At first glance the computer on your desk might look a lot like last year’s model or the model your colleague has, but looks can be deceptive—if you want to really rate your laptop and find its place in the power and performance stakes, that’s where benchmarks come in.
Is Barnaby Dixon the reincarnation of Jim Henson? It’s hard to believe that there isn’t at least a little bit of Henson inside the young puppeteer as he demonstrates his latest creation, a glowing bug puppet that’s so articulated it even has moving fingers that can grasp tiny objects.
Seeking to “push the limits of what humans can do,” researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a wearable robotic limb that transforms drummers into three-armed cyborgs.
Artists Maria Takeuchi and Frederico Phillips' Asphyxia is more than an experimental dance film; it's also one of the more creative uses of Xbox One Kinect's motion-data capture capabilities we've seen.
The next generation of ultralight backpacking tents is adopting vertical walls and square shapes to maximize living space while shedding weight. Here's how they work and what these new tents mean for your next camping trip.
Last year's Crazy Cart gave kids the ability to drift to their heart's content, but there was one catch: with a maximum weight capacity of 140lbs, most adults couldn't ride it. No longer, the adult-sized Crazy Cart XL brings 17mph sideways hijinks to everyone. And we rode it.
To make public speaking easier, don't calm down, scientists say. Instead, get excited.
A few weeks ago, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance ended its tour in Los Angeles, California. Much has been made of the way the well-known story was changed, but what was really striking was that the ballet actually felt like the natural collision of two of the biggest trends of the last decade:…
Sick of looking at a bunch of flashing phones instead of humans, singer Zooey Deschanel of the duo She and Him has a new policy for concerts: No pictures, no video. Just enjoy the show, and let the performers entertain people instead of iPhones.
End of Life is a robot band that makes Marilyn Manson's Beautiful People song sound ... beautiful.
Have you ever unwittingly memorized the lyrics to a Black Eyed Peas song? Of course you have—they're too damn catchy not to remember! Which is why this video, of frontman will.i.am resorting to reading the words to his own song from a cellphone during a recent performance of "Don't Stop the Party" on French TV, is…
You can literally roll Visual Drugstore's MMOV and stage a party anywhere, with the multimedia off-road vehicle bringing along a stage, speakers and a projection lighting system. Sure beats turning up to a party with some onion dip.
Will you tell of your hopes and your dreams and the goodness you have seen? Or will you tell them of the darkness you've created with your own hands?
The Heart Chamber Orchestra is a stirring audiovisual project, involving an orchestra that generates its own musical score (and accompanying visuals) in realtime. The catch? The source of the music is the heartbeats of the orchestra's own members.
Day-to-day, the speed difference between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS isn't that different. But in more intensive apps and games? The iPhone 4 smokes the 3GS and is nearly as fast as the iPad.
Alan Moore may have distanced himself from the majority of movie versions of his work. But how would he feel about the Joker/Batgirl torture scene from The Killing Joke that appears in Epic Win's Holy Sh*t...Batman! Burlesque show?
We've been fans of Sue Lange's writing since we came across her unsettling chapbook We, Robots, from Aqueduct Press. And now if you're in Landsdowne, PA later this month, you can see her do a beat-poet-inspired reading of her new story collection Uncategorized, with musical accompaniment by guitarist/vocalist Gary M.…
We were sad our favorites were snubbed when they handed out the Grammys last night, but at least the monsters ruled the show. Tron outfits, doom squads and Lady Gaga clawed their way to the top. Check out our gallery.