The Best Action Camera: Q2 2014 Edition

You can’t just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren’t all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best.


Earth 2.0: What We Know About The First Earth-Sized Planet In A Habitable Zone

When you’re looking for alien life, the best place to look is somewhere like Earth; the only place we know of that life exists. Kepler-186f, the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star, is the best bet we’ve ever found.


Lost In A Maze Of Abandoned Stations Beneath The Streets Of Barcelona

The always interesting urban exploration crew at Trackrunners have assembled all of their various trips down beneath the streets of Barcelona into one long super-post, an epic catalogue of all things lost and subterranean in that Spanish coastal city.


The Beautiful Radio Station Broadcasting From Nepal's 'Hidden Kingdom'

Mustang is one of the most remote parts of Nepal: Nestled on the border of Tibet, it was one of the last parts of the country to encounter Westerners. It’s been described as a “hidden kingdom” that’s been “virtually unchanged since the 15th century”, but modern technology — like radio — is coming.


A Comfy Foam Bench That Turns Your Living Room Into A Park

You might not have the sun beating down on you, the smell of fresh grass, or the sounds of kids having fun, but Valerio Berruti’s Summertime couch is not only comfier than a real park bench since it’s made out of foam — you also never have to worry about it being bombed by pigeons.


Is This Ride-Sharing Smart Minivan The Future Of Self-Driving Cars?

Autonomous vehicles are likely going to have to do more than just drive themselves: They’re also going to have to organise carpools. GM’s EN-V was cute and all , but this Akka Link & Go 2.0 is more like a tiny bus — which is a much more reasonable proposition for a self-driving, car-sharing fleet.


Breeze: Finally, A RunKeeper For Those Who Would Rather Walk

We really dig RunKeeper, the smart fitness app that keeps track of your jogs. But how’s an anti-jogger supposed to get in on all the fitness tracking? Enter Breeze, RunKeeper’s brand new walk-tracking iPhone app for people who prefer a saunter to a sprint.


This Rugged Outdoor Calculator Can Survive Everything But Obsolescence

You might not have had a use for a dedicated calculator after completing your final high school maths course, but that doesn’t mean others don’t. In fact, despite the rise of smartphones, companies like Casio are still churning out standalone calculators. And its latest, the fx-FD10 Pro, which is designed for outdoor-types like surveyors, seems almost indestructible.


Here's What Flying Through The Universe Would Look Like (Warp Drive!)

If you want to feel like you’re on the USS Enterprise, watch this simulation of a fly through of our universe. It comes from the Galaxy and Mass Assembly catalogue and shows the positions of galaxies as they would look as you zipped by (they’re bigger for visual purposes). It kind of looks like snow flakes, dirty rain, bird poop and insects hitting your car windshield.


Your Touchscreen Usage Is So Unique It Can Be Used As A Password

It turns out that your seemingly random taps, swipes and other finger gestures on a touchscreen display might not be so random after all. In fact, the way you interact with a touchscreen is so unique that researchers at Georgia Tech have successfully created software that can lock down your tablet if someone else pokes and prods it.


Honeywell's Bluetooth Air Purifier Knows When Your Allergies Are Bad

It’s allergy season every season for some people. Honeywell’s new Bluetooth-enabled Air Purifier talks uses your smartphone’s internet connection to monitor allergy reports and help you keep those sniffles under control.