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The Mattress Gets Reinvented (And Stuffed In The Boot Of Your Car)

Mattress shopping can be a major pain in the arse. Something that Casper, a newly launched sleep startup, wants to remedy. The supposed solution? One single, painstakingly engineered mattress for the masses.


Google Street View Now Lets You Travel Back In Time

Up until now, anyone hoping to time travel in Google Street View was more or less left at the mercy of the odd, serendipitous glitch. But starting today Google is rolling out a new Street View feature that lets you travel back in time virtually anywhere.


The Scam Hunter: What It's Like To Track Internet Bad Guys For A Living

These days, new malware scams are a dime a dozen. Phoney email links, misleading URLs, fake call centres; if you haven’t already stumbled across one yourself, chances are you know someone who has. But what’s stopping all this malicious code from running rampant and turning every last corner of the internet into a kill zone?


A Beer Lollipop Is The Epitome Of Human Innovation

Candy company Lollyphile has given us quite a few less-than-appetising suckables in the past (blue cheese or breast milk lollipop, anyone?), but their newest creation comes at the request of the masses. Your beer-flavoured lollipop has arrived.


NASA: The Only Thing Stopping A City-Destroying Asteroid Is Blind Luck

So you know how we all kind of thought that our odds of getting destroyed by an asteroid were remarkably low? Yeah, that was wrong. According to new research, the odds of a large-scale asteroid impact are actually three to ten times higher than we thought. And the only thing stopping total and utter destruction? Sheer, dumb luck.


It's Time To Ditch Facebook And Start Over

Most of us have had Facebook accounts for the past few years, if not a decade. But time and bloat have turned once-beloved font of nostalgia into an onslaught of faux-sentimental sludge from strangers. So as Facebook stands poised to break itself into a bunch of different apps, we say to you: Screw it. It’s time to start fresh.


Google Sent Out Broken Glass To Try On 'For Look Purposes Only'

Is the only thing holding you back from entering the world of Glass the fact that you can’t decide which colour best brings out your eyes? Worry no more. Google’s fixed the problem by sending potential Explorers all four colours of Glass’ Titanium Collection. And because this is just about about how great(?) you’ll look in Glass, those test units are entirely, 100 per cent non-functional.


Red Hot Nickel Ball Vs Peeps: Fiery Death Has Never Been So Adorable

For whatever reason, Easter has become that special time of year when people everywhere gather round to destroy tiny, marshmallow birds in the most demented ways they know how. And so far it looks like Red Hot Nickel Ball has this year on lockdown.


You Haven't Seen Gravity Until You've Seen It In A Weightlessness Tank

Forget IMAX 3D. If you really want to see Gravity as it was meant to be seen, then this personal screening room/bathtub/human storage pod a la The Matrix is the only way to go.


What Happens To Peeps In A Vacuum

We’re all familiar with the classic springtime tradition of sending Peeps to their noble deaths via microwave, but that’s getting a bit old. How about a total vacuum instead?