Top Stories: Monday July 25, 2011

Top Stories: Monday July 25, 2011Barack Obama Thinks Your Password Sucks

We aren't the only ones who want to see an end to passwords. So does the government. Barack Obama wants to kill your password. More »

Top Stories: Monday July 25, 20117 Tools for the DIY Drinker

The making of one's own booze is a practice that extends into prehistory and has outlasted countless empires (as well as Prohibition). These seven tools will help you create your own crunk. More »

Top Stories: Monday July 25, 2011Boeing's Millennium Falcon Floats Using Nazi Technology

Boeing is working on a new flat plane that would be able to take off and land vertically using dozens of new pulse jets they call Pulse-Ejector-Thrust-Augmentors. Of course, these things were originally created by Nazis. More »

Top Stories: Monday July 25, 2011SThe 1.4-Gigapixel Camera Standing Between Us and Armageddon

First step in preventing Armageddon: Spot the asteroid before it obliterates all life on earth. The PS1 Telescope sits atop a Hawaiian mountain with a 1.4-gigapixel digital camera to ensure we get the Ben Affleck-approved ending, not Deep Impact. More »

Top Stories: Monday July 25, 2011The Greatest Photo Ever Taken With a BlackBerry?

I'm biased, but this bald eagle photo my stepmother took this morning is basically the greatest phonecam picture ever taken. Check out that depth of field! There's a trick to it, and it ain't Photoshop. More »

Top Stories: Monday July 25, 2011Soulra XL: The 8-Hour Solar Sound System

San Francisco's climate isn't exactly ideal for solar-powered gadgets, in that the appearance of the sun is a rare and fleeting occasion. But the output, battery life, and sound clarity you get from the sun-sucking Eton Soulra XL boombox are surprisingly decent. More »

Top Stories: Monday July 25, 2011What Happens to Your Brain in a Bomb Blast

When your brain is severely concussed- whether via car crash or IED- individual neurons will retract like the arms of a sea anemone, severing important neural connections and constricting blood flow. Now, Harvard researchers believe they've figured out why. More »

Top Stories: Monday July 25, 2011Three of the Five Fake Apple Stores Are Allowed to Stay Open Because They're Actually Legit

Two of the five fakie Apple stores in Kunming, China, have been shut after a thorough investigation by the Chinese authorities, despite one of the employees claiming "there is no Chinese law that says I can't decorate my shop the way I want to decorate it." More »

Top Stories: Monday July 25, 2011The Mithril Jacket Is Made From Kevlar and Meant to Last a Lifetime

Kevlar, the synthetic bullet blocking material, has been used to create a softshell jacket for the first time. Called the Mithril Kevlar Jacket, the jacket is supposed to last forever no matter what sort of beating it took. More »

Top Stories: Monday July 25, 2011Intrepid Imbecile Lodges Himself in Storm Drain Chasing Lost Phone

Jared was just minding his own business, when he claims he was attacked by a roving gang, who pummeled the shit out of him and threw his phone down a storm drain. So he went in after it. More »