Google Chromecast Review: Smaller, Faster, and Still Totally Worth It

Two years ago the Google god in the sky gave unto us a $35 dollar media-streaming dongle, and lo, it was good. Pretty good anyway, and it got better with software updates, but it still has lagging tendencies. Well, it’s 2015 baby, so what’s the new Chromecast got? Less lag! And... that’s pretty much it. But honestly,… »10/22/15 3:45pm10/22/15 3:45pm


Sturgis Bike Rally From Above: Drone's-Eye View Of The Madness

Sturgis is a small town in western South Dakota with a year-round population of less than 7,000 people. Yet every year more than a hundred thousand bikers descend on that tiny town for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This year being the 75th anniversary the numbers are even higher. But of course they haven’t just… »8/09/15 2:26pm8/09/15 2:26pm

The only reason we need to celebrate 2015—and every year until we die

The New Year is here. A unit of time that doesn't mean anything to the Universe—stars, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, quasars, dark matter, and the other living beings that for sure populate the cosmos don't care about the arbitrary dates that we little humans have created. And yet, we celebrate. »1/01/15 6:46am1/01/15 6:46am

Help Please: Power Laces Project For the Back to the Future 2015 Sneakers

The Nike Hyperdunks 2015 edition are cool reminders of the love we all have for Back to the Future. But I think you'll agree when I say they'd be like 100x cooler with power laces. So I've been chatting up Phil Torrone, Nick Bilton, and a few others nerds to get some ideas on how to do it. We're researching how to… »8/04/08 9:00am8/04/08 9:00am

Feet On: Nike's Hyperdunk 2015 Sneakers Bring Me Back to the Future

Nike's limited edition 2015 variant of the Hyperdunk Supremes just got here. The sneakers aren't just pretty - they're incredibly light for a high top at 13-ounces. The translucent rubberized upper has threads running through it at a crosspattern. Nike calls it Flywire tech, but I also recognize the idea from… »8/01/08 4:54pm8/01/08 4:54pm