Josh Netherland

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Scientist: Quantum physics can prove there's an afterlife

Professor Robert Lanza is sure there's something beyond this mortal coil. He believes the science is there to prove it.<p>If there's a choice between an afterlife and nothing at all, I'd plump for the former.<p>It gives us a peculiar kind of hope that there is more. And, in America, we know that more is …

Quantum Mechanics

A Glowing Book That Illuminates More Than Just Your Brain

Max Gunawan's wonderful Lumio accordion book lamp has been popping up on design sites for the past year or so. But after a successful Kickstarter …

Good Luck Closing This Tab or Ever Looking Away From This Site

Remember all that work you planned to get done today? Well, if you have any hope of productivity over the next few hours you'll want to avoid this …

Wolfram Alpha adds a wealth of Siri-accessible Pokémon info to its database

If you're a Pokémon fanatic, there's a new source to go to get all of the info on the Pokémon universe you could ask for: Wolfram Alpha. The massive "knowledge engine" has just added a huge set of Pokémon data, including physical characteristics, stats, and images. "In many ways, Pokémon are an …

A Poster of Every Star Wars Character from Just the Good Movies

So you want a <i>Star Wars</i> poster featuring all the characters, but Jar Jar Binks and kid-Anakin keep polluting the scene? I feel your pain. But a new …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

Occipital’s New Structure Sensor Turns Your iPad Into A Mobile 3D Scanner

The folks at Boulder/San Francisco-based Occipital are very much software people — the company’s RedLaser app was a big hit in the early App Store days before the team sold it to eBay, as was 360 Panorama before iOS 6’s Panorama feature took some of the wind out of its sails.<p>Their roots may be in …

Adobe Gets Serious About Hardware, Will Start Selling Its Mighty Digital Pen And Napoleon Ruler In The First Half Of 2014

Adobe’s first foray into hardware is about to become reality. When Adobe announced its thin-tipped Project Mighty digital pen and Napoleon digital ruler at its MAX conference earlier this year, they were still considered experiments. Even then, though, Adobe’s David Macy told me that these projects …

How to Find Everything That's Moved in iOS 7

iOS 7 is out today and while it might at first look like a new coat of paint, a bunch of things have moved around too. So, before you waste hours …

Adobe's Project Mighty and Project Napoleon to Launch in 2014

At its MAX event in May this year, Adobe revealed that it was experimenting with hardware in the form of ‘Project Mighty’ – an Internet-connected stylus, and ‘Project Napoleon’, an accompanying digital ruler. Now the firm has announced that these two devices have graduated from experiments to …

A Wireless Blu-ray Drive For Those With Ultra-thin Laptops

They say you can't have your cake and eat it too, and if you want an ultra-thin lightweight laptop, you have to say goodbye to a built-in optical …

This Tiny Mobile 3D Scanner Snaps Right Onto Your iPad

3D scanning has been around for years, but it's traditionally required the use of a clunky device. Today, a Bay Area startup has unveiled a tiny …

See light and form submit to the power of dance

Recently featured as a Vimeo staff pick, this short from Marco-Antoine Locatelli is a beautiful, black-and-white sequence that showcases a dancer "interacting" with animated light. At times, Lucas Boirat seems to be struggling to control the white beams, while other moments see him masterfully …

The Last USB Sync Cable You May Ever Need

With connections for microUSB, Apple's old Dock Connector, and its new Lightning option, the CrossLink cable by Id America can sync or charge pretty …

10 More Bar Bets You'll Never, Ever Lose

There's no such thing as free money, and while this series of clever bets will all but guarantee you some easy cash, it will probably come at the …

Microsoft’s Now-Deleted Anti-iPhone Commercial Is The Funniest Thing From Redmond Since Windows RT

It’s Friday, kids, so calm down and have a laugh. Do this: Stop caring about Apple and Microsoft and Google and the phone in your pocket and the platform of your dreams and all that. Instead, giggle at the following video clip in which Microsoft takes on Apple in a way that I honestly did not see …

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No Effort Needed Installing The Airlight Screw In Lighted Ceiling Fan

Installing ceiling fans can be a hassle and dangerous. Not only do you have to have some sort of an inkling about electricity, but all the wires can …

Apotop Wireless Travel Wi-Fi Router

Easily create a Wi-Fi hotspot from a Wired Internet Connection. Supports Power from a USB Port (USB Cable Included) or use an iPad’s power adapter. …

Tuls

For those of you who put a lot of thought into your everyday carry, you know exactly how important it is to make the best-possible use of your …

Cool Stuff

Harry Potter spinoff films to get game adaptations

Just-announced movies based on "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will be spun into video games from Warner Bros.<p>Ever wanted to play with the magical monsters in the Hogwarts textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"? Well, soon you can.<p>Warner Bros. announced on Thursday a new …

Film Industry

This Gaming PC Is Smaller Than a Controller But Still Packs a Punch

There are plenty of gaming PCs designed to replace consoles, but if you're short on space that normally means accepting something underpowered like …

An Emergency Lightning Cable That's No Bigger Than Your House Key

The makers of the ChargeCard—that wallet-friendly credit card-sized sync cable for smartphones—are back with a new product called the ChargeKey …

Incredible Disney Microphone Transmit Sounds Through Your Fingertips

When it comes to secrets, whispering just got outdated. Disney Research has come up with a microphone, straight out of <i>Hitchhikers Guide to the …

How to Make a Paper Airplane Fly Forever

The trick to make a paper airplane fly forever isn't in the quality of the paper or the intricacy of the folding, it's in using an electric stove to …

Could The Fork and Knife Chopsticks Be the Only Utensil You Ever Need?

There's an eternal battle going on in my head on what's the greatest utensil in the entire world. I flip with a fork but then flop to chopsticks, I …

Our Favorite Laptops, Lenses, and More

We all knew this day would come, but that doesn't make it any easier to say goodbye to the relatively carefree summer months. Still, even with work …

A USB-Packed Dock For All Your Phones and Tablets To Call Home

Laugh if you will at the absurdity of a dock that can charge and store ten different devices, but if you stop and actually count how many things you …

Sony's smartphone lens cameras show up on Amazon ahead of official reveal

Sony is expected to announce its oddball QX10 and QX100 smartphone lens cameras at IFA in just a few minutes, but if you can't wait until then, you can check out virtually all of the details for each product right now on Amazon. The massive online retailer lists the products as available starting …

Surface Pro 2 ready to go with an adjustable kickstand and improved battery life

Microsoft has finalized the design of its Surface Pro 2 refresh and plans to ship it later this year. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the Surface Pro 2 design will be largely the same as the original, but the company is planning to include an adjustable …