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Vloggers Faked a Surveillance Video, But Did They Destroy hitchBOT?

It’s now clear that two video bloggers faked a “surveillance video” showing the destruction of hitchBOT, the hitchhiking robot. What’s still unclear is whether the pair were responsible for actually destroying the bot, and whether we can expect more to come from their “prank.” » 8/04/15 12:17pm 23 minutes ago

Makerbase Is Like Liner Notes for Your Favorite Stuff On the Internet

Actors and musicians have the leading roles, but their support teams are acknowledged in ending credits and liner notes. But online creativity often discredits the editors, designers, and developers who quietly work in the background to make your favorite sites and services possible. Makerbase wants to change all of… » 8/04/15 12:00pm 40 minutes ago

You Can Make Cortana Ditch Bing for Google in Windows 10

Cortana makes the jump to the desktop in Windows 10, meaning you can get a more personalized experience through voice commands or the good old mouse and keyboard. But what if kind of hate Bing’s search engine? You can use a browser extension to redirect Bing queries to any search engine you choose. » 8/04/15 11:18am Today 11:18am

Four Technologies That Could Let Humans Survive Environmental Disaster

Scientists say we blew it. We bought too many plastic trinkets from Walmart; we drove too many gas-guzzling Broncos. We made babies like rabbits without questioning if the planet could handle so many people. Well, it looks like it couldn’t. Climate change is here to stay, and it’ll probably end up affecting nearly… » 8/04/15 10:50am Today 10:50am

Save $5 on Belkin's Uber-Popular Travel Surge Protector

Update: The Belkin is sold out at $15, but this CableMatters alternative seems like a solid option too, and it’s currently marked down to an all-time low $13.http://www.amazon.com/Listed-Cable-M... » 8/04/15 9:25am Today 9:25am