Ed Brennan

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Pavlok needs you to shock more people into breaking bad habits

There's no way you'd use a shock collar to train your beloved dog, but you wouldn't mind using one on yourself if it means breaking your nastiest habits, eh? If that's the case, then your day has come: Pavlok (a wearable band that can zap you with electricity) is now up on Indiegogo, with its …

By 2025, Self-Driving Trucks Will Be Cruising Down Our Highways

In the future, drivers will no longer be truckers, but rather “transport managers.”<p>The truck drivers of the future may not drive much at all. A new self-driving truck from Daimler takes care of pretty much everything on the highway, so after pulling onto the road and pushing a button, a driver can …

14 Apple Devices, 1 Clever Music Video

What happens when a band gets its hands on six iPhones, four iPads, one iPod and three MacBooks? Ukrainian musicians Brunettes Shoot Blondes used their collection of Apple hardware to tell a story about an adorable big-eared creature jumping around the screens to catch up with a girl who doesn’t …

Amusing "Cartoon Bombing" Cleverly Interacts With Surroundings

For French illustrator Troqman, the world is a stage to display artwork that he calls “cartoon bombing.” The artist travels with a spiral-bound sketch pad and draws amusingly-exaggerated pictures that cleverly interact with their environment. Troqman has placed his handiwork in grocery store …

InterAct

Art & Craft: The Story of an Art Forger Whose Artwork Replication Isn't Actually Illegal

Let me just start off by saying that I don't condone illegal forgery or theft—but I do think that someone who can put the art world in a tizzy with …

'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years

When her phone rang that day in 1963, Alice Davis was working as a seamstress, stitching bras and girdles in the downtown Los Angeles garment district.<p>Walt Disney, the caller said, wanted to see her.<p>When she arrived at Disney's office, the theme park pioneer made her an offer: Design costumes for a …

Walt Disney Company

Wal-Mart's Future Fleet of Transformers

Amazon’s (AMZN) drone messengers can step aside -- Wal-Mart (WMT) has unveiled its fleet of the future, and it looks a lot like an army of Transformers.<p>From its sleek sliding doors, centered driver’s seat that bears a liking to a captain’s chair on a spaceship, to the monitors that stick out from …

Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K

For the new issue of Forbes Magazine I wrote an article about David Crane, the visionary CEO of NRG Energy. When I met Crane for lunch a couple weeks ago, no sooner had we sat down than he began singing the praises of this new contraption he had in his basement. The machine — which can generate 10 …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

The world <i>wants</i> us to make Peeps.<p>I discovered this last year on a day that began with reading an article in the local paper in which Marilyn Hagerty called a Ruby Tuesday “one of the stars in the restaurant scene” of my new town. It was a day I almost gave up on food.<p>On top of all of that, I had an …

Dessert

Week in pictures: a car that defies tsunamis

Le Mans

Suspended Staircase Floats Above Oslo Apartment

When the owners of a top-floor apartment in Olso, Norway purchased the loft above it, they wanted to unify the two floors. Known as <i>Idunsgate</i>, it was revamped by the London-based architecture firm Haptic, who spent part of their time updating areas like the bedroom and bathroom. They also added a …

Architecture

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Home Automation

Canada’s Sweetest Secret

Ask a Canadian about his favorite dessert and “<b>Nanaimo bar</b>” (pronounced nuh-NYE-mo) is the likely reply. Named for the harbor town on Vancouver Island, the no-bake treat has sweetened the collective Canadian memory for decades.<p>The three-layer dessert — a textured crust (chocolate, coconut, almonds, …

The End of the Wii and What It Means for Nintendo

Looking back at a system ahead of its time<p>Nintendo will no longer manufacture the Wii, and the company may stop selling the system entirely. With the …

Retrogaming

Fire rages along NJ boardwalk damaged by Superstorm Sandy

A raging fire that apparently started in a custard shop tore through a New Jersey shore boardwalk Thursday, destroying more than 30 businesses in a tourist mecca just recovering from the damage it sustained in Superstorm Sandy.<p>At a press conference Thursday evening, New Jersey Governor Chris …

JK Rowling to make screenwriting debut in new Harry Potter spin-off

JK Rowling is to make her screenwriting debut in a spin-off film based on a minor character in her Harry Potter books, called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.<p>The film, called Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, is inspired by the textbook of the same name given to pupils at Hogwarts …

Movies

More Hilarious GIFs to Help Newcomers Navigate NYC

Artist Nathan Pyle is back again with a new hilariously accurate set of gifs to help newcomers navigate through the Big Apple. With the wisdom he has gained from his 5 years of residence in the city that never sleeps, the artist saves visitors the embarrassment of naivet. From knowing how to steer …

Returning
Education

Peru: alarm over appearance of isolated Mashco-Piro tribe

Authorities perplexed as more than 100 members of clan that has almost no contact with outsiders threaten to cross river<p>Members of an indigenous tribe that has long lived in voluntary isolation in Peru's south-eastern Amazon have attempted to make contact with outsiders for a second time since …

Amazon Down Briefly In U.S. And Canada

By Dhanya Skariachan<p>NEW YORK, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Amazon.com, the website of the world's largest online retailer, went down for about 15 minutes on Monday in a rare outage for many users across the United States and Canada.<p>It was unclear what triggered the rare disruption. The company, whose Amazon …

Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt to retire. Your network speeds will still suck

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user The Consumerist<p>Time Warner Cable, (s TWC) which is often in head-to-head combat with smaller cable …

U.S. Congress reopens debate over replacing dollar bills with coins

A bipartisan group of senators is reviving an old idea: ditching the U.S. dollar bill.<p>The idea was re-introduced in Congress on Thursday, with a coalition arguing it’s time the U.S. caught up with the rest of the world.<p>If you’ve spent any time traveling abroad recently, you’ve likely noticed the …

Cases Of Mysterious Valley Fever Rise In American Southwest

When she was just 6, Emily Gorospe became very tired and sick. The spunky girl, now 8, developed a fever that wouldn't go away, and red blotches appeared across her body.<p>"She's got so much energy usually," says Emily's mother, Valerie Gorospe. "Just walking from one part of the house ... she was …

IMAX Introduces Home Theater Systems – /Film

As F. Scott Fitzgerald said, the rich are different from you and me. For one thing, while the rest of us have to deal with overpriced concessions and …

Animation

First ever website brought back to life at its original URL

The World Wide Web entered the public domain exactly 20 years ago<p>April 30th may seem as ordinary as any other date, but in 1993 it marked an important milestone in the development of global communications: it was on that day that the World Wide Web entered the public domain. CERN, the same research …

Twenty Years Ago Today the World Wide Web Went Public

Twenty years ago today, something happened that changed the digital world forever: CERN published a statement that made the technology behind the …