Category Archives: Gadgets

Where Do All Those Amazing Discoveries Go, Anyway?

It seems as though every day we read (and write) about another amazing new breakthrough, be it medical, technological, epicurean, or other. And then we wait… and wait… and wait… and… hey, just a minute. Where’d that quantum computer go? Read more…

10 Iconic Dieter Rams Designs From a Store That Sells His Classics

It’s difficult to express the timeless influence Dieter Rams has had on the world of design. From the iPhone in your pocket to the clock on your wall, his elegant and simple voice is everywhere. The only problem with Dieter Rams-designed products? They’re almost impossible to find. Read more…

Expiring Medication Packaging Lets You Know When It’s Unsafe To Take

When you’re suffering through a cold or fever, you don’t always have the presence of mind to check the expiration date of your meds as you rifle through the medicine cabinet. But finding and decoding when your meds have gone bad isn’t always easy, especially when you’re under the weather. So designers Kanupriya Goel and […]

Google Chrome’s Insanely Open Password Security Strategy

Chrome does something interesting when you first run it. The other day, I was using Chrome in development for an Ember.js app. I use Safari for day-to-day browsing, but it has a habit of aggressively caching files when I least expect it, so from time to time I switch to Chrome. Read more…

Firefox 23 has finally axed support for the "blink" HTML tag, joining the likes of Chrome, Safari an

Firefox 23 has finally axed support for the "blink" HTML tag, joining the likes of Chrome, Safari and Opera. Bye bye, blink text, we’ll miss you. Kinda. Read more…

This Is How Tectonic Plates Make the Earth’s Surface Wobble

Where tectonic plates meet, there’s trouble—we all know that from grade school—but you might not realise just how much movement they cause when earthquakes aren’t happening. This GIF shows in centimeter accuracy just how dramatic their effects can be. Read more…

How Extreme Ultraviolet Light Is Set to Make Your Processor Faster

You may already know that silicon chips are etched using deep ultraviolet lithography, but you might not realise that we’ve reached the limit of what can be done using normal UV rays. Fortunately a new kind of light, called Extreme Ultraviolet, is about to land in the hands of chip manufacturers—and it should help your […]

How to Safely Continue Using TOR on Windows

An attack against Tor Browser users on Windows machines was discovered this Sunday, and there is speculation that the uncovered malware was used by a law enforcement agency to harvest the IP addresses of users of several hidden services hosted by Freedom Hosting. The malware exploits a serious JavaScript security vulnerability affecting Firefox and other […]

Biodegradable Cutlery Looks Like the Vegetables You’ll Eat WIth It

This cutlery might look good enough to eat—and it almost kinda is, because it’s made from a biodegradable plastic that breaks down over time. Read more…

WhatApp now lets you record and send voice messages from within the app–with no limit on length.

WhatApp now lets you record and send voice messages from within the app—with no limit on length. Read more…