iOS 9 Features, Leaks and Release Date: What You Need to Know

It’s a busy year for Apple. The super-shiny (and incredibly expensive) Apple Watch hit shops last month and the smart money and Mac Diviners have it on good authority that a brand new iPhone model may be touching down as early as August. (Apple even recently outed its latest budget-orientated iPhone on its own site.)… » 5/24/15 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Ride Along on a Four-Mile-Long Roller Coaster for Library Books

A few weeks ago we showed you images of incredible robotic library logistics, including the Telelift system of the National Széchényi Library in Budapest, Hungary. Last week I had a special opportunity to visit that library and take a look at its automated book transportation system—basically a roller coaster for… » 5/24/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Today's Best Deals: Home Theater Upgrades and Sticking it to Your ISP

The iPad Mini 3 starts at just $300 today at Best Buy, so if you don’t already own a Mini 2, this is a great excuse to buy in or upgrade: » 5/24/15 11:15am Today 11:15am

You Could Slide a Truck Down This Monstrous 50-Foot Long Slip N' Slide

If the Slip N’ Slide had one failing (besides killing a strip of grass in your parent’s backyard or injuring riders) it was that your slippery ride was over in the blink of an eye. But with this gigantic 50-foot long alternative, your slide will at least last take three or four blinks, if not more. » 5/23/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Christopher Lloyd's LEGO Ad Makes Us Want A New Back To The Future Movie

Doc Brown returns in this fun trailer for WB Games’ Lego Dimensions, in which the zany scientist helps construct the device that enables the toys (including his own tiny doppleganger, and lots of other familiar faces that have nothing to do with Back to the Future) to virtually “come to life.” » 5/23/15 4:50pm Yesterday 4:50pm

Not Again: How a 1969 Oil Spill Devastated the Santa Barbara Coast

It takes a disaster to shock us out of complacency. In January 1969, an oil well blew up off the coast of Santa Barbara, spilling an estimated three million gallons of black goo into the ocean—then the largest oil spill in U.S. waters ever. As images of dead birds and blackened beaches flooded the media, the modern… » 5/23/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

The Mattress Reimagined: Casper Delivers Comfort to You + Special Offer

Despite spending a third of our time in bed, mattress shopping remains a dreaded activity. It’s a soulless experience riddled with ambiguous terms, a lack of brand differentiation, smarmy sales people, and marked-up prices from major retail chains. Then there’s Casper, who, with a direct-to-consumer model and a … » 5/21/15 3:55pm Thursday 3:55pm

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