It might seem like LED bulbs are only for early-adopters hoping to cut down their monthly Con Ed power bill, but come Sunday, the energy-efficient lighting alternative will take center stage at one of the greatest spectacles on Earth. This will actually be the first Super Bowl to be entirely lit by LED bulbs.
T-Mobile and its "Uncarrier" strategy are great. Selling people reasonable phone plans without locking them into ridiculous contracts is fantastic and consumer friendly. Unfortunately, good ideas don’t always make good business sense. The head of T-Mobile’s parent company said as much in a recent interview; T-Mobile literally can’t afford to keep this "Uncarrier" bit up.
It’s a question that every kid has kept in the back of their minds since first seeing that giant jug of sugary liquid come bursting through a wall on those Kool-Aid commercials: could the Kool-Aid Man really survive such an 0ver-the-top entrance? So Vsauce3 has finally taken the time to break down the science and answer that question once and for all.
Sure, AT&T and Verizon claim that if the FCC increases regulation of internet service to enforce net neutrality then they’d have reason to slow down investing in new upgrades, but Sprint is saying something different. GigaOm points out a letter to th…
Good news, Human Beings! The cast of Community, the show that will not die (nor do we want it to), has joined together to announce when the sixth season will premiere on its new home of Yahoo! Kind of. Eventually. Look, just watch this promo, okay? You’ll see.
I have seen some crazy closeup volcano photography before, but this is madness. Kawika Singson has gone closer to liquid lava than I have ever seen. Watch this footage of hot magma spilling right into the ocean while he’s on the water just a few feet away.
That lovely, earthy smell after the rain has a name: petrichor. Exactly what causes petrichor, however, is unknown. Armed with high-speed cameras, MIT scientists have found that the interface where raindrop hits earth is a little more complicated than you might expect.
We all know the motion picture is a lie. That movement on screen? It’s just a bunch of still images. Still images that seem more like believable, realistic, lifelike motion the faster they flicker along. Faster is better, and that 48 frame-per-second version of The Hobbit was just the beginning.
A day after Google publicized a flaw in Windows 8.1 before Microsoft could do anything about it, news broke about a security vulnerability in Android that the Mountain View company, well, won’t fix at all. Tod Beardsley, an analyst from Rapid7, a sec…
When customs officers at Futian Port in China saw a males passenger with "weird walking posture, joint stiffness, muscle tension…" they got suspicious. Turns out, he was attempting to smuggle 94 iPhones into the country—all of them strapped to his body.
Welcome to Reading List, a breakdown of some wonderfully constructed words, phrases, and sentences you should really be reading this week. Before you get too excited, take a second to take a peek over all our exhaustive (seriously I’m still recovering) coverage of CES 2015. But when you get a gadget overload, take a look at some of these great reads from around the web.
Did you ever dream of having Marty McFly’s Nike powerlace shoes from Back to the Future Part II
? Well, if all goes according to plan you might get your chance to own a pair. Nike reportedly has plans to release some version of the MAG shoes sometime this year. But they’re not saying precisely when.
Prepare to be transported back to 2005. Chinese electronics maker TCL (which sells smartphones around the world as Alcatel OneTouch) announced earlier today that it’s reviving the venerated Palm brand in the form of a new US subsidiary. That’s right,…
Two or three years ago at CES, this post probably would’ve been about some 3D TV equipped with dorky glasses, maybe a smart set that’s more like a rusty Swiss army knife for home entertainment. This year, things are different. 3D is now a specter of CES past. With any luck, smart TVs are next on the chopping block.