The Best Rechargeable Batteries

Unsurprisingly, Eneloops dominated the best rechargeable battery voting, taking almost 80% of the vote as of this writing. The Eneloop line has an incredible reputation, and garnered huge numbers of positive anecdotes from our readers. In addition to the winning AAs, Eneloop offers AAAs, chargers, and C and D spacers. » 10/23/14 2:45pm Yesterday 2:45pm

What Current Technology Still Feels Futuristic to You?

We live in amazing times, but life still feels pretty ordinary. Your computer, your smartphone, your "smart" fridge, all encompass tech that was impossible last decade, but using it feels commonplace. Everyone's got one exception though, a piece of modern tech that still feels like The Future. What's yours? » 8/09/14 6:04pm 8/09/14 6:04pm

Mike Mills Asks Kids of Silicon Valley Workers About the Future of Tech

"Well, my mom works at Apple. And my dad? He, like, started his own company. But I think he like doesn't really want to do it anymore." That's one quote from a short film by Mike Mills where he talks to children of Silicon Valley employees about changes in technology and how it will affect society. » 6/09/14 8:00pm 6/09/14 8:00pm

Do Regular People Actually Care About CES?

The past week at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, we saw a ton of cool, crazy, and downright unbelievable technology. Inevitably, in this orgy of tech nerdliness, some of what we saw will have a huge impact, while some will be doomed to vaporware status. But for the normal, non-tech-blogger consumer,… » 1/11/14 6:00pm 1/11/14 6:00pm

When Tech Culture And Urbanism Collide

The city is the most complex machine ever invented. Running optimally, the city generates opportunity and provides a platform for interaction, ideas, and improvement. As a concept, the city has been iterated-upon, smashed and burnt to the ground, rebuilt, deliberately-designed, haphazardly-organized, and generally… » 1/02/14 3:30pm 1/02/14 3:30pm

The Best Deals And Gear This Week: Pre-Black Friday Edition, New Deals

Sorry about the sheer verticality of this post, but we've got a ton of deals to remind you about from this week, along with a list of new ones that could have headlined our regular deal roundups. Please also take this opportunity to follow us on Twitter, as we really want to be able to ping you quickly with deals… » 11/24/13 3:55pm 11/24/13 3:55pm

Amazon's Black Friday Starts This Sunday [Update: Sears Too]

Not to be outdone by Walmart, who recently announced that they'd be preemptively matching select competing Black Friday deals starting tomorrow, Amazon will be opening their vault of Black Friday discounts starting this Sunday the 24th. New deals will become available as frequently as every 10 minutes, and will… » 11/21/13 10:40am 11/21/13 10:40am

Your 5 Nominations For Best Graphics Card For The Money

It's time for phase two of our latest Kotaku Co-Op where we're deciding what you think is the best graphics card for the money. Remember, it's not just about power, it's about value. Unlike previous Co-Ops, the nominations this time were very much concentrated around these five choices, and it should be a close vote… » 11/01/13 7:43pm 11/01/13 7:43pm