NASA shake test for the Saturn V rocket looked ridiculous but it worked

Sometimes NASA comes up with incredibly complex solutions to extremely complex problems. Other times they come up with the simplest ones. And then there's the case of how to test the stability of an entire Saturn V rocket, which is what you can see in this hilarious video from 1966. » 7/08/14 9:13pm 7/08/14 9:13pm

There's an App For Legally Binding Contracts

Signing something on a smartphone may not feel very legit, but be careful where you squiggle because mobile contracts are for real. And if you're trying to keep legal fees down, a contracts app like Shake may actually help. Shake's CEO claims that $1 million worth of contracts have already been signed on the app,… » 9/15/13 6:39pm 9/15/13 6:39pm

Samsung Puts Stupid Motion Control in Music Phones, Thinks It's a Great Idea

I don't know when cellphone manufacturers are going to realize that adding gimmicky cheap features to their cellphones won't make them better, smarter, or more interesting. Example: accelerometers are great but would I like to use my hands like bloody David Copperfield to control my music? I would do it to make a hot… » 9/18/08 2:00pm 9/18/08 2:00pm