The Beautiful Process of Turning Quartz Into Lab Glass at 3,000 Degrees

If you work in a lab, you've probably used lab glass made from quartz. But you probably haven't realized that the reason those test tubes are so durable is exactly what makes them so hard to mold. These beautiful GIFs, shot at GE's Global Research in upstate New York, shows exactly what it takes to make those beakers. » 6/30/14 1:24pm 6/30/14 1:24pm

Google I/O Wishlist: What We Want (And What We'll Get)

Google's biggest day of the year is here: Google I/O! And along with fancy developer seminars with enticing names like "open-source technologies from the Hadoop ecosystem as part of your Cloud toolkit," we're also going to get some Fun Announcements. Here's what we're expecting, what we're hoping for, and what'll have… » 6/25/14 9:35am 6/25/14 9:35am

Photoshop Contest: Robert Scoble's Google Glass Shower Photo Turns One

One year ago today, the gods smiled upon us and bestowed man with the greatest, most seductive gift since Prometheus first brought fire down from Mt. Olympus. And to celebrate a full year of having a wet, naked Robert Scoble seared into our memory, we thought we'd mark the occasion with a Photoshop contest. » 4/28/14 2:40pm 4/28/14 2:40pm

Google Sent Out Broken Glass to Try on "For Look Purposes Only"

Is the only thing holding you back from entering the world of Glass the fact that you can't decide which color best brings out your eyes? Worry no more. Google's fixed the problem by sending potential Explorers all four colors of Glass' Titanium Collection. And because this is just about about how great(?) you'll look… » 4/18/14 5:33pm 4/18/14 5:33pm

A Google Glass App That Helps the Watchers Watch the Watchmen

If you're committed to avoiding the gaze of the ever-growing number of cameras recording our every move, Google Glass hardly seems like a sensible purchase. That is, unless your face-computer can steer you around each camera's field of view. Enter Sander Veenhof's new Glass app, Watch Your Privacy. Now, you and your… » 4/16/14 2:20pm 4/16/14 2:20pm

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Review: Great Glass That Punches Above Its Price

Sigma has been the darling of the lens world recently, producing high-performance products at reasonable prices. Its latest is the 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens, a long awaited addition to their line that we recently had the pleasure of trying out. You're not going to find much more lens for the price. » 4/11/14 8:35am 4/11/14 8:35am