This Animated Video Simplifies Einstein's Complicated Twin Paradox

Einstein's Twin Paradox is super confusing for me, every time I think I fully understand it, I find more questions. The Twin Paradox is a thought experiment in special relativity when one twin travels to outer space while the other twin stays on Earth. When the space bound twin lands back on Earth, he'll find that… » 2/20/11 4:00pm 2/20/11 4:00pm

10 Gadgets That Help You Get Answers and Make Tough Decisions

The Thank Giz It's Friday roundup is all about fun, leisure and tools that you can use to make your life easier. And what would be better than having all of your questions and tough decisions answered for you? The key is to take your brain out of the equation and turn over the process to a combination of supernatural… » 8/01/08 6:00pm 8/01/08 6:00pm

Life's Mysteries: Why Xbox Live's Point System Makes No Sense

One of the most annoying things about Xbox Live is the currency setup. The points aren't 1-to-1 with real money (like on the Wii where $5=500 points), and you've gotta buy 'em in bulk—the bulk aspect made worse by the non-direct setup. There's a good reason for that, right? Well, Xbox Live's Aaron Greenberg actually… » 12/10/07 9:45am 12/10/07 9:45am