Given a long plane ride and enough booze, I can just about solve a Rubik’s cube. The most talented humans can manage it in about five seconds; for a homemade robot, it takes 1.019 seconds.
There’s probably a good reason—involving lawsuits and lawyers—why toymakers don’t include working superlasers on their Death Star playsets. But since Patrick Priebe doesn’t plan on selling his Death Star replica to the public, he had no qualms about including a terrifying 84-watt laser.
Admit it: You’ve always dreamed of being a farmer. Sim Farm’s pixelated corn fields didn’t quite cut it; Farmville promised action but delivered an endless series of mindless chores. Despair not, would-be agronomist: Soon, you’ll be able to plow fields, sow seeds and whack weeds with the best of them, all from the mud…
We love multiple monitor workstations, but “Ultrawide” displays, packing resolutions that rival two or three panels side-by-side, are looking better and better these days. After all, having more than one monitor doesn’t automatically make you more productive. Here’s how these new ultrawide monitors differ from a…
The days of having to wire up a complete replacement outlet to add a USB charging port will soon be long gone.
Tired of the same old, boring laminated pattern that's in all of your 3D printed stuff? Industrial design student Vimal Patel was, and so he decided to fashion himself a 3D doodler, out of a hot glue gun which he modded with a custom Lego extruder. You know, obviously.
You don't have to break the bank to get a great display for your computer. Large, high-resolution monitors are more common—and more affordable—than ever. This week we're looking at some of the best computer monitors that offer screen size, features, and great image quality without a huge price tag.
'Tis the season to get gadgets but what are you going to do with the one you've got? Folks will pay good money (or at least good karma) for your second-hand electronics. Here's how to hawk your legacy hardware online—or just give it away responsibly—and get an early start on next years Nice list.
You've unwrapped your presents and received everything you'd hoped you'd get. But now what? We've got you covered this holiday season with several guides to help you get acquainted with your brand new gadgets.
We might not have Jetsons-style mass-produced hovercars, but when you look at some of the tech humanity has developed, you could say we're kind of living in the future. So to speak.
Have a clothespin and some matches lying around? Then you already have much of what you need to make a cool mini matchstick gun—a toy which packs a surprising amount of power considering how silly it sounds.
Its funny: you can use something every day and not realize that you're using it wrong, or not realize that there's some trick that could make your life slightly easier.
Grand Theft Auto has long been known for parodying everything from vehicles, to advertising, to pop culture, to even the technology that dominates the time. So it's not surprising to see one of the characters in the recently released GTA V using an iPhone parody called the iFruit. And now you can actually get your…
Going live on the Xbox 360's Kinect hub later this morning, Kinect Fun Labs is a series of gadgets that deliver enhanced functionality to Microsoft's magical camera peripheral, including scanning in your face to create realistic avatars and unrealistic bobbleheads.
For less than $100 Roxio's diminutive Game Capture kit lets you play in high-def while capturing video of your Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 gaming sessions.
What's that, little Billy? You say you want a fancy Xbox 360 for your birthday? I've got something even better!
Having access to the internet and its petabytes of easily available information is, for many of us, a good thing. Well, with the exception of our brains, which are being constantly distracted by e-mails, instant messages and video games.
Bill collectors, petition gatherers, creepy neighbors, cheerful-looking people who want to talk to you about your relationship with God, tell them all it's safe to cross into your home when this Pitfall! croc shuts his mouth.