Digging With a Sand-Eating Dinosaur Glove Is Better Than a Shovel

If there's one thing kids are inherently good at, it's digging. Be it looking for the prize inside a box of cereal, or unearthing worms and other treasures in a garden. And when you combine that with dinosaurs—another popular obsession for kids—you get this fun dino skull digger that kids can wear like a glove to… » 3/05/15 7:22pm 41 minutes ago

The Amazing Photos Taken By a Crazy Subway Tunnel Spelunker 

Gregory Berg will be the first to tell you that he's insane. The New York-based photographer and urban spelunker likes climbing tall buildings and sneaking underground to photograph the parts of the subway most people never want to see. These are both crazy things to do. But the photos? They're amazing. » 3/05/15 7:00pm Today 7:00pm

Valve vs. Sony: Who's Got The Better VR Experience?

Ladies and gentlemen, we've got two front-runners in the virtual reality race. Sony's Project Morpheus and the HTC Vive are the best VR we've ever seen. Both let you actually reach out and grab objects, unlike the Oculus Rift. But which of these two technological marvels is the most promising? » 3/05/15 6:20pm Today 6:20pm

This is how professional designers create their posters

Although I've studied the basics of graphic design, every time I see a cool poster, or a beautiful record cover, my mind goes through the same process. Something like "Wow, that's cool. How the hell did they make this." Professional graphic designer James White explains in this interesting video how he does it. Take… » 3/05/15 6:06pm Today 6:06pm

This American Millionaire Is Using Drones To Rescue Migrants In Africa

Since 1993, 20,000 people have died in the Mediterranean Sea while fleeing war-torn Africa for the safety of European shores. Now, the world's first private maritime search and rescue operation is doing everything it can to help them. And they've already saved thousands of lives. » 3/05/15 6:02pm Today 6:02pm

A Stop-Motion Etch A Sketch Made of Dominoes Is Even Harder To Draw With

To help promote its online store that sells nothing but tiny plastic bricks, Bulk Dominoes enlisted the help of the extremely patient FlippyCat to build a giant Etch A Sketch that only works through the magic of stop motion. But it's the perfect way to represent just what a pain it is to draw anything recognizable on… » 3/05/15 5:52pm Today 5:52pm

Steam Machines Are Back

When I heard Valve wanted to take over the living room, I didn't believe it. When the rumors came true, I didn't think it could be done. When Valve failed to deliver Steam Machines last fall, I felt vindicated. Now, a year later, it's happening. I've tried them. I'm about to eat my words. » 3/05/15 5:13pm Today 5:13pm

So This Is What It's Like to Get Burnt to a Crisp By Smaug the Dragon

Yesterday, I stepped into the world of The Hobbit. I stood in Smaug the Dragon's cavernous lair. I cowered as the gigantic beast towered over me. The chance to go face-to-face with one of the most impressive CG creatures ever created, rendered using the most advanced graphics card in the world, is a pretty… » 3/05/15 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

This Kickstarter Is Clearly Just a Marketing Scam from the 90s

Yesterday we learned that Kickstarter is trying to hire someone to make sure scammy crap doesn't slip onto the crowdfunding page. Not a moment too soon: One of the grandpappies of all pseudo-science marketing scams recently raised over $210,000 and has the stamp of approval as a "Staff Pick" for peddling a revamped… » 3/05/15 3:33pm Today 3:33pm

5 Ludicrous Controllers That Help You Touch the Virtual World

Virtual Reality is a really neat idea but it's also problematic. The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Galaxy Gear VR all let us see new, virtual worlds but none of them let us touch it. How do you physically feel what's not really there? Maybe with one of these batshit crazy controllers. » 3/05/15 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

IMAX's New Laser Projectors Make Me Wish I Lived In a Movie Theater

Surround sound and 4K TVs are great for watching movies at home, but there's still nothing like sitting in front of a gigantic screen in an IMAX theater. I recently got an exclusive first look at the company's next-generation digital laser projectors, and I walked away from the experience wanting to see every single… » 3/05/15 2:43pm Today 2:43pm

Driving The Crazy BMW i8 On Snow Is Like Drifting The Millennium Falcon

The BMW i8 is like no other car on the road. Kids see it and think the Millennium Falcon just arrived. Adults think they've time traveled. So how is the Millennium Falcon at some good old fashioned snow drifting? That's what we found out on the second episode of Neat Stuff In Cool Cars. » 3/05/15 2:38pm Today 2:38pm

Step Up Your Sock Game with Endless Colors from Happy Socks (30% Off)

Basic essentials like socks are typically an afterthought. But with limitless color combinations and the mindset that there's a pair of socks and underwear for every occasion and style, Happy Socks brings these everyday essentials to the forefront. And right now you can get 30% off all items storewide. » 3/04/15 9:54am Yesterday 9:54am

Dollar Shave Club Delivers You a Great Shave for a Few Bucks a Month

You shouldn't have to pay $20 for a pack of razor blades. Especially not when you factor in the hassle of going to the drugstore and tracking down the employee who hates unlocking the special razor case just as much as you hate asking. Enter Dollar Shave Club, who deliver razors to you monthly for as little as $3,… » 2/10/15 5:15pm 2/10/15 5:15pm

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