The resulting struggle often forces us to redefine ourselves on the fly…something that’s much easier said than done. This week’s batch of stories are an interesting spread for those wrestling with the implications of… read more

Halloween Still Smells Like a Plastic Pumpkin Pail

I was never a pillowcase kid. Fill the sheets that I put my head on with the goods, risking an errant Mr. Goodbar besmirching my sleeping quarters? No thanks. Besides, a pillowcase would need to go in the wash eventually. My plastic pumpkin was a dedicated trick-or-treating device. And somehow, it managed to stay candy scented year-round.

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Want to know just how badass folks from the boomer generation were? Just watch this nice lady get jammed in the eyeballs with pieces of glass—all in the name of 20/20 vision. Fair warning: you’re going to want to keep a finger on the close tab button because ewwwwwwwwwww.

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Singularity University presents Summit Europe, a two-day conference in Amsterdam to explore upcoming, game-changing technologies and their imminent implications for businesses and entrepreneurs. Embrace tomorrow, launch today—apply now! There’s an ancient… read more

Not long ago, we told you about a patient who received a stem cell treatment for degenerative eye disease. In that story, researchers took the patient’s skin cells and turned… read more

Shooting Challenge: Halloween Costumes

It’s the greatest holiday of the year. You get to freak people out, and you get unlimited candy for it. So for this week’s Shooting Challenge, photograph a fantastic Halloween costume.

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The Surprisingly Low-Tech Way NASA Decides When to Blow Up a Rocket

When the Antares rocket exploded seconds after launch on Tuesday night, NASA was able to account for all its employees very quickly after the failure thanks to a clearly very well-practiced protocol. The launch gave us a peek into the processes that dictate every rocket launch, and one of them was particularly surprising.

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Most folks don’t interact with robots in their daily lives, so unless you work in a factory, the tech can seem remote. But if you’re a San Jose local? Welcome to the… read more

Never Mind, The Microsoft Band Is Official

Yes, we just got done telling you all about some Microsoft Band rumors, but don’t bother with those: The Microsoft Band is officially official. The 10-sensor device, which should last two days on a charge, will go on sale tomorrow for $199 according to Re/code.

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You'll Never Not Know What To Watch On Netflix Again

For everyone out there who’s spent a feature-length-film amount of time trying to find something good to watch: What Is On Netflix is about to seriously streamline your selection process. The site lists streamables, ranked in descending order based on their respective Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB scores. Yay!

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