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Jeopardy! Comes to Hulu for Its Streaming Debut

Crayola’s latest color is a rare one: YInMn Blue, a bright blue that was only discovered in 2009, when it was created by chemists at Oregon State …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Mold Making and Casting 101 With Smooth-On

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>I wanted to finally dip my toes into the amazing world of molding and casting props so I turned to the …

AllPixel LED Controller And PowerTap Kits Now Available To Purchase (video)

If you missed out on the crowd funding campaign and have been waiting for the AllPixel LED controller and AllPixel Power Tap Kit to become available, …

New Homeowner Has To Sell House Because Of Comcast’s Incompetence, Lack Of Competition

Only months after moving into his new home in Washington state, Consumerist reader Seth is already looking to sell his house. He didn’t lose his job …

Clear out an HDMI port for Intel’s $149 Compute Stick

Here at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel is trying to cram its chips into every possible product, ranging from drones and door locks to watches …

Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

Tech startup Quirky and GE, who officially announced their partnership in April of 2013, launched seven new products that seek to reinvent home security, outlets, switches, and sensors. With the fleet, the companies believe they have the potential to make smart home technology accessible. "Through …

Home Automation

Moleskine Livescribe notebooks digitize your notes and drawings in real-time

Drawing or making notes with a computer pen or stylus doesn't have the same feeling as using a paper and pen. Sometimes, however, you want to …

Productivity

Realistic Virtual Baby Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

BabyX is not a real baby. It is a simulation of a baby — one that learns, reads facial expressions and gets bored. It is also frightening to …

Watch A Thousand Micro Robots Self-Assemble Into Wild Shapes

The madmen at Harvard have finally done it: they’ve simulated real life swarms with tiny robots, thereby bringing the coming robot apocalypse that much closer.<p>Or maybe they just created some really cool proof-of-concept robotic self-assembly systems. Either way, what you’re seeing is a set of a …

Company Vows To Fight San Francisco Over App That Auctions Off Public Parking Spots

Last week, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent a cease-and-desist letter to mobile app company MonkeyParking, telling to quit allowing …

How to Build an Off Grid Air Conditioner: DIY Bucket Air Cooler Instructions

Photographs That Capture The Secret Adventures Of ‘Star Wars’ Figurines

<b>Photographer</b> Carlos Sisi takes pictures of his <i>Star Wars</i> figurines in a wide variety of settings.<p><b>The atmosphere</b> in these photographs really fires up …

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

Teen discovers that simply changing fonts can save tons of money on printer ink

Studying ways to reduce paper and ink use for his school, a 14-year old teenager figured out that by switching from Times New Roman and other fonts …

LaCie starts shipping industry's first 5 TB external hard drives

Digital movies, music and multi-megapixel photos have an annoying way of eating into your once ample external storage. LaCie has responded to such …

The great, wide Bluetooth sea: A Bluetooth speaker buyer's guide

It seems everyone has a Bluetooth speaker in their product lineup today, and selecting the right one is a dizzying experience inciting even more …

Consumer Tech

KICKRIG SLIDER BEAM

<i>So how do you get sliders off the ground?</i><p>Nearly two years ago Chris and Steve Burrows, hobby filmmakers and owners of Twintec, came up with an idea …

Cochlear implants may be losing their awkward external hardware

Thanks to the development of cochlear implants, many people who would otherwise be quite deaf are able to regain a limited sense of hearing. …

Horizon Shoots All Of Your Videos In Landscape, No Matter How You Hold Your Phone

<b>Good news!</b> You just shot what might be the world’s funniest video ever. You’re going to be a friggin’ YouTube <i>sensation</i>. You’re totally going to hang out with Ellen.<p><b>Bad news:</b> you shot the video in portrait mode. Whoops! Now the entire Internet thinks you’re dumb.<p>Horizon is an iOS app that …

FiberFix aims to make duct tape look pathetic

People may make jokes about how duct tape can be used to fix just about anything, but a new product is claimed to be 100 times stronger than our …

Criticize Dentist On Yelp, Get Threatened With Felony ‘Internet Business Defamation’

A Texas mother took her child to a dentist who only works on children based on the referral of the family’s regular dentist. She didn’t really like …

Former Staffers: Bank Of America Rewarded Us For Lying To Homeowners, Losing Paperwork, Denying Modifications

In sworn statements provided for a lawsuit by homeowners against Bank of America, a half-dozen people who reviewed loan modification applications for …

Ex McDonald’s Employee Sues Because She Doesn’t Want Her Paycheck On A Prepaid Debit Card

Earlier this year, a woman in Pennsylvania was expecting to get her first paycheck from her new job at McDonald’s, but rather than an envelope …

Trying To Exit The Plane In Mid-Air Earns Man Improvised Shoelace Shackles

There’s a certain sort of unspoken pact among airplane passengers when it comes to obeying the rules. For example, I’m not going to tattle on you for …