This week was a busy week! Whether it was someone claiming they know where Bin Laden's body is, anti-virus executives in the middle of a weapons bust, Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone, or the new Batman trailer, there was no shortage of interesting news. Here are our top stories of the week.
THEY FINALLY MADE A REAL LIGHTSABER!
What the hell? Wicked Lasers has actually made a lightsaber. I mean, not one that can cut you in half, but one that looks and acts like the actual Jedi weapon! At least, that's what they claim. More »
Anti-Virus Founder John McAfee Forcefully Arrested in Belize
John McAfee, founder of the deeply frustrating McAfee Antivirus, has become the target of a Belize Gang Suppression Unit. He's explained that the GSU raided his research facility, killed his dog, took his passport, handcuffed him and arrested him on a bogus weapons charge. More »
Apple MacBook Air Laptop
The M1 chip delivers 3.5x faster performance than the previous generation all while using way less power. Get up to 18 hours of battery life.
Samsung Galaxy S III: Meet the New Android Emperor
Thanks to the previous Galaxy model's success, Samsung is now the world's biggest phone manufacturer, a title it will no doubt keep once the slim and pebble-like Galaxy S III hits stores shortly. At 4.8-inches, you can tell Samsung worked really hard at retaining the slightly-smaller Galaxy S II's footprint, so despite the 22 per cent larger display, it's only 16 per cent bigger than the S II. We hear HTC's One X is already quaking a little in fear. More »
Faceoff: Samsung Galaxy S III v. iPhone 4S
Today Samsung took the veil off the Galaxy S III, the newest smartphone in the line. The debut of the new device puts more fuel on the fire in the war between Samsung and Apple, but how do these phones stack up against one another? More »
The Most Mathematically Perfect Playlist for Running
Last week you learned about the best headphones for running, and now you're going to hear what you ought to pump through them. This isn't just about taste. The right music can improve your form, optimize your heart rate, and lower your risk of injury. Listen up. More »
This Treasure Hunter Says He Has Located Bin Laden's Body
That smiling guy is Bill Warren, the Californian treasure hunter who claimed he was searching for Osama Bin Laden's dead body back in June 2011. He didn't find him then, but now he claims he has located the cadaver. More »
The Next Yellowstone Supereruption Is Closer Than You Think
The good news: scientists have discovered that "the Yellowstone super-volcano is a little less super than previously thought." The bad news: the Yellowstone super-volcano is "more active than previously thought." That means eruptions are more frequent. So the next one is likely closer than believed. More »
You'd Never Want To Graduate From this Amazing, Automated College Dorm Room
Like any first year college student, Derek Low wanted to make a name for himself at UC Berkeley. But instead of streaking across the quad during frosh week, he converted his boring dorm room into what he dubbed B.R.A.D.-or the Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm. More »
Holy Batman! The New Dark Knight Rises Trailer Is Out and It's Amazing!
People, stop whatever you are doing right now and watch this: the new Dark Knight Rises trailer. This movie is going to be dark, painful and glorious. And look at that Batmobile which is actually a Batomfgitfliestoo thing. More »
The Most Embarrassing Star Wars Official Merchandise This Side of Hoth
It started back in 1977 with a small run of action figures spawned by the original Star Wars film, but has since turned into a billion dollar industry. Of course, you don't make that much money by being terribly picky about what gets branded with a Star Wars logo, and over the years there has been some truly terrible merchandise that Lucas and Co. should be embarrassed about-were they not swimming around in a Death Star-sized vault full of cash. Here's the worst of the worst. More »
I'm the Guy Who Made Snack Bags So Impossible to Open
I'm that guy. The guy that everyone hates. The guy who made it so difficult to open your bag of potato chips. And this is the story of how, when, and why I did it. More »