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How to Make Your iPad Kid-Friendly

If you spend any time around young children you’ll know what a soothing and calming influence a tablet can be, but it’s potentially a pretty dangerous one too—there’s plenty of unwholesome content out there on the internet and app store for your little friend to accidentally stumble across. Here are the best ways to… »9/04/15 9:47am42 minutes ago

New Pavement Made From Tires Will Save Old Faithful's Groundwater

Labor Day Weekend is one of the busiest times at Yellowstone National Park, and its famous geyser, Old Faithful, reels in 90% of the park’s 3.6 million annual visitors. To keep that geyser reliably spewing steam and water 140 feet into the air every hour or two well into the future, the park is surrounding the thing… »9/04/15 9:20amToday 9:20am

How an indoor arena makes an ice hockey rink

Here’s a glimpse of the process of how an NHL arena turns a concrete slab into an official ice hockey rink. It’s footage from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, a place that’s hard enough to get water (let alone ice). The process of putting the ice rink together is quite quaint, it involves string and paint and… »9/04/15 7:50amToday 7:50am

This Is The Insane Video China Just Put Out Showing It Attacking The U.S. 

A small group of Chinese Navy ships showed up near Alaska earlier this week during President Obama’s visit to the northern state, mostly as a “we’re here” message. But then, as the Chinese People’s Liberation Army marched in a Beijing parade, someone simultaneously put out this completely nuts video of a naval attack… »9/04/15 5:00amToday 5:00am

Hasbro's Remote Control BB-8 Doesn't Need a Smartphone or Tablet

We haven’t seen more than a couple teasers, a trailer, and a few TV spots for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it already seems clear that BB-8 is going to be a fan favorite alongside R2-D2. But if Sphero’s $150 self-balancing BB-8 toy is too rich for your blood, Hasbro’s got you covered. »9/04/15 4:00amToday 4:00am

Here's All the New Star Wars Figures You'll Be Fighting Little Kids For

Whether you’ll be hitting the stores at midnight, or waiting until the crack of dawn to begin your The Force Awakens toy hunt, try and remember that this will be the first Star Wars collecting adventure for some kids, so try not to trample any little ones as you reach for that last Rylo Ken. »9/04/15 2:00amToday 2:00am

Video: The scientific art of sound when making a guitar

The Art of Sound is a short documentary by Rodgers Townsend that reveals a bit of the genius of Tom Bills and the painstaking precision that goes into his making of guitars. Equal parts science and art, every decision of every carving of every shape of every guitar is motivated by making the instrument sound as good… »9/04/15 1:28amToday 1:28am

It Turns Out There's a Much Cheaper Interactive BB-8 That Rolls and Talks Too

Sphero’s BB-8 will undoubtedly be one of the most sought-after toys heading into the holidays, but it turns out it’s not the only company who’s figured out how to bring BB-8 to life. This larger version of the droid isn’t remote control, but it can still roll, talk, and interact with kids through simple voice commands. »9/03/15 9:56pmYesterday 9:56pm

These cards look like they're floating on their own and destroying gravity

Zach Mueller has mastered the art of cardistry and in doing so, probably destroyed the laws of gravity. The Fontaine cards he’s using seem to have a mind of their own with special rules that don’t apply to other objects on this planet. It’s not so much that his hands are controlling the card but the card is… »9/03/15 8:05pmYesterday 8:05pm

Build a Smartphone-Controlled Garage Door Opener

If you have an older garage door, you probably have a bunch of obnoxious large remotes sitting around. If you’re prefer something a bit more sleek (and secure), Make shows you how to build a garage door opener you can control with your smartphone. »9/03/15 7:45pmYesterday 7:45pm