How Close Are We to a Real Iron Man Suit?

If we are just talking about an armored suit that augments a human's strength and weaponry, then we're extremely close. But if we're talking about something with all of the primary abilities of Iron Man's character (i.e. flight, clean infinite power, and repulsor beams), that may never become a reality. The current… » 9/19/14 2:03pm Yesterday 2:03pm

What Would Happen to the Internet if Mankind Disappeared?

Parts of it would die within a couple of days; if your access to it remained operational, some of it might remain partially usable for a year or two. All large complex systems require constant maintenance by huge staffs of intelligent people, and the internet is no exception. Like you've seen in future-dystopian… » 9/05/14 11:00am 9/05/14 11:00am

What Ashton Kutcher Did to Become Steve Jobs

We dished our fair share of smack talk towards Ashton Kutcher when he was tabbed to play Steve Jobs in the movie Jobs not because he couldn't make himself look like Steve Jobs but because we were afraid he would put too much Dude Where's My Car into Steve. We still don't know if he'll be able to pull Steve off but it… » 8/08/13 12:10am 8/08/13 12:10am

Is Quora Actually Smart?

Quora bills itself as nothing less than "your best source of knowledge"—not your dad, not your librarian, not Wikipedia. The company, spawned by two righteous Facebook alumni (one since ousted), has raised tens of millions from investors who think it can back this claim up. But a little poking around shows Quora's got… » 5/29/13 4:58pm 5/29/13 4:58pm