Smart Home & Gadgets
Five years ago, I threw away a hard drive. An utterly generic 250GB portable hard drive, already a few years old, with a couple of dings and scratches in its shell and with the beginnings of an audible click that would have eventually killed it.
It had a data file containing 1400 Bitcoin on it. No big deal, at the time.
Today, those few kilobytes are worth more than four million dollars.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our roundup of the shiniest toys currently threatening that pile of money you have in your back account. This week we have an incredibly detailed Wolverine figure, Spider-Man: Homecoming's weirdest new Spider-tech made robo-flesh, and some unique DC comics statuettes. Hide your wallets!
"Have you met Jacob?" It's the first question they ask me, inside a small meeting room, deep in the heart of Facebook's Menlo Park campus, where keyboard fans from across the Bay Area have braved the rain to show off their boutique builds. Many of them have spent thousands of dollars on their board collections, with custom switches and keycaps.
Google Calendar isn't just for remembering your appointments and meetings, it has a far more productive feature built into it, one that helps you set goals and work toward them over time. Whether you want to start working out more often or need to finish the David Foster Wallace novel, here's how Google Calendar can help.
Video: Everybody flipped out last year when LEGO Technic released a gorgeous Porsche 911 GT3 RS. But who would have guessed that an even more beautiful spectacle would be watching the 2700-piece work of art participate in a crash test.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has repurposed mobile phone tracking technology typically used in criminal investigations to track down at least one immigrant for deportation, The Detroit News revealed last week. ICE's controversial use of the surveillance technology has caught the eye of US Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who is now demanding answers from ICE about its use of cell-site simulators, colloquially known as "Stingrays".
Humanity could really use a win right now, and the latest test comes out of China, where a teenager named Ke Jie — the world's best player of the ancient game Go — is taking on Google's ultra powerful AlphaGo computer program. Unfortunately for us humans, it's not looking great so far.
Let's have a bit of fun and compare my bathroom to the one on a Boeing Business Jet, which the company has been showing off at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, or EBACE, in Geneva to make us all feel bad about ourselves.