Wearable Tech In 1922 Was a Radio Inside Your Top Hat

Many people are convinced that wearable tech will revolutionize our relationship with technology in the coming decades. But we've been waiting on this revolution in some form or another for a century. Case in point: This kid who had it all figured out in 1922 when he invented a radio that fit inside his top hat. » 1/27/15 1:50pm 20 minutes ago

High-Speed Cameras Reveal Why Sodium Explodes in Water

You remember the sodium demo from chemistry class: Just a small chunk of the pure metal dropped into water causes a great big flash and bang. You might even remember your chemistry teacher's explanation for why. But there's always been a missing piece of the puzzle, which scientists have finally figured out using… » 1/27/15 1:20pm 50 minutes ago

This is the best Interstellar  Lego model

Interstellar landed itself in the top 10 highest grossing movies of 2014 and it is no surprise that because of its popularity that dozens of cool Lego builds have popped up depicting the movie. This one, by jp_velociraptor, nails the theme perfectly. From the Ranger ship, which is mated to the perfectly selected… » 1/27/15 12:56pm Today 12:56pm

A Brain For Your Smart Home, Popular Logitech Gear, and More Deals

If you're planning on buying some smart home gear this year, chances are, you'll be able to use the Wink Hub to control them all from a single interface. If you're not sure what this works with, check out this full list of compatible products. [Wink Connected Home Hub, $35] » 1/27/15 12:50pm Today 12:50pm

How Your Connected Devices Could Get You Fired or Ruin Your Credit

There's probably something you do right now you wouldn't really want everyone to know about. Maybe you're letting a Fitbit gather dust while you eat Doritos and watch The Good Wife (understandable). Maybe you're in the habit of driving around at 3 AM when you can't sleep. Whatever you do, if you're doing it while… » 1/27/15 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

The Fantastic Four Trailer Is Here, And It's Not At All What We Expected

I'm not sure that this first trailer for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot is fantastic, exactly, but it's certainly intriguing. It seems like it's trying to completely hide the fact it's a superhero movie, revealing practically nothing about the heroes, their powers, or the evil blogger they'll be facing. » 1/27/15 12:31pm Today 12:31pm

There's an Awesome Tiny Apartment Hidden Inside This 100-Year-Old Turret

For more than a century, the incredible neoclassical turret that crowns Amsterdam's oldest department store has sat unused. Today, an artist moved in—the tower's very first resident and the lucky first guest of a program that's turning the empty structure into a tiny apartment for artists. » 1/27/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Pushbullet Is a Fantastic App Every Phone Should Have

Pushbullet isn't new, but since I installed it maybe a year ago, it has sneakily gotten a lot better, especially for Android phones. And as I used to it to text from my browser for the umpteenth time yesterday, it struck me how great it's really become. So maybe you've heard already but let me fire off a reminder: You… » 1/27/15 11:50am Today 11:50am

7 Sites That Help You Choose What to Watch Next

Let's face it: There are a lot of TV shows and movies out there. How are you going to figure out what's good and what's not-so-good? What if Netflix recommendations aren't working for you? What if you don't even have Netflix? We've scoured the web to bring you 7 useful apps and websites that can point you in the… » 1/27/15 11:26am Today 11:26am

Which Religions Are Prepared to Accept Life in Space?

Assuming we don't blow ourselves up before then, colonizing other planets may be the last hope for the survival of humanity. Most of the preparation for this cosmic expansion has centered around solving the more immediate, physical problems of transporting our bodies into deep space, but what about our culture?… » 1/27/15 11:00am Today 11:00am

Feds Are Spying on Millions of Cars With License Plate Readers

We've known for a long time that federal authorities have a lot of license plate readers at their disposal, some of which they surely use for nefarious purposes. However, new details have emerged that show exactly how nefarious those purposes are. Does secretly spying on millions of Americans and seizing property… » 1/27/15 10:40am Today 10:40am

A Hologram of Emperor Marcus Aurelius Floats Above This Watch

When you're spending just shy of $55,000 on a watch (or $60,000 if you prefer the look of white gold) you're going to want something that catches people's eyes so they know just how affluent you are. And as Back to the Future 2 proved, nothing grabs someone's attention like a hologram floating in mid-air. Or in this… » 1/27/15 9:15am Today 9:15am

Your Favorite Logitech Gear, Discounted

If there's one thing we've learned from posting deals for nearly two years, it's that you all love your Logitech gear. Whether you need a speaker system for your computer, a keyboard for your tablet, or a really great mouse, you'll find great deals in today's Amazon Gold Box. » 1/27/15 8:45am Today 8:45am

Batteries Made With Bulletproof Kevlar Fibers May Never Explode

One of the most common reasons that batteries explode and catch fire—like on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner—is because over time small conductive pathways grow inside the battery's inner structure that eventually cause it to short out with disastrous results. But Nicholas Kotov, a professor at the University of Michigan, and… » 1/27/15 8:15am Today 8:15am

Why Do Radio Signals Travel Farther at Night Than in the Day?

Not all radio waves travel farther at night than during the day, but some, short and medium wave, which AM radio signals fall under, definitely can given the right conditions. The main reason this is the case has to do with the signal interacting with a particular layer of the atmosphere known as the ionosphere, and… » 1/27/15 8:00am Today 8:00am

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Here's Why Terry Bradshaw Is One Of Many Reasons To PreGiorno [WATCH]

We're getting closer — you now have less than a week to prepare for the football's biggest day of the year. You've got your flat screen mounted and your living room furniture arranged for optimal placement of butts, you've got that grocery list mapped out. You're ready, and you know you're ready because you're going… » 1/19/15 4:00pm 1/19/15 4:00pm