Watching these two old women fly for the first time is pure gold

One of the things I hate about today's world is that we take everything for granted. We communicate through light and electricity, fly in metal vehicles, and listen to music recorded decades ago through airwaves—yet everyone is like "whatever." Which is why I love this video of two old women flying for the first time. » 4/11/14 8:00pm 4/11/14 8:00pm

Is Google Glass the future of home cooking?

I know I will never use Google Glass until it becomes an invisible part of my eyeglasses but I just realized that teaching people how to cook may be a great application for it. Imagine it: Instead of having to look at your tablet or laptop, you can follow recipes without taking your eyes from your hands. So easy. » 3/14/14 2:20pm 3/14/14 2:20pm

NASA must fast forward the manned use of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft

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This new cool SpaceX photo popped in my Twitter feed right after reading how Putin is annexing Crimea to Russia in the same way Hitler annexed the Sudetenland to Germany back in 1938. I don't know what will happen next but this is yet one more reason why NASA should fast forward the manned use of SpaceX's Dragon… » 3/11/14 8:37pm 3/11/14 8:37pm

How NASA's plan to capture an asteroid is crucial to human survival

NASA is committed to grab an asteroid and put it into lunar orbit in the next decade, using a robotic system to put a 40-foot (12-meter) rock into a space shopping bag, and then tow it to the Moon. This apparently useless mission is actually crucial to the survival of humankind. » 2/15/14 5:55pm 2/15/14 5:55pm

9 Everyday Items We Never Want to Have Connected to the Internet

Are you ready for the Internet of Things? It's coming. Soon enough everything in your home will be plugged in to the net. Your refrigerator will know when you're out of milk, and order more via Amazon! There's no stopping this advance in human civilization — but here are nine items that we absolutely never want to have … » 12/18/13 2:19pm 12/18/13 2:19pm

Comic book God Stan Lee explains his beef with Superman

Though the world of comic book superheroes requires a suspension of disbelief, there are still rules even superheroes need to follow! Things just can't happen when they don't make sense! At least that's what comic book legend Stan Lee thinks. And if he thinks like that, we should listen. Here he explains why he really… » 11/05/13 9:58pm 11/05/13 9:58pm

An Open Letter to New York Comic-Con: Protect Our Secret Identities!

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Last weekend at New York Comic-Con, a lot of attendees found themselves tweeting ecstatically about the convention — without having written those tweets, because NYCC had hijacked people's social media accounts that were linked to their badges. In this open letter, the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains why that's … » 10/16/13 6:58pm 10/16/13 6:58pm

The first smart watches are as stupid as I imagined

After the commoditization of phones and tablets, companies are desperate to find the next big thing. Some believe that people really want smart watches. The only problem is that smart watches are stupid. » 9/04/13 6:43pm 9/04/13 6:43pm

Who the hell would buy a gold iPhone but a Russian street crook?

Like a terrible winter, the gold iPhone is coming. Multiple sources have confirmed that Apple's next toy will be available in gold. Not real gold, but fake gold-colored aluminum. They will look like 1980s cigarette cases! Would you buy one of these garish things? » 8/19/13 4:02pm 8/19/13 4:02pm

Why the Hell Are the Xbox One's Best New Features Behind a Paywall?

You don't buy a Big Mac and pay extra for special sauce. You don't buy an iPhone and pay extra for FaceTime. So why in the hell is Microsoft putting some of its most heavily promoted Xbox One features behind an idiotic Xbox Live Gold paywall? Because it can. But that doesn't mean that it should. » 8/08/13 9:36am 8/08/13 9:36am

517 Movies I Could Have Watched Instead of Waiting on Hold With PayPal …

During my lunch break yesterday, I decided to do a little multitasking and give the kind folks at PayPal a call regarding an ongoing issue I was having with my account. I figured, stupidly, that a company as big as PayPal would have more than three people working the whole of their customer service wing. As the call… » 7/12/13 10:42am 7/12/13 10:42am

Despite Design Focus, Apple iOS 7 Doesn't Fix Its Ugly Off-Center 1

I had high hopes for iOS 7. It's designed by Jony Ive, the God of Minimalism, Attention to Detail and Tight T-Shirts. I love his work almost as much as I love Phil Schiller (so huggable!) But Jony... you broke my heart, Jony. WHY DIDN'T YOU OPTICALLY CENTER THE 1 IN THE CALENDAR APP ICON? » 7/01/13 5:38pm 7/01/13 5:38pm

Twitter Adds LOLCAT to Supported Language List Because They Are So…

Twitter has announced that they have added some new user interface languages that nobody gives a damn about. Their biggest achievement: including LOLCAT as an option. Yes, people, they have localized their entire user interface using the stupid wording from the lolcat memes. You are so clever, Twitter. » 2/08/13 3:40pm 2/08/13 3:40pm

Why the Hell Does Hulu Show Spoiler Commercials for the TV Show You're…

Hulu, for all its good intentions and fairly solid stream quality, kind of sucks. It doesn't have enough TV shows, it doesn't have enough episodes, you still have to watch commercials even when you pay for Hulu Plus but worst of all, sometimes those commercials you're forced to sit through are about future episodes of… » 2/01/13 9:00pm 2/01/13 9:00pm