The Nest thermostat might be getting a facelift

The Nest Learning Thermostat is now in its third generation, and aside from software updates, the device has largely retained its appearance since it was first introduced in 2011....

GM expands its car sharing service for Uber and Lyft drivers

Maven Gig, the car-sharing service for gig economy workers owned by General Motors, is expanding to a few more cities. Starting today, the service is available in Los Angeles....

Airbnb will offer business travelers spots at WeWork locations

Airbnb is testing out a new feature that should make business travelers pretty happy. According to Bloomberg, the company has partnered with WeWork to launch a pilot test that...

Google’s new Doodle celebrates the 100th birthday of Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee

For the latest Google Doodle, the search giant is honoring an award-winning chemist whose research in organic chemistry had a profound impact on how plants are used for medicinal...

One Video: Butterfly Effect by Travis Scott

Every week, a slew of new music videos hits the web. Watching them at your desk is not time theft because you deserve it; think of it as a...

Juicero admits its juicer is still too expensive, even after a $300 price cut

Juicero, the Silicon Valley equivalent of an overturned truck full of slime eels, has apparently started to recognize its mistakes. According to Fortune, Juicero’s newish CEO, Jeff Dunn, emailed...

On Game of Thrones’ latest episode, who was in Arya’s bag of faces?

Spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones season 7, episode 6, “Beyond the Wall” Thanks to Littlefinger’s manipulations, Arya Stark is on poor terms with her sister Sansa in Game of...

Dark Web drug marketplace AlphaBay was shut down by law enforcement

AlphaBay, a Dark Web marketplace for illegal drugs and other underground goods, has been down since early last week. Now, it appears the cause of the shutdown was an...

Why did United try to ban Comic-Con travelers from checking comic books?

Travelers leaving San Diego Comic-Con on United Airlines got an unwelcome surprise this weekend, when United said that comic books were banned in checked luggage. United claimed this was...

Intel’s new Ruler SSDs could pack one petabyte of data in a single server...

Hard drives and SSDs come in pretty standard shapes at this point: there are 3.5-inch drives for desktops, 2.5-inch ones for laptops, and the newer M.2 standard that basically...

How a photographer snapped this tragic photo of a seahorse lugging a Q-tip

When nature photographer Justin Hofman was out snorkeling off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumbawa last year, he didn’t know he was going to stumble upon what...

One Video: Ko Ko Bop by Exo

Every week, a slew of new music videos hits the web. Watching them at your desk is not time theft because you deserve it; think of it as a...

This modular soft robot can be slotted together as easily as Lego

Soft, spongy, and flexible robots have been a promising field of research for a while now, but they do have some common limitations. They tend to be built for...

At the Alamo Drafthouse’s clown-only screening of Stephen King’s It, you’ll float too

The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, last in the news for taunting MRAs with women-only screenings of Wonder Woman, is back with a new exclusive event. This one is...

Leaked iPhone 8 firmware reveals animated emoji, Face ID, and updated AirPods

Apple’s big September event doesn’t start until Tuesday, but leaks are giving us a good idea of what’s going to be announced. While we’ve already seen a lot about...