Stratospheric Space Jumps, Reasons to Not Pre-Order Surface, Incoming iPad Minis, and More

If you haven't been living under a rock, you know a lot went down this week. If you have, well boy do I have a treat for you. We've got jumps from edge of space, face transplants, insane desktop computers, an impending Apple apology, the dish on pre-ording Microsoft Surface, and did I mention a space jump? Like from SPACE?! Check it all out below.

Stratospheric Space Jumps, Reasons to Not Pre-Order Surface, Incoming iPad Minis, and MoreThe Craziest Home Desktop Computer Rigs on the Planet

Desktop computing may be dying, besieged by ultrabooks and tablets, but that doesn't mean people aren't still loving their crazy desktop setups. Here are the very best ones-located in the homes of artists, musicians, engineers, mad gamers and people who just love computers-compiled from readers' submissions and hours of searching. More »

Stratospheric Space Jumps, Reasons to Not Pre-Order Surface, Incoming iPad Minis, and MoreApple Forced to Run Public Apology in 14pt Arial

Having lost its appeal against the UK High Court of Justice's ruling, which decided Samsung's tablet designs didn't infringe on the iPad, Apple is being forced to make a public apology. More »

Stratospheric Space Jumps, Reasons to Not Pre-Order Surface, Incoming iPad Minis, and MoreThe Man Who Went Under the Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever Has an Amazing New Face

Do you remember Richard Lee Norris? He was the guy who suffered a horrific gun accident in 1997 that ripped off his nose, chin, lips and teeth and turned him into a recluse. This past year he went under the most extensive face transplant ever and now after much recovery, his face is brand new. More »

Stratospheric Space Jumps, Reasons to Not Pre-Order Surface, Incoming iPad Minis, and MoreWhich Dictator Killed the Most People?

I like this visualization, perhaps because its crude, almost childish look contrasts with the horror it depicts in such a simple way: Worldwide dictators ordered by the number of killings, one drop, one million dead. More »

Stratospheric Space Jumps, Reasons to Not Pre-Order Surface, Incoming iPad Minis, and MoreSpace Jump Full Video: Supersonic Awesomeness

That crazy awesome Felix Baumgartner jumped off the edge of the space, from 127,000 feet of altitude all the way back down to Earth, breaking some world records and getting vital information for NASA in the process. Watch as he jumps out of the capsule. It's a frightening, adrenaline-fueled, historic moment. More »

Stratospheric Space Jumps, Reasons to Not Pre-Order Surface, Incoming iPad Minis, and MoreWhy the Snooze Button Is Ruining Your Sleep

The snooze button is one of life's little luxuries, and it's easy to kid yourself into thinking that all you need is an extra ten, twenty-hell, let's make it thirty-minutes in the sack. More »

Stratospheric Space Jumps, Reasons to Not Pre-Order Surface, Incoming iPad Minis, and MoreDon't Preorder Microsoft Surface

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet is gorgeous. It's innovative. It's without exaggeration the most exciting new gadget to come along in years. And if you buy one today, you're a fool. More »

Stratospheric Space Jumps, Reasons to Not Pre-Order Surface, Incoming iPad Minis, and MoreThe iPad Mini Is Coming October 23rd

Apple has just sent out its last round of invites for the year, and it's as official as it gets: The iPad Mini is coming next week. Go ahead and mark off October 23rd on your calendars. It should be quite a show. More »

Stratospheric Space Jumps, Reasons to Not Pre-Order Surface, Incoming iPad Minis, and MoreSRetina MacBook Pro: The Best Worst Laptop I've Ever Owned

A couple of months ago, I had a life-altering experience: I bought a new iPad. I use the term "life-altering experience" because before that day, I was a staunch opponent of all things Apple. I only bought the iPad because I needed a retina device to use for testing. At least that was my intention. More »

Stratospheric Space Jumps, Reasons to Not Pre-Order Surface, Incoming iPad Minis, and MoreFirst Head Cam Video of Supersonic Space Jump

This is the first footage from brave Felix Baumgartner's suit camera as he descended to Earth. It starts right after the jump and shows the moment in which Felix breaks the speed of sound and spins out of control. More »