With a meteorite exploding over Russia today, it's easy to forget that anything else happened this week, but there was plenty of other madness. iOS proved to have a dangerous lockscreen flaw, North Korea tested a nuclear bomb, Iran photoshopped some pictures of its jet in flight, we learned how to avoid the 10 worst tech rip-offs and even took a vicarious flight in am F-18. Check out all this and more below!

Meteorite Explodes Over Russia, Panic Spreads

A meteorite has just exploded over Russia. This doesn't feel good when you know that a 150-foot asteroid is about to fly by Earth-and you read about the actual effects of an impact if astronomers' calculations are wrong. The Guardian is reporting that 474 people have been injured. More »

10 Worst Tech Rip-Offs (And How To Avoid Them)

Whether it's a phone carrier charging you for services you don't need or a cashier pushing pricey protection plans for your tablet, the tech-world is filled with Mobile Madoffs trying to con you out of your hard-earned cash. Fortunately, you don't have to be the victim of information superhighway robbery. These are the 10 worst gadget rip-offs and how to avoid them. More »

iOS 6.1 Security Risk: Anyone Can Bypass Your iPhone's Lock Screen

So, iOS 6.1 hasn't been Apple's finest hour. So far it's been plagued with connection issues, battery woes, and now it's sadly insecure, too. You can bypass any lockcode on an iPhone using this straightforward sequence of button presses. More »

Holy Crap, Check Out This Awesome F-18 Cockpit Video

I love the GoPros or whatever cameras the people at the Carrier Strike Group 8 used to make this awesome video. It shows the complete experience of flying a VFA-103 Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower. More »

83 Percent of Radiologists Didn't Spot the Gorilla Hiding in This CT Scan

You've almost certainly seen the dancing gorilla video which demonstrates the theory of change blindness-a phenomenon which means we don't see changes we're not expecting. Now, an updated experiment shows that the same may be true of radiologists analyzing CT images. More »

Iran Photoshopped Its New Stealth Fighter Jet to Look Like It Was Flying When It Totally Wasn't

Oh, Iran. Your Qaher 313 stealth fighter jet sure looks intimidating but it will never get off the ground. So why do you insist on tricking everybody into thinking that the beast can fly? Iran's latest transgression is especially hilarious: they've photoshopped the Qaher 313 onto a stock image of Mount Damavand to make it look like it's flying. More »

7 Worst Battery Life-Guzzling Gadgets

There is a disturbing trend in the gadget world, and it's that laptop, tablet and phone makers aren't taking battery life seriously enough. Yes, having touch on a Windows 8 notebook is great, but not if the computer lasts an hour and a half less than one without that capability. And what good is a smartphone with an HD display and superfast processor if you have to plug it in around lunchtime? We run our homemade battery test, which involves continuous Web surfing at 40 percent brightness, on every device we review. And if the endurance isn't good enough, regardless of the gadget's other features, we simply won't recommend it. More »

A Brief Timeline of North Korea Doing Insane and Terrifying Things

Last night, North Korea unexpectedly decided to test a nuclear bomb without the common courtesy of telling anybody first. But it's just the latest in a long line of terrifying and crazy things that the country gets up to. More »

North Korea Might Have Just Tested a Nuclear Bomb (Update: North Korea Confirms)

This isn't good. North Korea has reportedly conducted a nuclear test. Unusual seismic activity in the region was detected that indicated a nuclear bomb and South Korea has told a United Nations Security Council diplomat that North Korea performed a nuclear test. More »

What Would Happen If the Asteroid Actually Hit Earth Today?

Astronomers are completely confident that the 150-foot-wide asteroid 2012 DA14 is not going to hit us, passing "only" at 17,200 miles from Earth-the closest encounter with an asteroid ever predicted. It's a close call, but we will be safe. But then again, a meteorite just exploded in Russia. So what would really happen if their calculations are wrong? More »