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From the Editor's Desk: Excitement from within ...

It's not often that we have a consensus on things around here. That's by design, actually. Dissent and argument are important in this line of work. …

Ninjas, The First Indoor Throwing Star Range in Kentucky

Ninjas is an upcoming indoor throwing star range and will be the first of its kind in Kentucky. Deadly ninja initiates everywhere will be able to …

White Chocolate R2-D2 Sculpture

Fernando Arreola, pastry chef at the Fairmont San Jose, sculpted 150 pounds of white chocolate fondant into a replica of R2-D2! The work was inspired …

The Pope's Christmas Wish: Hope For A Better World

Pope Francis on Christmas Day is wishing for a better world, with peace for the land of Jesus' birth, for Syria and Africa, as well as for the dignity of migrants and refugees fleeing misery and conflict.<p>Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica Wednesday to tens of thousands …

Pope Francis

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Stunning image of a burning hot Blackbird's jet engine

This is an image of the very last test of the Pratt & Whitney J58, the engine that powered the legendary SR-71 Blackbird and A-12 Oxcart. It used to …

Cool Stuff

The Insanely Outfitted, Awesomely Iluminated Workspace

This might be the most incredible home office we've seen so far. Software developer Stefan Didak's "world famous" home office sports not just …

Introducing the Most Serious Looking Rubber Band Gun You've Ever Seen

Long gone are the days of shooting stretchy rubber bands from the crook of your hand, obviously. Ukrainian designer Alexander Shpetniy has created a …

Just Plain Lovely: Japanese Cutlery

We're obviously suckers for pocket knives around here. But what do you do once your pockets are full? Level up. Pocket these at your own risk. …

A 92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates A Spectacular Collection Of Embroidered Temari Spheres

A 92-year-old Japanese woman’s amazing collection of painstakingly-crafted traditional Japanese temari handballs has been unveiled to the public for …

20 Social Apps that Got Us Talking in 2013

As we wind down the year, The Next Web compiled a list of some of the social apps that have made some significant moves in 2013. How did we qualify what a social app was? In our mind, it was a service that had a core functionality that enabled users to interact and engage with other people, either …

Gorgeous Robox 3D printer hopes it can do for 3D printing what the iMac did for personal computing

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: CEL<p>In 1999, my elementary school got every single kid to love computer class with a single move: It replaced a fleet …

3D Printing

Livescribe's beautiful new smartpen turns pen and paper into apps and pixels

We may be constantly staring into our phones and laptops, but Livescribe CEO Gilles Bouchard says pen and paper are more popular than ever — and he has data to back it up. We want to write and draw the way we always have, he says, but we also want all the sharing, instant access, and searchability …

Artist Creates Elaborate Non-Photoshopped Scenes in Her Small Studio

Like American artist Sandy Skoglund, Jee Young Lee creates highly elaborate scenes that require an incredible amount of patience and absolutely no photo manipulation. For weeks and sometimes months, the young Korean artist works in the confines of her small 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio bringing to …

My Chemical Romance

Michigan Tech scientists build a $1,500 DIY metal 3D printer

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>More and more, it’s clear that 3D printers aren’t just for printing plastic. A team at Michigan …

3D Printing

I want to dip everything in this magic hydrocoating water paint

Everything I own, everything I will buy, every fiber of my body, everything in this world should be dipped into water paint. The hydrocoating process …

Siri battles Google Now in new contest

The two voice assistants were pitted against each other in a series of challenges from analyst Gene Munster.<p>Which is better: Apple's Siri or Google Now? Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster recently put them both to the test.<p>First, let's take a look at Siri's performance.<p>Based on the results of 800 …

Gear & Gadgets

Benchmarker delists Android models suspected of gaming the system

Benchmark tests were never the most reliable indicator of a phone’s performance, but this year has really seen benchmarks losing more and more of …

Samsung Galaxy

"MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" EXTENDED TRAILER — A Bad Lip Reading of Game of Thrones

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Travellingpoet

Blokify 3D Modeling Software

Last month, at World Maker Faire New York‘s 3D Printer Village, I had the pleasure of meeting two enthusiastic, bright makers, Jenny Kortina and Brett Cupta, who were sharing their brand new creation with the community: Blokify. Their custom block-based 3D modeling software makes it easy for folks, …

This Machine Lets You 3D Print Your Home

We’re endlessly impressed by the advances in the world of 3D printing. But this latest innovation is legitimately mind-blowing. Now there’s machine that can “print” a 2,500 square foot home in roughly 20 hours. WTF.<p>The fabrication process known as Contour Crafting streamlines the process of …

3D Printing

Dear Google, What’s Wrong With You?

Dear Google: What’s wrong?<p>I ask because last weekend, while in San Francisco, I asked Google Maps for “hot chocolate mission” — and was promptly directed to an ARCO station in Fremont, 40 miles away. Similarly, last month I searched for “coffee” while in the Embarcadero Center, one of the denser …

Before The Age of Automobiles, Cyclists Fought For Better Roads

If you're a time traveler who's looking for a good cyclist's map of California in the 1890s, well, today's your lucky day.**<p>Rebecca Onion over at …

Cycling

This awesome space mech is the next user-designed official Lego set

Behold, the ​newest user-created official Lego set, voted by thousands of users around the world as part of Lego's Cuusoo initiative. This Lego Space …

Lego

Should a Skyscraper's Spire Count Towards Its Total Height?

It's a hotly contested issue amongst architects and designers. Does a building's height stop at the highest usable floor, or should the spire above …

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