Chris Czombos

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'Game of Thrones' chair made from melted keyboards

Take "Game of Thrones." Stir in a high level of geekiness. Add a dash of Salvador Dali. Mix well. Apply heat. Congratulations, your name is Mike DeWolfe and you've just created the Throne of Nerds.<p>The Throne of Nerds is a full-size replica of the Iron Throne from "Game of Thrones," but with one …

Watery Gecko Grip Could Lead to Stickier Tape

The reptiles can stick to wet surfaces that are water resistant, study says.<p><b>Scientists have long known that geckos can scurry up walls, Spider-Man style.</b><p>But less well understood is how these reptiles cling to wet surfaces, which are common in their rainy tropical habitats.<p>The answer, a new study …

The 25 Best-Paying Companies For Software Engineers

Engineering talent is scarce, so companies are willing to pay big bucks to keep them happy.<p>Which companies pays their engineers the most?<p>Jobs review site Glassdoor helped us pull the top 25 companies around the world that pay their US-based software engineers the most.<p>The highest paying company …

LA combats congestion by synchronizing all 4,500 traffic signals

Los Angeles is well known as a city plagued by gridlock, but a new traffic control strategy three decades in the making could help to ease the pain. That's the goal of the Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control system, which was completed in February and synchronizes all 4,500 traffic signals …

Andrew Wiggins Throws Down Inhuman Jam at McDonald's All-American Dunk Contest

Jam-bolaya. Extra <i>sauce</i>.<p>Monday night's McDonald’s All-American Dunk Contest featured some of the biggest high school basketball talents in recent memory, and they did not fail to live up to their billing.<p>Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 high school recruit in the nation, squared off against other blue-chip …