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See crazy Japanese robot stuff tomatoes in runner’s mouth

Energy gels are <i>so</i> 2014. When it comes to winning races, modern marathon runners need a robot that straps to their back and force-feeds them tomatoes.<p>Luckily, Japan has already delivered this technological wonder. Wait till you see it in action!<p>The Tomatan, built by Japanese ketchup company Kagome …

U.S. Nor’easter at night

The Suomi NPP and the GOES-East satellites captured the powerful storm as it neared its peak intensity, in the early morning hours of January 27.<p>NASA …

An Underwater Volcano Just Created A New Island

Easy come, easy go<p>There’s a new island in the Pacific Ocean, thanks to an underwater volcano eruption that’s been going on for the past month.<p>The new island is in the Tonga archipelago--a group of islands southeast of Fiji. Scientists discovered it on January 16, about a month into the volcano’s …

What lightning looks like from space - timelapse video

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released timelapse footage of lightning striking earth, as seen from the International Space Station. The footage, filmed in 2012, is made up of 49 images taken from 200km above Earth. The ESA's Nightpod camera aid helps the astronaut take remarkably clear photos …

Samsung’s gorgeous 360-degree speakers will fill your room with sound

Samsung has taken a bit of a beating as of late, thanks to the decline of its mobile division, but that doesn’t stop us from noticing that these new …

Gear & Gadgets

Rewind: Best viral videos of 2014

There were more viral videos in 2014 than you can shake a stick at, and you could spend weeks watching them all. From John Oliver to the Ice Bucket Challenge, we were absolutely inundated with stuff to watch throughout the year, and that’s a great thing.<p>Wishing you could relive some of the best …

Viral

How the wizards at ILM created Captain America’s insane action scenes

Nearly 900 insanely complex shots full of live-action and computer-generated imagery were created for Marvel’s <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i> by the geniuses at Industrial Light and Magic, the effects house created by George Lucas back in the original <i>Star Wars</i> days.<p>The movie is an action-fest …

Comics

How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: hardware

I recently decided it was time to get a proper desktop computer. I needed it predominantly for work, but I wanted it to be powerful enough to play the latest games in 1080p without worrying about stuttering or terrible frame rates.<p>The new Mac lineup didn’t offer a perfect fit — the Retina 5K iMac …

Computer Hardware

How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: assembly

Now that we’ve got all the parts for our Hackintosh, it’s time to put them all together. This is the really fun part of this project: You’re turning processors and chips and motherboards into a working computer that’s going to do all kinds of things for you.<p>You’ll get an incredible sense of …

Computer Hardware

PopKey replaces your iOS 8 keyboard with a GIF control panel

GIFs are one of the finest gifts God has given the internet. I can’t get enough of them. And once iOS 8 drops it’s going to be easier than ever to have non-stop reaction GIF conversations with friends.<p>PopKey is a third party keyboard that will replace those useless letters on your keyboard with …

iOS