Someone Finally Built the Ultimate Urban Bike
The road to building a dream bike is fraught with potholes—its easy to throw together a bunch of wacky ideas into a build and
The All-American Expo That Invaded Cold War Russia
Over the course of six weeks during the height of the Cold War, almost three million Soviets visited an exhibition that celebrated America.
The Battered Bastards of Baseball Is the Best Netflix Original yet
Youre well within your rights to obsess over House of Cards, or Orange Is the New Black, or maybe even Lilyhammer if its been a particularly rough month. But the best Netflix original isnt a TV series. Its a documentary.
Report: Amazon's Taking Square Head-On
9to5Mac has obtained some convincing evidence that Amazons working on its own credit card swipers, aiming its sights at incumbent Square for payments-on-the-go. Because if youre
Do You Search Differently Since Snowden?
In the year-plus since Edward Snowden lifted the veil on just how closely our government tracks our online lives, a few things have changed .
How to Use the Infinite Number of Email Addresses Gmail Gives You
One trick you may or may not have picked up about Gmail is that you can add in periods
Poor Doors, Hot Trains, Old Ads: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week
Its hot pretty much everywhere and everyones in a horrible mood. Which means there is plenty of ruining of
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How well do Uber drivers rate you?
Ubers car service lets you rate your drivers, but it also lets them rate you. The customer might always be right, but some customers are simply jerks -- and the system lets drivers know what they might
How would you change the BlackBerry Q10?
BlackBerry was slow to see the danger of touchscreen phones, which meant that BlackBerry 10 was a year or so too late to arrive. When it did, however, the company launched the all-touch Z10 first, alienating the
Next-generation lithium cells will double your phone's battery life
The lithium ion batteries in your mobile devices are inherently limited by the ion part of their name; they can safely use lithium only in the part of the cell that supplies ions, wasting a lot of
Feedback Loop: Yosemite beta, Kindle Unlimited and more!
Ready for a fresh edition of Feedback Loop? This week featured discussions about Apples OS X Yosemite beta, Kindle Unlimited, Nokias naming conventions, MMO mice and iWatch speculation. Head past the break to talk about all this
Amazon is reportedly making a Square-like payment card reader
Amazon may revolve around online shopping, but it apparently has some interest in brick-and-mortar retail -- there are now hints that its launching a Square-style payment card reader. The crew at 9to5Mac has obtained Staples documents showing
Sure enough, you can play 'Doom' on an ATM
The quest to play Doom on just about everything wont be over any time soon, it seems. A team of Australians has torn open and modified an ATM to play id Softwares classic first-person shooter using some
Windows Phone's next update will support smart cases and giant devices
Windows Phone 8.1 may have only just reached the general public, but its already in line for a surprisingly large update. Microsoft has posted developer documents (sign-in required) for Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1, a tweak that fills
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Where badass fish climb rock cliffs... with their mouths
Some of the worlds toughest rock climbers live on Hawaiis Big Island, where they scale sheer rock the equivalent of a 26-mile vertical marathon.
Google's Schmidt: We don't (yet) have a connection inside your brain
In conversation with Glenn Beck, Googles executive chairman explains that humans can still occasionally be useful -- for now. Originally posted at Technically Incorrect
Rideable Super Mario Kart races into reality (for kids anyway)
A battery-powered Super Mario Kart toy car speeds its way from the video game realm into your home, ready to take young Marios for a spin.
Are selfies causing the spread of head lice?
A lice-removal professional claims selfies are contributing to an increase in the spread of head lice among young people, but for now at least, the link is by no means conclusive.
BBC News suffers spectacular, entertaining camera disaster
One minute youre watching the presenter, the next she begins to disappear. Originally posted at Technically Incorrect
Seth Rogen to helm film on '90s console wars
The star of This is the End and The Green Hornet will help turn the classic battle between 90s video game giants Sega and Nintendo into a cinematic thriller.
880-pound asteroid slams into moon, watch it go boom
The biggest lunar asteroid impact ever recorded on video creates a flash visible from Earth.
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Find Out Your Uber Passenger Rating with this Script
Uber is a great way to get a ride without having to hail a cab. When you finish a ride, you
​Try "Tabless Thursdays" for Better Single Tasking
Tabs are a great way to keep many browser windows open at once. The Atlantic recommends going tabless one day a week to
All the Places You Can Get a Military Discount
Were always grateful to our women and men in the armed forces for keeping us safe. Our country shows its gratitude
Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread
How can I prevent an end-user from changing Google contacts on multiple devices? How can I listen to my iPhone audio
Know the Warning Signs of a Job Scam
If youve been looking for a job, youve seen ads that offer great pay for entry level positions. Lots of scams exist
​Use Your Audience to Prove Your Point Instead of a Slide
Often, when giving a presentation, we have to show statistics to illustrate our point. Instead of using a slide,
Learn Which Towns Are a Match for Your Political Beliefs
Picking where to move in a state can be a difficult decision. One thing you may consider is the political
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Smartphones Get Smarter About Spending Your Money
This week, the hosts discuss the Amazon Fire Phone and how the growing mobile ecosystem -- ads, services, and gadgets --- is altering our buying habits.
