How climate change will affect the quality of our water

Last year, slimy green and foul-smelling algae took over Florida’s beaches, releasing toxins that killed fish and shellfish and sickened people. The algal bloom prompted the Florida governor to...

Google can now alert you to bad allergy days

Google has introduced a cool new feature for those who, like me, dread pollen and allergy season. Working with The Weather Channel to integrate its pollen index, users can...

The rise of movies about boys with good playlists

On February 3rd, The Fault in Our Stars’ romantic lead Ansel Elgort released his debut music video. It was for a song he wrote and produced, called “Thief.” In...

The trailer for season 3 of Mr. Robot is coming, probably, if you can...

The first trailer for the third season of USA’s Mr. Robot is probably debuting today, if you manage to figure out some nutso internet puzzle. At 1PM EST, the official...

Elon Musk says we need to regulate AI before it becomes a danger to...

Elon Musk’s thoughts on artificial intelligence are pretty well known at this point. He famously compared work on AI to “summoning the demon,” and has warned time and time...

MacBook vs. MacBook Pro: how to pick between Apple’s two $1,299 laptops

I badly need a new computer. The last time I bought one was in the summer of 2011, not long after the MacBook Air’s first (and only) redesign. It...

Can Ford fix New York City’s transportation crisis with a crowdsourced shuttle bus?

‘No one in the history of the world has created a profitable mass transit service. That’s our mission.’ Continue reading…

Atari invented a hat with speakers in it, aka a ‘Speakerhat’

Atari has created something new. It's a "Speakerhat." The name's self-explanatory, but let's break it down anyway. Yes, it's a hat. Yes, it features built-in speakers. It's also got...

This year’s Jewish center bomb threats were part of a dark web threat-for-hire business

Earlier this year, a string of bomb threats targeted more than 100 Jewish centers, causing daily chaos for local organizations and raising new concerns about anti-Semitic violence in the...

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is leaving AMC for Amazon

It’s been a busy week for streaming services, and Amazon is closing things out with a huge announcement: the company has closed an overall deal with The Walking Dead...

Windows 10 will include built-in eye tracking support

Microsoft is planning to add native eye tracking support into Windows 10. The new support is primarily designed to help those suffering from neuro-muscular diseases like ALS and other...

Sorry, space cats, this interactive A-Ha video is the best use of ARKit we’ve...

I’m sure there are plenty of serious, business-y applications for iOS 11’s ARKit framework, but bless humans, because it’s also being used for very important and practical things like...

The latest trailer for The Defenders promises blood and war

Marvel’s The Defenders will arrive ready to binge in just a few weeks, and Comic-Con can always be counted on to whet fans’ appetite for what’s to come. In...

Yes, sperm counts may be dropping, but it’s not time to panic yet

The internet was abuzz about sperm last week, thanks to a new study that revealed an alarming drop in sperm counts for men in Western countries. Does this mean...

Disney offers a first look at Star Wars land

Disney has finally given a first glimpse into its highly anticipated Star Wars lands currently being built in California and Florida, unveiling a 50-foot wide 3D model of the...