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These Two Computers Get Better When You Dock Them

Acer is serious about external graphics—the idea that you can plug a graphics card into a relatively weak computer and make it more powerful whenever you need. How serious? The company will sell two computers with external graphics in mind, starting this year. » 9/02/15 6:00am 12 minutes ago

A Successful Launch Means it's About to get Crowded on the Space Station

The latest trio of astronauts are safely space-bound after an early morning launch out of Kazakhstan. Soyuz will take the scenic route to meet the International Space Station, which is in a higher-than-usual orbit after avoiding space junk. After docking, the station’s crew will temporarily grow to nine astronauts. » 9/02/15 4:05am Today 4:05am

Denali Once Again Officially Known By Its Proper Name

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that in answer to a request made 40 years ago by Alaska’s then-governor Jay Hammond, the name of the highest mountain in North America has now officially been changed back to the Native Alaskan term, Denali, meaning “high one” or “great one.” The change… » 9/02/15 4:00am Today 4:00am

A Nixie-Powered Wall Clock Is the Ultimate Hipster Timepiece

Before dot-matrix displays took over the known world, Nixie tubes — glass lightbulbs containing light-up tubes for the digits 0-9 — were the best way of displaying changing numbers. One designer had the bright idea of taking the Nixie tube technology (and bulbs), and building a surprisingly beautiful analog clock. » 9/02/15 3:00am Today 3:00am

A Supercapacitor Stylus Is The Best Thing About Lenovo's New Laptops

Lenovo has announced a couple new Thinkpad Yoga convertible laptops at IFA. Mostly, they’ve got the kind of upgrades you’d expect: thinner, faster, lighter. But as it happens, the most exciting thing is the decades-old tech powering the Yoga’s new Wacom stylus. » 9/02/15 3:00am Today 3:00am

A 4K Screen On a Convertible Laptop Is Wonderful, Beautiful Overkill

Toshiba is not a company normally known for pushing the bounds of laptop innovation and design. But change is afoot — first, with a surprisingly good full HD Chromebook, then a cheap-and-quite-cheerful Windows convertible, and now a fantastically bonkers 12.5-inch convertible laptop with a 4K Ultra HD display. » 9/02/15 3:00am Today 3:00am

GoPro Just Made It Way Easier to Share Your Epic Moments

Remember: if you do something rad, but you don’t share a video of it instantly on at least three social media channels, it probably didn’t happen. Thankfully, the world’s leading purveyor of radness-capturing cameras has just made the whole process a lot easier. » 9/01/15 11:55pm Yesterday 11:55pm

This Light-Up Bottle Does More Than Just Hold Water

If you’ve ever wanted to try being invisible, cycling on a busy road at night is a good start. Adding front and rear lights is obviously a good move, but for side-on visibility, things get a little more tricky. Italian cycling company Elite is trying to solve that with something surprisingly simple: a light-up water… » 9/01/15 11:00pm Yesterday 11:00pm

Hilarious video does the impossible and turns Joffrey into the hero of Game of Thrones

Joffrey is such a despicable character on Game of Thrones with such a punchable face and hateful personality that it’s pretty much impossible to make him look good. And yet! This video by Blood Blitz Comedy tries its hardest to re-edit the show to make Joffrey look like the true hero he could have been if he wasn’t… » 9/01/15 8:40pm Yesterday 8:40pm

Video: This completely mirrored world is so trippy to see

Sometimes the world in this video by Joe Pease is mirrored horizontally, like a city folding itself on top of itself. Other times, it’s mirrored vertically, like in perfect symmetry. But what makes the video even more mind bending than seeing a world mirrored is seeing how certain people are able to break it and… » 9/01/15 8:05pm Yesterday 8:05pm