The Pebble Smartwatch Now Doubles as a $100 Fitness Tracker

The days of dedicated fitness trackers may be numbered. The evidence is piling up: the Apple Watch will be your personal trainer, the new Basis Peak is adding smartwatch-like notifications... and now the Pebble smartwatch is becoming a fitness tracker too. » 9/30/14 1:00pm 7 minutes ago

Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word

Losing a laptop full of personal files like family photos is upsetting, but losing a laptop full of private corporate info and trade secrets is instead downright terrifying. So when you absolutely can't risk misplaced data falling into the wrong hands, a GSM-equipped SSD drive that can remotely physically… » 9/30/14 12:15pm 52 minutes ago

1970s Kids Dressed Up For the Year 2000

What will people dress like in the year 2000? That was the question in 1978 when kids at Lincoln Middle School in Indiana were encouraged to participate in a dress-up contest for "Year 2000 Day." Their answer? Apparently a little bit Judy Jetson, a heavy helping of astronaut, and maybe a dash of... Darth Maul? » 9/30/14 12:07pm Today 12:07pm

NASA's New Recoverable Telescope Will Float Above the Clouds by Balloon

Both terrestrial telescopes and their orbital counterparts have some pretty significant limitations—ground based observatories must deal with the obscuring effects of the Earth's atmosphere and space telescopes are incredibly expensive to launch. But NASA's newest telescope will deliver space-quality observations at a… » 9/30/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

Kobo Aura H2O Review: A Gorgeous, Waterproof Screen That No One Needs

The aftermarket-treated Waterproof Kindle is just about perfect: an already fantastic e-reader with the added bonus of being built like a rock. But all that comes with one hell of a price tag—$240, specifically. The new, waterproof $190 Kobo Aura H2O, though, promises to deliver on all those points for a fraction of… » 9/30/14 11:14am Today 11:14am

LTE Direct Will Let Your Phone Get Alerts With No Towers in Sight

Picture this. You walk into the subway but you don't lose service. Instead, your phone lights up with useful alerts—the train is delayed, a nearby kiosk is running a sale, your friend is standing on the other end of the platform. Meanwhile, there's not a cell tower within 500 yards. This is the world powered by the… » 9/30/14 11:10am Today 11:10am

Lightsaber Replacement Keys: No Need to Use the Forced Entry

Despite what you think of the Star Wars prequels, or even the original films, lightsabers will always be awesome. And despite there being everything from lightsaber bbq tongs to glowing knitting needles already out there, how could you not welcome these lightsaber-themed replacement keys with open arms? » 9/30/14 10:27am Today 10:27am

These Popular Bluetooth Speakers Are Only $30 Each Today

Whether you're taking them to the beach, a tailgate, or just using them to boost your iPad's volume in the kitchen, Bluetooth speakers are incredibly handy, and we've found a couple of highly-rated models for just $30 each today. » 9/30/14 9:45am Today 9:45am

Disney USB Chargers Make Outlets Fun, Which, Uh… Guys?

For those us without kids, these Disney-themed USB chargers seem like an adorable way to replace the adapters that came with our smartphones. But to anyone with a toddler roaming the house, exploring every last nook and cranny, they also serve as an engraved invitation to start playing with power outlets. » 9/30/14 9:23am Today 9:23am

The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel Is Debuting on Netflix

It's no secret that Netflix has flirted with the idea of footing the bill for "big" movie releases in the past, but now we're finally seeing what that actually means. Next August, the sequel to 2000's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be hitting Netflix and (select) IMAX theaters simultaneously. Other theaters be… » 9/30/14 9:20am Today 9:20am

Windows 9 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

Windows 8 has been limping through its existence for just about two years now, and despite the fact that its continual updates have improved it a fair bit, the numbers aren't encouraging. Microsoft knows this, and the rumors surrounding Windows 9 show that it's going to be a move back to more familiar territory.… » 9/30/14 8:53am Today 8:53am

18 Air Travel Hacks to Help You Kick Off Vacation Unfazed and Unscathed

As Pinterest and your grandmother's inspirational cross-stitches tell you, life is about the journey, not the destination. Traveling is fun. I mean, it's practically a miracle of human innovation (imagine how many tiny packets of peanuts are floating above our heads right now, then try to tell me it's not magic). » 9/30/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Caught Gadget Fever? A $150 Gift Card Should Take Care of That

With back to school season and tech release mania upon us, you've probably felt a little fever coming on. The only prescription? More gadgets. Sadly, the holidays are still a ways away, and the tech treats on your wish list won't show up under the tree for a while. But cheer up because we're giving you the chance to… » 9/26/14 3:59pm Friday 3:59pm

Name Your Own Price On This Top Learn To Code Bundle

Interested in learning to code? Whether you want to become a pro developer or just mess around with code as a hobby, it can be hard to get started. To help get you up to speed, we've put together a bundle of courses, covering HTML5, CSS, Objective C, Xcode, Python and more. The best part? it's name your own price. » 9/29/14 2:23pm Yesterday 2:23pm