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Architizer A+ Award Winners: The Best Buildings In The World

The winners of Architizer’s A+ Awards have been announced, and some of the picks are awesome. Here’s a round-up of the best, the most surreal or simply the most inspiring, from private homes to international airports. Notice any trends?

What Is A Hangover?

Yippee! Let’s poison ourselves with beverages that will make us violently ill! It was your battle cry last night, and today you’re paying the price. But what is that hangover you’re experiencing, exactly?

We Would Not Have Survived CES Without This Gear

New gadgets take the spotlight at CES. And though we’re occasionally blinded by the bright, shiny things, we know where our loyalties lie. Behind the barrage of posts and sprinting between booths, the real stars of the show are the tried and true bits of gear we’re using behind the scenes. Each of us has our own beloved item — tech or otherwise — that we’ll swear is the only reason we made it out of Vegas alive. Spoiler: There are a lot of batteries mentioned in this post.

63 Essential Things To Learn Before You Start 2013

We learned a lot last year — and we shared a lot of it with you. Here’s the complete collection of everything we explained, defined, spelled out and broke down in 2012.

The Most Important Laptops Of 2012

2012 was a big year for laptops. Windows 8 came along with its touch-centric worldview, Intel kept plugging away on its ultrabook crusade, and Apple finally started pumping out Retina MacBooks. Here’s our list of the most important machines of the year.

The 10 Most Important Cameras Of 2012

This was a banner year for photo gear. We saw some of the most-anticipated camera refreshes in years (a new 5D, finally!) not to mention some groundbreaking technologies (that weird little Lytro!). Here’s a rundown of the year’s 10 hottest cameras.

The Most Important Tablets Of 2012

The tablet market went through some huge changes in 2012. Apple finally introduced a (somewhat) more affordable iPad. Microsoft released Windows 8 and launched its own hardware. And, for the first time, every major player had a tablet that was actually, you know, good.

The Most Important Phones Of 2012

The smartphone market of 2012 has seen some heated competition. The usual contenders all released solid hardware. But the dynamic between them changed, too — Windows Phone arrived as a serious third OS option, and 2012 ended with exciting new models of iPhone and Android devices. Here’s a look at the best new products people put in their pockets this year.

Not Even Space Shuttles Can Withstand Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy damaged the Enterprise’s tail. According to a report by, the shelter protecting the shuttle has collapsed, leaving the Enterprise exposed to the elements. [Space]

7 Tools To Help You Survive A Natural Disaster

Here are seven tools to help you survive a natural disaster. Even if it’s not a massive hurricane you have to deal with, there are some essential tools we should all have in case of an emergency.