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How the Surface Book compares to the iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, and Surface Pro

Microsoft made a big deal today about going after Apple. And today more than ever, it's worth believing. There are two reasons why: first, Surface sales are on the rise. They accounted for $888 million in revenue during Microsoft's last quarter, up more than double from the same period last year. …

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Photography

How Surface tablets are changing the way NFL coaches work

NFL sidelines are almost always entertaining to watch, but this year, it hasn’t been about the players and coaches — it's the new technology that has been catching viewers' eyes. If you've been watching NFL games at all this season, it's been hard to miss the bright blue Surface tablets, complete …

Facebook Dumps Microsoft

Back in 2007, Microsoft invested $240 million in Facebook for a 1.6% stake. It valued Facebook at $15 billion, and everybody laughed.<p>Now, Facebook is worth over $200 billion, and that little investment turns out to be the best-performing equity investment Steve Ballmer ever made as CEO of Microsoft.<p>…

Watch Emotions Come to Life in First Full Trailer for Pixar's Inside Out

Human emotions come to life in the upcoming Pixar film <i>Inside Out</i>, which follows a preteen Midwestern girl named Riley whose life changes completely …

Innovative 4D Shape-Shifting Dress Can Be Customized with a Smartphone

The Massachusetts-based design studio Nervous System has created an innovative 3D-printed garment that is custom tailored to the wearer's body. It's a part of the creatives' Kinematic system, and they actually refer to it as a 4D-printed dress because when produced, it generates a compressed object …

3D Printing

The UK’s War on Porn: ‘Proof That Men Making These Rules Do Not See Women as Equals’

This new spate of bizarre porn legislation is very anti-women, and will only succeed in pushing porn business out of the UK.<p>Beware the female orgasm, …

Man Works 7 Years to Complete Incredibly Intricate Maze

It goes without saying that solving a maze and creating one are two totally different things. While this puzzle might take minutes or even hours to solve, drawing its intricacies can take a significantly longer amount of time. Japanese Twitter user @Kya7y recently uploaded photos of her father's …

Mathematics

Orion: Uncertainty ahead for new US spaceship

<b>To many, the launch of Nasa's next generation crew capsule, Orion, evokes the excitement of the Apollo era.</b><p>It's beefier and uses cutting edge technologies, but Orion strongly resembles the Apollo command ships that ferried astronauts to the Moon and back in the 1960s and 70s.<p>But there's something …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Silicon Valley's hottest startup is scaring insurance brokers and fighting regulators

Two decades ago, the only way to book a flight was to call a travel agent, a middleman whose job was to connect you with vendors. That job is now …

The 19-Year-Old Wiz Kid Who Turned Down Apple Has Nabbed Backing From A Hollywood Star

We caught up with Meyer again and learned that since that decision, things have been wild for him.<p>His startup, Fresco News, crowdsources breaking news and photos from Twitter, Instagram and other social media.<p>Fresco finds breaking news, verifies it, and gets the license to publish relevant images …

Ropeless Elevator Can Move Up, Down, And Sideways

An elevator that could move horizontally opens up all kinds of architectural possibilities.<p>Last week German conglomerate and elevator-maker ThyssenKrupp unveiled the 21st-century equivalent of Roald Dahl’s the Great Glass Elevator. MULTI doesn’t quite blast into space, but the cable-less elevator …

Open Letter to Client Regarding the ‘Job Killer’ Quoted Rate

Hello Potential Client,<p>Regarding your last email in which you said:<p><i>“… if they (your client) saw the $700/ $1400 a day fee for the photographer they</i> …

Here's How To Open A Padlock With A Can

We’ve all been there, at some point. We come to a locker, or a shed, or something else, and realize we’ve forgotten the combination on the padlock. …

Two Dudes Prove How Easy It Is to Hack ATMs for Free Cash

When a small-time Tennessee restaurateur named Khaled Abdel Fattah was running short of cash he went to an ATM. Actually, according to federal …

The Klatz Is A Smartwatch And An iPhone Headset In One

Let’s face it, if you’re buying a smartwatch, you are either really into the next big thing when it comes to technology, or it’s a practical purchase …

Razor's Crazy Cart XL Is Drifting Fun For Adults

Drifting had a moment in the mid-2000s, and truthfully, it does look a lot of fun in the movies. But most of us are grown, responsible adults who do …

See NASA's crazy 3D video from inside a ball of water in space

Pull out those old red and blue shades to see what it's like to live in orbit at zero gravity, and to watch astronauts grow a floating water ball.<p>As long as " Interstellar" is still science fiction, the International Space Station offers the best window into what life off-Earth is like, in addition …

Space

The Wolffepack: A Backpack Designed to Flip Around to the Front!

Messenger bags make you sore on one side. I can just about guarantee those of you that wear them have one shoulder that is constantly stiffer than …

What The Great Pyramid Looked Like More Than 4,000 Years Ago

Go to the pyramids at Giza today, and you’ll see pollution blackened steppes surrounded by smog and sand. Some 4,000 years ago, the pyramids looked much nicer: They were covered in polished limestone, resembling brilliant lightforms dropped into the desert from the sky.<p>In this short documentary put …

Carvey Lets You Carve Anything Out Of Pretty Much Anything

CNC mills are truly awesome devices, but they’re also enormous and generally insanely expensive. There’s a reason; they’re very precise motion tools …

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

Cassette Tape with Hidden MP3 Player - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Remember cassette tapes? These were small devices that held a spool of plastic covered in rust and allowed us to record audio onto, if you were brave …

Can Crusher Project Build - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

If you need to crush a bunch of aluminum cans you might as well build a machine to do it. That is what we see on the Ben Heck Show here. After Ben …

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Junk Press squeezes useless junk mail into handy bowls & plates

Thanks to the staggering statistics involved, junk mail has a huge environmental footprint, equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of 9 million …

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …