The SwannOne Hub Controls Your Entire House from a Single App

Being able to control virtually everything in your home with just a few taps on a mobile device is fantastically convenient, except when you have to flip between a bunch of different apps for each individual device. But Swann's new universal hub wants to help you run the entirety of your connected home from just one… » 9/30/14 2:00pm 2 minutes ago

This MP3 Experiment Shows What 2,000 Smartphone Speakers Sound Like

Improv Everywhere is an NYC-based guerrilla prank group who's various missions have included planning a massive Best Buy infiltration and turning a busy New York subway stop into an underground spa. For their latest social experiment, the team gave 2,000 people instructions via headphones, severely confusing local… » 9/30/14 1:52pm 10 minutes ago

12 Voice Commands To Try On Your New Android Wear Watch

If you've splurged on one of the new Android Wear watches then you'll know it's very much a case of learning as you go. Since you probably won't immediately know what these devices are capable of, so here are 12 useful voice commands you can experiment with to get your watch to do your bidding. » 9/30/14 1:29pm 32 minutes ago

Skyscraper-Scaling Teen Instagrammers Are Getting Busted By Police

Is there a skyscraper or construction site in the New York City area without a precocious teen Instagrammer on top? NBC reports that Demidism, the 17-year-old who climbed the unfinished 432 Park, has been arrested for trespassing. Meanwhile, the 16-year-old who climbed One World Trade Center this spring has been… » 9/30/14 1:29pm 32 minutes ago

A Spoonful of This New Material Can Suck Up a Whole Roomful of Oxygen

A team of scientists in Denmark just invented a crystalline material that can absorb oxygen with astounding efficiency. How astounding? Well, a single spoonful of the stuff can suck all of the oxygen out of a room. The best part is that it can release it again with just a little bit of heat. Say goodbye to bulky… » 9/30/14 1:20pm 42 minutes ago

GoPro Hero3+ Discount, Cherry MX Blue Keyboard, Smash Bros. [Deals]

New GoPros are in the pipeline, but the current-gen GoPro Hero3+ Black is still a fantastic action cam. You can save $50, and get the Surf/SUP/Kayak mounting package, today at REI. [GoPro Hero3+ Black with Surf/SUP/Kayak Mounts, $350] » 9/30/14 1:15pm 47 minutes ago

Windows 10: One Operating System To Rule PCs, Phones, Tablets

Microsoft just announced the newest version of Windows. It's called Windows 10. Yes, Microsoft has decided to skip a digit in search of the perfect name. More importantly, Windows 10 will be a single operating system that finally spans all of Microsoft's Windows powered devices, from desktops and laptops all the way… » 9/30/14 1:08pm 54 minutes ago

The Pebble Smartwatch Now Doubles as a $100 Fitness Tracker

The days of dedicated fitness trackers may be numbered. The evidence is piling up: the Apple Watch will be your personal trainer, the new Basis Peak is adding smartwatch-like notifications... and now the Pebble smartwatch is becoming a fitness tracker too. » 9/30/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word

Losing a laptop full of personal files like family photos is upsetting, but losing a laptop full of private corporate info and trade secrets is instead downright terrifying. So when you absolutely can't risk misplaced data falling into the wrong hands, a GSM-equipped SSD drive that can remotely physically… » 9/30/14 12:15pm Today 12:15pm

1970s Kids Dressed Up For the Year 2000

What will people dress like in the year 2000? That was the question in 1978 when kids at Lincoln Middle School in Indiana were encouraged to participate in a dress-up contest for "Year 2000 Day." Their answer? Apparently a little bit Judy Jetson, a heavy helping of astronaut, and maybe a dash of... Darth Maul? » 9/30/14 12:07pm Today 12:07pm

NASA's New Recoverable Telescope Will Float Above the Clouds by Balloon

Both terrestrial telescopes and their orbital counterparts have some pretty significant limitations—ground based observatories must deal with the obscuring effects of the Earth's atmosphere and space telescopes are incredibly expensive to launch. But NASA's newest telescope will deliver space-quality observations at a… » 9/30/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

Kobo Aura H2O Review: A Gorgeous, Waterproof Screen That No One Needs

The aftermarket-treated Waterproof Kindle is just about perfect: an already fantastic e-reader with the added bonus of being built like a rock. But all that comes with one hell of a price tag—$240, specifically. The new, waterproof $190 Kobo Aura H2O, though, promises to deliver on all those points for a fraction of… » 9/30/14 11:14am Today 11:14am

LTE Direct Will Let Your Phone Get Alerts With No Towers in Sight

Picture this. You walk into the subway but you don't lose service. Instead, your phone lights up with useful alerts—the train is delayed, a nearby kiosk is running a sale, your friend is standing on the other end of the platform. Meanwhile, there's not a cell tower within 500 yards. This is the world powered by the… » 9/30/14 11:10am Today 11:10am

Lightsaber Replacement Keys: No Need to Use the Forced Entry

Despite what you think of the Star Wars prequels, or even the original films, lightsabers will always be awesome. And despite there being everything from lightsaber bbq tongs to glowing knitting needles already out there, how could you not welcome these lightsaber-themed replacement keys with open arms? » 9/30/14 10:27am Today 10:27am

18 Air Travel Hacks to Help You Kick Off Vacation Unfazed and Unscathed

As Pinterest and your grandmother's inspirational cross-stitches tell you, life is about the journey, not the destination. Traveling is fun. I mean, it's practically a miracle of human innovation (imagine how many tiny packets of peanuts are floating above our heads right now, then try to tell me it's not magic). » 9/30/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Caught Gadget Fever? A $150 Gift Card Should Take Care of That

With back to school season and tech release mania upon us, you've probably felt a little fever coming on. The only prescription? More gadgets. Sadly, the holidays are still a ways away, and the tech treats on your wish list won't show up under the tree for a while. But cheer up because we're giving you the chance to… » 9/26/14 3:59pm Friday 3:59pm

Name Your Own Price On This Top Learn To Code Bundle

Interested in learning to code? Whether you want to become a pro developer or just mess around with code as a hobby, it can be hard to get started. To help get you up to speed, we've put together a bundle of courses, covering HTML5, CSS, Objective C, Xcode, Python and more. The best part? it's name your own price. » 9/29/14 2:23pm Yesterday 2:23pm