Hear the Windows XP Text-to-Speech Converter Sing The Piña Colada Song

Remember Microsoft's Sam? He was the text-to-speech converter that came bundled into Windows XP. And now he's decided to have a go at the The Piña Colada Song. You should listen to this, it's great. » 11/27/14 7:00pm 11/27/14 7:00pm

This Russian Mobile SAM Site Could Be a Serious Ace Up Syria's Sleeve

Coalition airstrikes helped turn the tides of the Libyan revolution in favor of the rebels; why not do the same in Syria? Because the Syrian government may or may not have just taken possession of one of the most frightening anti-aircraft batteries ever devised, that's why. » 5/22/13 11:30am 5/22/13 11:30am

London's Rooftop Missile Sites Could Have Been Designed by Tony Stark

Those surface-to-air missile batteries that are being installed around Olympic Stadium must have been invented by Stark Industries. Each high-speed missile houses a trio of smaller projectiles—like a troika doll of fiery, explosive death. » 5/08/12 12:40pm 5/08/12 12:40pm

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This Is Why You Don't Mess With Raptors

If "Jurassic Park" taught me anything, it's that Velociraptors are terrifyingly awesome. So hearing Sam Neil give that classic speech brings me right back to that fascination. And the terror. Don't forget the terror. [This Is Colossal] » 8/20/11 7:30pm 8/20/11 7:30pm

LaCie Taps Designer Sam Hecht For New Portable Hard Drives, DVD Burners

LaCie new line of portable drives are notable for one reason—they were designed by Sam Hecht. The famed industrial designer (Whirlpool, Epson) gave the hard drives, ranging from 30-250 GB, a minimal glossy look, with an end cap that hides the ports and retractable USB cable. The 8X DVD burner sports a similar look and… » 9/18/07 3:43pm 9/18/07 3:43pm