I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it… » 5/27/15 4:26pm Just now

Chevy Is Bringing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto To the Masses

Chevy has announced it will integrate both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into 14 of its models next year. That’s a lot of cars, and Apple anticipates that CarPlay will be in 40 models worldwide by year’s end. I tried out both systems at an event yesterday, and left curious: Have cars finally become rolling computers? » 5/27/15 4:26pm A minute ago

Wax Woz! Steve Wozniak Will Be the Next Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds

Last month Madame Tussauds asked you, the American public, which tech icon should be the next to be depicted in wax. Competition was stiff among the ten nominees, with everyone from Elon Musk to George Lucas in the running. But the American public has decided, nay, demanded: WE MUST HAVE A WAX WOZ! » 5/27/15 3:35pm 52 minutes ago

How to Win Your Physics Class Egg Drop Competition

The problem is simple enough. You’ve got a raw egg, and it’s going to be dropped from a high place. You have to build a contraption so that it doesn’t break when it hits. Easy? Maybe. But how do you make it as light as possible? Or as small as possible? » 5/27/15 3:25pm Today 3:25pm

Apple May Be Creating a Google Now Alternative for iOS 9

The iPhone’s big software version for 2015 seems surprisingly dull. Security and stability are always good things, but iOS 9 had appeared to be more about maintenance than a makeover. However, a new rumor about a feature called “Proactive” suggests iOS 9 might have a few tricks up its sleeve. » 5/27/15 2:47pm Today 2:47pm

Tiny Lego video game consoles to keep your Minifigs entertained

Worried your collection of Lego Minifigures is bored while you’re at your nine-to-five all day? Even tiny plastic people need a way to stay entertained, and for those times when the carnival isn’t in town, these Minifig-scale Lego video game consoles and controllers are the perfect addition to any studded living room. » 5/27/15 1:46pm Today 1:46pm

Pebble Time Preview: Why Can't All Smartwatches Be This Simple?

Before the Apple Watch, there was the Pebble—the smartwatch that raised an incredible $10.3 million on Kickstarter. The smartwatch that managed to outsmart Google’s Android Wear. The Best Smartwatch according to critics everywhere. For the past six days, I’ve been wearing its successor: the Pebble Time. It’s the most… » 5/27/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Watch how 3D printers 3D print 3D printer parts to make more 3D printers

Like how some animals can regenerate limbs or like how humans can, uh, make babies, 3D printers can 3D print the 3D printer parts necessary to make more 3D printers. Thankfully, they still require some living person to put these parts together because if they didn’t, they could just start eliminating us one by one as… » 5/27/15 12:55pm Today 12:55pm

Android Auto Preview: It's Not Perfect, But You Want It

I was really excited when Google announced Android Auto last year. I spend a lot of time driving, and it sounded way safer and more convenient than sticking my phone to the dash. Eleven months later, I finally got to take it for a spin. The TL;DR version? I want it in my car, like, now. I bet you’d like it too. » 5/27/15 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

The King of Tech Talk Showed Everyone a (His?) Naked Dick

For decades, gadget pundit Leo Laporte, the host of a variety of internet and TV talk shows, has served as the neighborly face of technology. And just like some actual neighbors, he has a history of accidentally exposing himself. This time, his audience was treated to a photo of a penis, spotted among a collection of… » 5/27/15 12:24pm Today 12:24pm

Today's Best Deals: Blenders, The Bluetooth Speaker You Want, More

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Screentendo Turns Screenshots Into a Playable Super Mario Level

When you’re bored at work, pulling out your Game Boy to pass the time isn’t exactly inconspicuous. But this simple app called Screentendo is. It snaps a screenshot of whatever you’re working on and then turns it into a simple Super Mario level with clouds and breakable blocks. Spreadsheets have never been more… » 5/27/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

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Splash into Summer With A $150 Visa Giftcard

It’s here, it’s finally really here! What’re we yelling about? Summer, obviously. It’s finally getting hot, the beaches are starting to fill up, and we’re shedding those winter layers in favor of bikinis and swim trunks. What does that mean, though? It’s time to buy a whole lotta sunblock. Where are you going to get… » 5/27/15 3:53pm 34 minutes ago