within a Super Mario …
It turns-out that this year’s Super Bowl featuring the […]
We’ve covered Arthur Sacek’s brilliant Lego creations before, but none have been as wonderfully complicated as this machine that turns a single piece of paper into a folded airplane. The contraption even launches the plane at the end of the assembly line, sending it off on its maiden test flight. Read more...
Back in 1995 a tiny Amiga game by the name of Tennis Champs was released for free as part of a pack-in disk with the August '95 issue of Amiga Power magazine. This colorful and arcadey game of tennis was well-received by players, which prompted the developers to release a full-fledged follow-up titled Super Tennis
Every year, a humble Vancouver convention center becomes one of the wealthiest places on Earth, as Silicon Valley notables arrive for the annual Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) conference. At the conference, internally nicknamed...Show More Summary
However, just because the Doritos ads were very popular on social media, it doesn't mean the chatter was all positive.
Last night at 11:29pm EST, an inspired and visually striking photography project called “Falklands/Malvinas: One War, all Wars” became the 100,000th project to be successfully funded with Kickstarter. Using a system that didn’t exist...Show More Summary
Something incredible happened this weekend. No, it wasn't the Super Bowl, or all the new movies trailers that debuted on TV or even North Korea launching a satellite into space. It was a single moment in the latest Republican debate....Show More Summary