Twitter's Latest Test Suggests That Tweet-Based Shopping Is Coming Soon

A group of Twitter users have spotted a "payment and shipping" option within their Android apps. As The Next Web pointed out, this is just one in a series of tests that suggest Jack Dorsey might be able to buy his latest monochromatic designer suit from within the platform he helped build. » 8/06/14 3:20pm 8/06/14 3:20pm

Real Life Death Star? No, It's How GE Tests Jet Engines

To ensure the safety of America's 730 million annual air travelers, all new jet engines must undergo arduous FAA safety testing—including a grueling series of static ground tests subjecting them to everything from gale force winds to simulated bird strikes. But how does one reproduce the identical test conditions… » 1/22/13 1:20pm 1/22/13 1:20pm

An Amazing Student Was Caught with a 35-Foot Long Cheat Sheet Filled…

If you've cheated in school, you've probably scribbled test answers on an eraser, passed notes with a friend, glanced at your classmate's test or even made a cheat sheet. You never, however, cheated like this amazing student. He's taken cheating to an entirely different level: A 35-foot long cheat sheet with 25,000… » 6/11/12 6:20pm 6/11/12 6:20pm

Man With Uncontrollable Tremors Gives Image Stabilization Its Truest…

Camera tests can be somewhat tedious, and if you're a tried and true camera nerd, you have probably seen experiments and comparisons ad nauseum. But this test, showing the effectiveness if the image stabilization feature of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a personal touch that makes it stand out among the rest. » 5/01/12 1:20pm 5/01/12 1:20pm

Controversial Blood Test Predicts How Long You Will Live

A new test set to hit the market in Britain in the next year aims to tell patients how long they have to live, and naturally that's not happening without controversy. The test measures a person's telomeres, those structures found on the tips of chromosomes. The length of telomeres apparently correlates with how fast a… » 5/18/11 2:00pm 5/18/11 2:00pm

Don't Get Sick In Space

Muscle atrophy, radiation, micro meteorites...the list of maladies that can harm or kill astronauts is a long one. Sadly, it appears as though it just got one item longer. » 4/17/11 9:00pm 4/17/11 9:00pm

"Man will pay the price for his pride if he believes technology can…

Earlier this month it was the Internet making people into Satanists. This week it's technology in general that's the problem. We're becoming too god-like, see, and the Pope has predicted eternal damnation for the lot of us if we continue. » 4/17/11 5:00pm 4/17/11 5:00pm

To Kick Ass at Video Games Just Zap Your Brain with a 9V Battery

Scientists, already adept at using magnets to screw with the brain's ability to generate speech, are now sending direct current into people's brain matter to help them master video games. » 4/17/11 3:00pm 4/17/11 3:00pm

The Science of Bicycle Motion Gets a Re-Do

Bicycles, huh? When I was younger I found them to be mystical, two-wheeled things that remained upright seemingly by magic. Training wheels were my crutch until one day dad ripped them off and gave me a shove down the street. » 4/17/11 1:00pm 4/17/11 1:00pm

The Minimalist, Lightweight Knife

These tiny, lightweight knives might make the perfect pocket knife for everyday use, and they're no doubt great for travel. Note: Probably not on planes. » 4/17/11 11:00am 4/17/11 11:00am

Crash Test Tesla Model S Alpha Hints at Electric Sports Sedans to Come

The orange beauty here is one of the crash test cars that Tesla will send into a wall at some future date to judge the car's impact worthiness. It's also an indication of what's next from the electric car company. » 3/19/11 12:00pm 3/19/11 12:00pm

J.D. Power Gives Top Marks to Verizon for Nationwide Call Quality

Kudos to Verizon for snagging the coveted J.D. Power award for best call quality. The award confirms what many former AT&T customers have probably known for some time now. J.D. Power's testing was done between July and December and found Verizon to have the best/tied for the best scores in categories like customer… » 3/06/11 5:00pm 3/06/11 5:00pm

Second Time Is Not the Charm for India's ISRO Rocket Program

For the second time this year an India Space Research Organizations (ISRO) rocket has failed spectacularly mere moments after launch. This most recent failure, captured for all time in this image, occurred 47 seconds after liftoff on Christmas Day. » 12/26/10 4:00pm 12/26/10 4:00pm

AOL "Project Phoenix" Email Hub Goes Live

Those email domain names? With apologies to dad, total jokes! AOL hopes to change that however, and it started today with an attempt to, hrm, freshen up its fledgling brand. Meet Project Phoenix! » 11/14/10 1:15pm 11/14/10 1:15pm

Steam for Mac Benchmarks: Windows Is Much Faster

For Mac users, it's been pretty hard not to get excited about Steam and what it means for the future of gaming on Macs. So how well does it actually work? As always, Tom's Hardware comes through with the benchmarks. » 5/17/10 12:20pm 5/17/10 12:20pm

The Fastest Text Input Test: Laptop, iPhone, Pen, Palm, or Newton?

In this totally unscientific but reasonably fair test, one man writes a long paragraph on several different devices (including pen and paper) to test speed. The results may surprise and anger you. » 1/21/10 11:00pm 1/21/10 11:00pm

Panasonic Toughbook Survives Tiger Attacks, Elephant Stomps, and…

Most of us have no need for Panasonic's Toughbook-30: Its specs are unremarkable and the 13.3-inch laptop weighs over 8 pounds. But then, our mortal laptops could never survive the ridiculous, almost cartoony beating Forbes gave it. » 6/24/09 12:45am 6/24/09 12:45am

GSAT Score: 21-30 Points

Most of your friends are from the internet, and the only time you see them is when you drive six hours to a meetup or convention. You find it much easier to communicate with people on the internet rather than in face-to-face settings, and you never really feel comfortable in social situations. But you're a god in some… » 2/03/09 12:00pm 2/03/09 12:00pm