We all thought it. We watched the first Warcraft trailer and thought, “Oh no, that’s a lot of CGI.” Immediately, the nightmare scenario popped into our heads: the possibility that this amazing video game had been turned into a sterile mess, without a shred of drama or humanity. »
Ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek ran the entire Appalachian trail last summer in 46 days, eight hours, and seven minutes, averaging 48 miles per day. So he knows what’s up with fitness gear that can withstand some brutal circumstances.
You likely have one of Ben Rivera’s designs in your pocket or on your keychain right now. If not, he’s hoping to put one there. This is where Leatherman came from and where it’s going with new, wearable tools like the Tread. »
One night in Berlin, a young woman from Spain meets a group of local guys while leaving a nightclub. She clicks with one of them, and so she decides to hang out with the group. Instead of being repelled when they attempt to break into a car that isn’t theirs, she’s enticed. They kick off a wild night that involves… »
Eustace Conway is a naturalist, author and appears on the History Channel’s “Mountain Men.” He was also the subject of the book “The Last American Man,” so his thoughts on manhood in modern day America may be relevant. »
10 years ago, Alan Yiu watched as clients of his family’s Vancouver garment factory sent their business to China. So, he launched his own outerwear brand — Westcomb. This is how he did it and what he learned along the way.
Tonight’s episode of Mythbusters, Flights of Fantasy features two very different types of flying machines: drones and a Lockheed U-2 spy plane. Show hosts Adam Savage and Jaime Hyneman took a couple of minutes to chat with us about the episode and the rest of the newly-rebooted season of the show. »
What happens when two iconic scientists talk about saving our planet? Read on to find out what happened when E O Wilson and Sean Carroll—two giants in their field—sat down to discuss just that.
Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA started working with speaker manufacturer Boombotix in mid-2014, and he says he wanted make more than just another branded product. "I just had a bigger idea than sticking my logo on something," he told me at CES in Las Vegas. "I thought we could make this great product a little greater." His… »
Sometimes it's easy to forget that Steve Jobs was once quite a visionary. His legacy has arguably been tarnished by stories of his need for total control, the bizarre antics at the end of his life, not to mention a shitty biopic starring Ashton Kutcher which hopefully won't be the last word on the man. But when you… »
A few days ago, I found myself in a crowded Manhattan office watching Laura Poitras sign posters for her new documentary. Each signature appeared above the film's title—Citizenfour—and below the film's subject—Edward Snowden. She didn't think she had time, but her handler insisted. It's taken me a while, but only now… »
Even though most of us never even notice it, Apple has a fantastic history of sound design, from the ping of the text message to the decades-old powering up noise. That legacy runs through Apple's new era of product design too, right down to the sound of the new Apple Watch clicking open. »
19-year-old Kendall Jones caused international controversy recently by posting pictures of her exotic animal kills to Facebook. Her argument? Hunting them helps protect the species. Can it? We asked The Texas Huntress. »
Dr. James Hubbard doesn't want to treat your injury. He wants to teach everyone how to deal with their own medical emergencies. Here's how to avoid Obamacare and do it yourself. »
Back from Belize, crazy-man extraordinaire John McAfee has settled down in Portland for the time being. And, of course, he's still giving some characteristically insane interviews. Before he's asserted that if he's going to do drugs, they're going to be good ones. Now, in an interview with Willamette Week, he's… »
It's an idea that's been kicking around for years - that maybe people don't want to subscribe to music in general. Maybe, in cases of extreme fandom, they want to subscribe directly to the artists they love, without all of the layers of record labels, distributors, online music stores, and so on. The fan pays, the fan… »
Steve Jobs' exile from Apple between 1985 and 1996 isn't particularly well-documented but helped mold him into the corporate titan of his later years. Reporter Brent Schlender, who's covered the tech scene for the WSJ and Forbes for a quarter century recently rediscovered a cache of interviews from this period. The… »