A book is a very simple thing, right? It’s just a bunch of paper with some scribbles. But if you wanted to make a book from scratch, it’s basically an impossible task. Watch as Andy George from How to Make Everything chops wood, strips papyrus, makes glue from hide, carve out a pencil from a stick, make a brush from…
One of the best series on the internet right now is the always illuminating How to Make Everything series that shows us what it takes to make relatively common things from scratch. And it’s always a crazy, impossible amount of work. This time Andy George makes a root beer float and he had to gather the raw…
Scientists have long struggled to explain what actually causes the sensation of itching – now we know what to blame.
What are you doing to me? Let me sniff it. What is this giant metal spider? Let me sniff it again. Is that a squirrel over there? Wait... I trust you because I love you but I'm not sure what this... ohhh myyy goddd that feels so good. Keep it there. Keep it going. Everything is wonderful. Life is beautiful. I love you.
I'm totally not suggesting that you do this yourself but if you're so very worried about scratching the iPhone 5 and/or a close follower of scuffgate, or whatever they call it these days, know this: stuff scratches. Especially stuff made from aluminum. The iPhone 5 is no different.
So, you've got the new iPhone. You've been downloading apps all weekend. It's a joy to use. But... we're hearing some reports that suggest the latest iPhone picks up scratches faster than data flows through its new Lightning connector.
Scientists have made the shocking discovery that it's your ankle, not your back, that feels the most awesome to scratch when you are itchy.
In North America, the lottery is a $70 billion-a-year industry, bigger than movies, music, and porn combined. But it's not infallible. That's what Mohan Srivastava, a geological statistician, found out when he took a closer look at scratch lottery cards.
When the iPhone 4's screen was shattered, people said that the test wasn't valid. Only scratch-resistant. But it seems that "30 times harder than plastic" can still be scratched in normal use.
While makers of Scratch: The Ultimate DJ were relatively quiet at E3, declining the opportunity to demo their game/controller on the show floor, a new promo video gives us a closer look at the package.
PCWorld is sadistic. To simulate a couple months of usage (read: damage), they threw an iPhone into a plastic bag with a set of keys and jiggled it around like crazy. They then rubbed the two together next to a table, to simulate when you'd go and rub your crotch next to a table—what, you don't do that?
Jeepers creepers! The super sexy iPod Nano, designed to make its owners appear hip and happening, gets scratched something awful, even when you rub it with a paper towel. OK. I know we're soft on Apple over here, but that's because I'm a recent Switcher and this is kind of like the honeymoon period with the company…