Our Favorite Laptops, Cameras, Light Bulbs, and More

T.S. Eliot didn't know what the hell he was talking about—August is unquestionably the cruelest month. With only four more sweet weeks of summer left, every day that passes is just another reminder that we're about to be back in the lifeless dregs of fall. And what do we do when something upsets us? That's right;… » 8/02/13 10:00am 8/02/13 10:00am

The Sun Made This 5.2-Million-Mile Tall Light Bulb

For all its ruthless atomic power, the Sun does some really cute things sometimes. Other than making flowers grow and tan Kate Upton's skin, I mean. Like this pretty good impression of a lightbulb, taken by the Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) C2 instrument aboard the Solar and Heliospheric… » 8/28/12 12:37pm 8/28/12 12:37pm

Gesture-Controlled Light Switch is Like a Trackpad For Your House

The hardware in Mac Funamizu's gesture-controlled light switch would be very, very simple—after all, it's just a trackpad. But it's the input methods that make this exciting: just as laptop trackpads can track gestures for scrolling, this light switch would parse them to control up a roomful of lights, either together… » 11/26/08 7:28am 11/26/08 7:28am