Skip the Gnome and Put a Fallen AT-AT On Your Lawn

The exact reason why people feel the need to adorn their lawns and gardens with ceramic gnomes may never be known, but maybe it's a not-so-secret way to show their allegiance towards a race of tiny human-like fantasy creatures? If that's the case, why not instead display your loyalties for something a little more… » 7/24/14 5:00pm 24 minutes ago

A High Intensity Video Light Lets Your GoPro See In the Dark

Just because the sun has set doesn't mean your action-packed antics are over for the day. So an Aussie company called Knog has created the Qudos, a high-intensity camera light that sits next to your GoPro, and other popular action cams, pumping out up to 400 lumens of brightness so you don't miss a single wipeout,… » 7/24/14 4:58pm 25 minutes ago

I just can't get enough of this awesome underwater missile launch

This is the first underwater launch of the BrahMos, the world's fastest cruise missile in operation capable of flying at Mach 3.0. I just like to see it pausing and changing direction in mid-air, like a scene from Robotech. The BrahMos is one of the reasons why aircraft carriers are obsolete. » 7/24/14 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

The All-American Expo That Invaded Cold War Russia

Over the course of six weeks during the height of the Cold War, almost three million Soviets visited an exhibition that celebrated America. American kitchens, American art, American cars, and most especially American capitalism. The American National Exhibition in Moscow was a full-court press to convince the Soviet… » 7/24/14 3:18pm Today 3:18pm

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Trick People Into Thinking a $20 Casio Is the iWatch

Apple's iWatch is a wonderful amazing revolutionary product that does not exist. But it feels like it's just around the corner, doesn't it? Like it's hiding in plain sight. Which is why it's hilarious to watch Jimmy Kimmel dupe people into thinking a dummy Casio is Apple's rumored smartwatch. » 7/24/14 2:39pm Today 2:39pm

A Display-Tweaking Algorithm Could Let You Ditch Glasses and Contacts

I spend too much of my waking life staring at screens. If you're reading this, you probably do, too. So instead of putting things on or in front of our imperfect eyeballs to correct and protect them, how about rethinking the screens we're staring at? Researchers at Berkeley, MIT, and Microsoft have developed a… » 7/24/14 2:14pm Today 2:14pm

Using goTenna's Pocket Antenna to Send Texts Without Cell Service

Inspired by the downed cell towers and utility outages of Hurricane Sandy, the folks at goTenna wanted a way to keep smartphones connected even when the grid fails. What they came up with is a pocket-sized handheld antenna that lets users send texts and location info without cell service. And we got to see a prototype… » 7/24/14 1:50pm Today 1:50pm

How to Use the Infinite Number of Email Addresses Gmail Gives You

One trick you may or may not have picked up about Gmail is that you can add in periods anywhere in the front part of your address and it makes no difference whatsoever: john.smith@gmail.com works just the same as johnsmith@gmail.com. What's more, you can add a plus sign and any word before the @ sign (e.g.… » 7/24/14 1:37pm Today 1:37pm

Sonic Cannons Are Going to Wreck East Coast Ecology in Search of Oil

The Obama administration's record on environmental responsibility took a huge hit last Friday when the Feds approved not only energy exploration off the Eastern seaboard for the first time in 40 years, but also the use of sonic cannons, which have been linked to immense disruptions of oceanic life. Who cares about the… » 7/24/14 12:50pm Today 12:50pm

Elite F-14 Flight Officer Explains Why The Tomcat Was So Influential

We sat at the end of the runway, our F-14's GE-110 motors humming, awaiting our clearance to begin what would be the last F-14 Demonstration ever. The Air Boss's voice crackled over the radio: "Tomcat Demo, you're cleared to five miles and 15k feet. The air show box is yours" At that very moment, I distinctly remember… » 7/24/14 12:46pm Today 12:46pm

Watch This Bot With a Broken Leg Learn To Walk Straight Again

Humans are highly adaptable creatures, and we'll do anything we can to prevent an injury from completely immobilizing us. So if robots are supposed to eventually take over all of our duties, they need to learn how to quickly bounce back from damage as well—which is what this research with walking robots is hoping to… » 7/24/14 12:28pm Today 12:28pm

Deals: Your New Soundbar, Custom Bluetooth Speaker, Timbuk2 Sale

Today's Amazon deal of the day is a highly-rated Polk Audio soundbar that'll be perfect for upgrading your home theater, or streaming music from your phone via Bluetooth. Today's price is over $80 less than Amazon has ever sold it for, and I'd be surprised if it lasts all day. [Polk Audio 39" Bluetooth Soundbar, $150] » 7/24/14 12:15pm Today 12:15pm

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As a budding trainee UI designer of no note whatsoever, I can vouch for the amount of knowledge that you must cram into your skull to become a great pixel-artist. To help get you started, we've teamed up with Train Simple, the Adobe-authorized trainer, to give you over 4,300 hours of tutorials for $79 — that's 84% off. » 7/23/14 5:49pm Yesterday 5:49pm