How They Clean Those Gigantic Solar Energy Plants

The world's largest solar plants sure look amazing, but for those with inquisitive minds they raise one big question: how the hell do they keep all those panels clean? Nowadays, using robots like this! » 4/01/14 6:45am 4/01/14 6:45am

This Multifunctional Sofa Is Truly the Furniture of the Future

Forget never leaving the apartment; how about never leaving the couch? This concept sofa by Milan-based Burak Kocak has features enough to mean that you could sit at it for days on end. » 4/01/14 6:00am 4/01/14 6:00am

Verizon's Quantum TV DVR Records up to 12 Channels at Once

Verizon's latest DVR is less set-top box and more home media server: with six tuners and a 1TB hard drive, you can add a second DVR unit to record up to 12 channels at once and feed 10 TVs at any given time. » 4/01/14 4:49am 4/01/14 4:49am

Reuters: Larger iPhone 6 Screens to Enter Production by May

Rumors of larger iPhones have been swirling around for some time now, and the WSJ recently suggested that two would arrive some time this year. Now, a Reuters report suggests that those rumored larger screens may go into production as soon as May. » 4/01/14 3:41am 4/01/14 3:41am

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7 Brilliant April Fools' Products We Hope Become Real One Day

Thanks to the hardworking folks at ThinkGeek, the absolute worst day of the year is once again made a little more bearable with a bunch of April Fools' Day prank products that are all actually kind of awesome. » 4/01/14 2:30am 4/01/14 2:30am

Watch this guy demolishing a building by jumping on the ground

This was posted on February but got no attention until yesterday, when these guys found it. And while it may have been staged, I have no problem believing it—there have been many similar cases of rotten or fragile buildings falling under minimal vibration. » 4/01/14 2:27am 4/01/14 2:27am

The entire Game of Thrones told in 9 minutes

Game of Thrones season 4 starts this weekend. Everyone is going to be talking about it but you have no idea about what it is about. Or perhaps you forgot some plot elements after an entire year. You can do two things: Watch the three seasons for six days starting right now or watch this 9-minute summary: » 4/01/14 2:08am 4/01/14 2:08am

This giant camera is not a fake but an awesome two-story building

This is a really silly building. When I first saw it I thought it was probably some kind of Photoshop fake. It isn't. It's cool establishment in South Korea called Dreamy Café. It looks like an awesome red Rolleiflex and inside it's full of of awesome vintage cameras too. » 4/01/14 1:55am 4/01/14 1:55am

Wonderful prank turns waitress' shift into the best day of her life

Instead of coming up with idiotic ideas, perhaps all the dumb companies trying to push their stupid April Fools' Day "jokes" down our throats should start making some actually awesome pranks. Like this one, played on young waitress Chelsea Roff, who basically got her shift turned into the best day of her life. » 4/01/14 12:13am 4/01/14 12:13am

Is This What Will Become of Humanity's Enduring Monuments?

In case you hadn't heard, we're all pretty much doomed. It's just a matter of time before nature sets about wiping any remaining traces of our failed human civilization and reabsorbing even our most enduring monuments as her own. » 4/01/14 12:00am 4/01/14 12:00am

Holy crap, Krispy Kreme is making pie donuts

Donuts are one of the world's most perfect foods, and it's just about impossible to make them better. But that doesn't mean people shouldn't try. So that's why I applaud Krispy Kreme for combining its donuts with one of the world's other most perfect foods: Pie. » 3/31/14 10:48pm 3/31/14 10:48pm

Extraordinary picture: Three dragon storms sweeping the US

This is a really unusual weather situation, according to the National Weather Service: Three low pressure systems in line over the entirety of North America. NASA Goddard describes them as "three atmospheric dragons." They do look like dragons! It must be a Game of Thrones' marketing ploy. » 3/31/14 10:17pm 3/31/14 10:17pm

Airbnb announced today that it will begin charging San Francisco's 14 percent hotel tax on reservations in the city, starting this summer. The taxes will be paid by guests. Last week, the company announced a different partnership in Portland, Oregon, where Airbnb itself will pay some city taxes. » 3/31/14 9:46pm 3/31/14 9:46pm

How Daft Punk's bad english made Get Lucky a hit

Incredible video of a Syrian airplane shooting straight at a cameraman

There are very few things as scary as having a war plane coming at you firing its machine gun. The Aviationist found this video of a Syrian Arab Air Force Mig-29 Fulcrum strafing at rebel positions. Oh yes, that war is still going on, although nobody is paying attention any more. » 3/31/14 8:30pm 3/31/14 8:30pm

A Flaming Lips Album Syncs With Dark Side of the Moon and Wizard of Oz

Okay bear with us for a second: in 2009 the Flaming Lips covered Dark Side of the Moon. Now they've made that project even Flaming Lips-ier, by releasing an immersive companion album you're supposed to play along with the original Pink Floyd recording. Oh, and it syncs up with the Wizard of Oz apparently. » 3/31/14 8:00pm 3/31/14 8:00pm

How Baseball's First Major League Night Game Got Its Lights

As you settle down to watch the Opening Day night games tonight, you probably won't be thinking about the massive array of lights that illuminate the game. But that blinding artificial sunlight was once a technological phenomenon that stunned fans and had the police threatening to shut it down. » 3/31/14 7:34pm 3/31/14 7:34pm

The Pirate Bay's Oldest Torrent Is Turning 10 And It's... A Recipe Book

When the biggest file-sharing site on the internet first came into existence, it was entirely in Swedish and boasted just a few hundred torrent files. But the very first of those, the one that started it all, was uploaded almost exactly 10 years ago and, shockingly enough, wasn't porn. It was a recipe book. » 3/31/14 7:00pm 3/31/14 7:00pm

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How to Wake Yourself Up in the Afternoon, Without Caffeine

It happens like some sick narcoleptic clock work: every day around 3 PM, your body yearns for a very inconvenient nap. Don't worry, you aren't the only one dozing off: nearly 40% of U.S. adults fall asleep unintentionally during the day. The answer isn't an IV drip of coffee straight into your bloodstream (in fact,… » 3/31/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

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