Contour Roam3 Hands-On: Shaky First Steps Back

The last time we saw an action-camera come out of Contour, it was for the Contour+2. Image quality was pretty good, but the mounts were way too fragile, and under the shadow of GoPro's colossal market-share, Contour shuttered its doors. But now it's back! And its first product back is... a slight improvement on its… » 9/23/14 12:00pm 15 minutes ago

A Robotic Octopus Would Surely Be Captain Nemo's Worst Nightmare

When designing robots it only makes sense to occasionally take a peek at what Mother Nature has already come up with for surviving and navigating our planet. But do robotics researchers have to keep choosing the world's most creepiest animals for inspiration? Does anyone really want to live in a world with unstoppable… » 9/23/14 11:10am Today 11:10am

11 Tips to Keep iOS 8 From Destroying Your Battery Life

While iOS 8 comes with plenty of advantages, upgrading to a new operating system is never without its drawbacks. Maybe battery life just ain't quite what you'd want it to be, but we've got some tips to squeeze the most out of that sucker and stay juiced all day long. » 9/23/14 10:54am Today 10:54am

Mysterious Radar Cloud Over the Midwest Was Actually... Butterflies

Was it a bird? A plane? A tornado cell? Nope. The huge, slow-moving cloud picked up on radar in Illinois and Missouri last week was nothing anyone expected. The US National Weather Service reports it was actually a swarm of millions of monarch butterflies—which have been disappearing at alarming speeds over the past… » 9/23/14 9:56am Today 9:56am

Are There Any Non-Terrible iPhone 6 Cases?

Smartphone cases are the devil's handiwork. We know that. But that still doesn't change the fact that, until our phones magically become 100 percent scratch proof, we're more or less forced to wrap our phones in the wretched things. We've already looked at the iPhone 6 Plus, and now it's time to outfit the smaller… » 9/23/14 9:46am Today 9:46am

10 Strange Projects In Development At NASA

NASA is pursuing future cosmic exploration with some rather unexpected whimsy. Occasionally fantastical but always backed by concrete science, here are 10 of the most awesomely strange projects NASA's scientists are cooking up. » 9/23/14 9:20am Today 9:20am

Panasonic Goes Old School With Its Cassette-Shaped Voice Recorder

Panasonic is clearly targeting a certain demographic, or at least a specific age group, with its latest voice recorder. Because anyone who grew up before the age of MP3s, or even compact discs, will spot the RR-S30's uncanny resemblance to an audio cassette tape. To anyone younger, it will simply look like something… » 9/23/14 9:15am Today 9:15am

Wink's New Touchscreen Smart Home Panel Belongs in the Jetsons' Foyer

When it introduced its ultra affordable hub a few months ago, Wink signaled that it wanted to win the smart home wars. Now, with the release of a touchscreen display and control pad called Relay, it's clear that the Quirky off-shoot is in a hurry, too. It's not like the home of the future is going to build itself! » 9/23/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Dubs Earplugs Don't Look Terrible So You Might Actually Wear Them

Dubs' "Acoustic Filters" are snazzy new earplugs that hope to conquer one of the biggest obstacles between you and wearing crucial gear to protect your hearing. Though they're not the first earplugs in the world, they're some of the first that don't look terrible. Can Dubs trick you into better hearing with design? » 9/23/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Polaroid Cube Review: A Tiny Adorable Camera

The Polaroid Cube is a delightful little camera that takes still shots and video. Like the name suggests, it's a tiny little cube just 35mm on a side. It sticks to any and all magnetic surfaces—even your dinner fork. It can be tossed around and taken out on the town and record all of life's oh-so-precious moments.… » 9/23/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

Videos: US Navy launches Tomahawk missiles against ISIS in Syria

The attack against ISIS in Syria has begun, according to the Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby: "US military & partner nation forces have begun striking ISIL targets in Syria using mix of fighters, bombers and Tomahawk missiles." The US Navy has released these videos to prove it. » 9/23/14 6:27am Today 6:27am

Short film: Kirsten Dunst deals with the stupidity of selfies

Kirsten Dunst plays herself in this short film directed by Matthew Frost: Two young women approach Kirsten on the street to take a selfie with her. The girls are more interested in the impact the selfie will have on their Instagram fans than in actually meeting her face to face. A sign of the times, I guess. » 9/23/14 5:17am Today 5:17am

Get Over 140 Udemy Courses for $19: Learn Visual Basic for Excel & More

Get 149 Udemy courses for just $19 a pop with promo code GWKR19, a savings of up to 85%. Udemy is one of the largest online learning marketplaces, featuring more than 10,000 instructors with expertise ranging from building web apps from scratch to yoga. All classes are $19 with Promo Code GWKR19. » 9/22/14 2:37pm Yesterday 2:37pm

You Survived Summer, Collect a $150 Visa Gift Card

Now that summer is behind us, it's hard to justify all that cash you bled in the name of boozy long weekends. If autumn you is broke, pale, and dreading the impending holiday money-suck, you're in the right place. We're giving away an $150 Visa gift card. Suck on that, summer. » 9/23/14 12:00pm 15 minutes ago