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Trump's menacing United Nations speech, annotated

<i>President Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, and from the language he used (“Rocket Man”) to the threats he unleashed (to “totally destroy North Korea”) to criticizing the United States' “embarrassing” Iran deal in front of world leaders, it</i> …

Geopolitics

31 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Thinking About

~I just can't get you out of my head~

Terrorism

First on CNN: US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US military dropped America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan Thursday, the first time this type of weapon has been used in battle, according to US officials.<p>A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the "mother of all bombs," …

Afghanistan

Inside Bannon’s struggle: From ‘shadow president’ to Trump’s marked man

When Stephen K. Bannon reported for work Wednesday, he did not act like a man who had just been publicly humiliated by his boss.<p>The White House chief strategist cycled in and out of the Oval Office for meetings with President Trump and took a seat in the front row of the East Room for the afternoon …

Donald Trump

How I Taught Myself To Code In Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

Programming
Mitch McConnell

A $350 gaming computer build that rivals the PS4 and Xbox One

Austin Evans Showcases his one of the most popular gaming builds. Boson 3.0 is the cheapest gaming PC build that can take out latest gen consoles.<p>A …

Xbox

Google’s mind-bending quantum computer actually works

A major breakthrough from Google’s quantum-computing team could eventually lead to artificial-intelligence systems complex enough to make sci-fi …

Breakthroughs

Top 10 Kickass Arduino Projects

The Arduino is a cheap electronics board that allows you to make your own electronics without a ton of coding experience. We love the Arduino, but …

The shower of the future will save the planet, but at a high price

Aside from building a coal-fired power station, the thing that activates your brain's climate-guilt gland the fastest is taking a luxurious bath. Unfortunately, using a shower isn't <i>that</i> much better for the planet, which is why Dutch startup Hamwells has built the ultimate in eco-washing facilities. …

Student-Created 'Snowstorm' Flying Machine Takes a Passenger Aloft

Jetpacks may be cool, but they're not exactly practical. This flying machine called "Snowstorm," created by engineering students at the National University of Singapore, isn't as flashy — but it's a whole lot safer.<p>"Snowstorm shows that a personal flying machine is a very real possibility, …

Snowstorms

Roborace is the world's first driverless racing championship

The creators of the Formula E all-electric racing series have announced a new motoring championship called "Roborace." It combines the fast-paced …

E-paper sneakers change your style on the fly

If you're the sort to buy multiple pairs of sneakers just to make sure your footwear is always fashionable, you might soon have a way to save a lot of money. David Coelho is crowdfunding ShiftWear, or sneakers that have color e-paper displays in their sides. You only need a mobile app to change …

These defiant robots are learning to reject human orders

Robots that we interact with in today’s society are programmed to carry out tasks without deviation. The robots of the future might just be a little more defiant.<p>Researchers at the Tufts University Human-Robot Interaction Lab in Massachusetts are trying something that many-a-science fiction movie …

Withings Is Back With A New Watch, The Activité Steel

French hardware startup Withings has released two smart-ish watches so far — the Activité and the Activité Pop. Today, the company is releasing a new model sitting between these two options, the Activité Steel.<p>Available exclusively on the company’s website for $169.95, the Activité Steel comes in a …

Wearable Tech

Google rewarding Maps reviewers with 1 TB of Drive storage

It may not be that well-known, but Google Maps actually has its own Yelp rival built right in, allowing users to leave reviews, photos, and …

Google Maps

House In The Hill

Built around a central stacking garage, the House In The Hill is an ideal home for the discerning car lover. The home's two floors stretch outward …

Architecture

Apple-approved piano teaches you to play the smart way

Ben Ye knew what could happen as he watched his son chafe and grow bored during private piano lessons. But to keep his son’s interest in music, Ye felt he’d have to do the seemingly impossible: build a new kind of piano and reinvent the way it is taught.<p>Ye did both and what started as an effort to …

EEGSmart Touch Multi Channel Mind Control Headset (video)

EEGSmart has created in new multi-channel mind control system called Touch which they launched over on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website to raise …

Crowd Funding

The Gene Hackers

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …

Genetics

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.<p>Zhangye Danxia Landform: Gansu, China<p>These striped, technicolor mountains are Mother Nature's answer to …

New Zealand

Samurai Kitchen Knife Set Lets You Prepare Food in Samurai Style

Those ancient samurai warriors only use their katanas to fight against their foes, but this is 21st century, we use the samurai kitchen knife set to …

Cambridge University researchers make lithium-air battery breakthrough

With the growing need to move to electric cars and design computers, smartphones, and other devices that have more efficient batteries, lots of …

Clean Energy

Salt Self Defense Gun

There's a reason that guns are great for self-defense: they let you subdue potential attackers and intruders from a safe distance. Unfortunately, …

Self Defense

Computing at the Speed of Light

Scientists are one step closer to creating a computer that uses pure light, rather than electrons, to transmit information.<p>Today’s computers use …

Real Life Assassin’s Creed Rope Launcher Created By Inventor Colin Furze (video)

Inventor Colin Furze well known for his weird and wonderful inventions, has once again been busy creating gadgets from video games and has this month …

The Weekend Agenda

Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …