How To Make a 1000x Microscope With Your Phone and a Glass Bead

In the aftermath of our annual ritual for receiving the newest and shiniest iPhones, let's not forget that even our slightly outdated phones are pretty nifty devices. With a cheap glass bead, a 3D-printed clip, and the camera of an old phone, scientists have made a powerful microscope with up to 1000x magnification.… » 9/22/14 1:50pm 18 minutes ago

How to Use a Fake Name on Facebook Without Getting Flagged

Facebook has always had a policy of requiring users to supply their real name on the site. Enforcement has been lax, but there's still a risk of getting caught. Here's how to fly under the radar if you need to. » 9/22/14 1:49pm 19 minutes ago

Animated Music Video Jumps Across 14 iPhones and iPads in One Shot

In a time where everything you see on TV and in the movies could easily be faked with computer graphics, it's nice when someone goes the extra mile to create something special using old-school techniques. For its new single Knock Knock, the band Brunettes Shoot Blondes created an animation that jumps across 14… » 9/22/14 1:37pm 31 minutes ago

GE's New Chip Lets You Easily Hack and Mod Its Appliances

At one time hardware manufacturers frowned on consumers trying to hack or modify their products, but they're slowly coming around to the idea. In fact, GE finally sees being able to hack an appliance as a value-added feature, so the company is releasing an interface board that makes it easy to mod your fridge, dryer,… » 9/22/14 12:21pm Today 12:21pm

Nexus 9 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

It's been a long time since we've had a Nexus tablet. 2013's Nexus 7 was a wonderful if underpowered little device, and there hasn't been a bigger version since 2012's Nexus 10. But a newcomer is almost certainly on the way soon, a 9-inch tab that could be the best of both worlds. » 9/22/14 12:08pm Today 12:08pm

I Can't Stop Watching This Parade of TV and Film's Biggest Spoilers

In the age of the Netflix binge-watch, no plot twist is sacred. Avoiding spoilers has become nearly impossible. So instead of fighting it, Netflix has embraced our brave new, spoiler-ridden world with a sub-site that pummels you with all of the biggest spoilers in cinematic and television history. It is incredible. » 9/22/14 10:24am Today 10:24am

This Shot of the Moon Is the First Photo Taken By a 3D-Printed Telescope

You might spend a few thousand dollars on a telescope that can see the moon's surface in detail, but a team of astronomers at University of Sheffield spent just a fraction of that. Using a 3D printer and a Raspberry Pi camera module, they built a telescope that can shoot 5MB images of sky. » 9/22/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

These Discounted Flash Drives Are Your Android's Best Friend

Update: Amazon has price matched all of the models, so if Best Buy is sold out, or if you prefer shopping at Amazon, it's an option now. » 9/22/14 9:46am Today 9:46am

Foolish Scientists Have Just Created Shape-Shifting Metal

Most movies are works of fiction, but the plots are based on real-world ideas. Including, apparently, the nightmarish future put forth in Terminator 2. A team of researchers from North Carolina State University decided the world would be a better place with terrifying shape-shifting T-1000s, and so have developed a… » 9/22/14 9:07am Today 9:07am