The man who invented the Pringles can was buried inside a Pringles can

Pringles varieties are as vast and varied as the stars in the sky: Barbecue. Sour Cream & Onion. Buffalo Ranch. Extreme Blazin' Buffalo Ranch. But one, single Pringles can exists on this Earth with a peculiar sort of flavor dust and no chips at all—the Pringles can that holds the ashes of its inventor, Fredric Baur. » 10/22/14 11:09am 10/22/14 11:09am

Potato Chip Boat Proves There's Far Too Much Air In Your Bag of Snacks

We all know the frustration of tearing open a huge, tantalizing bag of chips or nachos or Funyons or whatever and realizing the bag's 2/3rds air. Two South Korean college students just proved how empty our snack vessels are, by paddling a raft made of unopened potato chip bags across a river. » 10/04/14 7:00pm 10/04/14 7:00pm

Which brand of chips has the most chips in a bag of chips?

Dan Gentile of Thrillist has done God's work. He decided to take it upon himself to answer a question anyone who has ever sat on a couch for a long period of time has wondered: How many chips are actually in a bag of chips? And which type of chips has more full chips vs broken chips? And more. » 10/02/14 9:19pm 10/02/14 9:19pm

The Beef Jerky-Potato Chip Hybrid Is Real, and We Taste-Tested It

When we first wrote about Cherkees—the beef jerky potato chip hybrid—we called it "the pinnacle of human innovation." Granted, we may have gotten slightly carried away, but the concept of getting our required daily dose of jerky and chip simultaneously? What an amazing time-saver! Unfortunately, delays plagued these… » 8/19/14 12:20pm 8/19/14 12:20pm

How the Aged Vacuum Tube Could Save Moore's Law

Moore's Law is under threat. In the battle between chip designers and the laws of physics, it's beginning to look like it won't be long before it's impossible to double the number of transistors on integrated circuits every two years. But there could be a solution, and it involves—of all things—good old vacuum tubes. » 6/24/14 8:00am 6/24/14 8:00am

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 is 2014's Must-Have Mobile Chipset

The Snapdragon 800's had a good run, powering some (bordering on all) of the Android flagship models for the last year. Now there's an upgrade. Larger camera sensor support, Ultra HD video capture and a headline maximum clockspeed increase to 2.45GHz are the next-phone boasts of the Snapdragon 801. » 2/24/14 6:15am 2/24/14 6:15am

This Pringles Dispenser Will Revolutionize Snacks In a Can

Pringles changed the world for the better when it released its perfectly-stacked potato chips-in-a-can approach to snack food. But while the design helped to minimize broken chips, it also made them harder to reach as you went deeper in the can—a problem that's now solved thanks to this brilliant contraption that… » 11/15/13 1:30pm 11/15/13 1:30pm

Graphene Computer Chips Run on Light Instead of Electricity

Thanks to improvements in fiber optics, most of the information that you consume on any given day is transported by light. Quite inefficiently, however, most computer chips need electricity to operate, and scientists haven't quite figured out how to make the leap to more futuristic materials. At least not until… » 9/16/13 11:39am 9/16/13 11:39am

Apple Is Finally Going to Ditch Samsung's Chips

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has finally signed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co to make its guts for future iPhones and iPads. Specifically, TSMC will start mass-producing 20 nanometer chips for Apple in 2014, paving way for longer battery life in Samsung-less iPhones and iPads. » 6/28/13 8:54pm 6/28/13 8:54pm