BBG Perfect Gadget List Shows That Tech Can't Improve Everything

BBG has done an impressive thing: It came up with a list of 10 perfect gadgets, unchanged by time or tech. No need to build the better mousetrap, because the tried and true mousetrap made the list. So did the wristwatch, the toilet and scissors. I don't agree with the inclusion of the toaster (I prefer a toaster oven), … » 7/01/08 8:00pm 7/01/08 8:00pm

10-Umbrella Salute to That Dastardly Nor'easter

For all of you stuck in the middle of this crappy April showerama, wondering, like Creedence before you, "Who'll stop the rain?" here's a partial answer. That is, here are 10 umbrellas we have covered over the past year or so. Surprisingly, not all of them are lightsaber-themed. » 4/16/07 3:15pm 4/16/07 3:15pm

Gallery: 10 Coolest Lego Weapons to Slay the Easter Bunny With

Big or small, functional or not, modern or medieval, we didn't care. If it was somehow constructed with Legos, and looked like it was capable of taking down a three-foot rabbit weighed down by Easter baskets, we grabbed it. Rabbits that large are a menace to society and need to be taken out. Some actually shoot rubber… » 4/08/07 2:30pm 4/08/07 2:30pm