Ghosts Should Still Fear a Single Pixel Pac-Man

At 35 years old, Pac-Man has managed to remain a popular video game for decades. If only his dated graphics weren’t really showing their age. Instead of giving the yellow hero a facelift, though, Hackaday’s Mike Szczys has instead made the game’s graphics even simpler with his 1-Pixel Pac-Man de-make that you can… » 6/02/15 11:50am 21 minutes ago

Lufthansa Redefines Unnecessary Luxury With Fireplaces For Private Jets

If you were lucky enough to have your own private plane, you’d think flying wherever and whenever you wanted without being crammed in coach would be enough. But apparently luxury demands more luxury, which is why Lufthansa Technik developed a fireplace for planes. Yep, it’s ok to audibly sigh now. » 6/02/15 11:40am 32 minutes ago

The Patriot Act Is Changing. Here's What That Means for Your Privacy

This week, certain key sections of the notorious Patriot Act—the law that gives the NSA its snooping powers—automatically expired. Don’t get too excited just yet, though: they’re probably coming back with a few changes. Here’s what we know, and what it means for your privacy.
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Why Japan’s Bullet Train Will Finally Bring High-Speed Rail to America

High-speed trains—which can hit 300 miles per hour or more—are the ultimate example of how futuristic engineering can solve real-world transportation problems. In the past several decades, dozens of safe, sustainable high-speed train systems have started racing across the planet. And the place that does high-speed… » 6/02/15 11:15am 57 minutes ago

A $60k Broadcast Lens on a Compact Camera Makes For Some Great Zoom Porn

Ever see those giant rectangular cameras on TV sets and wonder why they’re so damn big? It’s because they house giant-ass lenses that can zoom from here to the moon while maintaining large, bright apertures. One internet mastermind decided to pair his $60,000 Fujinon XA55 lens with a Panasonic GH4, and it’s great. » 6/02/15 11:00am Today 11:00am

Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Mini Fridge: "I'm Thirsty." "I Know."

We don’t exactly know how the science behind freezing cargo, or a person, in carbonite works. But given there’s the word ‘freezing’ in there, we have to assume it gets pretty cold inside that solid block. So what better place could there be for keeping drinks cold at your desk than a carbonite mini fridge? » 6/02/15 10:15am Today 10:15am

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a WhatsApp Master

Such is the popularity of all-encompassing messaging tool WhatsApp that Facebook was tempted to part with $16 billion to get ahold of it. It’s designed to be as simple and straightforward to use as possible, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some hidden tricks and features that you might not know about. Let us guide… » 6/02/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

Do Mini-Packaged Snacks Really Help You Eat Less Junk?

In recent years countless food manufacturers have been “sub-packaging” their foods into smaller portions in an apparent effort to curb folks from overindulging. You can usually find 100 kcal multi-packs of chips, pretzels, chocolates, and all sorts of junk foods. Despite the very obvious negative environmental impact… » 6/02/15 5:00am Today 5:00am

Has Humanity's Explosion Become a Population Bomb?

The world's population has exploded over the past century, growing from less than 2 billion to 7 billion people. And it's not stopping. The U.N.'s current projection is that humanity will number 9.3 billion individuals in 2050, and then hit 10.1 billion by 2100. Meanwhile, our energy resources are dwindling and… » 6/02/15 12:45am Today 12:45am

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Quit following up healthy meals with unnecessary amounts of junk food just to feel full. With NatureBox, the smarter snacking delivery company, you can snack healthy and feel satisfied. Get a free trial box now and leave behind the unnecessary junk food without missing out on joy and flavor of snacks.
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Grab 2 TOCCs Snap Cables For $15: Choose Lightning or Micro USB

If you own a smartphone then having a USB keychain cable is the easiest way to stay charged and connected. Grab two TOCCs snap cables for $15, a savings of 75%. Both Apple and Android fans can get in on the fun, choose from lightning or micro usb connections. Plus, there’s free shipping! » 5/26/15 2:19pm 5/26/15 2:19pm