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Don’t laugh: the Winkdex is good news for Bitcoin

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Jeff Roberts<p>Winkdex: the name sounds like an X-rated cleaning product. But that doesn’t mean the latest brainchild from …

Victory Donuts Are Now Legal In Formula 1

You might call it the "Vettel Rule": victory donuts are now legal in Formula 1. That's right, after winning a race, the victor can do their spinny …

2014 Is Going To Be The Best Year Yet For Home Sous Vide

Precision-temperature cooking for perfect meats, vegetables, eggs and more has never been easier than now.<p>In the four years since Popular Science published its first guides to sous vide cooking at home, it's been a pleasure to watch the technique grow in popularity and in ease. New and improved …

This is what I'm expecting from the Sochi Opening Ceremony.

Q&A with Ram Truck Brass: We talk Trucks, Diesels, and Promaster

We sat down with Ram’s director of marketing, Robert Hegbloom, and vehicle line executive Michael Cairns, to talk about branding, diesels, and mid-size trucks. Oh, and the subject of the new aluminum-intensive F-150 came up, too.<p><i>Car and Driver: It’s been four years since the switch from Dodge to</i> …

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Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Build 3D printable castles and pirate ships one cube at a time with Blokify

Alright, this is pretty neat. We suspect the responsible parties won't be mentioning the likes of Lego and Minecraft in its press material, so we'll have to do it in this post. The conceit here is pretty simple: Blokify is an iOS app with a 3D environment where you can build models with cubes -- …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

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250 Hard Drives Used To Make One Awesome F1 Car

Advertisement<p>Though this car may look like an actual Formula1 racer at first glance, taking a closer look reveals that there is something unreal …

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Personal circuit printer surpasses Kickstarter goal in one day

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Cartesian Co.<p>You’re playing a game on an obscure old gaming system when the controller breaks. What do you do? The …