Why a Superstar Designer Wanted to Make a Better Gene-Testing Machine

Odds are good you know industrial designer Yves Behar's work, even if you don't know his name. Behar's studo, fuseproject, has designed fitness trackers, wireless speakers, smart locks, and vibrators. His latest project won't be used by everyone—but that doesn't mean we won't benefit from it. » 11/10/14 9:00am 11/10/14 9:00am

Redesigning the Xbox One for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty fans are well-familiar with the slick look and feel of the Xbox One, but the console and controller are getting a custom look for the debut of Advanced Warfare. But can the exo-suited experience of blowing shit up in a near future war-zone really translate to a console? » 11/03/14 5:15pm 11/03/14 5:15pm

The Goofball Sci-Fi Film That Proves "War Of The Worlds" Was Real

Did Orson Welles really cause the mass mayhem with his 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast on this very night in 1938? Historians aren't so sure. What is certain, however, is that Welles was definitely reporting a real attack before being forced to spin that truth as fiction—by the very aliens invading earth. » 10/30/14 8:30pm 10/30/14 8:30pm

You'll Never Not Know What To Watch On Netflix Again

For everyone out there who's spent a feature-length-film amount of time trying to find something good to watch: What Is On Netflix is about to seriously streamline your selection process. The site lists streamables, ranked in descending order based on their respective Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB scores. Yay! » 10/29/14 9:40pm 10/29/14 9:40pm

Unlucky Kids Lost Their School Projects in the Antares Rocket Explosion

Watching the unmanned Antares rocket explode after lift-off last night was devastating, but the loss was especially tough for a handful of school-kids across the US and Canada. In addition to the thousands of pounds of supplies onboard were projects they designed for the space journey. » 10/29/14 6:27pm 10/29/14 6:27pm

The Incredible Unseen Film Archives Of D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus are documentary filmmakers who've recorded 60 years' worth of memorable folks in some of history's most culturally significant moments. Reels upon reels of their footage, tons of which hasn't been seen in decades, is stored in a Cold War-era limestone mine. » 10/29/14 2:21pm 10/29/14 2:21pm

Space Station Resupply Rocket Explodes Right After Launch [Updated]

An Antares rocket carrying over 5,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station exploded right after launch at the Orbital Sciences Corp.'s launch complex on Wallops Island. All ground personnel is safe. NASA says that none of the supplies were urgently needed at the ISS. [Update 2] » 10/28/14 6:31pm 10/28/14 6:31pm

Watch a Symphony of Independent Subway Buskers Perform Together Online

Oh this is wonderful. A symphony of WiFi-enabled, independent subway buskers were united by a composer named Ljova, who streamed their performances from different stations onto individual laptops set up in the middle of New York City's Bryant Park. The result? "Signal Strength," a very awesome collaboration. » 10/24/14 3:47pm 10/24/14 3:47pm

This Classy Connect Four Set Is Cool Enough to Keep Out of the Toy Box

Are you now, or have you ever been, a kid? If the answer is yes, chances are good that you've played Connect Four. (If the answer is no: Are you Benjamin Button?) If you're still into the game but not so into the plastic frame and primary colors, this very classy set will most certainly impress even your most refined… » 10/23/14 5:00pm 10/23/14 5:00pm