What people around the world would wish for if they got three wishes

Tim Urban of Wait But Why traveled to Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Iraq and Greenland and asked dozens of people if they had three wishes what they would wish for. A lot of the wishes are obvious: money, happiness, a house, love and peace come up often. But others just want something simple, like a biscuit. » 9/25/14 9:44pm 9/25/14 9:44pm

Everybody's Favorite Nightmares from High School All Rolled Into One

You ever have that dream where your highschool football coach comes out on the field for a prep rally, looks you dead in the eye, and starts singing a dream pop melody from Baltimore-based indie rock duo Beach House—except he's actually Ray Wise, star of Twin Peaks and Robocop? You will tonight. » 4/23/14 12:00am 4/23/14 12:00am

All Giz Wants: Virtual Surround Sound Done Right

As much as I love surround sound, I don't have the space in my living room to wire a 5.1 or 6.1 speaker set. So instead I rely on my Denon S301, a 2.1 system that emulates a 5.1 setup. But as much as I love it, the S301 (and most virtual surround sound systems I've heard) still have a few flaws. I realize virtual… » 12/19/06 6:17pm 12/19/06 6:17pm

All Giz Wants: The Netflix Set-Top Box

I, for one, am sick of having to get up off my ass to get new movies to watch. Sure, it's gotten easier since the days that had me driving to the video store to rent a movie (remember video stores? How quaint.), but it's not easy enough. I still need to mail movies back to Netflix and wait a few days for the next film… » 12/12/06 3:34pm 12/12/06 3:34pm