Microsoft Built a Cable Box Killer. Then They Killed It.

Last month, Microsoft confirmed that Windows Media Center would not be included in Windows 10. It was not a surprise, because almost no one uses Windows Media Center (it was only available as a paid add-on in Windows 8). But it is a shame, because Windows Media Center might be the best DVR software out there. And it… » 6/05/15 2:45pm 6/05/15 2:45pm

Dad of the Year Builds Functional 737 Cockpit in Kids’ Bedroom

Your father may have taken you camping, or driven you to cello practice, or taught you all the lyrics to Jefferson Starship songs. But chances are he didn't go the lengths Laurent Aigon. Over the last five years, at great expensive and after much effort, he built a 737 cockpit so life-like, it's been used as a… » 7/27/13 4:30pm 7/27/13 4:30pm

In The Tragicomedy That Was Your Childhood Who Played Your Dad?

People seem to have strong feelings about TV dads. They round them up and rank them. And no one ever really got over the whole Danny Tanner situation. But which TV dad is your dad? If it's not immediately obvious (mine is definitely Bill Nye) then you may need some help. And it exists! This flowchart will help you… » 6/16/13 8:00pm 6/16/13 8:00pm

The Ultimate Father's Day Shopping Deadline Guide

You know that Father's Day is coming up. But if you're anything like me, "June 19th" still sounds distant enough that you haven't gotten off your ass to actually buy a gift. It's not too late. (But it almost is!) Here's a list of places that should have presents your dad won't hate, and that will still deliver by… » 6/15/11 11:00am 6/15/11 11:00am

Son Gets Steampunk Clock As Wedding Present From Dad

In a story sure to melt the gears in our brass-and-copper hearts, one steampunk fan toiled for weeks in his workshop in order to present his son with an intricate walnut clock as a wedding present. The best thing is, the son had been the one to introduce him to steampunk in the first place. The dad-humor in the note… » 5/31/08 10:00am 5/31/08 10:00am

#1 Dad Notebook Mouse Has a Pretty Specific, Limited Target Market

You're a pretty good dad, I guess, but are you the #1 dad? Are you better than all the other dads in the world? If so, this notebook mouse is designed with you and you alone in mind. If not, get back to ruining your kid's future with your shoddy parenting. There's nothing for you here. [Product Page via i4u] » 5/22/08 4:40pm 5/22/08 4:40pm