There Are More Ways To Arrange a Deck of Cards Than Atoms on Earth

When you're shuffling a deck of cards, you're trying your best to ensure everything gets as mixed up as possible. But it turns out you might not have to try so hard. In this wonderful TedEd animation, Yannay Khaikin outlines the staggering number of ways a deck of 52 cards can be arranged. » 3/28/14 12:40pm 3/28/14 12:40pm

Real life Gambit blows things up by throwing playing cards

Growing up, I never wanted Cyclops' optic blast or Wolverine's adamantium claws or Magneto's power over magnetic fields, I wanted to throw cards like Gambit. I don't know if that makes me an unimaginative little kid who only dreamt about realistic powers but I do know I spent many summer days throwing cards at… » 2/26/14 11:14pm 2/26/14 11:14pm

Live Out Your Gambit Fantasies With a Set of Sharpened Steel Throwing…

You can try as hard as you want, but a set of adamantium claws are never going to spring forth from your hands. Nor will you ever be able to control the weather, fly, teleport, or read someone's mind. The closest you'll ever get to being a real-life X-Men is mastering this set of steel throwing cards like Gambit,… » 2/28/13 4:40pm 2/28/13 4:40pm

Rain Man's Finally Met His Match With This Blackjack-Dealing Robot

If you thought Dustin Hoffman's Rain Man character took a cold, calculating approach to gambling, he's got nothing on Yaskawa Motoman Robotics' new SDA10F blackjack dealing robot. Using a sophisticated vision system it's even able to recognize the cards it's dealing, so casinos could still use their standard Bicycle… » 2/22/13 8:37am 2/22/13 8:37am

Here Are the Business Cards of Famous People

Even though business cards seemed like they would be one of the first things to get killed by some fancy techwiznology, they've managed to survive even though the use of dead paper is dying. Everybody has business cards—even the super rich and super famous. Here are a few business cards from people you definitely… » 1/22/13 8:20pm 1/22/13 8:20pm

Here's a Simple Card Trick You Can Learn in a Minute

Our friends at BoingBoing put together a video to show you a simple and fun card trick that anyone can learn in no time: Using a deck of playing cards, make three piles of three cards each. Flip a pile over to note the bottom card and then combine all three piles into one, making sure that the pile you flipped over… » 1/21/13 9:00pm 1/21/13 9:00pm

I Just Made a Stupid Card with Apple's Stupid Card App and It Wasn't…

We can't believe Apple bothered to develop a Cards app for the iPhone but hey, there are old people who still love to send and receive cards and young people who've forgotten what cards even are and they both use the iPhone. It's out in the app store now so I just sent myself a card. I'm sort of excited? » 10/12/11 5:24pm 10/12/11 5:24pm