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  • Cut Through the Noise on Twitter with TweetDeck's Engagement Filter

    30 March 2015, 11:20 am by: David Nield

    With 500 million tweets sent into the ether every day, it can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff on Twitter. This is one of the areas where power-user-tool-of-choice TweetDeck can lend a hand. It includes an engagement filter to let you focus in on…
  • A Simple Design Tweak May Keep Drunk People From Falling On Train Tracks

    30 March 2015, 11:05 am by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    The number of deaths linked to drunk passengers who wander off the platform and onto the tracks has steadily increased over the years. But a new study of these falls shows that many of them occur in the same way—and that there might be a few simple ways to…
  • Personal Details of World Leaders Leaked Due to Outlook Autofill

    30 March 2015, 10:30 am by: Adam Clark Estes

    It was all fun and games at the G20 Summit in Australia—until somebody accidentally leaked highly personal details of the world's most powerful leaders—including the names, passport numbers, birth dates, and visa details of everyone from Barack Obama to…
  • You Can Now Hire a Handyman on Amazon

    30 March 2015, 10:15 am by: Eric Limer

    Last year, Amazon started toying with the idea of not only selling you a TV, but also hooking you up with someone who could mount it . Now, Amazon's Home Services marketplace is up and running 41 major US cities so you can order plumbers and plungers from the…
  • ​How Autodesk's Experimental Lab Gave Us an Odd Little Star Wars Movie

    30 March 2015, 10:00 am by: Annalee Newitz

    The long rectangles of San Francisco's famous piers gave the city a blocky, geometric border with the Bay over a century ago. Now these abandoned remnants of the Barbary Coast are being rejuvenated by companies like software giant Autodesk, whose Pier 9…
  • A Guide to Scientology's Most Ostentatious Real Estate

    30 March 2015, 9:40 am by: Alissa Walker

    Empire-building has been part of many a religious group's strategy throughout history. But no one does it better than Scientology. The documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which debuted on HBO last night, offers the first in-depth…
  • Deadspin Outrageous Soccer Fight Features Head Kick, Brawl, Chase Scene | io9 The Instagram Account

    30 March 2015, 9:39 am by: Jane-Claire Quigley

    Deadspin Outrageous Soccer Fight Features Head Kick, Brawl, Chase Scene | io9 The Instagram Account Dedicated to Finding Blade Runner In Reality | Jezebel Is It Selfish For a Woman to Declare That She's Done with Blowjobs? | Lifehacker Moving Your Wi-Fi…
  • This Giant Rolling, Walking Bike Can Probably Tackle Any Terrain

    30 March 2015, 9:38 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    If you want to take your bicycle off-road, you need larger and larger tires depending on how rough the terrain gets—and that makes it harder and harder to pedal. But maybe Ron Schroer has found the perfect off-road cycling alternative with his Boneshaker Big…
  • With Better Built-In Shock Absorbers, These Power Tools Barely Vibrate

    30 March 2015, 9:20 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    The worst thing about working with handheld power tools is the constant and intense vibrations from oscillating parts that leave your hands and arms shaking, and make it harder to do detailed precision work. So researchers developed a handheld oscillator with…
  • The Apple Watch "Journey," and Everything Else You Missed This Weekend

    30 March 2015, 9:17 am by: Darren Orf

    DARPA is making a next-gen GPS, Valve's Vive VR headset will be free for devs, and Windows 10 arrives for more phones. All the news and rumors you missed while lazing the weekend away, all on BitStream.Read more...
  • These Sony Premium Noise Canceling Headphones Have Never Been Cheaper

    30 March 2015, 9:00 am by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    If you've been itching for a good pair of noise canceling headphones, you're not going to find better bang for your buck than this pair of Sony MDR-10RNCs for $125.Read more...
  • Amazon Is Testing Its Delivery Drones in a Secret Location in Canada

    30 March 2015, 7:58 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Forget the U.S. and its rules. The Guardian is reporting that, frustrated by the Federal Aviation Administration, Amazon has been testing its delivery drones in a top-secret site just 2,000 feet from the US border.Read more...
  • These Beautiful Maps Show the U.S. Landscape in Stark Simplicity

    30 March 2015, 7:30 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Sometimes, data looks best when it's presented without too much fanfare—like in these gorgeous minimalist maps by designer Michael Pecirno, which show off the U.S. landscape with nothing but two simple colors.Read more...
  • Check Out Three Amazing Rocket Launches That All Happened on One Day

    30 March 2015, 7:00 am by: Attila Nagy

    What a busy weekend for space exploration. There were three successful lift offs around the world, including two Soyuz launches from opposite sides of the Earth: Read more...
  • A Light Bulb Made Using Graphene Will Go on Sale Later This Year

    30 March 2015, 6:30 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    A new light bulb that's made using graphene will go on sale later this year, according to its developers—and it's said to be the first commercially viable consumer product to use the supermaterial.Read more...
  • What Really Happens When Someone Enters the Witness Protection Program

    30 March 2015, 5:30 am by: Melissa -

    Born of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, and the brainchild of longtime Department of Justice attorney, Gerald Shur, the U.S. Marshall Service Witness Security Program (WITSEC) has successfully protected more than 18,000 people since it first began…
  • Solar Impulse Just Took Off in the Dark to Head from Mandalay to China

    30 March 2015, 4:30 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    Early this morning, Solar Impulse took off form Mandalay, headed to toward China—after more than a week spent waiting in Myanmar for weather conditions to improve for flight.Read more...
  • NSA Considered Ending Phone Spying Before the Edward Snowden Leaks

    30 March 2015, 3:30 am by: Jamie Condliffe

    A new report by the Associated Press suggests that the National Security Agency mulled the possibility of abandoning its phone surveillance program just before the Edward Snowden's leaks—though ultimately the suggestion didn't progress fast enough.Read…
  • Go Play Super Mario 64 In Your Browser, Right Now

    30 March 2015, 2:00 am by: Chris Mills

    Remember Super Mario 64, the game that made your childhood, and probably introduced you to 3-D gaming? Well, it's back. And you don't need to go digging around in the attic to play it. Read more...
  • This Drop Test Looks Too Good To Be True

    30 March 2015, 12:00 am by: Chris Mills

    By the numbers, Gorilla Glass 4 is seriously tough, able to withstand a one-meter drop onto concrete. That's impressive on its own, but this video seems to show it withstanding something far more impressive. Read more...

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