I think it's safe to say we're all in need of a relaxing weekend. Lucky for you, we've got just the thing. Whether it's a countertop gadget that makes weed butter, a 400-year-old math problem that's finally been solved, or a peek inside NYC's new giant tunnels, here's the best stuff we did this week.
Art Williams Jr. says he never really knew how money worked until he went to prison three times. It's ironic because Art Williams is also one of the most infamous money counterfeiters in recent American history. And he almost got away with it.
It's little wonder why e-cigarettes' popularity has exploded into a $2 billion industry over the last few years; the promise of safe, harmless nicotine delivery without all the carcinogenic byproducts of looseleaf combustion is a hard offer to pass up. But are these devices and the nicotinated fluids they atomize really that safe? Stephen Dorf says so. Science, on the other hand, says it's complicated.
"To everyone sitting on their couches watching Shark Week: that's cool I guess. I prefer to go out, jump in and ride them like a horse." Steve Fernandez did just that with a 20,000lbs whale shark off the coast of New York City.
Tesla is planning a so-called Gigafactory, an enormous battery plant to supply the company's upcoming high-volume Model 3. California wants that factory bad, offering to waive its environmental regulations to win it. That's bad news—for Tesla, for California, for you and me, and for the future of electric cars.
Way back in 1611, Johannes Kepler suggested that the most efficient way to stack spheres—like arranging oranges for sale—was in a pyramid formation. Sadly, he couldn't prove it, but now a computer has finally verified it to be true, settling centuries of debate.
TMZ, famous for showing us some of the world's most prominent genitalia, has another big exclusive on its hands—this time for all you tech nerds out there. "Drool, geeks," the headline reads, and behold the glorious watermarked images of a phone that is almost definitely not the iPhone 6.
It's been several months since we last checked in with New York City's perennially delayed, incredibly expensive infrastructural wonder: The East Side Access project, a plan to build a new station beneath Grand Central station that will connect Manhattan and Queens. Deep below the city, work continues—and now, the MTA has given us an update.
A comprehensive list of possible futures, ranked from least desirable to most desirable.
The saying "Post-PC" by now is overused and tired, much like bemoaning Windows 8 or fawning over Apple products. We're stuck in a hopeless Groundhog Day loop where we're constantly entering, exiting, and reentering the Post-PC era. It's all bullshit.
Toking's not for everyone and neither is vaping. A growing portion of both the recreational and medical marijuana crowds are turning to edibles to deliver their THC. Now, you can make your own cookable concentrates more easily and more quickly than you could by hand with the Magical Butter MB2.
Drones are fun. Let's just get that out there. The small, semi-affordable aircraft that violate some people's privacy, hurt others' faces, and generally cause trouble are super duper fun. They're also very, very complicated.