Cool Stuff

Top 10 Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

Unless you have a company buying licenses for you, tools like Photoshop, Pro Tools, Maya, or even Windows can be a serious bite out of your wallet. …

Linux

This DIY Platform Bed Saves Space, Has Tons of Storage

Arranging a decent-sized bed and other furniture in a small living space can feel like Tetris on hard mode, but if you’re up for a weekend project, …

Lifestyle

Enhance the Flavor of Cocktails With a Few Drops of Saline Solution

A pinch of salt is a great way for chefs and bakers to temper bitter flavors, but it’s a handy trick for at-home bartenders as well. Here’s how to …

Cocktails

Women's March Protesters Salute Rebel Hero Princess Leia

The Women’s March on Washington has a true queen in their camp. Crowds are channeling General Leia Organa and actress Carrie Fisher with signs, …

Star Wars

Funny Pictures – January 21, 2017

When the chocolates get too real.<p>“Buy American and hire American” – President Trump.<p>This makes me uncomfortable.<p>I do phone repairs and a client’s …

Taxicabs

'A Dog's Purpose' Is Just Revealing An Old Hollywood Problem

As a nation in the grip of Quaid Fever, you're no doubt aware of <i>A Dog's Purpose</i> -- an upcoming film about a lovable canine quantum-leaping into …

Humor

Witch-Shaped Spoon Holder Is Perfect for All Your Bubbling Potions

The next time you're throwing your eye of newt into the cauldron, you might want to use a steam releaser to let out a little hot air. Agatha, a …

Loch Ness

Kristen Stewart Co-Authored Research Paper About Artificial Intelligence

Kristen Stewart is quickly becoming one of my favorite people. She’s gone from <i>Twilight</i> to indie darling, picking some amazing films that show us she …

Computer Science

A LEGO's-Eye-View: Outdoor Train Track

In this five-minute video, a LEGO train rides on an outdoor LEGO track. It's going just one meter per second (just over two miles per hour), but …

Lego

An Easy Way to Peel Charred Peppers that Leaves You With Flavorful Stock

Roasting peppers for chili, soups, and stews is by no means a tough task, but peeling them can be a bit annoying. Though removing the skins under …

Lifestyle

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p><b>Don’t Leave It!</b> …

Apps

Nab This Weekend's Best Amazon Deals While You Can

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, January</i> …

Mobile Devices

VR SciFi Flick Lawnmower Man Gets Series Reboot in Actual Virtual Reality

A VR film company is rebooting the movie that taught many kids to fear the hell out of virtual reality. Jaunt announced that it’s developing a new …

Virtual Reality

This Photographer Took a Polaroid Every Day Until the Day He Died

Photographer and filmmaker Jamie Livingston took a photo every day for nearly two decades, from March 31, 1979 through October 25, 1997. What started …

Blynk Makes Creating Mobile Apps to Power Arduino or Raspberry Pi Projects a Little Easier

Android/iOS: If you want to control a Raspberry Pi or Arduino connected device from your phone, you’d usually need to know at least some programming. …

Raspberry Pi

Watch: Free-Fallin' in Bremen's Zero-G Drop Tower

In Bremen, Germany, a 146-meter-high drop tower allows scientists to perform experiments in microgravity. As the name suggests, the tower is designed …

Germany

ABC Orders SciFi Pilot That Rips Off a South Park Episode

Tis the season for new TV shows, and ABC’s latest pilot pick-up is about refugees from the future as an allegory for the struggles in modern …

TV

Google's Instant Tethering Makes It Easier to Share Your Phone's Connection

Many Android phones can create handy hotspots to share your phone’s internet connections, but they can be tedious to set up. Google wants to fix this …

Google

Make a Cheap and Portable Camping Stove From Shelving Brackets

When you’re out camping and want to cook something in a pot or pan, all you really need is a way to hold the vessel above hot coals. One cheap and …

Lifestyle

Dancing Breakfast - You've Got To Be Yolking

Dancing Breakfast by Dooomcat<p>When bacon and eggs are sitting on your breakfast plate they just lay there still as can be, but once they make their …

8 Famous Songs Using Borrowed Tunes

The next time you proudly sing along with the U.S. national anthem at a sporting event, take a moment to consider that it was once a song about …

Music

Watch the Lucasfilm Story Group Point Out Several Obscure Rogue One Easter Eggs

The weekly <i>Star Wars</i> YouTube show, <i>The Star Wars Show</i>, has been off for a few weeks, but a bonus “Secrets Explained” episode popped up Friday night …

Walt Disney Company

10 Dinner Party Entrees You Can Make for Under $20

Low-key Friday dinner parties are a highlight of my entire week. But when my wife and I tried to tighten our budget recently, I combed through our …

Foodies

Artists Manipulate the Way Grass Grows to Create Living Photos

Most people don’t pay any attention to grass and the way it grows, but British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey have always been fascinated by …

Weird

Season a Carbon Steel Pan With Oil and Potato Peels

Just like cast iron, a carbon steel pan needs to be seasoned before its first use. Oil is a must-have for the process, but Cook’s Illustrated …

Cooking

Samouraï Inspired Futuristic Motorbike

Vehicles designers Artem Smirnov & Vladimir Panchenko created this sharp motorbike inspired by Japanese culture and especially the Samouraïs …

Design

20 Geek Valentine's Day Cards Your Nerdy Sweetie is Sure to Love

Valentine's Day is coming soon and if you're looking for the perfect card for your special nerdy someone, now is the perfect time to start searching …

A Cardiologist Reveals the Ways You're Wrecking Your Heart (That Aren't Smoking)

It's easy to go a day, a week, or even a year and never think about the fact that it's a friggin' miracle that a muscle the size of a fist pumps …

Wellness

Evolution, Climate and Vaccines: Why Americans Deny Science

The U.S. has a science problem. Around half of the country's citizens reject the facts of evolution; fewer than a third agree there is a scientific …

Psychology

5 Elements of a Great Joke

Stand-up comedy is more than just telling jokes on stage. It’s an art, and one that requires skills honed over years of practice. The way comedians …

Comedy