Syria is Becoming a Test Bed for High-Tech Weapons of Electronic Warfare

The relationship between Russia and the West is becoming increasingly dangerous with potential flashpoints developing in both eastern Europe and Syria. After repeated incursions into Turkish airspace by Russian warplanes on bombing raids over Syria, NATO’s secretary general Jens Stoltenberg warned Moscow that it… »10/09/15 3:30am41 minutes ago

Apple Doesn't Think the Battery Difference Between Its New iPhones Is a Big Deal

Apple’s latest iPhone has shipped with two slightly different versions of the A9 processor, one made by Samsung, and one by TSMC. Some people have reported a difference in battery life depending on the chip inside, but Apple disagrees. »10/08/15 10:37pmYesterday 10:37pm

What It's Like To Drive The Worst Car Ever Built

“Worst car ever built,” is a phrase that gets flung around with the careless impunity of a toddler with a bag of superballs. Whatever you’ve once called the “worst car” is wrong. A Yugo may as well be a Maybach compared to the Hoffmann, the actual worst car ever built. I know because I drove it.
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How many people have all the James Bonds killed in all the movies?

A tuxedo, a martini, and a gun. Good looks, charm, and always so impossibly cool. That’s James Bond. Also James Bond: a dude who totally abuses his license to kill and offs a lot of people in his movies. Auralnauts did their always fun kill count and showed all the deaths that all the James Bond have caused. »10/08/15 8:20pmYesterday 8:20pm

The USGS Now Uses Your Panicked Tweets to Help Track Earthquakes

People who live in seismically active areas are so good about posting earthquake tweets that you may even be warned of a quake via Twitter before the shaking actually starts at your house. Now two USGS employees have found that Twitter is also an accurate reporting tool when it comes to earthquake detection. »10/08/15 8:00pmYesterday 8:00pm

The Fascinating Life and Tragic End of the Polish Countess Who Became a Heroic British Spy

Krystyna Skarbek was said to be “Winston Churchill’s favorite spy;” she led an extraordinary life that peaked with clandestine acts of heroism during World War II—and ended tragically just a few years later. Six decades after her death, a biopic is said to be in the works. It’s about time. »10/08/15 6:45pmYesterday 6:45pm

Save $120 on a Top-of-the-Line GoPro Hero4 Black

If only the best will do, GoPro’s Hero4 Black action cam is a $120 off today at eBay, which is the best deal we’ve ever seen. [GoPro Hero4 Black, $379] »10/08/15 6:15pmYesterday 6:15pm

A Water Bottle Rocket Blasted Half a Mile Into the Air Setting a New World Record

You don’t really think of water bottle rockets as being all that powerful; they’re just a child’s play toy, right? In the hands of researchers at the University of Cape Town they’re not. They recently shattered the world record for a water bottle launch by sending one soaring half a mile into the air. »10/08/15 6:00pmYesterday 6:00pm

Super fun short warps reality by screwing with our expectations

This fantastic short by Terri Timely and Park Pictures completely bends your mind because everyday tasks—like, putting toothpaste on your tooth brush—become something completely different and weird and almost abstract—like, the toothpaste becoming a flame thrower. Think you know what happens when you turn on a TV or… »10/08/15 5:20pmYesterday 5:20pm