This Topsy Turvy Flower Pot Can Rotate Around to Follow the Sun

Green stuff is going to grow towards the sun. When your at-home plants start edging their way to the window, it's a good idea to rotate them once-a-week-ish to keep leaves, stems, and tendrils from becoming crazy lopsided. These lovely Voltasol pots are angled at the bottom into a gentle point, making for a quick and… » 9/02/14 8:15pm Today 8:15pm

Nigeria's Using a Biometric ID Card That Doubles As a Debit Card

Make all the "Dear Friend" email scam jokes that you want—Nigeria now has one of the most sophisticated government-issued ID systems in the world. A new nationwide card that rolls out this week collects biometric information to prevent fraud and includes a debit card feature backed by MasterCard. » 9/02/14 7:50pm Today 7:50pm

Here are the most iconic shots in film history

You can recognize these shots even if you only saw them for a second. Because they've been spoofed and parodied, referenced and homaged, spliced into our brains through pop culture, recreated in conversation so many times that these iconic shots are what we'll remember even when we forget everything else. » 9/02/14 7:30pm Today 7:30pm

Software That Could Have Been Used to Hack Celebs Is Available to Anyone

By now you've heard about the massive cache of nude photos that internet scumbags stole from a number of female celebrities. Now, researchers are learning more about how the perv-hackers may have done it: using a password-cracking software designed for police, but available online to anyone who seeks it. » 9/02/14 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

Japan's Decade-Long Mission to Mine an Asteroid

1999 JU3: It doesn't sound like a very noteworthy name. It's just one of more than 5,000 Apollo-class asteroids. But 1999 JU3 could become a household name if Japan succeeds in mining it—a mission that JAXA has struggled with for decades, often disastrously. And on Sunday, it revealed the probe that could redeem it. » 9/02/14 5:45pm Today 5:45pm

iCloud Isn't Safe, Because Everyone's a Target and Apple Doesn't Care

Two years ago ago, tech writer Mat Honan wrote a blockbuster story for Wired, describing how a child got into his iCloud account and briefly ruined his life. You may have heard that the same thing recently happened to some very famous women, almost certainly using the same method. Apple is making it easy for you to… » 9/02/14 5:44pm Today 5:44pm

Finally, a Drill You Can Charge From a USB Port

It only requires assembling a single piece of Ikea furniture to realize why an electric screwdriver is a worthwhile investment. So if you're in the market for one, Black+Decker's new 4V MAX Lithium Pivot Screwdriver could be a great choice for the sole reason that you can charge it from the same USB adapters you use… » 9/02/14 5:25pm Today 5:25pm

Sit Back, Tell Us How Special You Are, and Win a Prize

While the drive to take quizzes and fill out surveys online is technically not included on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, it's nevertheless up there with eating, sleeping, and sex in terms of unstoppable human urges. When given the opportunity to reflect on your own special self by ticking off boxes— introvert or… » 9/02/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Free Gift Card With Home Essentials, Level Up Your Gaming Rig [Deals]

You need to buy laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and paper towels anyway, so you might as well get a $10 Target Gift Card with your purchase. Just choose three eligible household items to get the deal. Dozens of items are available, so you should be able to find your favorites. [Buy Three Household Essentials,… » 9/02/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

How to Keep Photos of Your Naked Body Off the Internet

If you've been conscious at any point during the past 48 hours, you've probably heard about the slew of raunchy celeb selfies making their way around the internet. It didn't have to be that way; despite all appearances, you can keep your naked body off the internet. Here's how. » 9/02/14 2:05pm Today 2:05pm