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  • A Scent-Blasting Face Mask: Because Virtual Reality Isn't Weird Enough

    6 March 2015, 3:20 pm by: Sean Hollister

    When you're hacking your way through a sweltering jungle in virtual reality, wouldn't you like to feel as disgustingly hot and humid as your video game character? To smell that distinctive jungle scent? No? Then you'd sure as hell better not pay $250 for the…
  • I Can't Stop Using This Shitty App That I Hate

    6 March 2015, 3:00 pm by: Annalee Newitz

    That goddamn app. Even though it's ugly and incomprehensible and barfs useless notifications at me, I keep using it. When I touch its stupid icon on my screen, it's a hate tap. It's a finger cringe. But I can't quit!Read more...
  • 300,000 Chickens Killed By Attacks on Farm Alarm Systems

    6 March 2015, 2:55 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    In the past two weeks, attacks at 16 South Carolina chicken houses have left over 300,000 chickens dead. Farmed chickens rarely live good lives, but these deaths were especially horrible: Someone with inside knowledge of the houses temperature alarm systems,…
  • The 'American Dream' Was Coined in 1931

    6 March 2015, 2:50 pm by: Matt Novak

    Today the phrase "the American Dream" is a staple of political campaigns, book titles, and economic discussions. Everybody's heard it, but nobody knows quite how to define it. It's a phrase that feels as old as the country itself. But the American Dream wasn't…
  • Anyone Can Do This 8-Day Trek Through Nepal

    6 March 2015, 2:30 pm by: Chris Brinlee Jr

    The trek to Annapurna Sanctuary in the mountains above Pokhara is 64 miles long and takes from six to 10 days. During the summer, it's one of the easiest and most scenic hikes in Nepal and you can sleep in and eat at tea houses every night. We hiked it in the…
  • G.I. Joe Finally Meets Transformers With This Cobra Rattler Decepticon

    6 March 2015, 2:23 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    Despite severe differences in scale, G.I. Joe and the Transformers have been fighting side-by-side in kids' bedrooms for decades now. They've even crossed paths in a handful of comic book series, but for the first time we've got our first official G.I.…
  • Feds Just Charged 3 Spammers With the Biggest Data Breech in History

    6 March 2015, 2:18 pm by: Adam Clark Estes

    The only thing that sucks more than spam are the greedy people who send it to you. That's why the Department of Justice charging three spam kingpins responsible for one of the largest data breaches in history is so exciting. Finally, Feds are taking down the…
  • I want to spend an eternal summer on this sailboat

    6 March 2015, 1:52 pm by: Jesus Diaz

    This is Salt, the newest yacht concept by Lujac Desautel. It is a sailboat. It has a clean design. It is very pretty. It is not my ideal sailboat—I like classic lines—but it is the kind of ship that I imagine Steve Jobs would have wanted instead of the…
  • 15 Insane Indie Game Controllers For Even Crazier Games

    6 March 2015, 1:40 pm by: Sean Buckley

    Video games are pretty simple: there's a TV, a handheld controller and some buttons, right? Not at the Alt.Ctrl gallery at this year's Game Developer Conference . It's a handmade arcade filled with bizarre, custom game controllers that defy convention. Read…
  • Reebok Pumps Are Back and Aren't As Hideous or Expensive Any More

    6 March 2015, 1:15 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    When originally introduced way back in 1989, the Reebok pump was a genuine innovation in footwear, providing a perfect custom fit with an inflatable bladder wrapping around the wearer's foot. But as a flagship product for Reebok, the Pumps often featured…
  • Egypt Is Building a New Pyramid 

    6 March 2015, 12:50 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Egypt, a country in the grips of a severe housing crisis, announced a glitzy new development this week—and it's a throwback either to Vegas or to ancient Egypt. Or maybe a little bit of both.Read more...
  • Will.i.am Really Wants You to Stop and Think Before You 3D-Print a Human

    6 March 2015, 12:30 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    In an interview with Dezeen, perhaps that best interview that I have ever read, Will.i.am boldly pushes a new agenda calling for new laws to stop an uprising of 3D printing humans from sowing the seeds of our society's moral collapse.Read more...
  • Monoprice Sitewide Coupon Code, Timbuk2 Laptop Backpack, More Deals

    6 March 2015, 12:15 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

    Monoprice is currently taking 15% off almost any order of $1,000 or less. Pair that with Monoprice's already low prices, and you can create some terrific deals. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. [Get 15% Off Your Order at Monoprice with Code…
  • Am I the Only Person Here Who Goes Phone-Spotting?

    6 March 2015, 12:00 pm by: Darren Orf

    I think about smartphones more than any normal person should. I could say it's part of my job as a gadget blogger to think of these things with irregular frequency, but that would really be a cover up, a convenient lie. The truth is I'm naturally obsessed, and…
  • Your Torrent Client May Be Mining Bitcoin Without Telling You

    6 March 2015, 11:40 am by: Adam Clark Estes

    When you download the popular torrent client uTorrent, the website describes the software as "light, limitless" and "elegant, efficient." That's ironic because multiple users are reporting that the latest uTorrent update quietly installs processor-hogging…
  • You'll Need a Nexus 6 to Enjoy Google's New Wireless Service

    6 March 2015, 10:50 am by: Adam Clark Estes

    More details have emerged about Google's plan to become a wireless carrier without actually being a wireless carrier. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google's service will launch later this month but only on the Nexus 6 . In other words, this Google…
  • That Decades-Old FREAK Security Flaw Affects Every Version of Windows

    6 March 2015, 10:34 am by: Eric Limer

    A few days ago, computer scientists revealed a wide-spread security exploit called FREAK. At first it was thought to be a vulnerability confined to Android devices and Macs, but it turns out that it affects Windows machines too. Read more...
  • It's Dangerous To Go Without Caffeine! Take This

    6 March 2015, 10:28 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    This wonderful coffee mug, available over on Human, is the perfect way to show your love of the Legend of Zelda games without hitting your co-workers over the head with your obsession. The $19 mug is wrapped in a cartoony collage of items and treasures found…
  • Virtual Reality Is Happening, But Like For Real This Time

    6 March 2015, 10:10 am by: Eric Limer

    Virtual reality is a lot like the flying car: It's always juuuust a few years off. But recently—just this week—the VR hype has reached a fever pitch. And let me tell you this is no Virtual Boy bullshit. When we look back at the past through rose-colored VR…
  • Deadspin Patriots, Rays, SF Giants Petition Supreme Court To Back Gay Marriage | Gawker Girls Who St

    6 March 2015, 9:50 am by: Jane-Claire Quigley

    Deadspin Patriots, Rays, SF Giants Petition Supreme Court To Back Gay Marriage | Gawker Girls Who Steal | Jalopnik 'Street Outlaws' Driver Arrested For Street Racing Crash That Killed 2 | Kotaku Akira, Redrawn using The Simpsons, Is Incredible |Read…

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