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These Concept Designs for Back to the Future Part II's Future Tech Are Incredible

Somehow it’s still hard to fathom that <i>Back to the Future Part II</i> was set three years ago. For children of the ’80s and ’90s, the Robert Zemeckis …

Concept Design

Watching These Precisely Crafted Wooden Joints Fit Together Is Deeply Satisfying

You probably want a carpenter using nails to build your house, so, you know, it doesn’t fall down. But for more decorative wooden creations, …

Woodworking

Circular Runways Could Solve Infuriating Tarmac Delays

Modern day air travel comes with a grab bag of headaches, though one of the more obnoxious is getting stuck on the tarmac, captive in your tiny seat, …

Travel Guides

How Etsy Uses Thermodynamics to Help You Search for “Geeky”

Etsy shoppers love the large and diverse selection of our marketplace. But, for those who don’t know exactly what they’re looking for, the sheer …

Machine Learning

An Elegant Infographic For A More Civilized Age: A Look at STAR WARS Lightsabers

Innovation is blooming at water-wise urban farms

As California moves through its fourth summer of drought, cutting back on water use means shorter showers, fuller dishwashers and drier lawns for most people living in urban areas.<p>But for small farms nestled between city streets, saving water means recycling it — and finding new ways to keep plants …

Aquaponics

Breathtaking Handmade Electronics Workbench

Love Hultèn is a Swedish designer who likes to fuse modern high technology with traditional woodworking and shopcraft, creating a unique blend of everyday functionality with pleasing aesthetics and mad fabrication skills. We’ve covered Love’s amazing work before, in his supersized Lego computers …

Drones Are Delivering Contraband To Prisons

A drone transported nearly half a pound of drugs into an Ohio prison on July 29, sparking a fight among inmates. Unknown parties coordinated the drop and flew the drone into a prison yard at the Mansfield Correctional Institute.<p>JoEllen Smith, a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation …

South Carolina

Gigster Does The Dev Dirty Work To Turn Your Idea Into An App

Got a startup idea? That and some cash is all you need to get a fully functional app built for you by Gigster. Launching today, Gigster is a full-service development shop, rather than a marketplace where you have to manage the talent you find.<p>Just go to Gigster’s site, instant message with a sales …

Startups

'Pixels' Review: Game Over for Adam Sandler

What could have been a fun romp through 1980s gamer nostalgia is anything but.<p>As bad as Adam Sandler's movies have gotten in recent years, they've retained a strain of demented, juvenile strangeness that at least gave them a distinctive air of feverish oddity. <i>Jack and Jill</i>, for instance, is a …

Action-Comedy

How To Assemble The Perfect Toolbox

Everyone should have a proper toolbox. Here's your answer to what should be inside it. We talked to to David Frane, editor of Tools of the Trade magazine and former carpenter and furniture maker, to get his advice on how to assemble the perfect toolbox.<p>Everyone should have a proper toolbox. Here's …

See it Made: Wooden 3D Cube Illusion Bowl

Thomas Anton Geurts is a talented woodworker from the Netherlands. Back in 2009, he earned a degree in woodworking and started doing it professionally. He has come up with many interesting pieces with beautiful designs since then. In the video below, you will see him create a wooden bowl with a 3D …

BMW's New Hydrogen Prototype Looks Like an Angry i8

A sneak peek at BMW's hydrogen future.<p>BMW's hydrogen strategy is starting to take shape. The company has been working on hydrogen-powered cars since 1984, but for a long time the focus remained on the internal-combustion engine. The efforts, first shown in a 7-series in the mid-1980s, culminated in …

Alternative Fuel

Homeland Security is testing nightmare scenarios where toy drones become flying bombs

Drunk crash landings are the least of our problems<p>Here's a hypothetical matchup for you. A column of tanks covered in thick armor, capable of firing many bullets of both large and small caliber. On the other side, a bunch of plastic quadcopters you bought at the local Walmart. Who wins? According …

Drones

How Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and friends lost their cool

Affordable luxury is looking particularly affordable these days.<p>Well-known brands like Michael Kors (KORS), Ralph Lauren (RL), Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are struggling. When the Great Recession hit, they lowered their prices to try to keep sales strong. Now those discounts are a drag on the …

Ralph Lauren

Apple CEO who fired Steve Jobs: 'I wish I had hired him back'

After an epic power struggle, former Apple CEO John Sculley pushed Steve Jobs out of the company he founded. Sculley wishes now he would have hired him back.<p>"I wish in hindsight I had reached back to Steve and told him, 'I want to help you come back to Apple,'" Sculley told CNNMoney. "I wish Apple …

Tim Cook

A Map Of Every Patent Steve Jobs Touched

You might never be able to get inside the enigmatic Apple founder’s head, but this could be the next best thing.<p>People are always trying to put themselves into the head of Apple founder Steve Jobs, to figure out how he thought. Unfortunately, Jobs was pretty inscrutable, but here’s one fun way to …

Mobile Devices

I Can't Stop Buying Ridiculous Keyboards

Your keyboard is boring—completely practical, functional, useful even, but also awful, boring and stupid. You just don't know it yet. I learned about …

Batteries

What’s the Most Obnoxious Way to Sign Emails?

The etiquette around work email is still evolving. If the Sony hacks taught us anything, it's that even high-profile executives and celebrities are — …

Hacking

Cool pictures of food cut in half while it is cooking

These cool pictures of food and kitchen supplies cut in half come from <i>The Photography of Modernist Cuisine</i><i>—</i>a giant book published in 2013 featuring …

Stunning Alpine prototype is the only car I would ever want

Come in and enjoy every single angle of the Alpine Vision, a stunning car made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary French sport …

Holy crap, I never realized bowling balls had this weird stuff inside

I'm sure that professional and semi-professional bowlers know that high end bowling balls are not solid but contain weird-looking cores that are …

Bowling

Someone Beat Amazon To The Drone Delivery Party

Drone delivery might be a pipe dream, but it's Amazon's pipe dream. Well, not any more: Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba has a drone delivery …

Drones

Taiwan passenger plane crash-lands in river

A passenger plane with 58 people on board has plunged into a river outside the Taiwanese capital Taipei, killing 31 people, according to officials.<p>At least 17 people were still missing, apparently trapped inside the partially submerged plane wreckage. Others have been rescued.<p>Rescuers worked …

Lego to release Wonder Woman’s invisible jet, sadly it is visible

Lego has announced that one of its sets to come out next year based on the DC Superheroes line will include Wonder Woman and her famed vehicle of …

Lego

This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the The Cloud, making us part-robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first – by our free will – to remove itself from the process of …

Singularity