This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible
This weeks Apple rumors hint at a new 12-inch MacBook and 4K display.
A Lightweight Rain Jacket for Biking Through Summer Monsoons
The newest iteration of Mission Workshops Orion rain jacket is made with Polartec NeoShell, a waterproof/breathable material thats air permeable so it can pump out tons of heat and moisture.
This Tiny Printer Is a Physical Ticker Tape for the Internet
This cloud-connected device prints out a personalized feed of news, messages, and amusements onto standard thermal receipt paper.
Thrifty, Yet Nifty
The Nokia Lumia 635 is among the first wave of handsets to launch with the latest update of Windows Phone 8.1 software out of the box. At only $130 or less, its one of the best options for low-priced 4G
Turn Any Image Into an iPhone Case With This Desktop Machine
The Case Maker Pro lets you change your iPhone case as easily as slapping another sticker on your laptop.
WTF Just Happened: My Photos Make Everyone Look Like a Demon
Everyone is familiar with the “red-eye” or “green-eye” effect. Heres why it happens and how to prevent it.
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Amazon’s Bet On Exclusive Games To Make Its Fire Gadgets More Enticing
 Amazon’s Fire Phone is out today, and while it’s got some interesting features that set it apart from your run-of-the-mill Android phone, it doesn’t seem like it will
Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones
 Bose has sued soon-to-be-Apple-owned Beats over patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphones, according to a new report from CNBC. The new suit means that Apple has a brand new patent battleground,
This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s iWatch Patent, The MBA Sticker Ad, And The Defender
 As the summer presses onward, so do we. A massive Apple patent surfaced this week, giving us our most detailed-look-yet at the company’s focus for the much-rumored iWatch. And speaking of Apple,
Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Apple’s Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones
 Bose has sued Apple-owned Beats over patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphones, according to a new report from CNBC. The new suit means that Apple has a brand new patent battleground,
How Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Stacks Up A Month Later
 Microsoft has a new Surface tablet/PC hybrid, and it’s a departure from their first- and second-generation versions of the Surface line, with an all-new design and a bigger, better display. The device
Twitch CEO Emmett Shear And COO Kevin Lin To Speak At Disrupt SF
 Twitch is coming to Disrupt SF in early September. The event, like everything Twitch does, will, of course, be streamed live. Twitch is a media monster. It’s at the forefront of the exploding
Elon Musk’s Answer To Stephen Colbert’s Vision Of Ambient Wireless Charging: “We’ll Do It”
 Last night Tesla’s Elon Musk appeared on The Colbert Report, and he discussed some of SpaceX‘s recent successes, the upcoming update for Tesla vehicles that let you
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Solar Cells Cool Themselves To Increase Efficiency
When it comes to generating electricity the green way, the use of solar cells is certainly one particular aspect that that is worth exploring. Although there are
Play Doom On An ATM Machine
ATMs are a wonderful concept – it allows you to stash your money in a place that can be retrieved at just about anywhere – as long as you still have some money left in your bank account, of course.
Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 Chassis Requirements Spotted
Considering how a fair number of Windows Phone smartphone owners are starting to be on the receiving end of the Windows Phone 8.1 update, it is not
Warcraft Movie Logo Animation Seen
While we brought you the static look of the official Warcraft movie logo a few days ago, here we are with an animation of how the logo came about, in all of its 10 second glory that you can see
Wario Could Appear In New Super Smash Bros. Title
Wario is a character that many people love, never mind the fact that he is somewhat an anti-hero and has a greed that
More Halo 2: Anniversary Details Revealed
Earlier this month, the trailer for “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” was revealed, but this does not mean that there are any additional details revealed concerning “Halo 2: Anniversary” which has been long awaited. Well, good things come to all
hitchBOT Starts To Make Its Way Across Canada
Hitchhiking used to be something that is safe to do, many, many years ago, before there were psychos and crazy folks going around who decided that a human life
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Every Beer Pong Tournament Needs A Ball Washer
If you’ve been to college and haven’t participated in any beer pong related shenanigans, you haven’t been to college. Like it or not, it’s a staple drinking game, but itThe post Every Beer Pong Tournament Needs A Ball Washer appeared
Soto Pocket Torch Turns Any Regular Lighter Into Powerful Windproof Torch
Did you know that that disposable lighter you bought for a couple bucks can actually be turned into a powerful, windproof torch capable of outputting a 2,300ºF flame. You justThe post Soto Pocket Torch Turns Any Regular Lighter Into Powerful
Water Balloon Fights Will Never Be The Same
There’s nothing quite as much fun as a water balloon fight on a hot summer day. But it’s safe to say that water balloon warfare is a field that’s seenThe post Water Balloon Fights Will Never Be The Same appeared
Every Traveler Needs One: Travel Door Stop Alarm
Traveling on a budget shouldn’t mean having to compromise your security. Unfortunately, going for the cheaper hotel sometimes means outdated locks or alarm systems. Although this isn’t always the case,The post Every Traveler Needs One: Travel Door Stop Alarm appeared
iSwimband Helps Prevent Kids From Drowning
According to the CDC, “from 2005-2009, there were an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day.” That’s muchThe post iSwimband Helps Prevent Kids From Drowning appeared first on
The Case For Electronic Cigarettes
The following article is brought to you by 21st Century Smoke. -Ed. If you’re a longtime smoker, you’re probably already aware of all of the downsides to smoking. Aside fromThe post The Case For Electronic Cigarettes appeared first on OhGizmo!.
Selfie Toaster: Eat Your Face
Fancy spreading some jam on your mug and eating your face every day? Sounds a bit crazy but that’s what you’ll be doing if you get one of these customThe post Selfie Toaster: Eat Your Face appeared first on OhGizmo!.
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The Sims Are Having a Better Summer Than You
Even if I dont get an idyillic paradise summer vacation, its good to know my Sims will be having a wonderful time.You see, my virtual Sims will be playing in the brand-new The
You Have Only Seconds : Tornado Gadget You NEED
As we just saw in the disaster in Oklamha, survival comes down to seconds. Having an emergency warning weather alert can make the difference from having time to find shelter when a tornado comes
E- cigs : New Tech For An Old Habit
Who knew but apparently May 31st is “World No Tobacco Day. How should we commemerate the day? Weeeelll, maybe if the smokers among us all Kick the butts and take part in a tobacco-less
What's Next? NextWorth
Believe me, we understand. You want the latest gadgets. We have so many old iPhones, iPods, iPads and game consoles we
Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who's The Fairest Of Them All?
If you owned the brand-new simplehuman Sensor Mirror, youd know the answer to that question. (Its YOU, btw.)Think of those pull-out mirrors you sometimes find in hotel bathrooms that magnify your face
Put Your iPhone in the 'Vault'
Pelican cases are known to be nearly indestructible; just ask the US Military who uses their equipment. Even if you wont be in a war zone, the iPhone Vault can be
Jabra Revo Wireless
We spotted them first at CES; the new Jabra Revo wireless headphones and have been eagerly anticipating trying them out. We werent disappointed. Heres the good, the bad and the ugly.Good: * Connectivity is
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Acer teases Aspire Switch 10 flavor with Full HD display, US pricing unknown
Convertible, detachable and just all-around versatile tablet/laptop hybrids seem to dominate the shifting PC landscape nowadays, and things don’t really get much more versatile than on Acer’s 4-in-1 Aspire Switch 10.The post Acer teases Aspire Switch 10 flavor with Full
Half of link removal requests have been granted by Google
Actual numbers are finally being attached to the European right to be forgotten ruling that lets regular people ask Google and other search engines to remove links to some search results. Since Google created a form for people to use
Google X gathers health data, wants to improve lives
Another Google X project is underway and it is completely different than consumer-facing projects like Glass. This time, the Google X team is enlisting the help of scientists to determine what a perfectly healthy human actually looks like, and the
Samsung Galaxy W 7-inch ‘phone’ reaches China as Galaxy TabQ
The “bigger is better” mobile trend has got a little out of hand lately, with lines between smartphones and tablets practically nonexistent, as gargantuan devices like Samsung’s Korean-exclusive Galaxy W are advertised as phones.The post Samsung Galaxy W 7-inch ‘phone’
The terrifying way Facebook, A.I., and augmented reality might work in tandem
Recently, Business Insider gave us some insight into what’s going on in the very narrow, secretive world of Artificial Intelligence. The small population of A.I. experts are throwing everything they have, with some very high profile financial backing, into the projects
Russia has lost control of a gecko sex satellite in space
Ground control to Major Tom: Theres lizards doing the dirty in space, and mission control has lost the ability to control it. In my web-perusing, I was lucky enough to come across this news gem. And its Friday, so Im
LG G3 drops to $100 on-contract at Best Buy, $0 down with free $100 gift card
The world’s first Quad HD display-toting smartphone to come from a mobile industry brand name, LG’s G3, has barely been up for grabs stateside a couple of weeks. Yet Best Buy already offers it at half the list price with
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