Robert Gruber

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20 Money Mistakes Everyone Makes But No One Admits

Our communal tightlippedness about financial problems keeps everyone in the dark.<p>Although Americans are known, adorably, throughout the world as a …

10 Ultra-Weird Science Fiction Novels that Became Required Reading

You want a really weird ride? A science fiction or fantasy epic that stretches your brain like taffy and ties it into strange irregular shapes? …

Nixon's 'Star Wars' watches are geek-chic done right

On May 4 (Star Wars Day), watch and accessories brand Nixon announced its collaboration with Disney and Lucas Films to create a sleek "Star Wars"-themed line.<p>Available on Nixon's website starting September 18, the STAR WARS | Nixon Collection features $55 small leather goods, a backpack, and …

In defence of sex machines: Why trying to ban sex robots is wrong

“Ban sex robots!” scream the tech headlines, as if they’re heralding the arrival of the latest artificial intelligence threat to humankind since autonomous killer robots. The campaign, led by academics Kathleen Richardson and Erik Billing, argues that the development of sex robots should be stopped …

10 Amazing Hidden Messages in Your Favorite Movies - Video Presentation

New Info on Gray "Berserker" Hulk That Wasn't Used in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

If STAR WARS Planets Were American States

How — and why — to hack your Wi-Fi network

FRAMINGHAM, Mass — Attempting to “hack” into your own wireless network can help you spot potential Wi-Fi security vulnerabilities and figure out ways …

How to get better sound from your speakers and headphones for free (or next to nothing)

Here's one way to get better sound from your speakers that won't cost you a penny, get closer to them. The logic is easy to grasp, the closer you are to the speakers the more direct sound you'll hear. Close up listening minimizes the destructive effects of room reflections and reverberation that …

Audiophile

Customer Asks This Waitress A Simple Question In Front Of His Family Her Reply Blows Everyone Away

How To Look Rugged: The Essential Men's Clothing Guide

Before there were hipsters with ironic moustaches and women’s jeans, there were the original beard-sporting, plaid-wearing men’s men. Unlike the …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Master Her Hottest Pleasure Zones

A new study reveals how to hit the spots that really drive her wild<p>Sometimes, the female anatomy can feel like a confusing corn maze that you can’t quite crack. But according to new research, her pleasure zones are actually pretty easy to map out.<p>In a <i>Clinical Anatomy</i> study, 62 women rated their …

Lips

15 Best Avengers Comics You Need to Read

Time to start assembling your collection.<p>Are you stoked for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie and want to read the best of the best Avengers …

The Best Workout Headphones

The AskMen Acquire team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.<p>There are few things more bothersome than being stuck with crappy headphones. Whether it’s arriving at the gym and discovering that I grabbed the pair with only one working earbud or, even worse, …

Consumer Tech

They gave him $20,000 to build a car out of Legos. Here's what he came up with.

Inventor Raul Oaida wanted to build something that would capture people's imaginations.<p>Ultimately, he decided to build a car. You might be thinking,</i> …

Top 10 Headphone Myths

The past few years has seen an explosion in the popularity of headphones. Not surprisingly, dozens (if not hundreds) of companies have leapt into the market. Despite the tremendous amount of marketing might and money (or perhaps because of), myths persist when it comes to many aspects of headphones.<p>…

Cape Watch: Could Captain Kirk Be the Next Green Lantern?

Congratulations, Superhero Hollywood; as of this week, you just might have a third major comic book player looking to dominate the multiplex. (Hint: …

Comics

How Can Space Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

Light speed is often spoken of as a cosmic speed limit … but not everything plays by these rules. In fact, space itself can expand faster than a …

B&W C5 Series 2 Review: Awesome In-ear Upgrade

B&W’s C5 Series 2 offers a number of tweaks and changes to the often-beloved, oft-hated original C5.<p>I was one strongly in the “beloved” camp, listing it as one of my favorite travel headphones, and bringing them with me on many travels.<p>I was nervous to hear B&W adjusted the design and tweaked the …

21 Things That Young Adults Absolutely Need to Know About Money

I teach a three credit course called <i>Personal Finance</i> at Rutgers University. Unfortunately only a small fraction of students at Rutgers and other …

The Science Fiction Books That Every Computer Scientist Should Check Out

With so many prominent scientists warning about the dangers of rogue artificial intelligence, and so many ethical concerns coming down the pike in …

Tools for Starting the New Year Right: 5 Financial Hacks for Millennials

<i>By Amanda Reaume</i><p>This past year might not have turned out like you wanted it to. Perhaps you were hoping to get an amazing promotion that went to one of your co-workers instead. Or maybe you were hoping to save more money toward your dream trip but you ended up spending that money on too many bags …

Human-Like Robots Are Getting Jobs

At the Consumer Electronics Show, a crowd gathered around Chihira Aico, a life-sized robot in a pink party dress who was standing at the Toshiba booth. At first, the android stood perfectly still, like a mannequin in a window display. But there was something odd about her, even though she looked …

Robotics

Can AMD's Upcoming Carrizo APU Rival PlayStation 4 Graphics?

As a PC gaming enthusiast, I envision a day when mini-PCs like the Gigabyte Brix can rival the graphical fidelity of much larger game consoles like the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. I even fantasize about powerful embedded graphics chips that could drive an Oculus Rift VR headset without being …

Computer Hardware

Hacker Says Attacks On 'Insecure' Progressive Insurance Dongle In 2 Million US Cars Could Spawn Road Carnage

Corey Thuen has been braving the snow and sub-zero temperatures of Idaho nights in recent weeks, though any passerby would have been perplexed by a man, laptop in hand, tinkering with his aptly-named 2013 Toyota Tundra at such an ungodly hour.<p>He hasn’t been doing repairs, however. Quite the …

Finished Dronecraft Carrier Launches Model Airplanes

Remote control and good to go<p>In November, the flight of a drone from another drone was an ephemeral thing. Recorded on video the entire event lasted less than half the duration of the Wright Brother’s famous first. Now, remote control aircraft enthusiast group FliteTest have taken their prototype, …

Why it's worth continuing to cover games with low review scores

<i>Note: This post was updated on Sept. 21, 2015.</i><p>"Why are you still talking about a game that only scored six out of 10?"<p>This is a question I often read on Facebook, and in the comments of one of the (many!) articles covering <i>Destiny</i>. It also popped up in stories about the deeply flawed <i>Alien: …