The Key to Longer-Lasting Smartwatches Might Be Stupidly Simple

Smartwatches are not endowed with the greatest battery life, thanks to the limited space available. But for the increasingly large number of circular smartwatches on the market, there’s one simple change that could yield a quarter more power: stop trying to fit rectangular batteries into round bodies. » 6/29/15 11:31pm Yesterday 11:31pm

Seeing the crazy movement of guitar strings in real time is so damn cool

This is wild. When cameras try to capture guitar strings being played, they see wavelength-type movements from each string because of the camera’s rolling shutter effect. But it can only be seen on camera, the wild wiggly effect is totally blind to the naked eye. Not anymore! This Wobble Strings project recreates a… » 6/29/15 10:45pm Yesterday 10:45pm

Lego Wants to Stop Producing Oil-Based Bricks

Since 1963, Lego toys off all shapes and sizes have been moulded from ABS plastic, a material with a long list of pros; but thanks to the reliance on petroleum to make ABS, sustainability isn’t one of them. That’s why Lego is spending hundreds of millions of dollars finding an alternative. » 6/29/15 10:09pm Yesterday 10:09pm

Watch liquid nitrogen change the color of lasers and LEDs

When you drop lasers and LEDs into liquid nitrogen, the lights cool down and start turning one color into another. In the GIF above you’ll see it start from a urine yellow to a Mountain Dew color and then to a radiator fluid green and finally some super alien blood goo substance. It’s great! » 6/29/15 9:33pm Yesterday 9:33pm

Ghost Fleet Reveals The Terrifying Future of Warfare

P.W. Singer and August Cole’s debut novel Ghost Fleet isn’t like any other Future War novel out there. One, they’re not your typical novelists, and two, it’s a novel that’s more realistic than anything else that typically has the ‘Military Science Fiction’ moniker attached to it. » 6/29/15 9:06pm Yesterday 9:06pm

Here's everything important that has happened in the Terminator movies

The Terminator movies are always fun to watch because they involve time travel and bad ass science fiction action scenes while juggling multiple timelines and always bringing back the memory of T2. But it’s confusing to know what has happened when! IGN clears up some of the confusion in this nice summary of the … » 6/29/15 8:35pm Yesterday 8:35pm

Walmart Is Very Sorry It Made an ISIS Cake

Earlier this weekend, a Southern American by the name of Chuck Netzhammer was dismayed when Walmart refused to make him a Confederate flag cake. He was even more dismayed when the store seemed to have no problem making what he dubbed an “ISIS battle cake.” So, Netzhammer asked the question that’s been weighing on… » 6/29/15 7:36pm Yesterday 7:36pm

Here's How That New Sex Pill for Women Actually Works

Sometime in the next two months, the FDA will vote on whether to approve flibanserin, a new drug to treat women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or lack of desire for sex. The drug has been touted as “female Viagra,” in the sense that it helps bring sex back into these women’s lives. But flibanserin doesn’t… » 6/29/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

The F-35 Can't Beat The Plane It's Replacing In A Dogfight: Report

We’ve heard of significant shortcomings before with the fighter jet that’s supposed to be America’s future, but this is just as bad as it gets. The F-35 performed so dismally in a dogfight, that the test pilot remarked that the it had pretty much no place fighting other aircraft within visual range. » 6/29/15 6:40pm Yesterday 6:40pm

This 3-in-1 Gadget is the Perfect Travel Companion

If you travel with any regularity, this versatile little gadget may just be your new best friend. They call it the RAVPower FileHub, but that name doesn’t do it justice, because it’s really three gadgets in one: » 6/29/15 6:15pm Yesterday 6:15pm

Facebook Is Probably Tracking All Those Rainbow Profile Pictures

Friday’s Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage was a historic moment for civil rights in America, and for the first time ever, Facebook released a tool that encouraged people express solidarity with a rainbow profile picture. Naturally, Facebook is also keeping track of who’s using it. [Update: Facebook… » 6/29/15 6:05pm Yesterday 6:05pm

A Controller So Beautiful You Might Not Care If It Actually Sucks

If you’ve been playing video games since the original NES hit North America over 30 years ago, your tastes have probably refined over the years. So why muck up your living room coffee table with plastic controller monstrosities when this gorgeous walnut and aluminum alternative perfectly complements all your furniture? » 6/29/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm