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The 45 Best Tech Gifts For Every Budget

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I used an OLED laptop for two weeks and don't know if I can ever go back

November 15th, 2016<p>As part of <i>The Verge</i>’s international team, I’m used to a certain amount of teasing about my work setup. While colleagues in Slack dissect the pros and cons of using 30-inch external monitors in vertical orientation, or bemoan the fact that Apple and LG’s 5K UltraFine display isn’t …

Homemade Rotary Cell Phone Can Send Texts, Play FM Radio, and Make Calls

3D-printed device uses a small microcontroller many functions of a modern phone, however weakly.<p>It wasn't all that long ago that huge swaths of critics were claiming Steve Jobs' keypad free cell phone would never take off, and I find myself wondering what they would have made of this steampunky …

Code.gov is the US government's open-source software hub

Back in August, the Obama Administration announced a new policy that requires 20 percent of the federal government's software projects be open source. To make all of that material easily accessible, there's now a place for you to view all of the code. Code.gov is the web-based hub for the …

VEAR Legs Jacket zips on and off in seconds to keep your legs warm & dry

Ever wondered why there isn’t a rain coat for your legs? After all, when conditions change, wouldn’t it be nice to just zip on or off the same …

Dyneema Carbon weaves its way into bikes for 2018

You have probably seen cycling products made with Dyneema without knowing it. The latest Specialized S-Works road shoes use the strong fabric in …

Peek inside one of Nintendo's retro gaming vaults

What secrets lie inside Nintendo's offices? It's a question I ask myself regularly at night, clutching my new Nintendo 3DS and dreaming about a <i>Metroid Prime</i> sequel (<i>Federation Force</i> doesn't count.) Well, today Nintendo has drawn back the curtain -- if only a smidge. In a collection of articles …

BMW's self-balancing motorcycle of tomorrow

In the distant future, motorcycle riders will have no need of helmets or padded clothing. They also won't need to put their feet on the ground when they stop. That's because, according to BMW, the motorcycle of the future will balance itself and will help the driver avoid crashes.<p>BMW, which is …

Time Warner

Django/Zorro – Like dipping french fries in a milkshake, the pairing oddly works

<i>Django/Zorro</i><p>by Quentin Tarantino (author), Matt Wagner (author/artist) and artists Francesco Francavilla, Jae Lee, and Esteve Polls<p>Dynamite …

The 19 best TV shows that were canceled too soon

That's just how it is in the cutthroat TV industry, in which impatient network executives are focused only on last night's ratings. And things have only gotten more brutal with a saturation of TV content, including from streaming services.<p>Great series like HBO's "Deadwood" and Judd Apatow's teen …

TV

Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun

Cycling is one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel, and thanks to this solar-powered bike lane that glows in the dark, it just got even …

Castlevania turns 30 as the grave begins to swallow the classic series

What a terrible night to have an anniversary. Castlevania, the series of gothic-themed action games, is now 30 years old.<p>The original Castlevania came out for the Nintendo Entertainment System (more specifically, the Japanese Famicom Disk System) on September 26, 1986. The 2D side-scroller spawned …

Acoustic metamaterial panel absorbs low-frequency sound

When it comes to low-frequency sound waves, traditional sound-absorbing materials tend to be undesirably bulky, heavy or thick.<p>This challenge …

The 10 Coolest Items You Need This Fall

Including this awesome invention: a gutter-cleaning robot<p>Whether you want to tailgate and drink fall beers, explore the great outdoors, or maybe just catch up on yard work, these awesome autumn gadgets will make your season great.

'Super Mario Maker' heads to 3DS on December 2nd

<i>Super Mario Maker</i> is already a success on the Wii U, and now it's making its way to the 3DS on December 2nd. Nintendo announced the handheld version during a 3DS-specific livestream this morning. <i>Super Mario Maker</i> on 3DS includes the full game plus the ability to share courses with your friends via …

Trek Zora Concept

While it isn’t uncommon to see designers sit down and draft up concepts that eschew all of the unseemly features you usually see on a bike – brake …

How to Turn a $500 Suit into a $2,000 Suit

“You can use beautiful fabric and make a terrible suit, and you can use cheap fabrics and make an incredible suit,” said Jake Mueser, owner of …

The truth about superfoods

How hipster is seaweed? Are avocados actually a disaster for the environment? Do goji berries really make you live for ever? We examine the evidence<p>Few lies can be told in one word, but “superfood” manages it. It is such an appealing idea: that some foods are healthy, some unhealthy and some …

Superfoods

11 Foods That Shouldn't Ever Need An Expiration Date

You might be throwing out perfectly good food.<p>The expiration date food system is confusing. Not only is there more than one date to try to understand ― best-by, sell-by, etc. ― but a lot of times those dates can be totally off. And consumers aren’t sure how to read them, so a lot of good food gets …

Food

Take a Look Around Mars with NASA's 360° Video

NASA has released a panorama still video from its Curiosity Mars rover.<p>Through a mouse or mobile screen, users can explore a part of Mars called …

Sony's new in-dash system supports Android Auto and CarPlay

As our phones help us plug into more and more services for streaming music, navigation and messaging, it makes sense to have them power our cars’ infotainment systems. But sadly, not every vehicle supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay straight out of the factory.<p>Sony has a neat solution: its new …

Android Auto

Intel Reinvents Itself to Stay King in a Changing World

Intel is bigger than all but 50 other U.S. companies, and that's because of something called the CPU.<p>If you were around in the '90s or the early …

You Should Probably Be Eating More Turmeric. Here's How

Turmeric is quickly becoming an “it” superfood. You’ve probably seen the ingredient all over Pinterest and Instagram in the form of golden-hues …

These Game Of Thrones Drawings will Give You Chills

Perhaps it’s because <i>Game of</i> <i>Thrones</i> is the most successful example of an especially rare breed of show, the adult-oriented fantasy adventure, but …

TV Series

tarus 2x2 motorcycle on all-terrains and folds in a suitcase

<b>designed to smoothly transport people over rough terrain, tarus 2×2 motorcycle is a folding bike with two-wheel drive technology. outfitted with a</b> …

Motorcycles

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …

Chinese bus glides over cars stuck in gridlock (Tomorrow Daily 402 show notes)

Google tells Android's Linux kernel to toughen up and fight off those horrible hacker bullies

You'll have to wait until Nougat comes out to get improvementsThe security folks at Google have been detailing how they intend to harden up Android …

Linux

America's Heat Wave No Sweat For Nuclear Power

This week, like much of July, a heat wave is cooking America with extreme temperatures, affecting energy production as well as causing fires and water shortages, sucking electricity like crazy to power the cooling necessary to avoid discomfort and even death. According to the National Weather …