Darren Burrows

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A rare insight into a day at work for a pilot of a drone

BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House programme has gained a rare insight into a day at work with a US drone pilot who flies predator missions into Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.<p>Lt Col Bruce Black said that there was a separation between one reality and the other: "When you are sitting in the box …

A Gorgeous Game Of Mystery And Survival On The Surface Of Mars

You're alone on the surface of Mars, and you're running out of oxygen. What happened? How did you get here? How can you stay alive? And what …

The 14 Least Masterful Masters of the Universe

All men are created equal, but the Masters of the Universe sure weren’t. Some were heroes and villains with powers beyond imagining; some had unique …

Robin Williams

Pay what you want for these two scifi ebook bundles

There are currently not one, but two ebook bundles that let you pay what you want for a bunch of science fiction ebooks. Head over to the Humble …

eBooks

The 5:30 a.m. Workout That Will Change How You Live

I call it “The 5:30 a.m. Workout.”<p>The sweltering days of summer make everyone lethargic, relaxed and – after a day of working in a refrigerated …

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

The Olympic Games are always proceded by a furious amount of building as host cities construct arenas, pools, ski jumps, Olympic villages, and …

EVE Online's Second Decade Collector's Box Might Get Me To Play Again

It's hard to believe that EVE Online has been running for a decade. Even more impressively, the game's been growing steadily over the past ten years, …

"Chief Porn Identification Officer:" The Best Job You'll Never Have

If you could do anything—anything—for a living what would it be? Well that's dumb; it would be "looking at porn." And though you may not be so lucky, …

Employment

What a DDoS Attack Looks Like

When hackers do cyber-battle, there isn't much to see. Maybe you'll wind up on a crashed website, but the real carnage is happening behind the …

Cybersecurity

Kickstarting the HexBright: Adventures in Flashlight Hacking

Christian Carlberg is a Cornell-educated mechanical engineer. After his undergraduate degree, he spent three years doing classical aerospace work and getting an MS, part time, at night school. At 25 he moved to LA to work in movie FX, specifically “practical effects”—physical, animatronic …

GOrb II

GOrb II<p>Thermaltake GOrb II, a creative small, easy to carry product for laptop. It can efficiently decrease the overall temperature by creating a …

Google's Buying Provo's Entire Fiber Network, Worth $39m, For $1

When Google announced it was rolling out a fiber network in Provo, Utah, it wasn't clear how or why it had chosen the city. Turns out, Google has …

Telecoms

A Knitted Boyfriend Is Even Sadder Than Being Alone

If a girlfriend body pillow doesn't ring your bell, don't worry, there's now a male alternative that includes all of its limbs and body parts—or at …

Sweaters

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George Takei

The Walking Dead: Season 3 on Blu-ray Comes In This Creepy Cabinet of Zombie Heads

If you're thinking about starting a collection of limited edition Blu-ray sets for your favorite movies and TV shows, you better make sure you've got …

Entertainment

See How A Package Gets To Your Front Door

Let's say you order things online. Video games, for instance. Given the fact you order them on a computer and then, days later, they magically appear …

How To Build Your Own Muscle-Controlled Iron Man Repulsor

<i>Iron Man 3</i> is just around the corner, and if you intend to show up on opening night decked out in your own home-made armor, you'll want to check out …

Iron Man

You Could Probably Spend Your Entire Life On Starck's New Gadget-Friendly Sofa

Philippe Starck is known for designs that are as functional as they are beautiful. So it's not surprising that when it came to designing a sofa, the …

Furniture

As this (spoilerific) special effects reel demonstrates, The Walking Dead season 3 had a lot of hea

As this (spoilerific) special effects reel demonstrates, <i>The Walking Dead</i> season 3 had a <i>lot</i> of head-trauma. Like, a looooooot. It's pretty cool to see …

How Inventor Paul Vo Created a Little Black Box That Could Change Guitars Forever

The Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer is one of the most innovative musical instrument products created in years. Strap one onto any acoustic guitar and you …

North Carolina

KnobFeel: Extensive Reviews of Nothing But Knobs

At this point, the hi-fi stereo market is inundated with enough high quality, pristine-gut-bearing machines that it makes it nearly impossible to …

Music Production

What Do Earth's Mountains and Valleys Really Sound Like?

If you zoom in on the surface of a vinyl record using a microscope, to the untrained eye it kind of looks like a series of mountains and valleys. …

Rocky Mountains

It's Almost Impossible To Believe There's a Robot In This Suit and Not a Real Human

Boston Dynamics—the folks behind the brick-tossing BigDog—has released some new footage of one its other incredibly unsettling robotic creations. …

Robotics

Why Do We Keep Making Ebooks Like Paper Books?

Comparing books to ebooks is like comparing mechanical watches to digital watches, or manual cars to automatic cars. No one doubts the convenience, …

Storytelling

DIY Alcoholic Dippin' Dots: The Hangover of the Future

Dippin' Dots, the momentarily dead but then thankfully resurrected novelty ice cream, are fun to eat. But the flavors are, well, a little childish? …

Baking

What Could Be Cooler Than a Sleek Watch Made From Dead AK-47s?

Smart watches fart watches. Why would you want to have your email on your wrist when you could have an impossibly badass—and doubtless …

Watches

White House: NASA's Next Big Mission Will Be to Capture an Asteroid

There have been rumors about NASA's next major project ever since Senator Bill Nelson of Florida mentioned some jazz about wrangling an asteroid. Now …

Space Exploration

8,000 Sheets Of Rice Paper Can Organize Into Art

I know you're all wondering how many sheets of rice paper is a lot. And I'm going to tell you. 8,000. When I think of a lot of rice paper I am …

Crafting

The untold story behind Apple's $13,000 operating system

"The difference between cassette and disk systems was the difference between hobbyist devices and a computer. You couldn't have expected, say, VisiCalc, to run on a cassette system." <br />--Lee Felsenstein, the creator of the Osborne I

James Martin