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Posts from September, 2013

Sony QX100 Review: Glorious Photos, Painful Package

Sep 30

191gu0959l5g2jpgIt’s fascinating to watch traditional camera manufacturers try to adapt their technology to a world in which smartphones can take great photos. Point-and-shoots have never been better, and yet they’ve never been less useful to the everyman. Which is why Sony packed all of its wonderful pocket-cam technology into its weirdo QX100 “lens-style camera.” The […]

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In the Future, Wars Will Be Fought with Lasers and Robots

Sep 30

191hdtqpme11ggifIf you take a step back and really think about it, we’re living in a pretty futuristic age. People are flying around on jetpacks. Everybody’s carrying around pocket computers. We go to space all the time. Pretty futuristic! Not everyone is so convinced, though. For better or worse, a lot of the people who run America […]

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What Do Kids Think About Social Media?

Sep 30

KidsIf you think that kids today are going to have screwed up childhoods because all they care about is playing with their phones or keeping up with friends on Facebook or shooting people in video games, well, there’s still hope! Comedian Mark Malkoff sat down and talked with some kids about social media and the […]

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11 Tips to Keep iOS 7 From Destroying Your Battery Life

Sep 30

191hi9o5rzbrgjpgYour iPhone’s new operating system comes with plenty of advantages, but iOS 7′s not without its drawbacks. Battery life just ain’t quite what you’d want it to be, but we’ve got some tips to squeeze the most out of that sucker and stay juiced all day long. iOS 7 comes with a whole bunch of […]

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What’s the Single Weirdest Website You’ve Ever Come Across?

Sep 30

191kuazpjmb5gjpgThe longer you’ve been wrapped up in the internet, but more crazy stuff you’ve seen. Everybody’s got one or two really strange, totally bizarre website they like to trot out; they’re like trading cards for web nerds. Now’s the time, what’s the single strangest site you’ve got in your arsenal? To try and keep this […]

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This Aluminium Lunch Box Comes With Its Own Cutting Board Lid

Sep 30

191hf9r5qz15fjpgWhen lunchtime rolls around during the work week, you’ve got a handful of options that usually boil down to two: Head out to one of the food-slingin’ establishments within walking distance, or reach into your bag to eat whatever it is you packed yourself to chow down on that afternoon. Now, if you’re a regular […]

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A Handmade Dino From Space Is the Best Stuffed Animal You Can’t Have

Sep 30

191la30pv6ptqjpgSee this cute little space dino, floating like it’s the most natural thing in the world? Well he was made by hand, with love, in orbit. And you can never have him because he belongs Earth’s luckiest three-year-old boy. Aren’t you green with envy? Mr. Saurus here (unofficial name) was made by ISS flight engineer […]

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3D Scanning Turns a Subway Ride Into a Glitchy Virtual Acid Trip

Sep 30

TrainYou can run into some weird dudes on the underground, but for the most part it’s a pretty normal experience. That is, unless you record it with a digital scanner; then it turns into a glitched-out digital funhouse. On acid. Metro is Chris Coleman’s daily commute on the Denver Light Rail as seen by a […]

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Holy Crap, This Real-Life Laser Rifle Cuts Through Metal Like Nothing

Sep 30

402099953.733751We’ve seen real laser guns before, pulling off tricks like starting small fires, or popping black balloons. That’s cool, sure, but it’s got nothing—and I mean nothing—on this crazy handheld laser rifle that eats metal for breakfast. Developed by TWI this laser-cutter was initially designed for use by Terminators robots, but a few recent tweaks […]

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It’s Always Awesome To Start a Fire with Water

Sep 30

Screenshot_4You think of water and fire as opposites, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re clever enough about it, they’ll get along together just fine. And there’s just always something so paradoxically cool about starting a fire with H2O. As the King of Random shows off here, there are a couple of […]

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