How ridiculously giant chocolate Easter eggs are made

I don't see anything excessive about this at all. Instead, I see a chocolate fountain I'd like to install at my house. I now crave a giant chocolate Easter egg I could spend 40 days and 40 nights eating. And I want every meal I eat to be put together by these joy givers who artfully assemble this humungous… » 3/27/15 6:00pm 19 minutes ago

This Spartan Organizer Defends Your Desk Against Clutter

Even though the majority of your work day is probably spent staring at a computer screen, somehow your desk gets cluttered faster than you can clean it. So following up on its Spartan-themed knife block, the talented and fully-digited woodworkers at Missing Digit Woodshop have created a desktop version that can now… » 3/27/15 5:16pm Today 5:16pm

It's Almost Impossible To Tell This Butterfly Is Actually a Robot

The butterfly is one of nature's most graceful creations, but with upgrades from Festo, this robotic doppleganger is better equipped to navigate large spaces. It might flap and flutter like the real thing, but this butterfly is 100 percent artificial—although the branding on the wings probably gave that away. » 3/27/15 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

What's Inside A Shotgun Shell And Why

A shotgun shell can achieve anything from lightly peppering a clay target at close range to taking down a deer at 35 yards. And that huge variance in capability can all come out the business end of a single gun. That's because you can precisely tailor what's inside a shell to your specific needs. Here's how. » 3/27/15 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Dragster Bicycles Prove Once and For All Who's Fastest On Two Wheels

Getting your first bike means two things: you're free to explore your neighborhood farther than you ever could, and you can finally prove which of your friends is indeed fastest—a coveted honor when you're six-years-old. So if it's speed on two wheels you're after, what could possibly be faster than a dragster bicycle? » 3/27/15 3:10pm Today 3:10pm

A.I. Pilots Are Not The Solution To Preventing Airline Disasters

We're still trying to understand the horrific Germanwings tragedy. But already, some people are suggesting it could have been prevented if a computer had been flying the plane. But that's not the solution. We spoke to an expert about why an A.I. pilot would open up an entirely new set of risks and complications. » 3/27/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Short film about using the microwave makes fun of something we all do

You've done this. I've done this. We've all done this before. Daniel Koren completely nails the hilarious truth about using the microwave late at night and how our initial goodwill for silence is negated by our stupidity and desire for hot food. We all start out as a do good superhero and end up as his goofy klutz of… » 3/27/15 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

This Robot Arm's Water Balloon Gripper Is Inspired By a Gecko's Tongue

Five fingers at the end of an arm has turned out to be a fantastic tool for humans, but coordinating so many digits is a lot to ask of a robot. So inspired by the stretchy tongue on a gecko, engineers at Festo have come with a bulbous-looking water-filled gripper that's just as adept at picking things up as the human… » 3/27/15 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

Police Departments Offer "Safe Lots" For Craigslist Transactions 

You can find some great deals on bargain automobiles on Craigslist. However, recent stories about buyers and sellers being robbed or even killed illustrates the risk you take when dealing with an online stranger. Some police departments are responding by allocating a portion of their parking lot to ensure a safe sale. » 3/27/15 1:57pm Today 1:57pm

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Don't Be A Statistic: Be Smarter About Protecting Your Passwords

It's embarrassing and a bit terrifying, but it's time to admit an Internet behavior that many are guilty of. Nobody is proud of it, but it's happening in staggering numbers: password laziness. Chances are your password choice is not enough to guard your most important financial information, your clients' documents, or… » 2/18/15 4:00pm 2/18/15 4:00pm

Dollar Shave Club Delivers You Fresh Razors for a Few Bucks a Month

It's no secret that shaving with a fresh razor blade feels great. But razor prices are so high people try to make their blades last for weeks at a time. Doing so causes cuts, skin irritation, and generally painful shaves. But with Dollar Shave Club you can always get a smooth shave with a fresh razor because they… » 3/06/15 1:31pm 3/06/15 1:31pm