Just How Long Is NASA's Opportunity Rover Going to Last?

In 2004, NASA landed its Opportunity rover on Mars. Initially intended to run for 90 days, it's now spent 11 years trundling around the planet. At this rate, it'll still be roaming around on the red rust by the time we terraform the place. » 3/27/15 6:05am Friday 6:05am

These Are the (Fictional) Apple Watch Accessories You'll Really Want

Soon, an simple Apple Watch won't be enough. You'll need a slew of accessories to go with it, too. How about one of these? [Joy of Tech] » 3/26/15 6:28am Thursday 6:28am

Sunday Comics: Stop Beating Things To Death

Welcome to Kotaku's Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon. » 3/22/15 3:44pm 3/22/15 3:44pm

What Your Email Domain Says About You

Your email address can tell your recipient a lot about you—and not just your name. Your choice of domain can mark you out as tech-savvy, behind the times, nerdy, old or just plain lazy. Do you agree with Doghouse Diaries' analysis? [Doghouse Diaries] » 3/20/15 3:50am 3/20/15 3:50am

Why It Pays to Check You're Talking to the Right Call Center Worker

However frustrated you are, however adamant you are that you're in the right, it always pays to make sure you're ranting at the correct call center worker. Because not doing might just frustrate you more. [Doghouse Diaries] » 3/16/15 3:45am 3/16/15 3:45am

How to Predict a Technology's Success From What Engineers Say About It

Engineers, programmers and technologists are an incredibly clever and talented bunch—but that doesn't mean they can predict the market. Here's how you an judge a product's success based on what they say. » 3/11/15 6:20am 3/11/15 6:20am

A Fun Flowchart to Help You Choose Which Apple Watch to Buy

There's a bewildering array of options to choose from if you're thinking of buying an Apple Watch. Perhaps what you need is this useful flow chart to help guide your decision-making. » 3/10/15 4:00am 3/10/15 4:00am

At Least We Got a New Optical Illusion Out of That Goddamn Dress

Never has the color of a dress prompted so much excitement on the Internet. But now, along with some fascinating insights into the science of vision and lessons in overexposure, we have an enduring reminder of the meme, in the shape of an optical illusion truly for the modern age.[XKCD] » 2/27/15 3:30am 2/27/15 3:30am

This Little Professor Calculator Unboxing Video Is Hilarious

Unboxing videos are generally a complete waste of YouTube storage. But what about when you've just laid your hands on... a Little Professor calculator?
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Kinect Is Teaching Cops Some Sweet Beatdown Moves

So Microsoft's Kinect was a video gaming bust. Whatever. It's still got its uses. Like...helping police work on their "use of force options" against suspects. You know, whether to shout or shoot at a guy. » 2/16/15 5:03am 2/16/15 5:03am

The File-Naming Convention You Really Use

No matter how hard you try, now matter how much you want to develop a logical naming system for your documents, there is only one that you really ever use. And that's final. No, I mean, really final. Final final. [Doghouse Diaries] » 2/11/15 5:00am 2/11/15 5:00am

Prank Transforms Living Room Into Gigantic Ball Pit

I am not generally a fan of being pranked, but I fully endorse anyone who wants to fill my home with colorful plastic balls while I'm out running errands. » 1/18/15 5:06pm 1/18/15 5:06pm

How Not to Pick the Right Tool For the Job

If in doubt, grab the nearest tool and try that. Or, as Randall Monroe suggests, "if you encounter a hex bolt, but you only brought screwdrivers, you can try sandwiching the head of the bolt between two parallel screwdriver shafts, squeezing the screwdrivers together with a hand at either end, then twisting. It… » 1/16/15 4:36am 1/16/15 4:36am

Hilarious ad shows what happens when a stuntman screws up all the time

Probably inspired by the thousands of YouTube videos featuring daredevils failing in their stunts, the ad agency 303lowe created this hilarious ad for Australian insurance company Budget Direct—the story of Captain Risky and his clumsy stunts. It is brilliant. » 1/06/15 8:08am 1/06/15 8:08am