Brandon Kappelmann

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These earbuds custom-fit to your ears in 60 seconds

Revols wants to use Kickstarter to upend the custom-molded earphone business<p>Earbuds are one of those technologies that still come loaded with annoyances. Cheap ones are almost always bad, with a terrible fit and atrocious sound. Expensive ones offer better sound quality, but often times they can …

Consumer Tech

The Very Best Rides of SEMA 2015, Day Two

Sports Cars

Antibiotic Resistance Getting Worse Globally, But Fixes Could Be Simple

The state of knowledge about antibiotic resistance gets a powerful update today with a new report from the think tank known as CDDEP—the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy—and what it has to say, about the rise in resistance around the world, is disturbing.<p>The report, called The …

Watch People Ride The Very Real Lexus Hoverboard: Video

What happens when you combine the oldest Japanese luxury brand, 200 meters of magnetic track, a pair of -197 degree C "cryostats," and a specially …

Hoverboards

What Is the Point of the Female Orgasm?

A new study examines "orgasmability" to determine whether it serves a purpose or is just an evolutionary accident<p>There may be few questions of human sexuality more rancorous than those about the female orgasm. Scientists agree that women probably started having orgasms as a by-product of men having …

20 Siri tips that'll make your life easier

Tech Trends

Nothing says global warming like Ben & Jerry's new climate-related ice cream

Ben & Jerry's unveiled a new ice cream flavor aimed at raising awareness of the upcoming global climate talks in Paris in December. The flavor, "Save …

Poland Developing Liquid Body Armor

Oobleck versus bullets<p>Liquids are great at absorbing bullets' energy. Fired underwater, an AK-47 can only send a bullet a few feet forwards, while in the air the same bullets would easily fly over 1,000 feet. This is great news for secret agents looking to avoid henchmen by swimming underwater, but …

Engineering
Water

As Sea Stars Die, New Worries About Urchins

SANTA CRUZ, California<p>Some urchins waste away, others come out of hiding as the fallout from sea star disease ripples along the California coast.<p>Along California's central coast, an unusual underwater scene is unfolding. Where sea urchins previously hid in cracks and crevices, they now carpet the …

The real 'Terminator?' Chinese scientists create liquid metal machine

It’s the rise of the machines – a Chinese research team has developed shape-shifting, liquid metal machines. No, this isn’t the idea for a new “Terminator” sequel. Scientists from both the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University’s …

Saleen 302 Black Label Mustang makes 730 hp, costs $73K

Saleen's ultimate Ford Mustang joins the lineup.<p>Steve Saleen started modifying Ford Mustangs in 1984, and 31 years later, he unveils his crowning achievement. This is the Saleen 302 Black Label—the new range-topping Mustang in the longtime tuner and racer's vehicle lineup.<p>Saleen's new bodywork …

Sports Cars

Iran blasts mock U.S. carrier in war games

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran blasted its mock-up of a U.S. aircraft carrier during naval drills on Wednesday, swarming the target with 100 speedboats armed with rockets, shoulder-launched missiles and mortars as well as striking it with cruise missiles, according to reports from Iran's semi-official Fars News …

Military

Is The Dress blue and black or white and gold? The answer lies in vision psychology

Underlying the Great Dress Debate of 2015 is a fascinating example of how the brain interprets the world around us<p>Would you like to have an argument with your colleagues this fine Friday? Just ask them what colour the dress above is. Some people say white and gold, whereas others claim it’s clearly …

Cognition

GoPro opens action sports channel on Roku’s streaming platforms

Action sports camera maker GoPro will launch a new GoPro Channel on the Roku television-streaming box platform this spring.<p>The new GoPro Channel is custom-designed to look good on Roku’s video distribution boxes for the living room. The channel could take GoPro’s action sports videos to a potential …

The NSA hides surveillance software in hard drives

It's been known for a while that the NSA will intercept and bug equipment to spy on its soon-to-be owners, but the intellgency agency's techniques are apparently more clever than first thought. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered apparently state-created spyware buried in the …

What lightning looks like from space - timelapse video

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released timelapse footage of lightning striking earth, as seen from the International Space Station. The footage, filmed in 2012, is made up of 49 images taken from 200km above Earth. The ESA's Nightpod camera aid helps the astronaut take remarkably clear photos …