Photoshop Contest: What Else Is Hiding in This Cryptic Lincoln Pic?

As you may or may not have heard, a University of North Carolina professor claims to have found a major mistake in Lincoln history. Some blurry, sepia-skinned dude in the photo who we'd believed was Lincoln was actually not! As this Smithsonian Magazine article details, it's more likely that Lincoln is this other » 10/03/13 5:20pm 10/03/13 5:20pm

You Can Get a Poop Transplant in a Pill Now

Exciting news is afoot in the world of medical poop. Researchers have developed a new treatment for those suffering from Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile, that puts gut-saving bacteria in a pill, doing away with the need for a traditional fecal transplant. In other words, you don't have to eat poop. » 10/03/13 4:54pm 10/03/13 4:54pm

Apple Just Bought (Another) Personal Assistant Maker

Looks like Siri might be getting an upgrade after Apple bought Cue, an app that makes personalized agendas based on scanning emails. TechCrunch's sources say that the purchase price was somewhere between $40 and $60 million, and that Apple plans to keep the company running. In other words, watch out Google Now. [… » 10/03/13 4:31pm 10/03/13 4:31pm

The World's Biggest Dump Truck Can Haul a Staggering 500 Tons

What looks like a small apartment complex is actually the biggest vehicle man has ever dared to put on eight wheels. Designed and built by a Belarusian company called BelAZ, the 75710 (come on, you couldn't have thrown the word mega in there?) itself weighs almost 900 tons, and can haul close to 500 tons of mined rock. » 10/03/13 4:21pm 10/03/13 4:21pm

Bees Can't Find Flowers Thanks to Diesel Exhaust

Diesel exhaust is pretty nasty stuff. Pass an overloaded 18-wheeler clouding up the highway, and that acrid plume of hydrocarbons will overpower even your best little tree air freshener. As new research lays out, that exhaust doesn't just smell bad, it messes with the scent of flowers. And that's big trouble for our … » 10/03/13 4:20pm 10/03/13 4:20pm

Report: Amazon Is Cooking Up a Set-Top Box For the Holidays

The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is working on a set-top box that will be ready in time for the holidays. And surprise, surprise, the lynchpin of this rumor is that Amazon has some major content deals in the works. » 10/03/13 3:20pm 10/03/13 3:20pm

Facebook Home Plays Nice With Every Social Network That Isn't Twitter

Hey, so remember Facebook Home? Yeah, probably not. Which isn't surprising considering it wasn't much more than Zuck's half-baked attempt at getting his eager fingers into the phone market. But now, Home wants to be relevant once again for the first time by bringing in all your other favorite social media accounts—you… » 10/03/13 2:47pm 10/03/13 2:47pm

Explore the Ghostly Cityscapes of North Korea In this Creepy Timelapse

Want to visit North Korea? No? Well the Koryo Group—the world's leading DPRK travel specialist—aims to change your mind with this timelapse. Is it working? » 10/03/13 2:40pm 10/03/13 2:40pm

This Hypnotic Turntable's Glowing Platter Floats on Magnets

If you're a fan of the supposedly warmer, richer sound of vinyl, you owe it to yourself to outfit your sound system with gear that does your record collection justice. And as long as you're not scratching on the side, the turntables that McIntosh has been making for decades will do your analog music proud.… » 10/03/13 2:01pm 10/03/13 2:01pm

Deals: Logitech UE Airplay Speaker, HTC One Mini, Blu-ray Bundles

Quality Airplay speakers tend to be expensive, but today you grab this Logitech UE Air Speaker for only $139, which is about $60 less than anyone else is selling it for. Depending on what your device situation is you may wish this had a lightning connector (you can always adapt), but it's more likely that you'll… » 10/03/13 1:45pm 10/03/13 1:45pm

The Artificial Islands That Would Have Let Us Leapfrog the Atlantic

At the dawn of long-distance air travel only the very brave dared to cross something as vast as the Atlantic Ocean. If crisscrossing the globe by air was going to come to the masses, some people believed it would have to be helped along by some new innovations—like these artificial islands of the future, courtesy of… » 10/03/13 1:40pm 10/03/13 1:40pm

How Dyson Made Its Airblade Hand Dryers 50 Percent Quieter

They're the greatest thing to happen to public washrooms since those automatic toilet seat covering contraptions, but now Dyson's engineers have managed to find a way to make its Airblade hand dryers even better by reducing their noise by 5o percent. Because as impressive as drying your hands in just 12 seconds is,… » 10/03/13 12:46pm 10/03/13 12:46pm

The iPhone 5S Motion Sensors Are Totally Screwed Up

Since the iPhone 5S landed in the hands of new owners a few weeks ago, there have been reports that on-board sensors like the gyroscope, compass, and accelerometer haven't been working properly on some devices. We've confirmed the new iPhone's failings on our own. It's not just off. It's embarrassing. » 10/03/13 12:24pm 10/03/13 12:24pm

Inside a Boeing Engineer's Impossibly Small Dream Pad

Steve Sauer, Seattle resident and Boeing aircraft interior designer, was simply looking for some storage space when he found the tiny room that would become his home. But at just 182 square feet, these DIY living quarters required a decade of work, countless hours of wrangling with city planners, and just about all… » 10/03/13 12:20pm 10/03/13 12:20pm

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