Brad Rucker

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Samsung puts the metal Galaxy Note 4 through its own bend test

The results are what you'd expect from a Samsung-produced video<p>Samsung wants to dismiss the idea that its upcoming Galaxy Note 4 will be as "easy" to bend as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. Looking to capitalize on the controversy that Apple and others say shouldn't really be a controversy, Samsung has …

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

Japan

Goodnight, Windows XP: Microsoft Terminates A Surprisingly Durable Operating System

Windows XP, an out-of-date operating system Microsoft released back in 2001, is being cut off from official support as of today. That doesn’t mean the millions of systems still running it will stop working—but they could become more vulnerable to hacks over time.<p>Microsoft has set up a site for …

This Arduino-powered business card looks like a Game Boy and runs Tetris (video)

Off-white business cards with Silian Rail lettering are <i>so</i> passé -- these days; it's all about creativity. This Game Boy look-alike, for instance, demonstrates its creator's skills in one fell swoop: It doesn't just display a résumé, it's also a simple gaming handheld that can play <i>Tetris</i>. The device …

Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals …

Europe

How To Build A Liquid-Cooled Mini Gaming PC For Under $1,000

If you go into your local technology store and look at the PC section, most if not all will be standard black towers. However, on the enthusiast scene, there’s a seismic shift going on with many people ditching their large tower cases and opting for shoebox-size ones.<p>The latest motherboards aimed …

The Story Behind 'Milk Road,' The Bitcoin Cookie Stand

Last month, a Bitcoin-loving Redditor spotted a cookie and lemonade stand in San Francisco’s Noe Valley that accepted the virtual currency. After buying a Snickerdoodle for a fraction of a Bitcoin, he snapped a photo asking the girls to say “cheese for the Internet.” That they did. Soon, the girls …

If I Can't Accept You at Your Worst, Then Maybe You Should Stop Being So Horrible

I remember the first time I was awarded the "game ball" in my Little League. I don't recall the details exactly, but I'm pretty sure my stat sheet looked something like this:<p><i>Zero RBIs, zero home runs, zero hits, zero stolen bases, zero plays made on the field, seven errors, four innings spent</i> …

Geography in the News: Malaria

Changing Planet<p><b>Malaria: The Geography of a Debilitating Disease</b><p>Malaria has been a longtime scourge upon many countries of the world. Malaria was wiped out in the U.S. South in the 1930’s, confirming epidemiologists’ and the medical community’s belief that this disease could be eradicated in this …

Unprecedented Photographs of Real Life in North Korea

North Korea is a nation of which little is known or understood in the rest of the world. Their government’s notorious mistrust of outsiders keeps the …

North Korea

Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing

Don't pout, it's hard to deny that this has been a special year in the history of taking pictures of yourself using a mobile phone. With that in mind, we announce the Guardian selfie awards<p>This was the year that the selfie reached saturation point. Celebrities took them. Politicians took them, …

Raspberry Pi-equipped AR.Drone can hijack other quadcopters' WiFi link (video)

There might come a time when you'll wait for a drone instead of a truck for your Amazon or UPS package, while worrying about tech-savvy thieves instead of armed robbers. Let's just hope no ne'er-do-well uses Samy Kamkar's SkyJack for evil, because the software can worm its way into flying machines …

Here are five especially neat things the Xbox One can do

The Xbox One that you snag on November 22nd (or thereafter) does some pretty neat stuff besides just playing video games: live TV, NFL fantasy league and voice commands for <i>everything</i>. But that's all bigger-picture stuff. Some of the coolest things that the Xbox One does are in the details, many of …

20 Kids Who Could Probably Kick Your Ass

One of our most limited natural resources is f*cks. Thank these brave kids for doing their part to save the environment by giving not a single f*ck …

Kids

Shake: Hilarious High-Speed Photographs of Dogs Shaking by Carli Davidson | Colossal

<p>Published just today, Shake is a new book of photos from Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson who used a high speed camera to capture …

PyroPet Candles Melt into Creepy Metallic Skeletons | Colossal

<p>First mentioned in this space back in 2011 as the “Devil’s Candle,” this delightfully creepy candle that melts from a cute geometric cat into a …

The Battle for Power on the Internet

Distributed citizen groups and nimble hackers once had the edge. Now governments and corporations are catching up. Who will dominate in the decades ahead?<p>We’re in the middle of an epic battle for power in cyberspace. On one side are the traditional, organized, institutional powers such as …

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Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …